Subject: Re: Amsterdam Hotels
Hello Pam & Ziners,

I'm not sure if I've already posted this information but I spent 10 days in Amsterdam last Oct &thoroughly enjoyed myself just wandering around.

On arrival in Amsterdam I determined my single room in a very old building would feel oppressive after a few nights but I didn't want to pay the high hotel rates.

I found by luck a walk-in hotel reservations company on Damrak 26 which solved my problem.They specialize in last minute bookings and I was given a single room (small but modern with private bathroom) for 50 euros a night including a free buffet breakfast at

NH City Centre Spuistraat 288-292 This hotel had all the conveniences and was within walking distance to everything I needed. Their website quoted 200 euros a night for a double.

I decided to stay 3 nights in my little room (@ 60 euros/night) before moving to the hotel because the owners were so nice.

The lady from Lindbergh stated it is unnecessary to book a room when coming to Amsterdam because there are always last minute deals to be had through them. I can only vouch for my experience. I'm not sure I'd rely on luck for my stay but it certainly worked well for a hotel change. She stated it's possible to email them but it's best to just show up because it is last minute booking. There was a very small fee involved but I can't remember how much. email: info@ (close space after @)

Lindbergh Hotel Reservations Damrak 26 1012 LJ Amsterdam The Netherlands Tel: (020) 6390190 Fax: (020) 6222769 Website:

I took a 2:30 pm 4 1/2 hr. bus tour to Volendam-Marken windmills with Lindbergh Excursions (26 euros) which included De Zaanse schans, a clog factory, a cheese farm, Voldemdam and a 20 min boat trip across the lake to Markem before returning to the City. A worthwhile tour but in Oct I should have taken the morning tour as it was too dark for pictures when we reached Markem.

My favorite day trip by train was Delft on Sunday (market day).

Marlene Johnson New Westminster BC