Van der Valk Hotel Schiphol A4
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Tja, daar zit ik dan!! Met een kussen in mijn rug in mijn hotelkamer in het A4 hotel van der Valk.
Onwerkelijk!!! Ken je dat gevoel? Dat je zo erg naar iets uitkijkt dat je gewoon niet gelooft dat het echt gaat gebeuren? Dat je continue bang ben dat er iets ergs gaat gebeuren waardoor dit mooie avontuur niet door kan gaan? De afgelopen weken …
... is famous due to a well written diary that she kept while in hiding. It was her wish to have the diary published when the war was over, she wanted to become a famous author. It is unimaginable to think that Anne's story is only one, of the six million jews that died during the Second World War. We participated in the 'coffee shop' tour of Amsterdam as we wanted to learn more about the drug culture of the Netherlands. We were disappointed that the tour was not a factual ...
... for the worse, so it was pointless visiting there. With a little bit of time up my sleeve, I decided to visit the hairdresser across the road from our hostel. I didn't want to turn up to America looking like a bedraggled mess and I knew that I wouldn't have time to get my hair done in London, so it seemed like a logical plan. The fact that it was a lot cheaper than I expected of a hairdresser in a capital city was a bonus.
The final night ...
... seen the gorillas yet so we backtracked a bit and went into their enclosure. This one wasn't open range either, but we got to look at them through the glass. There were a couple of young ones who were having a good old play fight, and a huge intimidating daddy gorilla sitting up the top and just watching everyone. There was a mum and a tiny baby who was super cute! I put my hand on the glass and the bub came up and put his hand on it against mine. That was special! One other ...
... up to it.Hopefully I will be able to download pictures. We went into a wooden shoe making store and had the usual demonstration of how they are made, very interesting. The residents, especially farmers and people who garden, still use them on a daily basis because apparently they are much better than rubber in working in wet muddy soil,. See my pictures hopefullly. We then took a small boat across the bay to another town, Volendam, which is famous for its cheese ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsVan der Valk Hotel Schiphol A4 Hoofddorp
Een heerlijk verblijf tot nu toe. Vriendelijk personeel, mooie schone kamer, lekker eten! Wij zijn tevreden!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Van der Valk Hotel Schiphol A4 Hoofddorp
The Van der Valk Schiphol A4 hotel is part of the Van der Valk chain. It is located near Schiphol, on the A4 motorway. It has a free shuttle service to Schiphol, which can be very convenient for international travellers.
After a five night stay at a terrible and not inexpensive apartment on Amstel I was very concerned about our last night stay in Holland. Fortunatly I found the Schiphol A4 Hotel which was rated nicely by fellow tripadvisor users!
The location is especially wonderful for those NOT wanting to be in a city, but close enough to catch a train. The facility is a sprawling modern edifice, nicely decorated and very soothing to the often exhausted traveler. I checked in after a long flight from the ME and was somewhat ill. I asked for and received a very early check-in with no questions or hassles. The diningroom is a wonder, with excellent food and it won't bust your wallet. Also worth noting, free bus transport between Schiphol airport and the hotel, which saves a ton of money - taxis being very expensive in the area.
We just returned from a 10 day stay at the Schiphol A4 Hotel right outside of Amsterdam, and we were very impressed with the hotel.
Knew this hotel would be out of the city, but location extremely convenient for airport, and hotel shuttle which runs on time every 20 minutes is very efficient to get you to the airport, where you can get train to city centre really easily. We paid £50 a night for bed and breakfast. Our room was huge, very clean and comfortable and well appointed. Breakfast was excellent with a huge choice. Warm hotel pool which was nice to have at the end of the day. Would certainly recommend this hotel even though it is not central. Value for money very good. Service standards high. Whilst hotel is pretty ugly from the outside, the interior is very pleasant. Good evening eating options amazingly in the motorway service station right by the hotel. We were very surprised to get excellent Chinese buffet options, as well as other really good choice of good foods. An ideal place to visit if it's raining and you want a nice evening meal, as we did.
Stayed at the Schiphol A4 Aug 6-9. Definately 4*, very clean, breakfast good, shuttle bus to & from airport reliable. Would give 10/10 except the indoor swimming pool was dirty and smelly, so as long as you don't want to swim during your stay we would recommend this hotel as it has very comfy rooms and is quiet at night. The hotel being out of town involved traveling into the centre of Amsterdam by shuttle bus to airport then train. This took about 40 minutes. Lots to see & do in Amsterdam but it's expensive! Would definately stay at the Schiphol again.
I missed my onward connection, had to find a hotel for a night near the airport. All options too expensive or full. I remember this hotel, had stayed there before with my family, also to wait one night for a morning flight. This hotel has free bus shuttle - mind you however, the timetable is not respected, one can easily stand in line for half an hour - which brings you in 10 minutes to the hotel. Do not expect any view, it's really next to the high way, with some fastfood restaurants (I can recommend La Place, great food, friendly staff) and a gas station. Planes are flying over your head all 2 minutes or so. If you come by car .. you can park it for free and pick it up after your holiday, as long as you want. In a fenced area. The hotel itself is big, very big. Rooms can be big as well. Never made it to breakfast or dinner, the options of the restaurants around the corner seem to be better. Would I take this hotel for holiday, for visiting Amsterdam?? No, although the quality and service is really good it still feels like staying at a parking lot, a real stop over hotel.
Lovely stay at schiphol A4
booked deal through expedia, first time of booking through internet so a bit wary, but it turned out better than ones booked with travel agents in the past. Hotel rooms spacious and clean. Hotel staff very helpful. The restaurant excellent, wonderful food and reasonably priced. The breakfast in the morning could not be better, so much choice.
The free shuttle bus to and from airport invaluable, made getting to Amsterdam city very easy took shuttle bus to airport then train from airport to city (price for 4 adults return was 24 euros on the train) and only took 10 minutes from airport. Trains run every 10 minutes from airport to Amsterdam city. All in all a very enjoyable break, highly recommended
Very enjoyable, great location with easy access to Amsterdam. Would definitely recommend.
2 night stay at the Hotel Schiphol A4
I have stayed at the Schiphol twice and its very convenient. Its right off the A4. There is free parking to all guest your whole stay. Plus a free shuttle to the airport and you can catch the train from there right into Amsterdam. That way you wont have to hassle parking and traffic issues in the heart of Amsterdam. If you go to Holland.com website, the roomrates are cheaper but do not include breakfast. Thats not a problem though. Right across from the hotel is a resturant that serves the best breakfast. There is a KFC there too. Thats dinner! The staff is very friendly and speak very good English. Its a very beautiful hotel inside.