Boogaard's bed & breakfast
Boogaard’s Bed and Breakfast is located in Amsterdam’s scenic canal district on the Pieter Jacobszstraat, a quiet and private street just a short walk from Central Station and 150 metres from the Dam square, the main square of The Netherlands.
Our new home was built in the 18th century, and while it retains its great charm and character, it has all the modern conveniences of a 21st century home. In Boogaard’s Bed and Breakfast, our luxurious romantic bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms are decorated in a classic and comfortable style. They are located on the first floor with access to a drinks and dessert bar stocked with complimentary soft drinks, tea and coffee. For the first time, we are offering central air conditioning in our rooms to ensure perfect sleeping conditions during the summer months.
Each roomy bedroom has a queen size bed, a large flat screen television, a fireplace, comfortable leather chairs, a writing desk complete with an ipad and docking station, free wireless internet, a beautiful armoire and a bookcase filled with guide books and maps.
The luxurious bathrooms have large walk-in showers with a rain shower feature, marble wash basins and heated towel racks.
On our roof top terrace, you can enjoy a view of the old city whilst relaxing in our comfy deck chairs around the garden, with refreshments from the outside bar.
You have private access with your own keys. We offer maps and guidebooks to all of our guests. Your en-suite bathroom is supplied with fresh towels daily, as well as shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, bar soap, hand cream, tissues and a hair dryer.
We are close to all the main tourist attractions, and just a 10 minute walk from the popular Jordaan quarter, famous for its many restaurants, cafes, galleries and shops. On Saturdays, there is wonderful outdoor market with the organic market in the large square in front of the Noorderkerk, and the larger, general goods market is just a short half-block away on the Lindengracht.
One of the oldest streets in Amsterdam is just around the corner: the NES. In the 1400’s, Nes was home to at least five different cloisters. Locally, the street was called “Gebed Zonder End” (prayer without end). At the beginning of the 19th century, Nes was an entertainment centre with artists’ cafés, brothels, variety clubs, and even a hospital added in to the mix. Later it became a centre for the tobacco trade.
Now, this narrow street is again the effervescent heart of cultural entertainment with several theatres, comedy clubs, and many wonderful restaurants and cafés. Don’t miss the Flemish cultural centre ‘De Brakke Grond’, where you can enjoy Belgian art exhibitions as well as films and theatre. No need to go far for a good evening out! It's one of my favourite place, sit, relax and enjoy lunch or dinner.
Just a few blocks north is the market square named Nieuwmarkt, which has been a centre for commerce and socialising in Amsterdam since the 17th century. Nieuwmarkt was created by filling in the surrounding canals, and the location just inside the old city gate made it a popular spot for traders and shoppers looking for fresh produce. Today, Nieuwmarkt still holds a daily market. On Saturdays, there is a lively farmers market selling organic fruits and vegetables, and an antiques market on Sundays with a great selection of clothing and homemade decorations. The biggest draw, however, may be the amount of true Dutch cafes and restaurants which surround it, making a cafe at this square the perfect place to spend a sunny day.
The Waag, or Weigh House, is a stately building which dominates the Nieuwmarkt square. It was originally named St. Antony's Gate, and was a major entry point to the city before the old city walls were torn down. Since then, it has been a weigh house, a guild hall, and a museum, and it is famous as the location where Rembrandt painted The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp.
Just west of the Nieuwmarkt is Amsterdam's Chinatown featuring a large Buddhist temple, making it the perfect place to enjoy Chinese, Malaysian, Indonesian, Vietnamese and Thai cuisine. These Asian restaurants must not be missed when visiting Amsterdam.
All of Amsterdam’s most visited attractions are easily accessible by foot or by public transportation from Boogaards. The Anne Frank House, Jordaan, Westerkerk, Noorderkerk, Dam Square and King’s Palace are all within a few minutes walk. The Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam Historical Museum, Leidseplein, and Flower Market are all easily reached on foot or by tram. Tram and bus lines are located just a four minute walk from Boogaards.