We stayed at The Collector for 3 nights in June. Our 2 large, comfortable, clean rooms with private bath shared a balcony overlooking a beautiful yard. The location was not far from Peter Cuyperstraat--thus perfect for budget restaurants as well as museums and the city center, but the tram to the station and Dam stops nearly at the door. Karel was an excellent host, advising us on restaurants and activities and asking us about any particular breakfast or other needs. We also liked the self-serve breakfast, which enabled us to eat at whatever time we pleased and to have fried eggs rather than boiled for a change. Having fresh fruit available all day was also a plus, as was access to the computer and printer for advance museum and train tickets, enabling us to pay with US credit cards that are not accepted everywhere.
- 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