荷蘭阿姆斯特丹便宜住宿推薦,保證小資族 hen 滿意喔!(2 Fantastic Budget Guesthouses for Your Stay in the Netherlands)

2 Fantastic Budget Guesthouses for Your Stay in the Netherlands

荷蘭阿姆斯特丹便宜住宿推薦,保證小資族 hen 滿意喔!

 

Travel Period: March 31 – April 9, 2018

旅行時間:2018/3/31 – 2018/4/9

 

Searching for incredible accommodations in a foreign country can be terribly time-consuming, but it is actually one of my favorite parts of traveling!

找一個在國外讚到不要不要的住宿,真的是非常花時間,但這其實是旅行中我最愛的一部分!

 

I always get excited when I see various room layout from hotel booking sites like Agoda, where I can compare prices, land a great deal, and I can’t help but imagine staying at some of the nicest places.

在 Agoda 之類的訂房網上看到各式各樣不同設計的房間時,我就會覺得很興奮啊,可以比價、訂到高 CP 值的房間,我還常不由自主地想像自己待在那些很漂亮的房子裡。

 

I even dreamed of becoming an interior designer when I was a kid.

小時候我甚至夢想成為一個室內設計師。

 

Soon after, I found myself overwhelmed by tests, exams, and other high-pressure attacks from the giant monster of the Taiwanese education system, and the dream faded away.

不久之後,我發現我被學校的小考、大考淹沒,台灣教育體制的高壓環境,讓我的夢想不知不覺跟我掰了。

 

It was not until I discovered traveling in my early twenties that I was reminded of this distant, tiny childhood dream.

一直到 20 歲初第一次接觸到旅行,才想起這個已離我遠去、渺小的兒時夢想。

 

 

Anyway, let’s get back to the topic about where I stayed while traveling in the Netherlands.

總之,言歸正傳,來看看我這次在荷蘭旅行時住了哪些好地方吧。

 

I highly recommend the following 2 budget guesthouses, one located in Apeldoorn, a non-tourist city around an hour away by train from Amsterdam, and the other located smack-dab in the center of Amsterdam.

我超推薦以下兩間便宜民宿,一間在阿培爾頓(一個沒那麼觀光的城市,從阿姆斯特丹搭火車要約一小時),另一間位於阿姆斯特丹市中心。

 

Both places were nearly perfect for me, my mom, and my sis to enjoy the beauty of this country — they are clean, quiet, near supermarkets and restaurants — so remember to book early! (better to do so right after you book your flight tickets)

這兩個地方對我、我媽、我姊來說都是接近完美的,可以好好享受這個國家美麗的風景 — 乾淨、安靜、接近超市和餐廳 — 所以記得要早點訂啊!(最好是你訂完機票就訂房間)

 

1. Tai-Ho Lodge 台荷居

 

This lovely place in Apeldoorn is run by a sweet Taiwanese lady, Joanna, who married a Dutch man, Marc, and moved to the Netherlands years ago.

這間阿培爾頓的民宿是由台灣女主人 Joanna 所經營。她不知道幾年前嫁給荷蘭人馬克,然後就搬到荷蘭住了。

 

Marc’s height (like 190 cm) was a little intimidating to me at first, but it turned out that he was a friendly guy, and we couldn’t have moved our heavy suitcases to the second floor without his help.

馬克大大的身高剛開始有點嚇到我(好像有超過 190 公分),但他其實人還滿好的啦,而且沒有他的幫忙的話,我們三個弱女子可無法把那麼重的行李箱扛到二樓啊。

 

Here is the cost for 3 nights and 3 people: 348 EUR / around 12400 TWD

三個人三晚的價錢:348 歐元 / 約 12400 台幣(不知道我有沒有記錯)

 

 

It was my mom who stumbled upon this B&B somewhere on the Internet and saw a lot of excellent reviews about the great breakfast Joanna made and how professional, passionate, and kind she was to offer guests plenty of useful travel tips IN CHINESE.

是我媽在網路上發現這間民宿的,然後看到不少人給很高的評價,像是 Joanna 做的早餐超好吃,還有她一整個專業、熱情、人超好,會「用中文」提供房客很多旅遊資訊。

 

All the reviews were true!  

所有的評價都是真的!

 

During our stay at Tai-Ho Lodge, in the room next to us was a girl traveling solo, staying there for like 12 nights, and Joanna made 12 different breakfasts for her.

我們待在台荷居的期間,隔壁房住了一個自己旅行的女生,她好像待 12 晚的樣子,然後 Joanna 就做 12 個不同的早餐給她。

 

12!!! That was really insane.

12!!!那真的太狂了。

 

And the breakfast would include some local food, so the three of us really looked forward to it every day.

