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“Wonderful, just what we were looking for in Amsterdam” 5 of 5 stars
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Reguliersgracht 31, 1017LK Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Rembrandtplein)   |  
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Ranked #13 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
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“Wonderful, just what we were looking for in Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2009

Our stay at Seven Bridges was everything we'd hoped for and more. Canal Room C, a wonderful second floor 2-room suite overlooking the picture-postcard Reguliersgracht canal, was furnished with a variety of antique pieces and provided an intimate, comfortable, peaceful and memorable experience. Walking distance to everything, steps to restaurants, cafes, and Rembrandtplein. Excellent, friendly service from my first email inquiry to checkout. If you're high-maintenance or looking for big hotel amenities and services this isn't your place, but if you want to experience Amsterdam more like a local than a tourist Seven Bridges is highly recommended. We hope to be back to Amsterdam one day, and wouldn't dream of staying anywhere else.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2009

This is an unfriendly rude place in great location. Slightly mental owner manager does not add to the charm. Better options in the area for the money. This place has seen better days I think. I was really miffed by the good ratings this hotel gets which makes me think something is a little fishy with the reviews. No matter, so many hotels in the area.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Günter_Glaner, manager at Seven Bridges Hotel, responded to this review, November 10, 2009
We are completely dumbfounded to hear this terrible news.
It is just inconceivable that we should have treated our guests this way.

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2009

We stayed in room 4, on the main floor, on the garden. The owners are friendly and accommodating, the furnishings are beautiful and interesting, and the bed was extremely comfortable. Our room was quiet. The location is great - easy enough to get to by tram, and easy walking distance to pretty much everywhere. Breakfast is served in your room, on nice china - our croissants were warm, and the coffee was strong.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Phoenix, Arizona
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2009

We stayed 4 nights in Canal View room 6. This was our first stop on our European jaunt, and it was absolutely marvelous.
You cannot beat this location. Just 2 blocks up from Rembrandtplein, gives you plenty of night life and party options. Also located right next door is Barney's Lounge - an extremely nice and relaxed coffeeshop.
You can walk to everywhere, yet it's oddly serene and peaceful for being such a short bit away from party central.

We arrived at the hotel shortly after 9am. Pierre was kind enough to have us leave our luggage in their offices until we were ready to come back to check in after 1pm. The hotel is flat out gorgeous. Meticulous, spotless, tasteful and decadent. You are in for a treat just staying in a canal house to begin with, but this one is extra special. The contemporary décor and antique furniture is just amazing.
After you ring a bell on the outside to be let in through the front door (after checking in, you receive an actual key to the building so you can come and go as you please), there is a long narrow hallway that leads to the back of the building (and I think one or 2 other rooms). Directly to the left of the landing, is the ‘Front Desk’. This is behind a door, which opens up into a small area with a couch, desk and chair, and then further off I could see the private area of the innkeeper’s office. This is where we stored our luggage. Almost directly past this area on the ‘visitors’ side of this front desk, are the stairs.
Now, let me tell you, believe what you read about the stairs. Also please believe what you read on their website where they recommend you stay elsewhere if you have issues with small, spiral, narrow staircases. We loved it! But man are they tight! The name of the young man who transported our luggage to our room while we were out and about during the day escapes me, but let me tell you, better him than me! (Although I was fully prepared. It was quite a chore hauling them back downstairs on checkout day). We winded up 2 flights of these stairs to our room.

Opening the door, you are greeted to a very large room. This room serves as your bedroom, sitting room, and breakfast area. Nice high ceilings and crown moldings everywhere. The room was just breathtaking.
The bed is sitting up against a floor to ceiling mirrored wall to your right, with end tables on either side. One table housed a flat screen TV and lamp, the other an alarm clock and lamp. On the far side of the bed, is an enormous closet built into the wall. This was spacious and plenty deep for all our stuff. (Although we did keep our suitcases out on the floor.) There is then a fireplace (which is not usable), and then 2 lovely chairs and a very nice large table. These sit against windows, opposite the bed, looking out at the spectacular canal, bridge and street. In the corner is a very nice antique ‘table’ which actually houses a small mini-fridge! Ingenious design. There were fantastic fresh flowers on the table for us as well.
On the same side as the door to our room, is a separate door leading to the bathroom.
Nicely tiled in blue and white, this was a very spacious area. Shower (no tub), sink and toilet. Plenty of room for all our bathroom ‘accessories’. Exquisitely decorated, I can’t begin to describe the types of furnishings, although they do leave little notes in the closet about the time period and origin of some of the pieces. Which I thought was so much fun.
The bed was fantastically comfortable and we had no trouble sleeping. Although at night it can be a little loud with the spillover from Rembrandt Square partying come to an end around 3am. So bring ear plugs if you are a light sleeper.

