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I was told before I left home that Amsterdam is the internet capital of the world - it is a pity that PC owners don't keep their equipment up to date. This PC is the crappiest I have ever used and therefore this entry is going to be short and sweet. Not only that but the hotel has taped up all USB ports so I cannot download any photos. Anyway, end …
Acordei cedo e resolvi pegar um taxi para Gare du Nord por conta do excesso de bagagem e o sufoco para subir e descer as escadas das estações de metrô. Cheguei super cedo e tomei um café por lá. Peguei o trem para Amsterdam e já no caminho vi o que me esperava por lá: muyito frio!! Plea janela do trem vi paisagens com neve salpicada.
Por conta do frio e do pouco tempo que tínhamos, optamos por comprar um pacote de sightseeing de Amsetrdam com um boat tour a fim de conhecermos os principais pontos da cidade, porém as coisas não saíram bem como esperávamos.
Como não tinha o passio que compramos, nos colcaram em um ônibus Hop on - Hop off, o que nos fez perder muito tempo e nã …
Após o café saí para umas comprinhas, inclusive uma mala nova! Depois me encontrei com a Fabiana no hotel dela, próximo ao Vondelpark e voltamos pelo parque para o meu hotel pois ás 12:00 o pessoal da empresa de turismo nos pegaria para o passeio pelo interior de Amsterdam (Volendam, Marken e Moinhos de Vento em Zaanse Schans).
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All of the kids here are absolutely gorgeous. I know it's a generalization, but they all seem to be these beautiful little blond children that bear a stunning resemblance to cherubs.
Coming to Amsterdam, I was ready for the people to be slimmer and healthier due to the constant biking everywhere. That being said, I am still amazed by how few obese people there are here. It's not even that there are a lot back ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Prinsen Hotel Amsterdam
Best of Both Worlds
I've stayed here a couple of times and plan on staying again soon. Great location, 1 block from the Leidseplein on a quite street along a beautiful park. Within walking distance to most major museums and plenty of other attractions. The hotel staff were friendly and very helpful. The hotel is a half block from airport shuttle service, which is very convient too.
Small but beautifully formed
Having been over to Amsterdam to run in the Amsterdam marathon ,I picked the hotel Prinsen off the internet .I could not have been more pleased ,the Hotel is a nice walk into the city centre and an equally nice walk to the park in the other direction,The hotel was clean, tidy,and the staff were pleasent with a range of languages that leave all other european nations in the shade,if I have to be negative about any aspect of the hotel it would have to be the cosy size of the rooms. however they were fine for one person on their own.The only other point was that I was asked to pay the evening before I left ,the impression being that I might skip in the morning, however this in no way would effect my opinion of the hotel, as I was looking a bit untidy and I would certainly stay there again.
Quiet but close
The Prinsen is a quaint little hotel with the friendliest staff, spacious rooms, delightful garden, and out of this world breakfast. It is situated in a residential neighborhood yet everything is within walking distance. We have stayed there 4 or 5 times and will always stay there when we visit Amsterdam. There is no traffic noise, but you are just a block from the hustle and bustle that is Amsterdam. Prices are very reasonable.
Near yet so far!
I had occasion to visit this interesting city on my own and selected the Hotel Prinsen from a brochure. Suffice to say I was so impressed I returned with my family a few months later.
The Prinsen is ideally situated a short distance from the lively Leidesplein. Do not be fooled though the Hotel is in an extremely quiet street. Turn left instead of right (to the Leidesplein) and you are a couple of minutes walk from the Vondepark; a pleasure to stroll through on a hot summer's night.
The Hotel is 3 star and has friendly staff with clean and comfortable rooms.
The breakfast room is particularly pleasant overlooking gardens to the rear.
If you have never visited Amsterdam you will find it has something for everyone. The tram system is excellent, frequent and clean and reasonably priced. All transportation stems from the Central rail station. It's hard to get lost once you learn where you are in relation to the main canal rings.
Clean, but really tiny rooms
OK, I know that we big Americans are used to expansive hotel rooms, but this place has really tiny rooms. The entire bathroom fit in about 30 square feet, and the hallways are like a rabbit warren. However, the hotel is clean, relatively affordable, and we were treated well. There is relatively good tram service to the Rai Center and the Central Station, and it's a long, but pleasant walk to the city center (which we did on two nights, and while rainy, it was reasonable.)
When staying in Amsterdam, I think you have to decide whether you want to be in the center of the action (Dam Square or near Central Station), or near the Rai (for shows and conventions), or in between. The Prinsen is in-between, and as a result is a tram ride to everywhere except the Museum area (which I did not visit.)
Don't stay here
This was by far the worst hotel experience of our lives (and we are very well travelled). Not only did we have items stolen from our hotel room but the hotel staff refused to accept any responsibiliy and were rude and agressive when we suggested reporting it to the police. The hotel was very average before all this happened and was expensive for what it was. I strongly reccomend you make this your last choice.
Very relaxing weekend break at the Prinsen
Four of us, (two couples), stayed at this hotel for an autumn weekend break in Amsterdam - our first visit to the city and to Holland.
The hotel is located very conveniently for the museums, canals and many varied pubs and restaurants and the beautiful and extensive Vondel Park. The central shops, etc. were a little further afield but within walking distance and travel via low cost canal boat and/or tram was easy with nearby tramstops and boat stations.
The five storey hotel was clean and comfortable with a small bar and an ample size lift to the rooms. The rooms although not large were well decorated and equipped and entirely adequate considering the price. Continental breakfast in the small dining area was a very friendly affair.
Staff were friendly and helpful going out of their way to provide information, organise taxis and assist regarding luggage storing arrangements.
In all it was a great weekend and we will definitely be returning to Amsterdam and to the Hotel Prinsen to continue our exploration of the city.
Very nice, small hotel off the beaten track.
This is a nice, small hotel in the museum district. Not on a main street, so it's less noisy than other locations might be. The staff was very accomodating. The rooms are very small, but neat, clean and newly renovated. We were very lucky to get one of the two rooms with a balcony overlooking the terrace.
Was booked at another hotel nearby, but the owners there transferred our booking without prior notification. On arrival were told price had gone up 30% even though price agreed, and receptionist unhelpful and rude. Smallest room ever and could hear all other guests. Didn't stay for second night (though had paid up front)
Clean hotel - rather unfriendly staff rooms very small long walk to city centre - however great location for leidseplien