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Is Bijlmermeer Safe?

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Is Bijlmermeer Safe?

I am staying at the Hampton Inn across from the train station in Bijlmermeer

Is this a safe area?

I got the hotel on points so switching isnt so easy

I will not really otherwise be walking around the area

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1. Re: Is Bijlmermeer Safe?

Absolutely.

Ofcourse common sense should be applied, but the area around the Hampton Inn is perfectly safe.

Lotsa stores, a cinema, a footbal stadium, several concerts locations and many restaurants with outlandish african and caribean food. Also a market on certain days.

There are certain places in the Bijlmer where you shouldn't walk alone at night, but the Hampton Inn area certainly isn't. Even at night there are a lot of people visiting the cinema

Edited: 2:05 pm, August 05, 2014
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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2. Re: Is Bijlmermeer Safe?

Yes, closest 'ghetto area' is 400 m to the north, east of Strandvliet metro station. But not likely you'll walk there alone after dark.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

New York City
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3. Re: Is Bijlmermeer Safe?

How long will it take to get from there to to main part of Amsterdam via Metro?

I dont really want to take any taxis if I dont have to

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4. Re: Is Bijlmermeer Safe?

You don't have to.

The metro next to your hotel +will take you to central station in twenty minutes.

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5. Re: Is Bijlmermeer Safe?

Central Statation is the center of the city?

Ive never been to Amsterdam so I am a little geographically challenged when it comes to it.

Basically the main sites, Anne Frank, Rijamuseum, Van Gogh, Vonderpark

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6. Re: Is Bijlmermeer Safe?

Well some of the main sites are near Central Station (and Nieuwmarkt metro stop), e.g. Dam sq. and RLD. Others would need a tram ride from the closest metro station, e.g. Rijks/VanGogh would be tram 7-10 from Weesperplein metro station or tram 12 from Amstel station. All covered by the GVB pass.

Have fun,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

New York City
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7. Re: Is Bijlmermeer Safe?

Is this hotel new?

I did a Google Street view of the address and I did not see it?

But on the Hampton Inn Website there is picture looking out the front door and you can see the Arena Entrance on the right

(It helps me in a new city to at least get a visual of the location so I know where to look)

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8. Re: Is Bijlmermeer Safe?

If I had points from Hilton, and enough of them, I'd spring for the Doubletree.

A much better location located dead center

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9. Re: Is Bijlmermeer Safe?

I wanted the Double Tree, but they are sold out for Point Stays for my days.

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10. Re: Is Bijlmermeer Safe?

The hotel is open for about 1 year, it's a converted former office building like a few in that area (e.g. also the new Holiday Inn). Location can't be beaten for the local entertainment zone and for public transport connectivity.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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