We spent two nights here, in late July. Karel was great, made sure we had a map and oriented us to the area. He stocked the kitchen with delicious breakfast food (it's exactly what everyone says and is well stocked).
Along a tram route directly from the airport, easily accessed. We walked the first day and rented Karel's two bikes the next day. It is a bit of a walk to anywhere but the Museum Plein area, but walking is a good way to get oriented. No problem with the location, but don't think you will be near all of the action, other than the museums. It was very convenient to get around on the bikes that Karel had, not having to travel to a bike rental place and then rent and return the bikes at the end of the day and then make your way back to the hotel for the night. There are only two bikes available, but it worked for us.
We really appreciated that we could use the kitchen to prepare our evening meal. I wish that other guests would take better care of the teflon pans, as the teflon is wearing away, but they still work, and we were so glad to have them.
We loved sitting out on our balcony, it was just lovely. Beds and bedding was very comfortable, towels were good. Bathroom was clean and neat. Just what we needed. We were three in the clock room, and had plenty of room even with the rollaway bed. I'd definitly stay here again.
- 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