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Above and Beyond Hotel Bike Rentals: Hotel Vespas

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  Site Where: Nieuwezijds Kolk 19, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1012
November 14, 2011 at 4:33 PM | by | Comments (0)

We're not going to lie; this autumnal weather makes us want to do two things: drink lots of hot "seasonal" beverages and ride mopeds around on quaint cobblestone streets. Fortunately both of these can be had in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and even at your hotel if you choose the right one. For sure, we know two properties in the Dutch capital that rent Vespas right from the front desk: Hotel JL No. 76 and Inntel Centre.

Of course if you're unwilling to fork over around 40 Euro/day for the privilege of breezing by the masses of cyclists in the city, you can always join them with a bike rental.

Know of any other hotels with Vespa rentals? Let us know in the comments below!

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Eurail Hotel Stop: More Trains at Amsterdam's A-Train

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  Site Where: Prins Hendrikkade 23 , Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1012
August 30, 2007 at 9:01 AM | by | Comments (0)

You might guess that a hotel with a name like the A-Train Hotel might be near the train station, and you'd be right. In Amsterdam, the A-Train is right across from Centraal Station, which gets it a high score on the convenience scale. But not only is it near the train, it also has a train theme, and is also proud to say that "no two rooms are alike".

In the reception and lounge areas, all the seats look like they were taken directly out of trains, and some even have luggage racks above them. In the rooms, thankfully, they have left beds (rather than turning them into sleeping cars from trains), and you can choose from a single room all the way through to a five-bed apartment suite.

Room rates for a double start from 89 Euros ($121) in low season and rise as high as 169 Euros ($230) in the peak season; a 5-bed apartment goes for as much as 300 Euros ($410) in high season. While the rooms look reasonably small, the location is excellent both for arriving in Amsterdam and for getting around when you're sightseeing. And it's perfectly themed to suit your big Eurail train trip.

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