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Review: The excellent citizenM Hotel at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

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Airport hotel are a curious breed. You have stalwarts like the Hilton at Amsterdam Airport, which are furnished in what I call “hotel chic”, that mix of contemporary, but safe, not verging too far from the beige. Then you have hotels like the citizenM, which throw it all out the window and give you something chic and cool.

After arriving on Aer Lingus to Amsterdam Schiphol, I met a friend in arrivals and hit the shops. Since my flight had no food service, I needed dinner and naturally we also grabbed some wine. From there we walked the few minutes to the hotel.

citizenM Amsterdam Schiphol

My friend had already checked in, so we headed up to the third floor room. She reports that during check-in on the device, she could pick a runway facing room, and a low floor or high floor. Unfortunately, she didn’t scroll to the next page, which had higher floors, she discovered once it was done. Still, a runway view we had!

Opening the room, you are immediately struck by the bed, which is under the window. It is large, surrounded by three walls, with the window above. Truly you could have three in it comfortably, four at a squeeze. Next up, was the shower and toilet arrangement.


The basin is sort of in the room, while the shower is a circular cubicle. A curtain walls off this part of the room when required. Across is the toilet, also in a circular pod type arrangement. All in all, very compact and for €82.50 for the night, I was not complaining.

The Great citizenM Staff

After eating in the room and having a plastic cup of wine, my friend said we had to go to the bar as it was so stylish. A very large space, filled with people, some eating at tables in one area, others lounging around on the various different styles of furniture.


We chose our wine from a friendly barman, and sat down near the TV to chat away and catch up. Of course, another glass was had, more chatting and then one more.


Naturally, we then had one or two more, and chatted to the bar staff for a while. They were happy to tell us where they were from and answer questions and what not. The staff are not too young, not too old, funky, yet not too funky, very smiley and provide great service. The perfect group, if you ask me. We went to bed, slept for a couple of hours, then hauled ourselves out of bed to go fly.

Overall Thoughts

citizenM Amsterdam Schiphol is an excellent hotel, especially for those who like to visit the bar. The bar vibe really reminded me of Kimpton Hotels, which I also really like. Those who don’t and just need shut eye before a flight will find a gigantic comfortable bed and soundproofed rooms which are really very quiet. Perfect for an overnight layover.

It is far closer to the terminal than the Hilton, with the walk taking about half the time. I’d certainly recommend staying here and with the centre of Amsterdam so close by train, you could even stay here and avoid city centre hotel prices.

Have you stayed at a citizenM hotel before, or maybe even this one? What was it like? Thank you for reading and if you have any comments or questions, please leave them below.

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Have a virtual visit with Santa this year with Airbnb

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Wanting to help the Christmas community continue to earn income during what would normally be their busiest time of year, it is calling all Santas, elves and reindeer to submit their idea for an Online Experience idea. It will also be partnering with Santa Visits USA to offer even more ways to meet Santa Claus and the entire North Pole gang this year. These include Christmas magic with Kris Kingle himself, a holiday-themed bedtime pyjama party, a visit with head elf, Buzz Twinkletoes, and even a murder mystery show with Mrs Claus.

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“According to a new report by the Fraternal Order of Real-Bearded Santas, nearly a third of their members surveyed will not be taking part in in-person visits this year,” says Airbnb. “As many of Santa Claus entertainers worldwide live on a fixed income and are reliant on their income from appearances during the holiday season, this new reality has created serious economic hardship for countless Santa performers.”

Guests can also enjoy Santa Claus around the world, with special experiences designed for families of all backgrounds, including people with disabilities. These include a “Virtual Visit and Story Time with Santa,” “Mama Claus Holiday Joy,” “Sign Language Santa,” “Meet Santa Claus in Lapland” and “Santa Storytime” with an award-winning author. In addition, hosts are sharing their own holiday traditions from around the world so people can feel festive from home, such as “How to Throw a Holiday Dinner Party,” “Create recycled puppets for the holidays” and “Sing Holiday Songs with a Broadway Star.”

Airbnb will provide additional support to Santa Claus entertainers who are interested in becoming Online Experience hosts, helping them to make a seamless transition to virtual visits. Further information is available here, and you can read about the holiday experiences already available here.

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Wanting to help the Christmas community continue to earn income during what would normally be their busiest time of year, it is calling all Santas, elves and reindeer to submit their idea for an Online Experience idea. It will also be partnering with Santa Visits USA to offer even more ways to meet Santa Claus and the entire North Pole gang this year. These include Christmas magic with Kris Kingle himself, a holiday-themed bedtime pyjama party, a visit with head elf, Buzz Twinkletoes, and even a murder mystery show with Mrs Claus.

Airbnb is offering virtual visits with Santa © Airbnb

“According to a new report by the Fraternal Order of Real-Bearded Santas, nearly a third of their members surveyed will not be taking part in in-person visits this year,” says Airbnb. “As many of Santa Claus entertainers worldwide live on a fixed income and are reliant on their income from appearances during the holiday season, this new reality has created serious economic hardship for countless Santa performers.”

Guests can also enjoy Santa Claus around the world, with special experiences designed for families of all backgrounds, including people with disabilities. These include a “Virtual Visit and Story Time with Santa,” “Mama Claus Holiday Joy,” “Sign Language Santa,” “Meet Santa Claus in Lapland” and “Santa Storytime” with an award-winning author. In addition, hosts are sharing their own holiday traditions from around the world so people can feel festive from home, such as “How to Throw a Holiday Dinner Party,” “Create recycled puppets for the holidays” and “Sing Holiday Songs with a Broadway Star.”

Airbnb will provide additional support to Santa Claus entertainers who are interested in becoming Online Experience hosts, helping them to make a seamless transition to virtual visits. Further information is available here, and you can read about the holiday experiences already available here.

Title: Have a virtual visit with Santa this year with Airbnb
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Wanting to help the Christmas community continue to earn income during what would normally be their busiest time of year, it is calling all Santas, elves and reindeer to submit their idea for an Online Experience idea. It will also be partnering with Santa Visits USA to offer even more ways to meet Santa Claus and the entire North Pole gang this year. These include Christmas magic with Kris Kingle himself, a holiday-themed bedtime pyjama party, a visit with head elf, Buzz Twinkletoes, and even a murder mystery show with Mrs Claus.

Airbnb is offering virtual visits with Santa © Airbnb

“According to a new report by the Fraternal Order of Real-Bearded Santas, nearly a third of their members surveyed will not be taking part in in-person visits this year,” says Airbnb. “As many of Santa Claus entertainers worldwide live on a fixed income and are reliant on their income from appearances during the holiday season, this new reality has created serious economic hardship for countless Santa performers.”

Guests can also enjoy Santa Claus around the world, with special experiences designed for families of all backgrounds, including people with disabilities. These include a “Virtual Visit and Story Time with Santa,” “Mama Claus Holiday Joy,” “Sign Language Santa,” “Meet Santa Claus in Lapland” and “Santa Storytime” with an award-winning author. In addition, hosts are sharing their own holiday traditions from around the world so people can feel festive from home, such as “How to Throw a Holiday Dinner Party,” “Create recycled puppets for the holidays” and “Sing Holiday Songs with a Broadway Star.”

Airbnb will provide additional support to Santa Claus entertainers who are interested in becoming Online Experience hosts, helping them to make a seamless transition to virtual visits. Further information is available here, and you can read about the holiday experiences already available here.

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