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“A lovely bed and breakfast in the centre of Amsterdam.” 5 of 5 stars
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Utrechtsedwarsstraat 150, 1017WK Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Stadsdeel Zuid)   |  
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Ranked #29 of 321 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
england
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27 hotel reviews
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“A lovely bed and breakfast in the centre of Amsterdam.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This is a very comfortable bed and breakfast. Lesley is the perfect hostess helping you in every way. It is central and close to some very delicious restaurants, Harmsen being one of them. We had the top bedroom, which I agree with someone else, has some very narrow stairs so small light suitcases, but hey you are in a beautiful Dutch house. I would highly recommend this bed and breakfast if you want a peaceful, central, comfortable place to stay.

  • Stayed March 2014, 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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Aemstelhuys, Eigenaar at Aemstelhuys Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, April 4, 2014
I am so glad you enjoyed your time in my house so thank you for your very kind comments.
I hope to be able to welcome you back.
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Paris, France
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We had a wonderful time in Lesley's house, she made everything as easy as possible. The house is a typical 17th century house situated right in the town center. It couldn't be better !
We really enjoyed the breakfast which was made from home baked patisseries, and the bedroom it the basement is very quite and nicely decorated.

Thanks Lesley

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  • Stayed February 2014, 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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Aemstelhuys, Eigenaar at Aemstelhuys Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, April 4, 2014
Thank you so much for your kind words. I am glad you enjoyed your break in Amsterdam and hope to welcome you at some time in the future.
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

My ancient father and I stayed at the Aemstelhuys B&B in February 2014 for three nights and were delighted with it. Lesley made everything as easy as possible and was generous in every way from the home-baked breakfast to the top tips and the loan of umbrellas (thankfully not needed) and guide books. She pointed us in the right direction time and time again, thereby saving us time and money and giving us a much more local experience.
The house is an adorable little 17th century town house with typically steep, narrow steps, situated between the Amstel river and Prinzengracht, within easy walking distance of everywhere.
I particularly liked the local tapas bar, La Pata Negra, wildly busy and enormous fun.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bern, Switzerland
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Best stay in central Amsterdam, surrounded by lots of bars and restaurants, but still in a quiet street. Lesley is a very friendly host, with lots of stories about Amsterdam and the world to tell. The rooms are nicely decorated, with a lot of taste and souvenirs from many travels and stays abroad. Breakfast is abolutely unique, I've never had self made (not only self baked, but made!) croissants in my life! Thank you Lesley!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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St. Moritz, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Aemstelhuys is a wonderfully cosy B&B in a protected Amsterdam townhouse with a warm and attentive host.
Upon arrival Lesley ushered us in and offered us tea and coffee before we headed out to explore. She made us feel instantly at home, sharing tales and tips galore.
Our room on the top floor was bright, stylishly decorated with tea & coffee facilities, a basket of Amsterdam travel guides, a little table and armchairs, twin beds, and an extra bed as requested. For the three of us it wasn't cramped at all, but it should be noted that the stairs up are narrow (the norm in these beautiful old houses), so do avoid heavy/bulky luggage.
Breakfast is a sumptuous affair, with freshly made croissants, lots of fruit, a wide selection of bread, cheeses, meats, jams, Greek yoghurt and cereals. As there are only two rooms in the B&B it really is a homey experience to sit down to breakfast with fellow guests at the dining table.
Lastly the location can't be beat, being in a hip area of Amsterdam which isn't noisy but has hip cafes, restaus, bars and stores. A tram from the central station brought us only a few minutes walk away.
Thanks again Lesley for our best stay to date in Amsterdam!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

My husband and I spent 3 wonderful nights in Lesley's beautiful house. The house is ideally situated for trams or walking to major attractions. Breakfast is fantastic and nothing is too much trouble to Lesley. She is a proverbial fountain of knowledge and made our stay very enjoyable. We would have no hesitation in returning to Aemstelhuys .highly recommended.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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North Berwick, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Aemstelhuys is a beautiful traditional home a stone's throw from every major attraction,yet secluded and peaceful.Lesley is very welcoming and highly entertaining...I have never spent an hour and a half chatting with my host over breakfast (which by the way was delicious) before! The room was beautifully decorated and very comfortable.We had the most fabulous time,and Lesley helped us to plan our days with an insider's perspective on the city.

  • Stayed October 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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Additional Information about Aemstelhuys Bed & Breakfast

Address: Utrechtsedwarsstraat 150, 1017WK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Stadsdeel Zuid
Amenities:
Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 321 B&Bs / Inns in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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