早餐會包含一些當地的食物,所以我們三個每天都很期待吃早餐啊。 

 

 

I also appreciated Joanna’s help and advice on traveling, which not only relieved my mom’s anxiety, but also saved us a ton on travel costs and time to research where to go.

我也很感謝 Joanna 在旅行方面的協助和建議,不只有效減緩老媽的焦慮症,還幫我們省了很多旅費、搜尋要去哪裡玩耍的時間。

 

Sometimes, I thought my mom asked her too many questions, but she was patient enough to reply to one question after the other.

有時候我覺得我媽問她太多問題了,但她都還是很有耐心地回答。

 

In addition, I remember the last day before we left for Amsterdam, we mentioned at breakfast that we wanted to go to Heineken Experience in the afternoon.

而且,我記得最後一天要去阿姆斯特丹之前,我們在吃早餐時提到下午想去海尼根體驗館(在阿姆斯特丹)。

 

Joanna was like, “You should have told me earlier!”

Joanna 就說:「啊你們應該要早點跟我說嘛!」

 

While we were packing everything in our room, she booked us the tickets, each cost around 11 Euros.

當我們回房間整理行李時,她幫我們訂了票,一張大概 11 歐元。

 

It would have cost at least 18 Euros each if we had bought the tickets in Amsterdam, plus we would have had to waste time waiting in line at the ticket office!  

假如我們當時要在阿姆斯特丹買票,一張最便宜是 18 歐元,而且我們還要浪費時間在售票處排隊!

 

Above was just one masterpiece of the discount queen.

以上只是這位折扣達人的一個傑作。

 

Anyway, if you are going to stay at Tai-Ho Lodge, be sure to tell Joanna where you want to go in the Netherlands upon arrival.

總之,如果你要住台荷居,一定要在剛到的時候告訴 Joanna 你想要去荷蘭哪裡玩。

 

Her service will exceed your expectations!

她的服務會超越你的期待喔!

 

 

Here is another advantage of staying at the Tai-Ho Lodge.

住台荷居還有一個好處。

 

We got to live like locals instead of being surrounded by a large number of tourists, which was quite annoying sometimes, and explore the tranquility of the small city and its surrounding attractions, such as Paleis Het Loo and De Hoge Veluwe.   

我們可以體驗一下當地人的生活,而不是被一大群遊客包圍(這有時很令人煩躁),而且可以探索這座寧靜的小城以及其周圍的景點,例如「羅宮」和「梵谷森林」。

 

 

Some of the restaurants offered only Dutch menus, which was impossible for me to read and order, but to look on the positive side, it was also one of the most exciting parts of traveling.

有些餐廳只提供荷蘭文的菜單,要看懂並點餐對我來說根本是不可能的任務,但往好處想,這也是旅行中最刺激的時刻呀。

 

I didn’t know what I would get! (fingers crossed)

我完全不知道我會點到什麼!(阿娘維拜託別踩雷)

 

The first night we went out for dinner, we randomly picked an Israeli restaurant.

我們第一晚出去覓食時,隨便選了間以色列餐廳。

 

I was stumped when reading the Dutch menu, so I told the server, “I can’t read in Dutch. What would you recommend? ”

看荷蘭文的菜單真的難死寶寶我了,所以我就告訴服務生:「寶寶看不懂荷蘭文耶。你會推薦什麼呢?」

 

He then recommended a few dishes, explaining what the food was made of in English, but it was still tough for me to make the final decision.

然後他就推薦了幾道菜,用英文解釋這些食物是用什麼做的,但我還是有嚴重選擇障礙。

 

I’m ALWAYS indecisive about what to eat.

我對於要吃什麼總會猶豫不決。

 

“I guess I’ll just close my eyes and see where my fingers take us,” I said after pondering for a few minutes. He laughed.

我認真沉思了好幾分鐘後說:「我想我還是把眼睛閉起來,看我手指指到哪些菜好了。」帥哥服務生笑了。

 

Even though the Israeli food was a bit salty for us, we still enjoyed it that night!

雖然以色列料理對我們來說有點鹹,我們那晚還是吃得很開心呦!

 

 

Click the following link to contact Joanna:

要聯絡 Joanna 就點下面這個連結吧:

https://taiho99.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_30.html

 

 

2. Elf Studio 精靈之家

 

It wasn’t easy to find a private triple room that met all of my requirements in the heart of Amsterdam.

要在阿姆斯特丹的中心找到一間符合我所有要求的三人房還真不容易。

 

Most of the places were either a bit too far from the center, or slightly over my budget (below 4500 TWD per night).

大部分的地方不是離市中心有點太遠,就是稍微超過我的預算(低於每晚 4500 台幣)。

 

The moment I decided to put out the white flag, I came across a local B&B booking website where I found Elf Studio.

當我決定舉白旗投降時,我在當地的民宿網發現了精靈之家。

 

 

I fell in love with this place at first sight for so many reasons.

