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The Posthoorn

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 28 October 2012

This historic building is in one of the best parts of Amsterdam. We had two rooms for four adults and we were all happy with our stay. Staying here lets you experience Amsterdam as a local might. The neighborhood is charming and it is a world removed from the seedy part of town. The Posthoorn is a comfortable walking distance...

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Cedar Crest, New Mexico
Reviewed 18 October 2012

We stayed in the Canal Room for 2 nights before embarking on a Viking river cruise. I'm sure there are plenty of wonderful places to stay in Amsterdam...What made The Posthoorn special was multifaceted. Location: Fantastic spot right on the charming Prinsengracht Canal, one of the major canals in the city. This area, although loaded with tourists, was a "neighborhood"...

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Purley
Reviewed 10 October 2012

We have just spent a very enjoyable weekend at the Posthoorn, Amsterdam in the two front bedrooms overlooking the canal. We were warmly welcomed by Francois and given a fascinating history of the house together with lots of useful information about Amsterdam. The rooms were very comfortable and we enjoyed delightful breakfasts served in our room.We would certainly recommend this...

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4Thank DottyP_8
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 10 October 2012

My husband & I stayed in the canal view room & our two adult children stayed in the hidden church room during our stay in Amsterdam for 3 nights in September. Francois was a wonderful host telling us the hisory of the house & lots of information about our sightseeing in Amsterdam. The breakfasts delivered to our room were truly...

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2Thank Jan M
Reviewed 4 October 2012

This was our first trip to Amsterdam and the Posthorn was perfect for us. It was an easy walk from the train station. Francois welcomed us warmly. He was full of great tips, provided a history of the city and his home. We enjoyed the canal room with the great view and beautiful accommodations. Breakfast was delicious and we enjoyed...

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2Thank B R
Sacramento, California
Reviewed 28 September 2012

My husband and I stayed in the Hidden Church Room last week for three nights. Francois was most knowledgeable about Amsterdam and the amazing history of the house. We had a lovely breakfast each morning delivered by Francois and a chance to ask all of our questions. The kitchenette was stocked with a complimentary bottle of wine, sodas, water, a...

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Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 28 September 2012

I spent a weekend in february at the Posthoorn, so this review is a little dated. I stayed in the Hidden Church room, which although low-ceiling, is not claustrophobic and quite pleasant, spacious with nice touches like fresh flowers, coffee, wine, etc. It was a very cold, snowy weekend, though, and that made the room itself cold in the night...

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Victoria
Reviewed 27 September 2012

Had a lovely couple of days in Amsterdam thanks to the excellent hospitality of Francois and the comfort and luxury of the Canal View room at Posthoorn. We had the Posthoorn recommended to us by friends and were definitely not disappointed. We enjoyed hearing about the history of the building and the city and Francois was very helpful with suggestions...

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2Thank blossom54
Diamond Bar, California
Reviewed 11 September 2012

Historic building located on a major canal. Very close to the train station. Easy access to metro. Top Amsterdam sights within walking distance. If your lucky enough to be there on a Saturday they have an amazing organic Farmers Market. Francois has some excellent dinner recommendations within easy walking distance. Our room was the largest of the three available rooms...

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4Thank Deborah C
Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 9 September 2012 via mobile

My husband booked a Groupon for the Posthoorn for a night to celebrate our 2 year anniversary. From the minute we arrived the staff served our every need! We had a meal in the Michelin Star restaurant which was the highlight of our stay! To say the food was beautiful would be an understatement and it just kept coming! Accompanied...

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically significant as it is perennially popular. Whether you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast, shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get lost in a moody meander and a key component to any sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws include the Anne Frank House, the Bloemenmarkt floating flower market, an enviable assortment of independent boutiques along De Negen Straatjes, and of course all of Grachtengordel’s lovely canals and bridges.
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Housed within the fine walls of a listed historical 17th century canal house on one of Amsterdam's most picturesque canals in the heart of the city - the Prinsengracht - part of the UNESCO World Heritage, The Posthoorn Bed and Breakfast features three charming rooms which offer guests four-star luxury whilst staying in the Jordaan district. The Canal View Room, Patio Room and Hidden Church Room ooze opulent and stylish character within the pleasant atmosphere of this contemporary bed and breakfast flawlessly disguised in the old-fashioned exterior of this canal house. The history behind this interesting building dates back to 1578, during which time Catholics were refused to visit their churches so several hidden churches were built in private houses. Around 1650, one was built in the basement of what stands as The Posthoon today and if you wish the owner will be pleased to tell you the history of the house. The elegant decor of The Posthoorn is boasted throughout each and every room. The livingspaces feature a flat-screen cable TV, en-suite bathroom with under-floor heating, comfortable sofas, free wireless internet. In each room you will find a kitchenette including coffee maker, microwave and refrigerator complete with white wine, beer, orange juice, milk and mineral water. Full continental breakfast including freshly baked bread and croissants is served to guests in their room each morning. Staff aim to make guests' stay at the Posthoorn memorable. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Posthoorn

Address: Prinsengracht 7, 1015 DK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Price Range: €146 - €166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Posthoorn 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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“Calnal view room does as it says. Chapel room is not for the lofty.”
 of 5 bubbles Diptych, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“3 rooms. Ours=at street level so some noise. 1=back of the building might be quieter & room in the basement-once secret Catholic Church.”
  • Not huge but perfect
 of 5 bubbles KateJ55, 11 May 2016 | Read review
“Hidden Church room is my favorite.”
 of 5 bubbles 581christofw, 19 Feb 2016 | Read review
“hidden church room,private entrance,quiet,floor -0.5,NOT for TALL people!Im 1.80,hit my head on way in and out,dont choose this if ur >1.70”
 of 5 bubbles 155heleens, 26 Oct 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in Patio room. Despite not being on the canal, I think it's the best and largest room of the three offered.”
 of 5 bubbles bryantaveMinneapolis, 24 Oct 2015 | Read review
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