My husband and I spent seven wonderful days and nights at the Vondel View, and we couldn't have been more pleased with the accommodations. The location is ideal for those who want a quiet alternative to hubbub of Dam Square and the tourist-jammed neighborhoods. The building is only steps from beautiful Vondelpark, a city oasis that leads directly to the Reijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, and other attractions. The Melkweg and a charming cinema, De Uitkijk, are within an easy stroll. The tram, as others have noted, is less than a block away, bringing all of Amsterdam within easy reach.
We stayed in the suite, which provides a lovely parlor in addition to the spacious bedroom and bathroom. All of the rooms are sumptuously appointed, with handsome wardrobes that make you forget that you're living out of a suitcase, unique chandeliers, and other tasteful ornaments. Additional features include hardwood floors, tall windows that bathe each room in light, and the convenience of a personal computer.
Rita, our peerless hostess, provided every amenity that we could wish, from warm greetings to assistance with printing our boarding passes and taxi service to the airport. Most remarkable of all were the breakfasts, so generous that we didn't need to eat again until the evening. Every day Rita varied the menu, from eggs and two types of warm breads to various flavors of juice and jam, a different meat every day, two kinds of cheese, plus special treats that included poffertjies (dainty pancakes), stroopwafels, chocolate sprinkles and other sweets, fresh fruit, and a pot of the most delicious coffee. Even with the tram nearby, we felt compelled to walk as much as possible to try to burn off the fabulous breakfasts and make room for more.
The only drawback is that you might be too comfortable to go sightseeing. Between the huge bed with goosedown duvet and the cozy couch in front of the teevee, we were rather slow in getting started each morning and very happy to come home early. Stay here and feel like a real Amsterdammer!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- B&B Suite Vondel View in Amsterdam: unique in style and comfort and ideally situated in a quiet residential street next to the Vondel Park. Your complete private suite with living room, bedroom and bathroom. ... more less