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... place. Got in at about 9pm and it was raining but still warm. Found our hostel and the place is so cool! Pool table and just the vibes in the place are awesome! We went for a walk and got a burger for dinner which was amazing but so expensive! Then we just walked the streets and found the red like district. It's very interesting. And we even went to a sex show. Wow I thought Thailand was intense. But hey you gotta see it once. Can't wait for tomorrow ...
... Pearl Jam
I've saved the best for last! I could write a whole blog just on Pearl Jam, but I won't put anyone through that!! Our seats at the ziggodome were amazing!! Far better than we've ever had in Sydney where I've been first in queue lining up from 5am for tickets. How does that work??!! We were front row centre! Of course there was a small sea of people below us, but for the reserved seating, it couldn't get much better than this! You could almost read the ...
... were really fresh and delicious. They were busy but in no hurry to rush anyone along...must be the Dutch way?! So, we were there awhile. After dinner Al wanted to see the red light district - really you must see it to believe it. In the daylight it is one thing but at night it is Mardi Gras on steroids - every night!! The women in the windows - a guy peeing in the canal for all to ...
... and very casual, and didn't seem like a seedy area at all, it just felt very normal, which for here, I suppose it is! After that we jumped on a tram and headed back to the hostel, where we sorted our travel for the next day and printed our tickets. Then we headed down to a coffeeshop called Coffeeshop Little where we did our Eurotube video and had a little space cake, which did nothing for me. Probably didn't have enough of it! After that we just headed back to the hostel and went to ...
... was keen on getting some good Chinese food for dinner and the barmen kindlhy recommended a restaurant that he had been going to for 30 years - that sold Dad - and we headed for it. The food was great and we ate every bit of it. We then walked back to our apartment to get a good night sleep as we planned to take a train trip to the coast the next day, also upon recommendation of the barmen. So, on Friday, off to a late start at 11, we walked to the train station to get the train to ...
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Very good hotel
Visiting with friends and booked 2 rooms for 3 nights for 250 euros/room including breakfast. Enjoyable stay. Very clean with good size rooms and excellent furnishings. Breakfast adequate with cold meats, cheese, cereals, eggs etc . Arrived about 10.30 am and the hotel checked us in straight away which was very helpful considering the time we set off. Not the easiest hotel to find. Was well hidden by trees. If travelling from Schipol get off at "station lelyaan" and catch "osdorp" tram 17 to "hoekenes". As you get off the tram there is a canal facing you. To the left of the canal is a path. To the right is a street. If daytime walk down path for about 200m,turn left at the end and take 1st right. Hotel on right. If night and because path is quite dark walk down the street and turn left at bottom. Was plesently surprised to find shops and restaurants close by. Some reviews had failed to mention this. Very good value italian restaurant in shopping parade about 200m from hotel together with a spar supermarket etc. Journey from hotel to Amsterdam centre by tram is easy and takes between 20-30 mins max. Would stay at this hotel again. Enjoy Amsterdam, we did.
Nice hotel to stay
I booked this hotel after reading the reviews from trip advisor. I found the hotel right as was written in the reviews.
Pluses: Nice clean hotel, quite residential area; large room; friendly staff, easily approachable by tram 17 (to Osdorp and getting down at Hoekenes) from central statio.
Negs: No room service for anything; breakfast not included in the package; 30-35 min tram ride from central station (but worth going).
If one has enough time in amsterdam and does not want to stay in the busy area of city centre, worth trying this hotel.
I was in Amsterdam at the end of July. We stayed at the Tulip Inn City West. It was a great place. After the small rooms in Paris and London, the vastness of the rooms at the Tulip Inn were greatly appreciated. The staff was friendly, and the rooms were clean. The buffet was wonderful as well. It is kind of far from the main attractions of Amsterdam, however the scenery from the tram rides were worth it. Hint: if you take a cab back to the hotel, have a map handy. Not all the cabbies knew where it was.
this hotel is the creme de la creme it will be hard to beat and is well worth the 20 min tram ride to city centre
A little out of the way, but very nice
We stayed at the hotel from 24 Sept to 27 Sept. We got a Sept discount with the room (double room) for 69 Euros a night, including the buffet breakfast, which was a great deal. The room was large and comfortable, the staff was helpful and well versed in english, and the buffet was good. The only downside was the distance to city centre (about 35 min by tram to Dam Square). We took Tram 17, and it's about a 10 min walk to the nearest tram stop... not great if you come in with luggage via the tram. The walk to the tram stop can be a bit scary at night if you walk through the park... avoid it and walk along the street on the other side of the canal.
