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Our record-breaking journey across the English channel was vindicated when we woke up Tuesday morning, fresh with excitement having arrived safely in Amsterdam the previous night. There always seems to be an air of excitement in this city, when I last visited in 2003 I had a great time so I had high expectations when we arrived at our hotel. We …
... some delicious things like Heineken! I'm sure I've had one before but something about doing the whole "Heineken Experience" sure did make the beer at the end taste delicious. I really enjoyed it.
There was plenty of fun touristy shopping all around the city. We found stores decorated with cows on the ceilings, wooden shoes everywhere, and so many other fun things. I especially loved trying on a pair of giant wooden clogs. Of course ...
... had booked another Yotel at Schiphol Airport, but due to “emergency construction,” they transferred my booking to a hotel right beside the airport. I had a 7:15 a.m. departure next morning, so the proximity was helpful.
…Made it home safe and sound, in spite of a risk of diversion due to an ill passenger on the Frankfurt-Calgary leg. I was met at YYJ by friend Bob. All is well. Glad to be home for a while.
... to go to land there - 07:00 officially. Our connection flight is due to take off from Amsterdam at 08:30 local (07:30 UK) and arrive into Heathrow at 09:00 UK local time. Once we get wifi or 3G we will look to post this day's blog with some photos.
Once we all get home and see Maiya, Alison and Lynne, we will put one last page on this travel blog to sum up our collective thoughts and also list some suggestions to anyone who may wish to do this ...
... silent for one minute; including trains, buses, restaurants, and bars. Even little Julia, age 2, kept silent!
Sunday the 5th was Liberation Day, the following holiday that celebrates the liberation from German forces. It was also the twins' Birthday party, which took place just out of town at a BMX/ropes course/rafting complex. The weather was surprisingly gorgeous, sunny and pleasant, so I enjoyed being out of the city, running around ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Tulip Inn Amsterdam Centre
went to amsterdam for the first time with two friends for six nights & stayed at the terminus. at first the staff was very rude-especially the "tall blone guy" but after the first day they were pretty cool, even the "tall blonde guy".
Very nice and friendly
Forget the bad reviews. I stayed there with my Girlfriend from April 23-25. 2004 and we found it great!
Very friendly staff, a nice room and the biggest bathroom I´ve ever had in a hotel room.
All attractions (I repeat: ALL...) are in close distance.
I recommend it! See you again soon!
I have visited Europe three times (extensively the first time) and Amsterdam twice. So I know what to expect from a European hotel. Hotel Terminus was way above what I am used to seeing. Granted, I usually opt to spend my money on other things than the hotel so usually stay in an average type hotel. Again, Hotel Terminus was much nicer than is the norm. First, the room was much bigger and cheerier than most to be found in Europe. The hotel staff were helpful and friendly. The best thing about this hotel was the location. It was only two blocks from Dam Square, one block from The Red-Light District, six blocks from the Anne Frank House, and two blocks from Central Station. I highly recommend this hotel.
We arrived in the cold on January 28th.it took us a while to find the hotel because the snow was coming down and it was freezing. We went to the Tourist Board who showed us exactly where it was. It took us 5 mins from Centraal Station to get there. We checked in 4 hours early and got a double bedded room. We turned the heating on as it was cold, within minutes it was boiling hot! It was a funny shape and the bathroom was a good size with a good shower that worked. Our room backed onto the street above the hotel front opening, it was very quiet. We didnt stay for breakfast, because we had to get our flight home. But we are definately booking this hotel again for the Queens Birthday celebrations and the huge street parties. I would definitely recommend this hotel for it being central, clean and the best soft beds we have ever slept in......
This hotel is very near the Central Station and Red Light District. Its a very noisy part of town at night. The rooms are small, for some reason very very warm for winter (I had to open a window to cool the room off at night). The hallways remind me of a fun house, twists and turns, and stairs. My room was on the 3rd floor, but I had trouble finding it. I was told it was on the "other" third floor. The doors seemed rather thin and guests tended to be noisy. If you want a hotel in the "party" area, this is your place. If you want a nice quiet hotel, this is not it.
Friendly & Central
Read some bad revues, but was pleasantly suprised. Everybody were friendly even the night receptionist, who was very helpful with directions and info. The hotel is clean and very central to all bars/restaraunts/redlight district. Not bad at all, Pity we never made breakfast
Stayed here in April 2003 with a mixed group of 12. It wouldn't win any awards for best decorated but it is clean and it suited our needs for a 2 night stay and first visit to Amsterdam for most in the group. The rooms are very small and basic and the hot water was occasionally unpredictable! It's a maze of short corridors and tight steep staircases but this is typical Amsterdam character! Trying to get a hotel for a group close to the centre was very difficult as most hotels are busy, small and very rarely have en suite facilities for a reasonable price. Amsterdam has so much to offer that we hardly spent any time in the hotel anyway. Location is ideal. Easy walking distance from Station, the centre and for all attractions. Red Light area starts near the back of the hotel, but its not intrusive. Breakfast is buffet style of reasonable selection and hotel has a small bar area. If you want to be in the centre and experience the atmosphere, stay here. If you want big rooms and new furniture there's plenty hotels to choose from outside the centre but it will cost a lot more.
Terminus- cantral and clean
I was worried about staying in the Terminus Hotel after reading a number of negative reviews. However, on arrival the reception staff were friendly and helpful and the rooms were clean and comfortable. I stayed 3 nights during January 2004 and the hotel was central to all attractions as well as being warm during the cold weather, although it could get quite noisy at night. I would recommend the Terminus to anyone looking for a central location in very pleasant surroundings.
Location doesn't make up for overall ickiness!
Stayed here with a friend last year. Check-in was a total disaster and the clerk was befuddled throughout. We got the worst room I've ever encountered in 20 years of traveling and, since the hotel was full, we couldn't be moved. At breakfast, the young man "working" the dining room wore sandals and his feet were dirty. Overall, the place is just somewhat grungy.
Cheap, yes, but you get what you pay for!
Location, Location, Location
There are a lot of negative reviews out there about this place, but my visit in Oct 2003 was my 3rd to this hotel. This hotel is in a great location, especially for 'dam newbies who want to experience the Red Light District. 2 mins walk from Centraal Station. Yes it is noisy - 20 yards from The Grasshopper and backing out to the RLD and pretty close to the bells of Ouid Kerk. On my first two visits the decor definitely needed upgraded, but on my 3rd visit they were cleaning the exterior and painting the interior that should improve. The staff were not over friendly, but never rude. I was overcharged on my last stay but managed to get a refund calling from the UK. A decent ** hotel.