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Breitner House
Ranked #12 of 329 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
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“Amazing experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2014

Fabulous three nights at Breitner House! Camilla and Guido made us feel welcome and part of the family within moments of our arrival. We were greeted with handshakes, hugs and delicious wine and champagne. Over cocktails in the dining room, we learned the history of Breitner House and got to know our hosts Camilla and Guido. They are two of the most interesting, kind people I have ever met. Not only did they suggest things for us to do, but made the reservations for our dining and drove us around the city several times. They have a talent for making their guests feel like royalty and no detail was spared in making us feel at home. The accommodations were luxurious and comfortable with snacks, wine, champagne, bottled water, sodas, beer, juices, coffee, teas, and chocolates artfully arranged for our use. The breakfast was the most delicious, elegant, artful, abundant meal I have ever had. We have traveled the world and been to some of the most wonderful restaurants, but this breakfast has to be the most wonderful I have ever had. Guido is an amazing chef and Camilla has the perfect touch in her arrangement and service. I know that one of the biggest reasons that I love this city so much has to do with the experience I had at Breitner House. I hope that I will be able to visit Camilla and Guido again, because by the end our stay, they felt like family. Do yourself a favor and book a stay at this fabulous B&B. You will not be disappointed.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

Not sure whether to refer to the Breitner House as an hotel? A boutique hotel or an upmarket (very) B & B?
But whatever you choose to call it, expect one of the most unique lodging experiences that certainly we’ve ever experienced (& we do get out a bit – honest).
It is a wonderful combination of the history of the house, previously frequented by artists including George Breitner, a 19th century impressionist painter of some note (& mate of one Vincent van Gogh).
The house itself; beautifully decorated & exquisitely furnished & located overlooking Osterpark & both of the two suites themselves are superb.
But the last key ingredient to this perfect mixture are the owners themselves; Camilla & Guido. Both charming, wonderfully friendly, knowledgeable, very helpful & Guido is a great & inventive cook & lover of tulips!
The breakfast I’m sure you’ve seen & read about, but it really must be experienced in person. This feast would have had the most decadent Roman emperor seething with jealousy & made his breakfast by comparison look like a couple of Weetabix served with skimmed milk & no sugar. We thought we were on a film set & I was half hoping for some scantily clad beauties to come waltzing in & start feeding me grapes!
We were there with just my wife & I & a couple of our best friends, so we really had the place to ourselves, which was very nice indeed to be able to experience the beauty of both suites & also we could sit in the garden in the evening drinking the fine wine provided.
Guido & Camilla have a great sense of humour & love to engage with their guests & we were treated like long lost friends. We really did nothing but laugh & have fun every time we were in their company.
This is the perfect place for nice people to go & enjoy the most fabulous accommodation with two of the nicest people you could ever wish to meet. It may seem a little expensive, but it is the best value for money you’ll ever get.

Do yourself a favour, book it now, the memories alone will be worth it, ours certainly are.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2014

Staying at Breitner House in Amsterdam was wonderful and unforgettable. Many thanks to charming Camila and magnificent Gvido for their cordiality and hospitality. Antique atmosphere was everywhere and even during breakfast. A grate surprise was a beautiful garden with a lot of flowers and flowered magnolia where we could have a rest with a cup of coffee and glass of Champagne. If you expect to visit Amsterdam we advise to stay in Breitner House and enjoy
this splendour. Inna & Sergei. Tallinn. Estonia.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2014

Well what can you say that has not already been correctly mentioned before. We (2 couples) arrived at the House to be greeted like long lost friends and made to feel welcome immediately by the delightful hosts Camilla and the living legend that is Guido. The House is an old town house that has been renovated into two apartments, one on the ground floor with a garden and one on the first floor with a stunning bathroom, both can be seen on the rather excellent web site.
Breakfast is an experience in itself a master class in hospitality do not miss it and give yourself plenty of time to savour Guidos creations. We would return in a heartbeat. Thank you. Chris & Kim.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014 via mobile

