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... for me - really just something else to see all of the girls standing in windows knocking at people and being naughty! Also everywhere smelled like a big joint and people are just so casual about it.. riding bikes and going about business with doobies in their mouths. We hopped around the district a bitm had a few drinks and then had to go get on a river boat cruise thing we booked. It was 2.5 hours long and you had a fancy meal while touring around. There were quite a few people and ...
... priced ham sandwich in exchange for using the museums excellent free WiFi as I have learned that just because there is WiFi does not mean it is good.
In my original plan following the van Gogh museum I would check out the art work at the Riijks museum. This plan fell through when looking into the museum lobby, imagining another few hours getting my museum saunter on , my lower back and feet started aching in anticipation. Perhaps I will check it out ...
... phones or talking to the other girls working in the windows next to theirs.If they weren't doing that, then they were trying to get Matt's or any other man's attention by tapping on the glass and winking. Emma and I even had some male club promoters trying to come into a male strip club. No thanks.
We continued wandering around, taking in the environment, and found a few bars to check out. After a few drinks, we decided to call it a night and get ...
Good morning Amsterdam! Today we awoke at 9am, had a little youth hostel breakfast with consisted of jam on bread, an apple and an orange for me and this with a couple of slices of meat and cheese for Paul. We then used the net to find ourselves some accommodation for the next 2 nights until Elle arrives... We have been using booking.com for most of our bookings. It's pretty easy and very similar prices to youth hostels. We have found that hostels are good when ...
... I casually say to Sam and the others, "why are all these sauces named after dinosaurs?" At the time I thought this was a fair comment. On the tram ride home it soon hit me what I had said. It was then the giggles occurred for a good 5-10 minutes. I have never laughed for so long in my life. A very entertaining evening. I would just like to add that this was a once off because of where we were and I will not be making this a ...
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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!
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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.