I stayed in the B&B with a friend for a convention that took place in the RAI Amsterdam. This is a great alternative to an hotel in a great neighborhood just a little off the center.
Location: the B&B is located in the Pjip which is a "trendy" neighborhood in the middle between center town and the convention center. It is very comfortable for the convention center (10-15 minutes walk), the museums (10 minutes walk) and close to city center by tram (about 15-20 minutes total journey time, and you could also walk) . the neighborhood is much nicer than the busy touristic center. It is quiet, full of nice trendy cafes and bakeries and most places are for locals so we couldn't find any "Tourist traps" around. It is also very comfortable to get there from schiphol (take a 2.5Euro 10 minutes train ride to Amsterdam Zuid center and from there a taxi costs 10Euro, total journey time 20-25minutes).
The place itself: a very well maintained place in a typical Dutch building. There are two rooms, we stayed in the upper one which has a little common room with a kitchenette, table, sofa next to it, so we used it as an extension to the room. It's very quiet, the floor boards don't creek although it's from wood, and they clean and tidy every day. We didn't order breakfast but be aware that if you start your day early on weekends or public holidays most places around are still closed until at least 0900. The owner Jasper lives two minutes from the B&B so you actually don’t feel like you are in someone else's house, more like a little house of you own. He is very kind and helpful, and also checking out time is very flexible, especially if they have no guest in your room the day of your departure.
The only things you should pay attention too: the stairs are very steep like in many Dutch houses (climbing those 4 flights of stairs several times a day is like going to the gym), so for very old, very young or very sick this might be problematic. While the area is very nice it has remains of a once shady neighborhood – very close to the hotel, and very surprisingly, there is a little "annex" to the red light district which is even active during daytime so if those kind of thinks bother you.
All in all – highly recommended. Ideal for someone attending a convention in the RAI who doesn't want another boring characterless hotel. Very good for romantic couples and Also great for tourists wanting to stay a little out of the main hassle and bustle but close enough.
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