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The Vanguard

Reguliersgracht 2, 1017 LR Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Rembrandtplein)
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Ranked #37 of 306 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend have gotten very lucky finding this gem of a B&B in Amsterdam. First of all it's located in the heart of the city, and walking distance from almost all the beautiful highlights of Amsterdam. The traditional and typical canal house seems to be recently renovated, crisp clean, and looks absolutely amazing! We stayed in the top... More

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We stayed in Amsterdam at The Vanguard for 7 nights and we liked very much our stay. The location is almost in the heart of Amsterdam and the house is typical old Dutch building and newly renovated. Everything was clean and the beds and sheets very good. The breakfast was very fine specially the fresh orange juice, we all loved... More

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

This place certainly looks the part but has a long way to go before achieving b&b status and a long standing good reputation. I booked the loft room purely due to the reviews on here.... i was travelling with my partner and was hoping for a romantic weekend....our room was doubled book. The nice couple that was staying in the... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

I was staying in Vanguard for a night on July 4th then i was heading for paris the next day. Gijs was not there but he arranged everything before i arrived. His friend, Derk , is a very nice young guy and provide assistance all the time. i took the third floor room, with a relative big bedroom with a... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

As others have mentioned, the location is excellent for this B&B - you can cycle or walk pretty much anywhere that you like. It is just under a 1/2 hour walk to the central station with bags (although I recommend the tram to Rembrandtsplein if you have luggage!). We stayed in the loft room which was beautiful and clean with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

Excellent host, very helpful and flexible. The whole place is beautiful and the room was very stylish and comfortable. Conveniently located near many attractions but quiet and peaceful. If you have a car easy and cheap to do Park and Ride. The Vanguard certainly added to our enjoyment of Amsterdam and I wish we could have stayed longer. Breakfast was... More

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cheltenham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We had a fabulous five days, staying at The Vanguard with a very attentive and stylish host, Gijs. The location was ideal, next to the picturesque "seven bridges" and lively Rembrandt Square. Gijs gave us some great tips for entertainment, bars and cycling tours and we would recommend his beautiful B&B, plus excellent breakfast.

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Rome, Italy
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Together with my wife I spent 5 days at The Vanguard B&B, in the middle of the celebrations for the new King of Holland. Very familiar atmosphere, excellent breakfast; Gijs, the landlord, has been extremely available and helpful. Very nice rooms (I experienced 2 of them, the one at the lower level and the one at the top floor), well... More

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Dijon, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

... and I should add, with a charming host ! The Vanguard is a wonderful place, even for a short stay. Rooms are very comfortable, well-furnished and decorated with a great taste. The hotel remains intimate and you feel like home instantaneously, thanks to Gijs. The host is indeed very nice and helpful and will arrange everything to make you... More

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Bremen
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

A clean small B&B, centrally located. Gijs was very friendly and welcoming. Good breakfast and free Wi-Fi. Was a good pick for a short stay in Amsterdam and our daughter loved it too. Felt like a home away from home really...

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Address: Reguliersgracht 2, 1017 LR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Rembrandtplein
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 2
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