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Seven Bridges Hotel
Ranked #87 of 372 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 20, 2012

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.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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20  Thank Wise_Eagle
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

A typican canal front house, a modest facade in an area that reeks of history and tradition! A friendly face in the reception, a steep and winding staircase leading up to room 9 at the very top of the house. Gotta love the personality this place has!
Unfortunately, breakfast in the room was not available during our stay (due to staff shortage), but a couple very nice breakfast/lunch places were recommended, not more than 10 minutes' walk away.
Good standard on the cleaning, good bathrooms. Nothing negative to say ay all, really - just be aware that the stairs are long, winding and narrow, and may be a challenge to some!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Frode I
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Reviewed August 11, 2012

This is a small hotel with lots of personality in each room. Make sure you ask the owner for recommendations for dining. We spent 2 nights in cold rainy December. The location was perfect for being able to walk everywhere we wanted to go. The room was a wonderful warm place to rest our weary feet at the end of the day. Many restaurants are an easy walk. We overlooked the canal and the owner is fun to talk to about the history of the hotel, his renovations and the history of his antique/art furnishings.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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5  Thank Jocelyn A
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Reviewed August 9, 2012

We spent 3 nights at the Seven Bridges while visiting Amsterdam in early July. The hotel is actually a small converted "Canal House". The location is perfect, right by the canal and near to the center of things while still being in a quiet location. The room was beautifully decorated with antique furnishings, and the management was helpful and friendly. Our room had a pleasant little outside terrace, perfect for sitting outside with a pre-dinner drink.
The only possible drawback (not for us) might be the steep, winding staircase providing access to the upstairs rooms. These staircases are an architectural feature of the classic Amsterdam Canal House, but might be difficult for an elderly person to negotiate.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 3, 2012

This small hotel is really more like a B&B with personal attention and quirky but comfortable ambiance.We stayed in Room C in their adjacent building so we did not get the breakfast, however we did get a room with two separate sleeping areas which was ideal for our family of three. The room was clean, comfortable, and very quiet--even though it overlooks the canal. There are wonderful restaurants around the corner on Utrechtstraat, including a great juice place and a huge Starbucks on the very busy Rembrandtplein just a block away, which were perfect for breakfast. There's also a very good Italian restaurant on the corner where we ate two nights!We didn't have much interaction with the hosts (by our own circumstances) but when we did they were very helpful and friendly. The hotel is very convenient to two tram stops but is also within walking distance of most major attractions. Overall a lovely place, well-located, and excellent value for your money, particularly if you want to have the Amsterdam canal house experience. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 30, 2012

Absolutely charming, thoughtfully appointed, well-priced and well-located property in the canal zone with easy access to public transportation. Accommodating innkeepers/owners iced the cake. After two weeks in northern europe, staying in comparably or slightly higher-priced properties, this was the prize winner. Unhesitatingly recommended!

Room Tip: Some rooms are a bit tight; I suggest requesting assistance with room selection if space is a premiu...
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 26, 2012

For our wedding anniversary, we treated ourselves to our first visit to Amsterdam and were thoroughly captivated by the city. Seven Bridges was part of the magic - beautiful building in an excellent location, and efficient, considerate hosts. From here we were able to walk to everything of interest, and although it is situated on a quiet, peaceful stretch of canal, busy Rembrantplein is only steps away. Even the much-maligned stairs added to the ambience! This hotel is a true gem, and we will certainly be back!

Room Tip: Room 6 with canal view was superb.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Seven Bridges Hotel

Address: Reguliersgracht 31, 1017 LK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel) , Rembrandtplein
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#18 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#42 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#47 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range: $106 - $307 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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 
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