Paris, Brugge, Amsterdam accommodation
Posted on Jun 27, 2013 by
A friend and I just returned from 7 nights in Paris, 4 nights in Brugge and 5 nights in Amsterdam so I`m passing along info about the accommodation we used.
We stayed in a one bedroom apartment in the Marais district of Paris. The apartment was exactly as shown in the picture at 900 euros for 7 nights. We were one block from 2 grocery stores and St. Paul Metro station. The apartment was within easy walking to everything we needed as well as the Picasso Museum.
I sent a deposit cheque in Cdn dollars (which Thierry ripped up on our departure) & we paid in euros on our arrival. The arrival was very easy as we were given a code to enter the apartment bldg to get the key from a lockbox and Thierry met with us later in the day. We wouldn`t hesitate to stay there again.
In Brugge we stayed at the Cordoeanier Hotel at 85 euros per night - reserved over the internet. The room was a small double with a tiny bathroom but the included breakfast made up for the lack of room size. I`d classify it as a budget hotel in a good location and the staff were pleasant and helpful.
Our accommodation in Amsterdam was a studio at 525 euros for 5 nights. Peter did not ask for a deposit and payment is requested in cash. The Jordaan District was very nice and the studio is exactly as shown in the picture. The one drawback is climbing the two VERY steep flights of stairs but Peter handled our luggage for us.
If anyone is interested in bicycling, I would highly recommend renting bikes in Amsterdam and pedalling to Haarlam from Central station. The paths are well marked and took us through some stunning green spaces. It was about 2 hours of easy riding and after enjoying Haarlam, we put the bikes on the train to return to Amsterdam. I believe there are no bikes on trains between 4 and 6 pm.