Seven Bridges Hotel in Amsterdam

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by Santorini Dave • Updated: January 16, 2019

Review of Seven Bridges Hotel in Amsterdam.

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:

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

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

Nearby Market or Grocery

Seven Bridges Hotel – 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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