We have spent time in some of the best hotels & B&B's in the US & Europe. We can not say enough good things about Petra & Joop & their home. Unless it were in a houseboat on the Herengraacht, we would not consider staying anywhere else.The executive garden apartment is spacious & well appointed. Although the weather did not allow us to use the garden seating area, it did give one the sense of much more space.
The neighborhood is a wonderful collection of late 1800's homes & apartments, close to the #2 tram which will quickly get you downtown & the Vondelpark if you want to get your exercise & walk to the museums. We walked to the Jordan in less than 1 hr. When in Amsterdam....
There are good restaurants nearby, such as Bond, Cafe Grand Willempark, or Blauw. Why stay in downtown Amsterdam?
But the real reason for staying in a B&B is to be closer to the people. You will not find & more caring, friendly, or entertaining family than Petra & Joop. Silk plants & flowers? We had fresh tulips, the reason we went to Holland in April!
We have 2 wishes: 1.) the Petra & Joop continue to receive the Tripadvisor Travellers Choice award which they deserve: 2.) that they open up a southern branch in France.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Individually designed spacious (30m2-40m2) non-smoking Suites with designer bathrooms in the luxury residential Vondelpark (Amsterdam-Zuid) area. Strategically located between the PC Hooftstraat fashion shops (Prada, Dior, Vuiton Chanel...0, The main museums, but still only a 15 minutes walk from the 'Leidseplein' where the old city begins. Excellent hide out for lovers, especially if they love art and culture; walk to your favorite museum and the Concertgebouw. We have two suites with an extra sofa bed. (Excutive and Apartment suite). The area has plenty of excellent restaurants, brasseries, bars and so on. We provide you with information about these. We make a delicious breakfast for you. (€ 14,50 P.P) In the morning we will prepare this with fresh orange juice, freshly made fruit salad, ham and cheese and homemade confiture (jams) from our property in France. (Petra is a chef and a caterer). We have a special little oven for our rolls and croissants. And we bake gluten free and low carb bread ourselves. At the desired hour (from 8 o'clock onwards), she will put it on a tray outside your door. For the early morning hours she will prepare you something the night before, which you can also take along with you to the airport. We don't knock on doors (except for housekeeping between 12.00 And 15.00 Hours) so you are not going to be disturbed. Our home is your castle. ... more less
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