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Prince Henry, Private Suites and Gardens
4.0 of 5 Condominium   |   Prins Hendriklaan 8, 1075 BB Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Vondelpark)   |  
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Excellent B&B”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

The Prince Henry scores highly on TA and it is wholly deserved. This is a fantastic B&B in a lovely part of Amsterdam. Easy walking distance to the centre and in a lovely local neighbourhood with fantastic restaurants and bars within a 5min walk.

We spent 2 nights in the lovely top floor studio. Breakfast was great and we loved the flexibility of having breakfast left so that you can eat in your room at leisure. The free drinks and snacks are a lovely addition. The welcome pack provided in the studio has lots of helpful recommendations for local restaurants.

Would recommend to anyone looking for a 1st class place to stay in Amsterdam.

  • Stayed November 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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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

We stayed in Prince Henry for a week and it's been wonderful. The room (Superior Apartment Suite) is beautifully decorated. Added bonus is it has a fully equipped kitchen. Prince Henry situated in a neighborhood where park and museums are within walking distance or just 10 minutes by tram. The owners are very friendly and helpful, and gave us practical travel tips. I'm traveling with my wife and 10-year-old and enjoyed a very comfortable trip in Amsterdam.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Prince Henry was referred to me by two trusted friends, and it is easy to see why. The Prince Henry is an old brownstone in a refined part of Amsterdam (think: Upper East Side of Manhattan). The location is steps from the tram, and walking distance from good food, shops, and the major museums. The owners - Petra and Joop - are lovely people who live on the top floor of the property, and take great pride in building, as it is their home as well as their business. They are cordial, helpful but non-intrusive, and maintain and spotless environment. I would definitely stay here again.

Hint - travel off-season! Shorter lines, more peaceful experience. But bring a warm raincoat with a hood!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 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
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Cumming, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Arriving from Atlanta the Prince Henry was a terrific place to stay for my wife and me. We had the downstairs "executive suite", a large, comfortable, and airy room with a private courtyard and huge bath area with separate tub and showers. Very comfortable, and quite near the tram stop, making it a great base of operations for your visit to Amsterdam. Located very near Vondelpark, you will be happy to be in a very upscale area out of the most congested part of the city, but only a few minutes from museums, restaurants and shops, and only a few minutes more to the heart of the city.

Our hosts, Joop and Petra, were friendly and very helpful, pointing out nearby restaurants and attractions. Petra's breakfast was one of the best we had on our entire European trip.

This is a wonderful B&B. I don't believe you could do better in Amsterdam.

  • 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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Sugar Land, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

I had the pleasure of staying at the Prince Henry from October 4-6th. I was traveling alone and stayed in the Loft on the top floor. What a charming, elegant and beautiful inn! Don't look any further if you're reading this review, and make a reservation. It is a delightful inn with wonderful owners. True, it is a bit "far" from the typical, touristy parts of town, but "far" is a relative word. The gorgeous Vondelpark is a wonderful setting for walking to other areas, and the Number 2 tram stops minutes up the road. The Loft was extremely spacious, especially for a European accommodation and it was spotlessly clean. The bathroom was large and clean, as well, with very modern amenities. I am glad I got to experience (albeit, for 36 hours) this part of Amsterdam, as I had been there once before (in 1999) and only saw the Red Light District and Centraal Station areas. The Prince Henry is situated in what seems to be quite an upscale area, and the two nights I was there, I walked back in the darkness and never felt unsafe. Petra and Joop are very welcoming and my gosh, the home-made food is incredible. They really make you feel like you're part of the house. They are so helpful and also aren't intrusive whatsoever. The perfect balance of accommodating and hands-off (if that makes sense). Hope you enjoy your stay as much as I did. I plan to be back in Amsterdam and will definitely check first with the Prince Henry for availability before looking anywhere else!

Room Tip: The Loft was a perfect location for a solo traveler - lots of privacy and very quiet.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 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
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Excellent B& B in quite area near Vondelpark and tram stops, convenient for the major museums. Very welcoming and high standard of food from profeessional caterer. Hosts had good recommendations for restaurants in the vicinity and were very helpful

  • 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
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

The Prince Henry was a delightful stop for us, just off the red-eye from Los Angeles. Everything about the place and their people was great - we looked out on a quiet street, the furnishings were elegant in a generous-sized room, the bathroom was super up-to-date (best we enjoyed during several weeks in NL, France and Italy), the location allowed us a pleasant walk to the museum district. We had to catch an early train the next morning, so the staff set up a cab for us and packed breakfasts for us as well! Plus, there was active communication back and forth before our visit, and on site. Joop & Petra put a lot of positive energy into us, even though it was only a one-night stay - would that every B&B/hotel was as great as this one.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Address: Prins Hendriklaan 8, 1075 BB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Vondelpark
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 192 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Prince Henry, Private Suites and Gardens 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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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