Bed and Breakfast

We are celebrating over eleven years as one of Amsterdam's most highly rated Bed and Breakfasts with a move to a new location. Our newly renovated home is located in Amsterdam’s scenic canal district on Pieter Jacobszstraat, which is a quiet private street just a short walk from Central Station. Pieter Jacobszstraat lies close to one of Amsterdam’s oldest and most enchanting canals in the heart of the old city, and it is near to one of the oldest universities in the Netherlands.  It is just a block south of the Dam Square and the King's Palace, and slightly west of the Sofitel Legend The Grand hotel, which is one of Amsterdam's most prestigious hotels.

Our new home was built in the 18th century, and while it retains 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 which Peter has become know for. They are located on first floor with access to a wet and dessert bar filled with free soft drinks, tea and coffee. And, for the first time, we are offering central air conditioning in our rooms to ensure great 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 a laptop with 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 the view of the old city while relaxing in our beautiful deck chairs around the garden, with refreshments from the outside wet bar.

Homemade baked goods are waiting for you when you return from a long day of sightseeing. And, Boogaard’s famous breakfasts are served each morning in our dining room on the ground floor.

You have private access with your own keys. We offer free laundry service, and maps and guidebooks to all of our guests. Your en-suite bathroom is supplied with fresh towels daily, 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 5 different cloisters. Locally, the street was called “Gebed Zonder End” (prayer without end). At the beginning of the 19th century, Nes was an entertainment center with artists’ cafés, brothels, variety clubs, with even a hospital added to the mix. Later it became a center for the tobacco trade.

Now, this narrow street is again the effervescent heart of cultural entertainment with several theaters, comedy clubs, the Flemish cultural center (where you can enjoy Belgian art exhibitions as well as films and theatre), De Brakke Grond, and many wonderful restaurants and cafés. No need to go far for a good evening out! It's one of my favorite place to walk the boys, sit, relax and enjoy lunch or dinner.

Just a few blocks north is the market square named Nieuwmarkt, which has been a center for commerce and socializing in Amsterdam since the 17th century. Nieumarkt was created by filling in the surrounding canals, and the location just inside the old city gate makes it a popular spot for traders and shoppers looking for fresh produce. Today, Nieuwmarkt still holds a daily market, and on Saturdays, there is a lively market selling organic fruits and vegetables, and antiques on Sunday 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 a perfect place to spend a sunny day.

The Waag, or Weigh House, is a stately building which dominates the Nieumarkt square. It was originally 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, a museum and it is famous as the location where Rembrandt painted The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp.

Just west of the Nieuwmarket is Amsterdam's Chinatown and the 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.

In our family we have two Jack Russell terriers named Pepe and Curly.Pepe is fourteen years old still playful, sweet and very friendly.
Curly is our new addition, aptly named for his curly coat, and at six, he is full of energy yet a very sweet dog too. Come and spend a few days in beautiful Amsterdam with our family.

Please keep in mind that Boogaard’s is a non-smoking establishment.

Private Tours of Amsterdam with our own Art Historian:

Boogaard's Bed and Breakfast is pleased to announce this new service. We are so proud of our city and would like to share our excitement and love with everyone who visits. We will be happy to guide you to our resident historian and help you arrange to your private tour with Martin Ribbens. Martin can arrange private tours in all our wonderful museums which can include a terrific walking tour of the old city.

Peter Boogaard and Tomasz

About Us.

Peter  (photo on the right)

Born to Dutch parents, Peter has had the good fortune to have traveled and lived around the world. He came back to his roots shortly after 9/11 and has made Amsterdam his home. He shares his residence in a 19th century building with his spouse Tomasz, and their two loving Jack Russell's (Pepe and Curly). The effects of seeing the buildings being hit on 9/11, the collapse and watching people die changed his life forever. What became important to him was no longer his career in NYC, but family, friends and finding the fine line between having a life filled with wonderful experiences, and then a career. Peter has been in the service industry and entertainment for more the thirty years, and fashion for twenty years. Peter's philosophy is quite simple and he lives daily by these rules: "Treat people the way you would like to be treated, and try never to do anything that would cause one to live with regret. Do your very best each and every day." Boogaard's was created over ten years ago out of adversity, and has become one of the leading Bed and Breakfast establishments in Amsterdam. "I love to share my life and experiences with all that come to stay" says Peter.

Tomasz (photo on the left)

Born to Polish parents, Tomasz lived and worked in Poland before settling with Peter in Amsterdam in 2003. He studied at the University of Gdansk, received an engineering degree and has been working for the same company for the last seventeen years. The world has changed remarkably since communism fell and he is grateful to live in a country where people are all treated equally. “My home land is beautiful and changing ever so quickly, so if you ever get a chance to visit Poland, I urge you to do so.” Poland has a rich history, and many wonderful traditions. There are mountains, which are great for winter sports, fantastic beaches in the north and some of the best woodlands in the world. "I love helping Peter with the Bed and Breakfast, when it comes to technical issues like the wireless internet, mobile phones, computers and our website. Peter is an extraordinarily creative person and I enjoy helping him achieve his visions."  Tomasz speaks five languages and loves living in the beautiful city of Amsterdam. "We are looking forward to one day retiring back to my homeland and and the city where I spent my youth."

Boogaard Bed and Breakfast Amsterdam

Terms and Conditions Policy


Deposits and Cancellation Policy

  • If your requested dates are available, we will charge a deposit of 25% of the total amount due for your stay to secure your reservation thru PayPal. This deposit is nonrefundable, but we will be happy to apply your deposit or amounts paid towards a future stay with us within one year of cancellation.
  • If you cancel four business days or less prior to your arrival date, or do not arrive as booked, you agree that the total balance of your stay will be charged to your credit card.
  • By submitting our Reservations Form, you agree to these terms and our Deposits and Cancellation Policy
  • Due to the new European banking regulations were are now using PayPal to secure your deposit.

Details for air-co and laundry services

  • Due to The Netherlands being one of the greenest countries in Europe , we run the air-co only in the evenings for a perfect sleep. The cost for air-co is 5.00 euro cost per day.
  • We are happy to provide free laundry service for all of our guests staying three nights or more. Wash, dry and fold up to 5 kilos. Ironing broad and steam Iron are available to all guests.