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B&B 1657

Herengracht 585, 1017 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Ranked #116 of 322 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This B&B has a disappointing entrance, but once inside we were very happy to stay in this apartment for our 3 wonderful nights in Amsterdam. Having breakfast at he owners hotel around the corner was excellent and the girl there were extremely helpful, pleasant and provided great service. Close to Rembrandts Square and overlooked the canal, position was great to... More 

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Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We stayed here right after they had opened, and weren't even able to stay the first night of our reservation due to a late flight in. When we showed up the next morning, the staff were more than apologetic, upgraded our room, and we ate and drank for free at the Toon restaurant next door for the rest of our... More 

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Hampshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The location is on the corner of Herengracht, one of the nicest canals, and Utrechtstraat, so it is close to restaurants and cafes in Rembrandtplein, and a short walk from the Rijksmuseum or Dam Square, and about 20 mins walk from Central Station. B&B 1657 consists of five floors with an office on the first floor and then a room... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

My husband and I spent 4 nites here. Prior to leaving home - we exchanged several emails with the B&B and they were very helpful with directions (tram and to walk), where to park etc... We also received an email from them a day before our stay that Hotel Toon, where we were to have breakfast was under renovation, but... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Sal and Els have the formula just right. Good communication and directions prior to arrival. Friendly welcome. Nicely done room and bathroom with ever-changing scene from the window. Great cafe (Toon) also owned by them for breakfast - have what you like. Free minibar, nuts, sweets, coffee-table books. Very good location for access throughout Amsterdam. Would definitely come here again.

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We arrived on Sunday 30 March at 3.30pm and the room was not ready we were invited to have coffee at the cafe around the corner"we think this is owned by the same people who own the B&B" and we ended up paying for the coffee this is also were you get breakfast.On Monday morning "we had the same problem... More 

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Nicosia, Nicosia, Cyprus
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

When my husband and I first arrived to the B&B, we were in love with its decor - a bit rustic yet modern and cozy. The breakfast was good in the mornings and was prepared for us no matter what time we would come to eat. From other reviews, we were prepared that our bathroom would be on the other... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Besides a little confusion upon arrival, as it is not clearly marked as a B&B, it was a wonderful stay. The team here really had a nice presentation and made everything comfortable during my two nights in Amsterdam! Great morning breakfast, tasteful and modern bathroom and bedroom furnishing, with views of Herengracht canal. Starbucks is around the corner, and easy... More 

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North Yorkshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Really enjoyed our stay at BB1657. Customer service was excellent, we were contacted via email just after booking to explain check in, on arrival in Amsterdam we contacted the owner with our arrival time and was met at the house. Its not obvious that the house is a B&B but as we were met there it wasn't a problem. The... More 

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berkeley, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

This B&B is a traditional canal house, made into a charming B&B. I was taken with the effort made in modernizing the bathrooms and the simplicity yet comfort of the room furnishings. The breakfast was excellent; fresh orange juice, pastries, eggs, and yoghurt. The stairs are very steep, but Else helped us get our more than ordinary amount of luggage... More 

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