We are celebrating over ten 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.