Travel Blogs from Amsterdam
... to the Bellfry of the church in the Market Square checking out the various levels and 45 bells, sampled waffles (not g/f), bought Belgian chocolate (Ken says 'nabcs' now not 'abc' - its 'not another bloody chocolate shop' - a lot coming from him!), found the botanical gardens and canal locks and historic windmills. We finished off with dinner (Moules Frittes for R & R) with Ruth's sister and friends who had just arrived in ...
... we all know so well. I, personally, was very struck when I saw the pencil lines on the wall where the children's heights were marked over the two year period. It reminded me of the pantry door in my parents home.
To me, this was the best tour of our trip. I am anxious to re-read the Diary of Anne Frank and hope my grandchildren will read it as well.
Photography was not allowed inside.
... do we have seen in Holland and they do it in style - boats always included and normally punted by one of the party. Some chorizo and some Old Amsterdam cheese later and we were sufficiently refuelled ready for our next challenge! A shortcut through the Red Light District and I realised what a sheltered life I had led! Want to brighten up your sex life...here's the place, feeling kinky or maybe you just want to kick back and smoke some ...
... and very moving. From Anne Frank's we headed to the Van Gogh museum which I am sure I would have enjoyed more had there been less people in it, it was absolutely packed and you had to lean round people to read just about anything.
We spent out final evening sat on the roof terrace of our accommodation (a sort of shared apartment), writing this blog. Next up, a long days travelling then Toronto!
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... we are out of the airport. We spy Wes and Monica! What a huge relief and joy and excitement all rolledl into one! Greetings and hugs all around, then we head out to the car where Brian greets is. We all pile in, Wes driving, and head to their house...on the left side of the road! For some reason, I didn't realize Malaysia drove on the left, and it is a freaky experience. Turns out Wes is planning to take his driver's test when they come home this summer, ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Amistad Hotel Amsterdam
Do Not go there...
Cramped up little overpriced place. I have never seen anything like this. Rooms are OK, but very noisy (thin walls), never got any sleep. Breakfast was shocking. We almost had to milk our own cow to get milk (self service). Passages are the width of a suitecase, stairs are VERY unstable, or at least it felt like it. Rules and regulations stuck on walls...NO CLASS! Host's fake friendliness really got to me. Passports got kept on arrival?! Call me full of ****, but we were NOT impressed - you will not see us again.
Fantastic weekend in Amsterdam
We had a great stay in the Amistad Hotel, very nice room with great bathroom. We felt at home immediately!!
Very charming little hotel
Amustad is a very charming little hotel , with a central location. we had a great stay mostly thanks to Mike and richard who work there. We'll be back.
Great hotel in a great city!
great hotel, nice guys, great service and clean rooms ! Also great location. We'll be back for sure.
Owners were most kind and helpful but the hotel is very cramped, stairs very steep and our room on top floor was essentially a garret and broiling even with the radiator off. Plus my companion wound up getting 25 bed bug bites on his legs and arms (looked ghastly) which the owners refused to believe could have happened there. We checked out early. Loved the city however!
Loved the amistad, had a great time!
I had a great time in Amsterdam mostly because of the friendly and very helpful staff of the Amistad. Very cean, great breakfast, and cute guys all around! I'll be back!
Great hotel at a great location !
We had a wonderful time at the Amistad. We will surely be back again. Thanks for the friendly help.
I had a splendid stay at Amistad Hotel in Amsterdam. The place is clean, cosy, stylish and central The staff is extremely helpful, friendly and good-looking! Amistad made my stay in Amsterdam pleasant & carefree. Cheers!
Best bed &breakfast ever!!!!
best hotel in amsterdam hosts johan and mike where most helpfull clean and peacfyull friendly and evrything a gay need t o find his way in a very pleasantway in amsterdam
Hotel Amistad Most Unpleasant
The Hotel Amistad in my opinion is: over-priced, over-rated and most unpleasant."