The Red and Yellow Tulip apartments are two apartment units in the same building. Each has its own entrance. The Yellow Tulip is the downstairs apartment.
The Yellow Tulip was ideal for me, my spouse and our ten year old son during our week in Amsterdam. It offered ample space, separate bedrooms, two showers, a well-equipped kitchen and a washing machine. The location is perfect. It's far from the noisier part of the city but close to public transit, museums, art galleries, shops, restaurants, bakeries and a grocery store. It was a great place to return to after walking all day. The staff members we had contact with, Petra and Tiberius, were friendly and helpful. The beds were clean and comfortable, the showers had plenty of hot water but not a lot of pressure, the television had 32 channels and the kitchen was modern.
We really liked the apartment but do not expect a North American hotel. There is no telephone, no air conditioning and no place to park a car. The stairs to the lower bedroom are very steep and there is no railing. It is not a place for small children nor for adults who are not reasonably agile and sober. The kitchen table, chairs, wardrobe and chest of drawers are old and are not in good enough shape to be called antiques. There is only one toilet and it is in a closet under the stairs. You have to wash your hands in the sink in the kitchen or a bedroom after using it. The wiring is marginal. You can cause a circuit breaker to trip if you have too many appliances going at once. You're responsible for taking out the garbage. The labelling on the washing machine is in Dutch and there are no instructions in English.
The lack of a sink near the toilet really bothered my wife and the steepness of the stairs was a continuing concern for me but we wouldn't hesitate to consider staying at the Yellow Tulip again on our next trip to Amsterdam.
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