I love to write bad 1 star reviews as well as 5 star reviews and as much of a critic as I am, (naturally being a Virgo!) the Velvet Amsterdam merits a SOLID 5 STAR!
After traveling to 6 countries this past month I would have to rank the Velvet Amsterdam near the very top as far as Accommodations vs Cost. What a great find this place is! Perfect location means easy access when arriving at the train station. (Its only 5 minutes away walking), close to Dam Square (8 minutes), close to the canal boats, and if you wish to go to the museums you can take a tram from the central station. You can practically walk out the door and the Red light district is nearby (no worries, the area is actually safe at night) for strolls through that area.
As far as the room goes, it is excellently decorated and has all the conveniences, including a small fridge for keeping your beer and drinks cold! Nice bathroom with very hot water. David our host provided an ample breakfast basket every morning - there was always enough left over for us to take along and munch on some fruits or pastries during the day. The beds are excellent too. Soft pillows, soft matresses = restfull sleep.
There is a FEEBO fast food place about a minute away - great for trying Bitterballen or Cheese Croquettes. They were actually excellent and very cheap. Also a small supermarket for beer and cheese, sodas etc a couple of alleys away - into the red light area, and also ask David about the Laundromat- its only a block away and to us after 9 days into our trip was so nice to get some clean clothes done!
I completely recommend this place as a top choice for middle level budget travelers when staying in Amsterdam. Compare what you get in London or Paris for €105 a night and you will see what I mean! There are only two rooms so make reservations early. You really do not have to look anywhere else!
THIS IS THE REAL DEAL, THE HIDDEN GEM OF AMSTERDAM!
GREAT PRICE! FANTASTIC LOCATION!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The accommodation has a private entrance and is on the first floor (without lift) recently renovated canal house, which dates from 1930. I have two room one with canal view and other is on at the back of the house. The room has a private shower and toilet, directly accessable from the room; TV, DVD player, free WI-FI, a double bed, fridge, coffee and tea facilities. Breakfast is served in the room. Weekly and monthly rate available. In this rate breakfast is not included. The B&B is located in the old town centre of Amsterdam, only a 5 minutes walk from Amsterdam Central Station. Most attractions are at walking distance. Museum Square (Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh museum) can be reached within 10 minutes by tram number 2 or 5. From Central Station you can take local trams and buses and national and international train services. The owner speaks English, Dutch and some French.If you have any questions, just ask. Hope to welcome you soon in our B&B. ... more less