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The Collector Bed & Breakfast

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Reviewed 17 March 2008

we had a great time at The Collector from March 6 to 10, 2008. Karel is extremely obliging, has excellent info at hand and can advise you on what ever your interests are in Amsterdam and beyond in Holland. The large room was very nice, with a good view; the tram stops right outside and we walked all over in...

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Reviewed 12 March 2008

Stayed here 2 nights in March for 105 euros per night. It was very clean and a good location. The self serve kitchen is the best idea. Everything you would possibly want and or need is there for the taking. I liked not having to be at breakfast at a particular time. We enjoyed the comfortable beds and staying at...

2Thank civita
Reviewed 25 February 2008

We stayed 3 nights at Karel's place - the trip was a 40th birthday present for my partner, and it couldn't have been more perfect... This really is a special place to stay - the house is beautiful and intriguing, combining quirkiness with luxury thanks to spotlessly clean rooms and a deliciously comfortable bed that was nearly as big as...

4Thank UkCath
Reviewed 23 February 2008

We found The Collector on Trip Advisor. All the reviews we read were excellent. Our experience staying at The Collector verified that all the good things in those reviews were absolutely correct! We stayed three days. The pictures on the other postings are accurate. This was our first trip to Europe. We are an average couple in our mid-sixties. We...

1Thank das189
San Marcos
Reviewed 22 February 2008

My husband and I stayed for a week at the Collector B&B in January. We absolutely LOVED it. The rooms were beautiful, clean, and big. The huge window opened out onto a balcony that overlooked the garden area. The tram stopped right outside of the building, so we could get any where in the city in minutes. The B&B was...

1Thank Tgem
Reviewed 30 December 2007

Stayed here for a week. Excellent host, he even bought in low fat milk for breakfast and told me where I could get a pair of cheap hobby glasses after my own (prescription) were damaged. Room was very comfortable and there was always food available in the fridge. Perfectly situated in a quiet part of town, just behind the Concertgebouw...

1Thank burca32p
Reviewed 19 December 2007

We stayed 5 nights in mid September this year. At first we were weary about preparing our own breakfast but it was perfect!! You had everything that you can possibly need at the time you want. No need to wake up at certain time to have breakfast. The rooms were clean,spacious and comfortable. You have a small balcony that you...

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Morristown, New Jersey
Reviewed 19 November 2007

This B&B was so easy to get to. We paid 110 euro a night and we had the biggest room in the house. My bf & I enjoyed sitting out on the balcony (regardless how cold it was). The area was clean. The tram could be a bit loud in the morning when your trying to sleep in. Karel was...

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Reviewed 18 November 2007

This is the second time I have visited The Collector and I am truly amazed at how much I fell in love again with the B&B and Amsterdam. The Collector looks unassuming but I would recommend it for a place to stay for the following reasons: it is 5 minutes literally from the Van Gogh Musuem and a 5 minutes...

1Thank MaggieMay5Birmingham
Reviewed 5 November 2007

My husband and I just returned from visiting Amsterdam and our stay at Karel's B&B was the frosting on the cake! Karel runs a warm, inviting, spotlessly clean establishment. Our every wish and need was taken care of. Karel bought food we requested, made reservations for us, and guided us with restaurant and sightseeing recommendations. This is the pefect place...

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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
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  • 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: ₹ 6,055 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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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~”
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“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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