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“Great location and accommodation” 4 of 5 stars
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Aemstelhuys Bed & Breakfast
Utrechtsedwarsstraat 150, Amsterdam 1017WK, The Netherlands (Stadsdeel Zuid)   |  
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Ranked #35 of 301 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great location and accommodation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Lesley is very welcoming and has a wealth of knowledge about Amsterdam. We were made to feel very welcome in her much loved home. Rooms are a good standard, we stayed in the basement double room with it's own front door which adds to your experience. It was great to stay in a historical building on a cool Amsterdam street. Make sure you purchase a map from Lesley it is the best you can get and is easy to navigate with.

Location is great, easy walking distance to all main attractions and also easy walk to trams if you prefer to do it that way. It is very quiet at night and is close to the best bars and restaurants in town.

We would return without a doubt and would recommend this as the best base to explore Amsterdam.

Room Tip: If we returned, we would choose a higher floored room as they are lighter and the bathrooms are larg...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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Fribourg, Switzerland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We spent a great time at Lesley's place. The room was decorated with taste and very clean. The location is perfect: it is in the center but still very calm in the evening. And the breakfast was awsome! Very tasty with lot of home-made products. Aemstelhuys B&B is definitly an excellent place to stay!

  • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

We couldn't have asked for more in this B&B. The location is perfect, the place is clean and very comfortable, the breakfast is amazing. Lesley is extremely friendly and helpful. We will definitely send our friends and family and return here next time we are in Amsterdam.

  • Stayed July 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Very much enjoyed our couple of nights here. We stayed upstairs in the double with en-suite, all spotlessly clean. A great quiet location if you are looking to walk to the Riijks and VG Museums, or you can go to a few bars about 150m away! Lovely european breakfast of fruit, bread etc set us up for the day. Beware the steep steps at the entrance or within the house (like most properties of this type in the city) particularly if you have any mobility or balance problems. Would definitely go back. Great for couples or young adults, prob not as ideal for kids.

Room Tip: Enjoyed the top floor room with ensuite.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Pliezhausen, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We stayed in Aemstelhuys for 2 nights and wish we could have stayed longer.
Such a wonderful and charming bed and breakfast.
It is really five stars worth.
Thank you Lesley for your hospitality - it was a great pleasure to stay at your home and feel like a part of your familiy or good friends.

Room Tip: I prefer the upstairs rooms because of the beautiful view on the street. Lesley speaks also German...
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  • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Pasadena, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Address: Utrechtsedwarsstraat 150, Amsterdam 1017WK, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Stadsdeel Zuid
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Ranked #35 of 301 B&Bs / Inns in Amsterdam
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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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