We arrived in Amsterdam by train, and the Sebastian's is abaout 10-15 minutes from the Centraal Station, and about 10 euros by taxi. Don't forget to print the address to show to the taxi driver, because the name of the street isn't easy to pronunciate. We got the room with the canal view which was great. The staff is very friendly and always happy to help. The hotel is about 3 blocks from the dam (the old city main square), where you can take the trams to the museums (lines 2 or 5 - always take change coins and pay to the driver at the front door, or to the colector on the middle door, depending on the type of tram car). If you keep walking through the square, you reach red light district, etc.
About the museums, is always a good idea to purchese tickets in advance. You avoid a lot of lines and save time. If you forgot to to this at home, the hotel has a computer on the bar for that.
There are many restaurants near the hotel. We tryed a few, but the one we recommend is Seasons, at Herenstraat 16. Everything is good, but the salmon is excellent. And if you're a beer guy like me, try the Ijwit (the one with an ostrich on the label).
Having the breakfast in the hotel is also a good tip. For 10 euros (not very expensive, comparing to the bakeries around) you have a complete meal. And the good part is that it starts at 7h (the bakeries don't open until 9-10h) so you can catch an early flight or have more time to visit the city.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Directly on the Keizersgracht, one of the most picturesque canals in the heart of Amsterdam, you will find Sebastian's, a contemporary three-star hotel with a unique and sophisticated design and atmosphere. Whether you are in the capital city for business or to enjoy the vibrant nightlife of Amsterdam, Sebastian's is the place to be. The location alone is worth the stay: a stone's throw from the Jordaan district, with its numerous cafés and restaurants, and Haarlemmerstraat, home to a wide variety of shops and a number of colourful Amsterdam outdoor markets. The hotel bar also boasts a unique and charming atmosphere. It is a ‘real' bar with a contemporary, trendy design and a meeting place for both young and old, who come here to enjoy a delicious cappuccino, cold beer or glass of one of the wide range of wines served. All of this can be enjoyed in a relaxed, jazzy setting. ... more less
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