Restless hotel experience in Amsterdam

Long time back when I visited Amsterdam, around the middle of the previous decade, I chose myself a hotel from the center of Amsterdam, as close to the known attractions as possible.

I ended up booking my hotel room from The Albus Design Boutique hotel by the Vijzelstraat street, and the first impression outside the hotel and lobby was quite good.

Lobby of the Albus hotel in Amsterdam

But when I got into my hotel room, it was a room on the lowest, second floor, and there was a noisy street right outside my room window. Foam earplugs provided by the hotel were waiting for me by the bedside table.

While the view of the lively Amsterdam street was undoubtedly interesting, it did not compensate for the hotel’s thin window glasses, which did not keep the noise at night.

View from the second floor hotel room window in the Albus hotel
View from the hotel room window

During the weekend, the buzzing and partying people mumbled loudly on the street, and the noise continued almost till the morning. On top of that, some kind of a taxi station had been invented just under the hotel room window and there sure were enough customers there.

I did not eat breakfast nor other meals in the hotel restaurant, as there were several interesting places within walking distance, such as an Indian restaurant I wrote about earlier. In addition, there were plenty of lovely cafés in Amsterdam that served fresh and healthy food and had morning sun on their terraces.

The Albus Hotel seems to be receiving lots of four and five star reviews, but I think those reviewers have slept on the top floor of the hotel. My experience in that hotel was very restless even though the room was in good condition. Fortunately I didn’t have to spend many nights there, even though I otherwise like Amsterdam.

The Albus hotel in Amsterdam
The Albus hotel in Amsterdam

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Amsterdam in one minute (video)

Today you can see the traveller’s Amsterdam in one minute –

You can see the unique architecture of Amsterdam and the various boats and house boats during a lovely channel cruise.

You will also peak in the Red Light district during dark. During daylight you will see many nice street cafeterias of Amsterdam.

The video will also pop in the Van Gogh Museum which is one of the best sights in Amsterdam. Few other art districts and museums will also be seen, like a sex museum and Anne Frank -museum, with its 45 minute long queue.

You will find lots of people with bicycles and even bicycles with bicycles. Most of the people, including kids, ride bicycles without a helmet, like daredevils.

But what would a one minute video about Amsterdam be without tulips and other flowers – they cheer the rider on the railing of many bridges in Amsterdam, as you can see in the video.

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This unstaged video about Amsterdam in one minute depicts Amsterdam very much like it is, and the video is part of Indivue’s Travel Opus to Europe, which you can read in the link attached!

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