Amistad Hotel

Kerkstraat 42, Amsterdam, 1017 GM, The Netherlands

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    Great Hotel Catering to Gay Clientel

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    I stayed at the Amistad, when visiting Amsterdam for Gay Pride in 2006 and had a great experience. It is a smaller hotel, with a sleek simple decor, which gave it a very personal, homey feel. The room was cozy, comfortable and reasonably priced. Staffed by cute, friendly and very helpful guys. The hotel had one drawback, it is located right off of leidstraat which is a main pedestrian thoroughfare. Some of those peds can be very loud and obnoxious on their walks back to their hotels after a night of partying. Despite that one con, I would highly reccommend staying at the Amistad. Great price, comfortable, and charming.

    Unique Quality: The Amistad is in a great location, within the concentric canal rings. It is just a few minutes stroll from all of the major attractions in the city center, and also just a short walk from the gay areas of the city. They serve breakfast until 1pm which is great when you don't want to get up early after a night of partying, and also a great way to meet, mingle and make friends with the other guests. After 1pm the lobby becomes an internet cafe, which is convenient for keeping in touch with friends and family.

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Really need help finding a place to stay on last minute notice!

by Moneyor2

Arriving in Amsterdam around 3 p.m. today from Berlin. Desperately need help finding a place to stay with a reasonable price. All hotels found were upwards of 80-90 euros a night. Hostel ideas? Apartment ideas? Any help is appreciated.

Thank you!

Re: Really need help finding a place to stay on last minute notice!

by pieter_jan_v

Go to the Local Tourist Office (VVV) opposite the Centraal Station Main exit.
They have an excellent service.

There should be 2-3 star hotel rooms available fot that price (Museum quarter or along the Weteringschans.

Due to yesterday's Canal Pride event occupation rates could be high!


PJ

Re: Really need help finding a place to stay on last minute notice!

by pieter_jan_v

Here's my tip on the Tourist office:

http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/tp/c9382


PJ

Re: Really need help finding a place to stay on last minute notice!

by unaS

I got a great flat from Paul:

This flat was perfect! Ground floor, but may not be suitable for people with mobility problems; 8 steps up to the ground floor and a very high door sill to step over to enter the flat itself.

Very quiet, large, planted inner garden that you wouldn't suspect from the outside.

Large room, good bed (single), small sofa suitable perhaps for a 5-10 year old child.
TV and video player - he even leaves some videos in the room for your use.

Excellent neighbourhood, 5 minutes walk to Leidseplein.

Internet shop 1 street away, but unpleasant people run it. Good supermarket and launderette (self-service or with same-day service) and lots of little shops including health food stores within 3 minutes walk.

Good hot water and plenty of it. The bathroom is large, the shower stall tiny and slippery. All is totally clean.

There is a full kitchen within the room, all dishes, silverware and pots provided. He provides free coffee, tea and sugar. All linens supplied with extras in the closet if you need them. One night only was a bit cool and he turned on the heating for a couple of hours.

The owner, Paul, is a nice person, no problems, very considerate and kind. He provides complete privacy but with availability at all times if you need him.

The mini-flat is part of his own personal flat, so he doesn't give out the address. One needs to write to him from his site - he has a number of flats available. This one is the smallest and the least expensive. I paid 40 Euro a night (April, 2007) + 100 Euro deposit which he returned on the day that I left.

Address: Private. Write to him from his site.
Directions: Leidsplein/Prinsengracht area - close to museums, food shops, restaurants and fast food shops. Very convenient for trams to other spots.

Website: http://apartmentpaul.com/
Other Contact: Email: info@apartmentpaul.com

Travel Tips for Amsterdam

Coffeeshop Hopping

by Melodee50

Amsterdam is small and easy to get around in; walking is a pleasure so its easy to see lots of it in a small amount of time. Its easy to get to know Amsterdam in a couple of weeks. Coffeeshops are so plentiful that going from one coffeeshop to another throughout the day allows you to keep an nice, even high while enjoying the shops, architecture, etc. Just as you feel your buzz begin to subside you can duck into the nearest coffeeshop, order a cup of something refreshing and take a few puffs of you favorite pot or hash.

