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For our pre-cruise extension for the Viking Rhine Getaway we have been assigned to this hotel. Thoughts, recommendations please...our first adventure to Europe. 

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Earlier this month we were put up at the Pestana Amsterdam, which is about a 15 min walk  (8 min. drive) south of the Hyatt.  You are at the edge of the de Pijp neighborhood, which is a great upscale neighborhood with lots of restaurants, shops, etc.  We enjoyed being away from the chaos of city center, yet close to  the de Cuyp Market, Museumplein and the canals.  I think you are near the botanical garden and zoo (?).

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We stayed at the Hyatt Regency in Amsterdam before our Rhine Getaway cruise in 2017. We weren't traveling with Viking Air at the time, just wanted to get there a day early to make sure we didn't miss embarkation in case our flight was late. The hotel staff was great. We arrived at the airport at 8 AM and were exhausted (we had just gotten married two days before after a destination wedding and a week of pre-wedding activities). The hotel allowed us to check into our room that morning and didn't even charge us any extra fees.

 

There are some great restaurants in the area (amazing pizza at De Pizzabakkers) and lots of canals (also lots of bikes, so keep your head on a swivel). Less than 2 miles from the Anne Frank House, if you're up for a walk, but definitely get tickets in advance.

 

Room was fine. Nothing extraordinary but not disappointing either. The exterior of the building is a drab yellow, but that makes it easily recognizable when you're walking around and not sure exactly where you're going. I do recall being frustrated that there were no American outlets in the room even though it's an American hotel chain. The morning of embarkation, the hotel called Viking for us to confirm the location of our ship (we were told in our travel documents it would be at 1 of 3 possible locations) and called a taxi to drive us over there. Would definitely stay there again.

Edited by RRTX2017

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13 hours ago, RRTX2017 said:

I do recall being frustrated that there were no American outlets in the room even though it's an American hotel chain.

Why were you frustrated? They don’t use American voltage or American plugs in Europe. The voltage is wrong, Europe is 220 volt, and to have something that any American device could be plugged into would require a converter built into the plug or things might get fried. 
 

What I have seen in Asia is a multi-outlet that will take all kinds of plugs. But you still have to know whether you are plugging in something with dual voltage which is fine or 110 voltage which will be fried without a converter. 
 

 

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