Every once in awhile we feel as if we've hit the jackpot, and that's how we felt about Amsterdam City B & B. We were referred to it by another B&B that was full. The rates were so reasonable compared to what we'd been looking at for an "average" place in Amsterdam that we were a bit leery about what we'd find. But it was much nicer than we could have imagined.
Hansje and Martin own and run Amsterdam City B&B. Hansje does the arrangements and Martin takes excellent care of you while you are there. All emails were answered promptly and kindly.
The B&B is an easy ride from the train station, 2 stops past Westermark on the #13. So it is about 10 min. walking from Westermark and the Anne Frank House, and very easy walking to the Van Gogh and Rijksmuseum. We were delighted to find the B&B on a quiet tree-lined canal street with beautiful views of Westermark and the pretty roof facades/architecture of the Dutch homes. The rooms are about 2 1/2 floors up which might be a caution if one cannot do stairs.
The rooms are much nicer than they look in the websites photos. Extremely immaculate and every possible convenience has been thought of. Fridge had yogurt, juice, milk, creamer, even wine in it. There was a canister full of a really good ground coffee, a coffeepot, microwave, table chairs. The bathroom had a full tub with shower and a skylight that made it so bright and cheerful. Lots of toiletries, all new, everything smelling good.
Breakfast was incredible. Martin brought up a tray filled with many different kinds of delicious rolls and breads, jams, butter, eggs, meats, cheeses, yogurts, various kinds of canned fish, orange juice, candy bars, and more. We had more than enough to make sandwiches for the day, which helped a lot.
The linens were a beautiful bedset, different than the website photo, and smelling of the best laundry detergent! Wish I knew what it was! There were travel books, novels, TV with cable, DVD, every amenity we could want. The extra room (see website) we used as an office for our laptop and to lay out our suitcases. We really felt at home.
When we arrived, our luggage was "lost" at Heathrow. Martin did all the talking on the phone to work out delivery for us and we had the bags the next day. I cannot say enough about how much Martin did for us.
We do know that if we return, we will definitely stay with Martin and Hansje again.
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