Conscious Hotel Museum Square
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Thanks Pat for driving us to the ferry. The ferry was full of foot passengers going to the Nickelback concert, so we decided to have lunch at Troll's restaurant and take the next bus so we would not become strap hangers!
We met an older gentleman on the bus who we told that we were off to Spain. He is retired and a widower and simply …
... a solemn, moving experience and I’m grateful for the chance to see it. After that, we bought supermarket snackies for €3 and ate them by some stupid pigeons. (Side note: Pigeons are Satan’s messenger birds. Beware.) Matt insisted that we walk through the Red Light District after lunch/snackies. This was an odd spectacle. Prostitutes were standing in every other window and it’s totally legal. Interesting cultural experience nonetheless, I suppose. ...
... can find it. Theatre shows, peep shows, condomeries, toys and more. Theres hundreds of women in the windows, lit up with red lights, some beckoning, smiling, staring, banging on the glass with fury, thin, heavy, dressed in leather, police outfits, school girls, and more. Theres also blue lights on some windows, if you re a fan of transgendered folk.Exhausted and amused, we headed back to the train station to catch the 10.53 bound for Neijmeigen. A huge, but memorable day, ah ...
... they used as an entrance to their hidden area. Excerpts from the most famous diary in the world are plastered on the walls, and the original diary is showcased in one of the final rooms. I think the most powerful thing I saw in there was a 1960s interview with Otto Frank, Anne's father and the only person from the house who survived the war, reflecting on what he learned from reading his daughter's diary. He concluded that you never really know people, even your own ...
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands Day Two
Monday June 17, 2013
A slow-ish morning began our second day in The Netherlands, but we were well rested from the last night in Paris and our walking tour of Amsterdam! The humidity was outrageous! My hair didn't stand a chance. It was a very hot and humid day. Considering we bought jeans just yesterday, this change in weather was not expected! Apparently there is a serious heat wave ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Conscious Hotel Museum Square Amsterdam
I stayed here last month and it was absolutely fantastic. This hotel is located in a great neighborhood in the center of Amsterdam. Close to bars, musea and concert hall. Nice staff, clean rooms and a reasonable price.
I'll be back!
A great place to stay, perfect location to visite all the important museums. Big rooms, very nice staff and a lovely breakfast.
Thank you for your hospitality,
Simon Haft, Denver
Very nice and clean hotel
Nice big and clean rooms and a lovely staff. Looking forward to visit them again in June
Great rooms and great staff!
Very nice hotel with great rooms and a very helpfull staff. Situated in a very clean and safe neighbourhood! We enjoyed our stay very much.
I stayed at this Hotel in September 2005, and had a good time! Very clean, though the interior is a little tired. Generally I really enjoyed it.
This Hotel is in an excallant location for the Museums (obviously), the 'posh' shops and some lovely places to eat. Our room was huge and clean, but a little tired decor wise. Breakfast was pretty simple but good and the staff were very helpful. It benefits from a shuttle bus to and from the airport and is only a short distance from the nearest tram line. We stayed here as part of a package deal so felt that the standard of the hotel was in keeping with the price of the holiday. Book this hotel is you want a good place to sleep, but not if you want something a little more special.
Great location, standard hotel
I don't think this is the same hotel as the AMS Lairesse, as posted on the site. I am reviewing the Museum Square Hotel, same address as the site though. Only one building... very close to both the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum, plus lots of restaurants nearby. Hotel is in a very quiet, residential area. Small staff, but got the job done. The breakfast array is great, with four cereals, breads, meats, cheese, spreads, eggs, coffee, tea, juices. Beds have wonderful comforters. Bathroom in my room was pretty big, shower on the small side (hard to share). Nice view over the Amsterdam suburbs. A bit of a walk from Centraal Station, but worth it. Spent around 95 Euro a night, breakfast included.
Spent 3 nights at this hotel in August 2004. We were put in the building two doors down from the main building. Pros: A few of us were upgraded to the deluxe room - extremely hip, modern, stylish, comfortable, roomy, and the spacious, multi-piece bathroom was a highlight. The regular rooms were plain and were a far cry from the deluxe rooms. Safety boxes in the rooms a bonus.
Plain yet funky
I enjoyed my stay at this hotel yet sensed that you need to be careful about what room you are placed in. I was placed out of the main hotel, down the street 2 doors to an adjoining building. I had a nice room right over the street, but late in the evening the halls, and tiny, industrial elevator seemed very remote. I would have felt better staying in the main hotel. Rooms were tiny and bath/shower even smaller. Overall clean, but the section I was in showed wear. Close to concert hall and museums, it was a convenient location quieter than any "in-town" property.