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The Orange Tulip Hotel is a typical Dutch-style complex, which is located right in the city centre of Amsterdam, at only 3 minutes walking distance from Amsterdam Central Station and at only 2 minutes from Dam Square.
Things to do
Due to the great location of the hotel it is very easy to walk to most of the Amsterdam attractions like:
Red Light District
There is very little that need to be said about Amsterdam's Red Light District as its reputation is well known. The district traces its roots to the Dutch Empire, when soldiers and sailors sought a place to release their frustrations and relax, whilst the local population endeavored to free these weary travelers of their gold. These days, the alleyways are crowded with peep-shows whilst sex workers beckon from pink-lit windows. There are approximately 450 establishments specializing in every taste - Latinos on Oudezijds Achterburgwal and Molsteeg, Asians on Stofstraat, and the 'high-end' glamour Trompettersteeg by the Oude Kerk.
Most shops are open from Tuesday to Friday between 9 am and 6 pm. On Saturdays business hours differ between 8:30/9 - 4/5 pm. Mondays shops open between 11 am and 1 pm and close at 6 pm.
And of course the many other attractions...
Anne Frank Museum
The world famous Anne Frank House is located west of the city centre and draws over two million visitors annually. Visitors can walk though the Achterhuis (annexe). The museum was inspired by the young Jewish diarist who kept a journal from July 1942 to August 1944 describing her ordeal hidden in a concealed room where her family hid during the German occupation of the city.
Amsterdam in keeping with its fun and carefree nature also has some entertaining museums such as the Seksmuseum near Dam Square. The museum has an interesting collection of pornographic materials.
Hash and Marijuana Museum
Located in an old orphanage that exhibits special displays about the city. This quirky museum, with displays on the various types of dope and numerous ways to smoke it, also has a live indoor marijuana garden, samples of textiles and paper made with hemp, and pamphlets explaining the medicinal properties of cannabis. There's also a shop selling pipes, books, videos and plenty of souvenirs.
And of course...
All the major attractions and points of interest are very easy to reach, either on foot or by public transport or tram.