We (a family of 4 adults and 1 child) stayed here from Friday 11th November until Monday 14th November and absolutely loved this hotel. We were probably lucky in that we stayed in their family apartment at the top floor at the back of the hotel and it really felt like we were staying in a Dutch House more so than a hotel. We had a 3 year old child with us and when the A-Train mentioned in their advertisment that they had a 'toy-box' we expected it to have a few old broken toys but that was not the case. There was a fantastic 'complete' train track with train and some other toys that our little boy just loved.
The room was very spacious and quirky with a lovely bathroom and a kitchenette (microwave, kettle, fridge, tea, coffee etc), a little sitting room with table, a lovely little kiddies bed, 2 beds downstairs and then a little attic balcony with a further 3 beds.
The hotel staff were lovely and always gave our little boy sweets every day. The breakfast was fine and as all the other reviews mentioned - the location was fantastic.
I would DEFINITELY stay here again and loved the fact that it didn't have the impersonal atmosphere of most hotels.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The A-Train Hotel is a unique 3 star hotel with a train-theme. It is ideally located in front of the Central (Railway) Station, right in the beating heart of Amsterdam. Shopping areas, tourist attractions, pubs, restaurants, theaters, are all within walking distance. All 34 rooms are comfortably furnished and have modern bathrooms with a hair-drier and are equipped with radio, satellite TV with pay TV, safe, work desk, direct-dial telephone with wake-up system and FREE WIFI. The hotel has a lift, a luggage store room and 24 hours check in. An easy chair, coffee and tea making facilities, fridge and a great view off the Central Station are the extras in our 4 excellent 'First class rooms', also very suitable for business guests. For special occasions we have the 'Old Dutch Suite' with a small private garden/patio. Furthermore smoking and non-smoking rooms and 2 excellent family rooms. No two rooms are alike in our surprising train-themed hotel! All major public transport lines operate from the Central Station, only 15-20 minutes from Schiphol Airport, RAI and WTC. There is an (expensive) underground public parking opposite the A-Train Hotel. Cheap parking, from €10,- per 24 hours at 5 minutes walk from the hotel.. The A-Train Hotel is a cozy hotel, run by Jos and Erika Heijnsdijk and manager Ali Hassan and will be a comfortable place to stay during your tourist or business visit and will make you feel like "Home away from Home". We aim to please with an informal atmosphere and are looking forward to see you soon in our hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- a Train Hotel Amsterdam
- Europe Train
- Train Hotel