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The Vanguard

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Reguliersgracht 2, 1017 LR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Ranked #16 of 323 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Looked out from my prettily decorated and spacious room onto the canals. Great location, quiet but close to everything. Hostess treats you like one of the family- will provide tips on what to do and where to go from a local's perspective. Museums a short walk away. Book early, this is a popular place to stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at the Vanguard in April. Tried to return in May but it was fully booked ! This is a small, charming B&B in one of the very best locations in Amsterdam. Central yet surprisingly quiet. Wonderful generous breakfast and original, cosy and romantic bedroom. I would be happy to stay here on a weekend break with my wife... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was recently on a business trip in Amsterdam. Given the very good reviews, I tried the Vanguard. The owner is a very honest person. I booked initially a double room by accident. When she learned that I was travelling alone, she informed me I could get a cheaper room...and so I was billed a lot less. Nice to find... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I recently spent a couple of days here, and can't wait to return! First of all, the location is really great- close enough to the tourist actions, but in a beautiful, idyllic Amsterdam neighborhood. I've stayed in three different neighborhoods, and this is as good as it gets! The building is a 300+ year old Amsterdam house, filled with character... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Excellent breakfast, great location and very homey hospitality. Incredibly close to entertainment centers (restaurants, pubs, clubs). Walking distance from Jewish quarter. The room was very comfortable and spacious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We stayed at The Vanguard with Cynthia in March 2014 (had to select a different date to leave the review however). Everything was perfect, the room, the breakfast and the staircase! The views from the balcony were so good we went up and had a coffee even with the rain! Next time we visit Amsterdam we will not look anywhere... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The Vanguard is in a quiet and attractive setting with beautiful views from the bedroom and breakfast room. Cynthia who runs the B&B (B&B isn't really an accurate description, it doesn't do it justice) is courteous helpful and provides the most fantastic breakfasts, she is also a wealth of information on attractions and restaurants etc. All her recommendations were superb,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I would just like to say that this B & B is the most exquisite place to stay In Amsterdam. Cynthia was the perfect host and welcomes you into her home with open arms. The breakfast was everything and more that everyone has raves about and the place is spotlessly clean. Our plane landed early morning and when we asked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The Vanguard was everything we hoped it would be and more. It's right in the centre within walking distance of everything you need. Our room on the second floor was spacious, extremely clean, comfortable and stylish. The bathroom was superb. Cynthia is friendly, helpful and very kind - quite the nicest host we have ever encountered. We looked forward to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Cynthia, the B&B owner, was just darling. She went above and beyond to insure we had a great time. The room (3rd floor) was large and bed was comfortable. We sunk into the down comforters and slept so well. Bathroom clean, modern and large. Location was close to everything (we took train and tram from airport without any problem and... More 

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