We've spent our Easter holidays at the Casa Luna, which I've had found via an internet research.
At our arrival the hotel owner Maud Verbruggen welcomed us at the door to the front room gallery, where works of different artists and her own works of art are exhibited. She speaks -besides Dutch- English and German.
In a very uncomplicated way we were shown to the room and were explained how to operate the kitchen which can be used by any tenant as long as nobody else gets disturbed. But as the house is a very quiet and calm place there is no danger of this happening.
We've had booked the canal room with a wonderful view over the small Leliegracht. This "street" is situated within the famous belt of canals -between the Herengracht and the Prinsengracht- around the center and close to the quiet and picturesque Jordaan -formerly a poor workmen's quarter- with lots of opportunities to get your everyday necessaties, especially for the breakfast. Everything is also either in walking distance or not far from a tram stop.
But now back to the house (take a look at the homepage www.casa-luna.nl, which gives you a good idea of the place). Although the stairs are Dutch standard and therefore narrow, everything else is extremely spacious. Enough room to even spend a couple of hours in the room during the day without having the feeling of missing something, because you are so wrapped up in real Amsterdam living.
I can really recommend this hotel for non-smoking people who love to spend a romantic and quiet holiday in an artistic and well-designed environment. It is worth every cent of the price asked.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The historic 17th century canalhouse, Casa Luna, in Amsterdam is dated 1616 ( the name comes from the ‘moon embedded in the facade’) , along one of the most beautiful canals and conveniently located in the old historic center of Amsterdam. Casa Luna is within walking distance from public transport and lots of restaurants and museums.It is close to the Anne Frank house and the famous Jordaan, just a short distance away from the central railway station and to the main shopping centers and museums. Casa Luna is perfectly located for travellers who want to explore the picturesque canal area of Amsterdam and like to stay in a tranquil surrounding. You can find Casa Luna on the Leliegracht, between the Keizersgracht and the Herengracht, close to Wester Church. Owner Maud Verbruggen has a Design Studio for visual and monumental art. The entrance hall is used as a galleryspace for presentations and exhibitions of contemporary art and design.TWO ROOMS: 'with a view' on canal or patio.Charming, fully-equipped bedrooms on the most beautiful canal of the 17th century city centre.The rooms consist of a large bedroom, a luxury en suite bathroom with shower, sink and toilet. All bed & bath linens, towels, hair dryer.Casa Luna is a non smoking residence. There is no tv (in the rooms) and no elevator. Be aware that the Amsterdam stairs are like ladders. There are no t.v.’s in the rooms. The whole residence is non smoking, no drugs.The rooms - Canal room and Patioroom - are available from Easter till december. It is advisable to book early. All rates are in euros, per night, excluding 6% VAT. and 5% Citytax.Minimum stay is three nights. Special days: four nights.Breakfast is not included. You can go for Breakfast at several places as close as 3 min. walk. We can offer you breakfast at the best location in the neighbourhood from 8:00 till 12:00. Sundays from 10:00. ... more less
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