Our arrival at Boogard's B&B was met by Peter Boogard and his partner, Tom, who graciously helped us carry our bags up to our first floor room. Peter proceeded to show us around the beautiful 4 bedroom B&B which included separate lounge areas on the first and second floors plus extra living areas on the top and bottom floors.
The amazingly renovated house is very homely and warm which lends to you feeling very relaxed as soon as you enter. We were given a front room on the first floor which had an attached ensuite. The lounge in between the 2 rooms on this floor contains chairs, a coffee table and even a laptop for guests to use although WiFi worked fine in our room.
A full kitchen sits in the common room with a fridge including complimentary beer and soft drinks each day. A coffee machine is available for the guests as well. Not only this but Peter bakes a different cake every day which is left in your kitchen. We were treated to tea cake and brownies during our stay.
Peter was very helpful with letting us know where to go and what to see in Amsterdam advising us to pre-book tickets to museums before hand. This was very handy to avoid queues and he even helped in printing out the tickets for us.
Peter suggested a nearby modern Dutch restaurant for our first night which proved to be affordable and excellent.
..and then there were the breakfasts. Make sure you bring your eating pants because Mr. Boogard will feed you well! Quiche, Pancakes, Fruit, Yoghurt, Bagels and plenty of food to keep you fueled up for your day in Amsterdam. Not only the food but the company was fantastic as you share your meal with Peter and the other guests which can lead to interesting and enlightening conversation.
Boogard's goes above and beyond to make your stay as pleasureable as possible. A load of washing was included in the priice of the stay and Peter kindly gave me a bottle of bubbly to celebrate my birthday. His attention to detail is extraordinary.
I can't recommend this B&B enough as the services, the cleanliness, the location (smack bang in the canals) and the faciilites made this stay one of the highlights of our European trip.
- 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 Hotel Amsterdam
- Boogaard`s b&b