Hotel Breitner House in Amsterdam

by Santorini Dave • Updated: November 28, 2018

Review of Hotel Breitner House in Amsterdam.

Breitner House – Intimate 5-star luxury in southeast Amsterdam.

Overlooking Oosterpark, this former 19th century artist’s residence has been turned into an exclusive 5-star hotel comprising just two individually decorated suites. Staying here is like staying in a good friend’s luxurious home, with a wonderfully warm, personalized welcome from your hosts. The rooms are not unlike a period movie set, with both suites featuring chandelier-studded ornamental ceilings, canopy beds, original art, and museum-quality antique furniture, combined with mod cons that include iPod docks and Nespresso makers.

Breitner House – Location

  • Address: Oosterpark 87-88, 1092 AW Amsterdam.
  • Nearest Tram: Linnaeusstraat.
  • Area: The hotel faces the southeast corner of Oosterpark across a relatively busy main street. The surrounding streets form an affluent residential neighborhood, with easy tram connections to De Pijp, the Southern Canal Ring, and Plantage. Walkable to the Royal Zoo and the Dutch Resistance Museum.
  • How to Get There: Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Centraal Station, then metro 51, 53 or 54 to Weesperplein. Then take tram #1 to the Linnaeusstraat stop. Breitner Hotel is a 1-minute walk away.
  • Handy to: Oosterpark, Royal Zoo, Dutch Resistance Museum.

Breitner House – The Basics

  • Ages: The hotel is an adults-only romantic retreat; many guests are honeymooners.
  • View: Both suites come with tranquil garden views.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: No private pools/jacuzzis.
  • Laundry: In-room laundry service.
  • Extras: Owners Camilla and Guido are exceptionally knowledgeable about the city, and happy to share that knowledge. A personal guide can be arranged to show you the city according to your interests. Sweets are created daily for guests by the pastry chef.
  • When to Book: Reserve 3 or 4 months in advance for the mid-March to mid-May tulip season, the July and August high season, and the Christmas-New Year period.
  • How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
  • Phone: 020-463-6450
  • Email[email protected]
  • Website: http://www.breitnerhouse.com/

Breitner House – Amenities

  • Pool: No pool.
  • Spa: No spa.
  • Fitness Center: No fitness center.
  • For Disabled Guests: Not suitable for disables guests due to stair access.
  • For Families: No family-friendly amenities.

Breitner House – Food and Drink

  • Restaurants: There is no in-house restaurant, but there are a number of dining options an easy walk away.
  • Lounge/Bar: No bar onsite, though each of the suites comes with a minibar, and there are several bars within a few minutes’ walk from the hotel.
  • Breakfast: An exceptional complimentary breakfast, served in the period dining room, is included in the price. Expect breads, cold cuts, fruit, perfectly poached eggs, champagne, and special touches, freshly made daily.
  • Room Service: No room service.

Breitner House – Rooms

  • Room Types: Isaac Israels Suite (with Garden) • George Breitner Suite (with Garden View)
  • Smoking Rooms: The suites at Breitner House are 100% smoke-free, but there is a designated smoking area.
  • Best Room: Both suites are individually decorated with sumptuous furnishings and palatial bathrooms; the ground-floor Isaac Israels Suite also benefits from its own private garden terrace.
  • For Families: No family rooms available.

Breitner House – Local Transport

  • Walking: Tropen Museum is 5 minutes’ walk, while the Dutch Resistance Museum and the Royal Zoo are a 20-minute stroll. Walkable to De Pijp and Hermitage Amsterdam.
  • Tram: From the nearby Linnaeusstraat stop, tram #3 runs west to De Pijp and the Museum Quarter, while from the nearby Wijttenbachstraat stop, tram #19 runs north and then west, passing through the Southern Canal Ring, and along the southern half of the Jordaan district.
  • Taxis, Uber: Taxis and Uber charge around €35 from the airport to the hotel. Within the city, Uber rides cost around half of taxi fares. It’s often quicker to walk, cycle, or jump on a tram.

Breitner House – What’s Nearby?