Pierre delivered breakfast to our room each morning (at a pre-determined time which you and he will select). Beautiful china and flatware. Made it a joy to pour our coffee from the porcelain carafe each morning. The food was wonderful and plenty of it. Each and every morning, we had packed up the EXTRA rolls and cheese to snack on later that night before bed. Yogurt, different breads and croissants, meats, cheeses, OJ and coffee (or tea, you let them know beforehand which you want). You will not be hungry afterwards. Trust me.
The other staff we encountered during our stay were all fabulous and friendly. Pierre helped us with shortcuts and directions, and was always smiling and happy to see us come down each morning on our way out for the day.
They allowed us to peek into the Garden room one morning as they were cleaning it, and it was even more spectacular – with a step up into a gorgeous little private garden area. Lots of rain ensures there is always plenty in bloom. It was terrific.
Free wifi as well, so we stayed connected with family back home each night.
Nowhere else will we stay, on our future trips to Amsterdam. Thank you Seven Bridges.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2009

We stayed in Room A, which was one floor below street level on the canal-side and was essentially a private apartment. We knew up front that no breakfast was included, which was fine for us since we aren't big breakfast people. The room was spacious, spotless and included a kitchenette. Furnishings were attractive and the bed was comfortable. There was plenty of storage space. The bathroom was very nice, with a shower large enough for two people (no tub). The location was great - convenient to tram stops and within walking distance of many sights. The hotel is located in a scenic area with pretty canals, and is outside of the wild-ish central core. The only downside was street noise (late night revelers), although the hotel provided ear plugs. We got a great deal on the room price and the staff was very friendly and helpful with recommendations. Free wi-fi included. We'd definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Levittown, PA.
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2009

Well you have read all of the other great reviews. Every thing they say is true the place is great . I would like to add that when you find a place like Seven Bridges it just make's the entire vacation go so well. We stayed in garden room 4 the last week of June and everything went very well. Thanks Guys

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2009

This is one of the better B&B's I've stayed in to date. We stayed in Room 9, a room on the top floor with a view of the garden. It was very clean and cozy. The staff even gave us a quick tour of Room 10 (a canal view room) as it was vacant at the time. Both rooms were very nice, however if I stayed here again I would stick with the garden view room as I found it to be quiet at night. Breakfast was included in our rate and brought to our room at the time of our choice. The breakfast was very good, it was the same for all 3 mornings of our stay - fruit, yogurt, bread, croissants, meat and cheese. Aside from that, the staff were attentive and pleasant, and were prompt when I emailed them to book a room. If you book less than 2 weeks before your stay, be sure to ask about a last minute rate. One thing to note: they are not kidding when they say that the stairs are steep! Potential bonus for some: there is a coffeeshop next door to this B&B.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Günter_Glaner, manager at Seven Bridges Hotel, responded to this review, October 10, 2009
Please note:
Our guests mixed up Garden Room 10 - the room they stayed in - with Canal Side Room 9,the room opposite nr 10.
Regarding the "special bonus"... Our regular guests are no visitors of this peaceful and rather cultivated "coffee"-lounge in our neighbourhood ( which even serves real coffee!) - with the exception of some guests from North America now and then, whom this kind of cultural activity seems to have a certain attraction to... thanks to their challeging and exploring spirit.
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Address: Reguliersgracht 31, 1017LK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Rembrandtplein
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#13 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#29 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#33 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 8
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 
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