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So I'm a day behind....this entry is for the 24th....sorry! We are finally rested up and had a good day in Amsterdam! We have been really lucky to stumble across some great restaurants. Of course we wanted full on American breakfast and the Europeans like their croissant and fruit spread...so we ventured out and found a darling teeny restaurant (no …
Off we go! Dan, Lindsey and i left KC sans Sam & David (I knew I forgot something! Just kidding...they are competing in KS State Track in the 4x400 this weekend! They will join us in Capetown) for Amsterdam. We arrived at 8am in Amsterdam...to cold and rain! The temp today was maybe 50. Just missed the tulips by a couple of weeks but the flora …
First on the list for today was to visit the diamond factory!! This was good plan for both of us....Amy got to look at some diamonds, and Mike got to check out the red light district again, since the fastest route to the diamond factory was to cut through the red light district.
Mike got a little more than he bargained for this time in the …
We made it safely to Amsterdam last night. The flight from Oslo was on time and we even managed to figure out how to get train tickets and get on the right train :)
Our hotel is right across from Centraal Station---a perfect location. But, what a crazy place this is!! First, you have to make sure you don't get run over by the buses or …
After breakfast we walked to the train station and bought some supplies from the supermarket, picked up our day packs from the hotel and started on a walking tour of the city.
The tour started at Zeedijk and the only wooden fronted house in Amsterdam outside the Begijnhof. Continued down to Nieuwmarkt for some pictures of the Waag, the …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam
Seemed fine to me
Stayed there 7-9th July and it was fine, apart from the rooms at the front (overklooking the railway station) were pretty noisy early morning (not the hotels fault) so suggest you use the Air-con and close the window. Swimming pool is rather small. However, food was varied and good, staff efficient, rooms decent, bar fine and hotel upkeep good, and a good price for a hotel in such a prime location - earlier in the year I paid nearly twice the amount for a seriously unpleasant hotel 2 minutes away.
Underrated and can be good value
There are some excellent deals available for rooms in the Victoria. The location is central, but uninspiring and situated in an unappealingly busy area of Amsterdam. Communal areas are unremarkable, but the rooms themselves are spacious and comfortable. Not at all a bad hotel and can be good value for money.
not that it matters, but we are US citizens who happen to presently live in Portugal. We have traveled a bit in Europe and Asia so feel qualified to report. From the reviews i have read my guess is that something has happened to the mgt of the Victoria Hotel, as a year ago they were great and have been going downhill. Our room was tiny, cramped, tiny windows, dark, the furniture was from my college days flea market era and was dirty. Housekeeping was not up to par, we found a pair of shoes left behind by previous guests that were out in plain site. When we set them outside the room, they stayed in the hall for 2 days before someone picked them up. For the price of 300 Euros for 2 nites it was not worth it. The concierge staff was excellent. The location is excellent. But go elsewhere.
my room had no sunlight, some of the furniture was broken and they asked for a 40 eur fee to check out two hours late.
2 Weeks in Amsterdam...
From the moment we landed on the 27th of november we found Amsterdam to be very easy to navigate.. we stayed at the Victoria Hotel. The hotel is very close to Central Station and impossible to miss. The service we received was awesome. The rooms were very clean. The people of Amsterdam were very nice and easy to talk with.. Long morning walks in the cold to eat an american style breakfast at Barneys were the norm..
Look at the room before you accept it
early flight so i checked into victoria hotel at about 10am expecting a very nice room for the price i was paying but was given a dumpy room with two single beds, i had reserved a room with a double bed so must have been given the wrong room
front desk gave me a different room with double bed which was even worse shower didnt drain so you were up to you ankles in water very quickly they fixed it and then the sewer fumes came up so you had to keep the bathroom door closed small dingy room beat up furniture although the bed was comfortable maid rushed me out like i had the plague on the morning of check out although i was leaving well before check out and had tipped her everyday i will never stay here again
5 star hotel at 4 star prices
My wife and I stayed here for four wonderful nights over Valentine's Day of 2002. Perfect location directly across from Central Station. Large rooms with all the ammenities made us feel right at home. The extremely friendly English speaking staff was helpful in recommendations for places to go and not to go. The storied history behind this beautiful hotel made it a very romantic place. We are going back to Amsterdam and wouldn't stay anywhere else. If flying into Schipole Airport, don't waste your money on a cab. Take the train from the airport to Central Station and walk directly across the street to the hotel. They will even pay for your train tickets. Absolutely perfect.
The Victoria Hotel is a fine place to stay in an unbeatable location in the heart of Amsterdam.
I would like to tell you that I had a wonderful time at this hotel, after a near disaster with the hotel I had originally planned to stay in (it was terrible!) The friendliest clerk checked us right in, telling me that she hoped she could make our trip a little better than it had been so far. The room was spotless and neat. The food at both the hotel cafe and restaurant was excellent. The hotel rates were very reasonable, and the location on the Damrak could not be better if you want to be centrally located, near the red light district, Centraal Station, the Canal bus, and the Jordaan, or the Jewish Quarter, where the Anne Frank house is located. Overall, my experience with the Hotel Victoria was EXCELLENT!!! Do yourself a favor and stay here. Or, at least do MUCH research before you book another place.