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“Nice B&B in a great location.”
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The Posthoorn
Ranked #22 of 337 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
Reviewed 1 September 2015

We stayed at The Posthoorn for 3 nights in August. There's only 3 rooms, and we had the Canal View room, which was very nice, if on the cosy side. All facilities were to hand, and the room was clean.

One of the reasons we booked this B&B was that the owner, Francois, brings breakfast directly to your room and we thought it would be nice to watch the world go by. Unfortunately, he had broken his leg, and was unable to provide breakfast. He discounted the cost of breakfast, so it wasn't a problem, and there's plenty of nice cafes & bakeries around so we still got to people watch every morning.

I think Francois' personal touch helps give the Posthoorn such a good rating, as he's very friendly and informative. We ate at a couple of his recommended restaurants, and he explained the history of the local area, as well as the building itself. Also, its location is very good - just on the edge of the tourist area, but also close to the more residential part (nice shops & restaurants).

We'd go back.

Room Tip: Canal View room has a nice view of the canal :-)
  • Stayed: August 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

This hotel has only three rooms. We had the Canal View room and it was great. Nice large room with ample space. Our friends were in the Patio room and again it was lovely. The owner was very informative and recommended restaurants. The only thing is there is no dining room and Francois brings your breakfast to your room but on the plus side you tell him when you want it and it is lovely.

Stayed: March 2015, travelled with friends
4  Thank Lorna S
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Reviewed 15 July 2015

Francois was a very generous host: With assistance, with recommendations, and breakfast with fresh bread every day was a great way to wake up. We'd always end up with a extra croissant or yogurt to put in our bag for later. The room was immaculate every day, very romantic, and we loved the location. We were in Amsterdam for King's Day, and as it turned out, we were in the center of all the activity. Still, it wasn't too much to sleep through, or take breaks from, as our room in the back of the house was quiet. If you'd like to stay in one of the most romantic, authentic parts of the city, and be away from the tourist center, this is a great spot for you. And be sure to walk at night...you may be the only ones on the canal!

  • Stayed: April 2015, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank BrooksyNJ
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Reviewed 28 June 2015

Great location but Taxis did not wanted to bring us to the Hotel because was 15 min walk. Ok to do but we had our 75 yr old mom and her suitcases :( not easy walk.
Once there our room was in the basement - clean and beds very comfortable but small and crampy for 3 adults and our luggage. The owner makes the place- Francois is full of attencions even had fresh roses in the room for us and got a Taxi to take us back to the train station. Try to book early and get one of the patio rooms. Wifi didn't work in room.

Room Tip: The website has the rooms photos - our room the church basement has a great view to the canal. Good...
  • Stayed: June 2015, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 June 2015

Stayed in Amsterdam for two nights following a river cruise. Though the weather in Amsterdam was not the best, the Posthoorn still allowed for us to say we had a wonderful time in Amsterdam. The location was ideal, the host was so gracious, and the breakfast was top shelf. Definitely will return.....hopefully to more sun.

Room Tip: Hidden church room is very tiny, but charming and with a view of a canal.
  • Stayed: June 2015, travelled with friends
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3  Thank dorothyb246
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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 #22 of 337 B&Bs / Inns in Amsterdam
Price Range: €163 - €191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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