有好多因素讓我對這個地方一見鍾情啊!

 

It not only received a high rating of 4.5/5 on Tripadvisor, but it is also a typical Dutch house with EXTREMELY STEEP stairs! Cool!

它不只在 Tripadvisor 上面有 4.5 分的高分評價(滿分 5 分),而且還是間典型的荷蘭房子,裡面有超級陡的樓梯,灰熊酷!

 

Seriously, I would have rented the room on the top floor and climbed the stairs every day had it not been for our 3 huge, heavy suitcases. What a pity!

要不是因為我們那三個超大超重的行李箱,我真的會租頂樓的房間,然後每天爬那個樓梯。真是可惜了!

 

After telling my mom and sis about what I had just discovered, I immediately contacted the owner, Elske, and booked the room on the ground floor.

告訴我媽和我姊我的新發現後,我馬上連絡房東 Elske,然後訂了一樓的房間。

 

Total cost for 4 nights: 437 Euros / around 16000 TWD (100 Euro deposit paid via Paypal + 337 Euros paid in cash upon arrival).

四個晚上的費用:437 歐元 / 約 16000 台幣(要先用 Paypal 付訂金 100 歐元,剩下的到那邊再付)

 

 

Elske was a nice retired Dutch lady who had been running the place for years.

Elske 是一個退休的荷蘭阿姨,人很友善,已經經營這個住宿好幾年了。

 

She lived on the second floor of the house and rented out the rooms on the first and the third floors.

她住在房子的二樓,然後把一樓和三樓的房間出租。

 

As soon as I rang the doorbell, she opened the door with a warm smile and gave us a tour around the place.

我一按門鈴,她很快就開門,用溫暖的微笑迎接我們,並帶我們認識屋裡的環境。

 

The funny thing was that she forgot to tell us (probably the first Taiwanese or Asian guests she received) how to use the stove, so we ended up not being able to cook the food we had prepared for the first night.

搞笑的是,她忘記告訴我們(可能是她第一個接待的台灣人或亞洲人)怎麼用瓦斯爐,所以我們第一個晚上時無法煮我們已經準備好的食物。

 

 

The stove looked just like other normal stoves.

那個瓦斯爐看起來跟一般瓦斯爐沒什麼兩樣。

 

When I tried to switch it on, I expected to see flames coming up, but there was nothing.

當我試著要把它打開時,我預期會看到火焰升起來,但卻什麼鬼都沒有。

 

Instead, I smelled gas.

我反而聞到瓦斯味。

 

So I sent a message to Elske to see if she could help us out.

所以我就傳了個訊息給 Elske,看她能不能幫我們。

 

After waiting for her response for about 2 hours, feeling in despair, I heard the door click.

等她回覆等了兩個小時,正覺得絕望,就聽到門開了的聲音。

 

“She’s back!” I exclaimed with a sigh of relief and rushed out of the room telling her what happened.

我鬆了口氣,開心地大叫:「歐耶~她回來了!」然後就衝出房間告訴她花生了什麼事。

 

It turned out that after switching the stove on, we had to use the matches placed right next to it — light a match and then move it close enough to light the stove. Ha!  

原來,在把瓦斯爐打開之後,我們還得用放在一旁的火柴 — 點燃那個火柴,然後讓它靠近瓦斯爐,就會出現我痴痴得等了很久的火焰。哈!

 

Elske kept apologizing for it while teaching us how to use the stove correctly.

Elske 一邊跟我們道歉,一邊教我們如何正確使用瓦斯爐。

 

She said it was very common to cook this way in the Netherlands, so she didn’t think to tell us at the beginning.

她說這樣煮飯在荷蘭非常普遍,所以她一開始沒有想到要告訴我們。

 

I didn’t blame her.

我沒有怪她。

 

After all, experiencing cultural differences is what makes traveling so fun and attractive!

畢竟,體驗文化差異是讓旅行好玩又吸引人的地方啊!

 

 

One more interesting thing about being on the ground floor.

再多說一件住在一樓的趣事。

 

Nearly half of the walls were made of transparent glass, which allowed me to see people passing by!

有將近一半的牆壁是透明玻璃,讓我可以看到路上的行人!

 

I even winked and waved my hands (in my imagination) at a few cute guys passing by while sitting on my bed.

坐在我的床上時,我甚至還(在我的想像中)對幾個路過的可愛男生眨眼加揮手。

 

However, since people could also see through the glass, we actually left the curtains closed most of the time. Hmmmm…

但是因為外面的人也可以透過玻璃看到內部,所以我們其實大部分的時候都是把窗簾關上。這個嘛…

 

The following link will take you directly to Elf Studio’s website:

點以下這個連結就會連到精靈之家的網站喔:

http://www.elfstudio.nl/en

 

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