Whether it's basking in awe-inspiring classical music at the gorgeous 19th-Century Concertgebouw, or walking off a hard day's sightseeing at the truly epic-sized Amsterdamse Bos park which stretches over 1,000 hectares, Apollolaan has something for everyone. Discover what this relaxed neighborhood is all about in style with a boat tour down the Amstel River, or head through the business district to the Amsterdam EXPO for a spectacular exhibition.
No Amsterdam visit would be complete without a leisurely boat ride down one of the trickling canals that make up 'The Canal Loop' and snakes between the streets, like the Keizergracht or the Prinsengracht. The world-famous Anne Frank House, steeped in Amsterdam's recent history and heart-wrenching tragedy is also an absolute must for history buffs, while Rembrandt House is an intriguing insight into the mind of an artistic genius.
They say "all roads lead to Dam Square", and with the fabulous Neo-Classical Royal Palace, the gothic Nieuwe Kerk church and white pillar of the National Monument dotted around, it's easy to see why. Alongside the architectural splendor, De Bijenkorf, with its stunning selection of designer labels is a shopaholic's delight, while the buzzing Central Station and the infamous Red Light District truly make this the beating heart of Amsterdam.
As the name suggests, Amsterdam's Museum Quarter is the go-to spot for history-lovers and culture-vultures. Immerse yourself in the work of the Netherlands' favourite son at The Van Gogh Museum, satisfy your modern tastes at The Stedelijk, or explore the entire national art collection at the Rijksmuseum. Afterwards, the vibrant nightclubs of Leidseplein are the perfect places to let off some steam after a relaxing day of galleries.
A sprawling 120-acres stretch of tranquil green nestled within the busy Amsterdam metropolis, the Vondelpark is where visitors and natives alike go to kick-back, relax and watch the world go by. But attractions and entertainment still pepper the park, with street performers, buskers and free concerts sitting alongside the sunbathers and roller-skaters. For a joyous change of pace, take in a show at the Filmmuseum or the Openluchttheater.
"Enjoyed the stay"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Jan 9, 2013
Very good hotel. Clean, neat, fantastic restaurant in partner hotel next door and hotel staff courteous and friendly. I would appreciate directions on how to use public transport from the station to the hotel on the website, i.e. tram number and number of stops, etc.
"Best value for money in Amsterdam!"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Oct 26, 2012
Very affordable, but felt like a 4 star hotel with everything you could need. Very clean and neat. Bathroom had a bath AND shower. Beds were comfortable and good quality soft bedding. Hotel was very quiet and we had a great night's sleep every night. Location is EXCELLENT, walking distance to everything, but still in a quiet part of town and very pretty surrounds. Don't look further, this is the best place for value for money!