It's comfortable and quiet, his position is good to reach every place of the city. Service is fine, staff is very nice and helpful, so you feel at home. I think this is the right balance between price and quality.More
It's comfortable and quiet, his position is good to reach every place of the city. Service is fine, staff is very nice and helpful, so you feel at home. I think this is the right balance between price and quality.MoreShow less
Dear Tripadvisor member. Thank you ALL for the nice, lovely and heartwarming reviews on my hotel. Pascale and I hope that we did everything to make your stay as comfortable and pleasant as possible.
Summer is coming to its end here in Amsterdam but we're having a warm fall (Indian summer almost...feels like spring again!)) and Amsterdam is beautiful with all those autumn colors... even in autumn and winter this city is a marvelous place to walk around in. We heard that Lonely Planet chose Amsterdam next best place on earth to go to and we're proud of that.
We hope to see you again some day in Amsterdam.
Great location in Leidseplein.Hotels staff was heplfull and friendly. Breakfast was served till 10:30 whit give little more time to sleep in morning after night out.
Fresh coffee was always available in the lobby.
Leidseplein is just great place to start study Amsterdam. Trese in lot of great reastaurants, clubs and few live music places.
Its clean, its in a great location near one of the main squares and its relatively quiet. Staff was super friendly, especially the Moroccan guy who was working nights. Breakfast was quite nice too, included egg, toast, coffee. I guess this place caters to GBLT but my girlfriend and I felt very much at home. Highly recommend.
We stayed at the Freeland Hotel for 3 nights. It is located conveniently in the Liedseplein area, which is filled with restaurants, pubs and shops, just around the corner from the Liedseplein tram stop in a quieter side street. When you get off the tram, you just follow the tracks as it goes around the corner to the street on the right. The hotel is also only a 5 minute walk to the museum area, 10 minutes to the Flower Market and a 15 minute walk to Dam Square.
The hotel is very basic and feels more like a low-end B&B, but the room was surprisingly spacious and with clean white linens and towels. The bathroom was tiny with a clingy shower curtain but served it's purpose fine. Shampoo and bar soap were included. There is free wi-fi throughout the hotel with a good signal. The stairs to the rooms are quite steep and may be difficult for those with mobility problems.
Breakfast was included in the room rate and was very good and filling. It was brought fresh to our table and included orange juice, coffee and tea, a variety of sliced breads with butter and jam, cheeses and meat, and a hard-boiled egg.
Overall we were happy with our stay and would stay here again.
My husband, child and I stayed here recently at the end of our European adventure. Upon arrival we were greeted warmly. We were happy we had a reservation as this hotel was completely full during our stay. We were given a triple room up three flights of the hotel's famous narrow stairs. We had our backpacks so it was easy to navigate versus having large suitcases. Personally I was glad this was at the end of our vacation as we had already climbed so many stairs along the way in so many hotels that we were "in shape". You definitely want to make sure you have everything you need when leaving your room for the day.
The breakfast was great with coffee/tea, bread, meat, cheeses and hard boiled egg. Bart in the breakfast room was wonderful and I had the chance to speak to him for awhile. Nice guy.
We also appreciated Pasquale's smile and helpfulness. She pointed us to the bus 97 to the airport upon leaving saving us money. 4 euro per person to Schipol. 20-30 minute trip. She and another staff member also helped me to book a tour of the countryside north of Amsterdam. The tour company even picked up at the hotel although you are on your own to get back in the evening. Hotel is near tram 5. Easy!
The location was great near the Leidseplein and the nine streets (shopping!). It was also convenient walk to the museum area, Anne Frank house and the canal tour boats. The surrounding streets had many restaurant choices for lunch and dinner. Helpful hint: book your Anne Frank tickets early online. We also enjoyed the NEMO museum and used the canal hop on/off to get there. There was also a nearby bike rental.
I believe the hotel room was large and adequate for the rate charged. The bathroom was small and had poor lighting and that was the only drawback. Otherwise it was a large room with windows that opened plus a nice working AC unit. The beds were comfortable and everything was clean. There were electric tea pots and supplied tea bags if you wanted that in your room. The television was a good size and had a good selection of channels. We had a nice size wardrobe to hang clothes in plus two chairs and small table for a sitting area.
There was a computer for guest's use in the lobby for checking email etc. I was able to print my boarding passes for our flight also.
It's not a fancy hotel, but a great base for seeing the city. The staff was extremely nice and the hotel felt safe. They lock the doors in the evening and you have to use your key to get in. There was always a staff member on duty.
The hotel's cat, Tigger or Tigro, loved my daughter and she loved him back as she was starting to miss our own kitty. This cat has to weigh 30 pounds and definitely rules the lobby. We laughed at the signs in the breakfast room asking you to not feed the cat. We wouldn't think of feeding him, but imagined the years that he has been "spoiled" by past guests.
We've already recommended this hotel to our friends who are looking for an inexpensive option in Europe and don't require 4-5 star amenities. Definitely try it if you are the type who is okay with climbing stairs (no lift), doesn't need valet/bell hop service, room service and other fancy things, but would rather get out and see Amsterdam.
Pleasant staff, good location, however I found beds were far too soft and hotel was a little more like a bed and breakfast than a hotel. Nice big bathroom, room was tiled which was a bit odd. Very poor lighting in room and no phone. But free wireless internet in the rooms which was great. Good dutch breakfast. Just found hotel to be a bit more like a backpackers than a hotel, therefore pretty expensive, but I guess that's due to the Euro?