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“Best B&B in Amsterdam, Best Breakfast in Europe!” 5 of 5 stars
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Overtoom 259, 1054 HW Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Vondelpark)   |  
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Ranked #84 of 330 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
Auckland, NZ
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“Best B&B in Amsterdam, Best Breakfast in Europe!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2011

We have just stayed at the wonderful Suite 259 for a conference in Amsterdam. This B&B is perfectly situated on the Overtoom with Tram number 1 outside the door - this tram takes you straight intop the centre of town. The beautiful Vondelpark is next door and the Van Gogh museum is within 15 minutes walk. The best part about this B&B, however, is the owners - Peter and Aziz . They are absolutely fantastic and could not have done more to make us feel welcome and cared for. I had a broken foot and Peter even offered me one of his antique walking sticks to use on the cobbled streets. The apartment (Grand Sahara) was enormous, decorated with antiques and exotic finds from Peter and Aziz's travels, very well equipped, with a kitchenette, 2 bathrooms, a gloriously comfortable bed, and a terrace covered in flowering plants where we could sit and enjoy the sunshine. All furniture and fixtures were high quality. There is a spiral staircase from living room to bedroom but I was able to manage it with a moon boot on! The highlight was our breakfast. Every morning we looked forward to a different treat from Aziz's kitchen. Each day there was a lovely bowl of freshly sliced fruit, plus freshly squeezed orange juice, and little blini-like pancakes with caramel syrup (these are a traditional Dutch dish and are amazingly more-ish). Aziz is from Malaysia and is the most amazing cook. Every morning he produced a different Malaysian inspired breakfast for us. The first morning we had large prawns (shrimps) , eggs, tomatoes and spices. Yum! The next day we had chicken marinated in lime and served in a curried sauce with steamed vegetables; the next day a mince and vegetable dish, and on the last day a fried rice dish with prawns. Every dish was superb - in fact it was the best food we had in Amsterdam - far better than any restaurant.. Peter and Aziz are a great team. Peter is a fantastic source of information about Amsterdam and was very helpful, organizing taxis, printing out train timetables, checking flight schedules - all without us even asking. And as well as that, they are great company and really interesting. Thankyou so much for a wonderful stay.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Jacksonville, Florida
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52 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2011

We stayed in the Grand Sahara Suite in early May. Peter and Aziz are super nice guys – they make you feel like you’re staying at a friend’s place. The suite is very spacious and has a nice patio. The location is good – out of the crowded tourist areas, but convenient; the tram stops one block away. My husband enjoyed jogging in Vondelpark nearby.
Every morning there was a fantastic breakfast spread waiting. Peter would chat with us (and make us laugh – he’s very funny) while Azziz was back in the kitchen making something yummy. During breakfast, their two doves would sing and laugh. We mentioned that we were cat lovers and they were nice enough to go upstairs and bring one of their cats down to meet us.
The breakfast starts out with fresh-squeezed orange juice, coffee or tea, a beautiful bowl of fresh fruit, assorted breads and spreads. Then, Aziz appears from the kitchen with your freshly cooked dishes. Most days he started us off with “Poffertjes” – tiny Dutch pancakes. Then (even though I’m full by then) out comes the main dish. It’s usually Singapore style, since that’s where Aziz is from originally. I remember one dish that was eggs, prawns, and scallions.
Pat and Russ

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank pat1030
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Annandale, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2011

Peter and Aziz were wonderful and helped us with everything we needed! Breakfast was amazing! We stayed in the Grand Suite Sahara which had everything that anyone could need. Great bar down the street "Gollems" with an awesome Belgium trappist beer and food selection. Also a great African place "Abyssinia" within walking distance!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank TimeToTravelTheWorld
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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2011

My wife and I stayed at Suite259.com for 4 nights in late April and couldn't have been happier with our choice. Peter and Azziz are wonderful hosts and really take care of everything for you. We stayed in the Grand Sahara suite which has a lovely patio in addition to a kitchen and living area with a PC downstairs and a very comfortable King sized bedroom upstairs. There are also 2 full good-sized very modern bathrooms. We had warm weather and ended up taking out dinner with wine on the patio several nights from a nearby excellent high quality take-out food place. The breakfasts cooked by Azziz are wonderful and also very different (Singapore influence). The location is perfect- with the trolley 1 block away, the beautiful Vondel Park 1 block away and a lovely short walk across the park to the major museums and Concertbegouw. Hard to beat this.

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Dan1928
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2011

My first visit to Amsterdam, it was lovely. The sites, the views, the canals....and the stay! Peter and Aziz make great hosts, friendly, funny and accomodating. Peter chats you up with great trivia and history on Amsterdam and Suite 259 while Aziz provides a breakfast spread that still has my mouth watering. I would stay here on any return trip to Amsterdam! Thank you Suite 259!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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Thank CSinclaire2011
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Omaha, Nebraska
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2011

My husband and I were traveling with our 24 year old niece and were so fortunate to stay at Suite 259 in the Grand Sahara suite. The two full bathrooms, kitchenette, two separate sleeping areas, and the beautiful patio were more than spacious for the three of us. Peter and Aziz were the most wonderful hosts. We only needed to mention something and it would magically appear. We were talking of our new discovery of Stroopwaffles, and the next morning we each had a package waiting for us at breakfast. This is the norm at Suite 259, Peter and Aziz take such good care of all your needs. From the spacious, clean, beautiful accommodations , lovely flowers, the gourmet breakfasts, to the location that was convenient to everything whether walking or taking the tram this is a wonderful place to call home for your time in Amsterdam. Any future visits we will certainly look forward to staying at Suite 259.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Sinclaire3
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Genoa, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2011

This is our fourth visit to Peter and Aziz B&b . The Suite is always a pleasant surprise : perfect furniture,nice,clean,comfy,delicious breakfast.......what can you ask for more??? After spending some time there you will have this homy feeling and leaving will be difficult! For us ...number one place !

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank taztour
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Property: Suite 259
Address: Overtoom 259, 1054 HW Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Vondelpark
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #84 of 330 B&Bs / Inns in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 2

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