I need hotel or B&B suggestions as a women traveling alone to Amsterdam for a few nights. Thanks!
If you are arriving by train there is an Ibis hotel next to Central Station. We go from Schiphol by train to South Station, buy an tram ticket and go by no. 5 to its third stop, step out at the Beethoven Hotel which is on the edge of the museum district. Its a little shabby but clean and has a good breakfast. The neighborhood has some shopping and very interesting architecture. Its not overcrowded as most of the people there are not tourists. It takes about an hour to go from Schiphol to the hotel.
Gwen, A bit more. http://www.hotelbeethoven.nl/ Amsterdam is very expensive. We have begun staying in Delft at eh Hotel Leeuwenbrug http://www.leeuwenbrug .nl We really, really, really really like Delft and this hotel. Its a little over an hour by train from Schiphol, and the hotel is a ten minute walk from the train station.
I liked the Quentin Arrive Hotel on Haarlemmerstraat, just a 5-minute walk from the train station. I stayed there alone a few years ago and felt perfectly safe.
Boogaard's. Peter is a great host; it's on a quiet street near excellent restaurants. Easy walk from train station/to Anne Frank's house. Great breakfasts. Mike
Thank you for the suggestions!
I have stayed at Hotel Aalders (near Museums). The rooms were small and very clean. Neighborhood is quiet and safe. Breakfast was great. The staff is fantastic!
I second the Aalders. Stayed there last fall and loved it. Near museums and main tram line. Safe neighborhood.
Check out B&B Batavia-I've stayed there alone, and walked there late at night alone, never felt unsafe. I'ts about 10 min walk from the central station, and 10 min from Anne Frank House. I'ts in a residential apartment building, the owners live upstairs and are very friendly. That's my go-to place in A-dam!!
"Boogaard's. Peter is a great host; it's on a quiet street near excellent restaurants. Easy walk from train station/to Anne Frank's house. Great breakfasts. Mike" We were going to stay at Boogaard's but he had to let one room out to a sick relative, so we can't stay there anymore. Now that he only has one room (and a two-bedroom apartment), it might be difficult for a single traveler to stay there. We re-booked at B&B Herengracht 21, which is recommended by Rick Steves, and has a canal view room.
If you are on the trendy side, you could stay paying relatively cheap on the Zuidas Area. It is only 15min by tram to the Museum district and also 15min by subway to the first canal belt.