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De Bedstee Hotel
Ranked #127 of 368 Hotels in Amsterdam
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Vancouver, Washington
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
“A great place to stay!”
Reviewed 30 August 2014

We loved staying here, it was our 35th wedding anniversary and Norman, the owner, made it special! The location was wonderful, the apartment was comfortable, clean, roomy, and quiet. The kitchen was well equipped with the essentials. We could walk everywhere from this location, and if we didn't feel like walking the bus and trams were right there. Norman cares a lot about his guests and we would definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 29 August 2014 via mobile

I stayed for 3 days and it was very nice experience. The owner was away but the other staff was very helpful and check in was smooth. The place is centrally located and the tram as well as bus connections are just 1 minute away. There is a super market close by where al the necessary things can be purchased. The museums are at walking distance from this place. The apartment is decently sized and is in quiet area. All electronic equipment are provided hence nothing more is needed. There are some very good cafés and restaurants around this place catering to various cuisines so food is never a problem. I will surely recommend this place for families.

  • Stayed August 2014
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Santa Ana, California
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25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 27 August 2014

We had a wonderful stay, which began with the warm welcome that Norman, the owner gave us upon our arrival. Our suite, up a flight of stairs, was roomy and beautifully decorated, with a large "great room", including a large kitchen table and a well equipped kitchen. The bedroom was large and the queen size bed was wonderfully soft and comforting. A special touch: the bath towels were composed as a pair of swans on the bed and we enjoyed the welcoming bottle of Proseco which helped us recover from our train ride. Definitely recommended and we will be sure to book again on our next trip to Amsterdam.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the courtyard would be quieter, but our streetside room was not noisy at all.
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Green Features: This establishment is very green; in fact they even have "eco-WiFi" which limits radio waves and power usage.
  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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NHeemskerk A, Eigenaar at De Bedstee Hotel, responded to this review, 11 September 2014
Thank you for your wonderful review, the picture is very nice and I'm happy to meet you again. We will have next year a green roofterras and we can have a drink all together enjoy the view
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Graz, Austria
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Reviewed 15 August 2014

If you are looking for a comfortable and quiet apartment in Amsterdam, don't look any further! And if you also like to go to museums or concerts, you h a v e to book one of the Heemskerk Suites! They are situated just around the corner of Museumplein, where you can find the Stedelijk Museum, the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum. And they are in the same building complex as the infamous Concertgebouw. By the way, Norman, the owner, and his assistant Kimo are the nicest people you can imagine!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Vancouver, Canada
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298 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2014

We were a bit surprised here because we thought this was a hotel when we booked on trip advisor but it turns out to be a private set of apartments. This was both good and bad. The place, considering we knew that the people next door were here to party, was very quiet. The apartment was huge! Wifi was included and there was a laundry facility which was great if you were going across europe and had been planning on doing laundry anyway, as this was free. Because one person runs the place there is considerable less flexibility for checking in and out then at a regular hotel, although they were kind enough to keep our bags later, they were just in the downstairs common entryway, so not really secure. The owner was very friendly and gave us some great recommendations for around amsterdam. We were charged an extra fee for cleaning and there were a lot of rules. If you are looking for a hotel experience this is not it, but if you like a personal, homey touch this place would be perfect. Location is good but a bit removed from downtown, very close to transit.

Room Tip: Fire room was very large with a kitchen.
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Green Features: most of the practices were good but there were a lot of wifi restrictions based on speculation, not evidence of harm.
  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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NHeemskerk A, Proprietario at De Bedstee Hotel, responded to this review, 12 August 2014
Dear Nadya
thank you so much for your nice review. We are happy you had a good stay.
We just want to explain to the other travellers few remarks you had.
First, if you know Amsterdam, we are located right in the museum area and definitely this is part of the centre. We know that tourist think the centre of Amsterdam is only coffeeshops and red lights but we have also the cultural centre of the town and this is where we are :-)
Any person who read before to book can see we are apartments, definitely is not a surprise ( if we were a hotel we could not give such a space with the price of a small double room).
Is also clear we are very ECOLOGIC and we offer a different space to people who care about the health, that is why we offer the Eco WIFI (all Amsterdam offers the standard one so we exist for people with a more conscoius thought about the planet and the their health).
Our rules are many and strict but thanks to them we can GUARANTEE a place where we care about the guest tranquility offering a safe place where to relax.
We hope to see you again!
Thanks
Norman and Sonia
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Amsterdam
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Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

We just arrived but so far it's amazing. It's very nice in the room. We are definitely staying here next time we come to Amsterdam. . Norman is very nice and helpful and funny. . If you are ever in Amsterdam you need to stay here. Lovely apartments. They even give a bottle if prosecco and orange juice.

Stayed August 2014
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Oslo, Norway
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112 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2014

The apartment itself is nice (specially for Amsterdam) and included most of what you would need. We where greated by a nice chap called Kimo. He took time to give us some recomendations of the area and made us feel welcome.

On the down side the suites have steep stairs with no elevator. We where also suprised with a 50€ service charge equal to 30% of what we paid in total. This would feel more appropriate if we stayed here for several days. Wifi is for some reason turned off at 01.00 am

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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NHeemskerk A, Owner at De Bedstee Hotel, responded to this review, 18 July 2014
Thank you for you nice review.
Sorry to hear you you have some issues.
Our building is from 1925 and an art deco historical building. We cannot change the stairs .
The 50,00 Euro service fee is per day or per week, you stay one night .
We ask this so we can guaranty that a suite from 60m2 is 100% clean. It is 3 hours job.
We have a ECO WIFI, 90% less radiation and at night you sleep and you don't want to have radiation. We have also 120MB cable internet and a internet TV 24/7 . More we cannot give
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Property: De Bedstee Hotel
Address: Jan Willem Brouwersstraat 25 | Amsterdam Centre, Museumplein, 1071 LH Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Formerly Heemskerk Suites- Adults only)
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Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Amsterdam
#5 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#6 Best Value Hotel in Amsterdam
#10 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#37 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — De Bedstee Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bedstee Hotel is a new concept that recreates the style of capsule hotels in a real Dutch vintage tradition: sleeping in a closet. The hotel has 30 comfortable and private Bedstee boxes, only for adults, totally renewed, in 2017. All the bedstee will welcome you in a relaxing and informal sphere. Each box has a double and luxe bed, a closet for cabin luggage, led mood light and media panel for recharging your phone. Bathrooms are separate for men and women; the showers, in Delfts blue style, have a powerful rain shower and eco-all natural toiletries. The hotel has a bar and eating room, completely vegan/vegetarian and organic and it is situated in the most exclusive neighborhood of Amsterdam and located in an historical building in authentic architectonic style "Amsterdamse School" (Art Deco). The location is ideal, in the beautiful and quiet surroundings of the museum district where you can find the Van Gogh Museum, Rijks Museum and the Museum of Modern Art, all located next to the Museumplein. The famous Vondelpark is just around the corner. For some exciting nightlife you can visit the Leidseplein, which is within only ten minutes walking distance. Supermarkets or street markets are 5 to 10 minutes walking. We will provide you with all the information you may need and we can also book any tour for you. Stay cozy, stay convenient, stay Dutch. See you soon at De Bedstee Hotel!! ... more   less 
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