Absolutely fantastic! I wish that anyone who is thinking of opening a B&B would visit Vondelview first to see how it should be done. Rita could not have been a better host; she went out of her way to make sure all our needs were met. Her breakfasts were large and delicious. Each morning she provided different traditional Dutch dishes and cheeses. On top of this she brings it to your room! She also provided great suggestions for nearby restaurants and attractions.
The location is ideal for visiting the major museums (Van Gogh and Rijksmuseum), as the name suggests the B&B is located beside the Vondlepark; a quick ten- fifteen minute walk through the park gets you to the museums. While it is located outside the crowded inner city rings, it is very easy to get to, using the # 1 tram it is 15 minutes away from the Centraal Station. Its location means that you avoid the noises and can get a restful sleep, in fact the birds chirping was the loudest noises we heard in the morning. The area’s restaurants were very good, inexpensive and filled with locals rather than tourists.
The rooms are very clean and very large and well designed. While we loved staying in the Flower Room it is located up traditional Amsterdam stairs which are quite steep so we suggest that anyone with mobility issues to book the suite instead. When we return to Amsterdam we will definitely rebook at Vondelview.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- B&B Suite Vondel View in Amsterdam: unique in style and comfort and ideally situated in a quiet residential street next to the Vondel Park. Your complete private suite with living room, bedroom and bathroom. ... more less