We had a smoking room in the glass corridor connected annex. This is a novelty in itself in Europe these days. The room was clean and the bed very comfortable. The lights had a strange configuration and were a bit too bright over the bed (my husband says I am being picky). Tea and coffee facilities for first thing, and the free wifi was very useful for looking things up before a days sightseeing.
Transport into Central station normally very efficient (Number 48 outside hotel), but be warned, it slows right down on Sundays-this also includes the trains out to the airport, we almost came unstuck by not leaving adequate time. Tram system magic! We didn't get a tram map which would recommend as we had to keep going back to Central to get the next one. We hadn't been sight seeing in Amsterdam for over 25 years so found the 53 Euro 76 hour pass terrific as it gave us two cards, one for buses and trams, the other for entrance into museums and galleries free, plus a canal trip. Next time we will opt for the transport only card having done the major sites this trip.
On the whole it was a nice place to stay, reduction in bus service on Sunday did cause a bit of stress but now we are aware of the problem wouldn't have any reservations about staying in this hotel again.
The breakfast at 17 Euro seemed excessive, full English if that is your choice available for at little as 5.50 Euro near Central station.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- WestCord Art Hotel Amsterdam is on the edge of the old centre of Amsterdam, 10 minutes by public transport. The hotel is on the border of Spaarndammerbuurt which is renowned for the world famous Amsterdam School-building 'Het Schip', making it a wonderful area with much to discover. The hotel is easily accessible by car or public transport (bus 48, stop Hem-point). Art Hotel Amsterdam has 190 modern hotel rooms, all with free WIFI internet. In the public areas is an art gallery of the famous Dutch artist Herman Brood. Also in the rooms you will find art above your bed. The Art Brasserie is open daily for a la carte breakfast, coffee to-go, lunch, drinks and dinner. Next to The Art Brasserie is restaurant The Gallery, also used as breakfast restaurant. Adjacent there is an outside terrace with bar and a public open air swimming pool. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tulip Inn Amsterdam
- Amsterdam Tulip Inn