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“Your home in Amsterdam” 5 of 5 stars
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Ranked #19 of 331 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
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New Orleans, LA
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“Your home in Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Perfect location on the lovely Herengracht Canal. Convenient to museums, attractions, neighborhood markets and cafes. The rooms are impeccable and tastefully furnished and decorated (often with Carlos' impressive artistry!). The attic rooms are charming with exposed beams, warm colors and comfortable banquet seating. The canal facing Jonquil Room has beautiful windows opening to a wonderful view of Herengracht Canal and one of the many bridges of Amsterdam. Carlos and Roelf-Jan are superb hosts that in addition to sharing interesting (and colorful!) breakfast-time conversations with my friends and me, also provided insightful recommendations for museums, tours, neighborhood markets, etc. that made us feel like we were locals.

Now for the breakfasts..... phenomenal! Starting with a fruit smoothie with a touch of ginger and chile pepper for a refreshing start, then on to perfectly brewed coffee with Roelf-Jan's artful froth followed by your personally and individually prepared 5 star breakfast created by Carlos. The fresh mozzarella and tomato bruschetta with truffle and smoked fish and scrambled egg are memorable.

Sunhead 1617 felt like my temporary home while visiting Amsterdam and allowed me to totally escape reality and fully enjoy my vacation.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

We have just come back from 4 nights at the Sunhead and loved it. We visit Amsterdam every year and always stay somewhere different, but I think we may have found our 'go-to' accommodation. The room was gorgeous, full of character, very comfortable with lovely finishing touches. The location is brilliant and within walking distance of everything you need/want/love! I have to say though the thing that really sets this B&B apart is Carlos and his amazing breakasts and company. It was by far the best start to the morning we've had in Amsterdam, gorgeous food, fantastic company and lots of laughter also. We'll definitely be going back and would highly recommend this B&B to anyone wanting something more personal with a very tasty and stylish atmosphere.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

The rooms are spectacular, the breakfast is dreamyץ The rooms are very clean, tastefully decorated and the overall ambience is absolutely amazing. highly recommended!! Plus the location is very good! Close to the Dam Square and alot of tourist locations!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Spent 4 nights here in September 2013. Perfect location for exploring the sites and getting a real feel for the city. Beautiful accommodations and setting not to mention the great breakfasts accompanied by a superb chef and conversationalists. Very close to some nearby restaurants for local cuisine, reasonable and tasty, Bi jons and the Pancake Bakery, a must on your to do list, to avoid some higher end eateries. Would definitely return to Sunhead on a future trip to Amsterdam!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

perfect location, splendid bedroom and wonderful breakfast. But the best is the kindliness of Carlos and Jan. You start the day with happiness after such a breakfast : all is fresh, prepared and cooked in front of you. It was really a great pleasure and has contributed to the success of our stay in Amsterdam.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We had a wonderful time in Amsterdam and staying at Sunhead made our three days there even more enjoyable than we had hoped. Sunhead is inviting from the front steps to the top floor. Carlos and Jan are perfect hosts. The breakfast drinks prepared by Jan started our days with a zing. Carlos is the cook and what a cook he is. Each morning, he delighted us with a new taste treat and lively conversation. Our room was at the top of the stairs. They are steep but led to our own cozy little hideaway. Sunhead's location is near the Anne Frank House and canal boats. We hope to return to Amsterdam and we will surely stay at Sunhead.

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Cambridge, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013 via mobile

We have just returned from a 3 night stay at the fabulous Sunhead B&B and what a delight it was. Carlos and Roelf are brilliant hosts and the breakfasts are as good as all the reviews have mentioned. It feels like you are welcomed guests and not paying customers.

The location is perfect. Everything is in walking distance and it is so peaceful overlooking the Heregracht.

Our room (the Tulip at the top of the house, yes the stairs are narrow but the townhouses are built that way) was beautifully appointed. It had all you need: comfy bed, immaculately clean bathroom and even a coffee machine; there is nothing more you would need.

All I can say is that you'd be mad to stay anywhere else.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Sunhead of 1617
Address: Herengracht 152, 1016 BN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 331 B&Bs / Inns in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sunhead of 1617 is located in the heart of the wonderful 17th century canal district. Built in 1617, it is one of the oldest heritage monument buildings of the Herengracht. The Herengracht is the most beautiful and prestigious canal of lovely Amsterdam. ... more   less 
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