Hotels near Van Gogh Museum & Rijksmuseum
Three star Hotel Fita is a small property just 400 metres from the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum. Fita has superb reviews (9.2). In the same street are located 4-star boutique Hotel JL No76 (8.8), 3-star Hotel Aalders (8.4) and budget hotel Museumzicht. Nearby are the Leidse Square (clubs, bars) and shopping street P.C. Hooftstraat with lots of exclusive designshops and fashion stores. To the tram is 200 metres. There is a direct connection with Central Station.
Hotels in Red Light District
The Red Light District is one of the main attractions in Amsterdam. Lots of tourists walk every day along the windows with the red lights, sex theatres, peep shows and coffee shops. Popular properties in the Red Light District are Hotel Luxer (3065 reviews, 8.5) and Hotel CC (3300 reviews, 7.7). Budget Hotel 83 (965 reviews, 6.9) and Hotel Royal Taste (758 reviews, 7.9) are both in the heart of the Red Light District near the metro. St Christophers Inn at The Winston (1770 reviews, 8.1) has female dormitories and private rooms. Tulip Inn Amsterdam Centre (3249 reviews, 7.1) and Hotel Doria (2114 reviews, 7.4) are situated at the border of the Red Light District close to Dam Square.
Hotels near Central Station
The tram is the most easy transportation in Amsterdam. It’s 20 minutes with the tram to the Rijksmuseum or Van Gogh Museum. To the Red Light District, Canal Cruise and Dam Square is 5-10 minutes walking. Hotel Ibis Amsterdam Centre is situated next to Central Station (5300 reviews, 7.8). DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Central Station is a large hotel with 557 guest rooms next to Amsterdam central railway station (4459 reviews, 8.5). A few good 3-star properties opposite Central Station are Hotel Prins Hendrik (3199 reviews, 7.7), Multatuli Hotel (2804 reviews, 7.4) and A-Train Hotel (1633 reviews, 8.0). Opposite the main entrance of Central Station is Park Plaza Victoria (4064 reviews, 8.0).
Amsterdam Travel Guide
Compared with other European cities, Amsterdam is a small city.(about 750.000 people). Therefore Amsterdam is best to be explored by foot or tram.. In the bus, tram or metro you need a OV-chip card (OV stands for ‘public transport’). You can buy 1-hour or 24-hour tickets directly from the driver or from ticket vending machines. Best deals are the Day Tickets with unlimited travel in 1, 2, 3 or 4 days. Price for such a day ticket starts from €7. At the Central Station Square there is a ‘Tickets & Info’ office of the GVB (City Public Transportation) where you can buy the Day Tickets. An office of the Tourist Board is inside the Central Station and a second one is just outside the train station.
Main attractions in Amsterdam are the Rijksmuseum (Rembrandt) and Van Gogh Museum at the Museum Square. Several trams go this direction. For example tram number 5, which stops also at the Leidseplein. The Dam Square is just 10 minutes walk from Central Station. There are dozens of coffee shops in central Amsterdam: walking downtown you can’t miss them. Leaving Central Station, canal boats are on the right. The Red Light District is on the left. The Anne Frank House can be reached with tram 13 or 17, less than 30 minutes walk from Central Station. The Keukenhof flowergarden is 45 minutes by train/bus from Amsterdam. Many hotels can book tours for you if you prefer not to go on your own.