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“Great place!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Utrechtsedwarsstraat 150, 1017WK Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Stadsdeel Zuid)   |  
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Ranked #37 of 306 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
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“Great place!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

It was our first experience in a b&b and it couldn´t be better. Excellent location, close to all the shops and restaurantes, in a lovely quiet Street. Lesley is a great hostess, very helpful. It was a pleasure listening to her stories at breakfast, we didn´t want to leave, and her breakfasts were the best. The house is beautiful decorated and cozzy, the rooms very comfortable and clean. Every detail in the house is perfect. I would highly recommend it and for sure will come back in our next visit to Amterdam.

  • Stayed May 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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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We were delighted to stay in an authentic Dutch house, filled with charm and a wonderful hostess. Lesley shared many fabulous stories as she served up a delicious breakfast every morning. Her personal décor and touches were everywhere. Lesley even went out of her way to pack up a breakfast to go on one day when we had a particularly early start. The room on the second floor was comfortable and very clean, although the narrow stairs to get there were tricky to navigate and the bathroom was small. The location was ideal because it was on a quiet, side street, not far from the hustle of everyday Amsterdam. We would definitely recommend staying here.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, 2014 via mobile

What a pleasure to stay with Lesley! Her home is lovely, everything at breakfast was homemade and delicious! Lesley provided me with restaurant suggestions which were so good I ate at the same place twice and enjoyed it! Would definitely book another stay here in Amsterdam!

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 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 May 27, 2014

We loved the bed & breakfast, quiet street next to the Amstel, lots of restaurants nearby (our favorite was the thai) and great breakfast provided by the host. She is very helpful, the rooms are comfortable and clean. We had 2 of them, one of in the basement for my Mum (you have all the privacy here but a little dark during the day - but it is great if you are away exploring the city) and the other 2 in the old style dutch house. We will come back if we have the chance.. :)

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

hidden gem.. Lesley is all you could wish for in a hostess, she has many tales to tell that will keep you intregued for hours. she is most helpful and knowledgable. the location is perfect ( far enough from the hustle and bustle but near enough to everything) the rooms were just as you see in the pictures decorated with individual style with attention to detail giving you a warm homely feel - no glossy advert gimicks!! it is every bit as clean, inviting and as stylish as you could imagine. the rooms are fully equipt with everything you could need.
a treat to stay here, many many thanks

  • Stayed May 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
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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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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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Additional Information about Aemstelhuys Bed & Breakfast

Address: Utrechtsedwarsstraat 150, 1017WK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Stadsdeel Zuid
Amenities:
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Hotel Style:
Ranked #37 of 306 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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