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    The missus and I are after a trip to Amsterdam for my birthday this year.

    We've booked 31st March -> 6th April.

    I'm new to this bargain hunting lark and although I've found the flights for £72 total for 2 (Well cheap). It's proving hard to find a place to stay.
    We are flexible for that week and if we have to only go for 3 nights, that's fine.

    Where's the best place to look for a half decent hotel in 'dam for just the 2 of us?
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    Default Re: Amsterdam from 31st March.

    HotelNH is like the Dutch version of Premier Inn. Don't worry too much about getting a central location, as long as there's a tram line nearby.

    A couple of things to watch out for is that it's not uncommon to get a 'double' room and find that it's actually two single beds pushed together. Also, you'll get taxed 5% on top of whatever you pay for the room when you arrive.
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    Default Re: Amsterdam from 31st March.

    So maybe best to just fly over an wing it?

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    Default Re: Amsterdam from 31st March.

    I wouldn't, I wouldn't even do that in England after trying it once.
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    Default Re: Amsterdam from 31st March.

    BTW, if you think you're going to have a cheap holiday in A'dam then you're horribly mistaken. The place will rape your wallet hard.

    The Amsterdam equivalent of 99p stores is 5 Euro stores and they sell the same kind of tat.

    Want a pint? Yeah, that'll be a fiver too.

    Meal out? Expect pain.
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    Default Re: Amsterdam from 31st March.

    Just re-read and got what you meant now. Get a place on the outskirts and travel in on the tram.

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    Default Re: Amsterdam from 31st March.

    Dont mind spending while over there, just don't wanna pay over the odds to get and stay there.

    I was seeing prices of a grand for the hotel in some cases.

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    Default Re: Amsterdam from 31st March.

    If you just want somewhere to sleep try the Damrak inn. Very central (nearly opposite the Grasshopper), and it's cheap too.
    It's not going to be a 5 star stay, I'm not sure what star it is but was clean enough and the staff are always nice there.

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    I'm going for valentines weekend with her indoors . Going Saturday back on Monday.

    Flying with BA and staying in hotel Moevenpick. Minutes from central station. 2 nights with breakfast and cost £350 all in.

    Not bad considering


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    been here around 30 times and use above hotel ...cheap enough and b&b ....also close to everything and 1 min walk from trainstation ...also use train to and from airpoint ...think its 5 euros still taxi costs 40 ....and enjoy the trip

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    Default Re: Amsterdam from 31st March.

    Haha the reviews on that aren't the greatest!

    "Traveller room tips: go to ibis" lol


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    Default Re: Amsterdam from 31st March.

    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Overdose View Post
    Haha the reviews on that aren't the greatest!

    "Traveller room tips: go to ibis" lol


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    Default Re: Amsterdam from 31st March.

    have you had a look on AirBnB ?
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