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14/09/2015

Stylish stay at Mercure Amsterdam Canal Hotel


Amsterdam hotel


Our summer was so action packed this year with the highlight being our trip to Amsterdam from London on Stena Lines and with so many other things happening it's taken a bit longer than normal to  edit the hundreds of photos we took during our trip and sit down and write a review of this amazing
hotel we stayed at - The Mercure Amsterdam Centre Canal District.


Amsterdam for kids
The two boys relaxing in our amazing hotel room


So after a long journey including an overnight ferry to the Hoek Of Holland during the heatwave it was such a refreshing sight to finally get into Centraal Station, take a short tram ride across the city and step inside this perfectly located boutique hotel right in the heart of this vibrant city. The reception area is well designed with comfy seating and very helpful staff, we felt immediately welcome and they even gave Mr A two little soft toys to keep. Once we checked into our room we had a little bit of down time, enjoying the space and beautiful interior, before heading out to explore.

The room was spacious which is a luxury in Amsterdam and had a deluxe king sized bed plus another fold out bed and space for a baby crib. There was a minibar which was filled with complimentary soft drinks each day as well as a Nespresso machine and climate control which was key in the 30 degrees heat as well as fast and free Wifi.




The Hotel has a lovely family friendly park right behind it with a sandpit, playground and colourful walls, we spent two evenings in this park watching Mr A run around making friends. It's also within walking distance of MuseumPlein, VondelPark, Leidseplein as well as having a Canal boat stop within minutes of the hotel as well as many trams taking you to sights further afield.

stylish interior


Each morning the breakfast took place in the bar downstairs and offered an array of freshly baked pastries, cereals, fruit, cold meats and fresh coffee, the staff made sure that everything was constantly stocked. We started most mornings with a bowl of muesli with fruit compote, dutch pancakes topped with scrambled egg and freshly squeezed orange juice. They also had the headlines of the days news in different languages so you could keep up to date with what was going on and without even asking they provided us with a highchair for the baby each morning.




This was the second time we have visited Amsterdam within a year and I spent a couple of months working int he city before I had children and I have to say this hotel is located in one of the most family friendly parts of the city, the staff are helpful and welcoming and we really could not fault the place and would recommend this to anyone visiting the Dutch Capital.




My Travel Monkey



We were offered a discount on our stay, words & thoughts 100% our own.

23 comments:

  1. Looks like you guys had an amazing summer.

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  2. This looks like a really beautiful hotel, I've never been to Amsterdam but would love to go.

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  3. I adore Amsterdam and this hotel looks exactly like the sort I love - stylish, fresh and modern. I will certainly be keeping this in mind when I return.

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  4. This looks like a great hotel. I've never been to Amsterdam before x

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  5. Awwww the photos of you babies on the bed (perfect)
    So glad you guys had a fab time - Will put the hotel on my list of hotels to visit.
    Thanks for sharing hun
    Charlotte x

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  6. Ahh it looks gorgeous! I had no idea it got so warm in the summer in Amsterdam, I'll definitely have to go then. I've only ever been in the chilly autumn!

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  7. I love a good nespresso machine and I loved amsterdam when we visited. We haven't tried it with kids but i know F would love it. x

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  8. love the look of this hotel! I've only ever had lovely stays in Mecure hotels and you really can't beat Amsterdam! x

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  9. What a gorgeous spot. I'd love to go to Amsterdam, it's a city I've never been to. This hotel looks lovely. x

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  10. Third, if people travel in a group, the tour guide has already booked the room and the food. People don't have to worried about where to stay and what to eat. The travel company will design the whole travel places and people can play by the travel campany's designing.

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  11. I love the fact that it was so family-friendly and cool - even the park around the corner - it all makes city breaks/hotels so much easier with kids. Cute photos of your boys! xx

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  12. I love when you post about Amsterdam. I've never been and am desperate to go. I love your images in this post. That hotel looks like the perfect base fore exploring the city.

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  13. I love a Mercure, the one in Bristol is where I recommend everyone who visits stays. You've really made me want to go to Amsterdam again, too!

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  14. This looks fantastic - I was in Amsterdam this summer too, but we went for AirBNB instead. If I was going back, I'd definitely consider the hotel, such great quirky style. #mondayescapes

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  15. This looks great, we're looking for somewhere to go for a long weekend in November and Amsterdam is on the shortlist. I used to have to go there with work years ago so it would be great to experience it with the kids.
    We've only done Mercure hotels in the UK so intrigued as to what they are like abroad too. #mondayescapes

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  16. What a lovely looking hotel - your kids look like they were very much at home there! #mondayescapes

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  17. That looks great - quirky interiors and a nespresso - sounds divine! #mondayescapes

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  18. Amsterdam is a great city for families, my kids enjoyed being there. We spent our day there enjoying the museums. Love the photo of your kids on the bed, so cute!

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  19. This looks like a great trip! We've just moved to the Netherlands and have not explored all of Amsterdam yet. We are just a short train ride away so probably wont need to stay in this lovely hotel you have found.Thank you for sharing your trip. #mondayescapes

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  20. It looks like the perfect hotel - I do love the top photo. Sometimes location makes all the difference and it seems like you were in a great spot. Thanks for linking up with #MondayEscapes

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  21. Looks like a gorgeous hotel. We were in Amsterdam in the summer too, definitely confirmed my love of the place, it's amazing isn't it? :)

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  22. This looks like a lovely hotel. I love Amsterdam, it's such a great city for families. Thank you for linking up to #GlobalKids

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