Well this place certainly lived up to expectations. Full marks for location, cleanliness, decor and comfort. Irene makes you feel immediately at home. She is delightfully friendly and helpful. The room was comfortable and spacious. The bathroom was compact but spotless and functional and if I could have taken the tiles home with me... :) The kitchen was well stocked with everything you could need to make a satisfying breakfast. My only real complaint is that the wifi signal on the top floor was extremely weak and tended to drop out regularly. This would be easily fixed with a wifi range extender.
The location suited me perfectly. It's a 5 minute walk to the Museumplein, and a tip for future visitors in the high season - I tended to arrive at the galleries around 10 - 10:30 in the morning and the queues and crowds were minimal. After 3 or so hours in the museums I'd come out to find the queues had grown to painful lengths.
The local neighbourhood, De Pijp, was exactly what I needed. It had a great range of cafes, restaurants and shops, and the balance was far more locals than tourists. Perfect if you prefer to avoid the hustlers and stoned gap-years down around Centraal and the red light district. An easy tram ride away if that's your thing. The local Albert Cuyp street market is handy if unremarkable. My pick of the local eateries are: Quinto (recommended by Irene), Thai Deum, and Moe's for falafel and kebabs.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Between Art and Kitsch is a hospitable Amsterdam bed & breakfast, it's in the middle of the city right between the Museum area and the Quartier Latin. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Between Art And Kitsch Hotel Amsterdam
- Between Art And Kitsch Bed And Breakfast