Travel Blogs from Amsterdam
Went to Rijks Museum today - incredible building with fabulous paintings, china, silverware, glassware and pottery. There was an extremely large que to get into the museum. I should have put Barry in a wheelchair then we could have gone straight in. It was certainly worth visiting.
The wonderful part of this museum is the grounds with …
Finally arrived in Amsterdam. It was a long flight and the city was very dirty after the loclas spent a long night of celebrating the Queen's birthday. It was quickly cleaned up.
... it soon! That museum was definitely a must-see. I also had the pleasure of hearing a cellist in the park perform Bach’s first unaccompanied cello suite. I gave him a euro which he hopefully used for supermarket snackies and not drugs. Essentially, we trolled around, sat by the canal, explored a couple parks, took pictures of some monuments, and just enjoyed the beauty of Amsterdam. I also want to share the fact that I witnessed an elderly couple holding hands ...
I have had many friends that have been to Amsterdam. They all say that it is an amazing place, so I had very high expectations for the city. Arriving in the here did the my breath away. It is unbelievably beautiful: the way the canals shape the city and it has the most amazing architecture. I love how all the buildings slope inwards towards the top to enable things to be winched up without bumping into the side ...
... Lanskroom sinds (in business since) 1908! We had a traditional Dutch-made breakfast snack named Koning Stroopwaffles, these were made with honey. To accompany the sweet stroopwaffles, fresh squeezed orange juice and strawberry ice cream over a fruit/yogurt mix. YUM! It was a scrumptious first impression of the popular stroopwaffle.
There was a portion of the day that required phone calls to Bank of America, ATM visits, Bank Searching, and ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews NH Caransa Amsterdam
Hotels always stick single people in the worst room. And this is what happened to me!
We Love Amsterdam
Myself and my Husband, visited Amsterdam for the first time together in Sept 2003, and checked into the NH Caransa. Although the room was small it was clean and tidy. We checked out the room service and had no complaint the Asparagus soup was delicious!!
The Reception staff were very helpful, as too the concierge. The location of this hotel was good there was plenty going on in the bars, cafes and Resturants around the Rembrantplein, although it was further than I thought from Dam Square and Centraal Station. I would return to this hotel again if I was wanting to stay in this area but I myself prefer Dam Square and Centraal Station areas.
Staff were very friendly and helpful and the hotel location was excellent for easy access to a lot of the main tourist sights. On checking in we were offered a quiet room at the back of the hotel or one which would be noisier but nicer. We opted for the latter and got a corner room which was large, bright and spotlessly clean. Two drawbacks - the room was like a sauna (heating was controlled centrally and could only be turned down to a certain level) which resulted in us having to keep all the windows fully open. The open windows meant that we did suffer from a lot of noise at night time but we were on the first floor so the noise may not be so bad if you take a front room on a higher floor.
Booked into this hotel for 3 nights on a B&B deal - and although it did have its weaknesses, on the whole an enjoyable stay.
Good value hotel
The hotel was situated in a great location and the hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. A bit noisy at night as we were wakened both nights by noisy crowds outside. Room could have been a bit warmer.
Just returned from a 2 day break in Amsterdam. Was allocated a very small non-smoking room to begin with which. Poor view of large water tank. Got allocated a different room which happened to be a smoking room which was much larger, brighter with a better view. Breakfast buffet is not worth 12 Euro. Also upon check out had to remonstrate with reception staff who accused me of not paying for breakfast. Make sure you keep all receipts! Hotel has quiet location but is within walking distance of most attractions. Tram stops directly outside front of hotel.
Lovely Hotel - great location
On my 3rd visit to Amsterdam recently stayed in the hotel Caransa, the room was huge and the little extras, towelling robes and a vast array of toiletries made it a little bit special. The bathroom was small but immaculate. The staff were lovely and the location was perfect. I would stay here again without a doubt. If there was a downside it would be the noise from the street below.
Perfect location, Good Service
I stayed at the Caransa for the first week in March, 2004. Friendly staff, medium-sized room, nice bathroom, large variety of satellite channels, located in the trendy Rembrandtplein area and at a good rate.
I visit Amsterdam a couple times a year and found that the Caransa is as nice or better than some of the more expensive hotels near Dam Square. I will stay here on my next trip.
Nice hotel, good location
We just stayed here for 2 nights just before the New Year. We got a great rate at 60 euro. We had a nice, clean room overlooking the Amstel River. Tons of cafes and restaurants literally outside the front door.
It's outside the red-light district, but the plaza it is in has a very active nightlife scene. Easy walking distance to may sites.
Excellent, friendly, suberb value
Just returned from here after a two night stay. Lovely hotel. Very clean and light. Rooms beautifully presented, good facilities and very comfortable. Staff very helpful. Substantial self service breakfast.
Trams to other squares stops outside. Go visit. JC.