The Poet Hotel Amsterdam
Travel Blogs from Amsterdam
... me while I was doing a selfie". Needless to say many of the accents we heard were Australian, which was a great opportunity for us to just have some quiet time and not be heard by anyone in case we were lumped with that lot. Luckily for us, the €24 cost of the ride was a little too steep for the Top Deckers and so the group we had for the country ride was a nice mix of people in their late 20's early 30's and a couple of families. We were introduced to our guide Mike who was ...
... their navies. One display was a cutaway showing life under deck of a working mid-19th century naval ship, and it had several scenes of the crew performing their daily tasks such as cleaning, cooking, and gunnery practice. All these scenes were in holograph Robyn took a video and I have attached.
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... was the same what fun would traveling to see these “crazy” places!?
The other big “shocking” aspect of Amsterdam is that Marijuana usage is legal. Interestingly tourists are the most loyal patrons and it is not in your face everywhere you turn. You have to know what to look for and ask to see the selection – most things are not just on display (unlike how I felt walking down the streets of California where the weed doctors ...
... the correct Dutch pronunciation is not “go” or “goff” but “khokh,” with 'kh’ being like the ‘ch’ in the Scottish ‘loch.’) This wonderful museum has the largest collection in the world of Van Gogh’s work. In his 10-year career he produced about 800 paintings, a thousand drawings and a large number of watercolours, lithographs and sketches in letters. It ...
-Wandered around Amsterdam -Visited a coffee shop called the bulldog. The original one. -Saw flea from the RHCP in a boat going down the canal. Followed him and did a rock sign and he gave one back. When he was going under the bridge said 'under the bridge' ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Poet Hotel Amsterdam
We stayed in this hotel in January - there were six in our group - different ages and expectations - we were all thoroughly delighted with the hotel. The people that run it are very helpful and tell you the best places to visit. The rooms are very clean if a little bit small - but lets face it all you do is sleep in there! There is a tram stop at the end of the road which can take you into the centre of Amsterdam in a matter of minutes. If you come out of the hotel and turn right a couple of hundred yards down there is a school where the children are not fenced in - very refreshing to see. All in all we enjoyed our stay and are going back in August.
DON'T GO IF YOU'RE TALL!
Clean, basic, tiny room with good bathroom and more than adequate breakfast. Biggest drawback was the beds - I'm 6'3" and had to put the mattress on the floor to sleep, as the bed was way too short, leaving my feet dangling over the cheap wooden footboard. Good location, friendly staff. It's a low price hotel, so dont expect luxury, but if you're on a tight budget this will do nicely. The bed will prevent me from returning though.
Will definintely go back!
Just returned from Amsterdam. Spent three nights at this hotel and I can't say one bad thing. Rooms although small are very clean and breakfast is buffet style - eat as much as you like - we did! Staff were really helpful and the location is dead central - 5 mins walk from Van Gogh and Rijks-museums and 1 stop to Leidesplein - all the bars, cafes and restaurants you want! You have to go to Boom Chicago! - it's the funniest show I've seen in a while - absolutely brilliant and cheap pitchers of beer! We'd definitely recommend staying at this hotel!
Great value for money. Enjoy Amsterdam!
The Acro is a great hotel in a great location, with friendly staff and clean rooms. If you're lucky, get one of the large twins with a balcony at the front of the hotel. The all you can eat breakfast is included and can fill you up for the day. Additionally, you can get a local bus to the airport from the tram/bus stop at the top of the road - and the hotel will sell you a strippenkart.
just spent 2 nights at the acro hotel amsterdam,well satisfied.rooms really clean,relaxing bar,nice food and friendly staff.would definatley go back.cheers.
We have just returned from a weekend stay at the Acro hotel. The position of the hotel is within walking distance of the Vondel Park, and the Rijks museum and the Van Gogh museum. Also, 5 minutes walk away is the Canal boat trip (A must). We enquired at the Hotel reception about a city bus tour, but were told it wasnt worth the money as the streets are so narrow the bus cannot get close enough to the major sights. The canal boat however pulls up alongside sites like the Anne Frank house, and all the major buildings built alongside the canal banks. It was so good we did the trip twice, and it is half the cost of the bus tour! A wonderful city to walk round and explore for a weekend, and a very adequate budget hotel to stay. Definately worth a second stay in a few years.
I always stay in budget hotels when I travel and this is by far the worst budget hotel I've ever experienced. I booked a single and, as usually happens, was given a twin. However there is no way two people could possibly share this room. It was tiny! I had to climb over the beds to open and close the curtains. The guy at reception the evening I arrived was busy chatting on his mobile phone while I just stood there waiting. His manner was very curt. The noise level at night was horrendous - guests coming in at 3 and 4am shouting and laughing as they climbed up the noisy steep stairs. The fire alarm went off, apparently accidentally, at 2.30am and the guy on duty proceeded to run up and down stairs while talking on the phone. There was no shampoo or shower gel in the room. The liquid soap dispenser was empty. The only saving grace for this hotel was its location next to the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum.
excellent hotel, would definitely recommend staying here. tram stop at end of the road which is useful, catch the number 5 tram from centraal stn to 'hobbemastraat'. hotel staff very friendly, even the maids. very clean and tidy rooms, satellite tv, only negative would be that the breakfast is a bit basic and no tea making facilities in rooms. also be careful with the showers, the water is scalding hot!
Exellent, , Very Good Location
We stayed at " hotel Acro" for easter week, one twin bed room ( about £60 per night) and the hotel rooms and bathroom is "spotless" the staff very friendly and helpfull, the room are "quite big" (ie: like the hilton in the states !!) no i'm not kidding !! the "location" is "superb!!" you can walk 20 minutes and you are leidensplein!!!!!! i'm quite fussy with my hotels but this one.... two thumbs up !!!! highly recomanded for sighseeing and a relax week end !!
Easy to get to and friendly staff
Had a great time at the Hotel Acro. We we a large mixed group. The staff were very helpful and we would recommend the hotel to anyone who wishes to spend time in Amsterdam.