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11. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 9y

LOL, as if anybody would take special note of a tourist walking from A'dam Centraal to the Damrak! You'll see more tourists than residents on that route for sure. :-)

BTW, I stayed at Durty Nelly's Inn, it was within a very short walking distance from the train station and easy to get to even with a big bag. (Especially if your luggage had wheels.)

www.xs4all.nl/~nellys/

12. Posted by oslaue (Full Member 571 posts) 9y

if your bag is that big! and i imagine heavy! then you for sure will not be getting robbed! thiefs will struggle!

carrying a big bag - i sometimes carry a big bag with all my dirty football gear, boots etc...does that make me look like a tourist?
everyone carrys bags...but its easy to spot a tourist from a local!
even if you dont carry a bag, most people would still know that you are a tourist...skin colour, accent etc

half of amsterdam is tourists! everyone speaks english there!

amsterdam at night is always loaded with tourists!

getting robbed in europe is much more difficult than getting robbed say south africa or parts of south america, unless you are in very dodgy territory.

your in amsterdam center and its quite safe!

if you carry a lot of cash on you...put some in your wallet, some in your back pocket, spread it out and dont rely on once storage source for your cash...such as your wallet.

you getting robbed in amsterdam will be the same as me getting murdered in dublin. it would be a freak incident if you did.

no clubbing, no pubbing, no drinking...what do you do at night? apart from watch a movie?

amsterdam at night is always loaded with tourists!

like i say...get a taxi from central station, no point walking about trying to look for your hotel, it could be a 1 min walk but if you walk it and dont know where it is then you be walking for forever!

i dont know any places to eat...i just eat! but theres a few noodle bars about, and red light district is a must to see but a must to avoid. but i think its grand but if i was carrying so much money on me walking down there id put the notes up my arse!

13. Posted by guiny (Respected Member 143 posts) 9y

I also wonder if there is any 'hotel link' service at Schiphol Airport,...

14. Posted by oslaue (Full Member 571 posts) 9y

what do you mean by hotel link? as in drivers drive you directly to your hotel...all part of the hotel costs? no chance unless you stay at a 5 star resort or want to pay extra...

15. Posted by guiny (Respected Member 143 posts) 9y

No, it is like a coach or shuttle that drives people from the airport to the main hotels in the city. They have this service at Heathrow and in Sao Paulo, and as Schiphol is a big airport I thought they would have this service - At Heathrow it is about £18.00.

16. Posted by oslaue (Full Member 571 posts) 9y

coaches would struggle to drive around amsterdam central! lots of streets you cant drive on! some streets not so wide. amsterdam so small....all the very reasons why everyone cycles.

heathrow? hotel shuttle bus? are you telling me that from heathrow airport i can get a bus for 18 pound that can drive me to east london? define main hotel in london for me? there is 100s of world class hotels in london.

you must be referring to airport hotels that are in and around heathrow airport..eg travel inn, renaissance hotel etc

check out http://www.amsterdam.info/airport/

17. Posted by guiny (Respected Member 143 posts) 9y

No, I am referring to hotels in central London. When I bought the ticket at Heathrow they asked me which hotel I was going to and I said 'Central Park Hotel' - located near Hyde Park - and I just had to wait in the airport hall with other people. The shuttle took us to central London dropping people in several hotels. Take a look yourself:

London:
http://www.hotelink.co.uk/

Sao Paulo:
http://www.airportservice.com.br/

18. Posted by oslaue (Full Member 571 posts) 9y

same has having a limo driver...instead its a bus driver...on that link i gave you they also do that...not with mini buses but private limos...as in mercedes...

19. Posted by pfeiffer (Full Member 211 posts) 9y

Quoting oslaue

and pfeiffer is right in what he says! lots to see and do...especially for one day and night!

"Kevin", please. We're not in the army (at least I'm not).

-Kevin
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Kevin Pfeiffer

20. Posted by thijsd (Budding Member 9 posts) 9y

You will enjoy your stay in Amsterdam, that's for sure! I don't really know the Rho Hotel you're mentioning, but I passed by it a few times and it looks OK, at least from the outside. 'Nes' is a small street right in the heart of the city centre, starting at Dam Square. Your hotel is only a few metres from Dam Square. I really like Nes Street, as it is a small, kind of hidden street in the heart of Amsterdam with some nice non-tourist restaurants (no offense! I just meant to say that the restaurants at Nes aren't tourist traps like most restaurants in the city centre).

It is only a ten minute walk from Amsterdam Central Station (or a two minute tram journey), so please don't use any airport shuttle, but save some money and time, and use the train!