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The Collector Bed & Breakfast

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 14 December 2016

My fiance and I stayed here for 6 nights and really enjoyed our time here. We loved having a kitchen at our disposal and Karol was a great, easy-going host. Our room was clean and the bowl of fruit and vases of flowers were great touches. We used the bikes and felt like true Amsterdamers. The neighborhood is safe and...

Thank Iwonka J
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Reviewed 26 November 2016

My two friends and I loved staying at The Collector B&B! Collections began with walking sticks as you entered, wooden shoes up the stairs, clocks and shoes in my room. The bedrooms are spacious and tiled bathrooms are well-appointed. A shared kitchen, well-stocked with everything you could want for breakfast and lunch including fresh eggs, made this seem like our...

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Washington, DC
Reviewed 4 November 2016

I recently returned home to DC from my visit. I love the city and the friends i have gotten to know. One of the most important things for me is that i get to stay at "The Collector B & B".. From Oct 21st for 10 days I enjoyed my 9th visit there. I am always so comfortable in my...

Thank Byron1
rockville, md
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Stayed four nights here in August. It was a very comfortable stay. The room was clean and large with a king size bed. Excellent value for the price. We also had a little balcony which was very nice. The bathroom was excellent. The owner had a stock of incidentals that a traveller might need, which was very useful. It was...

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northern ireland
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

What to say that hasn't already been mentioned? This place is the best we've stayed at in Amsterdam (after multiple visits in the last 10 years). Beautifully decorated, spacious, clean, comfy beds, great shower, beautiful well-stocked kitchen, tram 16 stops right outside and carries you right to the centre. Karel is a friendly and helpful yet unobtrusive host. The Oud...

Thank c-burd
Reviewed 7 July 2016

This is the second time I visited "the Collector" and I was not disappointed. Karel and his assistant are wonderful people who will do everything to make you feel at home in the wonderful big room with balcony I received at my disposal. There were flowers and a plate of fruit waiting for my and after a couple of days...

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Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Staying at this amazing Bed and Breakfast for a second time felt like coming home. The location is right in the middle of the city, a five-minute walk from Museum Square with grocery stores, the beautiful grassy Vondelpark, and tram stops all within a stone’s throw. The owner, Karel, is a font of helpful tips and insider knowledge. He peppers...

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 June 2016

We have just spent a lovely weekend in Amsterdam and booked to stay in the Collector B & B. This is an excellent place to stay, very central. Our host was extremely helpful and kind. Our room was great - very light and airy with an extremely comfortable bed and good bathroom with shower. Even though it is situated on...

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

From the outside, The Collector B&B looked clean and comfortable and inviting. The well-tended red geraniums in the spotless windows offered a cheerful contrast to the seasoned brick of the century-old town house, and the collection of walking sticks in the vestibule hinted at the homey warmth we experienced throughout our 3-day stay. With the 16 tram just outside the...

1Thank nancy b
Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed 27 May 2016

We had the room on the first floor (ground floor = the street level) overlooking the main street. It was a very clean spacious room. The beds were comfortable. The en suite bathroom has a shower, water pressure was excellent, and towels were changed daily. The hosts were very helpful and friendly. It is a do it yourself breakfast, but...

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Staying in Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)

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Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
Top sites to see in this attractive and affluent part of town include the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum, to name but two of the highly acclaimed museums of the aptly named Museum Quarter. And if you need a break from all the fantastic art, there’s the Neoclassical Concertgebouw music hall and Vondelpark, the city’s largest park. Shopaholics and luxury brand connoisseurs will love exploring the high-end shopping destinations of PC Hooftstraat, Van Baerlestraat, Cornelis Schuytstraat, and Jacob Obrechtstraat, where even the shop window displays are of museum quality. In the evenings, when the museums close and the daytrippers head home, the area becomes a quiet oasis of calm with a sophisticated and urbane tone.
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  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Breakfast included
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 

Additional Information about The Collector Bed & Breakfast

Address: De Lairessestraat 46 hs, 1071PB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier) , Museumplein
Price Range: ₹ 6,062 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
The Collector Hotel Amsterdam
The Collector Bed And Breakfast
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“Front room has a lovely little balcony to enjoy all the street action, but may be noisy. Back room may be quieter. Both are lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles ctheworld47, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Book early~”
 of 5 bubbles Byron1, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I like the room in the front with the little balcony”
 of 5 bubbles SabineIsrael, 7 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The room right next to the cosy kitchen was airy, spacious, clean and comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles milla251, 5 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Room at back would be quieter”
 of 5 bubbles 526janew, 17 May 2016 | Read review
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