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“Great, quiet place to chill out”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Sunhead of 1617

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Sunhead of 1617
Ranked #30 of 329 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
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Minneapolis
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“Great, quiet place to chill out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2009

Stayed at the Oude Wall apartment for our last 2 nights of a 2 week trip to Europe. It was soooo nice to relax in this apartment. Very clean and neat. Nice view of a quiet canal, balcony out back, great location 10 min walk to the train station.

It is a long haul with luggage from where you get the key to the apartment. Took a tram and still had to walk a bunch.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2009

Our stay at Sunhead of 1617 was wonderful. It was in a beautiful area close to all the city attractions. Our hosts were friendly and made us feel right at home. The breakfast was one of the best we ever had.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Adelaide
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2009

We stayed at the Jacob van Lennep B&B, which although a little too cluttered, was comfortable and the pre-packed breakfasts generous. What spoilt the experience was the attitude of Carlos when we picked up the key. We found him to be patronising, condescending and clearly in a hurry to be elsewhere even though we arrived 'early afternoon' as had been advised. In a 2 month European trip staying in 6 apartments, this was the only one where the owner did not greet us at the location to go through everything with us. What a difference it would have made.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
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St. Louis, MO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2009

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!

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2009

We stayed at the Sunhead in May 2009. It is in a perfect location - an easy walk from the railway station, overlooking a canal, right next to Jordaan and only a very short stroll from the centre. We had the Red Tulip room which is right at the top of the house (up a steep stair case, which was fine for us even though we are not fit!) with great views over the canal, and a really characterful and comfortable room. Carlos is very friendly and helpful, breakfast was great with fresh fruit, loads of homemade jams etc. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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München
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2009

We really enjoyed our stay in sunhead 1617! The room was nice and cosy, the breakfast great and the boat trips were the topping. Thanks, Carlos and Roelf-Jan! S&D from Munich

  • Stayed May 2009
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Seattle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2009

After almost a month of traveling in Europe we ended our trip with 3 nights in Amsterdam at Sunhead. What a great place, what a great city, and what a great location Carlos is fun, warm, provides a great breakfast, and is the ultimate host. We were lucky enough to get the apartment, and if we return, we will ask for it again. The view from the windows down to the canal is the ultimate people watching as all sorts of boats and bicyclists go by. We tried to make it a daily routinewith wine glass in hand and snack before heading out for the night. If you are nice, Carlos will arrange a boat trip through the canals which is the ultimate way to see the city, second only to renting a bike and pedaling around town with the locals. We are from Seattle, and the climate and atmosphere made us feel at home.

A word to the wise that intend to stay here - pack light or have a strong back to get your luggage up a very narrow and steep staircase.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Sunhead of 1617

Property: Sunhead of 1617
Address: Herengracht 152, 1016 BN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 329 B&Bs / Inns in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 2
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 
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Sunhead Of 1617 Hotel Amsterdam

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