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a family member was attending an event in beur van berlage and the location of the hotel was perfect. it was near a police station and can access many transportation routes and tour pick up points. convenience stores, restaurants, and shops, as well as known amsterdam landmarks are accessible by foot from this hotel's location. a taxi stand and the amsterdam central nearby--what more can you ask for.
it is not the best of hotels, down the street I would have been happier if I was able to book the victoria or other hotels of similar cost and apparently better amenities than the tulip inn, had I prepared for the trip and booked earlier. nonetheless the tulip innn gave a no frills good value for money. the staff were customarily polite and obligatorily helpful, not as a warm as a five star, makes me feel that they shell out exactly the same amount of service as they are paid, to the last euro.
it is quite helpful that the hotel is NONsmoking all throughout. there is enough secondary smoke and even weed smoke in the streets of Amsterdam that this hotel's feature made it a safe haven.