by Santorini Dave • Updated: November 23, 2018
Seven Bridges Hotel – Gorgeous 300-year-old merchant’s house with great canal views.
In a beautiful part of the historic canal ring, overlooking a lineup of seven bridges across Reguliersgracht canal, Seven Bridges Hotel is a beautifully maintained canal house. Inside, its clutch of characterful rooms – all different shapes and sizes – is reached by steep stairs; each room is individually decorated with hand-picked antique furniture and Persian rugs. A romantic retreat with old-fashioned hospitality, Seven Bridges is a cozy base for exploring the museums, galleries and shops of the canal belt, while the nightlife of Rembrandtplein nearby attracts night owls.
Seven Bridges Hotel – Location
Address: Reguliersgracht 31, 1017 LK Amsterdam.
Nearest Tram: Keizersgracht.
Area: Well-located in the heart of the historic canal ring, just 3 minutes’ walk from the lively Rembrandtplein. Within easy walking from the Medieval Centre and Red Light District; a 15-minute walk from the Museum Quarter and a short tram ride from Centraal Station. Numerous restaurants, cafes and shops nearby, as well as the bars and clubs off Rembrandplein.
How To Get There: Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Centraal Station, then tram #4 to Keizersgracht stop, a 2-minute walk from the hotel.
Handy To: Rembrandtplein, Hermitage Amsterdam, historic canal ring.
Seven Bridges Hotel – The Basics
Ages: Guests tend to be couples on romantic getaways, so there are no specific amenities offered for children.
View: Half of the rooms overlook the Reguliersgracht canal.
Private Pools/Jacuzzis: No private pools/ Jacuzzis.
Laundry: No laundry.
Extras: The hotel owners are happy to divulge the history of all the antique furniture, personally sourced at the likes of Sotheby’s and Christie’s.
Email: [email protected]
When To Book: Reserve 3 to 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: Via the hotel directly.
Seven Bridges Hotel – Amenities
Pool: No pool.
Spa: No spa.
Fitness Center: No fitness centre.
For Disabled Guests: Not suitable for disabled guests.
For Families: No family-friendly facilities.
Seven Bridges Hotel – Food and Drink
Restaurant: No onsite restaurant, but there are numerous dining options right on the doorstep.
Lounge/Bar: No onsite bar, but one of the city’s liveliest nightspots, Rembrandtplein, is less than 5 minutes on foot.
Breakfast: No breakfast; there are several coffee shops nearby, along Utrechtestraat.
Room Service: No room service.
Seven Bridges Hotel – Rooms
Room Types: Double Garden View • Double Canal View • Suite
Smoking Rooms: Seven Bridges Hotel is 100% smoke free.
Best Room: One of the most spacious rooms, Garden View Room 5 has its own little private roof terrace, as well as well as an original plaster ceiling, an inlaid 1680 Zeeland wardrobe and brass table that once graced a Dutch royal residence.
For Families: No family rooms.
Seven Bridges Hotel – Local Transport
Walking: Easy walking distance to Rembrandtplein and its nightlife, Hermitage Amsterdam, Rembrandt’s House, and numerous museums and art galleries of the southern canal ring. Museum Quarter, attractions in the Medieval Centre and the Red Light District, and numerous restaurants, bars and shops also an easy walk away.
Tram: Direct tram connections from the Keizersgracht stop to Centraal Station, and De Pijp 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.
Seven Bridges Hotel – What’s Nearby?
Nearby Restaurants and Cafes
Van Dobben (www.eelsalonvandobben.nl) – Old-school Dutch restaurant open since 1940 and specialising in meaty classics. 4-minute walk.
Lavinia Good Food (www.laviniagoodfood.nl) Portobello mushroom burgers, pasta and chickpea salads and chunky sandwiches served at this welcoming vegetarian spot. 6-minute walk.
Lite/Dark (https://litedark.nl) – Bagels, salads, sandwiches, smoothies and energy shakes served alongside chocolate fondue and choc-dipped fruit. 2-minute walk.
Roses by Sal (www.roses-amsterdam.nl) – Latin American street food – tacos, quesadillas, empanadas – as well as ceviche and excellent pisco cocktails. 7-minute walk.
Guts & Glory (www.gutsglory.nl) – Experimental fine dining with an ever-changing menu and wallet-friendly multi-course lunch. Reservations recommended. 4-minute walk.
Café Van Leeuwen (www.cafevanleeuwen.nl) – Bacon cheeseburgers, grilled tuna steat, Dutch sausage with fries and other bistro food in a canal-side setting. 2-minute walk.
Bouchon du Centre (www.bouchonducentreamsterdam.com) – Rustic French-style bistro with a changing daily menu. Good list of Rhone Valley wines. 5-minute walk.
Piet de Leeuw (https://pietdeleeuw.nl) – Sone of the city’s best steakhouses, going strong since the 1940s. 6-minute walk.
Lo Stivale d’Oro (https://lostivaledoro.nl) – Family-run trattoria renowned for its pizzas and popular with families. Occasional live music. 6-minute walk.
Tempo Doeloe (www.tempodoeloe.nl) – Upmarket Indonesian restaurant with an impressive rijsttafel (small dish) spread and excellent wine list. 3-minute walk.
Pata Negra (www.patanegra.nl) – Popular tapas bar where the sangria and margaritas are as good as the authentic Spanish dishes. 6-minute walk.
