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The Vanguard

Certificate of Excellence
Reguliersgracht 2, 1017 LR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Ranked #20 of 319 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014
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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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Doha
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

f you want to stay and visit Amsterdam there is no place but this to be. The room is amazing, you feel at home, the breakfast is delicious and warming, always something different. I had a very nice days. The up room where we stayed has a terrace and you can see and chill taking a view of the city... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We have just returned from visiting Amsterdam for the first time and cannot wait to return. This was entirely due to our hostess, Cynthia who made our stay at 'The Vanguard' a most memorable experience. Her advice as to when to visit Galleries to avoid the crowds, how to get there and suggestions on other activities that may interest one... More 

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Ottobrunn, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

We stood 3 nights in the Vanguard. Lovely breakfast, super location, wonderfull hospitallity, authentic host. Very nice rooms overlooking the Gracht in two directions. Typical Amsterdam style house. All Attraktionen within walking distance. We do warmly recommend this place for your stay in Amsterdam, might it be pleasure or business!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Cynthia is the best... Great hospitality, place and breakfast combination. It is a privilage to stay at Cynthias house. Decoration is awesome also. We stayed at the loft, view is incredible. Rooms were very clean.

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

I experienced the vanguard and it was really fabulous different taste warmy like being in home cyntheia was of great help and freindly the room was with magnificent view clean a perfect taste of decoration and furniture bathrooms were perfect breakfast was delicious the site of vanguard is excellent in the heart if amsterdam feasible to every place and not... More 

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Tring, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

The Vanguard is a lovely place to stay, centrally located, it is an ideal base for a stay in Amsterdam, within walking distance to all the main places of interest and close to loads of great restaurants. We stayed in the loft room which was lovely, quiet, full of character and charm, tastefully decorated and with a super comfortable king... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

The Vanguard is a perfect place to stay. One of the best place I stayed in the world actually. Central located and very nice neighborhood : near from everything but not to close of the touristy street. Cynthia, the owner is simply amazing, she will make your stay a real pleasant one and can make your dreams come true :)... More 

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