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Board basis explained
...means that included in the price are all main meals, most drinks, which tend to be local varieties available during bar opening hours.
...means that breakfast, lunch and evening meals, are included in the price.
...means that your breakfast and evening meal is included in the price. In some cases you can choose to receive lunch instead of breakfast - the hotel will confirm this upon arrival.
...means that breakfast is included in the price.
...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price, but you will be provided with catering facilities in your accommodation to cook light meals.
...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price.
Best XO Hotels Blue Tower is situated at the edge of the centre of Amsterdam. With a parking garage, together with easy accessibility both by car and public transport, it is the perfect hotel to stay to discover Amsterdam and its surroundings.
The historical centre of Amsterdam, the Congress Centre RAI, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, train station and business park Sloterdijk, Zuid - As and WTC are all within 10 minutes by car, bus, tram or train. The hotel is located next to market square and shopping centre, where you can taste the atmosphere of multicultural Amsterdam.
All guest rooms are equipped with individual air conditioning, a bathroom with bath or shower, toilet and hair dryer and have telephone with direct outside line, flat screen television, safety box, coffee and tea facilities and free Wi-Fi. The Best Western Blue Tower Hotel is a completely non-smoking hotel.
The friendly and professional staff will do their best to make your stay at the Best Western Blue Tower Hotel a pleasant one.
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- Free wired high-speed Internet
- Internet access - wireless
- Free WiFi - Public Areas
- Free Wi-Fi
Food & Drink
- Bar / Lounge
- Room service
- Coffee in lobby
Services & Shops
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Concierge desk
- Technology support staff
- Tour assistance
- Luggage storage
- No- smoking property
- Total number of rooms 188
- Number of floors 11
- Photocopy machines
- Multilingual staff
- Check-in time starts 2:00 PM
- Pets not allowed
- Conference center
- No rollaway beds available
- Check-out by noon
- Number of meeting/conference rooms 5
- Multiple small meeting rooms
- Television in lobby
- 24-hour front desk
- Check-in time ends midnight
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Number of buildings/towers 1
- Minimum check-in age 19
- Parking nearby
- Iron/ironing board (on request)
- Alarm clock
- Clock radio
- In-room safe
- Coffee/tea maker
- Hair dryer
- Electronic/magnetic keys
- Complimentary newspaper
Internet, TV & Phone
- Direct-dial phone
- Pay movies
- Satellite television service
- Internet access
Rooms & Comfort
- Wake-up calls
- Cribs/infant beds available on request
- Window opens
- Air conditioning
- City view
- Cribs/infant beds available
Bath & Shower
- Shower only
- Private bathroom
- Complimentary toiletries
- Shower/bathtub combination
- Bathtub only
- Rembrandt Park 1.04 miles
- Foodhallen 1.23 miles
- Ten Kate Markt 1.24 miles
- Westergasfabriek Culture Park 1.31 miles
- Boom Chicago 1.47 miles
- Electric Ladyland 1.50 miles
- Anne Frank House 1.63 miles
- Westerkerk 1.67 miles
- Prinsengracht 1.67 miles
- The Movies 1.68 miles
- Sloterpark and Sloterplas 1.69 miles
- World Fashion Centre 1.72 miles
- Noordermarkt 1.73 miles
- Noorderkerk 1.73 miles
- Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht) 1.73 miles
- Vondelpark 1.77 miles
- The 9 Streets 1.80 miles
- Melkweg 1.81 miles
- DeLaMar Theater 1.81 miles
- at_a_glance_airport Schiphol Amsterdam AMS25m
Amsterdam Holidays & Hotels
Hotels in Amsterdam
From 5* canalside hotels to quirky cheap hostels, you can find virtually every type of accommodation in Amsterdam’s variety of districts. And whether you want something in the middle of all the action, or would rather experience the quieter side of the Netherlands capital during your holiday, there’s the perfect neighbourhood waiting for you.
Cultural events, parties and a rich tapestry of history: there are endless reasons why people travel to Amsterdam. Couples, families and groups of friends are spoilt for things to do in this eclectic city all year round, making it the ideal destination for everything from a winter city break to a week-long holiday.
Where to stay
You’ll need your cameras at the ready for this picturesque area of Amsterdam, which is home to quaint bridges and all the artistic vibes. The Jordaan neighbourhood is to Amsterdam what Shoreditch is to London. It’s full of independent shops, quirky accommodation, and chic restaurants - plus it’s handily just a short walk away from all the city centre sights, including the Anne Frank House. Just as you’d expect in this neighbourhood, accommodation is varied and stylish, ranging from budget hostels to upmarket canalside lodging.
If you want to be in the middle of the city on your holiday, the Dam neighbourhood is where you’ll find the heart of all the action, from the after-dark entertainment of the Red Light District to the main shopping centre. Large hotel chains are dotted around the centre, giving you easy access to key sights including Madame Tussauds, the Amsterdam Dungeon and the National Monument.
Set a short walk away from the city’s central canal network, the Oud-Zuid area showcases a quieter side to Amsterdam. Check into one of the chain hotels or independent accommodation options and you’ll be on the doorstep of some of the city’s most exciting museums, like Rijksmuseum and the contemporary art of Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. You’ll also be close to the 120-acre Vondelpark, perfect for daytime strolls, summer picnics and free open air concerts between May and September.
What to see
Whether you’re in Amsterdam for a weekend or longer holiday, you’ll be spoilt for things to do in this vibrant city. The first port-of-call for many is to track down the Instagrammable ‘I Amsterdam’ letters which move around the city every few months. Once you’ve taken all the photos to fill up your feed, learn more about the city by exploring it from a new perspective: by a boat tour, along its UNESCO protected canal belt. Tours take in the history of the city and provide the perfect views to take in the twinkling fairy lights over the charming bridges.
