We chose the hotel due to the location and they had a quadruple room option. Our quad room was on the ground floor, number 3, was very large and had 4 single beds, small bathroom, desk, fridge, tv, wardrobe with a free to use,self programmable safe, small table and 2 bucket chairs with still plenty of floor space for 4 women to move around in comfortably, access to the patio courtyard outside, and cleaned daily. This room was located underneath reception and the upstairs patio area, so if you want a lie in past breakfast time, wear ear plugs as you can hear the chairs moving and people walking up the outside stairs from the courtyard to reception. But the breakfast period was the only time we heard any noise.The staff were all very welcoming and helpful and gave their time to help us with our questions and needs. The street was very quiet, and just at the end of leidse square, and 2 minutes from Vondelpark. Within walking distance of the museumplein with the Van Gogh and the Rijkmusuem, and within walking distance to the Anne Frank House, and a short tram ride up to the train station. 2.80 euros for an hours ticket. We had not been able to book tickets online for the Anne Frank House, but knew the queues were long, we arrived at 6.15pm on a Thursday evening and were in by 7pm, and out by 8.30pm and they closed at 9pm.The experience was very moving and well worth a visit, and a bargain at 9 euros for an adult ticket. The Van Gogh musuem was excellant, 15 euros was a bit pricey but 3 floors of his whole collection and and a very well stocked gift shop! Book a timed entry ticket from the shop, located in the middle of the musuemplein next to the water feature between the van gogh and the rijkmusuem to avoid the queues. I would recommend seeing the canals by boat, we used the Blue Boat company, located 5 minutes walk from the hotel, which if you ask the staff at the hotel, will give you a card and you get 10% discount. We did the city tour which was originally 15 euros, so 13.50 with the discount card and lasted 75 minutes, a very relaxing way to see Amsterdam. Beware of the bicylces! Amsterdam is filled with bicycles and be careful crossing the road as you have to cross the cycle lanes, road and tram lanes sometimes so look both ways and only go on green!!!
We had an fabulous stay and would definately return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome at Hotel Alexander, a small family-run hotel in the middle of the center of Amsterdam. The Museum-Square, the Leidse-Square (nightlife) and several shopping-streets are within 5 minutes walking distance from the hotel. The rest of the touristical activities can all be reached by a maximum 30-minute walk.All our comfortable hotel-rooms offer private shower/toilet/television/telephone and we have free WIFI-internet available in our whole hotel.We hope we will have the honour to welcome you in our hotel soon! ... more less
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