Kloveniersburgwal 20, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1012 CV
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Culture vultures, Honeymooners, Nightlife, Romance
Expert review of Hotel Misc
If you want an intimate place to stay in Amsterdam, but don't want to go as far as staying in a b & b in someone's private home, then the six-bedroom misc is an ideal compromise
The little 17th-century canal house is right in the centre, just off the bar-rich Nieuwmarkt, and close to the Red Light District. While that won't suit everyone, you'll be in staying in a fascinating, multi-layered, multi-ethnic neighbourhood.
Misc stands for miscellaneous - referring to the fact that the six themed bedrooms couldn't be more different from each other. They range from Design, with its upmarket Ikea look, to Rembrandt, traditional in style with chunky antiques and Golden Age paintings. Others are Retro (think Sixties), Baroque, Wonders (Arabian nights) and Afrika (a mural of a tropical beach covers one wall). Canal-facing rooms at the front are larger and lighter, but may suffer from some late-night street noise.
Downstairs has a lovely lived-in feel (a cat was snoozing on the window sill last time I popped in). A bar area at the front (just for guests), with stools and high tables, leads through to a breakfast area, alongside a little open-plan kitchen. There's a copious amount of literature on Amsterdam and Holland everywhere.
Breakfasts sound great - bread and croissants from a local baker, home-made marmalade, smoothies, Dutch cheeses, eggs made to order... and are served until as late as midday.
Four bikes can be rented.
The hands-on American/Dutch owners, Rachel and Pepijn, exude a nothing-is-too-much-trouble attitude, and are likely to fall over backwards to provide detailed advice tailored to what you want to do. Queue-busting tickets are available to the major museums.
Discerning Americans and Brits, happy to be in the thick of things.
The rates include city tax, breakfast, Internet access, and even a fridge full of soft drinks, beer and chocolate in your room. Canal-facing rooms cost from 20 euros extra.
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- Kloveniersburgwal 20, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1012 CV
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