We Loved and Hated the Seven Bridges
The location is really great. Couldn't be much better. It is a very short walk to Rembrandt Square and many restaurants located in all directions. It is an easy walk to most of the museums and places tourists want to see. If you are into vegetarian or Indonesian food, Seven Bridges is well located.
The view out our window overlooking the canal and street corner was wonderful. The antique furniture was interesting and gives the place character. The owner couldn’t be nicer or more accommodating. The place has an old world charm that is tough to match.
Our room had a small refrigerator, basic utensils and a coffee/tea-making appliance.
I assume all canal houses have really steep staircases. I thought the one we stayed in last year was steep. The staircase to our room at Seven Bridges couldn’t be any steeper and have people climb it without ropes. Any more than a light, small suitcase is going to be a challenge.
The bed was … the type you want for guests in your home. Good enough for a night, maybe two and after that your guests want to move on. It was a foam mattress over a steel frame that seriously sags in the middle of each side (rail down the center). Without our traveling foam roller and yoga each morning, I don’t know if we could have survived the bed.
No breakfast. In our European experiences, breakfast has usually been included. Breakfast included with rooms is so common; we didn’t even think to ask before we came.
Mosquitoes. This was the worst. The proprietor gave us a little warning about using the screens when the windows are open due to mosquitoes, which we did religiously. The only exception was the little window over the shower that we left open when showering. Can’t figure out how they got in but there were mosquitoes buzzing and biting us every night. We left with a dozen bites each with half of them on the head, neck and face. Bring a mosquito coil.
Cab drivers didn’t know the place so be sure to know the address to provide cab drivers.
The street was very noisy very late at night with intoxicated people (mostly males). There is a coffeeshop right next door and maybe the noise was people leaving when it closed. It was annoying and funny at the same time. It didn’t last long but it was every night.
Even though The Seven Bridges is charming and very well located, I doubt we would stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Seven Bridges Hotel is a 300 year old charming canal house at the beautiful confluence of two canals in the historic heart of Amsterdam. Character and atmosphere are created by individually decorated stylish rooms: precious antiques from Baroque, Louis XVI, Empire, Biedermeier to Art Deco, from Sotheby's and Christie's; oriental carpets on wooden floors; handcrafted marquetry furniture - mirrors, tables, beds by a Dutch artisan. Welcome to charm, sophistication and a beautiful ambience inside and outside. The hotel now has AIR CONDITIONING - in all but the "cool" rooms 3 and A. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Seven Bridges Amsterdam
- Hotel Seven Bridges Amsterdam
- Seven Bridges Hotel Amsterdam
- 7 Bridges Hotel