Overall, we were very happy with the hotel. We didn't mind the time and distance from the city centre, and the comfort the hotel offered generally made it worth the inconvenience.
Good choice for an inexpensive non centre hotel
Stopped for a late booking business trip here. Hotel was a bit intimidating as you arrive (looks like another one of the sorrounding blocks of flats) but once you get in it starts to look like a decent hotel. The room was very BIG for the money - clean, 2tv's, AC, deep bath, double bed, room service etc.
Restaurant was a bit flaky - lots of tourist coaches at the hotel and the tourists arrive in the restaurant in waves, swamping the buffet section. The menu section wasn't that good - you'll get better food, value and service going out.
Hotel is some way out from town, but I would recommend it (especially after staying at the Slotania the week before).
Desk clerk with attitude
We stayed in this Hotel on the last weekend of June 2004. The Hotel is OK for a 3 star rating and quite well located if you arrive by car or coach. However it is too far away from the city centre. It takes about 30-35 minutes by tram (line 17) depending on the time of the day. The other problem is that due to being so far away from Central Station (only one stop before the last) the Hotel location does not appear on the city maps, and is nowhere in sight when you alight from the tram, assuming you know where to get off. Also it is not located in a neighbourhood I would walk alone after sunset, and I am not thinking of vampires. Also there are no restaurants in the neighbourhood forcing you to eat whatever the Hotelīs kitchen offers (not much).
We also had the misfortune of being received at our arrival by a woman with bad manners, antagonistic, bordering on belicose. Fortunately the other staff we came across were quite the opposite. In conclusion: too far away from Central and located in a bad area, sort of Fort Apache the Bronx, if you know what I mean.
I stayed here in February this year, a lovely hotel which takes about 20 minutes by tram to central. There are bus and tram stops nearby which is handy. The hotel room was so clean and tidy and modern, it was really cozy, I will be staying there again. The staff are really helpful and there is a bar open until late. 10 out of 10!!!
Quiet location & big breakfast!
Spent a long week end visiting Amsterdam. As we were arriving on Queens Day accommodation was in short supply. Located in a residential area and took approx. 15-20 minutes on tram to Centraal Station. Main line station also close by. Took train back to Airport. Staff very friendly, room was excellent. Hot and cold buffet breakfast was brilliant, eat as much as you could manage. Would return to this hotel even though it was outside city centre.
Hotel Super, Resturant for dinner SORRY!
We went to Amsterdam and stayed at the Tulip Inn, Amsterdam West last month. This is on the outskirts of Amsterdam Center, and well worth the short drive, or tram ride. The rooms are very, very, clean and have lots of extras. The desk clerks always go over and above their jobs. They take the time to show you where you want to go or just take the time to chat with you. VERY FRIENDLY! This was our second stay their and this year a bottle of wine and 2 glasses were delivered to our room with a "Welcome Back Note", Which I thought was really super! We had only 1 problem while there this year. The staff in the dining room for supper. He was TERRIBLE! He had No COOTH. He was training a new waitress and was yelling at her very loudly in the dining room, so loud that she was almost in tears. Luckily it was in Dutch so I could not understand what he was saying to her. The food was HORRIBLE! We arrived at 8:30 PM for supper, ordered steaks, 2 different kinds. Well at 9:15PM the waiter brought out the wrong steak for my husband and mine was still mooing. (RAW) TOO BLOODY!! So we called him to our table and he said, " Oh i am sorry, Sorry it took so long and was wrong. This will be on the house and I will bring you 2 more cokes on the house also." Well at 10:00PM, they started cleaning the tables off and setting them up for breakfast and we still had NO FOOD! We started to leave and he brought our food. Mine now was so well done I could not eat it. I ordered it to be med. rare. Not still mooing and not burnt. My husbands was good. Well I did not eat any of my food, the waiter did NOT come to the table anymore after delivering our food until we started to leave. He said, " Was there a problem?" I explained to him about my food. We started to leave and the waiter brings us a bill with a WHOLE $5.00 taken off!! This was suppose to be "on the house" and instead he says he give us a discount of $5.00. We are talking about a $80.00 bill and he gives us a $5.00 discount. We tr and he said he was not going to do this and then a bar tender comes to us and says, " You have to pay this" Well we paid for this "SLOP", but did complain to the desk clerks who had been so nice and one of them TRIED to get it worked out and all that was said to her was, " They had to pay this and that was that" Well when I got home I emailed the manager and finally got a letter back from her saying next time we come that dinner will be "ON THE HOUSE" I guess she tried! Breakfast is excellant there. The staff is GREAT for breakfast. Very "on the ball" So if you like a good clean hotel, with all the extras and a very good staff up front I would HIGHLY recommend this hotel!