We travelled to Amsterdam as a couple and decided to stay outwith the city centre as you get a lot more for your money that way.
First off - lets get the TRAVEL out the way....
We were initially apprehensive about the traveling to and from the hotel from the city centre...however there is no need to worry.
The Hotel is situated very near Sloterdijk Station, which lies between Shcipol Airport and Centraal Station.
From Schipol take the train direct to Amsterdam Sloterdijk Station. NOTE - If using the self service machines, you need to type in Amsterdam to find the Station. We searched for Sloterdijk but it returned nothing on the search. If you search Amsterdam then a list of all Stations in Amsterdam come up and you can then select Sloterdijk Station.
Once at the Station head to the Bus and Tram area and get the 12 Tram to the hotel.
The train from the Airport takes between 14-16 minutes to get to Sloterdijk Station and the 12 Tram takes you from there to the hotel in approx 2 minutes (its the 2nd stop) and the stop you want is about 15 meters after the hotel.
You can take either take the tram right into the city or take the train.
The number 12 Tram takes you to the Museum Quarter (Museumplein) where you can get another to the City Centre - Centraal Station (no's 2, 5 or 16) they are very frequent.
We however chose to take the number 12 tram to Sloterdijk Station (its 2 stops and and only 2 minutes travel) or walk the 5 minutes to the station. From there the Sprinter Tains to Centraal Station are every 5 minutes and take between 4 minutes and 7 minutes to get to Centraal Station (depending on the train taken).
Tram and Train prices are very resonable and cheaper than the UK.
The hotel from the outside does not look like much, however inside is a different story. The hotel is modern and nicely decorated and the rooms are very nice, clean and comfortable and feel very safe.
The en-suite shower rooms are amazing, so large in size with underfloor heating that keeps the tiled room very cosy.
This really is a 4* hotel and its very quiet outside at night.
The staff were friendly and helpful - you can if you like use your credit card to enable you to charge to your room but this is not essential.
I would definatelty stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Golden Tulip Amsterdam West has all the facilities you can expect of a 4 star hotel. It has a restaurant with more than 300 seats that is open for breakfast and dinner, a nice bar for lunch, bites and drinks, a lounge and business centre, three meeting rooms and a parking garage underneath the hotel. Situated just of exit 103 of the A10 ring way, Sloterdijk train station is just around the corner (5 min walk), and the city is only a tram ride away (15 min). Whether you come to our city for business or pleasure, by car or public transport, we are the ideal start of your trip. ... more less
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