Best Nearby Restaurants

  • Mister Chen X Cha House – Hong Kong-style dim sum, bowls of ramen soup, and a range of Japanese dishes. 1-minute walk.
  • Pata Negra – Excellent array of classic Spanish tapas, and an extensive selection of Spanish tipples. 2-minute walk.
  • Roopram Roti – Canteen-style Surinamese eatery, serving inexpensive dishes such as roti with spicy chicken curry. 5-minute walk.
  • Smokin’ Barrels – Gourmet burgers, steaks, ribs, and beer in a trendy industrial-style setting. Nice outdoor terrace. Dinner only. 8-minute walk.
  • Café Maxwell – Burgers and other pub grub, an excellent beer selection, and a large outdoor terrace, popular with locals after work. 8-minute walk.
  • Marits Eeetkamer – Multi-course vegan tasting menus, locally, seasonally, and organically sourced. Stylish decor, organic wines, local beer. Reservations recommended. 11-minute walk.

Best Nearby Bars and Breweries

  • Spargo – Bar-restaurant with a busy outdoor terrace, several local craft brews on tap, and basic bar food, from pizza to burgers. 3-minute walk.
  • De Biertuin – Its terrace is hugely popular with locals; the Beer Garden has 16 local brews on tap, and over 65 Dutch and Belgian bottled beers. 5-minute walk.
  • Bar Louie Louie – Trendy bar gets packed in the evenings with locals. Numerous local bottled beers, sangria by the jug, cocktails, dishes, and snacks from around the world. 6-minute walk.
  • Bar Bukowski – Chilled out art deco café, good for coffee, milkshake, brunch, or a lazy afternoon nursing an Oedipus or Brouwerij ‘t IJ craft beer. 6-minute walk.

Nearby Market or Grocery

Breitner House – The Hotel

The hotel's interior is like a private museum with its original art and antiques.

The interior is like a private museum collection of original art and antiques.

The George Breitner suite features garden views and Italian chandeliers.

The George Breitner suite, on the 1st floor, comes with garden views, Italian chandeliers, and original ceiling design.

Both suite feature luxuriously spacious drawing rooms and bedrooms.

Both suites have separate bedrooms and drawing rooms, and you’re unlikely to get anything more spacious in Amsterdam in the same price bracket.

The George Breitner suite has a bathtub.

The sumptuous bathroom in the George Breitner suite comes with a bathtub, whereas the other suite has a walk-in rain shower.

The Isaac Israels suite has its own little garden.

The ground-floor Isaac Israels suite comes with its own garden terrace.

Though smaller, the Isaac Israels suite features a striking design, original art, and a private garden.

The Isaac Israels suite is smaller than the George Breitner, but its striking design includes authentic ornamental ceilings, and plenty of original art.

The opulent drawing room in the Isaac Israels suite can also be used for private dining.

The drawing room in the Isaac Israels suite can be used for private dining.

Mister Chen X Cha House serves good southeast Asian fare.

Around the corner from the hotel, Mister Chen X Cha House is a low-key eatery with a menu spanning sushi, ramen bowls, and Hong Kong style dim sum.

Pata Negra is known for its Spanish wines and tapas.

One of several branches around the city, Pata Negra is a reliable spot for an extensive range of Spanish wines by the glass, and classic tapas.

Sparge is popular for its local craft beers on tap.

Also located along the east side of Oosterpark, Spargo has a popular outdoor beer terrace, and several local craft beers on tap. The bar food is underwhelming, however.

De Biertuin is a very popular beer garden service local, Dutch and Belgian craft and bottled beer.

If you’re serious about beer, De Biertuin is one of Amsterdam’s better beer gardens, with lots of local craft beers, and dozens of Dutch and Belgian bottled brews.

Louie Louie is very popular as an after-work hangout.

Louie Louie is a versatile bar popular with the after-work crowd: good for beers, cocktails, jugs of sangria to share, and good global bar snacks.

Bar Bukowski offers coffee, milkshakes, and locally-brewed craft beer.

On the southwest corner of Oosterpark, Bar Bukowski is good for coffee, milkshakes, and craft beer from some of Amsterdam’s best breweries.

Roopram Roti is popular for its spicy and delicious Surinamese food.

This branch of Roopram Roti serves inexpensive, spicy Surinamese food in a canteen-style setting.

Café Maxwell's outdoor terrace and selection of beers make it a popular hangout.

Just south of Oosterpark, Café Maxwell has an equally decent selection of beers and pub grub, with a popular outdoor terrace to boot.

Smokin’ Barrels is famous for its steaks, burgers, and ribs.

Across the street from Café Maxwell, Smokin’ Barrels is all about steaks, burgers and ribs; industrial decor on the inside, plus outdoor seating with rain cover.

Marits Eetkamer is one of the city's best vegan restaurants.

One of the best vegan restaurants in the city, Marits Eetkamer specializes in imaginative multi-course tasting menus, paired with organic wines.

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