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“Wonderful apartment near old town - easily accomodated three people” 5 of 5 stars
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Raamgracht 23, 1011kj Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)   |  
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Ranked #13 of 174 Specialty lodging in Amsterdam
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“Wonderful apartment near old town - easily accomodated three people”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

The apartment is conveniently located close to old town and the city square, about a 15 minute walk from Central train station. It was slightly off of a main street, so we rarely heard street noise except during the day. Many restaurants, shops, ATM, and supermarket close by.

The apartment easily fit three guests and was pleasantly decorated. We greatly appreciated how accommodating Bas was with our arrival/departure time, and he provided a nice welcome gift of wine and cookies for us. :-) The double bed and fold out couch were comfortable. A broad assortment of amenities were provided such as dishes, towels, washer/dryer, a few movies, etc. A resource book listed information about the neighborhood.

We would highly recommend staying in the apartment and it was perfect for us. We find Amsterdam to be easily navigated and English widely spoken, so we didn't have questions or other needs during our stay. It's a great home away from home.

The only caution - the water pump is in the main bedroom and makes noise with toilet flushes and shower usage. If your travel companions use the bathroom multiple times in the night be prepared for the noise. It wouldn't deter us from staying here again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

My husband and I, along with two other friends, stayed at the Amsterdam Canal apartments. We stayed at the upper apartment and our friends stayed at the lower level. It was an ideal situation for two couples to vacation together but have our own "space". The four of us loved the location of the apartments. It was within easy walking distance of a nice, large grocery store; we would walk over and buy rotisserie chicken, wine, olives, cheese, etc. and share the evening meal together. The host, Bas, greeted us when we arrived, and he shared some nice food/treats with us. The apartments were well-located; we walked to everything that we wanted to see. The Rembrandt house and an open market were very close by. Our apartment was very spacious. It had a nice TV/living area and a well-equipped kitchen. It was a little tricky to understand some of the appliances that were written in Dutch, but it was very nice to have a washer/dryer, microwave, and dishwasher available to use during our stay. We stayed here for a few nights before our Holland America cruise ship left the Amsterdam port; when we come back to the Netherlands, I hope to stay here again.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

Bas makes you feel right at home, and the folder with advice where to go and eat is excellent, a very help man. The canal apartment is perfect, close proximity to all that Amsterdam has to offer.

Communicating with Bas is also very easy. Even before booking and arriving to the apartment. Bas assisted in booking us a quality transfer at a good price. The apartments are a must, just for the superb quality, location, and service.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We are yet to stay but just wanted to rave about the experience in booking this apartment for our holiday next year. We were going to book a hotel and thanks to Tripadvisor and Flipkey found this apartment on the web. Bas has been so helpful and there are already suggestions in a booklet we can study.

The apartment looks clean and just what we are looking for. Stay tuned for the review after our stay at the Delft Blue apartment which is one of two apartments offered.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Having visited Amsterdam several times before and using hotels that range from two to five star rated, we wanted to experience staying in an apartment. We chose the Canal Apartment as it was central to most attractions and has really easy links to public transport. The apartment itself is very large, extremely clean and to be honest home from home. It really is the perfect base for a busy couple like us, and after a day of walking, cycling, drinking and eating at the many bars and restaurants that are located around the area, you can rest easy, sit at the table by the large front window and watch the world float by.

The apartment is more than adequately equipped from a very good wifi service, to a dishwasher and washing machine. And to complete the kitchen, I recommend a visit to the Nieuwmarkt Square for all your fresh food – you’ll be in Utopia if you like cheese.

Bas, the owner of the Apartment lives upstairs, but is very discrete. He is a really helpful (and extremely happy) host and he has created a very detailed guide for all four corners of Amsterdam and more!

We loved our stay and would not hesitate in going back tomorrow.

Thank you very much Bas.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

The Canal Apartment is very centrally located and convenient to transport, the museums, good restaurants and just about anything else you could want in Amsterdam. Almost everything is in walking distance which made for a very pleasant holiday. I would definitely recommend the Neighborhood City Guide (found on the apartment website) which Bas has put together. This gives you a good overview of what is in the area.

The apartment itself has a lovely view across the canal. It is a perfect place to watch the world go by. The apartment is very well outfitted and it is very hard to think of anything the kitchen lacks of in terms of cooking utensils etc.. In addition to the good restaurants near by there are also ample places to buy very nice produce, fish etc. if you want to cook. We really enjoyed our stay and I would not only recommend this apartment, but I would also stay there on any return trip to Amsterdam.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

Booked here for 7 nights but ended up staying 8. Would have stayed 10 nights but it was booked unfortunately. That tells you something about how much I liked it here.

I emailed Bas the owner my arrival time and sure enough when the taxi pulled up outside he was there to shake my hand and show me around the apartment. A nice welcome.

I stayed in the canal view apartment. It is a large studio and would suit a couple perfectly. The apartment is part of the owners house. It is a beautiful 4 story 17th century canal house on gorgeous Raamgracht canal. The apartment looks out over the canal and the houseboats. The Zuider Kirk is behind and the bells play briefly on the half hour or so throughout the day as mentioned by other reviewers. I loved it as it added to the charming atmosphere of Amsterdam. The bells stopped at 11pm.

The apartment is fully equipped. Dishwasher, washer dryer, oven and cook top and all the necessary cookware. There is satellite TV and good wifi.

It was clean and well stocked with spare linen and towels.

The location is superb. I hired a bike for the week (a must do in Amsterdam) but you can walk anywhere in the city from here. Albert Heijn supermarket is 3 minutes walk away and has everything. The Waterlooplein flea market is next door as well. The Nieuwmarkt metro station is at the back of the block and if I had released how close it was I would not take a taxi here from Centraal station but the 30 second metro trip instead.

Bas is a discrete and helpful host. It was nice knowing he was nearby if needed. The apartment has a lot of charm and character. I loved sitting at the table by the window with a coffee or a beer and watching the street life. It is a quiet area by the way.

Amsterdam is an expensive city for accommodation. I thought this place was a bargain for the quality, cleanliness, location and service. Would love to stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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Address: Raamgracht 23, 1011kj Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Jordaan
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #13 of 174 Specialty lodging in Amsterdam
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Amsterdam Canal Apartments offer two stylish and comfortable canal side apartments in the historic city centre of Amsterdam with everything of interest within walking distance: the "Canal View" studio with large kitchen and the one bedroom "Delft Blue" Apartment.Both are suitable for a couple or two singles each. The apartments are equipped with really everything for a relaxed and comfortable stay to give you a home away from home feeling. You’ll find original Dutch antiques and Design, WiFi, Ipod and Iphone dock, flatscreen TV, DVD, stereo, a complete kitchen and a comfortable double bed and an extra single bed,etc.The apartments are centrally, but quiet and romantically located in a 17th century merchant house on the very quiet crossing of two canals in the heart of the Unesco World Heritage site of the canal area of Amsterdam . You will find everything of interest, like museums within a 1 mile radius. Restaurants, shopping areas and cafes are practically next door.Both apartments have also a separate listing on Tripadvisor, as Amsterdam Canal Apartment "Canal View" and Amsterdam Canal Apartment " Delft Blue" ... more   less 

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