It was chilly early morning when me and my husband reached Amsterdam Sloterdijk Bus station with an overnight Flixbus from Paris. Excited on finally landing at one of our dream destinations and welcomed by a cool fresh air, I insisted on walking to our hotel which was around 20 - minute walk from the station. I was a little disappointed after discovering the exact location of our hotel, Best Western Plus Hotel Blue Square as it was around 8 km away from the main city. It was because I was a bit skeptical about the safety of the city. However, the hotel was situated in a friendly locality, provided us with a comfortable stay and it doesn't burn holes in your pocket. Moreover, the access to public transport from it made our two days stay very soothing.