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Amsterdam Places to Stay

In May I will be traveling to Amsterdam for the first time. Any hotel suggestions or best areas to stay?

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I enjoyed the Sunhead B&B on Herengracht, maybe 2 blocks from the Ann Frank house. Comfortable and creaky. Although it's not technically a B&B any longer because they stopped serving breakfast, but there are lots of great places to eat an easy walk away.

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What is your budget? What do you like to be near? If you prefer more of a 'neighborhood' with good restaurants and fun coffee shops and bars, like I do, I would suggest the DePijp neighborhood. It's not far from the Museum Quarter and there are plenty of tram stops to get you to the Old Town.

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I have stayed twice at http://www.nadia.nl..it was clean, and had friendly people..A lot of stairs though! It is fun to talk about it and see the pics now.

I love the Jordaan area. The canals in the area are so pretty. Don't miss the Anne Frank House. Buy tickets online and no waiting in line.

It is easy walking to most central sites. Bikes, taxi's and trams readily available.

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Here's a good introduction to hotel areas from Trip Advisor: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g188590-c156882/Amsterdam:The-Netherlands:Where.To.Stay.In.Amsterdam.html

And here are good tips from EuroCheapo, which apply even if you aren't looking for a "cheap" Amsterdam hotel. Pay particular attention to their point about stairs - as the photos show, they're not exaggerating when they call them ladders: http://www.eurocheapo.com/blog/amsterdam-hotel-advice.html

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Priceline is a good approach in Amsterdam if you are happy with big chain type hotels; lots of bargains and central.

We like a little B&B called the Orlando run by a couple of US ex pats. Nice location not far from the river on a canal and easy walk to the Hermitage. Nice big rooms; okay breakfast.