The Collector Bed & Breakfast
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... there were men "Window Shopping". Had some more excellent food and drinks, a little more browsing shops and wrapped up the night. Checked out the Coffee Shops the next day. It's crazy! They sell hash, marijuana, and magic mushrooms in the stores, and it's no big deal to everyone there, totally legal ( these soft drugs are legal, hard drugs are not). Cruised our hogs to many other restaurants, bars, and shopping districts over day 2 and 3. Last night ( Friday) we went down to ...
You know Murphy's Law - If anything can go wrong, it will go wrong. Well, it went wrong. Jean forgot to pack her travel clock, so on the occasions when it was necessary to get up early, she depended on a wake-up call from the desk. This morning, the Rays had a 6:00 a.m. luggage outside the door requirement and were to leave the ship at 6:30 a.m. for transfer to the airport. ...
... windmills! There is quite the process to go through to be eligible - you have to take a windmill course, write a test & then you are placed on a wait-list. There are even windmill police who conduct random audits to ensure that the windmill is being maintained to proper standards.
On May 5, Amsterdam celebrates Liberation Day to mark the end of Nazi occupation at the end of World War 2. Amsterdam was liberated very late as compared to ...
It was actually a very beautiful city and everyone rode bikes around, so it was relatively free from cars honking and screeching. The houses and the canals made up for the lack of statues and monuments. Most everyone spoke English and we really felt more at home here than anywhere else we've been so far.
After the tour we went to dinner with the tour group at some pub. The amsterdam pubs were described as being the perfect mix between ...
I wake up in Amsterdam. I have to take a local train to the main station. On the local train, I meet a backpacker from Israel. His English is perfect. He tells me he's going to be spending a week in Amsterdam to enjoy the coffee shops. He’s a little older than me, but he says he’ll be starting college when he goes back home. He says that people start college later in Israel because they first have to complete two years of compulsory ...
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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.