Travel Blogs from Amsterdam
Today was another first for all of us - riding a European high speed train! To prepare for the trip, we did A LOT of research beforehand to understand the ticket types, process and routes. Gigi purchased the tickets ahead of time in order to reserve seats. The kids were super excited to ride trains since it's not something they get to do ...
... and buy the tickets for the next sight, the Rijksmuseum. I wasn't in the mood to queue yet again today!
To be honest, the Van Gogh gallery didn't interest me that much. I think I went partly because it's one of the cities top sights, although I didn't really find his artwork that interesting. There was also a display for another artist, Felix Vallotton, and I thought his artwork was a lot better.
Before heading to the Rijksmuseum, I thought I should have lunch, ...
... layer is assumed to insulate the CO2 so it doesn't go flat. The message concluded with bagging the Brits who feel like the Dutch are being cheap when they pour - when it's a quality over qauntity thing (apparently). The next bit was slightly unexpected, a 4D ride where those on board become beer, which included sprays of water, heat lamps (for warming the wort), and then lots of jostling for the beer to be bottled and cased. An Experience indeed.
Next port ...
... one else in there. I hope the man flu isn't contagious. We finally arrived at our hotel. The weather in Bruges is pretty horrible. We were liked drowned rats when we found the hotel, note to self never take a google map on paper into the rain it doesn't end well. The hotel is nice and we have just been for dinner at De Poulin Kipkroeg. We had local Belgium beer and chicken. My beer was quite sweet and Eli's was similar but bitter. In conclusion, Amsterdam is ...
... It was a cool tour, especially for a brewery. You could get your own label on a Heineken bottle, they had a simulator room where you were turned into a beer, we got to try a free beer right from the tap, it was great fun! After our tour there we got a free ticket to catch the Heineken boat down the canal back to the city centre, Dam. There were a couple of funny guys on the boat from Israel, they reminded me of the israel version of Hamish and ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Luxer Amsterdam
Stayed here in June for 3 nights and the only downside was having to move on to another hotel as it was fully booked for the weekend. Very friendly/warm staff who go out of their way to be helpful. Had a nice single room which was larger than I was expecting. Cable TV, very comfy single bed, modern bathroom, great natural light due to window (shame the view was somewhat restricted), electronic key card for room. Room was cleaned every day and you can come and go as you please as always have someone at the desk (at night they buzz you in, as the entrance as an electronic lock). Lovely breakfast (breads, cold meats, cheese, etc) great location, less than 5 mins from Centraal Station with everything you could want foot steps away. Would definantly recommend for single, couples, groups, but maybe not for people with children.
In A Grungy Part
Hotel right in the red light area - not close by as advertised. Dangerous and dirty area. At night it is dark and noisy and somehwat scary. Drunks and druggies everywhere. My daughter and I did not feel safe - at any time night or day. The hotel front door was locked at 7pm until 8am. Staff were indifferent. Took 20 minutes for anyone to decide to register us. Breakfast area just part of the main lobby corridor with lots of traffic, suitcases, etc. Rooms OK, decent size, clean. Nice bathroom.
Ok place to stay...
I stayed at Hotel Luxer in May 2004 after reading some great reviews about the place. The hotel is really central, but I wouldn't recommend staying here if you have children or are sensitive about being the midst of sex and 'coffee' shops. On the plus side, our room was clean, the breakfast was ok, and our room was quiet (although our view consisted of rubbish bins).
It's an ok place to stay, but there are better places in Amsterdam.
Stayed here for 4 nights in early May: absolutely brilliant! Friendly, helpful staff - available 24 hours a day. Excellent housekeeping - clean towels every day. Plentiful Dutch buffet breakfast - with attentive staff keeping supplies topped up. Rooms more than adequately sized - even if ours was nominally a single with a double-bed placed in it (only slight problem was the reading light was in prime position for my partner to hit his head on it!!).
I booked a three day weekend trip to Amsterdam (I was already in Germany for the month) and stayed at the Luxer Hotel based on the decent reviews given on this website. When we got there, we did not realize that Luxer is in the heart of what you could consider "drug street" as the locals call it. Locationwise, it may not be the safest feeling place, but there were definetely plenty of restaurants, bars and "coffeeshops" nearby and lots of tourists. It is close to the Central Train station and Dam Square, which is a plus. The hotel itself is quite cute, but housekeeping service was not reliable during my stay (every night we were cheated out of basic necessities - hand towels disappeared second night, and then the last night our bath mat was gone.) The complimentary breakfasts are nice, and rooms are quite towards the middle of the hotel (keep in mind there are bars all around the hotel). If I were to go back to Amsterdam, I would prefer to stay closer to either the museum district or the fameous Leidseplein district - more shopping and cafes nearby, less seedy area.
Great Friendly Hotel
Stayed in this hotel for 3 nights 20-23rd March 2004. The Hotel is on the outskirts of the Red Light district and is well placed for all major attractions. There were some great restaurants and friendly pubs nearby. The Hotel was clean and the bar is open 24 hours.The staff were very friendly and helpful. The room was clean, fresh towels provided daily and hot water always available. The breakfast was more than adequate and the bread/rolls were always fresh. Would definitely book to stay here again.
In the middle of it all..
This hotel is in walking distance to almost any activity you like. There were enough resturants and coffe houses, right outside the Luxer, to go every night and not visit one twice. The hotel was spotless and the staff very helpful. Rooms are normal european size with private bath, maid service daily, and cold breakfast buffet served until 11am. This hotel was a find, good price reserved in advance, lots of tourist activities, 5min. walk-Red Light District, canal cruises, Central Station, and a few museums, shopping etc...
We stayed at the Hotel Luxer, in March 2004 (Four Nights). Hotel is clean, quite, and has a great location, Just about everything in the hotel is new, including the lift, rooms are spotless, and towels are issued daily. Plenty of piping hot water in the bathroom. Hotel staff are friendly and courteous, Breakfast items were limited to Juice, Cereals, Bread, Cheese, Ham, Madera cake, Hard boiled eggs, Tea and Coffee, Everything was freshly prepared. We would defiantly recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a quality 3 star hotel, in Amsterdam.
We have rebooked for September.
Nice and centrally situated
It was small, nice, clean, quiet, and close to everything (train, shopping, red light, trams etc). Very much worth the money. We would stay there again. Not a wide selection of breakfast (if you're not into ham & cheese), but you get by...
My husband and I spent 6 fabulous nights in the Luxor hotel on Warmostraat in the Red Light District. After a horendous day of traveling back from the sweltering heat in Itlay, we checked into our newly remodeled "home" for the next week. The people were so friendly and helpful. The breakfast was quite a spread and everything was clean and neat. They have a full bar in the lobby and round the clock doorman. If you are on a budget this hotel is definitely within it! In a busy district we could easily close off the sounds of the street below and hide in our air conditioned room for a nap to prepare for the night ahead. We will most definitely stay at the Luxor again and we have passed our recomendations on to our friends already.