I was doubtful about staying outside the city but this hotel was worth the additional travel. Take the number 69 bus from the airport about 30 mins transfer and it will drop you about 2 mins from the door, you can't miss the hotel it is what it says it is, Blue and Square! A lovely welcome from staff in a really clean, modern bright reception area and our room on the first floor was at the back overlooking a small lake. A good size with a large bed and very clean. Not a large bathroom but again really clean and had a fantastic large walk in power shower.My only negative would be the uncomfortable pillows which are more like cushions and very lumpy and the duvet was a size too small. Breakfast in the dining room was a good hot and cold buffet offering a really good choice including local cheeses and hams. All the staff were very friendly and helpful and I cannot fault the cleanliness at all . Take the number 14 tram at the top of the road into Dam Square running every 10 mins during the weekday and running back to the hotel until just after midnight. Buy an OV Chipkart which gives you unlimited travel on the GVB network including buses and trams just remember to check your card in and out. We paid €16.50 each for 72 hours but definitely got our moneys worth and so easy to use. Cards can be bought at reception as well as other attraction tickets and staff more than happy to give advice plus maps.If I was to go back to Amsterdam I would definitely consider this hotel again.However if you are into clubs and nightlife then probably not for you due to the location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- BEST WESTERN PLUS Hotel Blue Square is an environmental friendly hotel and has a Green Key Silver status. The hotel takes its name from the striking building in which it is located. The building was designed by architect Van Gool and dates from the seventies. Van Gool has laid down that the building may only be painted in the characteristic blue color. All 175 rooms are spacious, soundproofed and equipped with air conditioning, free Wi-Fi and free coffee/tea facilities. You will find comfortable rooms with many amenities so that your visit is an experience that you would want to repeat. Whether you are staying in Amsterdam for business or looking for a destination for a short break, this hotel is the perfect start to anyone visiting the city. We are located near the exit of the A10 S104. In just 15-20 minutes you are in the city area of the centre of Amsterdam. Schiphol Airport, the RAI Convention Center, the port and Passenger Terminal Amsterdam (cruise ships) can be reached within 30 minutes. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Amsterdam
- Amsterdam Best Western