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Amsterdam four days in spring

Planning trip for the end of April. Looking for recommendations for lodging ( 2 females, mother & adult daughter).
Would like to be able to walk places. Don't need anything fancy, just clean and safe.
Itinerary advice is also welcome.

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My adult daughter and I stayed 3 nights at the XO Hotel Van Gogh last March. We had a small room with two twin beds, perfect for our needs - safe, clean and convenient. It was well-priced (for Amsterdam) at under €200 a night including the add-on of the huge buffet breakfast. Literally across the street from the Van Gogh Museum on the Museumplein, it was located in a safe and very walkable area and just steps from a convenient tram line. The hotel was a bit unusual in that it is part hostel and part hotel. If you go to book a room you should see private room and dorm room options. We saw lots of young people at breakfast but otherwise wouldn’t have known it was part hostel.

In addition to all of the fantastic art museums and charming street views, we particularly enjoyed the apple pie with whipped cream and mint tea at Winkel 43. It’s not quite what we would call pie and not exactly a cake but it’s delicious! So good, we went back a second time. Don’t let the long line snaking out into the street deter you - it moves quickly and it’s well worth the wait.

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hey hey robbie
the hotel jens mentioned looks okay, if it suits your needs book it. don't look back.
amsterdam.citymundo,,, and other sites to check out. it will be a busy time with easter and tulip time. lots of things to do and see, bikes bikes bikes everywhere, just be careful when walking, they rule the road.
do you have other adventures you're planning? i know tickets for anne frank's house go fast and are a timed entrance. if interested book online, only way to get inside. if interested i'll send you some things we did with 4 good friends, we stayed a week.
it's an expensive city and busy, crowded all the time but it's a gorgeous city with all the bridges, canals, houses with flowers, friendly people, delicious food from different countries, great piublic transportation.

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Sure any information/ advice is appreciated.
Have no concrete plans yet. Definitely want to take a day trip to the windmills, tulips etc. Probably will book a trip from viator.

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No need for an expensive tour for visiting attractions around Amsterdam. Be a master of your own time and use the excellent public transport.
The windmills of the Zaanse Schans open-air museum are a short walk from the nearby railway station (consult their website).
The Keukenhof gardens are also easy to reach by public transport. Again, their website explains it all.

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Would definitely put Keukenhof Gardens on the list.
Zaans Shans is a great day for the outdoors too - we especially enjoyed the cheese tasting and the wooden shoemaking demonstrations.
Might consider a splurge evening and book Martine's Table.