No room for 2 in Amsterdam!!

Old Jul 30th, 2011, 10:23 AM
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No room for 2 in Amsterdam!!

Trying hard to get a reasonable clean room for the 2 of us before we board a river cruise boat...23, 24th of September...almost impossible unless I want to pay $600+ a night at a Marriott, etc. which I don't. Do I want to choose a dumpier 2 star near the station, if I can find one, or do I want to simply choose a hotel in, say, Zaandam, beside the train station(Inntel?) that appears nicer? We have never been so have no bearings..
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Old Jul 30th, 2011, 10:34 AM
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Hi H,

Have you searched the forums for suggestions for <Amsterdam hotel>?

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Old Jul 30th, 2011, 10:50 AM
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88 options on hrs.com
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Old Jul 30th, 2011, 12:15 PM
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Check Hotel Casa 400 on booking.com - They do have availabilities. It's a brandnew design hotel 5 min. walk from Amsterdam Amstel train/metro and bus station. Very good service.
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Old Jul 30th, 2011, 02:02 PM
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Try here, right on one of the old canals in the heart of Amsterdam, its quriky, the floors slope etc. But its very clean, central, priced right and offers a great breakfast. Block from the trams, walking distance to central station and major shopping area, several sidewalk cafe's when warm enough. Street behind it has tons of shops. It is a 1600's old canal house converted into hotel rooms run appx. 65-90e per night, has lift.
http://www.hotelbrouwer.nl
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Old Jul 30th, 2011, 02:30 PM
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My Grandaughter and I stayed there for 4 days..THe room was large, basic, clean bathroom, excellent reading lights,no tv,Canal view.

Good breakfast,friendly people at the desk.

Without doubt I would go back there again..
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Old Jul 30th, 2011, 03:04 PM
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You could always try Priceline or Hotwire.
Enjoy your river cruise.
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Old Jul 30th, 2011, 04:45 PM
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Thanks everyone...it is just that the only rooms left are in the poorer quality places or $800 for a Hilton room a night. There appears to be something going on that weekend..more than usual. Will try your suggestions.
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Old Jul 30th, 2011, 05:11 PM
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Okay...so I tried all your ideas...awaiting a response from The Collector and hotel brouwer but nothing else empty. What in the world is going on in Amsterdam that they would ask $700 for a room at the Marriott...not that I even need a room here. Forget Amsterdam and head to another city from the airport?
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Old Jul 30th, 2011, 06:18 PM
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Look at a map of "greater" Amsterdam, and pick out a nearby town. Everything is so close in Holland, you can get something only minutes away by train.
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Old Jul 30th, 2011, 06:56 PM
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Go to http://www.moevenpick.com I just checked your 2 nights in September and it seems rooms are available for about 200 euros a night.

I have stayed there and it's a lovely hotel. Right at the cruise dock too. And contrary to what some will tell you only a 10 minute walk to Damrak so not out of the way.

Don't wait as in Sept I believe there are large conventions and as you've found rooms become scarce...

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Old Jul 30th, 2011, 07:40 PM
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horatio, I too put in a request for your dates, 2 nights 9.23 & 9.24 with Priceline, the room rates are outrageous, you're right, however quite a few came up in the $200 USD range, granted probably not prime location, many were near Schiphol but but with public transportation that wouldn't be too much of a problem. good luck and I hope you find "room at the inn".
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i checked booking.com from the UK English site this am, yes there are conferences but a good number of nice places at Euro 150
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Old Jul 31st, 2011, 04:27 AM
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and brouwer is very nice if they have availability
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Old Jul 31st, 2011, 05:26 AM
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what about Haarlem?

a lovely little town not far from amsterdam or the airport.
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Old Jul 31st, 2011, 05:57 AM
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Brouwer is N/A...Thank you my next question exactly...why don't I just spend 2 days in, say, Haarlem? I will try moevenpick right now.
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Old Jul 31st, 2011, 05:58 AM
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And I would rather stay in , say Haarlem, at a nicer place than in Amsterdam in a not so nice place. Casa 400 is N/A
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Movenpick is N/A all days except for 4 in September they have room
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Old Jul 31st, 2011, 06:32 AM
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Things change quickly... your dates were all green and available
when I checked yesterday. What about checking with the cruise line you're using? They may have some hotels they deal with...
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Old Jul 31st, 2011, 07:02 AM
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Our cruise line has a 2 day extension using a NH hotel but just said the other day that they can't even get rooms there that weekend...
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