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Historical Traveler Reviews The Collector Bed & Breakfast Amsterdam
The Collector was Dynamic!
Thankyou for a wonderful stay at The Collector. Convieniently located near the Trams. My Host Karel was available to provide me with ideas for enjoying my stay. The room was large and very comfortable - like home. The beds were wonderful as I never woke up with any pain. Located in an upscale neighborhood with windows overlooking an enclosed common backyard area. I enjoyed the quiet and the feeling of what it would be like to live in Amsterdam. The kitchen and self made breakfasts (food provided by my host) also made my stay comfortable. There was also a computer available for e mail. The neighborhood was very safe and I enjoyed walking everywhere. I would recommend The Collector.
Lovely B & B
We stayed at the Collector for a couple of nights for our short break in Amsterdam. The only thing wrong was the fact that we should have stayed a lot longer. There is so much to see and do. We had two rooms as we were travelling with friends and although both were different they were up to a high standard. The beds are enormous and comfy and there is a veranda for chilling out. I liked the idea of the kitchen and the do it yourself breakfast. It made a nice compromise because you can have what you are used to and also have the chance to try something new. It was so easy to get about with the tram stop just across the road. Would definately like to come back again next year.
Great Place to Stay in Amsterdam!
The Collector was a wonderful place to stay. Karel is a very gracious host and is always willing to go the extra mile to help you out with anything you'd need.
The B&B is very conveniently located. We never had a problem getting anywhere.
The internet access is great to keep in touch with home.
The do it yourself breakfast is great. You don't have to worry about waking up in time for breakfast if you want to sleep in. I will definitely stay here on my next trip to Amsterdam.
Choose The Collector!
Karel looks after every detail in his effort to make your stay most comfortable. The rooms are immaculate and the atmosphere is friendly, nothing is a problem for the host. The district is perfect for the Museums and Concert Gebouw, there are also a few excellent restaurants nearby, making this a great choice of place to stay. Tram networks into the centre are literally on the doorstep. You can't go wrong here!
Hats off to Karel Poels of the B&B "The Collector". I have had the pleasure of two vists to Amsterdam and on both occasions enjoyed the hospitality provided by Karel.
Special hidden gem
A great little bed and breakfast - in a lovely location near some great restaurants and straight off the (no.16) tram .
Karel provides a home from home abroad - with the biggest most comfortable bed i have ever slept in.
We're going back next year too!
Charming place to stay
We were there in March, when the weather wasn't so good, actually it was bad, but the place we found was brilliant.
Karel - the owner - is a very helpful, kindness and nice person.
The place is within walking distance from the centre but there is a good connection by tram.
I can recommend to everyone who visits the city.
We had booked two separate places to stay in Amsterdam and The Collector was where we stayed for the first part of our trip. By the time we checked out, we wished we had booked our whole trip at The Collector.
My husband and I found this B & B on the Internet. The write up was good and there were lots of pictures so that you could actually see what you were getting! This was our 3rd trip to Amsterdam and this was for a special occasion our 10th Wedding anniversary.
This was a fabulous find! The Collector is conviently located a couple of blocks away from the Opera house, Van Gogh and Rijksmuseum. Our host Karl was very nice, explaining and answering our many tourist questions. We stayed in a very large room decorated with lovely antiques. Our room had a balcony that overlooked a quiet courtyard. There was no air-conditioning but we could leave the balcony door open all night and it cooled down to a very comfortable degree. The bathroom was very clean and quite large (for Europe). The double bed we had seemed new, and was very comfortable. The room had some other amenities; a small TV, two clotheslines on balcony, and a in-room safe.