Picture postcard beautiful Amsterdam
11/07/2017 bstratton2, Belfast, United Kingdom
We had a long weekend holiday to Amsterdam 29/6/17 to 3/7/17. We had booked "Inner Amsterdam Hotel" after days of research and it was located in the Museum Quarter, in Amsterdam city. I emailed them t... more
We had a long weekend holiday to Amsterdam 29/6/17 to 3/7/17. We had booked "Inner Amsterdam Hotel" after days of research and it was located in the Museum Quarter, in Amsterdam city. I emailed them the night before our arrival to check the 2 rooms I'd booked were together and to confirm our time of arrival. To my horror they cancelled allegiance g the hotel was closed due to fire regulations. They had relocated us to the Blue Tower hotel 5 miles outside Amsterdam! Apparently, according to the cab driver who took us to our hotel,this happens a lot ! Hotels get late requests for parties willing to pay s premium and move people to other hotels.
I had not been happy about being relocated to a hotel I didn't book but Blue Tower turned out to be a great stay. The staff were very helpful and the rooms had a panoramic view of the city. It's just been refurbished and the work is ongoing. The European breakfast was also great and runs later in a Sunday! The location was a down side and tram needed into the city but on s positive the tram stops are a couple of minutes away on foot. Definitely consider buying tram tickets from the hotel for the days you're staying rather than in s daily basis and you'll save money! The only criticism of the hotel was the wifi in our room was terrible!
Loads to do in Amsterdam galleries, canal trips to appreciate the beautiful architecture shipping and culture all around. Look out for those tram and bicycle paths! If you're interested in visiting the Anne Frank House you'll need to book a month in advance of your trip! Enjoy ... less