We stayed at Aemstelhuys for two nights the middle of April 2013. It could not have been better. The B&B is very clean, with good bed and bath linens, a generous, unrushed breakfast, and an owner who puts true meaning into the word hospitality. The rooms are comfortable, spacious and pretty, with extra and pleasurable amenities such as a coffeemaker, Dutch cookies and magazines. Lesley Marsh, the proprietor, is welcoming, obviously enjoys her visitors, and gives extra – even loaning umbrellas as needed. Breakfast is generous: juice, fresh fruit, Dutch cheeses, breads, homemade lemon curd, jams and croissants. Dutch pancakes have been known to occur on occasion! The location is just off a main street, but quiet, is close to trams and restaurants, and easy to reach from the railroad station. If I were able to return to Amsterdam I would stay at Aemstelhuys and never at a hotel again. It was a truly comfortable experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Aemstelhuys is an 18th Century townhouse (Grade 11 listed) in the center of Amsterdam. Our very quiet street joins the Amstel River to the Utrechtsestraat which has more than 18 cafes, restaurants and bars. The house retains its features and character but has all modern amenities required for the comfortable stay of our guests. ... more less