A very large 'thank you' to Roel, Martijn, Ria de Haas and Queenie for making our 8-night stay memorable. Our university studnet group took up approximately 3/4 of the small, boutique style hotel just a very short walk to the Museumplein (Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and Stedelijk Museum) and P.C. Hooftstraat, a very high-end shopping street with designer shops and nice restaurants. I have stayed in a number of different locations in Amsterdam in many trips over the years, but this location was the best, not only for my interests (museums) but for the student group as well.
The tram into more Central Amsterdam (although a 15-20 minute walk) is 3 blocks from the hotel.
If you are arriving at Amsterdam's Centraal Station, take the #2 or #5 and it will stop at 'Museumplein' right in front of the Rijksmuseum. From there it is another 3 blocks down Jan Luykenstraat, hotel is on the left side of the street, on the corner, across from a children's playground and school.
Our group had 9 rooms: the largest room, #24, was turned into a triple with the addition of an extra twin bed. This is the largest room I saw which is usually a double. Room 32 was a beautiful double room with a balconey and large floor to ceiling windows on 2 sides (corner). If I were staying again, I would ask for this room. Room 36 was also a nice double, a bit smaller, but with large windows creating the corner.
My faculty partner and I were given singles. Rooms 28 and 38. Both were VERY small, with one twin bed, a small desk and a tall clothing cabinet, no dresser. I had to live out of my suitcase. Room 38 had one window and faced a brick wall. Room 28 had a bit better view but was identical to room 38. They are probably the most economical rooms, as they are for one person, but if you want space, I would suggest getting a double. It would appear that all rooms had a Nespresso machine in the room with 2 caps to get you started. You could purchase 4 more caps for 4 Euros. There was also an electric tea kettle and tea bags and instant coffee.
The spacious breakfast room was on the ground floor with windows facing the street. Rows of square tables were you can eat with others or separate. The breakfast was delicious with many different choices to accommodate different eating styles. They made the Dutch pancakes to order and all of us took advantage and order the pancakes (more like crepes) every morning. I don't eat eggs, or meats, so i was very happy to have delicious granola, fruit and yogurt available to me. Also, a coffeemaker where you could choose what type of coffee you wanted. The Dutch coffee is strong, the way I like coffee, so i was in heaven that whole week.
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