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De Bedstee Hotel
Ranked #121 of 368 Hotels in Amsterdam
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Amsterdam
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Coolest apartment/hotel”
Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

We just arrived but so far it's amazing. It's very nice in the room. We are definitely staying here next time we come to Amsterdam. . Norman is very nice and helpful and funny. . If you are ever in Amsterdam you need to stay here. Lovely apartments. They even give a bottle if prosecco and orange juice.

Stayed August 2014
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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2014

The apartment itself is nice (specially for Amsterdam) and included most of what you would need. We where greated by a nice chap called Kimo. He took time to give us some recomendations of the area and made us feel welcome.

On the down side the suites have steep stairs with no elevator. We where also suprised with a 50€ service charge equal to 30% of what we paid in total. This would feel more appropriate if we stayed here for several days. Wifi is for some reason turned off at 01.00 am

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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NHeemskerk A, Owner at De Bedstee Hotel, responded to this review, July 18, 2014
Thank you for you nice review.
Sorry to hear you you have some issues.
Our building is from 1925 and an art deco historical building. We cannot change the stairs .
The 50,00 Euro service fee is per day or per week, you stay one night .
We ask this so we can guaranty that a suite from 60m2 is 100% clean. It is 3 hours job.
We have a ECO WIFI, 90% less radiation and at night you sleep and you don't want to have radiation. We have also 120MB cable internet and a internet TV 24/7 . More we cannot give
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed July 10, 2014

This place is truly an amazing hotel. The space is incredibly well-designed but practical at the same time. There is so much space!!!! And what a price, specially for Europe. And the location?! OMG, do not get me started on the location: a 4-minute walk to the Van Gogh Museum! And the owner? I loved him. What a great sweet kind helpful interesting character he was! When I go back to Amsterdam, I will most definitely stay here again!

Room Tip: We stayed in the Fire room. It looks over the street and thus slightly noisy, but nothing out of the...
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Green Features: I liked the concept of a gree wi-fi that goes off between 1 and 7 am. It is better for human health!
  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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NHeemskerk A, Owner at De Bedstee Hotel, responded to this review, July 18, 2014
Thank you for your review.
I love people like you to think about heathy living.
WIFI is the same radiation from a microwave, and you know what happen with the food.
We received the Green Leaders Platinum award with all our healthy issues and hope people will do the same home.
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Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2014

After three weeks in Europe in small stuffy hotel rooms we finally got to Heemskerk Suites for our last 4 days in Amsterdam. Norman and Sonia greeted us warmly and explained everything taking time to give us tips and telling us about the neighborhood with a map. The location is perfect with the airport bus stopping just 1/2 block from front door. The museums are just steps out the door. Being able to cook and relax in the big generous suites really was a real plus. Norman exceeded our expectations in all regards. Will stay for sure next trip to Amsterdam.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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NHeemskerk A, Owner at De Bedstee Hotel, responded to this review, July 18, 2014
Thank you for you wonderful review.
I love my job to meet whole the world and we do our best to make the suites as comfortable as we can. It is so nice to see people smile when they open the suite door. That give me energy to live.
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Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

Traveling with 3 people is frequently a hassle when it comes to hotels, so I booked the Heemskerk Suites based on that and the great reviews on Trip Advisor. The reviews were right--we absolutely loved it. First on the list of things to love is Norman! He greeted us when we got there with a map on which he proceeded to mark things we might want to see and good places to eat in the area, and answered our questions. He showed us the apartment and where everything was and explained how things worked. Every morning when we left he greeted us and answered any questions we might have.
The apartments are located in a lovely and very quiet neighborhood. It is very convenient to the trams which stop a few blocks away in front of the Concertgebouw. Right near the tram stop is a supermarket where we did our shopping. And it is very close to two of the great sights in Amsterdam, the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum.
The apartment itself was lovely. We stayed in the Air suite, and loved the balcony. It looks out over a beautiful garden with birds chirping. The jacuzzi tub is terrific after a long day of sightseeing. I slept on the sofa bed which was very comfortable. We also loved the strong and reliable wifi. And since this was in the middle of a month long trip, the clothes washer and dryer were a godsend.
I really can't recommend this place too highly. We enjoyed it immensely! P.S. For lunch, try Le Pain Quotidien a couple blocks away (recommended by Norman)--it has scrumptious salads.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Mountain View, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed June 19, 2014

A big THANK YOU to Norman Heemskerk for offering a wonderful place to stay at a fair rate, and also for offering us many tips on where to go for best canal cruise, best dinners (especially for that hard to find vegetarian fare), and best brewery to visit (no it is not Heineken). The Heemskerk Suites are very comfortable (we slept four adults in the Earth room) and conveniently located next to several bus and tram routes for your easy day ventures through the city. The suites are also located next door to the famous Concertgebouw where we enjoyed the free Wed noon concert. Take bus 197 from Schipol right to the Heemskerk Suites front door and begin the your adventure in Amsterdam! Thank you Norman!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Preston UK
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115 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed June 10, 2014

We have been visiting Amsterdam for more than twenty years and have always used hotels. As there were four of us this time we decided to try two apartments.
This was a really good choice.mthe apartments are he best we have experienced anywhere. A really good situation in the Old South. The neighbourhood feel means we went to plenty of bars and restaurants in the area we wouldn't normally have stumbled upon. the Cafe Welling right across the street was convenient and welcoming. Well situated for the museums and trams into the city.
The apartments themselves are really comfortable, well designed and equipped to the highest standard. We had the Air apartment and used the balcony overlooking a quiet garden to drink the complimentary Prosecco left in the room.
Norman,the owner is always around for a chat and to give any assistance you need. He does a great job.
If you are looking for apartments then look no further.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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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
#5 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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