Only 30minute bus journey from Amsterdam, this lovely village and beautiful street made us question why we would want to go into Amsterdam at all.
After finishing a conference in Holland, my wife flew in to celebrate our wedding Anniversary. We got a taxi from the airport - don't do this - over priced and you will be looking at 110-130euros! Only 75Euros when we booked with Posthoorn after our weekend stay.
We stayed in the Persijnen room which is lovely and romantic. The bathroom is open plan, so if you are a new couple, worth bearing this in mind!
We booked in to dinner for the Friday night which was lovely. Some of the food we would not have ordinarily ordered but it was presented as you would expect and was a delight. When returning to our room, all the candles had been lit - small thing but meant a lot. We had also given the time we wanted breakfast - another lovely touch not to be pressured into going down when they want you there.
After a lovely breakfast we used their bikes on Saturday (FOC) to see a bit more of the area before we got the quick ish bus to Amsterdam.
We would stay here again and it has made me question why I would stay in the heart of a city again if there are such lovely places to stay like this.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just outside the big city of Amsterdam (12km) and in the heart of North Holland you can find Suitehotel Posthoorn. Located in the small town of Monnickendam where time seems to stand still; One of the last hidden gems of the Netherlands. Behind the bumpy streets and medieval gables loom hundreds masts of yachts. And those who look carefully around discovers the true past of the houses. Here you will find the Posthoorn, the perfect place for a romantic stay and can match the funky city hotels but in the perfect location. Quiet, a lot to see and enjoy lovely summer days on the water but the city is in reach. The royal family has been guests in the past and rightly so because since the time of Napoleon, Posthoorn is the place where one can enjoy delicious culinary excesses and beautiful rooms. It was Napoleon Bonaparte himself was the guest in the house from 1697. Luxury, quality and hospitality are here predominate. Upon entering this listed monument you instantly taste the richness and grandeur of the Golden Age. The small hotel is located just 12 km from Amsterdam, in the heart of tourist hotspots like Marken, Edam and Volendam, owns six luxurious suites and rooms where security and warmth are key. For the daring style of "old meets new" proprietor Marc Boeljon inspiration from the finest boutique hotels in Europe. The restaurant has become famous at home and abroad and therefore belonged to the culinary hotspots in the Netherlands. Since 2008, Posthoorn has been honored with a Michelin star and it is clear that Chef de Cuisine Jeroen Bavelaar loves his work. The chef manages a classical French cuisine but with their own interpretations of dishes and adding innovative elements and ingredients from around the world. Especially for private companies Posthoorn has a Private room used for private dinners and meetings ... more less
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