We stayed at The Collector for two nights at the end of a cruise. I cannot think of a better place to stay in Amsterdam. It is in a convenient location easily accessible to the tram, the Vondelpark, and the Museums. The B&B has interesting collections to peruse. Our room was very large and comfortable after the small rooms on a cruise ship. The balcony and view from the back of the house was very peaceful after a bustling day around Amsterdam. The breakfast food was very good. The other visitors were fun to have around in the breakfast room. However, the best selling point of our visit was Kees. Karel, the owner, was on holiday while we visited Amsterdam, but we didn't miss him. He has the best alternate host in Kees. He did a special favor for us while visiting which saved us hours during our visit. I also saw him prepare directions to various places for other visitors in the Collector with fine details. He is very knowledgeable of the area. However, most of all, Kees was a delight to speak with. Should we come back to Amsterdam, the Collector will be the place we stay. Thanks again Kees!
- 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