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“Great Location”
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The Posthoorn
Ranked #21 of 336 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
Adelaide, Australia
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“Great Location”
Reviewed 27 November 2011

My husband and I with our teenage daughters stayed here in October for 2 nights whilst traveling back to Australia from the UK. I had poured over the internet looking for accomodation in Amsterdam and booked the Posthoorn as I wanted to stay in a canal house. I agree with all the other reviews. This is an excellent location. 5 mins from the Anne Frank house and canal cruise shop ( I must make a special mention about the very friendly attendant in the shop on Oct 26th, he was just so nice and helpful)

Francois is very pleasant, the breakfast is good and the stocked up fridge is just great. the rooms are very nice and comfortable. We stayed in the front room upstairs and my daughters stayed in the downstairs room which they instantly fell in love with, with its own entrance, below street level.

My only complaint was the smell in that room. I don't know if it is because of the canal or if there was a blocked drain but it wasn't very nice. Both my daughters had colds so they weren't too bothered and we were only there for 2 nights so didn't want to make a fuss but I couldn't have stayed in it. Since no other reviews have mentioned it, I take it that it was a one off problem. Other than that, I would recommend the Posthoorn. My husband hadn't originally been that keen on Amsterdam as a stopover but now he wants to go back again, there's just so much we didn't get to see and do.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Nantes, France
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Reviewed 21 November 2011

I travel all year long around Europe. It's my second stay int the Posthoorn and I will never change to a more expensive and less confortable hotel . The B&B is very well located in the city center and closed to the railway station.
I highly recommend this place and give an advice to any person interested ; make your booking in advance!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 November 2011

We were here for 3 nights 20th-23rd October and highly recommend this place to all, we enjoyed it so much we didn't want to leave. Francois is the perfect host and is dedicated to making sure all his guests have the best experience. He is so kind and welcomes you to his house like friends coming to stay helping you with directions and recommendations and telling you the fascinating history of the house, he is there for your every need, even providing umbrellas if it rains! We chose to stay in the beautiful Patio Room at the back which is very clean, large and luxurious with plush decor and gorgeous lamps, a separate kitchen (stocked with tea and coffee, fridge with white wine, beer, orange juice, coca-cola, water - all complimentary!), beautiful bathroom with power shower and double sink, private covered patio area, sofa, TV, free wi-fi - and the most comfortable king size bed we have ever slept in - WOW it was fantastic!! After a long day sightseeing it felt like heaven to come back and relax in luxury. The delicious breakfast is brought to your room by Francois at whatever time you choose and there was just so much we felt thoroughly spoiled, especially with the soft boiled eggs as we made soldiers to dip in!! The location is perfect overlooking the beautiful Prinsengracht canal facing the Noordermarkt and the Jordaan district which has a really friendly village feel with lots of cafes, restaurants and charming streets of quaint little shops to discover, a nice escape from the busy centre even though everything is still within walking distance. A must-do is a visit to the famous brown bar 'Papeneiland' for a drink and a slice of the best apple pie (as sampled by ex-president Bill Clinton) which is just across the canal on the corner, this is the pub where the old secret tunnel from The Posthoorn used to lead to - unfortunately long since bricked up! We loved every moment of our trip as Amsterdam is such a beautiful city and Francois made it truly special, we felt totally pampered and will definitely be returning.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 November 2011

Just returned from Posthoorn in first week of Nov 2011.

Its a great location with a lot of things just around the corners, great eating option, supermarkets,gourmet shops and shopping. Tabac the bar close to this B&B is super cool and has some great veg starters.

The rooms all 3 are very classy and tastefully done with complete privacy from each other and have different characters also.

We had the one on the back which was large with big bed and big bath and a decent size kitchen fully loaded.It had a small balcony also with some nice flors, good place to have a cigar and a few drinks before you head out for the evening.

The other room was in a basement with a separate entrance and history, which our host will share with you, the rooms is narrow but large with a nice view of the main street ( which sometimes can be a bit noisy during the week days if you are light sleeper )

The breakfast is nice and provided to you in your room, it has boiled egg( seems to be a staple diet of the dutch) cheese, fruits, juice and bread selections...enough and tasty.

Tea and coffee machine are complimentary in the kitchen which is a big boon along with free wine and beer...wow.

The host and his family are great people with great kids...Francoise the host was very accomodative, helpful and seems like a guy who enjoyed his work.

Very happy with the entire stay of 2 nights we all frineds had.

Totally recomended for all ages .

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 8 November 2011

My friend and I were in Amsterdam for 2 nights from 4th-6th of November. We had been at the same time last year but we stayed in a hotel that was far from the city centre so this time going back we knew roughly the area we wanted to stay in.
I let my friend make the booking and i knew nothing about The Posthoorn before arriving. Boy was I pleasantly surprised!! :))
The B&B is in a perfect location on a lovely street 10 mins walk from the central train station. Further on down the street is Anne Frank Huis. When we arrived, Francois, the owner was there to greet us. He showed us to our room which was more like a self service apartment! The bedroom was huge, beautifully decorated, with en suite bathroom, terrace and kitchenette! He then gave us a history of the building which was really cool as it has a secret tunnel which runs from under the house under the canal and to a building on the other side.
We had a great time in AMS..as we always do because we have friends there and it is such a beautiful city.
Breakfast was such a treat the next 2 mornings.....he would bring it to our room. A 3 tier cake stand with fruit, meats, cheese, yoghurts , a basket of fresh bread and two boiled eggs with freshly squeezed orange juice!!! :D It was amazing !!
Oh and also he had the fridge stocked with Wine, and other drinks on the house!!
Defiintely a real gem of a B&B and i will definitely be returning.
:)

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: The Posthoorn
Address: Prinsengracht 7, 1015 DK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 336 B&Bs / Inns in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €€
Number of rooms: 3
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 
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