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Hotel Choice - Vondelpark or Dam Square?

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Manama, Bahrain
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Hotel Choice - Vondelpark or Dam Square?


We are planning to be in Amsterdam as a stopover in early Nov for 3 days . I have booked the Marriott hotel. However, I read somewhere that there are construction work going on in the area which affected the tram route.

As we have only 3 days, should we change hotel to somewhere more central around Central Station or Dam Square? Our budget is about EUR250 a night for 2 adults & 2 kids under 10 y.o. However, I have been having trouble finding a room with 2 double bed in the area. Don't think the hotels let us squeeze in a triple room either. Apartment I think is not an option for us since we will be staying only for a short period.

Thanx in advance!

Amersfoort, The...
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1. Re: Hotel Choice - Vondelpark or Dam Square?

The construction work is not near the Marriott, it will only effect the trams en route from Central station.

I would keep the booking as it is. If you are coming in from Schiphol you will be much better using bus197 than train & tram anyway.

Amsterdam, The...
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2. Re: Hotel Choice - Vondelpark or Dam Square?

Vondelpark is fine in my opinion, it is very centrally located with regards to Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk Museum, Leidseplein (restaurants, bars, nightlife), the park. You can easily walk to Anne Frank House and the Flower Market as well, no need to take trams, Amsterdam is a very compact city.

Example, walking to Anne Frank House is only 20 minutes: http://goo.gl/maps/HIwaF

Personally I like the Dam Square area less than Vondelpark. Canal belt and Jordaan would be great though... but it's all very close together.

I think booking an apartment for 3 days is perfectly feasible although some may only take longer bookings. I even stayed somewhere 1 night through AirBnB.




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