TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Schagen Amsterdam
Travel Blogs from Amsterdam
... in either direction, so stepping out onto the road is fraught with peril! So walking around was much less pleasant than I expected, and the few times that we walked down roads where cycles weren't allowed it was great. And this is from someone who loves to cycle anywhere! Maybe if I had hired a bike I would have been quite happy.
We went back to pick up our bags at around 4pm, and while we knew we would be early, there wasn't ...
Waking up in this morning was the best decision of the weekend. Not only could we now see the beauty of Amsterdam in the light, but with a perfect backdrop of blue skies to make the canals look even bluer, and the houses even more majestic. It is like no other city I have ever been to, and it is far different than the scenery of Italy. We started off our morning with a one-track mind to Starbucks. Even though Italian coffee is delicious and oh so ...
... being sold as cocaine.
"What is cocaine mum?" What is heroin?"
Welcome to Amsterdam!
We had woken to the news of the Lindt cafe siege in Sydney. Our hearts were heavy and we were worried for those people involved. We sat down in a cafe in Amsterdam (not coffee shop!!) to eat breakfast and to try & get as much information as we could, Tess was full of questions.
The hardest of all to answer ...
... bikes on one of our days and explored Amsterdam the "right" way. Upon my request, we visited the red light district. This may be the biggest shock that I felt on my entire trip. I couldn't believe that girls, many close to my age, were showcasing themselves, each behind a separate glass door, and waiting for some grimy dude to walk up. I guess this form of prostitution can protect the girls, but I also think it proliferates ...
... her story as you go. If you haven't read this book go and get it right away or at least rent the movie. Her story is one worth knowing.
The entire time I was in the museum I fought back tears. Everyone was silent basically as we read her words, saw the artifacts, walked through the rooms where she lived and watched the videos shown of real footage....people being taken away in trains....Auschwitz....her friend and dad sharing their stories.....
At the end ...
Other places to stay in Amsterdam
Oud-West, Amsterdam | 2 star hotelfrom $108
Centre, Amsterdam | 2 star hotelfrom $101
Museumplein/Vondelpark, Amsterdam | 2 star hotelfrom $96
Museumplein/Vondelpark, Amsterdam | 3 star hotelfrom $150
Binnenstad, Amsterdam | Hotelfrom $68
Canal Belt/Rembrandtplein, Amsterdam | Hotelfrom $105
Plantage, Amsterdam | 3 star hotelfrom $113
Canal Belt/Rembrandtplein, Amsterdam | 2 star hotelfrom $158
- Definitely one for your list
- Sin duda, uno para la lista
Canal Belt/Rembrandtplein, Amsterdam | 2 star hotelfrom $145
Museumplein/Vondelpark, Amsterdam | 3 star hotelfrom $121
- Miss something but extremely OK !!!
- Nice cosy place, very good deal for the price
- If quiet is what you seek.....
Museumplein/Vondelpark, Amsterdam | Hotelfrom $79
Centre, Amsterdam | 2 star hotelfrom $312
Canal Belt/Rembrandtplein, Amsterdam | 2 star hotelfrom $103
Willemsparkweg 113, Amsterdam | 4 star hotelfrom $262
Museumplein/Vondelpark, Amsterdam | 3 star hotelfrom $104
ZuiderAmstel, Amsterdam | Hotelfrom $126