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American convenience near Amsterdam, Centraal Station

Written By | Jun 2, 2017

Photo Credit- Doubletree by Hilton Amsterdam, Centraal Station

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, June 2, 2017- When traveling a freshly made cookie freely available for a mid-afternoon, or before bed, snack is a true luxury.

Add bottled water and crisp apples for before walking tour energy or post recovery relaxation and the DoubleTree, Amsterdam becomes a conveniently located travel gem filled with convenient amenities that, along with friendly service, work “double” time to make your trip easy and enjoyable.

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The guest rooms have free Wi-Fi and an iMac, so you don’t have to bring your own if you only need to do some research, sign up for tours or email family and friends back home. The rooms are open and bright with floor to ceiling views of the harbor or garden area.

For unobstructed panoramas of the city’s skyline, head to the SkyLounge on the 11th floor. Here, you can enjoy delightful cocktails and snacks while soaking in the sweeping views. Try their mojito with extra mint. It was a work of art in its own right.

The Doubletree is close to the railway station and the main tram stop with routes that fan out throughout the area. From here, you can see the best that this city has to offer, including the Anne Frank House (#1 attraction in Amsterdam), restaurants and eateries.

Walking convenient to the property are some of the most popular museums in the world. This includes the Van Gogh Museum, The Hermitage, and The Rembrandt House Museum along with more eclectic places such as the Houseboat Museum, Tulip Museum, and Bags and Purses Museum.

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When leaving the hotel, be sure to watch out for the thousands of cyclists that traverse the streets looking something akin to scurrying ants. They are everywhere in Amsterdam, a city that has more bikes than people, and you do have to be careful where you walk to avoid them.

One thing that you should definitely take advantage of during your stay is the I Amsterdam City Card that offers free access to a number of museums as well as free tram transportation, a free canal ride, and discounts on food and services. A 72-hour card is available from the hotel or pre-purchased from the website. A 72-hour card is 77 euros, however, prices are subject to change.

The hotel has a number of other culinary options, including a complimentary buffet breakfast when you book an Bread & Breakfast package or join the HHonors program (check the HHonors website for details and current offerings) .

There is also an on-site Starbucks, City Café, Eastwood Beer & Grill, and Lobby Bar where you can order drinks and snacks. I had a delicious and quite large croquemonsieur there for around 13 euros.

Whether this is your first visit to Amsterdam or one of many, the  Doubletree by Hilton™ will enhance your visit and make you feel at home in this capital city.

FTC Disclosure: This was a sponsored visit, however, all opinions herein are the authors








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Ron Stern

Ron Stern aka "The Global Gumshoe," I am a travel photojournalist and the author of hundreds of international and domestic travel articles. I am the Denver City Guide Editor for The Daily Meal, and a staff writer for Communities Digital News. My articles have appeared in The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, San Diego Union-Tribune, Sun Sentinel, Yahoo News, MSN, and others. Magazines include Shape, Cruise, AAA Motorist, Visit Los Cabos Guide, Destinations West, Key Biscayne and La Jolla Today. My contributions have been noted by PBS, Mobil Travel Guides and my photography/ videography has been used extensively by entities such as tourism boards and public relations firms.