Brasserie NeL (https://brasserienel.nl) – Family-friendly brasserie, good for anything from coffee and cake to light lunches. Stylish bar attached; live jazz on Monday nights. 3-minute walk.
Pasta e Basta (www.pastaebasta.nl) – Pre-set Italian menus, family-style live music and singing. 6-minute walk.
Café Slijterij Oosterling (https://cafeoosterling.nl) – One of Amsterdam’s most atmospheric cafes, dating back to the 1700s. Low ceilings, copper vats, good coffee. 7-minute walk.
Nearby Bars, Clubs & Cinemas
Bar Moustache (www.barmoustache.nl) – Hip, minimalist-style bar with numerous Italian wines by the glass and a short and sweet menu of Italian dishes. 6-minute walk.
Door 74 (www.door-74.com) – Dark-timbered, speakeasy-style bar behind an unmarked door (send a text message to gain entry) responsible for some of Amsterdam’s best cocktails. 4-minute walk.
Mulligans (www.mulligans.nl) – This authentic Irish pub has live traditional Irish music most nights, a fun vibe and Guinness and Magners on tap. 6-minute walk.
Taproom (https://taproom.nl) – An impressive array of craft beers from local award-winning breweries, such as Oedipus, Brouwerij ‘t IJ, Brouwerij de Prael, 24 beers on tap, and a supporting cast of burgers and cold cut and cheese ‘planks’. 9-minute walk.
Xtracold Amsterdam Icebar (www.xtracold.com) – Wrap up warm and enjoy your three drinks amidst the ice sculptures of this gimmicky-but-fun bar. 7-minute walk.
Café Bolle Jan (www.cafebollejan.nl) – Enjoy your beer while listening to some rollicking live folk music at this lively bar. 4-minute walk.
Café Montmartre (www.cafemontmartre.nl) – Arguably the best gay bar in the city, with the crowd singing along to 80s and 90s pop and Dutch ballads, a friendly vibe and drag night every other Friday. Happy hour 6-8pm. 4-minute walk.
De Heeren van Aemstel (https://deheerenvanamstel.nl) – Pop and rock cover bands, as well as original local performers. 2-minute walk.
Pathe Tuschinski (www.pathe.nl) – Grand art deco cinema showing blockbusters in the main auditorium and arthouse and indie films in the smaller ones. 4-minute walk.
Lellebel (www.lellebel.nl) – Tiny gay bar and club with exuberant drag shows and karaoke sessions. 3-minute walk.
Escape (https://escape.nl) – Cavernous, multispace club with DJs rocking the dance floors. Dress code. 3-minute walk.
AIR Amsterdam (www.air.nl) – DJ nights range from house and disco to hip hop and techno as revellers take to the tiered dance floor. 5-minute walk.
Nearby Shopping and Cool Shops
MaisonNL Concept Store (www.maisonnl.com) – Clothing, homewares, leather accessories and more, inside a hip gallery. 6-minute walk.
Mobilia Amsterdam (www.mobilia.nl) – ‘Lifestyle studio’ stocking Dutch and international design, from homewares to furniture. 3-minute walk.
Centre Neuf Sud (Facebook) – Men’s and women’s fashion by the likes of Aaiko, Avril Gau, YMC, Marc Jacobs and IRO. 6-minute walk.
Skateboards Amsterdam (https://skateboardsamsterdam.nl) – Skaters’ boutique stocking everything from long boards and skaterwear by Spitfire to indie music. 3-minute walk.
Kramer Kunst & Antik (www.antique-tileshop.nl)– Antique Dutch tiles are the speciality, but you may find all sorts of antique treasures here. 8-minute walk.
Vlieger (www.vliegerpapier.nl) – Upmarket, handmade stationary from Asia and Central America, Egyptian papyrus and more. 4-minute walk.
Harts Wijnhandel (www.henribloem.nl/harts-wijnhandel) – 19th century wine shop that stocks an excellent range of Italian and French wines as well as jenever. 7-minute walk.
Look Out (https://lookoutmode.nl) – Super-hip men’s and women’s fashion by the likes of Fogal, Zenggi and Soho de Luxe. 5-minute walk.
Concerto Record Store (https://concerto.amsterdam/) – Huge music shop stocking CDs and vinyl in every imaginable genre. 3-minute walk.
Mark Raven Amsterdam Art (www.markraven.nl) – Amsterdam cityscapes in drawing, sketch and T-shirt print form. 6-minute walk.
Galerie Lieve Hemel (www.lievehemel.nl) – Sculpture and realist paintings by contemporary Dutch artists such as Theo Voorzaat and Ben Snijders. 6-minute walk.
Jaski Gallery (www.jaski.nl) – Sculpture, ceramics, prints and paintings by members of the CoBrA (Copenhagen/Brussels/Amsterdam) art movement. 7-minute walk.
So ART Gallery (www.soart.nl) – Contemporary art prints, paintings, sculpture and drawings, from the 1900s to the present day. 8-minute walk.
Renssen Art Gallery (https://renssen-art.com) – Charcoal drawings and paintings by independent Dutch artist Erik Renssen. 8-minute walk.
Nearby Market or Grocery
Marqt (www.marqt.com) – Large, well-stocked supermarket just off Rembrandtplein. 4-minute walk.