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“A true home away from home”
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De Bedstee Hotel
Ranked #126 of 369 Hotels in Amsterdam
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“A true home away from home”
Reviewed September 11, 2013

The location is very central and unique. The apartment welcomes you and you feel very safe. There is a supermarket which is really close and Dam square is just 10mins by Lyne Bus. I will definitely suggest it for anyone looking for a relaxing holiday in Amsterdam. Bus 197 from the airport stopping at Museum Plein drops you just 2 mins away from the apartment. Look forward to be back again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Westport CT
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

All in all this apartment was a great find. Returning to Amsterdam for a family wedding Norman and Sonia welcomed us warmly and everything felt like "home." We could walk to the shops, visit great cafes and museums and, all important, prepare for the nuptials of our daughter as if we were truly home -- so much better than getting ready in a hotel! We would definitely stay here again even if no one was getting married!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Stuttgart, Germany
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

A wonderful stay. Norman and Sonia are very polite and we felt very comfortable immediately after our arrival.
Norman spend some time to explain his amazing city and gave some really nice tips for delicius dinner.
The apartment, we booked, the fire suite was excellent. The whirlpool sessions were very relaxing.
We are going to stay again. This time we would book the Air Suite with balcony.
Norman and Sonia thanks for this fantastic time at your home.
Greetings from Stuttgart
Tatjana & Marco

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

excellent location, lovely bottle of champangne and biscuits awaiting, more than any other hotel had in place, very close to rijks museum and van gogh musems, close to supermarket, and a few local shops. Two minutes walk to the tram, either no 16 or 24 to Amsterdam central which took about 15 minutes. The owners are very friendly and warm, nothing was a problem, very comfortable unit, good free wifi. Very quiet. We have stayed here twice during our 3 months overseas and would stay again if we returned. Loved it. After staying in hotels across the country it was nice to come back to the unit and relax and be able to do our washing. Thanks again Sonia and Norman, you have a wonderful place, keep up the good work.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brantford, Canada
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

This place is amazing. As others have noted, the location is fantastic. Around the corner from the Museumplein (Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Concert Hall, etc.); and on a regular bus line that's 20 minutes to Schipol and a tram line that's no more than 15 minutes to Central Station.

The owner Norman Heemskerk is a joy. He's run the place forever and is very proud of what he's created. He provided us with a very helpful orientation when we arrived and was always happy to chat when we ran into him while coming and going.

We (husband, wife, two teenage boys) stayed in the Earth room and we loved it. The boys were comfortable sleeping on the pull-out sofa. My wife and I had our own room with a two-piece bathroom and the main bathroom with rainshower head was a real treat. The kitchen had everything we needed and with a Albert Heins grocery store a five-minute walk away we were able to save a lot of money on breakfasts and a few dinners. We also liked the sunlights so much that we're thinking of putting some in our own home.

All in all, if you're looking for something on a personal scale that can function as a self-sufficiency, this could be the place for you.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Volendam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

Heemskerk suites is a real jewel in Amsterdam, located just few minutes away from the Van gogh and the Rijskmuseum and in a really classy and elegant neighbourood.
I booked the Earth suite with my girlfriend for her birthday. Could not be more perfect, perfectly clean, fresh and comfortable.
Fresh flowers on the table a fresh bottle of Prosecco in the fridge and the amazing friendly welcome of Norman and his staff. We felt immediately home.
A quiet, clean, relaxing, spacious, fantastic gem in Amsterdam
Thank you for making our stay special!

Room Tip: The earth suite is silent, with a functional kitchen and a bid living room.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, Norman and Sonia were fantastic hosts, very friendly and always willing to give us advice and tips for our trip. Accomodation was stunning, very clean, stylish and spacious with a few personal touches thrown in to make our stay more pleasant. In terms of location I don't think this could be any better, classy neighbourhood and within walking distance of everything. However, there are lots of transport options on the doorstop if you need them. I would also recommend a visit to Cafe Welling opposite the apartments, a traditional 'brown cafe' serving great beer and good conversation. A real slice of old Amsterdam. Thanks again to Norman and Sonia for making our stay so pleasant. We'll definitely be back to stay with you again. .

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Property: De Bedstee Hotel
Address: Jan Willem Brouwersstraat 25 | Amsterdam Centre, Museumplein, 1071 LH Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Formerly Heemskerk Suites- Adults only)
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Amsterdam
#3 Best Value Hotel in Amsterdam
#5 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#10 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#37 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — De Bedstee Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bedstee Hotel is a new concept that recreates the style of capsule hotels in a real Dutch vintage tradition: sleeping in a closet. The hotel has 30 comfortable and private Bedstee boxes, only for adults, totally renewed, in 2017. All the bedstee will welcome you in a relaxing and informal sphere. Each box has a double and luxe bed, a closet for cabin luggage, led mood light and media panel for recharging your phone. Bathrooms are separate for men and women; the showers, in Delfts blue style, have a powerful rain shower and eco-all natural toiletries. The hotel has a bar and eating room, completely vegan/vegetarian and organic and it is situated in the most exclusive neighborhood of Amsterdam and located in an historical building in authentic architectonic style "Amsterdamse School" (Art Deco). The location is ideal, in the beautiful and quiet surroundings of the museum district where you can find the Van Gogh Museum, Rijks Museum and the Museum of Modern Art, all located next to the Museumplein. The famous Vondelpark is just around the corner. For some exciting nightlife you can visit the Leidseplein, which is within only ten minutes walking distance. Supermarkets or street markets are 5 to 10 minutes walking. We will provide you with all the information you may need and we can also book any tour for you. Stay cozy, stay convenient, stay Dutch. See you soon at De Bedstee Hotel!! ... more   less 
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