Our family of four stayed in the Sunflower apartment for two nights in June, based on the recommendations of other TripAdvisors. We were not disappointed in the least. The Sunhead has a great location central to what Amsterdam has to offer visitors. It is easy to find, and is within walking distance (or a single tram ride) of just about everywhere in town.
We left our car at the Sloterdijk P+R (park and ride) and took the tram to Westermarkt. It was a short walk to the Sunhead, where Carlos greeted us warmly. Up traditionally steep A'dam stairs to the apartment and we were quickly settled in. The apartment is comfortably furnished. One of the best parts is Carlos' guide book with accurate and entertaining entries on the local scene.
The breakfast was terrific, and conversation with Carlos was even better. Our kids (late teens) had a great time (jazz at the Bimhuis, bikes in Vondelpark, farmer's market, and Anne Frank house), but I think that breakfast with Carlos may have been the highlight.
You can't go wrong at the Sunhead of 1617!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sunhead of 1617 is located in the heart of the wonderful 17th-century canal district. Built in 1617, it is one of the oldest heritage monument buildings of the Herengracht. The Herengracht is the most beautiful and prestigious canal of lovely Amsterdam. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sunhead Of 1617 Hotel Amsterdam