I stayed at the Golden Bear earlier this year and will highly recommend it to everyone. It is a small hotel in comparison to the others, but becasue of that, it was more personable and just the best time. The staff (who spoke better english than I) was VERY helpful.
Okay... I stayed in the top-top room. It was a pain to get up to, but ABSOLUTELY THE MOST ROMANTIC PLACE TO STAY (stay there - it's a little more money - but more than worth it). It overlooks the tops of the buildings and even gets a sunrise. You can open the window and there isn't a huge amount of traffic or noise. The best afternoon was when we came home from the Van Gogh Museum and went to the room, opened the window and was able to hear a kids birthday party next door - you can't get that in one of the big hotels.
I just got back from Amsterdam, in November, and stayed at one of the big hotels and HATED it. EVERY time I passed the Golden Bear, I cried to stay there. I plan to go for Queens day in 07 and will stay at the Golden Bear.
AGAIN, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS HOTEL. I plan to spend part of my honeymoon there.... now... to get a husband...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel is housed in two 18th century buildings, this is one of the best shopping areas with an abundance of boutiques known as the '9 straatjes', which consists of nine streets that are situated between the canals Prinsengracht and Singel. The rooms are well equipped with modern facilities to make sure your stay is as comfortable as possible. The hotel is located next to ‘Leidsestraat’, one of the most popular shopping streets of Amsterdam, near to all Amsterdam’s highlights such as the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh museum, Albert Cuyp Market, shops, bars, clubs and restaurants. The Kerkstraat is a quiet street, so you will be in the city centre of Amsterdam but still have a good night sleep. The hotel offers many services and facilities such as free wireless internet throughout the building, tickets to various museums and activities, a continental breakfast and free city maps. Our reception is open between 8:00- 24:00, and we will be happy to help you if you will need any additional services, facilities or information. The location is perfect to explore the city and our staff will make sure your stay in Amsterdam is one to remember. ... more less
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