My husband and I stayed at Boogaard's B&B for five nights at the end of March. We were among the first guests at their new location, which is on a tiny street near Dam Square. This location proved to be an asset, as it is very close to tram lines and the bustle of the city, but the room was absolutely silent. We heard no outside noises at all, and even found it hard to believe how close we were to the busy areas. The location is definitely n ot a drawback, and as someone who does not want to be in the middle of frantic tourist activity, I can reassure you that the B&B is quiet and serene.
The hospitality we were shown is unmatched in any B&B we've visited, and we have stayed at many in Europe and the US. Peter is a natural-born host, and he gave us invaluable information about transportation, museums, and restaurants. Each time his advice was spot on. He is also an amazing chef, and his breakfasts will always live on in my memory when my stomach growls in the morning. Dutch pancakes, delicious egg dishes, fresh fruit, cheeses, it goes on and on. And then there are the afternoon treats. When he found out my husband is a vegetarian, Peter, stocked the little guest frig with marinated olives & feta, his own homemade cream puffs, fruit, beer, and wine. We felt pampered and totally looked after.
The room we stayed in, the Jack Russell, was beautifully decorated and had every amenity we could wish. The bed was large and comfortable, the sitting area in front of the fireplace was very convenient, and the little "study" with desk area was great for using the computer (which is provided). Each day the room was cleaned and was always spotless. The room is not large by American standards, but it is comfortable, stylish, and had everything we needed. Both of the rooms are on the 2nd floor (US) up a rather steep flight of stairs, but my gimpy knee made it up and down just fine.
Boogaard's is going on my list of places I would love to return. Peter provides a beautiful little haven in Amsterdam, and we wish him all the best in his new location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In Boogaard's BnB our luxurious romantic bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and queen size beds are located on first floor with access to a wet and dessert bar. Each roomy bedroom has a large flat screen television, Firer place with seating area, comfortable leather chairs, writing desk complete with a laptop with free wireless internet, beautiful antique armoire and a bookcase filled with guide books and maps. Guest have access to the wet and dessert bar filled with free soft drinks plus tea and coffee service. For the first time we are offering central air-conditioning in our rooms to ensure the perfect sleep during the summer months. The rooms are decorated in a classic and comfortable style which Peter has become know for, and they will have luxurious larger bathrooms, each with a large walk-in shower and a rain shower feature, marble wash basins and heated towel racks. On our roof top terrace, you can enjoy the view of the old city while relaxing in our beautiful deck chairs around our garden and you can enjoy the outside wet bar. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Boogaard`s b&b
- Boogaard`s Hotel Amsterdam