Subject: Re: Amsterdam May, 2000
Gretchen,

Most all cruise boats leave from behind the central station unless your cruise company has other ideas than everybody else. That's right in the centre of town. There's nothing wrong with staying in that area.

As for the hotels: if you name them, I can tell you their location. I can also tell you their quality from hear-say. I live in Amsterdam and off course have never slept in one of the hotels here.

Assuming that your cruise leaves from behind the central station, larger hotels within walking distance are for instance: Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza, Victoria Hotel, Golden Tulip Barbizon Palace Hotel, Rennaissance Hotel, Ibis Hotel. There are also lots of smaller hotels in the area.

With kind greetings,

Adrie Boerefijn