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“Great B & B in Museum District of Amsterdam” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Between Art and Kitsch B&B

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Ranked #130 of 331 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
Miami Beach, Florida, USA
1 review
“Great B & B in Museum District of Amsterdam”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2010

This is a great, quiet and comfortable bed & breakfast in Amsterdam. Very nice residential neighborhood. The cafes and nearby hang-outs were all very local....not a lot of tourists in this quiet area, right near all the museums and an easy bike ride or tram ride to the city center. Irene is a great host and was always willing to answer a question or make a recommendation. Comfortable room, bed and accommodations. We will stay here again the next time we are there. Not far from quality coffee houses as well!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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dubai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2010

Nice B&B with a distinctive home feel to it. I have very much enjoyed my stay there for two nights. Located in a nice residential area, not far from the city centre. It's only a few stops away by a tram. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Kitchenette is handy and gives you much needed flexibility when and what to eat. Recommended to those who are looking to have a nice and relaxing city break. Would love to come back and write more. Thank you, Irene. Your friends from Moscow.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank korund69
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Barcelona, Spain
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2010

When finally arriving at this B&B, (the location is far from all the interesting points in Amsterdam apart from several museums), we were met with a small entrance hall filled with junk.

The rooms are fine, the minimum requirements of cleanliness are met, but the kitsch aspects borders on junk. The bathroom sinks are so tiny that it is impossible not to splash water all over the floor.

We only had breakfast the first morning as it was not very appealing. An assortment of breads, jams, eggs, concentrated juice, instant coffee and teabags pretty much sum up the offering.

The endless, narrow staircases would definitely be a problem for people that have mobility problems or are of a mature age.

Of the three rooms, only one really gives onto the canal, the other two are around the corner and you have to stretch your neck pretty far to get a glimpse of the water.

All in all, the place is quite disappointing and way over-priced. We were charged about double what this was really worth. I've stayed at hostels that were nicer.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank Vera C
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Ba-Qubah Iraq
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2010

This is a hidden gem for sure. My hostess was fantastic, friendly, and knowledgeable. The B&B is located in a quiet part of Amsterdam but very accessible to all the hot spots. Right behind the Rijksmuseum and the Heineken Brewery, just s short walk or tram ride to the center of the city.

I highly recommend Between Art and Kitsch B&B to any and all visitors to this wonderful city. You will be treated like family in a warm and friendly home with a great view of a quaint little canal full of boats and people.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled solo
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Thank KravMike
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Boulder, Colorado
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2010

Overall we had a good experience here. The owner was very friendly and helpful, and the B&B location is just a relatively short walk from museums and the central Amsterdam canals. Very quiet neighborhood -- right on a canal. Our room was small, with one of the smallest bathrooms I've ever experienced, but the room was clean and reasonably comfortable. However, we were on the 3rd floor and to carry our luggage up 2 long, steep flights of stairs. The continental breakfast was adequate, but nothing special.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank rickpow
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Beaverton,Oregon
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2010

We were 2 parties of friends/co-workers traveling at 2 different ,overlapping dates. One part of our group stayed 6 nights and the other stayed 12 nights.
We booked quite far ahead, and had many emails with Irene to work out the details.
Irene was very helpful and steadfast in her commitment to us.
We felt this B and B was a real find both in price and in charm.
It is not your normal hotel stay at all..much different and more memorable. Who has a stuffed peacock in their living room, anyway!
We were not intimidated by the "Dutch stairs" and found them easy enough, even after we had trapsed around the counrty-side for 12 hours each day.
On one floor we passed through on the Dutch stairs there is cigarette smoke which is a shock to the nose, but it dissapates at the next floor.
The location is quiet and in a real neighbohood where there were so many cozy and excellent restaurants. (to be reviewed elsewhere). We could walk to the Rijks Museum and to the Van Gogh Museum which is open until 10pm on Friday nights.
We could also walk to the Leidesplain where there is much entertainment as well as Canal tours. In the other direction is the Heinekin Experience. Trams are easily negotiable and accessible. And one is near the Albert Cuypt Market which is open each day save Sunday
I think back on the Between Art and Kitsch stay...fondly.
KN....Oregon....party of 4

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with friends
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Thank KarenN48
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chicago
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2009

Coming off the end of a very busy and tiring trip in Ukraine I decided to stop in Amsterdam for a few nites on the way back to the US. What a welcoming and lovely place this is!! The owner Irena greeted me upon arrival and showed me to my room, which was the smallest of the three she has, but it was perfect for me, as I was alone. Irene is a wonderful hostess and will help you in any way she can, but also gives you your space, which is so great!
My room might be too small for two, but the other two rooms are large, and perfect for a couple. One of the bigger rooms would be great for three as it has an extra bed, and is huge! All three rooms are on the top floor, alone, with lots of privacy. Their is a shared kitchen, with fridge, hot plate, toaster, and everything you need to make a bite to eat, as well as coffee, tea, condiments and cutlery. The folks staying there at the same time as me were cooking, so it is a great way to save some cash if you do not want to eat out every meal. The rooms are unique in a classic artsy style, antiques and collectables, with good artwork. The location is superb, behind the museums, Everything is walkable, and two streets over has every kind of restaurant you can imagine, thai, indian, middle easter, italian, and the awesome local flea market is five minutes, with great deals to be had. This is not a touristy area, yet you can be in the middle of it all in no time wither by walking (which I did) or public trans.... and I loved the peace and quiet after a day of walking. I will stay here again, I feel like I have found a gem.......

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled solo
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Thank traceymill
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Property: Between Art and Kitsch B&B
Address: Ruysdaelkade 752, 1072 AL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > De Pijp , Stadsdeel Zuid
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Ranked #130 of 331 B&Bs / Inns in Amsterdam
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Number of rooms: 2
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