Culture vultures will love the range of museums available around the city. The Anne Frank House, based in the exact building where Anne and her family went into hiding during World War 2, is one of the most popular. However, there’s everything from Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art to the Museum of Bags and Purses and also Heineken Experience, catering for all tastes. And, of course, no holiday to Amsterdam is complete without visiting Bloemenmarkt. Found along the Singel canal, the world’s only floating flower market sells colourful plants and accessories to brighten up your home. Read more about the top cultural spots in our blog here.
From all-night raves to low-key bars, Amsterdam has it all for every type of holidaymaker. The city has a thriving nightlife scene, with clubs regularly hosting international DJs. Hen and stag parties are a regular sight around the city centre thanks to its influx of bars, pubs and coffee shops - there’s everything from old-school bars to lively clubs.
For quirky nightlife, head out of the main centre towards Amsterdam Oud-West. It’s got much more of an alternative scene, with speakeasys and jazz clubs sitting alongside world-famous clubs and various music venues.
What to eat
The Netherlands is famous for many tasty treats, including stroopwafels, pancakes, Dutch fries and raw herring. A short walk out from the Jordaan neighbourhood is Foodhallen, a site that features dozens of food stalls all under one roof. Pick up some Chinese cuisine, traditional Dutch snacks or some Mediterranean delicacies, and then huddle around the central seating area with your friends.
Amsterdam is a shopper’s paradise, offering plenty of opportunities to pick up gifts for loved ones back home - as well as some treats for yourself. The city centre is home to a number of local and international chains where you can pick up clothes, Dutch delicacies, homeware and souvenirs. For something a little different, head to Albert Cuypmarkt in De Pijp. It’s open six days a week and is one of the most famous street markets in the city. You’ll find everything from food to bags, clothing and flowers.
Fast facts about Amsterdam
- Direct flight time: 1.25 hours from London
- Transfer time from Amsterdam Schipol airport to Amsterdam: 23 minutes
- Time zone: GMT +1
- Currency: Euro
- Language: Dutch
- Average price of a domestic beer: €4
- Average price of a bottle of wine: €6.99
- Number of Brit tourists per year: 1 million
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26 March 2017
Would never stay at this hotel again
Donna from Dublin , Ireland
We arrived at the hotel to only be told our room was cancelled and didn't receive any information of a cancellation they could only give us a room for one night and we had to find a different hotel for the other 2 nights the staff were so rude when asked for a Manager we were told that there would be nothing a manager could even do for us in booked with alfarooms and there was nothing they could do we had to pay extra money for the other hotel our hoilday was ruined we came to Amsterdam from Dublin
The best thing about my stay was...Nothing
07 August 2016
Lovely staff,lovely room quiet area but still close to city centre
The best thing about my stay was...Lovely room very clean hotel decorated lovely
04 May 2016
Good value for money
Alexander C, Ireland
Clean hotel, staff is very friendly. Breakfast with big choice of food. Recommend.
The best thing about my stay was...Friendly staff
12 May 2015
Clean rooms, nice staff
The best thing about my stay was...Quiet and clean room
05 April 2015
Best Western Hotel
Linda & Warren, Birmingham
We had a lovely 3 night stay. There were a couple minor snags that were sorted out straight away. Our room was very clean with everything you need for a comfortable stay. Reception was very helpful and friendly. We enjoyed a delicious breakfast every morning. Our only complaint is the Breakfast Staff were not very friendly or approachable.
The best thing about my stay was...Very comfortable beds, warm room and a very peaceful atmosphere. Very close to Supermarket and shops.
02 April 2015
grreat place to stay
carol hannah, United Kingdom
Had a fantastic stay, everything went very smooth and the service from the staff were excellent, also very helpful and imformative, i also like the fact that they allow you to keep your luggage when you have checked out and can return to collect it before leaving for the airport, looking at the map it looks far from the city centre, but actually closer and easy to get to by tram or bus, ask staff for tram passes do not buy from the train station or airport. we have had a great stay at this hotel and are planning to return very soon and i look forward to another pleasant stay, see you soon :D
The best thing about my stay was...everything really could not fault it
14 January 2015
Couldnt of asked for anything more great place would definetly go back
The best thing about my stay was...great location
05 January 2015
Hotel was nice and clean the staff were very friendly and attentive. The hotel is slightly outside of the city centre so a taxi or a tram is required. There is a tram stop right next to the hotel that will take you to Dam Square. The only negative was that when visiting the hotel bar they advised that they did not serve alcohol! As a base to explore the city I would definitely recommend it to friends.
The best thing about my stay was...Free room wifi
18 October 2014
Blue tower hotel review
Rebecca Sutherland , Manchester
Me and my partner had a lovey stay at the blue tower hotel. When we first arrived the room we were given had a strange smell coming from the bathroom. This seemed to improve but after a day sight seeing the following day we were greeted by an awful smell to which I went straight to reception to overcome the problem. The receptionist assured me she would send somebody up to clean the shower as we could not change rooms that night. Although I was slightly annoyed they could not move us that night we were given a beautiful room the following day which we were very happy with. We decided to have breakfast on our second day in the hotel but unfortunately we were rather disappointed. There was not much of a selection especially for a hot breakfast and we felt slightly rushed.
The best thing about my stay was...Our second room
08 August 2012
Nice hotel, further out than we thought
Joanne Mumford, Cambs
Helpful staff Further out than we thought. Didn't want to be right in centre as we were travelling with kids but took about 20 mins to travel in by tram. Good choice for breakfast Didn't use restaurant for anything else. Could be noisy as it's right next to a motorway. We faced the other way over some buildings with air con units on the roof which were noisy but would be ok if our windows were shut (we went in summer)
The best thing about my stay was...Breakfast
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