After a 10 hour plus flight, airport baggage mishaps, I arrived at the Posthoorn 3 hours past my scheduled time. The B&B is not on the normal bus route from the airport. I was lucky that the bus driver saw my dismay and 55 minutes later I was at the postcard view buliding. Francios , the owner ,gave me a choice of two rooms. The downstairs flat, with its seperate outside entrance is very steep ( if u have large luggage as I did, it would be cumbersome), the room is clean but a bitt to confining for my taste. Also a little musty odor was present. The other room available is on the main floor and at the back with an outside garden view . The moment I walked in I felt I was at home. You go thru a small kitchenette area, then enter a hugh room with a queen bed,large sofa,and wall to wall windows that bring in the light ( even on a rainy day) ,an updated modern bath and no outside noise. The room has a TV ,comfortable bed, a window/door that goes to the small terrace with table and chairs , the small kitchenette with ample supply of coffee, cream, wine,beer and soda are all u need for a few days of rest .
I do want to add that their was no phone, no "tolietries" as u would receive at a regular hotel, but u do have a regular size liquid soap and shampoo .ALso ,do not forget your travel book/papers regarding the area . Franscios was limited in the "tourist" info stuff but he did have a map thus I was able to navigate thru out the city with ease. On that note, the positive things for the location of this B & B is that I was able to go a fantastic flea market that was right accross the canal and I purchased wonderful goods . They have this market every Monday!!! ALso ,the area has many local bakers, cheese stores, fresh food markets ,candy stores and of course the ample pubs/restaurants. plus the palce is clean,private and historical . I would return again ,only to book the same room or the front room with a view of the canal.
If you like to shop ,have too much luggage to dragg on the cobbble stone streets to catch local transport & thus have to use private trtansport ,bring one moderate size lightweight wheeled bag ,then u can use the local transport to the airport ( save your money for local goods ).
ENjoy your stay
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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
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