When we arrived in Amsterdam after a LONG flight from the west coast of the U.S., we just wanted to check in, shower and unwind before walking off the remainder of our jet lag time. Unfortunately, although we arrived after check in time, the room was not cleaned and the bed messed up from a previous lodger. We gave her the rest of the afternoon to fix it up but when we returned, extremely lethargic, the only thing done was the bed. The floor had hair all over it and the kitchen was dirty. I wound up using the brokedown vaccuum and "swiffer" to clean the room since I don't enjoy having other peoples' hair stuck to me and my belongings. There was a microwave on top of the stove so I'm not sure how we could have used it even if we wanted to. On the plus side, we could lock the door that was between the other lodgers and the kitchen in order for us to use the bathroom outside in privacy. The balcony was nice, although all the plants were dead, but the bed (2 twins stuck together) was decent. Since the Euro is killing the dollar, this did turn out to be a cheaper place to stay and it was in a very quiet neighborhood. Kerstin, while a little cold, was a pleasant bohemian-type lady. Breakfast is basic (as it is all throughout Europe) and consisted of breads, cheese, deli meats and beverages. I'd recommend it to younger couples in their 20's or singles with extra cash who don't like hostels. Average.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kerstin's bed and breakfast Amsterdam offers a self-catering rental apartment and B & B, located in the museum district just outside the canal area. ... more less