If you're the type of person who wants to feel as if you're home, even when away from home, you stay at The Collector. My boyfriend and I just returned from Amsterdam two days ago, my intention was to book a couple of days at The Collector, then switch to another hotel closer to town...but the reviews were all so stellar, I decided to book our entire 6 night stay at Karel's place.
I can't say one negative thing about the Collector.
The location is perfect, although it is considered to be in the outer "Museum" area, it's so close to everything. The Tram stop is right out side his door, and tons of other tram stops are around every corner. It's just a ten minute walk to the Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum, the famous Concertgebouw is even closer.. and restaurants...sheesh, there are too many! Karel will certainly give you lots of good recommendations.
Karel stocks the fridge with goodies for you to cook with every morning, and you're free to cook whenever you feel like it. We even used his kitchen for our own stuff we bought at the Albert H. market around the corner. The beds are very comfortable, fitted with fluffy white bedding, the rooms have an adjustable heater, balcony and immaculate bathrooms. You get your own key to the front door, so you can come and go as you please.
I'll join everyone else on this review list and say that, for sure, I'll be back to stay at the Collector.
Thank you Karel!
- 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