This hotel is very clean, quiet and accommodating. As said in previous reviews, you are very close to the Van Gogh, and Rijks Museums. We really enjoyed both. Also, do go to the Rembrandthuis on Jadenbreestraat. The Etching and Paint Preparation demonstrations were quite interesting as well as wall-to-wall Rembrandts, floor after floor. We also visited the Ann Frank house, Our Lord in The Attic, Dam Square, and Old and New Churches. The Palace was not open, but I hear it's lovely. The walk to the Ann Frank house on our first afternoon was gorgeous along the canals. It helped stave off the jet lag.
Queen and Roel can really help you figure out transportation, your routes and local restaurants to eat. The Rembrandthuis was very convenient and quick when we used the tram, at Qeenies suggestion, plus a shorter route. They provide a good breakfast, and supplied decaf coffee and soy milk on request. The breakfast has a variety of hot eggs and breakfast meats, fresh fruit, Dutch yogurt,and Dutch pancakes made to order, and much more. We only found out our last day, that there is a fridge in the breakfast area stocked with adult beverages, that you can help yourself to, on an honor system of listing your consumption.
Arriving from the airport, we took the #197 bus from Schiphol Plaza--exit the airport and the bus leaves from lane B9. Pay 4 euros to the driver. It's 35 minutes. Get off at Hobbemastraat. You'll see the museums. We got off a stop early when we saw the museums, and it was still only a few blocks walk.
Leaving we took a high speed Thalys train to Paris--3:15 hours. A taxi to the train station is only 10 euros. If you buy the train tix ahead, we went first class, got dinner and a snack, plus wine, for little over 100USD. In the station, to the left, on the second floor (there are elevators) there is a first class lounge we found accidentally-- with refreshments, restroom, lounge area. Wrote postcards, etc. While waiting for our train.
We used the Museumkaart and made appts for the Ann Frank House and Van Gogh Museum so we were not in the long lines. Go online totheir websites and schedule your time before leaving home--if it is a must-see. The Museumkaart they let us purchase when we arrived for our appointed time at the Ann Frank House, our first site. The airport Tourist shop did not sell them. The card is good for one year, so we have to go back again soon, gladly.
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