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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 28 November 2011

We stayed at the Posthoorn for 3 nights in late October. The owner/operator, Francois, was an outstanding and knowledgeable host: available when needed and helpful with recommendations (especially with restaurants, local markets and directions) without hovering whatsover. We arrived in Amsterdam about 11am and Francois pre-arranged and most graciously agreed to us dropping off our bags so we could sightsee...

4Thank RoyE1801
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 27 November 2011

My husband and I with our teenage daughters stayed here in October for 2 nights whilst traveling back to Australia from the UK. I had poured over the internet looking for accomodation in Amsterdam and booked the Posthoorn as I wanted to stay in a canal house. I agree with all the other reviews. This is an excellent location. 5...

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Nantes, France
Reviewed 21 November 2011

I travel all year long around Europe. It's my second stay int the Posthoorn and I will never change to a more expensive and less confortable hotel . The B&B is very well located in the city center and closed to the railway station. I highly recommend this place and give an advice to any person interested ; make your...

4Thank PepitoMatteo
Bolton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 November 2011

We were here for 3 nights 20th-23rd October and highly recommend this place to all, we enjoyed it so much we didn't want to leave. Francois is the perfect host and is dedicated to making sure all his guests have the best experience. He is so kind and welcomes you to his house like friends coming to stay helping you...

7Thank DebbieandAndy11
Reviewed 13 November 2011

Just returned from Posthoorn in first week of Nov 2011. Its a great location with a lot of things just around the corners, great eating option, supermarkets,gourmet shops and shopping. Tabac the bar close to this B&B is super cool and has some great veg starters. The rooms all 3 are very classy and tastefully done with complete privacy from...

1Thank Ninster
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 8 November 2011

My friend and I were in Amsterdam for 2 nights from 4th-6th of November. We had been at the same time last year but we stayed in a hotel that was far from the city centre so this time going back we knew roughly the area we wanted to stay in. I let my friend make the booking and i...

3Thank Brian R
Reviewed 31 October 2011

Beautiful location and within walking distance of the train station. Very kind host and helpful with what to do. Would recommend here and intend to return.

2Thank Heleigh
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 27 October 2011

My husband and I stayed at the Posthoorn for 2 nights at the end of our European anniversary holiday in mid October. The canal house was in a great location and Francois was a perfect host. His breakfasts were delicious with fresh fruit and baked goods (and quite filling-a good start to a day of walking and sight seeing) and...

2Thank BrendaMac
Reviewed 18 October 2011

The Posthoorn is in a great location and Francois makes you feel at home the moment you arrive. The room was clean and the breakfasts were excellent with fresh fruit and baked goods, a great way to start any day in Amsterdam.It is in an excellent location and is within easy walking diatance of all of the major attractions.I would...

2Thank Don G
Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 16 October 2011

Very nice B+B and friendly people which give a lot of information and support.

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically significant as it is perennially popular. Whether you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast, shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get lost in a moody meander and a key component to any sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws include the Anne Frank House, the Bloemenmarkt floating flower market, an enviable assortment of independent boutiques along De Negen Straatjes, and of course all of Grachtengordel’s lovely canals and bridges.
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Housed within the fine walls of a listed historical 17th century canal house on one of Amsterdam's most picturesque canals in the heart of the city - the Prinsengracht - part of the UNESCO World Heritage, The Posthoorn Bed and Breakfast features three charming rooms which offer guests four-star luxury whilst staying in the Jordaan district. The Canal View Room, Patio Room and Hidden Church Room ooze opulent and stylish character within the pleasant atmosphere of this contemporary bed and breakfast flawlessly disguised in the old-fashioned exterior of this canal house. The history behind this interesting building dates back to 1578, during which time Catholics were refused to visit their churches so several hidden churches were built in private houses. Around 1650, one was built in the basement of what stands as The Posthoon today and if you wish the owner will be pleased to tell you the history of the house. The elegant decor of The Posthoorn is boasted throughout each and every room. The livingspaces feature a flat-screen cable TV, en-suite bathroom with under-floor heating, comfortable sofas, free wireless internet. In each room you will find a kitchenette including coffee maker, microwave and refrigerator complete with white wine, beer, orange juice, milk and mineral water. Full continental breakfast including freshly baked bread and croissants is served to guests in their room each morning. Staff aim to make guests' stay at the Posthoorn memorable. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Posthoorn

Address: Prinsengracht 7, 1015 DK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Price Range: $195 - $222 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Posthoorn 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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“3 rooms. Ours=at street level so some noise. 1=back of the building might be quieter & room in the basement-once secret Catholic Church.”
  • Not huge but perfect
 of 5 bubbles KateJ55, 11 May 2016 | Read review
“Hidden Church room is my favorite.”
 of 5 bubbles 581christofw, 19 Feb 2016 | Read review
“hidden church room,private entrance,quiet,floor -0.5,NOT for TALL people!Im 1.80,hit my head on way in and out,dont choose this if ur >1.70”
 of 5 bubbles 155heleens, 26 Oct 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in Patio room. Despite not being on the canal, I think it's the best and largest room of the three offered.”
 of 5 bubbles bryantaveMinneapolis, 24 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Don't know about quality of Patio Room but avoid Canal Room at all costs.”
 of 5 bubbles GordonNepean, 9 Oct 2015 | Read review
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