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Where to stay in the dutch city of canals?

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1. Posted by mrffdn (Budding Member 11 posts) 11y

Hallo all.

Just need a little help. I'm heading to Amsterdam in a few weeks and wondering if anyone could recommend to me a good hostel in which to lay my weary head in that there city of canals. Or perhaps even some I should probably avoid. Am a bit of a party person, but even I'm a little concerned by some of the reviews I've read.
Planning on staying around 3 nights. Also planning on hiring a car for a day trip to go vist some relies, and check out my mum's home town of Eindhoven. How difficult is it to drive around the country, apart from driving on the wrong side of the road?
Any advice on these matters is greatly appreciated.

Dag/Cheers

Damo.

2. Posted by zaandra (Budding Member 20 posts) 11y

Hallo,

I heard of "Boat & Breakfast,that might be cool.It is not expensive and it's original.You sleep on one of the waters near the center of A'dam.
I think it's like Bed & Breakfast but only you will sleep in a boat instead of a house.

Have a good trip,doeiii

3. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 11y

Flying Pig seems to be everyone's favourite hostel in Amsterdam :) It's not very difficult to drive, but I would suggest trying to do it by train if you can. There is a very good rail network in Holland and you will save yourself the stress of driving in a country with foreign rules. And if you do decide to drive, be very careful to watch out for cyclists!

4. Posted by ErwinNL (Full Member 51 posts) 11y

Easiest way to get around holland is by train. Stations are always in the dead center of town so you dont need to figure out what turn off to take to get where you want to get. There are direct trains called intercitys. that run between mayor towns like amsterdam and and eindhoven not stopping at small stations. think it takes about 2 hours or so. Good way to get around citys is by renting a bicyle wich can be done at most stations most cities. Also out side of the cities there are extencive bicycle only paths.

Doesnt make much sense to rent a car. Parking fees are very expencive with in the cities (couple of euros an hour) and getting around amsterdam city center by car is very hard especialy if you dont know the layout.