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