We had a wonderful 5 night stay at the Collector B&B in Amsterdam over the Queen's Day holiday. The location is in a quiet neighborhood, with the tram and bus stop right across the street, and is very convenient to the central area.
We had a large king bed, very comfortable, private bath, which was spotless, lots of towels, and shared access to a balcony which overlooked a quiet yard. The kitchen was well equipped and we made breakfast here each morning with the food Karel provided. There are even fresh eggs from his chickens provided!
A large grocery store isn't far and we shopped for some food which we could leave in the refrigerator in the kitchen. I made dinner 2 nights and enjoyed eating it on the balcony.
The TV had many channels to select from and Karel even washed a load of clothes for us! What a wonderful host. There is a computer on the main level for anyone to use, so it was easy to keep touch with home.
We highly recommend The Collector for a peaceful, homey place to stay while in Amsterdam.
- 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