Bed and Breakfast Amsterdam Rating: 2.5 Pearls
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Pros

  • Located near Vondelpark, west of the city center
  • Offers pretty canal views
  • Hosts leave chocolates on the pillows, and black currant gin offered on arrival
  • There's a "shoes off" policy, so bring slippers
  • It's spotlessly clean
  • Free Wi-Fi

Cons

Bottom Line

The picturesque, off-the-beaten-track Bed and Breakfast Amsterdam is charm itself, located on a leafy canal with picturesque views of traditional canal houses and bridges in a residential area away from throngs of tourists. Inside and out, the Bed and Breakfast Amsterdam is set apart by the owners' attention to detail. The little added touches such as fresh flowers, free afternoon cakes, chocolates on the pillows, and a carafe of black currant gin in each guest's room upon arrival help make this B&B an intimate, special spot.

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 Scene

Cozy, inviting, bright, and spotless, with lemon cake served

To walk into the Bed and Breakfast Amsterdam is like stepping into a scene of a carefully curated Dutch painting: It's bright and sunny, feels traditional, and, above all, comforting. The property is spotless and fresh, and smells of fresh flowers. The no-shoes policy helps keep the premises pristine; guests are asked to bring their own slippers. The owner redecorates often, buys new linens every six months, and changes the color schemes with the seasons. There is a charming, well-supplied community kitchen with French presses, tea, and lemon cakes, a few of the lovely touches that make this B&B extra special. Geared toward tourist couples who want to be a bit apart from the hustle of central Amsterdam, this hotel is restful, romantic, and the owners are attentive to every need but never obtrusive. The Bed and Breakfast Amsterdam offers a perfect little slice of Dutch life.

 Location

Outside the center city, in an area that recalls pure Holland

The Bed and Breakfast Amsterdam is located in a gorgeous quarter of town, a little outside the city center, on a leafy, picturesque canal, in a row of traditional Dutch houses that look like a picture postcard. The area is mostly residential, but there is a lively cafe on the corner. The Vondelpark, with bike paths, sports, picnic areas, and outdoor theater, is nearby. The B&B is close to public transportation, including the tram, which gets visitors into central Amsterdam in 10 to 15 minutes, or guests can go native and bike into the city center; it's an easy ride.

 Rooms

Bright and pristine -- no shoes allowed!

Rooms at the Bed and Breakfast Amsterdam are pretty and white, with shiny hardwood floors, bright linens and curtains that are changed with the seasons. No shoes allowed, so bring slippers from home! Most rooms have a garden or terrace. Some rooms share bathrooms. The top-floor suite has picture windows, a skylight, and a balcony that let in plenty of sunlight, as well as a full kitchen. Stairways and floors creak a little -- this is an old house -- but noise does not seem to be a problem. Rooms have flat-screen TVs and modern conveniences that mix with the traditional B&B feel.

 Features

Pretty garden, community kitchen, chocolates, and black currant gin

The centerpiece of the Bed and Breakfast Amsterdam is the community kitchen with tea and coffee (French press), and little cakes (the lemon cakes elicit raves). Visitors arrive to a carafe of black currant gin in their rooms. There is a community refrigerator, and a basket of umbrellas by the front door, another example of the owners' attention to detail. Those who worry about B&B proprietors being in their faces need not worry about that here. Guests have nothing but high praise for Paul and Karen, who anticipate every need, without ever intruding.

 Bottom Line

The picturesque, off-the-beaten-track Bed and Breakfast Amsterdam is charm itself, located on a leafy canal with picturesque views of traditional canal houses and bridges in a residential area away from throngs of tourists. Inside and out, the Bed and Breakfast Amsterdam is set apart by the owners' attention to detail. The little added touches such as fresh flowers, free afternoon cakes, chocolates on the pillows, and a carafe of black currant gin in each guest's room upon arrival help make this B&B an intimate, special spot.

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Address

  • Sloterkade 65-1, Amsterdam 1058, The Netherlands

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Hotel Information

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Address: Sloterkade 65-1, Amsterdam 1058, The Netherlands
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