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All reviews singel canal soft boiled egg top floor rembrandt room bill clinton the red light district spiral stairs anne frank house stay there again bring earplugs breakfast room charming hotel minute walk from the train station three nights breakfast is served internet access late at night
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Reviewed November 10, 2011

We stayed a total of three nights at the Hotel Brouwer during two visits while passing through Amsterdam and had a great time. The building is a converted canal home built in the 16th century. As with most of these old buildings in Amsterdam it has very steep stairs but it also has an elevator. Both of the rooms we stayed in overlooked the Singel canal and had postcard views, the best views were from the top floor room, no surprise there. The rooms were clean with two twin beds side by side to make a double bed, sort of. Bathrooms were were also clean and functional, one of the rooms had a tub and shower, the other just a shower. Our hosts were gracious and allowed us to check in early on both of our arrivals in Amsterdam from overnight flights. Breakfast was also good, coffee great! A computer is available to check email, etc. There was some street noise at night. Not bad on the weeknights but more on the one Friday night we stayed there. I think the street noise will be a problem anywhere in the canal district. If this is a big problem for you then staying at the Hilton may be a good idea. For me it was part of the local color. I would not hesitate to stay at the Hotel Brouwer again.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Tralika
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Reviewed November 8, 2011

I stayed in the Vermeer room for 4 nights, leaving yesterday.
The room was clean and basic with fabulous views out to the Singel. The bathroom was fine. I didn't need much more as we didn't spend a lot of time in the hotel apart from sleeping.
Breakfast was superb. Eggs were cooked from scratch when you showed up at the table, so no dark ring round the yolk. Good coffee, freshly brewed in a cafetiere. You also get a good mature gouda, a baguette and a crumpet.
The location is excellent. Near all the sights, bars and restaurants and right next to the Jordaan.
I paid €100 for a twin but this was almost half the price of some 2 and 3 star accommodation nearby. I'm still completely flabbergasted as to why Amsterdam is the most expensive city in Europe for tourist accommodation. It wasn't always as prohibitively priced.
If you're looking for no frills accommodation that is almost good value then you could do a lot worse than stay at the Brouwer.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with friends
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2  Thank shakespiers
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Reviewed November 7, 2011

My husband and I stayed at Hotel Brouwer in August 2011. Our experience was amazing! The rooms were spotless and lovely. The breakfast was delightful, cheese, jam, eggs, assortment of bread, coffee/tea and orange juice. Staff and owners were helpful and kind. The price was amazing, especially when compared to other B&B's. Hotel Brouwer was not top luxury but it is comfortable, historic and centrally placed to all tourist areas. When we return to Amsterdam, we will absolutely stay here and nowhere else.

A few notes for those who are new to Amsterdam. Yes, Hotel Brouwer is located next door and near a few sex work residences (red light) but don't worry, the ladies won't bite and were quite sweet. Though located on the corner of the Singel canal, we found it quiet at night except for the Tuesday AM trash pick up.

Room Tip: The Rembrandt room! A corner room on the 1st floor. Beautiful views and windows on two sides.
  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank CanadaAdventuress
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Reviewed November 6, 2011

Hi we stayed in this hotel recently, my husband was a bit dubvious walking down to it - we had our first sight of the ladies working in the windows.
The hotel is so central it is literally a ten min walk from central train station, dam square and Anne Franks house. The breakfast was lovely - little touches like warm bread definately added to it, the room was lovely over looking a canal.
The the pros it would not be an true review if i didn't mention the cons...
the lift is tiny! so small i used it once then took the stairs after that. All 57 of them! we counted, also if you are a light sleeper prob not the best place for you, the outside street starts coming alive early in the morning and although the windows are charming they are not great at keeping the noise out!
All in all a lovely hotel so different from a big souless generic hotel,

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank scirish4
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Reviewed November 3, 2011

While I would agree that the location of this hotel is good, travellers should be aware that this is a one-star hotel. We were unaware of this when we booked it and the room tells the story. We were booked in the Vermeer room and I imagine that other than the bathroom, nothing in the room has changed since Vermeer was alive. It is small, there is no comfortable place to sit, only a desk chair. Oh yes, there is a tiny TV. On the plus side, the staff is very helpful and the facility is clean and there is free internet. There are about 4 red lights on the block, one next door but that really didn't bother us although it may offend some. It is located on a busy street and is quite noisy during sleeping hours.
We did find a good restaurant with excellent food and very reasonable prices that is very close to the hotel called Seasons.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank jandn
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