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Safe Place to stay in Amsterdam, Mother & 13 year old...

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Safe Place to stay in Amsterdam, Mother & 13 year old...

Would like recommendations of a safe area to stay moderately priced. We do not want to be near Red Light District. Is there anything close to the Van Gogh museum? Appreciate any advice on hotel and best way to get from airport to hotel.

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1. Re: Safe Place to stay in Amsterdam, Mother & 13 year old...

Define safe.

If yo're looking for a place where neither of you will get mugged/raped/killed, then anywhere in the city will do fine. In "normal" use Amsterdam is perfectly safe.

You'll probably (with a 13 yr old daughter) not be hanging out in the rowdier bars late at night, nor staggering home blind drunk through the dark alleys in the wee hours of the morning. So you really needn't worry too much about that.

There's a number of hotels in the Museum Area, perhaps you want to check some user reviews on this site...

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2. Re: Safe Place to stay in Amsterdam, Mother & 13 year old...

piper180 , most if not all areas are safe , but if you want to be near the museums , choose a hotel in the Museum area , browes the hotels on this list. There are loads to choose from.

train and tram , which tram depends on what hotel you decide on. Approx cost p.p. Euro 6

airport shuttle bus , Euro 13 p.p.

taxi approx Euro 40

Hotel Kap has a good reputation for a budget hotel. King is another just off Leidseplein.

Depends on what grade hotel you require.

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3. Re: Safe Place to stay in Amsterdam, Mother & 13 year old...

Moderately priced is not a really reveiling way to put it.....

But I agree with Geoff. Try the Museumplein area. Apart from what hotel, you can use train and tram to come from the airport. It will be some EUR5.50 pp incl trainticket and strippenkaart one way. Shuttle bus can be done too, reckon some EUR13, depending on hotellocation.

Regards

Marcel