Hotel Piet Hein
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... game, we hopped over to the Ann Frank House. Usually, it has an epic long line, but not at 8 pm. Around 10 pm, with the sky still bright, we went for ice cream. And got caught in our third downpour in as many countries! Sadly, Tasha, the silk shawl was not accessible (but, it is the one thing - along with toothbrush and underwear - that I do take everywhere. So many ...
... for a demonstration in cheese making and ended the tour with a boat ride across the lake to a small factory situated in a fishing village where we were shown how traditional wooden clogs made. On the trip by bus back to town we were interested to learn that all of Amsterdam is built on reclaimed land resulting in a canal system that is all linked and joins into the lake that is kept at a controlled level by the 32 ...
... style of shoe. I then got picked out as the recipient of a handful of sawdust, and was told to treasure the gift of a Dutchman as they are very rare. No need to tell me, pal, I'm pretty familiar with that one. There were some bits of info about clogs that was new, ie. the minor differences in regional style and use, oldest clog found dates from the late 13th century, those with detailed carvings were presented in the hope of marriage (aka Dutch wooden equivalent of ...
Today is our second day in Amsterdam. We had breakfast and them met up to go on the Hop-on Hop-off bus. We first took a whole tour on the bus. Then, we went back to the hotel and prayed. Then, we just rested. After our rest, we went on the bus and stopped at the zoo. We went in and saw some camels. Then, we went into the Reptile house. There were many reptiles there. ...
When you tell your friends you're heading on a trip to Amsterdam, most of the time you will get a chorus of "Ooooooh what happens in Amsterdam, stays in Amsterdam!" or the classic "Do do anything I wouldn't do." This is all because this city of beauty, history and Dutch symbolic Dykes and windmills, also has a reputation that precedes it of experimentation.
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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