Van der Valk Hotel Schiphol A4
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Vanmorgen om 8:00 ging de wekker. Ik ben gelijk het bos ingedoken met de hondjes, nog even een afscheidrondje. Oefff wat valt dat zwaar dat ik dit de komende 3 weken niet meer kan doen.
Thuis aangekomen heeft mijn lieve mannetje de croissantjes al in de oven geschoven, en een paar minuten later ontbijten we met zelfgebakken …
... cute streets. It was a very pretty area of Amsterdam and we enjoyed our stroll.
Once we finished our walking tour, we decided to check out the Anne Frank house to see what the line-up was like. It was actually quite short so we thought we’d head in and visit it while we were in the area. We followed a one way route through the warehouse, storerooms, past the secret stairway behind the hidden bookshelf, up the stairs and in to the living quarters. It ...
... the cabin, not the rear end so our traditional sprint with our luggage still lasted till our very last train. Someone must have informed the conductor my eating habits in Brussels and recommended I needed a bit of exercise. After just making it on to the train as the whistle blew we were able to relax for a few hours and enjoy the miserable rainy scenery.
When we arrived we made our way to the cab, the taxi driver was really nice and ...
... today started. The game was played by Mary Queen of Scots, which was radical in her era. The game in those days was almost a cross between tennis and squash. Met Maureen's two grandsons and they came with us to the airport. Flew to Amsterdam this evening and head off to New York tomorrow. Wow finally getting to New York and seeing Noelle and Shannon in Chicago the next ...
I have been dreaming of going to Amsterdam for as long as I can remember. I don't know why but I always had this city as well as Paris held up on a pedestal. I remember being a teenager and dreaming of a crazy adventure in Amsterdam where I would meet some Dutch, blonde haired handsome stranger. In reality I actually knew very little about the city but that didn’t stop me from dreaming.
I’ve been adamant that when I went ...
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- Shuttle bus service
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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.