We chose the Posthoorn to celebrate my 65th birthday. With children and partners, we had a party of 8 and occupied 4 of the hotels 6 rooms. The rooms, especially the 2 suites, were all different and well appointed. We had booked well in advance and all our requests, including dietary requirements, were met.
Starting with a glass of champagne and amouse bouche in the library, we moved into the restaurant for the Chef's Treat Package of 6 courses with matching wines. The food and wines were very good and the Maitre d' was attentive and knowledgeable on wine. The breakfast was basic, but adequate. However, I was surprised to find that we were charged extra for cofee at breakfast - not very Dutch.
Monnickendam is worth a look around and, if you are lucky, you may see a luxury yacht being worked on in the harbour.
We would definitely return here.
- 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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