- Style Vermeer in velvet
- Setting Waterland town outside Amsterdam
In the historic town of Monnickendam, Suitehotel Posthoorn hotel is an antique-filled, oak-paneled retreat located just 20 minutes from Amsterdam. Artistic accents and playfully printed wallpaper lend a laid-back atmosphere to this softly lit 17th-century house, and contemporary notes like flatscreen TVs and mirrored chandeliers only enhance the romantic comfort.
Need to know
- Rooms Five.
- Rates Double rooms from $205.61 (€150), excluding tax at 6 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €1.50 per person per night on check-out.
- More details Rates include breakfast.
- Facilities Garden and terrace, DVD library, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, DVD/CD player.
- Check–out 11am, but later is possible by prior arrangement, depending on availability.
Children Kids under three stay free, older children stay for €37,50–€57.50, depending on the size of extra bed required.
- Hotel closed First week of January.
- Also Pets can be accommodated for €17.50 a night. Amsterdam is a 20-minute taxi ride away, or there's a direct bus service departing from close by the hotel.
In the know
- Our favourite rooms Light trickles in over the window seats of the Sistermans Suite and twinkles off the antique mirrored headboard onto a silky buttercup-yellow bedspread – definitely a room to lose yourself in. Opposite the bed are twin porcelain sinks with silver mirrors above, creating a shimmering contrast with the sultry Waterland palette of the walls. The Admiraals Suite on the floor above has a freestanding bath, and the gentlemanly Persijnenkamer Suite on the top floor comes with a terrace looking out onto the Monnickendam rooftops and a hand-carved wooden sink.
- Packing tips A sketchbook and some watercolours to coax out your inner Vermeer.
Food and drink at Suitehotel Posthoorn
- Hotel restaurant Champagne-coloured chenille seating, honey-hued chandeliers and butter-gold walls lend Posthoorn’s Michelin-starred restaurant an air of contemporary elegance. The chef produces excellent French cuisine and fresh seafood, such as lobster, is a speciality. Four-. five- and seven-course taster menus are on offer.
- Dress code Pearl earrings for the girls; velvet jackets for the gents.
- Top table Cosy up in a fireside spot in the winter months; in summer, the stone patio is great for alfresco dining and heaters make it an option in cooler months too.
- Last orders Meals stop being served at 22h, but there’s a snack menu available until 23h. The bar is open until 0h30.
- Room service Breakfast, snacks, drinks and – during restaurant hours – the full dinner menu can be served in your room from 9h to 23h.
- Hotel bar Cigars and aperitifs have been enjoyed in the portrait-lined, wood-panelled herenkamer since the 17th-century – add your name to the aristocratic roll call who’ve sunk into the leather armchairs, and sup on the signature cognac cocktail.