|Amsterdam, The Netherlands||Portfolio Collection||Friends & Family Gallery|
|21st-23rd February 2014|
We delved in to the British Airways winter sale in early January and booked ourselves a long weekend in Amsterdam. Follow the links above to view photos from this trip. Iamsterdam at the RijksmuseumTourists gather around the Iamsterdam sculpture at the Rijksmuseum
Hotel EsthereaA charming 4* boutique hotel in central Amsterdam We spent 2 nights at the Hotel Estherea, in the canal ring of central Amsterdam. We hadn't appreciated it at the time of booking, but from here, all of the major sights are in walking distance, including Anne Frank's House, Dam Square, the Museum Quarter and Vondelpark.
The Estherea is a quaint, 4 star boutique hotel, situated on the Singel Canal, just a stone's throw from Dam Square. It has 93 individually decorated rooms and a feeling of antique charm emanates throughout. We chose a deluxe room with a street view (as opposed to a canal view). While traffic noise was noticeable on this side of the building, it did not disturb us, and the jacuzzi bath in the en-suite more than made up for any road noise!
Breakfasts were well catered for at the Estherea, consisting of a self-service buffet including the usual cooked fayre, cereals, fruit, bread, pastries, tea and coffee and even cake!
Tea, coffee and biscuits were also provided free of charge throughout the day in the hotel's lobby, which was a nice touch, although there were no tea/coffee facilities in the rooms.