At the door we were greeted by Kees, a charming man, who gave us a tour through the B&B. Everywhere I looked I saw the cutest collections, clogs and other details which Kees told us all about. The room itself was very spacious, well maintained, clean and so was the bathroom. The next morning there was a lot to choose from for our breakfast, such as: pancakes, croissants, eggs, yoghurt and some dutch things, like: eierkoeken en peperkoek. After breakfast we went in to town. There were many busses and trams we could take from across the street. We stayed out until 2 am (on a Tuesday) and even at that time we could still get back to The Collector by public transport. The neighberhood itself felt safe (even for 2 girls to walk in after midnight). So I would definately reccommend everyone to come and stay here!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Collector Bed and Breakfast offers bright, stylish and spacious rooms, each with its distinct own character: one decorated with Amsterdam School (Deco) furniture, the other one with Gispen Dutch Design classics. Both rooms have an ensuite bathroom. There's a guest kitchen for your breakfast around the clock. You will find a well stocked fridge, fresh fruits, a Nespresso coffee machine and lots more. Amenities include bath robes, a hair dryer, toiletries, a safety box, a guest computer to use for internet and email and there's even a bagage storage in case of early arrival or late departure. Here you will be able to freshen up, too. The house dates back to 1914 and is located just behind the Museum square with the Concert Hall (Concertgebouw), the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh and the Stedelijk Museum. The 17th century canal area is just a 10 minute walk from the B&B. There is direct bus line nearby for transfers from and to the airport. Your host Karel Poels is an active collector, who can tell about his different collections with lots of enthusiasm. You will find those collections in the guest rooms and the rest of the house: unique Dutch wooden skates, branded pins, chinaware, you name it! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Collector Bed And Breakfast
- The Collector Hotel Amsterdam