Amsterdam's Boutique Bed and Breakfast
A boutique bed and breakfast
We, Robert & Peter, are your hosts and offer
2 separate rooms in our B&B at the Sarphatipark, Amsterdam.
Our boutique bed and breakfast, "Park9”, is in a typical Amsterdam mansion at the Sarphatipark, one of the few parks we have in Amsterdam. The area known as the PIJP is considered, by many, to be popular and trendy with good restaurants and bars. The daily Albert Cuijp market is 'around' the corner.
Central Amsterdam Location
Amsterdam B&B Park9 is centrally located, opposite of the Sarphatipark, a short walking distance to the van Gogh Museum, Modern Art Museum, Rijksmuseum, shopping streets and restaurants. The “Jordaan” area is also not too far by and is where the Anne Frank House is located. The Jordaan is a stroll down neighbourhood with a wide variety of shops and restaurants. Of course you can also embark on a canal trip of Amsterdam’s famous canals nearby.
History The Pijp
De Pijp is located in an area that used to be a sparsely populated
polder before the 19th century. The pasture was scattered with hostels, country
houses and polder houses. Due to the rapid growth of the population of
Amsterdam at the end of the 19th century, a rigorous city expansion was
Within a short period of time, an entirely new district arose in Amsterdam, in the vernacular called ‘De Pijp’. This name probably refers to the long, narrow ditches that criss-crossed the former polder and were called ‘pijpen’ (pipes).
The new district accommodated many students, as well as a great number of ladies of easy virtue. Furthermore, various famous Dutch writers rented a room there, such as Herman Heijermans, Frederik van Eeden and F. Bordewijk. In De Pijp Eduard Jacobs laid the foundations of Dutch cabaret. Soon enough, the area became known as Amsterdam’s ‘Quartier Latin’.
From the beginning of the 1960s, the first immigrants settled in the neighbourhood. The first to arrive were the Spanish guest workers, who worked at the Heineken brewery at the Stadhouderskade. At a later stage, their families joined them here. Gradually, immigrants from many other countries started settling in De Pijp.
Nowadays, the higher income bracket is also present in De Pijp. Because of the escalating housing costs in the city centre, this district is populated mainly by successful thirty-something people. Various trendy restaurants and cafés settled there promptly.