Seven Bridges Hotel in Amsterdam

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Updated: May 26, 2022

• Location: Reguliersgracht.
• Hotel website:
• Hotel phone: +31-(0)20-623-1329

Review of Seven Bridges Hotel in Amsterdam.

The historical Seven Bridges hotel features characterful and unique rooms with antique furnishings and decor overlooking a canal.

Seven Bridges – 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.

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Seven Bridges – Location

  • Area: Well-located in the heart of the historic canal ring, just 4 minutes’ walk (300m) from the lively Rembrandtplein. Within easy walking from the Medieval Center and Red Light District; a 15-minute walk (1 km) 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.
  • Address: Reguliersgracht 31.
  • Nearest Transport: Bus & Tram – Keizersgracht (200m), Metro – Waterlooplein (700m).
  • How to Get There: Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Centraal Station, then tram #4 to Keizersgracht stop, a 2-minute walk (200m) from the hotel.
  • Private Transfer: We use and recommend Welcome Pickups car service. Booking through a private car service will cost only a bit more than a taxi – about €50 from Schiphol Airport – but can be worth it to avoid the long taxi queue and for the convenience of paying ahead.
  • Handy to: Rembrandtplein, Hermitage Amsterdam, historic canal ring.

Seven Bridges – 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: +31-(0)20-623-1329
  • Email:
  • Website:

Seven Bridges – 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 – Food and Drink

  • Restaurant: No restaurant, but there are numerous dining options right on the doorstep.
  • Lounge/Bar: No bar, but one of the city’s liveliest nightspots, Rembrandtplein, is less than 5 minutes (300m) on foot.
  • Breakfast: No breakfast; there are several coffee shops nearby, along Utrechtestraat.
  • Room Service: No room service.

Seven Bridges – 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 – 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 – 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. (200m).
  • Brasserie NeL – Family-friendly brasserie, good for anything from coffee and cake to light lunches. Stylish bar attached; live jazz on Monday nights. (200m).
  • Klein Breda – Experimental fine dining with an ever-changing menu, and wallet-friendly multi-course lunch. Reservations recommended. (300m).
  • Van Dobben – Old-school Dutch restaurant open since 1940 and specializing in meaty classics. (300m).
  • Bouchon du Centre – Rustic French-style bistro with a daily-changing menu. Good list of Rhone Valley wines. (400m).
  • Pata Negra – Popular tapas bar where the sangria and margaritas are as good as the authentic Spanish dishes. (500m).
  • Café Slijterij Oosterling – One of Amsterdam’s most atmospheric cafes, dating back to the 1700’s. Low ceilings, copper vats, good coffee. (500m).
  • Lo Stivale d’Oro – Family-run trattoria renowned for its pizzas and popular with families. Occasional live music. (500m).
  • Pasta e Basta – Pre-set Italian menus, family-style live music and singing. (600m).
  • Piet de Leeuw – One of the city’s best steakhouses, going strong since the 1940’s. (600m).
  • Lavinia Good Food Portobello mushroom burgers, pasta, chickpea salads, and chunky sandwiches served at this welcoming vegetarian spot. (600m).

Nearby Bars, Clubs & Cinemas

  • De Heeren van Aemstel – Pop and rock cover bands as well as original local performers. (150m).
  • Café Bolle Jan – Enjoy your beer while listening to some rollicking live folk music at this lively bar. (300m).
  • 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. (300m).
  • Lellebel – Tiny gay bar and club with exuberant drag shows and karaoke sessions. (300m).
  • Escape – Cavernous, multispace club with DJs rocking the dance floors. Dress code. (300m).
  • Pathe Tuschinski – Grand art deco cinema showing blockbusters in the main auditorium and arthouse, and indie films in the smaller ones. (350m).
  • 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. (350m).
  • Mulligans – This authentic Irish pub has live traditional Irish music most nights, a fun vibe, and Guinness and Magners on tap. (400m).
  • Xtracold Amsterdam Icebar – Wrap up warm and enjoy your 3 drinks amidst the ice sculptures of this gimmicky-but-fun bar. (500m).
  • AIR Amsterdam – DJ nights range from house and disco to hip hop and techno as revellers take to the tiered dance floor. (500m).
  • 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’. (750m).

Nearby Shopping and Cool Shops

  • Mobilia Amsterdam – ‘Lifestyle studio’ stocking Dutch and international designs, from homeware to furniture. (250m).
  • Concerto Record Store – Huge music shop stocking CDs and vinyl in every imaginable genre. (250m).
  • Look Out – Super-hip men’s and women’s fashion by the likes of Fogal, Zenggi, and Soho de Luxe. (350m).
  • Skateboards Amsterdam – Skaters’ boutique stocking everything from long boards and skaterwear by Spitfire to indie music. (350m).
  • Vlieger – Upmarket, handmade stationary from Asia and Central America, Egyptian papyrus, and more. (400m).
  • MaisonNL Concept Store – Clothing, homeware, leather accessories, and more inside a hip gallery. (500m).
  • Jaski Gallery – Sculptures, ceramics, prints, and paintings by members of the CoBrA (Copenhagen/Brussels/Amsterdam) art movement. (600m).
  • So ART Gallery – Contemporary art prints, paintings, sculptures, and drawings, from the 1900’s to the present day. (600m).
  • Renssen Art Gallery – Charcoal drawings and paintings by independent Dutch artist Erik Renssen. (600m).
  • Harts Wijnhandel – 19th-century wine shop that stocks an excellent range of Italian and French wines as well as jenevers. (600m).
  • Kramer Kunst & Antiek – Antique Dutch tiles are the specialty, but you may find all sorts of antique treasures here. (700m).
  • Mark Raven Amsterdam Art – Amsterdam cityscapes in drawing, sketch, and T-shirt print form. (800m).

Nearby Market or Grocery

  • Marqt – Large, well-stocked supermarket. (250m).

Seven Bridges – The Hotel

The reception boasts a collection of hand-selected antiques.

The reception is a good introduction to this boutique hotel as it’s filled with carefully chosen antiques hand-selected by the owners.

Garden Room #4 features a handcrafted bed along with antique furniture.

Garden Room #4 is the suite on the ground floor, complete with a handcrafted bed, 1920’s Art Deco table, and a wall-to-wall marquetry mirror.

Garden Room #5 boasts of luxurious Oriental rugs and antique furniture.

The splendid Garden Room #5 has its own private little roof terrace, as well as luxurious Oriental rugs, and some of the hotel’s most impressive furniture: an inlaid 17th-century wardrobe and 19th-century French Boule table.

The bright Canal Room #9 features heavy wooden beams and skylights.

Canal Room #9 nestles on the top floor, with daylight flooding in through the skylights, and heavy wooden beams.

Canal Room #9 offers good views of the Reguliersgracht canal.

View of the Reguliersgracht canal from Canal Room #9.

Canal Room #6 features 1920's furniture and views of the intersection of 2 canals.

The first floor Canal Room #6 looks out over the intersection of the 2 canals, and besides the handcrafted marquetry bed, there’s a wall-to-wall marquetry mirror, and a 1920’s Art Deco table that Franz Kafka might have sat at.

Garden Room #10 features a cozy bed and spacious bathroom.

Garden Room #10 is on the top floor and has a particularly cozy bedroom nook, as well as a spacious tiled bathroom.

Garden Room #8 feature 2 single beds, and 1840's wardrobe, and an Afghan carpet.

Garden Room #8 on the second floor is ideal for 2 friends traveling together, and its treasures include an 1840’s Beidermeier wardrobe and Afghan carpet.

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