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The Vanguard

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Reguliersgracht 2, 1017 LR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 4 nights at The Vanguard last week and what a fantastic experience! Not only was the room special, beautifully designed, with lots of original features, but Cynthia herself was a highlight. The house is a classic Amsterdam town house, full of history and perfectly situated on Herengracht. We went to three museums: the Amsterdam Museum (history of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the Vanguard for 5 days in July this year. Cynthia, our hostess, was warm, welcoming and couldn't do more to make our holiday a wonderful experience. Our room (actually, a suite of rooms) was beautifully decorated - comfortable bed and an adjoining sitting area with canal view. Bath/shower room was modern and spotless! The breakfasts were something... More 

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Hod Hasharon, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at Cynthia's B&B a week ago for one night while on a business trip to Amsterdam. All the hotels in the area were either booked or too expensive so I opted for a B&B experience... I could not have chosen better. It all starts from the host, Cynthia. She is the most gracious, friendly and welcoming person you... More 

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West Union, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

What a wonderful guesthouse Cynthia has! It is the best ever and I felt like I was truly in a home. Cynthia made me feel welcome even before I arrived with e-mails and traveling advice. Her place is very tastefully and beautifully decorated. I stayed in the Loft and even though it was more than a 4-story climb up to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This delightful, traditional townhouse is ideally located within walking distance of the main attractions. Generous-sized room, large, airy windows, comfortable bed and separate seating area overlooking two intersecting canals. Modern fitted bathroom with walk-in shower, twin basins and large separate bath. Breakfasts were a highlight with ample selections, Cynthia's tasty homemade pancakes and supplemented with her insightful guidance on the... More 

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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My teenage son and I travelled to Amsterdam in June and had a wonderful time staying at The Vanguard. The location was fantastic, the decor beautiful but still cozy, and the breakfast was fantastic with lots of options. We are often fairly solo travelers so having breakfast with other guests around a large table was actually a really nice change... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

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 May 31, 2015

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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