We had a great 3-night stay at this excellent B&B in Amsterdam. It was lovely, quirky with the various collections on display around the house and definitely much better than staying in a hotel. Our room was large with high ceilings, spotlessly clean and had a nice shared balcony facing over the back gardens. We had a big bathroom with good shower pressure, which is a bonus in Amsterdam! The room was fully cleaned each day with fresh towels supplied. The kitchen was shared between the three bedrooms and a plentiful make-your-own breakfast included fresh eggs from the small chicken coop in the back garden, how good is that? We were extremely well looked after by Fausan (Karel was away on holiday) and the free use of the downstairs PC and printer for email and planning activities was useful too.
The Collector is located in the Museum District which is a good area of town with good restaurants and bars within a block or two in most directions. It is just a few minutes walk to the Vondel Park, the Concert Hall and the Van Gogh museum and then on to the Rijksmuseum and the city centre.
We hired the Collector’s own two bicycles for 2-days which made it easier to see more of town. My one comment would be that we had to give the bikes a little service ourselves (olive oil from the kitchen being perfect to oil the bike chains and get rid of the squeaks!)
Overall an A+, we would definitely stay again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Collector Bed and Breakfast, in a large house dating from 1914, has well-appointed rooms, each with its own character in the style of the 20's. Your host Karel Poels is an active collector, who can tell about his different collections with lots of enthusiasm. The decoration of his house, including the guestrooms, has been inspired by his collections: unique dutch wooden skates, branded pins, chinaware, you name it! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Collector Hotel Amsterdam
- The Collector Bed And Breakfast