We live in the Netherlands but chose to go stay in an Amsterdam hotel for a weekend to explore and enjoy the city. We wanted a small, boutique hotel in the centre and that's why we ended up at the Seven Bridges Hotel.
This lovely city-centre building sits in a row of typical canal houses overlooking the junction of several canals and of course their bridges which are illuminated at night to create a very pleasant scene.
The hotel's rooms of which I think there are nine, are decorated with antiques in a warm and bright style. They boasted many beautiful features but didn't give the feeling you couldn't relax and live within these surroundings without tiptoing around.
The Seven Bridges is a brisk ten minute walk from the Museumplein and five minutes in the other direction from Rembrandtplein, ie: an excellent location. On arriving in the city we walked from the central train station with our hand luggage to the hotel and that took about 25 minutes. Of course buses, taxis and trams are also easily available.
There was a lovely bowl of fruit and chocolates on the table when we arrived in our room. Plus some fresh milk and fruit juices in the fridge. We asked for and got coffee/tea-making facilities in our room aswell. Wifi was fine and they would lend you a laptop if you didn't bring your own device. There were no elevators so up and down the typical Dutch staircase was required, which may not suit less agile people. The hotel has no bar or lounge for guests but a great selection of bars are available within a short walking distance.
Our room faced the canal at the front of the building. A Dutch 'coffee shop' was next door so there was quite some noise drifting up at night until the early hours, especially when we left the windows open. A room at the back if possible, would give a lesser view but also less audible chatter from weekend socialising down on the street.
Excellent service from our friendly hosts. Breakfast available in the room for EUR10, but not necessary as there was plenty to choose from in the area. We paid EUR125 per night which was a fairly reasonable rate for this last-minute weekend booking. All in all we were very pleased with our choice.
- 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