Many of the foreign skaters visiting the Friday Night Skate choose to stay in Stayokay Vondelpark. For three reasons this is an excellent choice:
- It is a hostel and even better, a modern hostel. As always you can stay in a room with 5 of your friends, but rooms for two are also available. Compared to the rates Amsterdam hotel charge you, the Stayokay hostel bring value for relatively little money.
- The Stayokay Vondelpark is located in down town Amsterdam, close to the famous Leidseplein square.
- As the name already gives away this hostel is located on the edge of the Vondelpark which is the inline and rollerskate hot spot of Amsterdam. The Vondelpark is also the starting point of the Friday Night Skate.
Interested? Make sure you book early. This hostel is fully booked every weekend! Check the hostel's website.
As the skaters of Madrid Patina can tell you, the Stayokay Zeeburg is a good second choice. Zeeburg is a little out of the city centre but has excellent public transportation to the centre and you can also skate very well from the hostel to the Vondelpark.
Skate Rental & Skate Shop
There are two places in Amsterdam to rent skates. The first is on the Jan van Galenstraat 161 and it is run by the Skate Doctor. The second rental place is the skate shop that also has the biggest skate collection of Amsterdam: Skatezone. If you need new skates (inline & rollerskates) or a skate repair, this is the place to go to.
Bear in mind that when you rent skates to join the FNS, you will have to return the skates the next day. Both rentals will be closed when the FNS returns at approx. 22.30 hrs.
In Amsterdam: where to go?
Not sure what to do or where to go? The destination guide of KLM has a long list of things to do while in AMS. Find all their suggestions at "Amsterdam information & airline tickets".
Another really good starting point is the website of the city of Amsterdam: I AMsterdam.