• Great location in the center of Amsterdam, close to the Royal Palace, Dam Square, and Madame Tussauds
  • Rooms are well-appointed with flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers
  • Guest computer is an Apple iMac
  • Free daily breakfast at the cozy breakfast buffet
  • The lobby bar is a convenient place to grab a drink
  • Free Wi-Fi
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  • Rooms are comfortable but could use a spruce-up
  • Some bathrooms are incredibly cramped, and the tile grout shows evident water stains
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Bottom Line

Easily distinguishable because of its bright red doors, the Best Western Dam Square Inn is nestled on a quiet alley just outside of Dam Square. The comfortable lobby features a bar, and guests can enjoy free breakfast in the breakfast room. The rooms are casual -- which is expected of a hotel of this stature -- but they're well-equipped with standard amenities such as flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers. Although the decor is a bit dull, the rooms are comfortable and clean; beds are all extra-long. Most bathrooms feature a glass shower, but some rooms have a separate soaking tub as well. For parties traveling with more people, triple rooms have a Murphy bed. It's an affordable option for budget travelers, and rightly so -- guests mainly pay for the attractive locale.

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Right near the Royal Palace and Dam Square; within walking distance to the tram, shopping, and dining; and an easy tram ride to museums and theaters

Marked by cobblestone roads, street-level canals and an abundance of coffee shops (which are most often known for something other than coffee), Amsterdam is both a quiet and lively city without the pretention of European metropolises.

In the summer, visitors can enjoy live music at the Openluchttheater, an open-air venue at the Vondelpark, or the Roots Music Festival. The Gay Pride parade also takes place in the summer, and the city's many museums -- including the Van Gogh Museum or the Anne Frank House, where Frank and her family hid from the Nazis during World War 2 -- are popular year-round. Visitors in April can experience Queen's Day, which celebrates the queen's birthday and includes a massive flea market, parties, and outdoor concerts.

Noordermarkt is known for its antiques, and Brouwerij de Prael is a recommended stop for beer enthusiasts. Fun dining spots include the famous sandwich spot Van Dobben, as well as Pancake Bakery, which offers more than 70 types of pancakes and a slew of other breakfast goods.

  • 22-minute drive to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
  • 2- to 4-minute walk to dozens of shops and restaurants
  • 2-minute walk to Royal Palace of Amsterdam
  • 3-minute walk to Dam tram station
  • 3-minute walk to Dam Square and the National Monument
  • 3-minute walk to Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
  • 5-minute walk to Nieuwezijds Kolk tram station
  • 6-minute walk to Amsterdam Historical Museum
  • 6-minute tram ride to the Anne Frank House
  • 10-minute tram ride to Hortus Botanicus botanical gardens
  • 11-minute tram ride to the Heineken Experience
  • 11-minute tram ride to Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
  • 12-minute tram ride to Rembrandt House Museum
  • 13-minute tram ride to Artis Zoo
  • 15-minute tram ride to the Van Gogh Museum
  • 16-minute tram ride to Koninklijk Theater Carré
  • 18-minute tram ride to Openluchttheater open air theater at Vondelpark
  • 20-minute tram ride to Vondelpark
  • 8-minute drive to Nederlands Scheepvaartmuseum
  • 18-minute drive to Amsterdam Arena
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  • Air Conditioner

  • Airport Transportation

  • Business Center

  • Cable

  • Cribs

  • Free Breakfast

  • Internet

  • Kids Allowed

  • Mini Bar (with liquor)

  • Rental Car Service Desk Onsite

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

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