My husband and I, in our late 60s and early 70s, are looking for a hotel in Amsterdam for a few days in October and are getting discouraged. Besides a clean and pleasant place, our requirements would include an elevator and free WiFi.
We had hoped to find something in the same price range as we found in Paris a couple of years ago (about $130 a night), and we started with the Central Station area, but nothing came even close to that. Is Amsterdam that much more expensive than Paris, or has the exchange rate changed that much? The one hotel that looked pretty good to us is the A Train Hotel across from the station, but that costs about $200 a night.
We are now looking in the airport area, and there actually are some possibilities there in our price range. It would then be easy (and free, I assume with a tip added) to get to the hotel and back to the airport, but we would have to take the train to go into the city for sightseeing and a day trip to Delft.
That would be doable, I guess. The one challenge would be getting to the train for a trip to Belgium for a couple of days, but probably our hotel in Amsterdam would let us store our larger suitcases so we'd just need to take our small ones on the train. We'd have to check on that.
We'd be interested in people's reactions to this. Thanks!