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“Unexpected, in the best way you can imagine” 5 of 5 stars
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Posthoorn
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Noordeinde 43, 1141 AG Monnickendam, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #2 of 3 Monnickendam B&B and Inns
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“Unexpected, in the best way you can imagine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Monnikendam is a charming village close to Amsterdam. And Hotel Posthoorn is a gem within the heart of the town. Only a few rooms, individually decorated. You may find them a little kitchy with lots of stuff standing around, but feel comfortable anyways once you drown in dozends of pillows.
And the greatest thing about Posthoorn is located on the ground floor: its restaurant!
Far away from what you usually can expect from Dutch cuisine, this kitchen really is worth a detour.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

My boyfriend took me away for a surprise 2 night stay for my 30th birthday. I was SO impressed with this hotel. We arrived on a Monday - we had already been told the restaurant would be closed so it wasn't a surprise to us but we had a lovely meal on the harbour anyway so it was no bother. The staff couldn't have been more helpful, we were upgraded to a private suite at no extra cost - I can't find the name of it on the hotel website but rather than being in the hotel itself it was next door, with your own private entrance. The room was stunning - huge shower, roll top bath, king size bed.
We had a lovely continental breakfast each morning - which perhaps is considered basic by some people's standards but it was lovely fresh meat, cheese, pastries, freshly baked bread - the kind of thing you expect in Europe.
We dined at the restaurant on our 2nd night and we couldn't fault it - fab service, wonderful food, great wine. We were the last diners to leave and they made no attempt to rush us - it was great.
I'm really shocked at the bad reviews on here as I honestly couldn't fault this place - the little touches like returning to our room after dinner and finding all of the candles had been lit was really nice.
Monnickendam itself is a really quaint little place - we visited during snow and freezing weather but it made it even more special, it felt like a Winter wonderland.

I would return to this hotel in an instant - if you want somewhere where the staff go out of their way to make your stay feel special, and a great hotel in a beautiful setting, then this is your place.

  • Stayed January 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012 via mobile

Visited in august in a suite. Not too bad rooms. But the walls need repainting and a lightbulb didnt work. Toilet next to the shower isnt optimal. The royal breakfast was pretty damn basic with no fruit or cerial what so ever. Also dont expect any service on monday evenings because there isnt a single member of staff in the hotel. Restaurant is good but serves pretty slow and with a wine arrangement we still had to pay for every refill we had making slow service pay off big time. It was a highly expensive experience we will not likely repeat.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

I picked the Posthoorn for its fine dining arrangment when I wanted to take my boyfriend on a surprise weekend for his birthday. The staff were all adorable and helpful, the food was an excellent surprise (we both work in a 2Michelin star restaurant but the cooking was pretty much just perfect) and the bedroom was cosy, and very prettily arranged, with the bathtub in the bedroom rather than the bathroom which was a partitioned-off shower and loo. We thouroughly enjoyed stay, and decided that next time we'd make it at least two nights.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2011

According to website pictures - this hotel should have been in the top line of boutique hotels and its ambiance. This is the hotel and restaurant. Breakfest was very very nice, we didn't have dinner only because we wanted to spend less but judging by breakfest and the dinner menu - dinner would have been awesome.
I think most of their profit comes from the restaurant, and rooms are overlooked by the management. I am guessing when hotel was opened - the rooms were great and up to class. We stayed in Sistserman's suite and Admiral room. 1st impression when you enter hotel is that nobody swipps the floors- the entrance between the entrance doors was filled with leaves and whatnot. In addition, what detracted from the expirience of the rooms are scratches on the walls from suitcases and wierd spots on the walls all over in both rooms. Since there are candles in the rooms - i am assuming it is the spots from the candle wax but when you see it - it looks more than inpleasant. One can say that these are minor details and they would be right. But it detracts from the expirience of the boutique feel and otherwise calling this hotel a little gem and creates a worn out feeling, needing a face lift. Also, it is misleading - there is a very little view of the harbour form admiral suite, but you can see it a little bit. The hotel is not on the harbour. There is a church nearby- bells ring every so often. Monnikendam is pleasant and quite little town.

Room Tip: sistermanns suite was better than admiral room
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2010

The hotel was absolutely beautiful. It was small but very charming.
We stayed in the sistermans suite, which was a spatious room with a very nice big bathroom with huge bad and seperate shower.
We had the romantic arrangement so they decorated the room with candles.
We had dinner there: a real joy!! Great food, nice complimentary wines : really worth the money !
Our breakfast was brought to our room, very good, more than enough food.
It included fresh orange juice and a glass of champagne.
We are definitely going back to the posthoorn hotel !!!

  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Additional Information about Posthoorn

Address: Noordeinde 43, 1141 AG Monnickendam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Monnickendam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Monnickendam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Posthoorn 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
It is no surprise that the Dutch royal family appreciates the truly unforgettable pampering to be had at the Posthoorn – a unique place, where history and pure indulgence have gone hand in hand since the Napoleonic Era. The Posthoorn cannot be categorized, but excels at offering a melting pot of different styles, with luxury, quality and cordiality as guiding principles. ... more   less 
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