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Eelhouse B&B
Ranked #30 of 338 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 April 2012

The Eelhouse was the most charming, romantic, friendly perfect place I have ever stayed. Vera was adorable, helpful and a great hostess. Our room was just like in the pictures, overlook a small intimate playground where children would come and play and parents could visit, there is a laundromat next door. Food was fabulous and everything was within walking distance or biking if you wished.

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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 April 2012

we were very impressed with the eel house. Vera could not do enough for us. thank you for a lovley stay and the decorated eggs on easter sunday a lovley touch

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 April 2012

I booked the Eelhouse after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor and doing some further research and I was very pleased with my choice.
The location is just perfect, short walk to everything and in such a lovely and safe neighbourhood. There is also a supermarket etc just around the corner. Tip: ask Vera for directions to the bakery for where she buys the yummy bread you get for breakfast!
Yes, breakfast - YUM! Way too much bread, pastries, cheese, yoghurt, meats and fruit - but you will eat most of it as its so delicious! As a caffeined addict, I was delighted to find a "pod" type coffee maker with loads of coffee pods at my disposal. Plus there is a complimentary mini-bar with wine, juice and water refilled each day.
The stairs are steep - but you need to burn off some of the breakfast calories!
Room was lovely and comfortable. Vera put an extra bed in for us. In fact, Vera is so helpful for any little requests etc. I also loved that she had some maps, tourist books etc on the landing. Oh, and she will give you great tips on where to visit - do go eat some of the "best Apple Pie"!
The only negative would be that the walls are quite thin - and the other guests did speak a little too loudly - so if you are staying here please keep your voices down for the other guests!
But I do highly recommend this B&B - delightful and helpful hosts, yummy breakfast, good coffee and lovely rooms in the best neighbourhood.

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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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3  Thank Fi1971
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Reviewed 30 March 2012

We loved the Eelhouse! We were able to recover from the long flight from Australia in a light and airy room with a super comfortable bed and a wonderful view of Amsterdam's quirky architecture. The location was also perfect - within walking distance of the train station, close to central Amsterdam and with fantastic markets right on your doorstep. Our hosts Vera and Jasper were very kind and provided travel guides, maps and luggage storage for us when we arrived early in the morning. This was a great find and highly recommended.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank NumbatTraveller
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Reviewed 9 March 2012

I booked the Eelhouse based upon previous Tripadviser reviews and was not at all disappointed. Our hosts were friendly, welcoming and very helpful providing tips and recommendations as to how to find things and where to eat.
The room was amazing and vast by Amsterdam standards. The bed was simply the most comfortable I had ever slept in and whilst being a short walk to most amenities the area was so quiet sleep was fitful and uninterrupted.
We were provided with an unbelievable breakfast every morning that was so huge we are not ashamed to admit we took some fresh fruit and some bread with us for lunch! Our fridge was stocked every day with some very tasty white wine, some beer, orange juice and bottled water, all at no additional charge.
The thing that sets the Eelhouse apart from other places are the little touches, the friendly nature of the welcome and every day contact, the ability to take breakfast in your own room, the wonderful artworks in the room and on the stairs, the ready supply of local guidebooks and maps, and most of all that enormous comfortable bed that provides a welcome retreat after a long day on the feet pounding the beautiful streets.
Our hosts went over and above the call of duty to make our stay so perfect. In a city like Amsterdam you could easily charge more and provide less and this is not something the owners do and thank goodness for that.
When we return to Amsterdam we won't stay anywhere else!

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Rachael H
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Reviewed 13 February 2012

Welcoming, relaxed, friendly hosts. Great breakfast, lovely room in excellent location far enough away from centre for peaceful night sleep but within walking distance to all sights and attractions. Highly recommended. Would stay again in a heartbeat! Thank you!!

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Thank MrsWooders
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Reviewed 12 February 2012

Our stay at the Eelhouse over Christmas was amazing.
The house itself is in what is undeniably the best neighborhood to stay in while in Amsterdam. Charming, quiet, clean and old worldy- it is only a stones throw from the more rambunctious city core.
You can see Westerkerk from some of the rooms and waking up in Christmas Eve to a gray sky, the church tower in the background, crows flying in the distance, and watching some people setting up a longstanding street market while singing in the streets was unbelievable.
Vera and Jasper are great hosts, my only regret was eating all the stroopwaffles too quickly.
We would love to stay again.
This is the kind of place that would inspire you to stay in the city forever.

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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Eelhouse B&B

Address: Tweede Lindendwarsstraat 21, 1015 LH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Jordaan
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 338 B&Bs / Inns in Amsterdam
Price Range: £105 - £127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A charming and small guesthouse in the heart of Amsterdam. A lovely historic neighborhood, across the street from a square. Modern rooms, each with bath and a french balcony. ... more   less 
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