The historic building was nice, the room was large and nicely decorated, but it was lacking in many ways for the money that we paid. And while, the owner did show us some places on the map and answer a couple questions, I was hoping for more from a higher end bed and breakfast.
The owner was a little pushy, first of all. One day, I had a stomache bug and needed to stay in the Room for the day, the cleaning person came and after I told them to just skip my room for the day, the owner came down and practically forced me to leave my room so that they could clean. I still refused, so he went away, but every day after he would remind me that I needed to leave so that they could clean. What they need is a " do not disturb sign". Then when I did leave for them to clean, they didn't actually clean much. The bed was made with the same dirty sheets, and the dirty towels were refolded and put back on the shelf. Not to mention that they threw away some of the items we were using in the kitchen. ( our butter that was in the butter dish and our honey. I know this sounds small, but we needed that to cook).
I expected this place to be a relaxing bed and breakfast, but the reality of the situation is that the owner and his family lived directly above my room. They have 3 young children that are very loud and a dog. Not only did we hear them running around above, but they were screaming constantly. The kids scream and cry.. Then the mom screams..then the dad...it was very annoying. The windows stay open in the room, because there is no air conditioning, and their window is also open right above ours, so we hear everything. They also share the patio with this room, so what could have been a tranquil patio, now is something to avoid, as they were frequently outside, fighting or yelling for the dog. I understand how families and kids can be...BUT I paid good money for this BandB for vacation...not to join the family drama.
Mediocre at best. It was okay. There was fruit and yogurt and cheese and bread. But nothing high quality or homemade. It was all stuff that I could go get down the street. ( prepackaged,ect) Again, if I paid less for the room, it would be fine.. But it was underwhelming. He also brings the breakfast to the room in the morning and he was either late or early.. Which was another annoyance.
The wifi does not work very well at all. It is VERY spotty and often did not show up at all. When it did show up on my devices, it was a weak signal that was very slow.This is a big problem when you need to communicate its the outside world, or look up an address for something.
While this bathroom was clean, and did have a heated floor, which is fancy.. It had very little provided for you in there. There was a generic shampoo and body wash ( meant more for men) but that was it. No lotion , anything else. Again, if not for the price, I would not complain. I have stayed in many bed and breakfasts in Europe, and this amount of toiletries was consistent with places that were half the price. ALSO the shower was very awkward and uncomfortable.
Just know that you will have to pay in cash. We stayed for 5 days, so for us that was quite of bit of cash to have to have on us. Just another inconvenience.
Overall, the place was large, and had a location on the Jordaan, which is a nice area of town, but that is what you pay for. And while breakfast is included and you get some free drinks in the mini fridge, I just think you can do better for the money. They aren't terrible, but I would not recommend this place to a friend.
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We are sorry to read that Kacie and Nicole did not enjoyed their stay at The Posthoorn. This was obviously from our point of view an error of casting. If we would have known that their vacation plan in Amsterdam was to stay locked in their room 24 hours a day for almost 5 days experiencing exotic substances which can be found in Amsterdam, we would have obviously advise them to stay at another place. The Posthoorn is a private family house and we kindly ask our gests to not smoke or take drugs in the rooms.
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Regarding the points mentioned in the review, we believe the best answer is in the reviews posted by all the other guests we had the pleasure to welcome in our house and with whom we could share our love for the real and authentic Amsterdam.
By the way we do not have a dog...
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