Seven Bridges was a truly unique and lovely hotel experience. We stayed there for 5 nights. It was a trip around my husband's birthday and we met up with a group of friends. We stayed at Seven Bridges and so did one of our friends.
First the one negative: As everyone already mentioned, this hotel is in an old Amsterdam canal house and is not going to be a good choice for travelers with mobility problems.
The owners know what kind of business they're running and they're pretty up front about things. "Service" is minimal. Courteous and informative, but if you need lots of assistance, maybe not a good choice. It was perfect for us. Don't get me wrong, the rooms are cleaned spotless and the breakfast is delivered to your room (and is huge!). But you will have to carry your own bags and can't call for room service etc...
I loved this hotel. We stayed in 2 different rooms (No 9 up on the top floor/attic and No 5, the garden room). We also spent some time in our friend's room (can't recall No. maybe 7?)
When we booked, you could only make reservations directly through their website or on the phone. Initially it looked like we would not be able to stay there but then they were kind enough to let us switch rooms because we really wanted to stay there. I recommend booking early - it's a popular place. The owners also do not allow bookings from large groups to avoid noise and partying. As I said, they make it very clear who's running the ship and this may not be to your liking. We did not mind this attitude as it was never impolite or irrational.
All rooms had a lovely and unique atmosphere. Each item in each room was interesting. Whether or not it's to your taste, you can't help but admire the furnishings and the love and care the owners put to decorating. Absolutely a delight!
The location is excellent, you can sit and watch the canal, or step outside and walk around. Amsterdam is a lovely place and no better place to stay than on the canal in my opinion!
The breakfast is huge - you can easily skip lunch. The website has lots of pictures, although in many cases they do not do justice to the rooms. The rates were reasonable for what I consider to be a very lovely and unique hotel stay, which made our trip even more memorable and enjoyable.
If I go back to Amsterdam, I will stay there again. No doubt.
- 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