Sunhead of 1617
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\Rich Text Area.When you visit Amsterdam, you must stay at Sunhead of 1617 (so named because the house was built that year). We were in the Sunflower apartment, with a dining area and kitchenette, and about 30 narrow, winding stairs, typical of the city houses. The house is located on Herengracht in the old city, about two blocks from the Anne …
We dropped the car off at the Bos en Lommer P+R (Park and Ride) on the western outskirts of Amsterdam and took the tram to our lodging. Despite the stops along the way, we didn’t have too much leisure time for getting to Amsterdam. We had tickets to the Jeremy Pelt concert at the Bimhuis (“Bim house”) jazz venue on the IJ River.< …
... Afterward, we took a cruise around the canals that we had all to ourselves. We had mock elections that were awarded with lots and lots and lots and lots of laughs. It was a wonderful last night with the entire gang.
Tomorrow, we stop in Belgium and then take the ferry to the U.K. where we'll all part our separate ways. Tears will be shed. Already have my ...
... four hours of my life.
This is definitely a house with a story. It was the hiding place where Anne Frank wrote her diary during the Second World War. Anne was born in Frankfurt, Germany on the 12th of June 1929 - and was one of the millions of victims of the Nazi persecution of the Jews during the Second World War. Eight people were hide at 263 Prinsengracht in her father, Otto Frank's business was located. She ultimately ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Sunhead of 1617 Amsterdam
Excellent stay. We were a party of four and stayed at one of the apartments they offer (Gaashuismolensten). Couldn't ask for a better place to stay. The one bedroom apartment was spotless, funky (the shower opened to the kitchen), overlooked a lovely canal, and couldn't be more centrally located - 3 minutes from Dam Square, a block and a canal away from a supermarket, and 10 minutes walking distance from the train station.
The owners were extremely helpful, friendly and gave great advice on places to go, and eat.
Highly recommended, would stay again in an instant.
Mu husband and I just stayed in the red room September 26th & 27th 2004. The room overlooks the Herengracht canal and, in our opinion, gives you a much more authentic Amsterdam experience than a hotel (this is the first B&B we've ever stayed in). We got an amazing tour of Amsterdam's canals from the owner, who has a boat moored out in front of the canal house. We can't say enough good things about our stay at Sunhead and highly recommend it.
Amsterdam as it should be
We stayed in the Red room with windows overlooking the canal and bridge. Very atmospheric in the loft of this 16C canal house. Carlos very friendly and breakfast superb in the basement dining area, shared with other guests, visitors and Carlos. Great location between Dam square and the quiet Jordaan, around the corner from Anne Frank house. We would recommend Sunhead to those looking for a taste of old Amsterdam and a special atmosphere.
Good place to stay
We stayed for two nights in the Heerengracht 154, and we would go again here any time. The hosts are very friendly. The room is nicely decorated and clean, the shower is luxurious.
Only minor disadvantages: It is a chellar apartement. Though electrical lightment is well, there is only little light from some small milky glas windows, thus you have no view to the very nice Herengracht. The apartement is not equipped for cooking, we recommend to have breakfast, lunch or dinner somewhere outside.
Great apartment...Very nice hosts...
We just returned from a short but fantastic 3 night stay in an apartment offered by Sunhead. We had a great 1 bedroom place on a bright and sunny corner! We were greeted very warmly by the owners of Sunhead and shown immense hospitality. We will DEFINITELY contact them next time we are in Amsterdam. Our advice...GET in touch EARLY as they book well in advance!!!
We have just returned from a weekend break at Sunhead 1617, and it was fantastic. Why anyone would want to stay in a dull, identikit chain hotel when you can stay in a beautiful (nearly 400 year old) canal house located on one of Amsterdam's most prestigious canals is a mystery to me. The owners Carlos and Roelf are very hospitable and provide a fantastic breakfast (our breakfast on day one consisted of freshly squeezed juice, fruit salad, smoked salmon, ham, cheese, freshly baked bread, tea, coffee, boiled eggs AND croissants!)We stayed in the salmon room on the first floor which looks over the canal at the front of the house. You're on a quiet street so any noise is minimal. The room itself is large and beautifully decorated, and comes with a big comfortable double bed, antique furniture and an ensuite bathroom with a great shower.When you arrive, you're greeted by fresh flowers in the entrance hall and the friendly resident cat, and are free to come and go as you please. Our favourite night in Amsterdam was spent walking down the Herengracht canal (from the B&B) to a restaurant we had heard about (at the B&B). I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Sunhead, and would happily return there next time I'm in Amsterdam.
A friend and I stayed in the "red room" in January 2004 and I would definitely recommend the place -- to the right people. It is a fabulous, historic canal house with appropriately rustic furnishings.
Christmas in the Red Room
We stayed three nights in the red-room over Christmas. The owners are great and were willing to help us in any way on getting around in Amsterdam. It was one of our favorite places to on our travels in Europe. If you are looking at a well nights rest I recomment this place. I do know that the Red room was quite comfortable and the view was awesome. We will Visit again!
~brad & neil
Unique and hospitable
The place is a little pricey but worth it. We stayed in the red room on the top floor and it was lovely. It's really an attic space converted with lovely antique furniture and a unique colorful design. The view of the canal is very pleasant. The breakfast served by the hosts was great as well. There is no set menu, they just ask you if you want a omelette or something. The guys also serve homemade fruit juice that was very tasty. It's very close to the Anne Frank house which makes it convenient.
The place to stay in Amsterdam
The Sunhead of 1617 is a beautiful, listed, canal house on the Herengracht. It is easy walking distance from the city center and, in fact, from just about every major attraction in the city. The folks that run the place are friendly and helpful. The room that we stayed in, the first floor bedroom overlooking the canal, was absolutely gorgeous, with antique furniture and a large, comfortable bed and a private bathroom.
Book early as there are only two rooms and an apartment on offer and it is a well known and popular place to stay. It is certainly where we will be the next time we are in Amsterdam.