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- Drycleaning onsite
- Non-smoking rooms
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- High-speed internet in room
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Monopole Amsterdam
Travel Blogs from Amsterdam
If Copenhagen is known for leading the charge for safe cycling infrastructure, then Amsterdam could be known as the place where cyclists are welcome, but more infrastructure is needed to cycle safely.
In every city that we visit, it takes a moment to get accustomed to the new rented bicycles.
Some are in better working order and more comfortable than others. But getting accustomed to a new bike is only one piece of ...
... Jimmee about beautiful cities. His vote was Stockholm if I remember correctly. Its vote is still out for me until I make it that far north, so at the time (and still so far) my vote was Amsterdam. I have to be honest; I questioned that decision a little on our first afternoon. After finding our hotel, waiting to check-in, finding some lunch, and finally checking in, we just wandered around the central part of the city. There are some canals, but a lot of cruise boats, a lot ...
... a noisy old 50cc suzuki. It looked like their daily outing.
As it was I took a few photos today of unusual bikes parked outside the local shops, just to give an idea of what sights can be seen everyday in Amsterdam.
Tomorrow night I fly onto Seville and go from 12 degree days to 35 degree days. That should be interesting. However I've got 10 days of clothing to wash and a bit of settling in to do before I can manage another blog so It might be a few ...
Travel requires such an interesting balancing act. As a foreigner you are told to walk confidently, look ahead like you have a purpose and destination in mind. Do not show that you are (completely) out of your element or you are sure to be taken for a ride.
But, as a foreigner, you are doing your best to exude this air of control all the while trying to read signs in a different language, check for moving vehicles that ...
... to pay between $3,000,000 to $16,000,000 Euros for a home along the canal! Yikes!
Amsterdam is the home of 881,000 bicycles! They are everywhere which means there are bike lanes everywhere so you need to watch out! The host of our canal tour told us to listen for the bells of the bicycles so we could avoid being run over by one! I really want to ride bicycles here so we think we will rent some at the park one day!