Bed and Breakfast Amsterdam: A Retreat From The Touristy Centre

Bed and Breakfast Amsterdam:  A Retreat From The Touristy Centre

Situated on a lovely Amsterdam canal directly opposite the entrance to Vondelpark is the boutique Bed and Breakfast Amsterdam. The century old canal house is clean, white and bright with red plush carpeting throughout. With a No Shoes policy, you should bring slippers or a pair of fluffy socks. All shoes are left at the front door beside the container of red and white umbrellas that match the interior décor.

Enjoy the quiet neighborhood

Canal boat tour

Enjoy your time in a quiet residential neighborhood, within walking distance to everything you need. The century-old canal house is located in southwest Amsterdam. With its potted tree at the front door, slate blue facade, and typical canal architecture, it’s a welcoming home away from home. The neighborhood features seventeen ethnic restaurants, not including a magnificent cafe a few steps away on the corner. Many locals meet here year round for drinks and superb cuisine.

Getting there and around

Central Station

Before leaving the airport or train station you must call to notify the owners, Paul and Karen that you are on your way – a requirement because they are not always home. They prefer guests to arrive before 14:00 or after 18:00. Upon booking your accommodations you will receive very detailed directions to get to Bed & Breakfast Amsterdam; whether you arrive by train or by air, you will have ease finding the home.

It is seven minutes by tram to the city center, but with a meander through the very popular and most beautiful park, Vondelpark, you will arrive at the city center in under 30 minutes. You may just want to spend the afternoon in the vibrant park with the many locals who enjoy it daily.

Enjoy the environmentally friendly facilities

Breakfast included

The environmentally friendly B&B has completely covered its roof with solar panels and sedum – green plants that are great for insects, bees, and makes the city a greener place. Energy saving light bulbs are used throughout the property. All laundry is done in house, with powder that doesn’t contain bleach or perfume and is line dried.

There are three different types of rooms available all containing fresh cut flowers and free Wi-Fi. In the evening, Blackcurrant Gin and chocolates on the pillows are also placed in your room. Tea and coffee making facilities are always available in the hallway kitchenette area. Every afternoon some fresh baked goods always ‘just appear’ for guests to help themselves to. A mini-fridge is also located in this area for you store drinks in. Every morning breakfast is brought to your room for you to enjoy at your leisure.

Room rates

Double room with private bathroom

Rates are per room, for one or two people. If you require additional beds, they are available for 30 EUR (33 USD) per night. There is a 2-night minimum stay during the week and a 3-night minimum stay on the weekends. Summer rates (April 1 – October 31) range from 100 – 125 EUR (108 – 135 USD) for a double room with a shared bathroom to 250 – 275 EUR (271 – 299 USD) for a suite. Winter rates (November 1 – March 31) range from 75 – 95 EUR (81 – 103 USD) for a double room with a shared bathroom to 180 – 200 EUR (195 – 217 USD) for a suite. Rates for special holiday weekends like Easter and New Year are more expensive and are available upon request.

A retreat in authentic Amsterdam

If you desire a visit to Amsterdam, but don’t want to be in the busy city center then look no further and book your stay at the Bed and Breakfast Amsterdam. Your home away from home is conveniently located in a stylish neighborhood with everything you need at your fingertips.

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Sally Pederson is a professional freelance travel writer, international house sitter, and novice photographer. She has the true “Wanderlust Gene”. She has been to over 20 countries with too many...Read more

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