New West Inn Amsterdam
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... and markets
We enjoyed walking along Albert Cuypstraat market, sampling the little Dutch pancakes and other goodies. We opted against the traditional herring - just did not appeal! Other delicacies we tried of course were the bitterballen (deep fried gooey balls of awesomeness), a great snack washed down with beer at a brown bar. Thanks to LP, we found a great croquette place just off Rembrandtplein called Van Dobben which lived up to its name of having ...
... yes Amsterdam is a remarkable, unique, place. After a several hour bike tour of the city, I locked my bike up and wandered a bit. Unfortunately, the streets all look very similar and it took me several hours of wandering (and enjoying the sites) to find it. When I did, I returned to the campgrounds just north of the city, which was good and saved $$. Now, I'm on to other parts of the Netherlands and to Belgium and ...
... is perfect. There are canals to stop them moving around.
So the bike ride was first, we rode to the highest place in Edam and the saw the biggest dyke in the Netherlands. Edam is below sea level and is man-made land. This was done through building walls into the ocean and then pumping the water out. The dijks (pronounced dyke) are the canals through the city.
Then on to the cheese and clog factory. ...
... not because I was not allowed Mum said. I still want to tell you what they were but Mum is stopping me!
One museum starts with Se .....
There is a big building that is called the house of 1000 windows, it is now owned by a hotel.
We also seen the skinny bridge which can be lifted up, behind it there is a hotel that costs between 3000 and 5000 Euro a night. WOW we did not stay there, never ...
... were mostly cut and sold so there was a lot of information and displays of crowns, royal jewelery and other rare types of diamonds on display. The item saved for the finale was however the best. A dark room covered in mirrors with small screens playing various famous and songs movies pertaining to diamonds would flick up in alternating and sitting in the middle rotating in a glass cabernate was a replica of a diamond encrusted skull, this ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews New West Inn Amsterdam
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!