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... Amsterdam feature: 3 flights of super steep, narrow stairs! Randy and Gigi were sweaty messes after hauling our luggage up those suckers!
We settled in, then hit the neighborhood for dinner and then the grocery store for some essentials (water, milk, fruit, etc). The grocery store was an adventure in itself since everything was in Dutch! We got a kick out of some of the items we spotted - check out the pictures :)
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... got it back after the war. Nazis destroyed everything in their path. This has been a wonderful adventure for me. I am so blessed to see these countries. I recommend this trip to everyone. I did a lot of shopping (only for t shirts). This has been a wonderful beginning to my 40th birthday. I have crossed this trip off my bucket list which is almost completed. I can not believe we have been gone so long. I am starting to feel my age."We ...
... they don't really have room for a suburban fringe, which makes sense given how many live in such a small area. The immediate impression is water, water, everywhere. Small canals into medium canals into bigger canals, there were also several spots where livestock appeared to be stranded on islands, but they were looking plump and happy so can't have been bothered with the isolation.
The first stop was for windmills, which mushroomed in the 17th century. In ...
... on the iPad to play on the plane, we'd barely started when it was time to land! We got off the plane and headed for customs. Eli caused some serious drama when he declared he was staying 4 months, luckily For him, I was behind him and clarified we are traveling around not staying here in AMS... for a minute I actually thought he was getting deported!!! After all the drama, we had to stop in the station and get stroopwaffles, our first taste of ...
Today is our third day in Amsterdam. We had breakfast and then went out to the Hop-on Hop-off bus. Our first stop was an old windmill. It was very windy there and cold❄❄. We fed the ducks and then waited for the next Hop-on Hop-off bus. Our second stop was Gassan Diamonds. We had stickers put on us and then ...
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We stayed in the Retro room for 3 nights over a weekend. I confess the retro deco is looking a little tired, however, the room was clean and the shower lovely - a nice big shower head that now makes mine at home feel like a trickling stream!
I've been to Amsterdam many times, and found the location to be perfect; you really are in the heart of everything, but just far away enough for it not to be really noisy. The breakfast you get in the morning really sets you up for the day, with homemade jams, warm croissants, fresh bread, cheeses and coffee.
Overall, a good location, pleasant staff and a friendly cat.
Fabulous honeymoon 7-day getaway
This was our "home away from home" for 7 days on our honeymoon. The location was perfect. The owners were smart, kind, friendly and offered numerous suggestions to make our stay memorable - which it was. Rent a bike and bike to the countryside, purchase the museum pass, go to jazz clubs, linger at the various cafes, see the street performers on the square - just enjoy - we did.
We can't thank Papijn and Rachel for spoiling us as much as they did. Breakfast was fabulous - albeit we rarely showed up until 11:00 a.m. or later. We only hope they will tolerate us again. We certainly would not go anywhere else.
Just come back from a weekend stay at this hotel, lovely location, super breakfast, friendly people who run the property, very helpful on guiding the most spots in the area whether you want to relax to enjoying a few drinks in a spa nearby...
What a great place to stay. Hotel Misc. is more like a B&B than a hotel. I recently stayed there for three nights and had a great experience. I was with three other people and we got 2 rooms. Both rooms had canal views and a private bath. The rooms were in good condition and each had a safe available. Pepijn and Rachel were outstanding hosts. They answered any questions we had and prepared a wonderful breakfast of breads, jams, eggs, coffee, tea, juice, etc. The location of the hotel was great for us. We walked there from the train station in around 15 minutes. If you are a family, or don't want to be around the red light district, be warned that while this hotel is not in the red light district, it is very close. When I go back to Amsterdam, I will be staying at Hotel Misc. again!
My husband and I have traveled to Amsterdam for 8 yrs. straight. We've stayed at Hotel L'Europe, The American Hotel, NH Amsterdam Centre and Radisson SAS and on this latest trip we stayed at the College Hotel for 2 nights before checking in to Hotel Misc. I cite these hotels just so you have an idea of the standard we are using when rating the Hotel Misc.
Perfect, charming hotel...
I got back recently from a week-long stay at Hotel Misc and had a fantastic time. It's a great location, walking distance to everything, situated on a picturesque canal, my room was a very good size (and all the ones I saw looked very nice), and everything was very clean. The owners, Pepijn and Rachel, were fantastic -- friendly, suggested places to go, helped with directions, etc. And the breakfasts were a personal fave: very tasty & great, strong coffee. I highly recommend this unique hotel if you're looking for something with character, charm and at a reasonable price.
TLC and Perfect Location to Enjoy Amsterdam
Hotel MISC is a real find. It's just outside the Redlight District yet it's quiet and pictureesque. the best part are the proprietors, Racheal and Pepijne. They are probably the most friendly and generous hosts you will ever meet. They went out of their way to make our 4 days in Amsterdam absolutely perfect. The price makes this an incredible bargin!
Jo and Pepign went the extra mile for us more than once. We couldn't find a location, so Pepign walked us there. We couldn't find a jersey for our soccer fanatic son, not realizing the team was Amsterdam's biggest enemy. Pepign contacted a friend in the other town, who contacted the team and had a jersey custom made with the name and number of our son's favorite American player on the team.
Loved the Zosa
Loved it! Clean, spacious, stunning rooms