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A-Train Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Prins Hendrikkade 23, 1012 TM Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Formerly Schirmann Hotel) (Dam Square)   |  
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Ranked #127 of 345 Hotels in Amsterdam
Tampa, Florida
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Great location!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is a great hotel really close to the main train station! We had the room on the top floor and it had a real homey/attic feal to it was was plenty big for 5 adults! They have a hearty breakfast and the staff is extremley helpful. I would stay here again!

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

If you come to Amsterdam, and want to step off the train (Amsterdam Central) and check right into a hotel and then enjoy the city, This is the perfect place.

If you want big rooms, nicely remodeled, overpriced in hotel restaurants and rate-fixing, Go else-where ( Like the Two hotels Next Door, ART and Park)

My logic is simply this: You are not in Amsterdam to stay in the room. The room is a place where you shower, sleep and keep your belongings. THATS IT. If you are coming to Amsterdam to chill in the room, YOU ARE DOING IT ALL WRONG.

The staff here is super nice. The dudes are the front are really pleasant but the REAL charm are the ladies that run the rather interesting lounge / restaurant. They are amazing people and made us free sandwiches, coffee, gave us free wifi: All AFTER we checked out, and while we waited for out train for 4 hours, were happy to host us in the lobby.

The Rooms: Small, a bit dank, Basically from the 80s and never touched: But I have news for you-- You will find practically the SAME quality room 2 Hotels over( cough cough PARK) for about TWICE the price. The rooms are also dark, but again, you are just there to sleep- Its SUPPOSE to be dark!

Free , Fast Internet on Multiple Devices = PLUS

This is a cash only place, but there is a cash point directly next door. Don't get your feelings hurt when they want the rate up front, People have bailed on them not paying the bill, so they ask for the rates on Checkin .

All in all, a Great place. Nothing fancy, but the staff and courtesy and hospitality make up for it.

I will return if I spend 1-2 Days in Amsterdam.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

IT May not be a 4 or 5 star hotel, but I give it 5 stars for the warm and friendly atmosphere, helpful and friendly staff, breakfast is good and situated in a very central area. Walk to the station, dam square, grocery stores etc..If you are looking for a 3 star hotel, I recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: If you book the quadruple room, be prepared to have 2 beds upstairs and 2 beds downstairs (in the sa...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Si bien no es un hotel barato, en Amsterdam ninguno lo es! Las habitaciones eran espaciosas (triples) y el personal atento. Desayuno normal. concepto muy particular. Las habitaciones muy limpias, lo cual se agradece especialmente en el baño. Las alfombras las aspiraban todos los días y nos consta! La ubicación es realmente excelente, frente a la Terminal de trenes y de ahí es muy fácil moverte. No tuve ningún problema para dormir. Wifi de pago.

If so it isnt a cheap hotel, no one in Amsterdam is!! Rooms are spacious (I was in a triple), supportive staff. Regular breakfast, particular concept (trains), very clean rooms, wich is always appreciated especially the bathrooms. They vacuum the carpets every day (we might say). Great great great location, just in front.. literally in front of the Amsterdam Central, wich is so easy to move into the city. I didn't have any problems sleeping. WIFI is not for free. I recommend it, I probably would be back.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Denver, Colorado
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The A-Train is directly across the street from the central train station. No taxi required. The rooms are very basic but the location and great breakfast make for good value. I you like trains, this place is for you. The staff is very helpful and friendly.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Barcelona
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31 reviews 31 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The hotel its very close to the Central Station however, the beds are the worst I have ever slept in my life considering the price of one night is very high.

I recommend you to look to a different place around

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I stayed there for 2 days and found the staff most helpful with any information I asked about. Also the lift was great to have instead of using stairs with luggage etc. Breakfast was very well catered for and the room I stayed in was very tidy. I will be traveling back in a few weeks time and have booked to stay there again

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Prins Hendrikkade 23, 1012 TM Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Formerly Schirmann Hotel)
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Dam Square
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#68 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — A-Train Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The A-Train Hotel is a unique 3 star hotel with a train-theme. It is ideally located in front of the Central (Railway) Station, right in the beating heart of Amsterdam. Shopping areas, tourist attractions, pubs, restaurants, theaters, are all within walking distance. All 34 rooms are comfortably furnished and have modern bathrooms with a hair-drier and are equipped with radio, satellite TV with pay TV, safe, work desk, direct-dial telephone with wake-up system and WIFI. The hotel has a lift, a luggage store room and 24 hours check in. An easy chair, coffee and tea making facilities, fridge and a great view off the Central Station are the extras in our 4 excellent 'First class rooms', also very suitable for business guests. For special occasions we have the 'Old Dutch Suite' with a small private garden/patio. Furthermore smoking and non-smoking rooms and 2 excellent family rooms. No two rooms are alike in our surprising train-themed hotel! All major public transport lines operate from the Central Station, only 15-20 minutes from Schiphol Airport, RAI and WTC. There is an (expensive) underground public parking opposite the A-Train Hotel. Cheap parking, from €10,- per 24 hours at 5 minutes walk from the hotel.. The A-Train Hotel is a cozy hotel, run by Jos and Erika Heijnsdijk and manager Ali Hassan and will be a comfortable place to stay during your tourist or business visit and will make you feel like "Home away from Home". We aim to please with an informal atmosphere and are looking forward to see you soon in our hotel. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
a Train Hotel Amsterdam
Europe Train
Train Hotel

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