MORE THAN JUST A PLACE TO SLEEP, MORE THAN JUST A ROOM OR A BREAKFAST TABLE, MORE THAN A VIEW TO THE CANAL, KAMER 01 IS A FULL WARM WELCOMING SCENE. PETER AND WOLTER, ARE THE INCREDIBLE AND NICE OWNERS OF THIS MAGICAL PLACE AND WE CAN PROMISE YOU ONE THING: THEY WILL GIVE YOU THE MOST UNIQUE GUEST EXPERIENCE .
We arived late in the night, tired but super excited to discover Amsterdam. Next to one of the canals was a beautiful house with glass facades, where a dim light passed through the windows like it was inviting us to come and stay. Everything around us was magical, the “canals” illuminated by the street lights, the late night silence, and our desire to rest and discover a whole new city on the next day. We rang the bell of a place called KAMER01, and suddenly the door opened, and behind it, a huge and nice smile welcomed us. In the first second we feel at home. It was Wolter, so he introduced himself, and we went up to the first floor, THE BREAKFAST ROOM, where a mixture of decoration inspired by his thousand and one travels, enchanted the reception room with a relaxing scent and music. We could not ask for more after a long day of travel.
Wolter received us with open arms, with a glass of wine and the remaining minutes became one of the most interesting conversations in an entire trip. He told us about Amsterdam, about its canals, about its charms and stories, about its mills and tulips, about the authenticity of the city and what we could discover. But tiredness spoke louder, and Wolter decided to show us our room, THE RED ROOM. We were super excited by the architecture of the space and even more so with the room. A relaxing essence abounded throughout the room along with dark red, relaxing tones, and an extremely comfortable bed where you just wanted to jump and sleep and stay all night long… and day.
The window of our room overlooked to the heart of the canal district, which was made part of the Unesco World Heritage in 2010, but unfortunately we arrived at night, and we only glimpsed the dim lights that illuminated the water outside. But we could barely wait for the dawn, and wake up with a new image through our window and find out what KAMER01 would have to tell us.
During the breakfast we discovered a whole different way of “having breakfast”, and what a surprise. This morning we met Peter, who, together with Wolter, invited us to sit at a long table with the other guests. A whole new experience was born in that table with multiculturality and shared stories.
I can guarantee it was the most unique breakfast experience I have had in my travels. All the details of the table made sense, from the cutlery to the dishes, a real food tasting where each element was explained by Peter and Wolter. The breakfast was served with great refinement along with the travel stories of both hosts, who delighted us with their adventures and experiences around the world. A true encyclopedia of memories and moments full of love, prepared to share with the guests. We wanted so much to stay listening to those memories all day, but there was a new city to discover.
The next night we wanted to discover a new room, THE GREEN SUITE, and we were amazed. All corners were thought out in detail , the bed, drawn by the hosts, had massive wooden columns that towered high, carved with unique details that almost told a story at that second. Each piece had a memory, a story, a moment.
With only three rooms, KAMER01 is a precious jewel for some who discover it with attention. We recommend this place to all those who want a total experience of the city and also to be welcomed by the best hosts in town.
1016 AK Amsterdam