As you exit the Bijlmer ArenAtrain station via the escalator and exit the enclosed area turn right. The hotel will be directly be in front of you. Arriving to the hotel was extremely easy with a direct train ride from Schiphol to the Bijlmer ArenA Station and only costing Five Euro/person.
If you have a very early flight as we did, there is a "big red bus" that departs from the bus depot outside the metro station promptly with a 5:29 am departure.
The staff was friendly and efficient. We arrived early and the room was ready and waiting for us. We were given rooms on the backside of the hotel; I have a feeling that with all of the outdoor seating for restaurants and bars that a room on the front of the building may be noisy, especially on the weekends.
As with most European breakfasts, it's not quite to the tastes of most Americans. If, as an American, you are new to traveling to Europe, you just need to be prepared that is not a traditional American breakfast buffet.
The room is reasonable in size by European standards, but as compared to USA hotel rooms, they're pretty small. They are well laid out with just a bit of wear and tear showing.
Overall, a nice stay and I would certainly stay here again.
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- Located in the center of Amsterdam Zuidoost - the most dynamic entertainment area of Amsterdam, the Hampton by Hilton Amsterdam Arena Boulevard hotel is within walking distance of the Amsterdam ArenA (home to AFC Ajax), The RAI Convention Centre, Ziggo Dome and one of the biggest IMAX cinemas in the Netherlands and many cosmopolitan restaurants and bars. ... more less
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