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“Family visit to Amsterdam” 4 of 5 stars
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Utrechtsedwarsstraat 150, 1017WK Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Stadsdeel Zuid)   |  
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Ranked #38 of 307 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
Belfast, United Kingdom
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“Family visit to Amsterdam”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Aemstelhuys is ideally situated for exploring Amsterdam and has many good places to eat nearby in the evenings. The house is a traditional Dutch townhouse in a quiet street near the pretty Magere Brug and the museums. (Stairs are steep so probably not suitable for young children.) Lesley is very hospitable and made us extremely welcome. The breakfast provided was excellent and Lesley is a mine of useful knowledge about the city. The rooms were clean and well equipped although the smell of smoke was evident on one evening. We had a very enjoyable visit to Amsterdam and would recommend Aemstelhuys as a comfortable place to stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Aemstelhuys, Owner at Aemstelhuys Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
I would like to apologise to the guests that they at one point smelled smoke. My house is built in a block of historical houses so we are all joined together. It can happen that we smell what is going on or being cooked in another house or by one of my neighbours. During their visit we were in the middle of a heat wave and everyone had their windows wide open so I can quite understand that they could have smelled smoke. Unfortunately there is nothing I can do to prevent this.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

We stayed at Aemstelhuys for two nights the middle of April 2013. It could not have been better. The B&B is very clean, with good bed and bath linens, a generous, unrushed breakfast, and an owner who puts true meaning into the word hospitality. The rooms are comfortable, spacious and pretty, with extra and pleasurable amenities such as a coffeemaker, Dutch cookies and magazines. Lesley Marsh, the proprietor, is welcoming, obviously enjoys her visitors, and gives extra – even loaning umbrellas as needed. Breakfast is generous: juice, fresh fruit, Dutch cheeses, breads, homemade lemon curd, jams and croissants. Dutch pancakes have been known to occur on occasion! The location is just off a main street, but quiet, is close to trams and restaurants, and easy to reach from the railroad station. If I were able to return to Amsterdam I would stay at Aemstelhuys and never at a hotel again. It was a truly comfortable experience.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Aemstelhuys Bed and Breakfast is a wonderful place to call home in Amsterdam. Leslie is so helpful and kind and a great cook. breakfasts are excellent. Her home is just beautiful and each room is special and tastefully decorated. The beds are very comfortable and the rooms are large. i know as this was my second stay at Aemstelhuys. the neighborhood is great with many museums within walking distance. very quiet at night . There are also many wonderful restaurants right done the street. i also want to mention the wonderful linens, towels and very nice bathrooms. her home is spotless and is a wonderful refuge to come home to after a long day of sightseeing!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

We were very pleased to stay at Aemstelhuys. We had a very warm welcome by Lesley and we were happy to see the cleanliness of the rooms. The bedrooms were beautifully decorated in a romantic style. Overall, we had an amazing time in Amsterdam with regards to Lesley and her Bed and Breakfast.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

We stayed a few days in this pretty house in May. The situation of this bed-and-breakfast is excellent- close to the centre, to the channels, but still in a very quiet small street. The hostess is amazingly kind woman, who helped us with our trips in Amsterdam. The breakfast was also very tasty. We stayed on the upper floor and the only unconvinient thing is very narrow and steep stairs, but it was rather funny and unusual:))
So I can strongly recommend this acomodation for short staying in Amsterdam!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Aemstelhuys is clean, charming, and just as pictured on the web site. Comfortable beds and large rooms. Each room has its own thermostat, nice towels and bed linens. Its an easy walk to the trolley and many restruants. Lesley is a joy, and so is her cat Puddy. You have to try the homemade ginger jam, lemon curd and breads- Yummy! The BnB is in a safe, and beautiful neighborhood. Lesley does everything to make sure you are happy--You will not be dissapointed.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Last week we (2 adults and 2 teenage-daughters) spent 4 nights at Lesley's B&B in the center region of Amsterdam. The house is a lovely old Amsterdam structure and tastefully decorated with everything thought of. Great breakfast with Dutch cheese, freshly baked croissants and all the trimmings. Lesley is the perfect host, helping where she can.
As the house is an old structure, staircases are steep and narrow. Also it can happen, that the neighbour's cigarette smoke seeps through the walls (1st floor room)
We will be back when travelling to Amsterdam again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Utrechtsedwarsstraat 150, 1017WK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Stadsdeel Zuid
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Ranked #38 of 307 B&Bs / Inns in Amsterdam
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Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aemstelhuys is an 18th Century townhouse (Grade 11 listed) in the center of Amsterdam. Our very quiet street joins the Amstel River to the Utrechtsestraat which has more than 18 cafes, restaurants and bars. The house retains its features and character but has all modern amenities required for the comfortable stay of our guests. ... more   less 

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