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The Vanguard

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Reguliersgracht 2, 1017 LR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Ranked #17 of 323 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
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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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Roma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

Right next to Rembrantplein an old and beautiful house just renovated with a charming touch. Walking distance you have the best of town and the owner Cynthia is very helpful. A real host. We stayed at the 'loft' the bedroom by the roof overlooking the canal. Steep steps to get up there but the most cosy spot for young couples!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

Had a very pleasurable stay at the Vanguard for my girlfriends birthday in October, from 5 star hospitality, excellent local recommendations for dinner and probably the best breakfast in Amsterdam; we couldn't recommend the Vanguard more. Our room was immaculate, warm and beautiful, looking out on to the quiet streets and canals of Amsterdam. Thank you so much for our... More 

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Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

From the moment we arrived, it felt like home.....only better! Our room was on the second floor with a picturesque view of the canal and very comfortable with a very spacious bathroom. A beautiful home, a superior B&B, welcoming, interesting and full of character just like our host Cynthia who also has a wealth of knowledge of things to see... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Words are insufficient to express how wonderful the 3 days we spent at the Vanguard were. Our room or rather rooms as the bedroom includes an adjoining siting room, the views (the beautiful old house is situated on a corner of two canals) the breakfasts, always with a Dutch speciality but most of all our wonderful hostess Cynthia who could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Cynthia is a lovely host -- very open, fun, and passionate about Amsterdam. It was a highlight of my European trip to stay at The Vanguard and to meet Cynthia, especially over the supreme breakfast that she prepared in the morning. It felt like visiting an old friend who lives in a charming house and knows all the right places... More 

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Gresham, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We had a nice stay at the Vanguard. Cynthia is a hoot and makes a mean breakfast. Her grandmother's bread pudding & custard sauce is a hardy way to start out your sightseeing day. We had the Attic Room and it was nice and big. If you are going with a friend there is no privacy in this room so... More 

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Seinajoki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Located in the quiet place in the city centre, The Vanguard is golden address to stay and enjoy Amsterdam that makes you feel like home. The most valuable thing is the view from room to Amstel River in the morning because it is so warm and peaceful. The room is big, private and nice with art decoration, especially the comfy... More 

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Doha
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This tiny B&B is beautifully located at the intersection of 2 canals and enables easy walking to Amsterdam attractions. The rooms are generously sized are lovingly appointed. The real gem is the owner, Cynthia, who goes to great lengths to make your stay truly memorable. From hand cooked breakfast to excellent advice about local restaurants and attractions, we felt honoured... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Fantastic location and a fantastic welcome, Cynthia the owner made us feel very welcome and the rooms are beautiful and the decor is perfect. We stayed on the 2nd floor and had views over two canals and a bathroom was so big you could dance in it. Will be coming back and I recommend it to you all!!!!

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Koh Chang, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We are so pleased that we selected this B&B at the last minute rather than a hotel. It was beautifully appointed, exceptionally spacious especially for central Amsterdam, bright and sunny, with views of two canals, well located one block from Rembrandt Square and above all, owned and run by a charming, friendly and helpful host. We will most certainly be... More 

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