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“Better than a hotel stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Eelhouse B&B

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Eelhouse B&B
Ranked #40 of 328 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Better than a hotel stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2011

The Eelhouse is a much nicer place to stay than most much more costly hotel rooms. My wife and I stayed for a week in October and were happy with everything. The owners Jasper and Vera are really nice and helpful with everything one might need. If looking to stay in the Jordaan it would be hard to find a nicer place. Our stay far exceeded my expectations and I unreservedly recommend to others.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
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Seattle
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2011

My wife and I stayed at the Eel House for 2 nights on our way from Seattle to Johannesburg in October. What a find! Sunny room with nice view of park/playground and very close to good bars and resturants, excellent breakfast brought to the room, free wine and beer, juice and water in the mini fridge. Comfortable bed, good shower and only a 20 minute walk from the central train station. We took the train from Schipol Airport to the Amsterdam Central station - about $6 and 20 minutes. Vera, our host, arranged a cab back to the airport for a really good rate. We will definately stay here again when we stop over on our next trip. Note: very steep narrow stairs make this a challenge for anyone with mobility problems or with small children. Can be difficult to locate. Get walking directions from Vera.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2011

This place is incredible and located in the heart of the Jordaan district of Amsterdam, within walking distance of just about everything!

We stayed in the top floor room during our month long trip to Europe. The windows look out onto the neighborhood street and across the tops of the buildings, making it a very romantic setting.

What makes this place so special is the care and attention of the owners - Jasper and Vera. They are ridiculously friendly and really do care about their lovely property. Each morning, they would climb the stairs to our room with a huge continental breakfast in hand. The daily breakfast was definitely one of the highlights of our trip (and saved us a lot of money eating out!!!) Also, they have the best coffee / coffee maker I have ever experienced in a hotel / B & B. Great tasting coffee to go with the awesome breakfast - what a perfect start to the day!

Although the Eelhouse is a B & B, it offers excellent privacy with your own separate entrance.

To be honest, we can't think of a better place to stay in Amsterdam! Thank you Jasper and Vera for making our trip so memorable.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2011

We emailed the Eelhouse asking for a room and were told they were full. However, the owners offered a furnished apartment a few blocks away that they also own. We stayed there for 3 nights. This was an excellent option. It had a full kitchen and separate bedroom, all for a reasonable price. You don't get an included breakfast (since you are several blocks away from the actual B&B), but with the full kitchen we didn't really need someone to make us breakfast. We just picked up milk, juice, etc at a nearby store.
The apartment was fully furnished with a comfortable sofa and flat screen TV-- great for relaxing after a day exploring Amsterdam. The local area is bustling enough that we felt perfectly safe walking back at night, but its not so busy to be noisy at night like some of the central hotels. It was about a 20 minute walk from the train station and central Amsterdam; and only a 5-10 minute walk to the Anne Frank House. There were plenty of good restaurants nearby. Would definitely ask about this option if you are looking into B&B's in Amsterdam.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2011

Great neighborhood: quiet but lively relaxed street scene and excellent restaurants a short walk away. Hosts very helpful and friendly, and free mini bar in room. Bkfst enough for Breakfast and lunch for us so a really good value as well. Only potential down side is stairs. Would not have been a problem except my wife hurt her knee during our trip so 4 flights of steep narrow stairs was a bummer. Potential guests with mobility issues need to be aware. Otherwise close to perfect for us.

  • Stayed July 2011
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Norway
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227 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2011

This b & b in Amsterdam is just perfect!
Very nice rooms with splendid view to Westerkerk.
In the fridge water, jucie, beer and wine free to use!
Coffemaker with very good coffe
Lovely breakfast served at the room.
The Jordaan area is very nice and quiet, but with a lot of cafes and restaurants.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2011

We stayed at the Eel House for 2 nights and loved our stay! The B&B is in a quiet residential neighbourhood of Amsterdam called Jordaan. It is definitely the place to stay in Amsterdam, rather than the over touristed area. It is about a 10 minute walk from the train station. The hosts are a lovely young couple, who are very friendly and welcoming, they also have two beautiful cats. The rooms are up a very steep and historic staircase, so not so good for the unfit. Our room had windows on 2 sides overlooking a lovely park and other historic buildings, with lovely window boxes of colourful flowers. It felt like our own apartment for 2 days. Breakfast is served in your room at a time that suits you, which is fantastic. The breakfast was beautiful, traditional dutch style, with lots of breads, cheeses, fruit and a coffee machine in your room to make as much coffee as you like. Everything is walking distance, but you must get a dutch style bike and explore Amsterdam the right way! We would HIGHLY reccommend this beautiful B&B to others, just wonderful!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Eelhouse B&B
Address: Tweede Lindendwarsstraat 21, 1015 LH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Jordaan
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 328 B&Bs / Inns in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A charming and small guesthouse in the heart of Amsterdam. A lovely historic neighborhood, across the street from a square. Modern rooms, each with bath and a french balcony. ... more   less 
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