Planning to Stay with Kids in Amsterdam? Consider The Tire Station!
One of the newest hotels to open in Amsterdam in is The Tire Station, opened by the Conscious Hotels Group. Close to one of our favourite places in the city, the Vondelpark, it’s one of the best locations for families visiting Amsterdam, getting its name from the fact that the property used to be a tire warehouse.
Room rates vary between $69 and $200, depending on when you are booking your hotel, the availability and the room type. We booked the first group of three nights before we left, and it was $59/$69 and $69 per night, and up to $219 when we searched for a hotel for the last night we were returning to Amsterdam from Paris. Then, the price for the last night reduced to $122 (CAD) via Hotels.com. To get the best price for the hotel, I suggest searching multiple times before your trip, and starting early. A few days before we needed the hotel for the last night, we got the rate of $89.
The Tire Station is clean, minimalist and basic without any of the frills that you are going to get at a luxury hotel, but the space is perfect for small families, or if you’re travelling with one child or on a trip without the kids. For our trip we had two beds, one single and one double, and the room was spacious enough for the three of us – however we could have used more table room when it came to eating in the room.
The room had comfortable beds, a large safe in the room, a modern and clean shower and bathroom area and free WiFi. It’s worth mentioning that the WiFi in the room was the best WiFi we had at any hotel we’ve ever stayed at – it was fast, efficient and reliable.
In the lobby, there was an adorable little cafe where you could easily charge items to your room (The Sticky Fingers Cafe). The banoffee tart was delicious, and we had croissants and cheese sticks both mornings we were there. Over in the restaurant, you could get a full breakfast for 15 Euros. It looked delicious, but we were always in a rush to get out in the mornings so we didn’t take advantage of it.
Easily accessible to transit, a quick uber away from Dam Square and a walk through Vondelpark and Museum Square, it’s one of those areas that would be perfect for when you’re travelling with the family. Five minutes from the hotel and you could be playing in the playground at Vondelpark – and a few minutes more and you could be exploring Museum Square.
The Tire Station is a cash-free hotel. That means you’re going to have to have cards or charge items to your room. If you’ve forgotten anything at home, they sell toothbrushes, universal adaptors and guidebooks, right at the hotel. The service we had at the hotel was phenomenal, with the staff members remembering Stella’s name, and greeting her (and us) every morning, offering to help with local transportation tips, and things to discover.
Though the rooms aren’t large enough for a family with three kids, we would definitely head back in the future if the price was right for two rooms in the hotel. This way, we could split up with side-by-side rooms, and be in a great, family-friendly location.
Find The Tire Station at Amstelveenseweg 5, Oud-West, 1054 MB in Amsterdam.