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“Great location,good value for the price.”
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A-Train Hotel
Ranked #127 of 366 Hotels in Amsterdam
Brantford, Canada
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Great location,good value for the price.”
Reviewed November 8, 2012

A hidden gem, stayed in October 2012. Very close to the train station, convienent. Close to the city center. Good buffet breakfast, great accomodations, and clean rooms. TV with english stations and free internet in the lobby. Friendly, helpful staff. Would definitely stay again and would recommend it to anyone looking for a nice place to stay in Amsterdam.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

I was staying at A-Train hotel with my friends for three days. Everything was excellent. We had family room with two levels. There are three windows, hall, bathroom in the room. It's very great because it's very big area. The room was clean every day. And also the hotel's location is very good. The hotel is situated close to Amsterdam Central and city's center.

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London
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

We stayed at the A-Train hotel for three nights earlier this month, and to be honest there wasn't much to fault.
It is unique - I've never seen more train paraphernalia in a dining room before, and the photos are wonderful. Taken by Dutch photographer Hans Steeneken who sadly died this year, and awaiting someone to publish a book of them. If you love a train, you'll love this hotel.
The rooms are smallish - long and narrow (like the houses in Amsterdam), but more than enough room for the stuff you'd have with you on a city break (a bit like being on a train, obviously). The bathroom, like others have mentioned, doesn't have a shower curtain, which does mean for a wet floors, but that's no big deal really. The staff were really helpful too, switching us to a double after I inadvertantly booked a twin (make sure you check this when you book). The best thing about it though is the location - right by the station, so if you're arriving by train it's a godsend. The centre of Amsterdam is easy to walk round, but if you want a bus, a tram or a boat, being right by Central station, all of those are on your doorstep too. Would definitely recommend (if you like your hotels a bit different).

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

My husband and I stayed here 10/11/12-10/15/12. We stayed in the Old Dutch Suite. We loved our room, the hotel staff was very friendly and helpful, and the location is perfect. There are unbrellas you can borrow. We also borrowed an adapter for my cell during our stay. There is one computer you can use for free. It was usually available when I wanted to use it. Short walk to/from the train station, right across the street from the canal ride, maybe a 20 minute walk to the Anne Frank House, and close to many restaurants and bars. There is a grocery store next door- good for snacks, and it was only a 5 minute walk to do laundry. Breakfast was O.K. What they had was good, just not much of a selection for me. Bread, cheese, meat, cereal, small oranges. Coffee, hot cocoa, and juice to drink. I will definitely stay here again and in the Old Dutch Suite. We really loved this unique room. Nice decor, and a nice patio area off the room. The only downside is there is no shower curtain so some water does end up on the bathroom floor. I had read about this in previous reviews so it didn't surprise me.

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Reviewed November 3, 2012

I've encountered problem upon checked-in to the hotel. Please don't get me wrong, not hotel fault, it was travel agent whose failed to inform hotel regarding my reservation.
(It was later explained as duplicate booking or so on...)
Mr Jos was very friendly and helpful. He asked me not to worry, he has room for me.
He said he will check with the travel agent regarding the problem.
I felt so warm and really thankful to him...if not for him, i will have to find a room at other hotel by dragging my luggages to walk around amsterdam city.

Ask for room at 2nd floor facing the backyard (B209).
I love the view from my room to the hotel backyard.

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Reviewed October 27, 2012

It comply with all our expectatives: clean, very well located, very kind attention and moderately priced.

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Property: A-Train Hotel
Address: Prins Hendrikkade 23, 1012 TM Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Formerly Schirmann Hotel)
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Centrum , Dam Square
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#73 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — A-Train Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The A-Train Hotel is a unique 3 star hotel with a train-theme. It is ideally located in front of the Central (Railway) Station, right in the beating heart of Amsterdam. Shopping areas, tourist attractions, pubs, restaurants, theaters, are all within walking distance. All 34 rooms are comfortably furnished and have modern bathrooms with a hair-drier and are equipped with radio, satellite TV with pay TV, safe, work desk, direct-dial telephone with wake-up system and FREE WIFI. The hotel has a lift, a luggage store room and 24 hours check in. An easy chair, coffee and tea making facilities, fridge and a great view off the Central Station are the extras in our 4 excellent 'First class rooms', also very suitable for business guests. For special occasions we have the 'Old Dutch Suite' with a small private garden/patio. Furthermore smoking and non-smoking rooms and 2 excellent family rooms. No two rooms are alike in our surprising train-themed hotel! All major public transport lines operate from the Central Station, only 15-20 minutes from Schiphol Airport, RAI and WTC. There is an (expensive) underground public parking opposite the A-Train Hotel. Cheap parking, from €10,- per 24 hours at 5 minutes walk from the hotel.. The A-Train Hotel is a cozy hotel, run by Jos and Erika Heijnsdijk and manager Ali Hassan and will be a comfortable place to stay during your tourist or business visit and will make you feel like "Home away from Home". We aim to please with an informal atmosphere and are looking forward to see you soon in our hotel. ... more   less 
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