Hotel for 3 in Downtown Amsterdam

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Apr 2nd, 2007, 07:31 AM
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Hotel for 3 in Downtown Amsterdam

I'm having trouble finding hotels in downtown Amsterdam that will allow 3 adults in 1 room. Any suggestions??
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Apr 2nd, 2007, 07:41 AM
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Try Eric B & B - I think the website is www.ericbnb.com or contqact Eric at [email protected] - we have reserved the apt. V for a few days in June and I can't wait! Check it out - it should suit you fine and I believe it sits at the corner of 2 canals!
good luck, Leslie
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Apr 2nd, 2007, 07:42 AM
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Why not ask for a fold-out bed for your "child" who happens to be waiting around the corner when you check in?

My curiousity is getting the best of me: why would three adults want to share a single hotel room? Since we are talking about such a bohemian place as Amsterdam I am a little afraid to know the answer, but I can't resist asking.
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Apr 2nd, 2007, 08:03 AM
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We're just 3 friends from college, wanting to go to a new city and chose Amsterdam. We're trying to go on a budget, and we have boyfriends, so 1 room is our goal.
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Apr 2nd, 2007, 08:23 AM
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Try Hotel Residence le Coin. They have many configurations of rooms. Each room is large and has a tiny kitchenette. It's relatively new. There's a free washer and dryer in the basement, and bikes to borrow. We stayed there in early June 2006, and were very happy with it. Next door to the hotel is the Cafe Katoen, which is a nice cafe where lots of students gather. Also a more upscale cafe a few doors down, with a canalside deck. I wrote a detailed trip report about it, and Amsterdam (hope it's not too much info.):

"Final stop: Amsterdam. Five nights’ stay, first visit for all of us.

LOVED, LOVED, LOVED Amsterdam! You always hear of the Red Light district and the coffee shops and the laissez-faire attitude, but you don’t hear how open and friendly the people are, how lovely the canals and side streets, how wonderfully trendy the restaurants and cafes, how people are out strolling at all hours of the night and you feel safe everywhere. I think I’d expected it to be quaint and charming (which it is), but in a dark wood-paneled cliché way, not in the young and contemporary way it is.

The standard reply we were given in Amsterdam, when we asked for anything, was always “Of course!” How refreshing.

We stayed in a fabulous location, at The Hotel Residence le Coin, which was directly across a small street from the Hotel de l’Europe, down the street from the Hotel Doelan, on Nieuwe Doelenstraat (sp?). A great neighborhood in the heart of old Amsterdam.

The hotel has a lift and A/C, also free use of the hotel’s washing machine and clothes dryer in the basement (which was welcome as we’d been traveling over a week when we arrived there). Each room has a little kitchenette, a nice-sized bath, large rooms with wooden floors and a sitting area. It’s fairly new, so everything sparkles. Very friendly front desk, too.

Two cafes on the same block as the hotel were wonderful: Café Katoen for a university atmosphere, and Café le Jarden, for great table seating on the canal.

Amazing dinners at two restaurants in particular:
“Stout!”, at Haarlemmerstraat 73 (www.restaurantstout.nl). Fabulous ‘foamy asparagus’ soup with shrimp, chateaubriande, fresh fish, dessert course, wine list. Very trendy lighting. Great service. We’d gone to the neighborhood in search of a restaurant called “Lof” which we’d seen written up. We didn’t like its atmosphere, but were lucky that Stout! was just across the street.

Also at “Restaurant Dining Eleven” we had a great dinner. It’s at Reestraat 11. Also trendy and contempory, well-presented and beautifully-served meal.

Another nice dinner at “frenzi”, at Swanenburgwal 232. Very simple and contemporary. We arrived shortly after 10:00p.m., when most restaurants close in Amsterdam, and persuaded the owner to sell us any left-overs they had in the kitchen! They put together a nice Caesar salad with cooked-in-the-shell shrimp and mango. Very nice.

Also a good brunch at a place across the street from frenzi—called “Puccini”. Creative salads and sandwiches. Very nice also.

We took a canal cruise one evening. Toured the Anne Frank Huis and the Van Gogh Museum. Visited the Nieuwe Kerk (sp?) Our teens went to a concert at the Paradiso and loved it.

One afternoon we did the 2:30 “Best of Holland” excursion to Volendam and Marken, with a stop to see wooden clogs made, Gouda cheese created, and to visit windmills. It was by bus, with a boat from Volendam to Marken. A lot of fun. Even our two teens liked it.

Our teens also liked shopping at one street in particular, between our hotel and the museum district. Also a Zara shop there, and many others like it. They thought the selection and prices were better in Amsterdam than what they’d seen in London and Paris even.

A detail about Amsterdam if you go there-- carry enough Euros in cash, because many places won't accept a credit card for a 'small' purchase (i.e. under 25 EU).
The only unpleasantness we encountered in Amsterdam related to cab rides and inconsistent pricing. Especially when our two teens were grossly overcharged cabbing to the hotel from the concert. They were well aware of the route, having walked it already twice, but we'd wanted them to cab home late at night. They knew the cabbie took a very round-about way back in order to over-charge. Also, when we arrived at the taxi sand at Central Station, I was literally swarmed by rather aggressive cabbies and felt uncomfortably jostled by them all."
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Apr 2nd, 2007, 08:28 AM
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We stayed in a triple in Amsterdam at the Bridge Hotel. It was 175 euros per night which included a wonderful breakfast. Our room was configured with two twin beds side by side (perfect for the mom/daughter combo) and another single off to the side in a little alcove for me. As to why would 3 adults share a room? Money!!!!!
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Apr 2nd, 2007, 08:29 AM
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P.S. Website is www.lecoin.nl.

Rates:
Single room € 112,00

Double room € 132,00

Large double room € 147,00

Family room (4 guests)€ 220,00

Extra bed € 35,00

I forgot to mention a great venue for live music is the Paradiso. If you're interested, you could Google the schedule. It's in a converted church.
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Apr 2nd, 2007, 08:58 AM
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There are a lot of triple (and more) rooms at the cheaper end of the budget. When a group of 3 of us went away for a 'girl's weekend' to celebrate a birthday we had a triple room in 'Hotel Terminus' - good location 5 minutes walk from the station and on the edge of the red-light district.
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Apr 2nd, 2007, 07:32 PM
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On Google, I typed:
Amsterdam triple rooms
and got lots of links...
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