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La Vie en Rose B&B
Nieuwezijdsvoorburgwal 90 B, 1012 SG Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #16 of 176 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
Aberdeen, Scotland
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“Brilliant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

We absolutely loved our stay at La Vie En Rose. Very conveniently located for Centraal Station, we stayed in the most beautiful apartment just 5 minutes walk to Dam Square, and 10 minutes walk to Red Light District or Prinsengracht.

Located directly across the road from the Convent Hotel, you walk up a very steep flight of stairs to the apartment. It consisted of an open plan kitchen/dining room/lounge, bathroom and cosy bedroom. Very comfy bed and sofas, beautiful view out onto Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal and all the things we would need such as coffee, some milk, tour books, etc.

The hosts, Yvon and Christa, were absolutely lovely and treated us like old friends, even offering to keep our bags for us after checkout as our flight didn't leave 'til the evening. We would absolutely stay there again if we were back in Amsterdam - far better than getting a hotel!

PS The bakery next door does the most beautiful pains au chocolat!

Room Tip: Stairs are very steep - unsuitable for elderly, disabled or very small children.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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St. Albans, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

I had a wonderful stay at La Vie en Rose. It's location is great and the owner couldn't be more helpful. The apartment was very nicely furnished. It's little tricky to find however but that was probably due to my orientation skills. I'm sure that a quick call or email to the owner would have solved that very quickly. Overall I would highly recommend staying here.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 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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Southampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

We recently returned from a trip to Amsterdam, where we stayed at La Vie en Rose apartment no 1. Within minutes of arriving at The Central Station, we were in the street the apartment is located on. It was very easy to find on the street map we had.
On arrival we met our host Yvon who showed us to the apartment. Yes, the stairs to the apartment are steep but we had no problems taking our luggage up them. Yvon showed us every room of the apartment, and everything was sparkling clean and beautifully furnished. The main living room with the two beds/sofas with scatter cushions was perfect to come back to after a hectic days sight seeing, to chill out and relax with a glass of vino! Far nicer than your bog standard hotel room, and around the same price too!
The mini kitchen was well equipped with everything you need to make a meal or two inside if you so wish, which we did on a couple of occasions, although I must admit the food we ate out in Amsterdam was divine, but the option is there is you want to. The bedroom is small and very cosy, but not a problem as you have the rest of the apartment for space and relaxing in. The bathroom is a good size, very clean, with a powerful shower and good lighting. Yvon was very friendly and drew us a map with some recommendations of where to visit, and ideas of where to go and eat.
The location of the apartment is absolutely perfect, close enough to everything without even using transport. We were there for 5 days, maybe on the next trip we would venture further afield but for this trip we didn't need to. It was close enough that half way through the day you can pop back, freshen up and be on your merry way again! It is not smack in the middle of the really touristy bit, which suited us down to the ground. It is in a very nice area, with lots going on, restaurants, shops and a supermarket on the same street, and underneath is a cafe-bar, which I must add does the best cheeseburger and chips!
The whole area is a network of beautiful streets and canals, and you can wander for hours looking at the lovely architecture, or stop at a canal side cafe and indulge in a few hours of people watching!
The Anne Frank House is within walking distance, as is a lovely area called 'The Little 9 Streets', which was one of Yvon's recommendations, which we enjoyed very much.
So all in all we had a very hectic 5 days sightseeing, shopping, and eating lots of fabulous food, and La Vie en Rose was just perfect to come back to and chill out in, whilst in the perfect ambience created by our hosts with the beautiful furnishings and decor throughout the apartment.
We will be returning to Amsterdam, and I now no longer need to trawl the internet looking for the perfect place to stay as we have found it!

Thanks Yvon and Christa for making our trip special. :o)

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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Livré la Touche
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

My husband & I stayed for a long weekend at La Vie en Rose. We were very happy with the apartment, it is in an excellent location, handy to the train station, right on the tram lines and only a block away from all the beautiful canals. It was surprisingly quiet at night too!
Our host was really friendly and helpful, with lots of good tips & advice on things to do or where to eat. The apartment is spacious, clean and we would definitely go back & stay there again.

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

I stayed in this delightful appartment whist in Amsterdam on business. It is very comfortably furnished with everything you could wish for including tea and coffee. There is a lively bar downstairs and a bakery next door so no need to travel too far. However it is very convieniently located for Central Station and Dam square. The owners were very helpful and gave a warm welcome.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 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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Lisburn, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

I booked this trip for my husband's birthday, first trip to Amsterdam and we weren't disappointed, central location, easy walking distance from Central Station, the apartment was fantastic, furnished beautifully everything that you needed and more like what to do, where to eat etc, it didn't take us long in finding our feet as it was so centrally located, just round the corner from Dam Square. I can't recommend this apartment enough and in fact we had such a brilliant time we booked to come back again, but unfortunately La Vie En Rose was fully booked, next time before booking flights will definitely check availability first, will gladly return in a heart beat.

  • Stayed August 2012, 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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Dordrecht, The Netherlands
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

We recently spent a weekend at this lovely B&B.
The apartment is spacious, very clean, comfortable and elegantly furnished. The location, right in the heart of Amsterdam, is perfect for exploring the city.
The view from the windows is beautiful and the place is so well insulated you hear nothing of what happens outside.
Both Yvon and Christa are wonderful hosts who welcome their guests into their lovely home, extending hospitality into friendship.
It is the perfect place to stay while visiting Amsterdam. Will gladly come back and recommend it to my friends!

  • Stayed August 2012, 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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Address: Nieuwezijdsvoorburgwal 90 B, 1012 SG Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 176 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In a historic town house, B&B La Vie En Rose offers comfortable, bright-colored spacious apartments with free Wi-Fi in the center of Amsterdam. Dam Square and Central Station are half a minute away. La Vie En Rose's spacious apartments have a private entrance and private bath room and a kitchenette.All necessary utensils are provided.The apartments have 7 huge Windows with great city views! Anne Frank House, the Jordan area and Flower Market and most main attractions are a short walk away from B&B La Vie En Rose ... more   less 
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