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“Wonderful, as always” 5 of 5 stars
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De Lairessestraat 46 hs, 1071PB Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Museumplein)   |  
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Ranked #23 of 305 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
Delray Beach, Florida
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“Wonderful, as always”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Karel makes Amsterdam feel like a private, unique experience every time I stay. I love the kitsch yet tasteful collections he integrates into the comfortable, spacious rooms. The kitchen is open so 'breakfast' is on your terms in a lovely, casual space as well as a place to grab a snack when you need it.

A great value & location- I'll never stay anywhere else.

We recommend Café Welling and L'Entrecôte et les Dames nearby.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We were very comfortable here. Guests can use the kitchen at any time and Karel is happy for us to use his computer too! he was also happy to tell us anything we wanted to know about Amsterdam. The B&B is conveniently located, being an easy walk to the museums and into the city. We will go back there next time we are in Amsterdam.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

If you are looking to stay in a 5 star hotel with a personal touch, the Collector is it!
The 3 rooms are all very spacious and clean with a big bathroom. A direct bus from the airport stops 50 meters from the house, the tram right outside. Nevertheless, since you are in Amsterdam, you should rent a bicycle. The short ride to the city takes you trough the rijksmuseum and then along the grachten.
You can have your breakfast whenever you like with eggs from the chicken in the yard and a more than well stocked kitchen.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We have recently spent 3nts at this lovely b&b . The situation is really good to reach all parts of amsterdam , with the tram near by . It was our 1st visit to amsterdam and we loved it , Karel was very welcoming , and was helpful giving us information on restaurants , taxis etc . During our stay it was my birthday and Karel left some flowers and a happy birthday message in our room , which was a lovely surprise . The room was large and airy with great facilities , including a shared kitchen which was well stocked . If we visited again we would return to this b&b .

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

I had the front double room and it is large and comfortable with a little balcony. The trams stop running at a certain hour so it is not noisy. The kitchen is stocked with an abundance of food and it is serve yourself. It is a great formula. I would go back here in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

Again, feel amaze with the place. Great B&B, A share kitchen and you can eat just like you with your family at home. Strategy location, near museum square.
Thanks to Karel, he makes everything easier.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

My reluctance to issue a glowing review is purely selfish. If word gets out about this gem I may have difficulty booking a room in the future...but I will take my chances.

Terrific location - just a few blocks away from the museum square, with easy transit to other areas if you don't feel like walking.

The room was light, airy, clean, and spacious; the bed was quite comfortable. Fresh towels were supplied every day.

Proprietor Karel Poels was available to answer all of our questions (he even helped me navigate through a Dutch-only website!) and offered some alternative spots to explore beyond the obvious Amsterdam tourist magnets.

Karel made sure the breakfast essentials were available, so preparing my own morning meal -- which is my preference -- was a breeze.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: De Lairessestraat 46 hs, 1071PB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Museumplein
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 305 B&Bs / Inns in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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 
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