My husband and I recently spent 4 nights at Velvet and what a find! David, our host, sent us directions for the short 5 minute walk from the station to Velvet before our arrival in Amsterdam and they were so easy to follow. As he couldn't be there to meet us he gave us instructions as to where to find the key and popped in to see us later that afternoon when he quickly answered our questions and gave us tips on the best things to visit in Amsterdam and getting about both on foot and by tram. He said that if we needed any help or further information we only needed to ask.
He explained that he would bring us our breakfast each morning and would leave it in a basket outside our door and asked what time we would like it to be delivered. When our basket arrived it was full with bread, croissants, jams, cereal, milk, orange juice, and hard boiled eggs together with cheese which had been left in the fridge in our room. Tea, coffee and a kettle were also supplied in the room.
We had the room at the back of the house which was really quiet and, although the view wasn't the best, for the amount of time we spent in there it really didn't matter. The location of the house was perfect. We were around a 10 minute stroll from Dam Square and near to the red light district with plenty of brilliant bars and restaurants within a 5 minute walk. The bed was extremely comfortable and we both slept very well, which is unusual for us when we are away from home.
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and can heartily recommend Velvet. Thank you David for making our stay in Amsterdam perfect and hope to see you again in the not-too-distant future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The accommodation has a private entrance and is on the first floor (without lift) recently renovated canal house, which dates from 1930. I have two room one with canal view and other is on at the back of the house. The room has a private shower and toilet, directly accessable from the room; TV, DVD player, free WI-FI, a double bed, fridge, coffee and tea facilities. Breakfast is served in the room. Weekly and monthly rate available. In this rate breakfast is not included. The B&B is located in the old town centre of Amsterdam, only a 5 minutes walk from Amsterdam Central Station. Most attractions are at walking distance. Museum Square (Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh museum) can be reached within 10 minutes by tram number 2 or 5. From Central Station you can take local trams and buses and national and international train services. The owner speaks English, Dutch and some French.If you have any questions, just ask. Hope to welcome you soon in our B&B. ... more less