We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Xaviera Hollander's Happy House BB

17 Stadionweg, 1077 RV Amsterdam The Netherlands
Prices are provided by our partners, and reflect average nightly room rates, including taxes and fees that are fixed, known to our partners, and due at time of booking. Other miscellaneous taxes and hotel fees which are not fixed or due at time of booking may be payable at the property at time of stay. Please see our partners for more details.
Traveller (20)
Room & Suite (12)
Dining (1)


#111 of 396 B&Bs / Inns in Amsterdam
Luxurious Bohemian villa with beautiful sunny garden full of flowers and greens, of legendary author Xaviera Hollander, in the heart of Amsterdam, with airport drop off provided as well as personal chef on request, ideal for culture seekers, couples, honeymooners, animal friendly, and meet the author herself if she is in town! Pivate parking is euro 30 per day. we are animal friendly so if needed let us know if you wish to bring your cat or dog.
Read more
Full view
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Shuttle bus service
Show more
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Residential Neighbourhood


Full view
83Good for walkers
Grade: 83 out of 100
18Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
14Attractionswithin 0.5 km
114Reviews6Q+A17Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 55
  • 37
  • 8
  • 2
  • 12
Time of year
Traveller type
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
sissystephie wrote a review May 2019
New Brunswick, New Jersey25 contributions11 helpful votes
My partner and I stayed at this B & B from 5/11/19 to 5/15/19 at the conclusion of our transatlantic cruise on the Norwegian Pearl! The accommodations were excellent. We had a "private chalet" which was clean & comfortable! The daily breakfast was excellent, served by the two gentlemen who took care of the facility. We were privileged to meet Xavier & her husband upon our arrival and spend some time chatting with them before they left for warmer climates in Spain! This is located in an excellent part of town with many restaurants nearby as well as the public transit trams which are easy to understand! We look forward to returning sometime!
Read more
Date of stay: May 2019
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The private "chalet" in the backyard has its own barhtroom and much privacy!
See more room tips
1 Helpful vote
Jane S wrote a review Jan 2019
Tavira, Portugal23 contributions6 helpful votes
Xaviera and Phillip were fabulous hosts,chatty,welcoming,interesting and helpful.The house is cosy and the breakfast plentiful and tasty.We hired bikes from them too .... the centre is only a five minute bike ride away.
Read more
Date of stay: December 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
HK-Canuck wrote a review Jul 2018
Rotterdam, The Netherlands6 contributions2 helpful votes
Stayed in the Goliath room with my wife and young son, and had a very pleasant stay. Had the pleasure of chatting with M. Hollander quite a few times and she’s a very welcoming hostess. Her husband Philip had lots of good advice in Amsterdam and was kind enough to drop us at the local train station after our stay. The room is suitable for a couple and child or friendly friend :) The home is very convenient for the #5 and 24 tram to the city and there’s lots of dining choices nearby.
Read more
Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
BobK439 wrote a review May 2018
Cambridge, MA17 contributions24 helpful votes
I stayed for three nights at the Happy House. Owned and operated by Xaviera Hollander, the Happy Hooker who owned a cultural moment in the 1970s, this is a cluttered, idiosyncratic, but ultimately lovable landing zone. Bed: Comfortable. I booked the Goliath, which as the name implies is plenty big enough for two people and all the baggage they can drag up the narrow flight of stairs. Goliath comes with its own private deck, a very nice amenity. Breakfast: Satisfactory. Eggs cooked to order, along with the usual breads and cold cuts, orange juice, coffee and tea. Baths: The main disadvantage. Shared, and sinks are way too small. Toiletries appear to be the leftovers from previous guests. Location: Very good. Walkable to Museumplein, where you will find the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, and the famous Concertgebouw of Amsterdam. Access to Schipol Airport: Amazing! 30 minutes door to door. Take the train in the basement of the airport one stop to Amsterdam Zuid station, then the #5 tram toward Amsterdam Centraal two stops to Stadionweg. A pleasant five minute walk, and you are at the front door of 17 Stadionweg. Total cost: 4 euros for the train, 3 euros for the tram.
Read more
Date of stay: May 2018
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Goliath is nice a big room, with a large private deck.
See more room tips
3 Helpful votes
mel3y wrote a review May 2018
Zwickau, Germany1 contribution
We had a great time in Amsterdam! Our room was very comfortable in a nice district near the center. The hosts were very friendly and helped us well to orient oneself. I would recommend this housing to anyone!
Read more
Date of stay: April 2018
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
US$122 - US$191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
xaviera hollander`s happy house hotel amsterdam
The NetherlandsNorth Holland ProvinceAmsterdamApollobuurt / Amsterdam South / Oud Zuid
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Xaviera Hollander's Happy House BB
Which popular attractions are close to Xaviera Hollander's Happy House BB?
Nearby attractions include Beatrixpark (0.2 km), Beethovenstraat (0.3 km), and Verschuivingen (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Xaviera Hollander's Happy House BB?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
Is parking available at Xaviera Hollander's Happy House BB?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Xaviera Hollander's Happy House BB?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gauchos - Beethovenstraat, Le Pain Quotidien, and Bodon, La Grande Brasserie.
Does Xaviera Hollander's Happy House BB have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Xaviera Hollander's Happy House BB offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Xaviera Hollander's Happy House BB?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Xaviera Hollander's Happy House BB?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Anne Frank House (3.1 km), Concertgebouw (1.0 km), and Portuguese Synagogue (2.8 km).