The intro

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Hello, and thank you for taking a closer look at our homepage (Hotelpage would have been a better name, but you can't have it all).
The front of the hotel The Dutch, as you can ask any Belgian person, are scrooges. And because we, from Hotel Prinsenhof, are Dutch, we decided to join you people here on the Web for the sole reason that e-mail is much cheaper than sending faxmessages all over the world. The fact that we got 5MB to play with and create a hotelpage was neither here nor there, but that's where the scrooge-part comes in; What you have you should use, otherwise it's wasted money.

So, then you have a minor problem. What to "enrich" your visitors with? Only hotel information by itself will not be enough to fill 5MB with unless you put photographs of everything on the page, including the boiler room. Are you getting exited already? We weren't. After having surfed the web for about a year and a half in an internetcafe here in Amsterdam, we have come across too many pages that are interesting for the pagemaker and/ or friends only. We decided that it could be done in a different way too, without having to press the hotelpublicity too much. After all, we have only 10 rooms, and they are full a lot of the time. (People do come back to us, you see...)

No, this page had to be about two things. Firstly, of course,about Hotel Prinsenhof, and second, about something we love, as we come from this town. So, Amsterdam it was going to be. Not in the way as in some guidebooks, not in the way the Tourism Board depicts it, not in the way your friendly couple from down the road who've been to Emsterdem can tell you all about it, but with the eyes and heart of a local amongst the locals. Not sparing the dark sides of the city, chanting about the local highlights (ever visited the local songcontest in the Jordaan, with the mini playbackshow for kids?) , giving you the answers to the most asked questions here in the hotelreception and more. Of course, these are prestigious promises. They will take time to fulfill. At the time of writing this (October 1998) our homepage is about one year old, we've learned a lot about making homepages (including how much time they take...), yet expansion is taking more time than forseen, not in the last place because we've

Reguliersgracht, area of the seven bridges.

had a very busy summer. Also, all the photographs on the pages are our own. This takes up a lot of time as well. Patience is a virtue as they say, and that's what you'll have to have. But if you want to learn more about our city or the hotel, please do come back to our page as we plan to be constantly working on this project as time in the hotel allows us. (Glad to be able to say we're busy)

Now that you're here there are a few paths you can go by;

You can go to the The Hotel department and see the rooms or the view
Read the answers to your questions in the Frequently Asked Questions departement
Or you could have a look at what city we think we live in; Amsterdam
Perhaps you are interested in Getting around the town with public, or your own transport

Have a look to see if there's someone in the Chatroom Then there's the chance to sent someone an E-Card If you fancy none of this, you can always leave us through our Links page, but if you do this and you have a homepage or a comment, why not sign our Guestbook first.

But first of all, enjoy. Whatever you do.

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