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Somewhere to stay for six weeks?

by canadianstudent Online Now Jun 22, 2008 at 5:28 PM

I'm a Canadian Journalism student who has been accepted for a six week internship at Radio Netherlands. I will be there from mid October until the end of November.

I need somewhere to live! A hotel is out of my budget, and I can't seem to find any hostel details online. Can anyone help me find somewhere to stay?

Thanks!
Rebecca

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    Re: Somewhere to stay for six weeks?

    by ATLC Online Now Jun 22, 2008 at 9:35 PM

    www.stayokay.com is the Dutch hostels website.

    There are no hostels in Hilversum. For the daily commute, the most handy is the brandnew Amsterdam Zeeburg hostel:
    stayokay.com/index.php?pageI...
    Rates from 22.20 euro per person.

    You walk 5 minutes to Amsterdam Muiderpoort station (from the hostel) and take a train to Hilversum-Noord (Dutch Railway: www.ns.nl). Then you walk 9 minutes to the Radio Netherlands location. Total travel time (including the walking): 42 minutes.

    To work out any other public transportation, use www.9292ov.nl
    The translation of this site, you can find at:
    "Schedules public transport train/bus/metro/tram" - Netherlands Transportation Tip by ATLC

    Example:
    Put in the address of your departure (the Zeeburg hostel):
    Timorplein 21 1094 CC Amsterdam
    and your arrival address (Radio Netherlands):
    Witte Kruislaan 55, Hilversum

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    Re: Somewhere to stay for six weeks?

    by pieter_jan_v Online Now Jun 22, 2008 at 10:32 PM

    I found 1 pension in Hilversum:

    Ariadne
    Oude Enghweg 38
    1217 JD Hilversum
    Tel: +31-3-6244449


    PJ

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    Re: Somewhere to stay for six weeks?

    by Pijlmans Online Now Jun 22, 2008 at 11:01 PM

    Hi.

    Maybe you can also ask the people where you'll do your internship, if you already didn't. You're probably not the first with this problem and they may have a good solution. We for instance used to have an arrangement with an old lady that liked the company once in a while...

    Good luck,
    Dennis

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  • Re: Somewhere to stay for six weeks?

    by edgardamsterdam Online Now Jun 23, 2008 at 3:24 AM

    Did you check local B&B, often private houses ? In October and November they may want lot let a room for a longer period.
    www.bedandbreakfast.nl

    As Radio Netherlands is more or less half way between Hilversum and Bussum, also check both places + Naarden.
    + get yourself a bicycle

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