This half term we took the kids to Amsterdam for a few days, overnight on the Hull to Rotterdam P&O Ferry – and then drove an hour to Amsterdam.
Hotel V, Fizeaustraat is located near the Amstel station, in a really nice residential neighbourhood. Just a short walk to the station you can take a metro to the centre in 15 minutes, or do as we did, grab the Tram – which is nicer and more scenic too. Tickets can be bought online or by downloading the app – Getyourguide.
Our ferry docked in Rotterdam at 8.30am – so we arrived at the hotel in Amsterdam just after breakfast, we parked the car in the underground car park, and spent a while lounging on the 70s inspired lobby/bar area. The kids loved the low slung Togo sofas in the lobby.. perfect height for teen slouching.
As we had a few hours to kill before checking in to our rooms, we decided to hire the hotel’s bikes for a ride into the city. The bikes cost 17euros each per day, the boys easily managed an adults Dutch style bike.
Like with everywhere in Amsterdam, there are excellent bike paths so we felt completely safe to cycle with the boys into the centre. We took the lovely ride along the Amstel River and ‘parked’ our bikes near the opera house – so we could wander the streets freely. I’ll share more about what we did in Amsterdam in a separate guide soon.
Our rooms were interconnecting (of which I had prebooked). It was fantastic, with both doors open it felt like we had a large suite to ourselves. A twin room for the boys and a super-king sized bed for us. Both rooms had a large en-suite with a huge rainfall shower. The rooms were large and comfortable with gorgeous decor throughout. They even had a Nespresso machine to use.
Breakfast was served each morning in The Lobby. The space was light filled and decorated tastefully with a 70s mid-century vibe, and industrial touches to show the old building.
The menu was a la carte – which I prefer to the buffet style breakfasts that most hotels seem to do. It means less food waste, which is a good thing, right? We ate well each morning on porridge or eggs of some sort. All delicious and to a high standard. We all said we would love breakfast like that every day!
With its friendly staff, beautiful decor, great rooms and breakfast – I’ll definitely be back to Hotel V. Or I may try one of their other hotels in central Amsterdam next time.
If you are looking for a family friendly hotel, which has great transport links and a laid back vibe, then this is for you. If you are looking for one in Central Amsterdam, then this isn’t. But do look at their other hotels, or try the Hoxton.
Hotel V, Fizeaustraat
1097 SC Amsterdam
Rooms from £89 per night (ours were £130 for the interconnecting rooms)
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