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Hotels close to viking river cruise

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Hotels close to viking river cruise

We are taking a Viking river cruise September 29 2014 to October 6 2014 from Amsterdam to Basel Switzerland. We arrive in Amsterdam on the 27 th and would like to find a nice hotel near sightseeing and near the docks. Any suggestions? We have never been to Amsterdam.

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1. Re: Hotels close to viking river cruise

100's of hotel meet that criteria. do you have a budget in mind?

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We are only there for 2 days and we've never been to Amsterdam before. A 4 or 5 star hotel would suit us fine. We are from Canada and we don't speak Dutch, German or Swiss (or French for that matter). What would you recommend as a nice hotel, close to sightseeing and if possible, the docks but no a priority.

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Amsterdam is not that big, and the historic center offers many hotels in the 4/5 star category.

Look for the hotel you like within the "Grachtengordel" (ring of canals), and book a taxi for getting to the docks.

Make your only day in Amsterdam a memorable one, and choose a lovely hotel instead of a hotel very close to the docks, it is just not necessary.

Oh, and 99% of the Amsterdammers speak very good English!

Edited: 25 August 2014, 19:49
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dont worry about the language barrier..because there isnt any..im thinking the amrath..historical old building..close to the docks and everything else really

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Some suggestions; Hotel de L'Europe *****, The Grand*****, Estherea****, Ambassador****, The Dylan*****, The Toren****

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Have a look at this article, you can book a 4 or 5 star hotel for very low price. The only thing is you don't know which one it will be at the moment of booking. But you can choose certain areas. It is all explained here: tripadvisor.com/Travel-g188590-c115136/Amste…

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Edited: 25 August 2014, 20:07
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7. Re: Hotels close to viking river cruise

Don't worry. Not many other people speak Swiss either.

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nor Austrian

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Priceline NYOP bidding is the best value by far for a 4 or a 5 star. I'd never consider another way of booking in Amsterdam.

But the Priceline express deal (and Hotwire) are good options as well. Not the value bidding s but slightly less opaque.

I just ran your dates on the pl express option and I saw well located close in (central Canal Zone and center city zone) 4 and 5 stars from $169 to $252 or so. Less than you would pay for a 3 star.

Edited: 25 August 2014, 22:08
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And the Dutch in Amsterdam don't understand the 'Dutch' from Limburg province, so just speak English and you'll be fine.