stayed at the Artemis for 3 nights. arrived a Schipol Airport and got bus 195 which is outside of main airport entrance to the 'IBM' stop. The bus was 2 euros each and the journey takes about 10 mins. ask the driver to point out the hotel as you can just see it from the IBM bus stop and is a couple of minutes walk.
Checking in can be done anytime but the rooms were not ready when we arrived so we left our cases in the secure left luggage room and went exploring.
We paid for a travel pass which allows you to travel on all public transport that is blue and white in colour (this includes all the trams.) These passes can be bought for however many days you are there and work out the cheapest way to travel.
The tram and bus stop (same stop) is a 10 minute walk away. Ask the reception staff and they wil point out the way. the tram was the best option as it stops at Leidseplein (the main bar / restaurant area )all the way up the main shopping street up to the central station. Like an Oyster card, you tap in and out each journey.
The hotel itself. The staff were friendly and helpful and check in was painless.
The room was okay. The lighting in the room was very poor, as a female, i find that most hotels have poor lighting around the table area but this was particularly bad. Bed was okay and shower room was okay. as you would expect from a hotel of this standard.
Breakfast was great. Lots of selection, hot and cold, naughty and healthy!
we ate in the hotel on the first night as we had had a very long day. We both had the burger and chips and it was very nice.
Our flight home was on a Sunday. there is no bus 195 on a Sunday so we paid 25 euros to get a taxi. If you want to do the public transport ot the station it will take you about an hour wheras a taxi was about 7 minutes!
With regards to where the hotel is in relation to the centre of Amsterdam, it really is no great hardship. The tram and buses take about 20 minutes and they are very regular.
The food and drink (especally spirits) are very expensive, especially if you eat in the china town area next to the red light district. You can do it on a budget, there are Mc Donalds and Burger king galore out there but if you would like something more discerning, be ready to pay! lots to choose from though.
for a great lunch - sandwiches, muffins etc, go to B&B Lunchroom. we went to 2, one in Liedsestraat (main shopping street) and the other i believe was somewhere along Kalverstraat. ( Have reviewed it on the restauraunt section) For a proper cup of coffee, there are 3 Starbucks !!
Had a lovely time, 3 and a half days was somewhat too long (although it was absolutely bitterly cold when we were there, should te weather have been nicer, the 'mooching about' we like to do would have been more enjoyable!) would go back in warmer weather for a couple of nights.
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- Modern Dutch design hotel ideally located between Amsterdam Schiphol airport and Amsterdam city center. With Dutch architecture and changing inspiring art and design collections. ... more less
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