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“So cute, homey and comfortable!”
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Eelhouse B&B
Ranked #39 of 329 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
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Nice, France
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“So cute, homey and comfortable!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2012

I just spent a three nice days at the Eelhouse, I was travelling with my mum. Since she was visiting Amsterdam for the very first time, I was looking for a clean, comfy and homey place in a quiet area, close to the main attractions. I wanted her to be comfortable, and keep myself happy.

Well, this B&B was exactly that! Vera, the owner, is very kind and smart, she takes care of everything: the room was perfect, full of light, simple and clean, especially the bathroom.

The heating system works perfectly, there is a small table perfect for the brekky (huge and yummy!) a kettle and a coffee machine, a little fridge filled up with complimentary food... Awesome!

We had the room on the third floor: full of light, and with a lovely view of the roofs. Totally peaceful, all the time.

The best part is the bed: sleeping beauties, this is the place for you! The bed is very, very comfortable, and so are the pillows and duvet. My mum (she's got a few "sleeping problems") was sleeping so deeply, and so was I!

The location is really cool: the staircase (steep and original) leeds you to the top of this historical building, which is located in quiet and leafy surroundings. Next to the Jordaan, the Anne Frank House and a totally walkable distance from the train station. For the museums, the tram is really nearby.

If you are looking for a true home away from home in beautiful Amsterdam, look no further! I myself am looking forward to go back.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2012

My fiancee and I stayed at the Eelhouse for 3 nights between Christmas and New Year and had a fantastic stay which really made our first visit to Amsterdam. Vera and Jesper are fantastic hosts, very friendly, welcoming and helpful. Breakfast is served in your room which makes mornings very relaxed when you've a long day walking and sightseeing ahead of you, and the room has all of facilities you could wish for - very modern in what is an old building (as the steep stairs up to the room tell you!!). The location was great for us, being away from the busiest parts of town, but all of the sights and/or transport links are easily reached by foot, and there are plenty of cosy little bars and restaurants within easy walking distance of the B&B. The only slight criticism is the noise of people walking in the room upstairs, but you expect that in a building of that age and it wasn't a problem at all for us.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2012

The quirkily-named Eel House** B&B in the Jordaan are of Amsterdam ticks all of the boxes for a great little B & B.

Friendly host (extremely), location (great), breakfast ( very,very generous and well presented, and delivered to your room, room space (plenty), together with a host of extras such as a small bar fridge, coffee maker, flat screen TV, and free daily provisions such as wine, beer and juice.

The newly refurbished bathroom was small but sparkling clean. Beds were comfortable and the linen of good quality.

We arrived on a rainy, dark winter's morning around 0730 to be met at the door by the warm smile of our gorgeous young host Vera (and her two cats). Husband Jasper was already off renovating another property (possibly to become Ell House II)

Sure, the EEl House doesn't have the glitz of a 5 star hotel (and the walk up the historic winding staircase is an interesting experience) but it more than makes up for it with its charm, friendliness, location and the genuine warmth and style of the owners.

Nearby are lots of bars, restaurants, a supermarket and lots of ordinary residents going about their business. Opposite is a small park where local children happily play. On Saturdays and Mondays a fantastic and comprehensive street market is set up in a street 100m away (Lindengracht).

It's an easy walk from the Eel House to most central atttractions such as the landmark Westerkerk and the Anne Frank House.

We stayed for four nights in December 2011 after booking the Eel House on the internet. Vera is so trusting (I'm not sure that I would be) that she didn't even require a deposit, just confirmation a couple of weeks ahead. Tariff for a major European city was very reasonable at E110 pn.

Book it, you'll love it!!! It's got our strong recommendation to add to the others you will see on Tripadvisor.

**The Eel House apparently got its name from an old Amsterdam sport/competition which involved trying to grab eels strung across a canal while passing below the rope in a boat

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2011

Vera met with us to give us our keys to our room and was a great hostess. She talked to us at length to help get us oriented with the city and what there was to do nearby as well as gave us recommendations to restaurants in the neighborhood.
The room itself was quite large and the bed was very comfortable. Heat was steam radiator that the guests could adjust in the individual rooms. The bathroom was clean and well appointed; the shower with good water pressure and piping hot water. The room had a kitchenette with sink, microwave,fridge and coffee maker, as well as an electric tea kettle. The fridge was stocked a-la mini bar with plenty of things for us to drink and was included in the room with no extra charge.
The television had lots of channels and good reception. There was free wi-fi that worked without any problems.
Breakfast was served in the room and had an assortment of meats, cheeses, yogurts, pastries and breads.
The only complaint that some may have (which isn't something that was bothersome to us) was that the stairs to the rooms were quite narrow and steep. Also, there were people staying above us and they walked around quite a bit and it was somewhat noisy.
If Amsterdam were closer, we'd return again and again! Such a nice retreat.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2011

The Eelhouse is a much nicer place to stay than most much more costly hotel rooms. My wife and I stayed for a week in October and were happy with everything. The owners Jasper and Vera are really nice and helpful with everything one might need. If looking to stay in the Jordaan it would be hard to find a nicer place. Our stay far exceeded my expectations and I unreservedly recommend to others.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Eelhouse B&B

Property: Eelhouse B&B
Address: Tweede Lindendwarsstraat 21, 1015 LH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Jordaan
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #39 of 329 B&Bs / Inns in Amsterdam
Price range (per night): ₹ 6,308 - ₹ 8,411
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A charming and small guesthouse in the heart of Amsterdam. A lovely historic neighborhood, across the street from a square. Modern rooms, each with bath and a french balcony. ... more   less 
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