About B&B Amsterdam
Our Story And More
Hi there, Paul and Karen here, thank you for your interest and time.
Our story started in the hotel and travel sphere some time ago, and as you can see, we never left. Just like we did not leave Amsterdam. Loving to share and being passionate hosts, it has been our pleasure to welcome guests to our Amsterdam BnB for more than 2 decades. Always taking care of our guests experience and needs together, we would love to welcome you to Amsterdam as well.
A personal and warm welcome is always provided, but besides that you will not notice us, though you can always reach us – we live on the premises with our two cats Rosie and Billy, in the mornings often joined by a Grey Heron (Henry), who we love to feed. Henry was recently featured on BBC Earth´s Coexistance series “Meet the Herons of Amsterdam”. Check the video out below!
We also feel that doing good is important, we are committed to good causes and are active in different charity projects, feel free to read more about them below. An exciting but tough change to our life we are currently pursuing: removing plastic from our every day life, step by step.
Energy Usage and Green Roof
We do our best by covering the total roof area with solar panels, 30 in all. We picked an energy supplier who produces energy from wind turbines only and of course save energy wherever possible (light bulbs, electronical equipment, …).
The roof area not taken up by solar panels is covered with green plants called sedum. Sedum on the roof helps make the city a greener place and is great for bees and other insects. We love bees!
Our ‘green roof’ was featured by Greenpeace in one of their promotional films.
Pure and vital water: directly from every tap in our Bed and Breakfast. Better for the environment and better for you.
Mounted in our water mains, we have installed a ‘water vitaliser’ from Aqua Aurora which vitalises the water flowing though it, allowing it to regain its natural vibration. Besides being more sustainable, people, plants and animals immediately react to its positive effects – the immune system, metabolism, but also your hair and skin will love it!
We support people, companies and non profits who want to make a positive difference in the world, helping them use their resources in the most effective way.
We set up this foundation to provide ‘effective’ financial support for continued studies for girls in the Philippines. The girls we support are extremely motivated and their families are checked to make sure they really cannot afford to pay for further education. We also try to ensure that the choice of study suits them and will enable them to get a good job, so that they can help support their own families.
At the moment we have 18 scholars.
We are part of the Angel Investors Network. Our mission is to create and support a network of smart and sensitive people who want to make a positive difference for the world. All with the aim of strengthening and supporting people, non-profits or companies that want to make their own positive difference for the world.
We provide coaching and a personal Clifton Strengths Assessment. We would like to get your strengths (and weaknesses) to the surface and build from there – by providing a really effective way to reach your personal and/or company goals.
As a successful entrepreneur and Business Coach, I am at the stage that I want to give back by supporting and/or coaching people and non-profit organisations, who themselves want to make a positive difference in the world.
I work with a strengths based method, so my expertise is moving people towards success and making sure that it will make them happy when they get there. Planning and time management are a part of that.
If you are here for an extended period of time I would like to invite to work with me during your stay. My sessions are per hour, done in the intimacy of my home within the B&B. My fee is normally 150 euro per hour but if you are somebody who wants to make a positive difference in the world, I help for free.
The areas I can help with are: Strategic Planning, Organisation, Time Management. I have a special talent for Sales and Marketing. Basically I can see quite quickly what’s stopping you reaching the success you want to have and work with you on a plan to achieve that success.
Anything on your mind?
Just get in touch!
Bed & Breakfast Amsterdam
Sloterkade 65, 1058HH
Amsterdam, North Holland, The Netherlands
Paul & Karen