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Aemstelhuys Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #20 of 330 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Lovely weekend”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2013

Aemstelhuys B&B is a beautiful historical building in a quiet street, yet only a short walk from bars, restaurants, Prinsengracht and other Amsterdam attractions. Lesley made us all feel very welcome and gave us lots of useful information all of which made my 50th birthday weekend even more enjoyable. The freshly made breakfast was typically Dutch and set us up for a day of sightseeing and shopping around Amsterdam. I would recommend this B&B to friends and family and hope to stay there again in the future.

Room Tip: Request the 'basement' room if you want to have your own front door
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SueCopas
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

Lesley is very welcoming and has a wealth of knowledge about Amsterdam. We were made to feel very welcome in her much loved home. Rooms are a good standard, we stayed in the basement double room with it's own front door which adds to your experience. It was great to stay in a historical building on a cool Amsterdam street. Make sure you purchase a map from Lesley it is the best you can get and is easy to navigate with.

Location is great, easy walking distance to all main attractions and also easy walk to trams if you prefer to do it that way. It is very quiet at night and is close to the best bars and restaurants in town.

We would return without a doubt and would recommend this as the best base to explore Amsterdam.

Room Tip: If we returned, we would choose a higher floored room as they are lighter and the bathrooms are larg...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TWRH
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Fribourg, Switzerland
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

We spent a great time at Lesley's place. The room was decorated with taste and very clean. The location is perfect: it is in the center but still very calm in the evening. And the breakfast was awsome! Very tasty with lot of home-made products. Aemstelhuys B&B is definitly an excellent place to stay!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank LMS1989
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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013

We couldn't have asked for more in this B&B. The location is perfect, the place is clean and very comfortable, the breakfast is amazing. Lesley is extremely friendly and helpful. We will definitely send our friends and family and return here next time we are in Amsterdam.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank victoria m
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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2013

Very much enjoyed our couple of nights here. We stayed upstairs in the double with en-suite, all spotlessly clean. A great quiet location if you are looking to walk to the Riijks and VG Museums, or you can go to a few bars about 150m away! Lovely european breakfast of fruit, bread etc set us up for the day. Beware the steep steps at the entrance or within the house (like most properties of this type in the city) particularly if you have any mobility or balance problems. Would definitely go back. Great for couples or young adults, prob not as ideal for kids.

Room Tip: Enjoyed the top floor room with ensuite.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Aitch1234
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Pliezhausen, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

We stayed in Aemstelhuys for 2 nights and wish we could have stayed longer.
Such a wonderful and charming bed and breakfast.
It is really five stars worth.
Thank you Lesley for your hospitality - it was a great pleasure to stay at your home and feel like a part of your familiy or good friends.

Room Tip: I prefer the upstairs rooms because of the beautiful view on the street. Lesley speaks also German...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Patrese59
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Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

Aemstelhuys is ideally situated for exploring Amsterdam and has many good places to eat nearby in the evenings. The house is a traditional Dutch townhouse in a quiet street near the pretty Magere Brug and the museums. (Stairs are steep so probably not suitable for young children.) Lesley is very hospitable and made us extremely welcome. The breakfast provided was excellent and Lesley is a mine of useful knowledge about the city. The rooms were clean and well equipped although the smell of smoke was evident on one evening. We had a very enjoyable visit to Amsterdam and would recommend Aemstelhuys as a comfortable place to stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank B M
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Aemstelhuys, Owner at Aemstelhuys Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
I would like to apologise to the guests that they at one point smelled smoke. My house is built in a block of historical houses so we are all joined together. It can happen that we smell what is going on or being cooked in another house or by one of my neighbours. During their visit we were in the middle of a heat wave and everyone had their windows wide open so I can quite understand that they could have smelled smoke. Unfortunately there is nothing I can do to prevent this.
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Additional Information about Aemstelhuys Bed & Breakfast

Property: Aemstelhuys Bed & Breakfast
Address: Utrechtsedwarsstraat 150, 1017 WK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Stadsdeel Zuid
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Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 330 B&Bs / Inns in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
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 

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