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Eelhouse B&B
Tweede Lindendwarsstraat 21, 1015 LH Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)   |  
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Ranked #20 of 303 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
New Jersey
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“Great stay at Eelhouse B&B”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We stayed in B&B at end of April... Great location, close to everything and very quiet at the same time. We were able to get a good night sleep even during King's Night and King's Day.
Fresh and filling breakfast was served to our room at time we asked for. And very special thank you to Vera - her hospitality really made our stay in Amsterdam very special. We fell in love with city and definitely will be back to Amsterdam and to Eelhouse.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We stayed at the Eelhouse in April ´14 on our first trip together to Amsterdam. We, honestly, have got nothing but good things to say about this B&B. It is extremely well situaded, a less than 10 minutes walk from Westerkerk, which is next door to Anne Frank´s house. In 15 minutes one can make his way to the very heart of the city.

We were greated by the charming Vera who showed us to our room, a cute penthouse room, perfect for a short stay. The entrance is private, so you can come in as late as you like without fear of disturbing anyone. The room itself, while small, is charming, clean, has an ensuite bathroom, a minibar that is refilled every day at no extra cost, a kettle that one can use to brew tea or coffe (again, on the house, no limits) and a little table where we would be treated every day to a copious, delicious breakfast that it normally got us through the day and then some.

Now, considering the pain the access stairs are -63 steps of wooden, uneven original staircase-, the fact that Vera would come every day all the way to our room carrying a tray with our breakfast just shows the lenght they go to ensure that your stay is as comfortable and nice as possible.

There are nice cafés and pubs around, and a really good Thai restaurant, Kinaree, that we particularly enjoyed.

Would I stay there again? Definitely. Would I recommend this place to everyone I know? Absolutely.

Top marks!!!!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Stopped at the Eelhouse for a weekend, and the stay this time was as good as it was the previous year.
The room was again lovely and clean with a huge comfy big bed. Vera's breakfast are still brill and very filling with boiled eggs, fruit bread, jams, sliced meat and cheese and croissants.

The fact it's situated in the Jordaan area makes the place feel like a home from home and very safe when walking from bar to bar in the area's down the road, with plenty of amenities on the door step. We booked the taxi this time that's recommended on there website and would say this is much easier than catching the train into the centre and then walking or grabbing a taxi from there especially if you have time constraints.

We can't wait to go back and maybe spend a week there in the summer. Keep up the good work.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in their other location:
Quartier Neuf’ is located at Wolvenstraat 10 on the lovely Nine Streets in the heart of Amsterdam.

This small B&B was exactly what we were looking for:
1. A clean room, newly and nicely furnished, with a good shower
2. In the heart of the city, ( the Nine Streets - Canal Area )
3. A room where we could experience the flavor of being in Amsterdam.
4. Near restaurants, shops, museums, and the canals of Amsterdam
This was not the Raddison or Marriott hotel but just what we were looking for, a small single room in a wonderful neighborhood, although up a very steep, but manageable, set of stairs. Vera and Jasper were the congenial hosts.

A delicious complete breakfast was brought to our room each morning, along with good advice on local restaurants and things to do in the area.

This was a perfect Amsterdam experience.

Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We stayed at the Eelhouse in October last year on our first trip to Amsterdam. We should have thanked Vera and Jasper before now, because they were the perfect hosts. Although a B&B, you have your own entrance to the building, which makes it feel more like an apartment with the luxury of a healthy, generous breakfast delivered to your room. The complimentary wine, beer and juice in the fridge is a lovely touch.
The Joordan district is perfect, great bars, independent shops and small galleries. Just ask Vera and Jasper for information, they are very helpful and knowledgeable. A wonderful stay!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

If you are looking for a place to stay in Amsterdam that is different than the usual hotel, try The Eelhouse. Located in The Joordan within walking distance of Dam Square and the Anne Frank House, The Eelhouse was great. We stayed for 3 days in February while traveling to Tanzania for a safari and were completely satisfied. This B&B is in an old Amsterdam house built in the 1600's. Vera runs the Eelhouse while her husband, Jasper, runs another B&B nearby. A very filling breakfast is brought to your room and complimentary beer, wine, juice and water in a mini-fridge was unexpected. Vera answered all our questions (no matter what time of day it was). She recommended several restaurants nearby and they turned out to be super. We definitely would stay at The Eelhouse again if we ever return to Amsterdam

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We stayed at the Eelhouse in November, and loved it. The room is clean, pretty, cozy and the views out of the windows are spectacular! The breakfast was great, and like others have said, there's enough for breakfast and lunch! The complimentary wine, beer, juice and water in the mini fridge are an extra nice touch, and they are even replenished daily.

Vera and Jasper (and their kitties!) are both very friendly and helpful. The B&B and the Jordaan neighborhood are great, and we would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: Tweede Lindendwarsstraat 21, 1015 LH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Jordaan
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Ranked #20 of 303 B&Bs / Inns in Amsterdam
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A charming and small guesthouse in the heart of Amsterdam. A lovely historic neighborhood, across the street from a square. Modern rooms, each with bath and a french balcony. ... more   less 
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