A very memorable stay with Camilla and Guido. We felt we had moved back in time to old Amsterdam with the rooms/food/conversation with our hosts. The rooms are spectacular, unlike anything we had experienced before. We will always remember fondly our time with Camilla and Guido during long breakfasts and great conversation.
Roy and Kathryn Krughoff

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend made a surprise for me and he booked one night (incl. Breakfast) at this spectacular house in Amsterdam. The place looks amazing, an old painter's house, now beautifully renovated by Guido and Camilla, but what I truly enjoyed was the atmosphere the two of them created. They are such a nice, warm couple that will ensure your stay at Breitner hotel is unforgetful. They told us stories, showed us the house, cooked an absoluetly amazing breakfast (an absolute must-try) and were also in the sam time very mindful to give us the privacy that we need.
One of the nicest places that I have stayed in! If you're in Amsterdam, give yourself a treat and stay at the Breitner house, you will surely not regret it.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2014

Firstly, let me say that I never write reviews, but this is the first place that really and thoroughly deserves it and it's not because it's a fancy 7 star hotel, but because it's a home to home experience you were always waiting for! I took my gilfriend for her 25th birthday there and I've spent hours on the booking/tripadvisor/hotels.com websites looking for that magical place! Guess what, I found it! The best about this place, and you will find it in every single review you read, is the owners - Camilla and Guido. It feels like coming home to your grandparents or parents depending on your age obviously:) They are absolutely welcoming and adorable, make you feel special and loved. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience and will surely be coming back! Location is good as it's only 4-5 stops by bus to the city center (bus stop around the corner) and it's next to the massive park that during the warmer days is absolute vital, I've been told that during the summer the park is full of action! The house itself is awesome and if you are young couple or looking to bring that spark back into your relationship I would strongly recommend the room with the garden downstairs as it's so honeymoon style! You don't need to plan anything in advance in terms of the sightseeing as Guido will tell you all about Amsterdam, where to go and what to do. Don't hesitate to ask for any advice, help or guidance, the owners are always there for you to help! 5/5 experience and don't think twice if you want to make it a special treat for your other half, she will appreciate it! Camilla made sure that the big day would be magical and Guido has kindly bought the birthday cake and some candles! As the previous reviewer has correctly noticed, if you are looking for a home away from home in a historic, romantic and beautifully appointed house, with a suite that allows you the peace & tranquillity you require & you want to be treated not only like a foreign dignitary but as a member of the family this IS the place for you!

There are so many good things I can tell you about this place, but a lot of people did mention it already in the previous reviews, so I can only justify that it's all true!!! Anyway, you only need to read a few of them and take a look at the overall rating/pictures to make the best decision in your life!

Have a great stay ar Breitner House and send our regards to Camilla and Guido as we are surely be coming back!

P.S. If you want the best rates, go direct! There is the website for Breitner House and it should not be too difficult to find the contacts of Camilla or Guido.

All the best,
Alex and Jen

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Breitner House

Property: Breitner House
Address: Oosterpark 8788, 1092 AW Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 329 B&Bs / Inns in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — Breitner House 5*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Breitner House is set in a characteristic Amsterdam townhouse overlooking the Oosterpark. It offers 2 large, classically decorated suites with modern features such as a flat-screen TV and iPod docking station. Both rooms have the atmosphere of the 1800s with authentic ornaments, big Italian chandeliers and antique furnishings. They have luxurious bathrooms with a bath tub and free toiletries. Every morning Breitner House serves an extensive breakfast including champagne, in the classic dining room with views of the park. In the direct area several restaurants are available for lunch and dinner. Amsterdam's famous Museum Quarter including the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum is 15 minutes away by public transport. The Artis Zoo is 500 m away. Amsterdam-East is a great choice for travellers interested in cycling tours, city walks, museums shopping and nightlive. ... more   less 
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