Posted November 5th, 2005, 12:26 AM
We also stayed at the Square - small rooms, great location. In Amsterdam we got a special rate at the Grand Krasnapolsky - a wonderful hotel right in Dam Square. I usually book a hotel that allows cancellation up to a day or two before and does not require prepayment. As time gets closer I usually get either the same hotel or a better one at a cheaper price. Then I cancel my original reservation. If I do not find anything better, I stick with my original plan. Last year I booked the Square through the hotel and then found it for less money on Octopus Travel. They required pre-payment but it was only a few weeks before hand so I went for the savings.