Wednesday, February 20, 2019

AMS Hampton by Hilton: Amsterdam

An amusing (okay, annoying at the time) detour at Frankfurt Airport... we leave the Lufthansa Senator Lounge and head for Gate A1. We overlook an arrow pointing right and end up outside security (it’s really not that well “signed”), so are required to go through another security checkpoint to end up back where we started. Even so, we make it to the gate with time to spare.

The short Lufthansa flight is fine, with seats in economy bulkhead. We land on time. After a long walk (AMS is a big airport), we end up at the hotel shuttle bus stop, waiting only 20 minutes for the shuttle to our hotel.

When the Hampton desk clerk welcomes us back, we ask her when we’d last stayed here. May 2018 on the way to Oz Fest in Australia. We thought the hotel looked familiar. How time flies!

After a hamburger and a (complimentary) beer in their little bar, we sleep long and hard until 8AM.

We enjoy the free breakfast and then long showers back in our room. In awhile we’ll walk to the train station across the street and catch a train to the central station, where we’ll find the Doubletree, our home for the next two nights.

A short 12-Euro train ride and we arrive at Central Station.

We check in at the Doubletree. We’ve been upgraded to some kind of suite but it’s not ready. We retire to the  lounge that we visited a few years ago with grandson Jake on our trip with him.

It’s a beautiful day and it’s time for a walk.

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