I haven't read the other reviews of this hotel yet, but I've seen some of the opening lines -- rude owner, icy shower, etc.
The owner, Pierre, was absolutely friendly to us. He was always smiling and helpful -- definitely quirky. (Maybe he liked me because I always greeted him in Dutch?) That's why I liked this place. The interior smells kind of like licorice and smoke, but it's not strong, and it adds to its odd coziness.
The room we stayed in, #7 downstairs, was simple and warm, with a really comfortable bed. Some of the travelers upstairs were noisy, but only one night, so just bring earplugs in case. We never had any problems with the shower.
The location of this place is fabulous. It's right around the corner to Leidseplein and right by the Rijksmuseum, Vondelpark, trams, theaters, etc.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a family run hotel in the centre of amsterdam.Typical canal house with spacious rooms, some ensuite and most are budget rooms with shared bathroom. The rate includes a dutch continental breakfast.We are located very near the van gogh museum and just walking distance from leidseplein.We have been 30 years established hotel owners.This building is a goverment historical listed building. From june 2013 we have eight new ensuite rooms with lovely new bathrooms, some are smaller than others and the price is adapted to the size of the room. We also offer low rates room only and our clients can buy breakfast if they wish.Our ground floor has been totally renovated as well as all our public bathrooms. We hope you will enjoy your stay at the kooyk hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kooyk Hotel Amsterdam