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“Excellent Amsterdam Choice Near Major Attractions” 5 of 5 stars
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Kloveniersburgwal, 1011JT Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Binnenstad)   |  
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Ranked #136 of 305 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
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“Excellent Amsterdam Choice Near Major Attractions”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

My friend and stayed at Double Dutch during a visit to Amsterdam. It was affordable, very clean and a quentessential Dutch guest house. The staff was very friendly, helpful and there was even a public computer for guests to use. I appreciated this since we were traveling from the US and I could email my family. We stayed on the very top floor room and the bathroom was a little thrown together but it was clean and the room was extremely spacious. The location is superb with easy access to restaurants, bars and attractions!! We walked everywhere from the hotel.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Wetherby, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2011

Me and my boyfriend stayed at Double Dutch in September for 3 nights, and it was better than we ever expected.

It was our first trip to Amsterdam but definately wont be our last!

Double Dutch was just brilliant in every way, the location was PERFECT . It is in a lovely square which has some great places to eat and some great bars at night but isnt too busy so we didnt hear any noise.

We stayed in the top room of Double Dutch and it was beautiful.
The stairs were tight but we knew they would be and it wasnt a problem.
It was very clean and the towels were made into swans on the bed which was a lovely touch.
The bathroom was small but just what we needed and the shower was great.

When we arrived we were welcomed with open arms, we got a free map which the lovely host showed us the best restaurants/bars/shopping/sightseeing around which we thought was very nice of him.

Amsterdam is an amazing city and our stay was made even more special because of us staying at the Double Dutch.

We are going back to Amsterdam next year and we will be booking to stay here again!!

We spent months lookining for places to stay for our trip and I can honestly say there is nothing bad about this place.

We had an amazing time and we really hope you take this review into account and have as good a time as we did :-)

P.S- And to who ever complained about a cat living in the Double Dutch is just pathetic. The cat is lovely and doesnt bother you but greets you when you come in and was very friendly.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boise, Idaho
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2011

it was great. Typical small multiple flight of Ne stairs, otherwise GREAT. We had the loft unit. Loved it. The guest host who lives there was very nice and gratious. He said the other Barangay place was even better but we liked where we were. Central excellent location to AMS.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Budapest, Hungary
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

Both the room and the hosts were amazing. Exceptional service with a friendly and helpful staff that make you feel like you're home. We also loved the cat. :)
The Double Dutch (and Barangay B&B) is recommended to everyone planning a visit to Amsterdam.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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White Plains, New York
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22 hotel reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2011

My honey and I, and another couple stayed at the Double Dutch for four nights in April. Since there are only two en-suite bedrooms, besides the room for the person that maintains the place, we had the whole place to ourselves; definitely a plus. The Double Dutch is not a B&B since breakfast is not served; you either stock your own or go to one of the many cafes in the immediate area. From a location perspective, excellent, on a pretty canal, next to a lively square, in the heart of happening Amsterdam.

I am finding it a little difficult to write this review because among the four of us our feelings about the Double Dutch were split between the guys and the gals. The guys found the place interesting, quirky, comfortable, and convenient. The gals probably would have preferred a more "up-scale" place, though I am not sure that is the right word, sine they also liked the Double Dutch. There biggest issue for them was the next door fish market, associated smell (only outside; not in the apartment), and the accompanying garbage piled in front. Us boys overlooked or ignored that, for the most part, given the positives mentioned above. The immediate area of the square also tended to have accumulations of garbage because of the weekend market in the square; expected to some degree; and the market itself is a plus, so, good with the bad.

We all found the cat to be a nuisance; ensuring it did not run out of the place when we came or went; keeping it out of our rooms; or off our laps when sitting in the living room; scratching at our clothes and luggage; and cleaning up after it, the one time it pooped in the living room. But cat people will probably love the critter. (I am not sure if when I made the reservation I knew there would be a cat or not - though it is mentioned in some of the other reviews).

Lastly, my wife and I found our bed uncomfortable (room on top floor); the other couple were ok with theirs.

I think that my buddy and I would not have a problem staying here again; our wives would not stay again. I rated the Double Dutch as very good, but it is probably, for us, somewhere between average and very good given the differences of opinion.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Beaumont, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2011

My husband and I decided to take our first trip to Amsterdam. We book the Double Dutch before we left the US. We both feel like this B&B absolutely MADE our trip to Amsterdam. When we arrived we were greet by Wimo (the owner). Wimo is such a nice guy and he helped us with any questions we had about Amsterdam. He gave us the keys and we could come and go as we pleased. The location is PERFECT. Sooo close to everything. If you are thinking about booking. YOU SHOULD!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Halifax, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2011

Our room was very spacious with a very small bathroom. The stairs and windy and steep but worth it.
Ed greeted us and was very friendly and had great tips about the city.
I would recommend this hotel and stay there again if in Amsterdam.
There was free wi-fi.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Double Dutch

Address: Kloveniersburgwal, 1011JT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Binnenstad
Hotel Style:
Ranked #136 of 305 B&Bs / Inns in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Rooms Two rooms are both big and has authentic details that are a few hundred years old (17th & 18th centuries). No worries though, the facilities inside the room offer the comforts of the 21st century , including a modern bathroom, cable TV, fridge, radio-alarm clock, hair dryer, and coffee/tea making facilities. The rooms are decorated in a unique Dutch style. The Location The Guesthouse is located on Kloveniersburgwal, one of the oldest canals of Amsterdam. It is situated in the middle of the historic city centre, next to the Nieuwmarkt. Together with Zeedijk, the Nieuwemarkt forms part of "Amsterdam's Little China Town." The Zeeijk is a nice lively street with shops, cafes and (Asian) restaurants connecting the Central Station with Nieuwmarkt. ... more   less 

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