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“Pick this one!!!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Oudegracht 40E, 3511AR Utrecht, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #6 of 27 Utrecht B&B and Inns
Nelson, British Columbia, Canada
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“Pick this one!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

We spent six nights in this B&B and every day I was more and more thankful that we had chosen it. We stayed in the Zorro - very comfortable bed, beautiful bathroom, kitchen modern and equipped (loved the coffee machine!), TV, and french doors leading out onto a little terrace. The B&B is five minutes from downtown but the room itself is very private and quiet. Hans provided a wonderful breakfast every morning and he is the ultimate Host! We enjoyed this little city more than Amsterdam - we attended a pipe organ concert at the Dom, rented bikes and rode to castles, walked the canals and there are many lovely shops in the downtown. Restaurants along the canals offered Turkish, Indonesian, Thai and many other very tasty options. This city was wonderful to visit and, honestly, staying at this B&B made our holiday perfect.

Room Tip: The Zorra has a lot of light and is beautifully furnished.
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  • Stayed May 2012, 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

We spent a long weekend at this beautiful and well presented B&B. The attention to detail cannot be faulted - from the cleverly designed storage (so well organised, a place for everything!) to the kitchen area to the bathroom - it was all so perfect. And the cleanliness was second to none. And as for our host Hans, he was friendly and informative and on hand if we needed anything. The breakfasts were something to look forward to, and I loved that Hans would hang a bag of fresh bread on our door each morning.
We went with a group of friends, so had both rooms, and I have to say that both were equally appealing (although perhaps the bedroom in the cellar just had the edge!)
The B&B is ideally situated in the centre of Utrecht, but on a quiet stretch of the canal. We loved De Vossenpoort so much that we would go back to Utrecht just so that we can stay there again. I can't recommend this place highly enough - you must stay there if you're in the area! We will certainly be going back there again.

Room Tip: REYNAERT - beautiful room, the bedroom being down some windy steps into the cellar area ZORRO - ups...
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  • Stayed April 2012, 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
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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

This bed&breakfast has everything that you could wish for! It's located in the centre of Utrecht, a stone throw away from stores, restaurants, trains, busses and taxis. The owners renovated it with a great eye for detail. We stayed in room Zorro, which is super quiet. The beds were comfortable, the bathroom modern and clean, the little kitchen fully equiped, a nice sitting area and a balcony. Hans, the owner, is very friendly and is very helpful to give you tips about the city. We can only higly recommend this place and hope to come back!

  • Stayed May 2012, 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
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The Hague
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

We spent one night at De Vossenpoort last week and had a wonderful time. The atmosphere of the apartment is very welcoming and you can tell by each detail that the owners went to great lengths to furnish the place, it looks lovely and is very comfortable. We enjoyed a nice breakfast and left Utrecht well-rested and happy, thanks also to this unique B&B and its hospitable owners. If the sun had been out, we would definitely have made good use of the nice terrace, but unfortunately not all things in life can be arranged for. But whatever the owners could contribute, they have certainly put into their B&B. I would highly recommend this place and look forward to our own return visit!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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 April 22, 2012

We are three adults who recently spent six nights in Utrecht. We chose Utrecht - a quick thirty-one minute train ride from Schiphol airport - over Amsterdam as a base from which to explore the parts of the Netherlands we had not yet visited. The Bed & Breakfast De Vossenpoort is extremely well located - a relaxed ten minute walk from the train station from where it is possible to travel easily to Leiden, Haarlem, Amsterdam, Amersfoort, Rotterdam, Den Haag, and virtually every other major destination, as Utrecht is a central hub of the Dutch train system and has extensive bus service, as well. The De Vossenpoort Bed & Breakfast is a relaxing, quiet retreat from the bustling city. We stayed in the "Reynaert" unit which proved perfect for three adults. The unit is extremely spacious with its own outside patio, a full bathroom plus an additional W.C., many amenities, and a generous, delicious breakfast each morning. Our hosts, Hans and Ans, could not have been more gracious.

  • Stayed April 2012, 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

The De Vossenpoort is close to the Utrecht Cental station, and there are many restaurants, supermarkets, and even McDonald, Kenturky store near this place. Every morning, I take the tram to the nearby hospital (the St. Antonius Hospital) to attend the conference, and it is convenient to live here. Next time, I hope to stay here longer to enjoy the atamosphere more!
The breakfast is too much for me, I have to tell Hans to give me less. The only suboptimal is the bed. It is composited by two beds, and maybe too soft for me. Personally, I prefer one Queen or King bed!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

I stayed at De Vossenpoort a couple weeks ago, and enjoyed a relaxing weekend. The Zorro apartment is uniquely designed, spacious, welcoming and we only wished we could stay longer..! It is by far the best B&B I have stayed at.
I highly recommend it to anyone looking for impeccable and friendly hospitality, a gorgeous apartment which has everything you need and more, and located right in the center of the city.

Room Tip: We stayed at Zorro on the upper floor,which I personally prefer as there is a lot of light coming in...
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  • Stayed February 2012, 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
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Address: Oudegracht 40E, 3511AR Utrecht, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > Utrecht Province > Utrecht
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 27 B&Bs / Inns in Utrecht
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
De Vossenpoort (Foxgate) is an accredited “Distinctive Bed & Breakfast” of The Netherlands, located in the heart of old Utrecht. It will surprise you as soon as you enter the tranquillity and privacy of the monumental house in the back garden. Atmosphere and design of both suites are very stylish and include all comfort and facilities. A surprising location for a relaxed and interesting stay in Utrecht, right in the heart of Holland. ... more   less 

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