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.
- 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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