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Galicia
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Reviewed 21 August 2007

Nice, clean,beautiful place, with very very comfortable beds, huge chances of having a full breakfast in a fine equiped kitchen with a fridge plenty of juices, jam, cheeses, pinneaple, yoghourts, diferent classes of bread, butter, jelly, etc, and Karel, the owner, a friendly and very polite man, always ready to help. highly recommended. Xabier & Victoria, from Spain

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Mississauga, Canada
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Reviewed 2 August 2007

The room was spotlessly clean and the beds where sooo comfortable and our room had a great balcony overlooking typical Amsterdam backyards. The kitchen was great, allowing us to make tea when we wanted it. You can also make your own lunch or dinner and use the fridge for items you might want. There is also computer that you can... More 

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Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 30 July 2007

We were absolutely thrilled with our visit to The Collector. Karel, the owner of this small B & B, is a delightful person and an excellent host. He welcomed the four of us (me, my husband, my son, and my 80 year-old mother) and from there on made himself available whenever we needed him. In fact, he went far beyond... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 26 July 2007

We arrived on July 4th for five nights and had the most wonderful stay with Karel at The Collector. The house is a unique reflection of the owner with little nooks and cabinets containing interesting bits and pieces collected over the years. Our spacious room was in the front of the house with its own balcony. The bed was one... More 

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Mexico City
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Reviewed 23 July 2007

I stayed for three days and four nights a The Collector, a lovely B&B owned and attended by Kerel, which was perfect. The room was of great size, the bathroom very clean and the look and sound from the windows to the backyard, makes you feel like in the countryside while being in a great location in the city. The... More 

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barcelona
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Reviewed 23 July 2007

We had a wonderful time at The Collector. The place is convenient and very charming, but most special, the owner is very nice and flexible. He is completely devoted to what he does. He was able to make us feel as if we were staying at some friends´ without the feeling of impossing on anyone. Excellent breakfasts. Higly recommended. Laura... More 

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newyork
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Reviewed 19 July 2007

Having spent a week at the Collector, we can attest to the marvelous hospitality offered by Karel, the owner. He went out of his way to help us to have a terrific and comfortable stay in Amsterdam. He is very knowledgeable and generous in giving tips and time. The use of the kitchen which is fully equipped for breakfast and... More 

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Melbourne
1 review
Reviewed 19 July 2007

My daughter and I were given great attention by the host,Karel. The information and brochures was very useful. The breakfast choice was very good. The collector is centrally placed in an exclusive locally. I have travelled alot and will recommend the collectors to fellow travellers John

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Los Angeles, California, USA
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Reviewed 12 July 2007

If you want to walk to the Koncertgebouw, the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum, The Collector is the best bed and breakfast in Amsterdam. The neighborhood is peaceful, and a tram stop is right out front if your legs are tired. Also within a few blocks is the VondelPark, the largest park in Amsterdam, where you can bicycle, jog,... More 

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Reviewed 10 July 2007

The Collector was a wonderful place to stay during our time in Amsterdam. The location is peaceful, close to the museums, restaurants, and the bus stop. We had a room with a balcony that looked over the street. The room itself was clean and well decorated. I enjoyed being able to sleep in and make my own breakfast when I... More 

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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 Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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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, 1071PB 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
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“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.”
 of 5 bubbles ctheworld47, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Book early~”
 of 5 bubbles Byron1, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I like the room in the front with the little balcony”
 of 5 bubbles SabineIsrael, 7 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The room right next to the cosy kitchen was airy, spacious, clean and comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles milla251, 5 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Room at back would be quieter”
 of 5 bubbles 526janew, 17 May 2016 | Read review
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