My husband and I have just returned (22 Dec11) from a six day visit to Amsterdam. We read the findings of previous guests and thought we would tell it as it was for us.
We enjoyed our stay at the Blue Square and occupied an attractive corner room on the second floor to the rear of the Hotel, which looked like it had recently been refurbished. It was very clean and quiet. Although the windows were large, there was one at the side that opened. The room overlooked a canal. The air conditioning worked perfectly. Breakfast was extensive and generous. The friendly staff made us very welcome and were only too happy to be of help. For example in providing fried eggs to complete our English breakfast on request.
Getting to and from the City is easy. The tickets (obtained from Reception) are valid on the tram, bus and Metro. For the tram, turn right when leaving the Hotel, don’t cross over but walk to the end of the road passed the market and shops. The stop for No 14 tram will have “Flevopark” on the front and is just to the right of the junction. “Dam Square” where its all happening is sixteen stops. Each stop is displayed inside the tram as you reach it. If you ask the conductor for a time table, all the stops are listed on the cover. Swipe your ticket when entering and leaving the tram.
Returning to the Hotel, the 14 Tram stop is opposite the main entrance of the Magna Plaza shopping complex in Dam Square. The tram will have “Slotermeer” on the front. Get off at ‘Plein ‘40-’45. When you get off the tram, cross the road and walk to the right for the Hotel. Watch out for traffic and bikes at all times when on foot! We survived Naples but had a couple of near misses with bikes without lights.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- He BEST WESTERN PLUS Hotel Blue Square is environmental friendly hotel and has a Green Key Silver status. The building takes it's name from the striking building in which it is located. The building was designed by architect Van Gool and dates from the seventies. Van Gool has undoubtedly explain that the only building in the characteristic blue color can be dyed. All 175 rooms are spacious, soundproofed and equipped with air conditioning, free wifi internet and free coffee/ tea facilities. You will find comfortable rooms with many amenities so that your visit is an experience that you would want to repeat. Whether you are staying in Amsterdam for business, or looking for a destination for a short break, this hotel is the perfect start to anyone visiting the city. We are located near the exit of the A10 S104. In just 15-20 minutes you are in the city area of the centre of Amsterdam. Sloterdijk Station is just steps away from our hotel and SchipholAirport, the RAIConvention Center, the Port and Passenger Terminal Amstedam (cruisschepen) can be reached in 30 minutes. At the BEST WESTERN Plus Hotel Blue Square we strive to provide the facilities you require, with little extras to make you feel at home in a friendly and welcoming environment. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Amsterdam
- Amsterdam Best Western