We had a great 3-night stay at this excellent B&B in Amsterdam. It was lovely, quirky with the various collections on display around the house and definitely much better than staying in a hotel. Our room was large with high ceilings, spotlessly clean and had a nice shared balcony facing over the back gardens. We had a big bathroom with good shower pressure, which is a bonus in Amsterdam! The room was fully cleaned each day with fresh towels supplied. The kitchen was shared between the three bedrooms and a plentiful make-your-own breakfast included fresh eggs from the small chicken coop in the back garden, how good is that? We were extremely well looked after by Fausan (Karel was away on holiday) and the free use of the downstairs PC and printer for email and planning activities was useful too.
The Collector is located in the Museum District which is a good area of town with good restaurants and bars within a block or two in most directions. It is just a few minutes walk to the Vondel Park, the Concert Hall and the Van Gogh museum and then on to the Rijksmuseum and the city centre.
We hired the Collector’s own two bicycles for 2-days which made it easier to see more of town. My one comment would be that we had to give the bikes a little service ourselves (olive oil from the kitchen being perfect to oil the bike chains and get rid of the squeaks!)
Overall an A+, we would definitely stay again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Collector Bed and Breakfast offers bright, stylish and spacious rooms, each with its distinct own character: one decorated with Amsterdam School (Deco) furniture, the other one with Gispen Dutch Design classics. Both rooms have an ensuite bathroom. There's a guest kitchen for your breakfast around the clock. You will find a well stocked fridge, fresh fruits, a Nespresso coffee machine and lots more. Amenities include bath robes, a hair dryer, toiletries, a safety box, a guest computer to use for internet and email and there's even a bagage storage in case of early arrival or late departure. Here you will be able to freshen up, too. The house dates back to 1914 and is located just behind the Museum square with the Concert Hall (Concertgebouw), the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh and the Stedelijk Museum. The 17th century canal area is just a 10 minute walk from the B&B. There is direct bus line nearby for transfers from and to the airport. Your host Karel Poels is an active collector, who can tell about his different collections with lots of enthusiasm. You will find those collections in the guest rooms and the rest of the house: unique Dutch wooden skates, branded pins, chinaware, you name it! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Collector Bed And Breakfast
- The Collector Hotel Amsterdam