Hotel Aalborg

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

Sarphatipark 106, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, 1073EC, The Netherlands

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  • Families50
  • Couples58
  • Solo55
  • Business32


    Stayed for 2 nights in a small single room in may 2013. The room is not suited for human use at all: look at some of the pictures. Management reacts and appologizes by explaining that there is a ongoing renovation : Meanwhile they should have closed down this place !

    Unique Quality: Unique qualities :
    - a dangerous bathtub, high chances of breaking your neck while showering
    - a hairdryer that is just for decoration ( works 2 seconds at a time)
    - walls and ceiling with the plastering falling off ( new images daily)
    - your suitcase will have to be stored on your bed while sleeping
    - a television that actually only works as a radio; blurry, unclear pictures are hurting your eyes
    - white toilet seat with nice motives ( wholes) in it

    Directions: City center / De Pijp Area

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Center of AmsterdamCenter of Amsterdam

Near my hotel on BloemgrachtNear my hotel on Bloemgracht

De Oude Kerk / The Old ChurchDe Oude Kerk / The Old Church

the seashore areathe seashore area

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Must see places in Amsterdam

by AnaLuiza

Hi everyone. I am spending 3-4 days in Amsterdam with some friends. I would like to know any must see places, and a safe, clean, cheap hostel to stay.
thanks a lot!

Re: Must see places in Amsterdam

by Oregonguy

Depends on what you like...

But some suggestions that are in walking distance of city center:
1) The Palace at Dam square.
2) The Oude Kerk (Old Church)
3) The Red Light District (is clean and safe)

4) Maybe the Rijksmuseum or Van Gogh museum. I say maybe cuz it is semi-expensive to get in, lines are usually long, and you can't take photos to remember your visit.

Re: Must see places in Amsterdam

by pieter_jan_v

3-4 days gives you time enough to go on a day trip on a sunny day; Zaanse Schans, Edam/Marken/Volendam or the Northsea beach comes in mind.

For Amsterdam itself:
-Canal boat tour
-Red Light District
-9 Little streets
-Jordaan city qaurter
-Heineken Experience + Albert Cuyp street market
-Stopera + Waterlooplein

Do you have any preferences? We could narrow down our suggestions.

Hostels; see:


Re: Must see places in Amsterdam

by leics

You should definitely visit the Anne Frank Museum; I cannot imagine visiting Amsterdam without doing this. Go early, because there will be queues.

You should also plan time to just wander the canals enjoying the architecture and the water. My Amsterdam pages have ideas about what to look out for as you wander. and are both reliable sites which list all Amsterdam hostels.

Re: Must see places in Amsterdam

by June.b

Since you have 3 to 4 days, I suggest you start with joining a free walking tour which I did few months back. They start and wait for participants at the national monument at the dam square. You'll be walking with a very animated guide to some of the most popular sights in the city.

After the free walking tour and having a good introduction of the city, you can then explore (i.e. museums, a canal boat tour perhaps, cafe, parks, etc). Or join a bike tour perhaps. I had written some spots I've seen from my recent trip, here:

have fun.

Re: Must see places in Amsterdam

by ter1413

Re the museums, you can buy and print out your ticket online/in advance to the Van Gogh museum and walk right in....

Travel Tips for Amsterdam

iAmsterdam vs Museumkaart

by tvor

In many of the tourist guides and brochures, you will see a lot of promotion for the "iAmsterdam" card which gives you a free pass to most of the major museums and some attractions in Amsterdam and includes a transport pass for the Metro and trams. You can purchase one that covers 24, 48 or 72 hours. The top cost at the moment is 58 euros for the three day card. You can also get a Museumkaart that is almost the same thing, allowing entry into most of the same major museums. The cost is, with fees, about 40 euro and it's good for a full year. There is no transport included.

