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The Collector Bed & Breakfast

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Wellington
Reviewed 29 December 2007

Stayed here for a week. Excellent host, he even bought in low fat milk for breakfast and told me where I could get a pair of cheap hobby glasses after my own (prescription) were damaged. Room was very comfortable and there was always food available in the fridge. Perfectly situated in a quiet part of town, just behind the Concertgebouw...

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Vancouver
Reviewed 19 December 2007

We stayed 5 nights in mid September this year. At first we were weary about preparing our own breakfast but it was perfect!! You had everything that you can possibly need at the time you want. No need to wake up at certain time to have breakfast. The rooms were clean,spacious and comfortable. You have a small balcony that you...

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Morristown, New Jersey
Reviewed 19 November 2007

This B&B was so easy to get to. We paid 110 euro a night and we had the biggest room in the house. My bf & I enjoyed sitting out on the balcony (regardless how cold it was). The area was clean. The tram could be a bit loud in the morning when your trying to sleep in. Karel was...

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Birmingahm
Reviewed 18 November 2007

This is the second time I have visited The Collector and I am truly amazed at how much I fell in love again with the B&B and Amsterdam. The Collector looks unassuming but I would recommend it for a place to stay for the following reasons: it is 5 minutes literally from the Van Gogh Musuem and a 5 minutes...

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Connecticut
Reviewed 4 November 2007

My husband and I just returned from visiting Amsterdam and our stay at Karel's B&B was the frosting on the cake! Karel runs a warm, inviting, spotlessly clean establishment. Our every wish and need was taken care of. Karel bought food we requested, made reservations for us, and guided us with restaurant and sightseeing recommendations. This is the pefect place...

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copenhagen
Reviewed 22 October 2007

If you want to stay at a resonable price in a calm beautiful area a few minutes outside town but still central I can highly recommend The Collector. The rooms are individually decorated and vere big. The bathroom was newly renovated and very spacious. The Van Goch museum is within walking distance and if don't want to walk tram 16...

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Toronto
Reviewed 19 October 2007

I stayed at the Collector for 2 nights in September. As a woman traveling alone to Amsterdam for the first time I was very pleased with the location of the bed and breakfast. It is a short (10 minutes) tram ride from the center of town and a quick walk to the beautiful museums, opera house, and Vondelpark. It felt...

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Minneapolis
Reviewed 17 October 2007

Karel's place was perfect. My girlfriend and I stayed here for just under a week in late May and we couldn't have asked for more. Great breakfast - great rooms - great use of the kitchen - great location. I'd recommend The Collector to anyone staying in Amsterdam.

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Santa Rosa, CA
Reviewed 14 October 2007

Four of us stayed at The Collector for three nights in October 2007. We were two couples in two of Karel's rooms. Karel was very attentive to taking care of our needs. He even let me use his cell phone when needed and bought food as we requested of him (part of the B&B arrangement). The location is nearby to...

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Houston, TX
Reviewed 11 October 2007

My husband and I recently stayed at The Collector in late September. We were very pleased! The room was spacious and very comfortable. Karel took special care to get the things we wanted for breakfast and fully stocked the kitchen. We were very close to the museum district and a short tram ride to city center. The Collector had everything...

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Staying in Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)

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Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
Top sites to see in this attractive and affluent part of town include the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum, to name but two of the highly acclaimed museums of the aptly named Museum Quarter. And if you need a break from all the fantastic art, there’s the Neoclassical Concertgebouw music hall and Vondelpark, the city’s largest park. Shopaholics and luxury brand connoisseurs will love exploring the high-end shopping destinations of PC Hooftstraat, Van Baerlestraat, Cornelis Schuytstraat, and Jacob Obrechtstraat, where even the shop window displays are of museum quality. In the evenings, when the museums close and the daytrippers head home, the area becomes a quiet oasis of calm with a sophisticated and urbane tone.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Collector Bed and Breakfast offers bright, stylish and spacious rooms, each with its distinct own character: one decorated with Amsterdam School (Deco) furniture, the other one with Gispen Dutch Design classics. Both rooms have an ensuite bathroom. There's a guest kitchen for your breakfast around the clock. You will find a well stocked fridge, fresh fruits, a Nespresso coffee machine and lots more. Amenities include bath robes, a hair dryer, toiletries, a safety box, a guest computer to use for internet and email and there's even a bagage storage in case of early arrival or late departure. Here you will be able to freshen up, too. The house dates back to 1914 and is located just behind the Museum square with the Concert Hall (Concertgebouw), the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh and the Stedelijk Museum. The 17th century canal area is just a 10 minute walk from the B&B. There is direct bus line nearby for transfers from and to the airport. Your host Karel Poels is an active collector, who can tell about his different collections with lots of enthusiasm. You will find those collections in the guest rooms and the rest of the house: unique Dutch wooden skates, branded pins, chinaware, you name it! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Collector Bed & Breakfast

Address: De Lairessestraat 46 hs, 1071 PB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier) , Museumplein
Price Range: €85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
The Collector Hotel Amsterdam
The Collector Bed And Breakfast
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“Both rooms are quiet, one caution, the interior stairs are steep, not handicap accessible.”
stephanieh77, 23 May 2017 | Read review
“Both rooms are lovely”
bettyUK, 8 May 2017 | Read review
“Front room has a lovely little balcony to enjoy all the street action, but may be noisy. Back room may be quieter. Both are lovely.”
ctheworld47, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Book early~”
Byron1, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I like the room in the front with the little balcony”
SabineIsrael, 7 Jul 2016 | Read review
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