My husband and I just returned from our trip to Amsterdam and I must say that our 6-night stay at Boogard's at their new location on Pieter Jacobszstraat made our vacation more special and memorable. Peter really went out of his way to cater to our needs and make sure we were enjoying our stay in his lovely city. It was very evident that Peter enjoys sharing his home with guests and providing the best service at his B&B. He extends you the warmest welcome, like you're a distant relative he's trying to get to know better. Peter even gave us souvenir gifts to take home with us, really sweet!
I will definitely recommend to my family and friends to stay nowhere else but Boogard's when traveling to Amsterdam. Here are my reasons why:
Peter was such a gracious host. Despite other personal matters that needed his immediate attention, he made sure our needs were taken care of. Upon arrival, there were chocolate covered cream puffs and muffins for us to snack on after a long flight. The mini fridge is always well stocked with beer and soda.
Every breakfast was different and very delicious - we had Dutch pancakes with 20 toppings and home made apple compote and fresh bananas one day, then two different kinds of quiche the next day, freshly-baked croissants, apple turnovers and bread the following day... and everyday there was cereal and yogurt, jams, fresh fruit, great coffee and orange juice. When you return at the end of the day, there is baked treat waiting for you - an apple brioche, mocha cake, etc. He also takes time to chat with you at the end of the day, ask how your day went and what your plans are for the next day.
Peter would also give us tips and advice on the best way of getting around to the places we wanted to visit. His tips on the best places to have dinner were all spot on. He provided several maps and Amsterdam travel guides in the room. There are also umbrellas for you to use in case it rains. There are so many little touches that Peter thought of - such as providing a complete set of toiletries, a hair dryer, and even a night light in the bathroom.
The breakfasts were so filling that we were kept full all the way through dinner. That saved us money because we didn't need to eat out for lunch. We would take some of the baked goods from the previous day so we can snack in the afternoon while walking in Vondelpark or while on a trip to Keukenhof or Zaanse Schans. He gave us a bottle of Prosecco and cheeses, sausage, prosciutto and olives which we can take for a picnic or simply snack on at night. You definitely get more than your money's worth if you stay at Boogard's.
3. Sleep Quality
We stayed in the Pug room which is the right size for me and my husband. The queen size bed was very comfortable with lots of big pillows which I love. If you're the type who can't have enough pillows, this will fit the bill.
The B&B was recently renovated, very clean. You get daily cleaning services. Peter even had our laundry done for free!
The B&B is located on a quiet street, just off Nes, a block away from lively Damstraat, 2 blocks from Dam Square, and a 10 minute walk to Centraal Station. The Red Light district is several blocks away, but you don't really notice it when walking to and from the B&B. You can take many alternate streets if you feel the need to avoid the Red Light district.
We stayed in the Pug room which had a comfortable sitting area by the window, a TV, and computer. There is free wifi, which is great. After a long day of walking around Amsterdam, we would take drinks from the mini-fridge, or make coffee from the mini bar area and sit in the bedroom while snacking on a new baked treat Peter prepared for us while catching up on the days' news on TV. The room had big bright windows facing the street. There are window shades and heavy curtains for privacy.
Nobody does it like Boogard's B&B - just book your stay here and it will definitely surpass all your expectations.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In Boogaard's BnB our luxurious romantic bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and queen size beds are located on first floor with access to a wet and dessert bar. Each roomy bedroom has a flat screen television, Firer place with seating area, comfortable leather chairs, writing desk complete with a laptop with free wireless internet, beautiful antique armoire and a bookcase filled with guide books and maps. Guest have access to the wet and dessert bar filled with free soft drinks plus tea and coffee service. For the first time we are offering central air-conditioning in our rooms to ensure the perfect sleep during the summer months. The rooms are decorated in a classic and comfortable style which Peter has become know for, and they will have luxurious larger bathrooms, each with a large walk-in shower and a rain shower feature, marble wash basins and heated towel racks. On our roof top terrace, you can enjoy the view of the old city while relaxing in our beautiful deck chairs around our garden and you can enjoy the outside wet bar. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Boogaard`s Hotel Amsterdam
- Boogaard`s b&b