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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 4 minutes’ walk from the lively Rembrandtplein. Within easy walking from the Medieval Center 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 Rembrandtplein.
- 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.
- 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.
- Phone: 020-623-1329
- Email: [email protected]
- Website: hotelsevenbridges.nl
Seven Bridges Hotel – Amenities
- Pool: No pool.
- Spa: No spa.
- Fitness Center: No fitness center.
- 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 a 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 Center, 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
- Café Van Leeuwen – Bacon cheeseburgers, grilled tuna steak, Dutch sausage with fries, and other bistro food in a canal-side setting. 2-minute walk.
- Tempo Doeloe – Upmarket Indonesian restaurant with an impressive rijsttafel (small dish) spread and excellent wine list. 3-minute walk.
- Guts & Glory – Experimental fine dining with an ever-changing menu, and wallet-friendly multi-course lunch. Reservations recommended. 4-minute walk.
- Van Dobben – Old-school Dutch restaurant open since 1940 and specializing in meaty classics. 4-minute walk.
- Brasserie NeL – Family-friendly brasserie, good for anything from coffee and cake to light lunches. Stylish bar attached; live jazz on Monday nights. 4-minute walk.
- Bouchon du Centre – Rustic French-style bistro with a daily-changing menu. Good list of Rhone Valley wines. 5-minute walk.
- Pata Negra – Popular tapas bar where the sangria and margaritas are as good as the authentic Spanish dishes. 6-minute walk.
- Pasta e Basta – Pre-set Italian menus, family-style live music and singing. 6-minute walk.
- Café Slijterij Oosterling – One of Amsterdam’s most atmospheric cafes, dating back to the 1700’s. Low ceilings, copper vats, good coffee. 6-minute walk.
- Lo Stivale d’Oro – Family-run trattoria renowned for its pizzas and popular with families. Occasional live music. 6-minute walk.
- Piet de Leeuw – One of the city’s best steakhouses, going strong since the 1940’s. 7-minute walk.
- Lavinia Good Food Portobello mushroom burgers, pasta, chickpea salads, and chunky sandwiches served at this welcoming vegetarian spot. 7-minute walk.
- Roses by Sal – Latin American street food – tacos, quesadillas, empanadas – as well as ceviche and excellent pisco cocktails. 7-minute walk.
Nearby Bars, Clubs & Cinemas
- De Heeren van Aemstel – Pop and rock cover bands as well as original local performers. 2-minute walk.
- Café Bolle Jan – Enjoy your beer while listening to some rollicking live folk music at this lively bar. 4-minute walk.
- Café Montmartre – Arguably the best gay bar in the city, with the crowd singing along to 80’s and 90’s pop and Dutch ballads, a friendly vibe, and drag night every other Friday. Happy hours 6-8 pm. 4-minute walk.
- Pathe Tuschinski – Grand art deco cinema showing blockbusters in the main auditorium and arthouse, and indie films in the smaller ones. 4-minute walk.
- Lellebel – Tiny gay bar and club with exuberant drag shows and karaoke sessions. 4-minute walk.
- Escape – Cavernous, multispace club with DJs rocking the dance floors. Dress code. 4-minute walk.
- Door 74 – Dark-timbered, speakeasy-style bar behind an unmarked door (send a text message to gain entry), responsible for some of Amsterdam’s best cocktails. 5-minute walk.
- Mulligans – This authentic Irish pub has live traditional Irish music most nights, a fun vibe, and Guinness and Magners on tap. 5-minute walk.
- Xtracold Amsterdam Icebar – Wrap up warm and enjoy your 3 drinks amidst the ice sculptures of this gimmicky-but-fun bar. 6-minute walk.
- AIR Amsterdam – DJ nights range from house and disco to hip hop and techno as revellers take to the tiered dance floor. 6-minute walk.
- Taproom – 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.
Nearby Shopping and Cool Shops
- Mobilia Amsterdam – ‘Lifestyle studio’ stocking Dutch and international designs, from homeware to furniture. 3-minute walk.
- Concerto Record Store – Huge music shop stocking CDs and vinyl in every imaginable genre. 3-minute walk.
- Look Out – Super-hip men’s and women’s fashion by the likes of Fogal, Zenggi, and Soho de Luxe. 4-minute walk.
- Skateboards Amsterdam – Skaters’ boutique stocking everything from long boards and skaterwear by Spitfire to indie music. 4-minute walk.
- Vlieger – Upmarket, handmade stationary from Asia and Central America, Egyptian papyrus, and more. 5-minute walk.
- MaisonNL Concept Store – Clothing, homeware, leather accessories, and more inside a hip gallery. 5-minute walk.
- Galerie Lieve Hemel – Sculptures and realist paintings by contemporary Dutch artists such as Theo Voorzaat and Ben Snijders. 6-minute walk.
- Jaski Gallery – Sculptures, ceramics, prints, and paintings by members of the CoBrA (Copenhagen/Brussels/Amsterdam) art movement. 7-minute walk.
- So ART Gallery – Contemporary art prints, paintings, sculptures, and drawings, from the 1900’s to the present day. 7-minute walk.
- Renssen Art Gallery – Charcoal drawings and paintings by independent Dutch artist Erik Renssen. 7-minute walk.
- Harts Wijnhandel – 19th-century wine shop that stocks an excellent range of Italian and French wines as well as jenevers. 7-minute walk.
- Kramer Kunst & Antiek – Antique Dutch tiles are the specialty, but you may find all sorts of antique treasures here. 9-minute walk.
- Mark Raven Amsterdam Art – Amsterdam cityscapes in drawing, sketch, and T-shirt print form. 10-minute walk.
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