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amsterdam V Utrecht

by wardy51 Online Now Sep 8, 2006 at 3:56 PM

I have booked a flight into Amsterdam next week for 3 days but
the hotels either look to expensive or are reviewed very badly.
The hotels in Utrecht look a lot better at more resonable rates.
I have been to The Dam a couple of times and know what is all about
but everything, meals, drinks seem to have taken a major hike since it went euro.
Is Utrecht a good alternative and does it offer the same sort of attractions but on a smaller scale and at more reasonable prices.
Can any recommend any good 4* hotels that they have had good deals at, that is close to the centre/station.



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    RE: amsterdam V Utrecht

    by SWFC_Fan Online Now Sep 8, 2006 at 4:34 PM

    Hi Geoff

    Personally, I prefer Utrecht to Amsterdam. I found Utrecht to be a smaller, less touristy version of Amsterdam. There are lots of bars and restaurants by the canals - and Amsterdam is only a short train ride away should you run out of things to do in Utrecht.

    I'd strongly recommend Utrecht, especially as you've been to Amsterdam a few times already.

    I got a very good deal on the 5* Grand Hotel Karel V when I stayed there a couple of years back. I booked it via:

    It is a superb hotel and is located just a couple of minutes walk from Hoog Catharijne shopping mall, to which the central train station is attached.

    Enjoy your trip,


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    RE: RE: amsterdam V Utrecht

    by pieter_jan_v Online Now Sep 9, 2006 at 1:04 AM

    Utrecht is a good alternative to Amsterdam.

    The Schiphol Airport now has a direct train connection to Utrecht Centraal; travel time half a hour.

    From Utrecht you easily can travel by travel to many other Dutch cities; you really should explore some of them.

    Hotels should not be a problem; see:

    (including the previous mentioned Karel V hotel at just 700 meters from the station)


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