Great Location with Affordable Price
08/04/2017 KVKL, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia
This hotel is only 2 Train Stop away from Amsterdam Central Station (< 12 mins) cost Euro2.70 with OV Chipkaart. Without OV Chipkart will cost you Euro1 extra. If you are staying at this hotel, I woul... more
This hotel is only 2 Train Stop away from Amsterdam Central Station (< 12 mins) cost Euro2.70 with OV Chipkaart. Without OV Chipkart will cost you Euro1 extra. If you are staying at this hotel, I would recommend you to get the OV Chipkaart which cost Euro7.50 (un-refundable). Your card must always be reloaded with at least Euro20 if you are taking the train. This credit can always be refunded at the airport or any other train station with counter service. Euro1 admin fee will be charged for the refund process. The refund process is fast and in cash as long as the credit in your card does not exceed Euro30.
This hotel is only 400m away from Zaandam Train Station. From the platform go upstairs, turn right then down the escalator. Once at the street level, make a SHARP right (NOT straight out then right). Walking down you will see Deen Supermarket along your way before you reach the Hotel. Deen Supermarket is only 1 min walk away from this Hotel. This is a big supermarket and I always get my daily necessity from there. It is very convenient and also 1 of my major reason why I choose this Hotel.
This hotel is actually situated in Zaandam, not Amsterdam. Personally after visited these places, I find myself prefer Zaandam more than Amsterdam. Zaandam is a very peaceful and quiet city. Amsterdam is too crowded for me. If you are exiting the Zaandam Train Station from the left exit, you will be amaze with it's beautiful shopping district. You can spend half day there at least. There is also a big supermarket there called Albert Heijn.
From Zaandam Station, you can actually easily access to many other well known attraction. Zaanse Schans (Windmill, Clog Workshop, Cheese Factory etc..) is only 2 Train Stop Away < 10 mins (Get off at Zoog-Zandijk Train Station). If you wish to visit Keukenhof (Tullips Farm), take a train from Zaandam Station and get off at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport Train Station 17 mins (3 Train Stop away) at Euro4.50. From the Airport, take direct shuttle Bus 858, 30mins straight to Keukenhof at Euro5. All this you can use the OV Chipkaart.
I did not use the laundry service. However, if you need it, it will cost Euro17.50 per 5kg wash. less
ZaanInn, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Zaan Inn, responded to this review
Thank you very much for staying with us and explaining so detailed how to get here and to the centre of Amsterdam. As you have mentioned, the centre of Zaandam is also undergoing a major makeover and is very nice to explore.