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The Posthoorn
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Prinsengracht 7, 1015 DK Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #4 of 346 Hotels in Amsterdam
Pardubice, Czech Republic
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“Great accomodation in the Posthoorn!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

Me, my sister, my mother and my grandmother were accomodated in the Posthoorn for four nights and we were absolutely satisfied with everything! The location is great and safety. The owner Francois is a wonderful and gave us a lot of valuable informations. We had a Patio room which was nice. Everything was tidy. The breakfast was delicious. Thanks for everything! I could recommend it to everybody.

Room Tip: Patio rooms is very quiet and had a small terrace. But I don't know the others rooms.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

My mother, aunt, friend and I stayed in The Posthoorn for 11 days. We stayed in Canal and litlle Church room. Everything was just perfect from communication with a host, location, breakfast and the most comfortable bed that I ever slept in. I'll definetly come back one day and expirince all over again. Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Mobile, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

The owner, Francois,is a wonderful host. He is full of history, directions and recommendations for everything from canal cruises, museums and dining. The room was very clean and comfortable. The location is perfect. Easy walking to everywhere, including public transportation. The neighborhood felt safe and friendly.

Room Tip: Book early.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Orlando, Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
56 hotel reviews
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187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

Well we book far ahead with our reservations but it wasnt until a few weeks before that our host told us we would be arriving before Queens day...How many American have any idea what thats like....Fouth of July,Easter Christmas.labor day,or memorial day?? not hardly!!.....I figured closed restaurants, lots of tourists.etc....no big deal right just a day...Well the B& B is on a lovely canal with a church and square across the water and we saw them setting up food stands and stages....Oh well one night cant be so bad,,,ritght ?we thought..? Well it was the night BEFORE and the fenzy started...just think of spring break,crazy Eruo sports mobs, Marti Gras and battle of the bands all rolled into one...First problem was the restaurants..filled.. so we bought food at the store before they ran out thank GOD!!..and the place has a little kitchenette.Yes we were exhausted and jet lagged....But since there was a band next door with huge amps there was no sleep except for the unconscious.( in the vibrating shaking room)..I went in the bathroom and the floor with earplgs....then after noise started with clean up crews drunks...etc...the smell of urine and beer filled the air...If you were a 20 something maybe you would have enjoyed it.So we tried to leave the city on Queens day but even though the host said there were Tranm there were no ones.and the metro was getting shut down...A kind policeman helped us as we could carry all our luggage but we left left most of it at the B&B and gave us a ticket and waited until we boarded . He told us it happens every year the Hoteliers dont tell about tourists Queens day We were all over the city but the our neighborhood had the trash to prove it ..... trash littering the street for at 3 days afterward...Dont go the Amsterdam a week before or afrer was the worst ... Anyway the facilities were nice and charming the breakfast great but i really think he should only book the local people interested in Queens day...only fair...,He did gave us a discount He said well I told you (but No he DIDNT.)as we had to book a second room at the south station.....which was bliss.and I wish we had stayed there the whole time....CitizenM ...Anyway stay here if you love charm and need to be close to the station...its nice! any other time of the year would be a delight..and ask questions and dont believe everything you hear.(like the noise stops at 11:00 and that there are restaurants and transportation....he doesnt get out much).A real learning experience!!

Room Tip: If you want quiet and are a light sleeper stay elsewhere or a room at the back
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

Just got back from a whirlwind tour of the Netherlands that included a three-night stay at the Posthoorn in Amsterdam. It turned out to be the perfect place to kick-off my vacation!

1. Location. The Posthoorn is within a 5- to 15-minute walk of pretty much everything on your must-see list, from the Anne Frank House (just a few blocks away!) to the Redlight District (but far enough removed from that particular neighborhood that you won't be bothered by the noise). And Central Station is a quick walk from the B&B, so if you feel like you can't get somewhere on foot, just head north for a bit and catch a train. But the Posthoorn's spot in the Jordaan/Nine Streets area is worth checking out, too, with lots of unique little shops and restaurants to explore. There's a gorgeous, laid-back pub on the end of the block that's perfect for a late-night drink.

2. Ambience. Historic in all the right spots (loved the originial marble flooring int he Hidden Church Room) but up-to-date and travel-friendly in others (one-cup coffee machines and private bathrooms, unusal for historic properties in Amsterdam). The Posthoorn's owner, Francois, even gives you a welcome tour that highlights both aspects of the property. I also appreciated the size of the place -- just three guests rooms plus Francois' family's space, so not a lot of hustle and bustle to bother you. (This could turn some potential guests away, but that might be for the best. If you're in the mood for "Amsterdamage," as I've seen mentioned on some of the other Dutch Q&A boards, this probably isn't the place for you.)

3. Service. Francois steered me toward some great restaurants and coffee shops, but the breakfast served on site was pretty stellar, too! He makes bakery runs each and every morning, so Posthoorn guests load up on croissants and these fabulous little cinnamon-raisin buns along with yogurt, eggs, fruit and deli slices and fresh cheese. Rooms are cleaned quickly and thoroughly. And someone is always on hand to answer questions, either Francois himself or someone else on staff -- perfect for me, newly arrived Amsterdam and completely fuzzy after a 12-hour flight from the U.S. They give jetlag-proof directions and instructions.

I'd recommend the Posthoorn to couples, business travelers or singles ... I stayed there alone to kick off a business trip, and I felt safe and ... pampered, honestly.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Iowa
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86 reviews 86 reviews
40 hotel reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

I also tip my hat to Francois and The Posthoorn. It was an easy 15- or 20-minute walk with our luggage from the Central Station, and we quickly grew to love the neighborhood.

Although we were dazed from travel, Francois was the perfect greeter to Amsterdam. He took time to provide us with a map, recommendations for places to dine, and a wonderful synposis of the fascinating history of the building, which he owns.

We stayed in the Patio Room at the back of the house, which was super-quiet (no noise whatsoever from the bars down the street) except for an occasional pitter-patter of his children's feet and a few child sounds (Francois and his family live upstairs). That was no problem and was always quiet at night.

Our room held a coffeemaker, refrigerator with free drinks, and toaster. We could have lived there, had we not had all of marvelous Amsterdam to explore!

We would definitely stay there again if we have the opportunity.

  • Stayed April 2012, 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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Newtown Vic Australia
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

We stayed in the Hidden Church room. It was very comfortable and easily accessible from the street. When we arrived Francois, our host, took great care in telling us about the house, interesting things to do and where to eat. I had also found one of pieces of luggage missing at Schipol and he very kindly kept in touch for us until it was delivered. He went out of his way to be hospitable and helpful.

The breakfast he delivered each morning was delicious and plentiful with wonderful fresh breads, boiled eggs, meat, cheese, yoghurt etc. It was truly a gourmet delight that set you up for a day of discovery in Amsterdam.

Room Tip: Our room was delightful but you could here people moving about above during the night. Having said...
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  • Stayed April 2012, 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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Address: Prinsengracht 7, 1015 DK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 346 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Posthoorn 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
On one of the most beautiful Amsterdam canals, the PRINSENGRACHT, you will find THE POSTHOORN, an Amsterdam Canal house with 3 charming rooms.Imagine having an unforgettable stay in a historical 17th century canal house, right opposite of the most popular area of Amsterdam, THE JORDAAN. You will find most points of interest within walking distance of the house and there is an abundance of small pubs, cozy restaurants and shops all around you. ... more   less 
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