I booked my reservation at the Hotel Brouwer initially about 1.5 years in advance. I read the reviews and since they only have eight rooms, I wasn't about to take any chances. Despite my high expectations that grew that year and a half, I'm happy to say they even exceeded them.
Perfect location on a canal in the middle of everything with every room having views. Charm that you can only find in a smaller place that's been around a while. I need to start staying in smaller hotels! Everything has an antique feel to it, including the oft-reviewed tiny elevator(which is small but can still fit two people or one person+suitcase). Between the feel of the place and the location, you truly get a taste of Amsterdam.
Breakfast was delicious and the service was very friendly. Also, having the community computer downstairs was very helpful. Between that, and little touches like the tv's and bathrooms in each room, they took a very old building and added just enough modern features to make it comfortable yet not lose its stunning charm.
I will certainly try to stay there on every future trip to Amsterdam.
- Also Known As:
- Brouwer Hotel Amsterdam