The Bulldog Hostel Amsterdam Serving the nation Since 1996 http://truthaboutamsterdam.com Amsterdam – New York …almost magical names! Magnetically attractive... magnets, Some cities in the world function like magnets attracting many different kinds of people for many different reasons. If you hear their names you heart starts to pulse faster. Or you feel butterflies in your stomach. happened…That city, Amsterdam. Some can t even remember what happened That s my city Amsterdam Some say: a city of sin. We say: a city with spirit. But this city you enjoy the most if you bring your sense of humor with you. It is not only a fun city but stoned to also a very funny city!! And you do not necessarily have to be stoned….to experience that. However watching the paintings of V Gogh with mushrooms is a whole new experience… movie…. O Reilly and Amsterdam – the movie According to the O Reilly video Amsterdam is a totally out of control city with free drugs & sex (wow)– ATCB made the right choice to use humor to strike back and as a matter of fact, personally, I think the best advertising/ city imagine. marketing they could imagine But I have to disappoint the people here who can t wait to go to Amsterdam, sorry the sex & drugs are not for free!! According to the international travel site Trip advisor, Amsterdam is on the second place of most friendly Europeans (Dublin 1, Paris worst but most romantic) . Also a second place for the best night life (London 1 but most dirty city) A third place for the best parks (London 1 Paris 2) city). 1, 2). We are nice but not he most handsome ones. We are not even in the top 10 of most handsome Europeans (1. Rome, 2. Paris , 3. Stockholm)! 2nd place nicest people in Europe!! attitude. but it seems our city still believe we have an attitude I believe that every city would love to have the following issues: Negative elements Positive elements Tourists can t bike (and Due to many tourists we we do not brake) ) can easily obtain ice cream Every tourist believe we Thanks to the many are stoned bike rentals we can Japanese prefer to take pump up our bicycle pictures on the middle of No tourists means no the road prostitutes & no coffee We have problems finding shops a free chair on a terrace Without tourists we are just villagers Long waiting lines at the th h t l t If the hotels are empty Anna Frank House many people lose their jobs Facts about Amsterdam these triple What about 767.347 inhabitants x? Do you guys have 1.200.000 1 200 000 bikes lions? Facts about Amsterdam 165 canals 2.500 people life in/on 1281 bridges houseboats Facts about Amsterdamexport: flowers 187 nationalities living Famous on 16.657m2 (1/3 is but only 1 flower water) market! Facts about Amsterdam of 22 paintings 0 cheese markets but Rembrandt 206 6 windmills paintings of v Gogh Facts about Amsterdam 51 museums 1.215 cafes and bars 141 galleries 1.250 1 250 restaurants The Bulldog Hostel Amsterdam Date of opening: August 20th 1996 with 80 beds in 7 rooms. November 2001: 253 beds :14 dorms, 25 p , , p privates, 8 apartments Average prices per night: Low season: Dorm € 24---Private € 110---Apartment € 160 High season:Dorm € 30---Private € 140 ---Apartment € 180 25 hostels in Amsterdam and 30 B&B, budget hotels, house boats calling themselves hostels Key issue for the Amsterdam hostels difficult to t li for h t l - diffi lt t get licenses f new hostels - lots of illegal budget providers - coffee shop law may change d light district li is i to h - red li ht di t i t policy i going t change - traditional hotels are getting cheaper 9 million overnight. 4.5 million tourists (……) Nothing is normal everything comfortable private dorm “Obviously the staff is going to be high a lot of the time, and the place reeks of pot, but if you've got some patience and a sense of humor the place is really great. One of the best hostels I've been in ! !” , p y y g g “ The staff rock, seems like the party always is going on.” “If you're looking for a hostel that embodies everything you know about Amsterdam, this is the place for you.” , p y Questions? Thank you Enjoy the big apple!!