Hotel Neutraal

1 out of 5 stars1 Star

Damrak 8, Amsterdam, NH, 1012 LG, nl
Hotel Neutraal
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Satisfaction Terrible
Excellent
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Very Good
6%
5
Average
23%
17
Poor
20%
15
Terrible
45%
33

Value Score Poor Value

Rated 17% lower than similarly priced 1 star hotels

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  • Couples17
  • Solo16
  • Business50

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Getting to the Hotel

by Oregonguy

Hello, this is a re-post as I guess I was not in vincinity I thought.

I'll be staying at the Eden Amsterdam American Hotel
Leidskade 97
Amsterdam 1017PN

a few questions:
1)What street train would I take from Centraal Station to get there?

2)Is it in a safe/good area, is hotel decent?

3)Probably will spend evenings out toward RLD, Warmoestraat area. It it a reasonable walk.....or an easy street train ride?

-Thanks

Re: Getting to the Hotel

by leics

According to its website:

http://www.edenamsterdamamericanhotel.com/en/overview.aspx

the hotel is more-or-less on Leidesplein, which is pretty central.

Here's the Amsterdam tram route map;

http://www.gvb.nl/reizigers/toegankelijkov/Documents/Combinokaartdec06.pdf

You'll see that trams (not 'street trains') 1, 2 and 5 stop at Leidesplein.

Lots of reviews of the hotel here:

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g188590-d229477-Reviews-Eden_Amsterdam_American_Hotel-Amsterdam_Noord_Holland.html

and here:

http://www.booking.com/hotel/nl/american.en.html

Re: Getting to the Hotel

by karen_mo

Hello I stayed here in 2009 for a girl's weekend. It's a very nice hotel, easy to walk places and has a bus stop outside. I can't help with the travel information though, I can't remember the routes! It was easy to get around though, and we spent a lot of time on foot. The bar attached to the hotel was nice too, with great staff. The bedrooms were smart and clean, not the biggest, but then that's europe all over. It was all very modern inside.

Hope that helps, Karen

Re: Getting to the Hotel

by goodfish

The hotel website has a PDF with instructions on how to get there ("Route to hotel")

From this PDF:

"Public transportation
Arriving at the Central Station - you can take tram numbers 1,2 and 5 all stop at the Leidseplein in
front of the hotel. Arriving at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport the Interliner bus leaves from the main
entrance at the airport and stops near the Amsterdam American Hotel. Last bus at 19.50 hours.
Tickets are approximately € 8.00 for one way and you can buy the tickets in the bus.
Take a train to Amsterdam Centraal station and by tram to the Leidseplein."

Re: Getting to the Hotel

by pieter_jan_v

1) Tram 1,2 or 5

2) Safe. Yes, because the Leidseplein is one of the busiest Amsterdam squares. Just be aware of pick pockets.

Good area: There maybe a smal ice skate rink now. In the weekend plenty of street artists. At night some drunken people.

Inside the hotel it will be quiet.

3) An easy half hour walk (Leidsestraat, Spui, Rokin, Dam square, Damstraat)

Tramstops:

Leidseplein
Prinsengracht
Keizersgracht
Koningsplein
Spui
Dam (Rear of the Royal Palace)



PJ

Travel Tips for Amsterdam

Munttoren "Mint Tower"

by conanabad

The Munttoren ("Mint Tower") or Munt is a tower in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. It stands on the busy Muntplein square, near the flower market and the start of the Kalverstraat shopping street, where the Amstel river and the Singel canal meet.

The tower was originally part of the Regulierspoort, one of the main gates in Amsterdam's medieval city wall. The gate, built in the years 1480-1487, consisted of two towers and a guard house.

After the gate went up in flames in a 1618 fire, only the guard house and part of the western tower remained standing. The tower was then rebuilt in Amsterdam Renaissance style in 1619-1620, with an eight-sided top half and elegant open spire designed by Hendrick de Keyser, featuring a clockwork with four clockfaces and a carillon of bells.

The carillon was made in 1668 by Pieter Hemony, who added new bells to the instrument that he and his brother François had made earlier for the tower of the Amsterdam stock exchange in 1651. In 1873, the original baton keyboard was removed from the carillon, in favor of changes to the clockwork mechanism. In 1960 a manual playing system and a manual baton keyboard was re-installed. Some of the original smaller Hemony bells have been damaged over the years and have been replaced by new bells in 1959 and 1993. The original smaller Hemony bells are now on display in the Amsterdam Historical Museum. The current carillon consists of 38 bells (2 more than the original carillon had). A mechanism causes the bells to chime every quarter of an hour. On Saturdays, between 2 and 3 p.m., Gideon Bodden, the Amsterdam city carillonneur gives a live concert on the bells.

The name of the tower refers to the fact that it was used to mint coins in the 17th Century. In the Rampjaar ("disastrous year") of 1672, when both England and France declared war on the Dutch Republic and French troops occupied much of the country, silver and gold could no longer be safely transported to Dordrecht and Enkhuizen (where coins were normally minted), so the guard house of the Munttoren was temporarily used to mint coin.

The guard house is not the original medieval structure but a 19th Century fantasy. The original guard house, which had survived the fire of 1618 relatively unscathed, was replaced with a new building during 1885-1887 in Neo-Renaissance style. An underpass was added to the building during a 1938-1939 renovation.

City layout

by OlafS

Most tourists will spend most, if not all, of their time in the old part of the city. This part consists of a series of concentric canals in between which are islands. A map of this part of the city shows a remarkable similarity with that of hell as described by Dante in his Comedia. You may want to get a map of this area if you don't want to get lost; you're not going to see much difference between the canals! Getting lost may be fun in another city, in Amsterdam's canals district it's just a bore. A simple map with just the names of the various canals should already be a big help, and you will usually find the name of the canal where you are at houses standing at corners.

Rent a bicycle and ride around...

by viajera67

Rent a bicycle and ride around the city. I'm an avid bicycle rider, and it was so wonderful to ride around Amsterdam. The cars actually pull over FOR YOU! The only thing to look out for are the tram tracks. It's a wonderful city.

To the Trains..

by Erkmen

On the big hall at the entrance, you will see many ticket machines and locals geting their tickets from these machines..

When you are new to a city, it isalways difficult to get used to those machines so the best way to get the tickets are the ticket offices.. Which you can see in the picture.. All staff can speak English so dont hesitate a second..

Gezellig!

by Mariajoy

The Dutch like their homes to be *gezellig* or cosy!! And that certainly is the general feeling when you look into those big basement windows! It is quite usual to see groups of friends or families sitting together eating and drinking and having a nice time together. Their homes look very well cared for and clean and comfortable. I love seeing cyclists of all ages, male and females, cycling home late in the afternoon with huge bunches of flowers to brighten their living rooms or loos! :))

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Address: Damrak 8, Amsterdam, NH, 1012 LG, nl