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.
- 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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