We loved staying here, and although we switched to a fancy hotel towards the end of our trip (we had 2 free nights at the Andaz)-- we missed Camillo and our room at this B&B after we left.
Camillo is tiny and adorable-- when we arrived he immediately took us into his office/sitting room and dropped to his knees with the map on the coffee table to explain to us where everything was and give us tips on eating, transportation, and everything else we had questions about. He then thoroughly explained the room and the bathroom (working the shower, etc.). Coffee and tea is free to make in the rooms, and there was free Wi-fi. The bathroom is shared, but it's plenty big with a nice shower. The bed and pillows were comfy.
Location is perfect-- we walked there from Central Station and could walk to most everything in town as well. Also very close to a tram stop, and of course, easy to bike to. Within close distance are wonderful restaurants, In de Wildeman (a great place for local and Belgium beers-- highly recommend it), and coffeeshops (if that's what you're into). It could be a little noisy at night, but we were there during the World Cup games, so that's expected for somewhere in the centre of Amsterdam when The Netherlands is playing.
And oh, the breakfast. You tell Camillo what time you want it, and he knocks on the door with a tray full of goodies exactly at the time you asked. We had rolls, croissants, meats, cheeses, a beautiful arrangement of fresh fruit, freshly squeezed orange juice, french-pressed coffee with a pitcher of steamed milk, nutella, honey, adorable little jars of jam, and something extra that varied daily-- the first day was fresh mozzarella and tomato, another day was salmon. Our last day, we had to catch an early train to Bruges and told him we wouldn't be there when breakfast hours began at 8, and he showed up early in our room with breakfast anyways. He said "You cannot travel without breakfast here... it is forbidden" in his adorable accent.
The only negatives about the place are that the stairs are rather loud and steep-- but it's a super old Amsterdam building, so that's to be expected.
Very charming, comfortable, and convenient. If we ever head back to Amsterdam, we would book it again without a second thought. We still miss it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Amsterdam Bed and Breakfast CityCenter is just a minute walking from Central Station and Dam square. The romantic and quiet b&b Amsterdam CityCenter is located in the historical center of Amsterdam. Here Camillo likes to make you feel at home. This is your place for a more personal accommodation then a regular hotel. When you wake up, you will expect a rich and delicious breakfast served in room. With free internet Wi-Fi and all tourist information available in our b&b you have all ingredients to discover the best that Amsterdam has to offer. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Citycenter b&b Amsterdam
- Citycenter Bed And Breakfast Amsterdam Hotel Amsterdam