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Aemstelhuys Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #16 of 336 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
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Leeds
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“A truely wonderful Bed and Breakfast. First class in every respect.”
Reviewed August 25, 2009

This was our third trip to Aemstelhuys Bed & Breakfast. As always we received a super welcome from Lesley who is an amazing hostess and is incredibly welcoming. Lesley is happy to provide lots of information about the wonderful city of Amsterdam and the pleasure is that you get an insight into the dutch way of life, which you would never experience in a large soulless hotel elsewhere in the city (we know this as we have experienced it first hand!) The accommodation is immaculate, beautifully clean and has everything a visitor to Amsterdam would require. On our last visit to Amsterdam, Lesley very kindly provided evening meals which were delicious and cooked to perfection. We have noted from a previous comment on this site that there is a cat....yes there is ...but he is kept out of the areas visitors are using and is no problem at all...in fact he is quite delightful!
My husband and I would wholeheartedly recommend this welcoming bed and breakfast to anyone wanting a unique, relaxing, exciting and altogether pleasurable experience when visiting Amsterdam. Our only negitive comment would be that ....we had to come home and could not stay longer! Enjoy!

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Montreal
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Reviewed August 2, 2009

Almost everything about this stay was perfect. The house was beautiful, well located in a quiet downtown neighbourhood, clean, well appointed. The breakfast was a very good European style breakfast, served with very flexible hours. Leslie was a wonderful host. We had the room downstairs, with a separate entrance. It was a great room, large and well appointed. The only suggestion I can make would be to put a dehumidifier in the basement room as it tended to get humid, but not to the point of mildew as one reviewer suggested. Not only would we would stay there again, we would plan to stay there again on a next trip to Amsterdam.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Colorado
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Reviewed May 10, 2009

Lesley was a very gracious hostess and made us feel at home in her B&B. My husband and I had many a lively conversation with her and the other guests while enjoying our scrumptious breakfasts. There was plenty of food! We stayed four nights and the location could not have been better. Because of the B&B's excellent location, we were able to walk to all of our destinations in the city, and if needed, it was a brief walk to the tram or the Stop/Go bus on the Prinsengracht. The neighborhood was quiet at night, which was perfect for us. We stayed in the downstairs room and the accommodations were very nice, but the room was dark. Next time we visit we'll ask to stay in an upstairs room. We had Lesley cook dinner for us on our last night and it was marvelous! She is a wonderful chef and I would highly recommend visitors take advantage of her talents.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
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Sterling, VA
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Reviewed April 20, 2009

My husband and I wanted to experience Amsterdam the way people who live there do and this B&B certainly provides that in a lovely, typically Dutch canal house. Be prepared for climbing some steep stairs but worth it when you get up there.

Our large room on the top floor was very nice and the street was a wonderful street, primarily residences but close to everything including the Stop and Go bus and some exceptional restaurants.

Our hostess was very helpful and gave us plenty of advice about getting around. She even had decorated Easter eggs for us on Easter Sunday. It was a good value in a quiet, convenient location.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 6, 2009

My fiance and I have just arrived home yesterday after spending 3 fantatsic nights with friends at this b & b. We were pleased to find that the pictures on the website were 100% true. We stayed in the Lady Grey room which was beautifully laid out and very clean. We had a small but very clean and smart modern bathroom with a fantastic powershower. The owner, Lesley has gone to great lengths to make this a fantastic b & b. Not only does the whole house look well presented, the breakfasts are outstanding, we were offered a varied choice of breakfast including hot croissants, different breads, yoghurts, jams, a cheese board, ham, muesli, greek yoghurt with honey, fresh fruit etc.... plus an endless supply of tea, coffee and fresh orange!!!

Location wise we found Aemstelhuys to be extremely convenient. The tram line was at the end of the road which takes you thru all the "tourist" areas and to Amsterdam Centraal. There are also lovely bars and resturants in this area. Lesley gave us some great advice on getting the best out of Amsterdam.

I would recommend this b and b to all and will be back soon!! - Especially for the cookery course!!!

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
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United States
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Reviewed April 2, 2009

I have to admit the owner was very kind and gracious, however the room we stayed in (downstairs) was VERY cold, dark and smelled of mildew. We voiced our concern to the owner about the temperature and she told us it was "plenty warm". We ended up sleeping in our cashmere sweaters every night! Further, she has a CAT, which is not mentioned anywhere. I am allergic and this made the stay unpleasant.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed March 14, 2009

We stayed in this B&B for six days in January. The proprietress was very kind, provided excellent breakfasts and accommodating as far as our requests for access to a microwave and early breakfasts. Our dog was welcomed. The room we stayed in had a separate entrance which was nice with the dog. I found the room to be a little too cold and dark (Although we did not address this to the owner and it probably would not be a problem during other months). The overall cleanliness was satisfactory. There were some signs of water damage. Overall the proprietress' friendliness and personality makes this B&B worthwhile. The room we stayed in was just "adequate." The location is also very nice... just off the Amstel by the twin sister's bridge. The price of the room was also extremely reasonable.

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled on business
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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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Ranked #16 of 336 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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