A lot can be said about our comfortable Bed and Breakfast Jordaan in the centre of
Amsterdam. Yes, we received 4 awards since 2007 but we figure that an endless website
would be as bothering as a talkative host.
So we've limited our site to an Availability Calendar & Reservation Form
and just this homepage with compact information on the next topics:
Neighbourhood & House
The Jordaan is a dense patch of small-scale streets and canals peppered
with interesting shops, galleries, charming 'hofjes' and inviting brown cafes.
Quirky and characterful, with an intimate, easy-going atmosphere of it's
own. It was built for workers at the same time when the 'Grachtengordel' (Canal-rings)
Our house was originally built by a master carpenter and his family and
later rebuilt by a printersfamily. The story is told by the old, picturesque
craftsmanship tile in our gable. It is a historic part of the Jordaan since
1661. When Bed and Breakfast Jordaan opened it's doors 340 year later (in 2001) it was skilfully
renovated with help of the Amsterdam Gable-sign Fund.
Situation & Accessibility
All Amsterdam tourist sites as well as Central Station are at walking
distance but you can also reach them them by (alomost always) direct bus/tram
connections from bus/tramstop 'Marnixplein' 250 m. from our house.
With your invoice you will receive: Our 'How to get there...'-file for arrivals
by Public Transport, cab or car. It also includes information on parking facilities.
With the confirmation you will also receive detailed information on museumticktes,
combination offers etc.
Rooms & Prices
We offer comfortable rooms in a traditional split-level building. There is no need to climb a lot of stairs because all
our rooms are on the ground level or first floor. Every room is renovated in winter 09 when each received a new, private
and en-suite bathroom. All rooms have a dining-table for 2 or 4p, private coffee & tea facilities and free access to our
WiFi-network (but do bring your own hardware). We do not allow: Smoking, pets or drugs.
|Prices per night* High/ Low**|
|Double room (2p)|| 120/ 110 euro|
|Triple room (3p)|| 165/150 euro|
|Triple room + extra bed (4p)|| 190/175 euro|
|(Valid until 28/12/2012)|
|> All including breakfast and 6% VAT and excluding 12 EUR administration fee & 5% Tourist Tax.|
|> There is always space for a baby cot (<4y) so bring it along or reserve one in advance. Incl.
sheets, cover, towel & a baby seat: 15 EUR/n, max: 50 EUR.|
* A minimum of successive nights is required:
~ 3 nights: when including a Fri-or Saturday between 1/3 and 1/12.
~ 4 nights: when including Queensday (30/4) or New Years Eve (31/12).
~ 2 nights: in all other cases (but see below).
(On Queensday arrivals/ departures are not possible due to the festivities.)
** High/ Low season:
~ High season starts on March 16th and Low season on November 1st (excluding the 7 days around New Years Eve).
~ During High season a 2-night stay will only be accepted if it fits well in the agenda.
Pictures (of our own hand)
In response to the many guests who mentioned that their room exceeded their expectations, we now have this little gallery
of pictures. So you know better what you may expect.
There are also pictures made by our former guest available on independent review pages. You can reach those by following
the review links near the bottom of this page.
We offer a Dutch Breakfast with local breads, cheeses, sausages (cold-cuts), jams,
orange-juice etc. which will be served in the privacy of your room. If
you prefer cereals or a vegetarian breakfast please mention this in your
While serving breakfast I always have plenty of time to answer your questions or,
on request, suggest things to do or places to eat. Also on any other hour of the day you
are welcome to contact us. Our B&B rooms are on the lower levels
of our family-home so also an early or very late arrival or departure is never a problem.
Our family consists of my husband Paul, our 2 young kids and me Charlotte. We run the B&B
entirely without outside help so you always know whom to address and we know for sure that
everything is as clean and complete as you may expect it to be.
We try to offer a good balance between privacy, attention and help. We do speak
several languages (English, French, German, Dutch and a little Portuguese)
and know our city well. We are looking
forward to share our knowledge with you.
A Renovated Award-winner
In 2009 we completed a major whole year renovation of our tradtional home. We kept
the traditional atmosphere while creating comfortable, safe rooms with new
>> The Gable-tile, piles, sidewalls, steep roof & a little tiled floor all of 1661.
>> Also the front gable, paneldoors, handles, bannisters, floors and old colours (like the red 'oxblood').
>> Bathrooms with traditional Terrazzo tiled floors, -Mosa 'yellows' on the wall.
>> Powerful lovely warm showers (due to the new water main and high capacity
>> A new heating system which serves every room seperately.
>> Lots of big windows in the new rear gable overlooking the inner gardens.
>> New Solar Energy panels on the roof.
>> We used as much ecological materials (isolation, paints, plasters, woods etc.) as
possible to create a healthy atmosphere for the builders, you and us.
>> The size of the renovation made it possible to implement all safety requirements and
fire regulations of this century (like fire barriers etc.) and, although home-run B&B's
in Amsterdam are not officilaly obliged to do so, the fire equipment is tested every year.
We're very happy to see that our guests appreciate the result and, as the reviews
reveal, appreciate our personal approach.
|Historical overview |
|2001 May:|| Opening of B&B Jordaan.|
|2007 fall:|| Awarded: 'Best Overall Europe, 07/08' (B&B.com)|
|2008 Mar:|| Major 1-year Renovation (see above).|
|2009 Feb:|| Finish of the renovation|
|2009 fall:|| Awarded: 'Best of Holland, 09/10' (B&B.com)|
|2010 fall:|| Awarded: 'Certificate of Excellence-2010' (Tripadvisor)|
|2011 May:|| Awarded: 'Certificate of Excellence-2011' (Tripadvisor)|
|2012 May:|| Awarded: 'Certificate of Excellence-2012' (Tripadvisor)|
We are proud to announce that we have received a fifth award, a third 'Certificate of Excellence', in May this year
(see above). And we are happy to show them all because all are based on genuine guest reviews:
- The Tripadvisor Certificates are only awarded to properties who consistently receive excellent
ratings from Tripadvisor members (over 120 former guests rated our B&B at Tripadvisor).
- The 'Best of Bedandbreakfast.com Award's are based on a quantitative AND qualitative analysis
of guest reviews.
Links to Independent Reviews
We find it important that reviews are not of our own hand.
So here are links to reviews of our B&B on independent sites.
If you click below on 'read reviews' you can choose for reviews in many languages.