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“If You Want to Feel Like a Native” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Aemstelhuys Bed & Breakfast

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Aemstelhuys Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #17 of 328 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Sterling, VA
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“If You Want to Feel Like a Native”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2009

My husband and I wanted to experience Amsterdam the way people who live there do and this B&B certainly provides that in a lovely, typically Dutch canal house. Be prepared for climbing some steep stairs but worth it when you get up there.

Our large room on the top floor was very nice and the street was a wonderful street, primarily residences but close to everything including the Stop and Go bus and some exceptional restaurants.

Our hostess was very helpful and gave us plenty of advice about getting around. She even had decorated Easter eggs for us on Easter Sunday. It was a good value in a quiet, convenient location.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank RAP12
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2009

My fiance and I have just arrived home yesterday after spending 3 fantatsic nights with friends at this b & b. We were pleased to find that the pictures on the website were 100% true. We stayed in the Lady Grey room which was beautifully laid out and very clean. We had a small but very clean and smart modern bathroom with a fantastic powershower. The owner, Lesley has gone to great lengths to make this a fantastic b & b. Not only does the whole house look well presented, the breakfasts are outstanding, we were offered a varied choice of breakfast including hot croissants, different breads, yoghurts, jams, a cheese board, ham, muesli, greek yoghurt with honey, fresh fruit etc.... plus an endless supply of tea, coffee and fresh orange!!!

Location wise we found Aemstelhuys to be extremely convenient. The tram line was at the end of the road which takes you thru all the "tourist" areas and to Amsterdam Centraal. There are also lovely bars and resturants in this area. Lesley gave us some great advice on getting the best out of Amsterdam.

I would recommend this b and b to all and will be back soon!! - Especially for the cookery course!!!

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank stephuk1
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United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2009

I have to admit the owner was very kind and gracious, however the room we stayed in (downstairs) was VERY cold, dark and smelled of mildew. We voiced our concern to the owner about the temperature and she told us it was "plenty warm". We ended up sleeping in our cashmere sweaters every night! Further, she has a CAT, which is not mentioned anywhere. I am allergic and this made the stay unpleasant.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank sschwar3
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Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
29 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2009

We stayed in this B&B for six days in January. The proprietress was very kind, provided excellent breakfasts and accommodating as far as our requests for access to a microwave and early breakfasts. Our dog was welcomed. The room we stayed in had a separate entrance which was nice with the dog. I found the room to be a little too cold and dark (Although we did not address this to the owner and it probably would not be a problem during other months). The overall cleanliness was satisfactory. There were some signs of water damage. Overall the proprietress' friendliness and personality makes this B&B worthwhile. The room we stayed in was just "adequate." The location is also very nice... just off the Amstel by the twin sister's bridge. The price of the room was also extremely reasonable.

  • Stayed January 2009, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank txsunshine06
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maastricht, the netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2009

My husband and I have been living in Holland and as friends were coming over we all got together in Amsterdam to celebrate New Year. Aemstelhuys had been recommended to us and the house, location and our hostess, Lesley, more than met our expectations.

The old house was beautifully decorated for Christmas and we were welcomed with hot chocolate and coffee in front of an open fire. The room was just like the photos on the website and the whole feeling was cosy.

Breakfast was served in the large kitchen/dining room and it was delicious. The location is so central that we could walk everywhere and to see the skinny bridge lit up at night, which is just around the corner from the B&B was magical
Actually I would like to keep the address secret but on the other hand, Lesley deserves lots of nice visitors so if you are looking for a hidden treasure in Amsterdam, this is it!

  • Liked — the beds and the breakfast
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed December 2008, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank 1234551
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London
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2008

My husband and I stayed in this beautiful little B&B between Christmas and New Years Eve. Lesley the owner, is a wonderful and interesting lady that has definitely travelled the world and has many stories to tell. The breakfast provided a wonderful start to the day, and the room was so cozy and comfortable. We had the basement room, which was very large and had a very comfortable King size bed with a good little ensuite. As the previous reviews state, the location is great, a little off the beaten track but not too much as very easy to walk around and get to all the major sites within 15-20mins. We would definitely recommend a little restaurant called Vooges which is a 5min walk away on Utrechtsestraat - best meal we had on the trip. For a great stay in beautiful Amsterdam - you can not go past Amestelhuys B&B.

  • Liked — Great location
  • Disliked — I liked everything
  • Stayed December 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank Turtle69
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Gretna, Virginia
Level Contributor
16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2008

What a great stay at this historic property! Aemstelhuys (or Amstel House) is in a perfect location for getting to all the famous attractions of Amsterdam, but is ideally located on a quiet street for those who need to rest after a long flight or after a hard day of sightseeing.

Our room was very clean and tastefully appointed. The en-suite bath was spotless. The beds were comfortable and made with fine linen, and as an added bonus the room also included an in-room hot beverage service stocked with coffee, teas, cocoa, snacks and biscuits.

Mrs. Marsh serves a delicious continental breakfast with special attention to guests' needs and preferences. The table was elegantly set, including fresh flowers and lit candles, but retained a relaxed, homey feel. She will help you plan your day and give advice on how to make the most of your stay in her city.

As Amstel House is a designated historic property, structural changes such as installing a lift are not allowed. Guests should be prepared to carry their own luggage up a narrow stairway to the second floor bedrooms. However, the views from upstairs are worth the effort.

Rather than a small hotel, Amstel House is a bed-and-breakfast establishment in the traditional British style. We felt we were guests in the house of a native Amsterdamer. You will not be disappointed with your stay at Amstel House.

  • Liked — Friendly hosts, quiet but convenient location, personal attention, great breakfast, overall comfort
  • Disliked — Steep entry and narrow steps and stairway due to Historic Property designation. Everything else perfect.
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank tamtalb
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Additional Information about Aemstelhuys Bed & Breakfast

Property: Aemstelhuys Bed & Breakfast
Address: Utrechtsedwarsstraat 150, 1017WK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Stadsdeel Zuid
Amenities:
Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 328 B&Bs / Inns in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aemstelhuys is an 18th Century townhouse (Grade 11 listed) in the center of Amsterdam. Our very quiet street joins the Amstel River to the Utrechtsestraat which has more than 18 cafes, restaurants and bars. The house retains its features and character but has all modern amenities required for the comfortable stay of our guests. ... more   less 

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