Before heading off to Abu Dhabi (post here) with just a day to spare, I was partying with some of my girlies in Amsterdam. It really wasn't a long enough trip to really see Amsterdam (which is why I pick to visit the places I do travel to unless other reasons are stated) but with just partying on our agenda I really kept the itinerary simple. In all honesty it was great to get away and travel without a real urgency to blog about it. I recently read The Travelista's post where she spoke about the exact same thing.
Finding a single room/ apartment to house 7 girls seemed like a difficult feat at first but after a few searches we came across the quaint, Angels Canal House - a narrow townhouse situated at Korsjespoortsteeg, right by the canals and pretty much in the heart of central Amsterdam. The apartment was really homely - spaced over 3/4 hours with heaps of character however I felt the kitchen's decor was quite out of sync with the rest of the apartment. It honestly felt like a world apart from the rest of the really modern and techy rooms…especially the bathrooms. In the apartment were two real bedrooms however there were 2 extra rooms with pull out sofa beds which each slept at least two people.
We all flew to Amsterdam on separate Ryanair & KLM flights arriving at Schiphol Airport and took a cab which set us back nearly €100 each!
Word of warning: Never do this, it's just ridiculous - and arrived at the apartment with a limited amount of time to eat and get dressed, ready for Stush & Lovelife's The Amsterdam Rock the Boat Party Cruise which took place on the Supperclub boat, setting off from Pier 14, Amsterdam Dock. It was a great night and funnily enough, I managed to party right through to the next morning and even pick up some food at the nearest Burger King (pretty much all I ate in the 48 hours I was in Amsterdam). I also found a really cheap way to get back to the airport! Setting of from Amsterdam Central Station, I hopped on the train for a simple fare of just €4 to make my flight with masses of time to kill…luckily this airport has everything you need from shopping (i.e. H&M and Hema - Amsterdam's version of Tesco but better!) to an array of food cuisines and souvenir shops.
The train journey took no longer than 20-30mins max.
If you fancy stopping over in Amsterdam and have a slightly longer allowance for travel, I'd definitely recommend checking out the new concept at The Dylan Amsterdam hotel - which I'm dying to visit! This stunning accommodation set in the fashionable is totally up my street because it turns room service into a personalised shopping experience for those unable to spend hours browsing the city’s beautiful boutiques (clearly not me). By partnering with luxury boutique shopping platform 9streetsonline, The Dylan Amsterdam service enables guests to shop via interactive in-room screens and receive orders within a shocking hour,
creating a “no need for luggage” trend and ensuring you can rest easy. And if the order isn’t quite right, you can simply leave the order return at reception where they are safely returned on your behalf! Talk about luxury!
Are you planning on staying in Amsterdam anytime soon? Will you be interested in checking out The Dylan Amsterdam? If so check out the packages available here from just £317+ for an overnight stay in a double room, based on 2 people sharing plus complimentary popcorn & €25 credit for Room Shopping.
*until October 2014*
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