One of my mates is getting marries in a few weeks, so 12 of us traveled to Amsterdam for his stag doo. Rather than sharing rooms, we decided to stay at Citizen M and get a room each for similar money.
The hotel is a couple of minutes walk from Amsterdam South station - which is a 10 minute journey from the airport. We actually tried to get a taxi - but the driver was honest enough to point us in the right direction and tell us to walk!
I've stayed in a Citizen M in Glasgow before, so knew what to expect. The room was small and had limited storage... but looked really cool and modern. Ideal for one person for a couple of nights - but if you'd had more than a couple of outfits, you'd have nowhere to hang them up! Comfy bed, a good shower, and a selection of movies on demand!
The bar was open 24/7 (exactly what you want on a stag doo!) and there were sandwiches and other snacks available there too. Not cheap mind you!
The downside to the hotel was it was quite far away from the center of Amsterdam. We took the tram a couple of times which took about 20-25 mins. We also got taxis back several times... which sometimes cost 15-20 euros, and sometimes 50 euros. We figured out that it depends on the driver. Some take you round a dual carrigeway ring road - which takes about 30 mins and costs 50 euros. Others take you through the side streets which takes 15 mins and costs 15-20 euros. If you ask the driver for the price before you depart, they usually say around 20 euros and go the short way!! Shame it took us a couple of days to figure this out... and with 12 people (3 taxis per journey) it cost us a small fortune!
If I was coming back on a stag doo, I think I'd rather pay the extra and stay somewhere in the center of Amsterdam. It'd work out cheaper than paying for taxis all the time. A great wee hotel - just a bit out of the way.
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- Located in Central Amsterdam on Beethovenstraat this hip Netherlands hotel offers affordable luxury for budget travelers, lodging near museums, free Wi-Fi, movies on demand, and 24/7 on-site dining. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Citizenm Amsterdam City Hotel Amsterdam
- Citizenm Hotel Amsterdam