We stayed for four nights at the Collector. Karl is a great host and was very helpful to us in many ways. For example, he obtained tickets for us to the major museums which eliminated standing in long lines. The B&B is very comfortable and well run. We enjoyed our room which overlooked the garden in the back. It was quiet, very clean with a modern bathroom and spacious shower. One of the best aspects of the Collector is its location, easy walking distance to the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh museum, with lots of good restaurants in the neighborhood. Our favorites included the Spanish tapas restaurant nearby and the Greek "Il Kriti, also just a few blocks from the B&B. The lamb stew at Il Kriti was the best we've ever had, and on a rainy cold evening was true comfort food! Another aspect we really appreciated was that public transportation runs to within a few short blocks of the B&B, including the bus to the airport. The Collector is a great choice for comfortable and convenient lodging 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 Hotel Amsterdam
- The Collector Bed And Breakfast