We have been to Amsterdam several times and previously stayed in modern hotels relatively near to the Centraal Station. This time (November 2013), we wanted to stay by a canal and discovered the Hotel Seven Bridges with the help of TripAdvisor. And what a wonderful find it was! We stayed for three nights in Room 6, on the first upper floor, overlooking a canal and the row of similar canal houses on its other side. The hotel is very conveniently located – within walking distance to Rembrandtplein, the Rijksmuseum, a little longer walk to Dam Square, and virtually around the corner from Utrechtstraat which has a number of good restaurants (there is also one at the corner of the hotel’s street). As a historic canal house, it of course has no elevator, but the typical spiral staircase, used in these houses to conserve space for living areas. Climbing the stairs is a little bit of a challenge, but manageable unless you have walking difficulties.
The people in this very, very small hotel could not have been friendlier or more helpful, as previous writers have also mentioned. They offered help and advice, furnished umbrellas, volunteered to prepare a wonderful good-bye breakfast for us in our room when our stay was over (the hotel does not have eating facilities), and can do all of this in Dutch, English, Flemish, French, and German, perhaps even more languages. All in all, it was a wonderful stay and experience in this charming hotel. We recommend it highly.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Seven Bridges Hotel is a 300 year old charming canal house at the beautiful confluence of two canals in the historic heart of Amsterdam. Character and atmosphere are created by individually decorated stylish rooms: precious antiques from Baroque, Louis XVI, Empire, Biedermeier to Art Deco, from Sotheby's and Christie's; oriental carpets on wooden floors; handcrafted marquetry furniture - mirrors, tables, beds by a Dutch artisan. Welcome to charm, sophistication and a beautiful ambience inside and outside. The hotel now has AIR CONDITIONING - in all but the "cool" rooms 3 and A. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Seven Bridges Amsterdam
- Hotel Seven Bridges Amsterdam
- Seven Bridges Hotel Amsterdam
- 7 Bridges Hotel