Abraxas, Homegrown Fantasy, El Guapo are very nice. Some of the best hash I've ever smoked, and that's saying something, was at a coffeeshop you never see on any website. Its just outside the Leidseplein, around the corner from the Bull Dog with a big, squiggly arrow pointing down. That's the place. Walk down the stairs and you will find alcohol, pot, hash, pool tables and people to talk to. Love it. The thing I love about Amsterdam is that you meet people from all over the world, who are all in a friendly state of mind. Sitting in almost any coffeeshop you will meet someone from another country, or state if you're from the US, and be able to strike up a very interesting conversation.

When in Amsterdam partying, be...

by jco88

When in Amsterdam partying, be aware of the consequences of your adventure the morning after. When we would party until 5-6am, it made it extremely hard to awake in the morning. We saw daylight on only one day. A true bummer ... Weed for sale? Sex for sale? Absolutely beautiful worldly women walking around? And reality hit us square in the face within 15 minutes exiting the train at the station. God I love Amsterdam ...

are they going to overturn

by Pravatti

you probably know that that Amsterdam is on dam,so there are different layers of clay and sand and whatever.so durin the time a lot of houses are sinking.I've noticed so many inclined houses and when i looked at them it seemed like it's going to collapse....just pay attention on old houses.

Tea for two, Tea for you & Tea for the Dutch

by jo104

I personally prefer English tea strong with a bit of low fat milk
The dutch seem to prefer either weak black tea or herbal / fruit teas or if all else fails coffee with koffie melk (similar to unsweetened condensed milk)
So be sure to request normal milk with your tea
Usually they will bring you a selection of tea bags for your selection pleasure
Asking for milk in dutch is "met melk graag" (with milk, please)

my daily journal

by excitableone

day 1
the day started pretty normal except for the 10,000 butterflies in my stomach. kevin took us to the airport ( kevin's my best friend ) our flight was a half hour delayed which was upsetting at first, but we still made our connection in philadelphia to amsterdam with time to spare. the flight was real long and really boring. being 6 foot 4 doesn't make airplanes much fun! we were supposed to arrive in amsterdam at 10:00am but made it in at 9:25am instead, bonus time for us!! schipol is a very nice airport, i've been to a few and i think this one takes the cake. very clean and seems to be a hangout for some people. i also noticed how easy it was for an american in a foreign airport to find our way around, we went down to the baggage claim and picked up our bag then headed over to the atm to withdraw my first euro's..i got some funny looking euro's and headed over to the change booth to break down the 50 euro notes ( less confusion that way ) we then went through customs and got my first stamp on my passport..whoo hooo! we headed off to get our tickets to central station, purchased those with little problems..the trains were much nicer looking than i imagined.we got into the train and headed off to amsterdam, no problems so far. . as we sat in anticipation for our big arrival the ticket agent guy's came into our car and asked for our tickets, we obliged and showed him our tickets. the younger of the 3 said in a firm voice," this is the first class train you have second class tickets" i shrugged my shoulder and apologized. the older one asked when we were leaving amsterdam? i told him we had 10 days there, he just told us to pay attention on the way back and that we could fininsh the ride in first class. the train conductor was announcing the different stops in dutch and not english, so that was making us slightly nervous not wanting to miss the stop..i knew what central station looked like in pictures but not in person..he did announce the arrival in english however. once we unpacked our jackets we were on our way. the moment we stepped out of central station all the planning and research went straight into the trash, i became overwhelmed very fast. i still can't explain why, i just got so absorbed i guess i freaked. we walked up damrak not really knowing if we wanted to find the bed and breakfast on our own or take a cab..we picked the cab option. i figured how hard could this be the name of our street is easy to pronounce no problem right? wrong! the cab driver acted like he never heard of such a street. turns out the J in dutch is silent so ja is pronounced ya and our street is called jacob catskade so it's not pronounced the same as how we would say it here. after showing him the map and pointing to the street he finally figured it out..of course he took the long way, we figured that out real soon..our b&b is a 20 minute WALK from central station he managed to drive for about 20 minutes. but who cares we're here and that's all that matters.

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 Amistad Hotel

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Address: Kerkstraat 42, Amsterdam, 1017 GM, The Netherlands