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“Queen B&B” 5 of 5 stars
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Sunhead of 1617
Herengracht 152, 1016 BN Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)   |  
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Ranked #14 of 306 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
Rugby, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Queen B&B”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

From start to finish, Carlos and Roelf-Jan couldn't do enough for us ... from turning the fabulous Tulip room into a twin at time of booking to the carrying of our bags down the three flights of narrow winding stairs at the end of our stay, whilst we went for a last look around amazing Amsterdam.
The attention to detail is spot on ... Different coloured bedding and matching towels for each guest and fabulous art work and artefacts to feast your eyes on. An overall sense of peace and tranquility permeates this gorgeous B&B that is livened up at breakfast time by Carlos's ironic laughter and Roelf-Jan's brilliant butlering.
The best though are the sumptuous breakfasts. Freshly squeezed smoothies with a zing of ginger that ready your taste buds for the plateful of fluffy bacon infused scrambled eggs and warm rolls, followed by a pot of fresh fruit in quark and chestnut sauce. Tea by the potful, cheese on demand and a request about the chestnut sauce that led to a packet being given as a gift.
Carlos and Roelf-Jan and their staff are wonderful and welcoming. They made our short trip one to treasure and I'm so glad we stayed at Sunhead 1617.
Thank you guys, you are very special hosts.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We spent two nights in Sunhead of 1617 at the beginning of april 2014. It's so close to central station and to everything you would like to see in Amsterdam; you can consider just walk everywhere.
Sunhead it's friendly and Carlos it's a great host. Breakfast it's delicious; you have to ask nothing because Carlos cooks everything you would need and serve it.
It seems to be at home, but you are in a real Amsterdam house dated 1617; narrow and with steep stairs!
We had The Narcissus room; upper floor; under a great wooden roof. Clean and with confortable bathroom. Not facing the canal but quiet.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Bergen, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Carlos and Roelf-Jan are the nicest and most welcoming hosts imagineable, Carlos' breakfasts are great, and the rooms, especially the gable Tulip room where we slept, are very charming. Add to that a fantastic location on the Herengracht canal, and there's no wonder we'd reccommend Sunhead1617 to anybody!

Room Tip: The Tulip room- a gable room with amacing ceilings
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Sunhead of 1617 is clean, the tulip room is spacious and relaxing, and the breakfast is delicious. Carlos and Rolf treated us as first-class guests. Once we booked our room, we received an email with links to fun places in Amsterdam which helped with planning a fantastic trip.

We usually stay in hotels, but this place looked so nice and we are glad we chose it. Sunhead of 1617 is near restaurants, the Anne Frank house, and so many other attractions within walking distance. It's also located in the nicest neighborhood in Amsterdam (less students, quieter, aesthetically pleasing landscaping) called Jordaan.

The entire b&b is spotlessly clean. Very nice aromas in the foyers & staircase. Speaking of staircase, it is very narrow (as are all that we used in Amsterdam). My husband and I are in excellent physical shape and were winded at the top of the stairs the first day. The tulip room is worth the walk up the staircase if you are willing to hike up 50 steep steps. If not, choose a room on a lower floor. No tv or phone in the tulip room.

Thank you Carlos and Rolf!

Room Tip: Tulip room is wonderful. Stay in a lower floor if you do not want to walk up steep stairs.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Bielefeld, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We spent two nights in two different rooms and they were both just wonderful.
The hostel is very close to the center, in the middle of the Grachten-Quarter.
Its obvious that the two hosts have a lot of travel-experience, everything is just perfect!

Room Tip: Take the Tulip Room
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  • Stayed March 2014, 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
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Amazing! Fantastic position by Herengracht canal and easy to walk around central Amsterdam. A very lovely, comfortable, spotless ensuite room with a view over the canal. Carlos and Roelf are lovely and are seriously some of the best hosts we have come across! The most delicious breakfasts whilst socialising with the other guests and at the same time Carlos can advise on the best places to visit. Wouldn't want to stay anywhere else in Amsterdam now and thoroughly recommend the experience

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We had two lovely nights at Sunhead. Carlos and Roelf were great hosts - friendly, interesting and helpful. The house is so interesting and in an excellent location. We had the Tulip room on the top floor, which was comfortable, with a good view of the canal and very clean. The delicious breakfast beats a hotel meal any day - we certainly hope to return to this B&B.

Room Tip: The Tulip Room is a climb - but worth it!
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 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: Herengracht 152, 1016 BN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Jordaan
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 306 B&Bs / Inns in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sunhead of 1617 is located in the heart of the wonderful 17th century canal district. Built in 1617, it is one of the oldest heritage monument buildings of the Herengracht. The Herengracht is the most beautiful and prestigious canal of lovely Amsterdam. ... more   less 
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