Sitting on the terrace beside the Old CanalThe old plaque
Cosy B&B in Medieval Wharfcellar

Entire home/apt

4 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds
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About this listing

Located on one of Utrecht's original canals, our wharf-cellar-turned-guesthouse "De Witte Leeu" has a truly unique view and location. You will find a comfortable and charming B&B, which gives you an authentic experience in visiting Utrecht. And it's only 25 minutes away from Amsterdam and Amsterdam Airport!

The space

De Witte Leeu is a generous 40 m2, and contains a kitchenette with all necessities to fix a snack, a fridge, a microwave, a Nespresso coffee maker and so on. Of course we offer free Wi-Fi and there's a flat-screen television with 150 movies build-in for your entertainment. In the living you find also a sofa-bed for 2 persons. The sleeping quarters with its king-size bed (two box springs) and a small but comfortable bathroom are situated at the back of the cellar. In a separate area at the front you'll find furniture for use on the wharf. Weather permitting you can sit out to relax, eat and watch the boats go by. Also you find 2 bicycles in this vestibule. Breakfast is not included. If you wish we can serve a continental breakfast for € 10,- p.p but please book before arrival.

Guest access

You have your own private entrance to the B&B and the adjacent "babyroom" with cot and babychair.

Interaction with guests

Of course we do receive our guest with pleasure and we can answer all you like to know about Utrecht or give you information about several things. You can always ask us for information.

Other things to note

For even more authentic Utrecht experience we recommend riding a bicycle along the Kromme Rijn to the historic Amelisweerd Estate. Here, a new museum, the Museum Oud Amelisweerd has recently opened its doors with a combination of three varied collections, one of them Chinese art. Be sure to take a trip to Rhijnauwen and visit the Tea House on a nice day; not to be missed either. If you don't ride a bicycle, don't worry. It's lovely for walks, too. Alternatively, you can rent a canoe or a fluisterbootje (whisper boat) for a leisurely trip down the canal to the rivers Vecht and Kromme Rijn.

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The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: 3PM - 5PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: 50 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 15%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 5PM

Check-in between 3 and 4 pm. For other moments please contact us. Check-out before 11 am. No pets, no smoking, no drugs.
Breakfast not included; we can serve breakfast at 10 euro p.p. but please book before arrival.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay.
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017 the minimum stay is 3 nights.

122 Reviews

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Derek User Profile
July 2017
Perfect place to stay in order to experience the beautiful city of Utrecht.

Lynn User Profile
July 2017
A perfect place to stay when in Utrecht. The accommodation was beautiful and very central and Hilda was the perfect host. Would recommend to anyone!

Julia User Profile
July 2017
Cozy, sweet, well-equipped wharf-cellar. Kind of like a hobbit-hole (in a good way). Hilda provided a crib, high chair, and changing pad for our baby, who was able to sleep in the back room (=more sleep for her and us!). Well worth carrying our stroller up and down the stairs to get to the wharf. Location was perfect, a short walk to the university where I needed to be, very central but just far enough from the dead center of town so that it was quiet. I'd recommend it for single travelers or couples, with or without a baby in tow.

Jennifer User Profile
June 2017
This place is awesome! It is clean, close to everything you want to see....easy walk or take a bike around. Highly recommended!! We plan to return someday.

Travis User Profile
June 2017
One of the best places we have stayed. Great location in the center of Utrecht with several restaurants and bars nearby. We were able to walk here from the train station. There is a canoe rental area just down the canal. This was a unique experience to see the area from the water. Hilda has two bikes that are available at the apartment and it was amazing to ride down the streets of Utrecht. Overall it was an amazing apartment, location, and experience. We will be recommending this to all of our friends.

BertBea User Profile
June 2017
Hilda is great. Feeling very intimate and friendly. Could be a future friend

Emily User Profile
June 2017
Incredibly unique, basement, canal apartment. The entryway is perfect for bicycle storage! Thank you Hilda for an exceptional stay!

Utrecht, NetherlandsJoined in May 2014
Hilda User ProfileHilda is a superhost.

I am very lucky to live in a genuin canalhouse in the centre of Utrecht. Now being retired it is a great pleasure to run a bed and breakfast in the wharfcellar under my house.

Languages: Deutsch, English, Français, Nederlands
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Response time: within an hour
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