My wife and I just finished a three city European trip. In each city we stayed at a B&B. I guess it was appropriate that we saved the best for last.
The Boogaard's Bed and Breakfast is certainly in a league of it's own. The quality of the host, building, service, breakfast, accommodation, etc, was top notch from our greeting and introduction to Peter's home to our departure, with presents. Any subsequent B&Bs are going to have a hard act to follow.
The rooms are very comfortable. Everything you need is provided. Outside each pair of rooms is a common lounge with coffee and tea available as well as the afternoon baked goods and comfortable lounge chairs. The morning (included) breakfast is anything but continental. You are provided with more hot and cold foods, juices, coffee, tea, etc than you could possible eat. Most freshly prepared by your host. Forget lunch. You will easily be full until supper. Aside from the great food at breakfast was the opportunity to talk to other guests, Peter and locals about our plans for the day. They usually had great recommendations.
Peter provides excellent tips on seeing the city, transportation around the city and other destinations and restaurants. All three of his dinner recommendations were close to the B&B and great. He even made the reservations for us.
My only negative comment would be that the stairs are steep and prohibitive for some. I would have been more concerned if I hadn't just come from two other B&Bs, in London and Brussels, that had the same type of stairs. It's Europe folks. That's how houses were built.
The Boogaard is located between two of the most picturesque canals you can find. It is a quiet residential area that is extremely safe and quiet. You are a short walk to the Central train station, shopping, coffee shops and markets. The Anne Frank Museum is a short ten minute walk away along a beautiful canal.
I have no hesitation giving Peter and the Boogaard B&B my highest recommendation. What a great way to end the trip!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In Boogaard's BnB our luxurious romantic bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and queen size beds are located on first floor with access to a wet and dessert bar. Each roomy bedroom has a flat screen television, Firer place with seating area, comfortable leather chairs, writing desk complete with an iPad with free wireless internet, beautiful antique armoire and a bookcase filled with guide books and maps. Guest have access to the wet and dessert bar filled with free soft drinks plus tea and coffee service. For the first time we are offering central air-conditioning in our rooms to ensure the perfect sleep during the summer months. The rooms are decorated in a classic and comfortable style which Boogaard's has become known for, and they will have luxurious larger bathrooms, each with a large walk-in shower and a rain shower feature, marble wash basins and heated towel racks. On our roof top terrace, you can enjoy the view of the old city while relaxing in our beautiful deck chairs around our garden and you can enjoy the outside wet bar. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Boogaard`s b&b
- Boogaard`s Hotel Amsterdam