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“Great find in Amsterdam !” 5 of 5 stars
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Overtoom 259, 1054 HW Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Vondelpark)   |  
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Ranked #46 of 322 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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8 reviews
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“Great find in Amsterdam !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012 via mobile

This looks exactly as in the photos. I was very impressed with the welcome and the room. We were in the Safari suite next to Grand Sahara. There was plenty of space, great furniture, comfortable bed. The breakfast is amazing: fruit salad, freshly squeezed orange juice, pancakes and a different homemade Indonesian dish every day. Beautiful flowers: orchids and lilies in the jacuzzi-bathroom and breakfast area. Start your day with a short walk through Vondel Park to the city centre.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

My husband and I had the pleasure of staying 4 nights in the Safari Suite at this lovely B & B in late June. Peter and Aziz gave us a warm welcome when we arrived in the morning from another hotel. Peter gave us a tour of our room, explained everything, and pointed out some nice touches – drinks in the fridge, robes and slippers, etc. We left our bags, and went out for the day. When we returned later that evening, our bags had been brought up the very steep, narrow staircase to our room (thankfully!) and we right away felt at home.

Peter and Aziz are both very charming hosts, each in their own different way, and they keep the B&B very clean and provide lots of personal touches. The suite had the amenities we needed (e.g. a fridge, free WiFi, a safe), and was full of interesting and exotic decorative pieces and furniture from around the world. One note of caution is that the Safari Suite is in the front of the building, and being that the B&B is on a very busy street, it was quite noisy. The windows are excellent and do a great job of keeping out most of the noise, but it was impossible to sleep with the windows open.

After sleeping well each night on a very comfortable bed, we were treated to some marvelous breakfasts, courtesy of Aziz. The fresh sliced fruit was always delicious, the tiny pancakes were fabulous, and the special dishes Aziz prepared each morning made the breakfasts an adventure. The breakfast room, (which is actually Aziz’s shop) is also full of fascinating objects and a pair of doves cooed all through the meal. What a soothing sound they made!!

Suite 259 may look far from the town center on a map, but Amsterdam is so easily walkable, nothing is really far. It is a short walk to Leidseplein and the main museums. The #1 tram stops just outside the front door and will take you to/from the city centre in about 10 minutes.

We really enjoyed our stay here and would definitely hope to go back on any return trip to Amsterdam!

A big thank you to Peter & Aziz!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

We are a family of 4, my husband, 2 teenage sons and myself. Peter was extremely helpful in suggesting things for us to see and do in Amsterdam. My husband was able to swim and workout in a nearby health club and my sons and I went to tour the Ajax stadium, which was a great suggestion from Peter. We also enjoyed Vondelpark, less than a block a way, for a nice run and just to unwind. The location is perfect, far enough away from the touristy areas, but close enough to walk or catch a tram to Museums or other sites.

But the best part of Suite 259 is Peter and Aziz! Peter is helpful with Amsterdam things to do, also with music and life. Aziz is the most amazing cook. Breakfast was amazing. Coffee, fresh squeezed orange juice, bowl of fresh fruit, "dutch" pancakes, and eggs with shrimps. Not the same every morning, but Aziz would always ask what we would like for the next morning. We also tried the dinner. Dinner was delicious! He made lamb for the boys and fish for the grown ups. His rice is tasty and flavorful. We had dinner 2 of our 4 nights with Aziz and Peter. A definite must if you stay at Suite 259!!


Peter and Aziz made us feel like we were at home and we will definitely be staying at Suite 259 on our next trip back to Amsterdam!!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Orlando, Florida
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

Peter and Aziz are the most wonderful hosts you could wish for. My wife and I stayed at Suite 259 for about 5 days during our honeymoon, and we felt pampered. Aside from being extremely friendly and funny, Peter and Aziz went out of their way to take care of our needs. The home-made breakfast every morning was a treat. We told them we were leaving the place early one morning to go on a day trip, so they made us a breakfast to go. When planning a celebration in the nearby Vondelpark, they helped us out by providing champagne buckets and other items we'd otherwise have to buy. It's hard to overstate how friendly and helpful they were.

The suite itself is excellent. We stayed in the Grand Sahara suite. Roomy yet cozy. Two floors, two bathrooms, one with a great Jacuzzi, and an outside balcony with a lovely view (see http://i.imgur.com/o4N3q.jpg). The bed was very comfortable. A friend was able to comfortably stay with us for a few days, sleeping on the roomy fold-out couch downstairs. Plenty of room.

The location within Amsterdam is hard to beat. You're literally right next to the Vondelpark — Amsterdam's version of Central Park. Lots of good eateries, shops and bars nearby, as well as easy access to public transportation.

I would recommend Suite 259 to anyone interested in visiting Amsterdam, without hesitation. The suite and the location itself are great just by itself, but having Peter and Aziz as hosts make this place a rare treat.

  • Stayed June 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

My husband and I had the pleasure of staying 5 nights at Suites 259 at the beginning of May; both suites are gorgeous and very cozy! We felt like home. Thank you Peter and Aziz for such a wonderful time!!!! Everything exceeded our expectations… from the flowers, the bottle of wine, the basket fruit, and the photo of us on the table….and THE BEST BREAKFAST ever!!!!!! We LOVED the little Dutch pancakes!!!! We were very spoilt! Aziz was kind enough to give us the Poffertjes mixed and all the instructions in English! Thank so so much!!!We just came back from holidays and had them for breakfast, beautiful!!!! You made our stay very enjoyable!

We really had a very comfortable time. I’d to work for a few days and Peter was very helpful with any indication we needed such public transport, restaurants, places to go, etc! The B&B it couldn’t be located in a better spot, close to the beautiful park Vondelpark, the Van Gogh museum is within 15 minutes walk. Tram # 1 stop is outside the door - this tram takes you straight into the centre of town, it only takes 15-20 minutes. There is also a cool local restaurant ‘Caf the Toog’ close to, we went twice for dinner, nice food and music, recommended by Peter.

The best part about Suite 259 is the hosts, delightful people and great company! Thank you for the little magnet souvenir :)

I highly recommend Suite 259, BEST B&B in Europe!!!

  • Stayed May 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Australia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

We loved staying @ Suite 259. It is so nice to wake up in a non generic hotel room. Peter and Aziz are funny, generous, helpful and modest. Their establishment is well positioned, clean and charming.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ASSAM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

We were visiting from India and stayed for 4 nights from the 12th of June. From the moment we met Peter and Aziz we felt like we have known them for a long time. We stayed in the Suite Grand Sahara. It is all that their website says it is. Allow me to vouch for that in full measure. Any question, any trip to plan, tickets to purchase or maybe arrange a taxi to take us to the flower auction early in the morning when the real action takes place, the answer to all that was a cheerful, smiling and helpful Peter. And delightful breakfasts and a sumptuous dinner and all those little tips and helps – thanks to Aziz. Surely my home, whenever I am in Amsterdam again.

  • Stayed June 2012, 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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Address: Overtoom 259, 1054 HW Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Vondelpark
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #46 of 322 B&Bs / Inns in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 2

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