What i find is that the short term cards find you rushing from museum to museum to attraction to fit everything in so that you can say you broke even or saved money. In up to three days, that's a lot of overload. You don't end up doing anything else aside from going in and out of museums, churches etc. The iAmsterdam card also gives you discounts on other things like canal cruises and some restaurants so that's also good but there are plenty of cheaper, less known places to eat or shop that will be cheaper anyway.

In my opinion, i think the museum card is the better deal because it's good for a year. There's no rush to see everything and the real advantage is that it's good at museums and sites all over The Netherlands so if you're doing day trips or traveling around, it'll save you a lot of money.

Of course, it depends on where you're going and for how long and what kinds of things you like to do and see. For me, getting the museum card and buying strippenkaart transport tickets, which are also good in many other Dutch cities, (or the new chip card) would be the way to go. If i was only going to be in Amsterdam and only for a few days, i'd assess what i *realistically* thought i'd be able to see and add up the costs of the entry fees. Chances are I wouldn't see enough to make the cost worth it, even if it does give me access to the "fast lane" and avoid the queues in the ticket lines. If you go early enough to the really popular places, you can usually avoid the worst of the lines. Another way to avoid those lines is buy the tickets online, quite often at a bit of a discount. For our first trip to Amsterdam, Because the Rembrandthuis was closed, we didn't get the card and we never did get to some of the other attractions on our list. We only ended up going to the Rijkesmuseum that needed paying an entrance fee and also to the open air museum in Arnhem. The museum card would have cost twice what those entrance fees did. You have to make your list, check the cost of individual entry fees, and make your decision. It's sometimes a crap shoot if you don't get to all the places you plan to.



by tini58de

Amsterdam in Numbers
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Population of Amsterdam 735.328
Population of Groot-Amsterdam 1.268.908
Nationalities 173
Mayor 1
Council member 45
Bikes 600.000
Trees 220.000
Number of bulbs in parks and gardens 600.000
Parks 28
Trams 260
Markets 21
Flower market 1
Shops 10.334
Antique shops 165
Diamond cutting shops 24
Canals 165
Bridges 1.281
Wooden drawbridges 8
Canal Boats 110
Pedal Boats 230
Houseboats 2500
16th-, 17th- en 18th century houses and buildings 6.800
Historical memorial stones 654
Royal palace 1
Statues and sculptures 282
Windmills 6
Galleries 141
Museums 42
Paintings of Rembrandt 22
The Nachtwacht 1
Schuttersgalerij 1
Paintings of Van Gogh 206
Waxworks at Madame Tussaud 115
Animals in Artis Zoo 6100
Barrel organs 8
Carillons 9
Historical church barrels 42
concerts and theatre performances 16.000
concerts and theatre performances a day 40
theatres en concert halls 55
Royal Concertgebouw orchestra 1
The Muziektheater 1
Cinema halls 40
Caf├ęs and pubs 1402
Discotheque 36
Restaurants 755
Hotelbeds 32.500
Campings 5
overnight visits by foreign tourist 6.851.000
Number of visits by daytrippers 17. 568.000

You must see redlight area....

by Asikainen

You must see redlight area. It's so unique.

Also the canals are nice worth of seeing.
Little village called Volendam, 25 kms from Amsterdam is really nice place in the middle of nature. It's a sea city, and with that I mean that it lives from the sea. It has really nice views.

Nieuwe Kerk

by bugulma

Nieuwe Kerk, New Church, was built in 1408 in catholic times because of Old Church wasn't enough to give place to all visitors. After reformation the church played not big role in the history. Nowadays many exhibitions of painting take place here. On the pic you see red table Kiev onto the walls and it was exhibition of Ukrainian National Gallery. Unfortunately it wasn't allowed to make photos of the interior.

We enjoyed watching this...

by Jillworld

We enjoyed watching this clog-making demonstration. He was very efficient and churned this clog out in no time. At this same establishment, we were able to sample and purchase different cheeses. Yum, but still prefer my feta!


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