Hotel Piet Hein
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... muffin - that was a mistake as there version of iced coffee is just like iced tea made on water and ice, no milk or ice cream. To add insult to injury when we walked on further we discovered a marvellous bakery that's sold beautiful pasties, buns and pies for less than $2.00 a piece. A bargain and scrumptious - you guessed it, afternoon tea was collected and taken back to our hotel. Our taxi ride for about 5km was $5.80. Another ...
... to the centre. The tram system in some parts of Amsterdam is pretty unique, the trams run along the centre of the road, on a very narrow raised area which is shared with buses. The two whizz past each other, around tight twists and bends with only inches between. There are also bikes. A lot of bikes, mostly elegantly designed town bikes which seem to make almost anyone ...
... Ok but they were very commercial. I enjoyed the flower market more.
After having a bit of time to wander in town and get a bite of lunch it was out into the country to a dairy farm. Unique in that they were bio friendly and had an aerobic decomposer of waste, theirs and waste from other places as well (we saw orange pulp from a juice factory and onions and chicken shed poo), which converted to gas ...
... only thing that calmed me down was to head out side and that was freezing up there! But beautiful views all around of the English Chanel. We then headed back to our beaver bus and we were on our way to Amsterdam for the night. I learnt who my room mates were for the rest of the tour, became great friends with one girl and the other I ended up not being bothered with. From the hotel we went out for our lovely cruise on the canals of ...
... trained on how to tell a fake from the real deal. The museum contained a lot of nice pieces from over the years including the plates made for the royal family commemorating weddings and births and such. We had a coffee and tea at the museum cafe (like true Europeans) and admired the courtyard in the middle of the museum. Be sure to look at the pictures for that one. The other difference this factory had from the other two (don't forget Meissen!) is the fact that we were allowed ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Piet Hein Amsterdam
Just returned from a 5 day stint at the Hotel Piet Hein and I am anxious to return -- not only to Amsterdam but to the hotel itself. I enjoyed a most pleasant stay and thoroughly enjoyed the hotel's facilities, not to mention its location (across the street from Vondel park, a stone's throw from Museumplein and Leidseplein, and a short walk to Rembrandtplein). The accommodations were clean, modern, fashionable and quite comfortable, both physically and psychologically. The rooms are quintessential European (ie -- small), but such is life. They are utterly functional and come complete with all that you need. The complimentary breakfast each morning is a real treat (again, typically European but delicious!). The lobby is replete with flat screen monitors for web access, an array of white leather sofas for lounging and relaxing, a large bay window for viewing Vondel Park across the street, a bar with a most congenial bartender, Martin, a 42" flat screen monitor on the wall for watching television and plenty of reading material.
My boyfriend and I enjoyed a 4 night stay at the Hotel Piet Hein and neither of us could fault anything about the hotel. The staff were all very friendly and approachable and the rooms were exceptionally clean and well maintained. There were always fresh, clean towels in the bathroom when we arrived back in the evening and housekeeping kept the room looking spotless! The size of both the room and the en-suite was surprising; both were more than adiquate for two adults with plenty of baggage.
I stayed here in June 2004 as my base for a business conference and found the hotel to be more than acceptable. Whilst it was never a real quality hotel, I found it to be clean, quiet and good value for money when compared to other Amsterdam hotels.
I unfortunately only had the pleasure to stay there one night. After a long transatlantic flight, it was great to stay in a quiet hotel, in a quiet area just across the street from the park. It was very easy to find and the staff was so pleasant and eager to help. As much as I love the action of the city, it's nice to have a quiet place to place your weary head at the end of the day. I would not stay anywhere else!
My wife and I recently stayed at the Piet Hein for two nights and had an excellent time. A tram station is just a couple of blocks away making the city centre just minutes away. Many of the best museums are also just a couple of blocks away. The neighborhood seemed very safe even at night. I recommend sitting on a bench in Vondelpark (Across the street) and watching the interesting people walk by.
The Hotel Piet Hein, seems to have been recently redone. Fresh bathrooms, good sized, everything clean and bright. Rooms while small were what I have come to expect of European Hotels. Always be prepared that a single is indeed a single. (Twin bed)
I am 6'3 and had no problem with the extra long bed. Room was again not that big but the bright window at the end of the room made for a pleast experience.
Staff was effective, and Multilingual. In Fact spoke far better English than the hotels that I have been to in The UK. Breakfast was sufficient to get your day started with.
Close to the Major Museums.. and the Tram lines.
Americans with a Starbucks Caffiene habit be forewarned. None to be found in Amsterdam.
Hotel Piet Hein, is an excellent buy.
Very Pleased With this Hotel - Would Come Here Again!
My family and I were searching for a reasonably priced hotel in Amsterdam where all four of us could be in one room. We looked at Piet Hein's website and decided to take a gamble.
What a pleasure! Great location - across from Vondelpark, five minute walk to the museums and Leidseplein, around the corner from PC Hoofstraat, immaculate throughout, affable staff, nice hearty (free!) breakfast.
If you're looking for quiet, quality, and quaint, this is the place. We would visit here again in a heartbeat!
Definatly would make a return visit
easily accessible by tramfrom central station. Friendy, comfortable, good breakfast, definatly would return