Spent six days with my family at this Holiday Inn Express. I would rate it as good to very good. The staff was very friendly. The location was a bit out out of town. Tram #5 was about a 150meter walk and takes about 20 minutes to get to the middle of the Amsterdam proper and about 40 minutes to the Central Station because it makes a lot of stops. This is not bad, just something you need to plan for. Trams arrive about every eight minutes so there is virtually no wait. The hotel has no parking of its own. You park next door at a public parking lot for 8.40Euros per day. Be sure to have a credit/debit card car with a smart chip otherwise the bloody machine won't work for you. It doesn't take cash or cards with only a magnetic strip. The rooms are built for two but you can get by with three. The extra bed might not be too comfortable but will be sufficient for kids and teenagers. My wife and daughter thought the bathroom was small because there was no place to put all of their cosmetics. There was no closet space. If you've ever been to a Holiday Inn Express then you already know what to expect. Breakfast was fine. The food was okay. The bread and cheeses were fine. There was kosher food for Jewish folks. Bottom line, we had a great time and this Holiday Inn Express was just right for the price.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Spring is upon us and so is the new Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam – SouthThe new Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam – South is ideally located near the financial district of Amsterdam, the South Axis. When using tram or bus which stops in front of the hotel, guests are in close reach of all main financial institutes, the VU Medical Center and the RAI Congress Center (all at 5-10 minutes door-to-door travel). The sound proof, well-furnished and spacious rooms offer modern equipment like LCD TVs with satellite, free Wi-Fi, coffee/tea facilities and a walk in shower. On top of all these facilities, our guests are served a complimentary Continental breakfast and also a free daily kosher breakfast is available with no advance reservation required. Next to this the hotel offers special kosher sandwiches. The hotel is located in the Jewish community of Amsterdam and Amstelveen and therefore you will also find many Orthodox Synagogues within walking distance and special Shabbat amenities are available in the hotel.With close proximity of the A10 around Amsterdam, you can easily travel to many main destinations in the Netherlands (Haarlem, The Hague, Utrecht, etc.) and also sightseeing to the most important sites (for instance the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank House and the Royal Palace) are in good reach via public transport. The Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam – South welcomes you. ... more less
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