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“A charming private house, on a Canal” 4 of 5 stars
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B&B Herengracht 21
Herengracht 21, 1015 BA Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)   |  
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Ranked #82 of 305 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
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“A charming private house, on a Canal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2010

A charming quirky private house, on a pretty canal, with two guest rooms. It is only ten minutes walk from the central station, yet in a quiet area. It is possible to walk to many of the major attractions if you don't mind longer walks.

The front and back guest rooms are entirely different to each other, but both are accessed by steep spiral staircases. I stayed in the back room which does not overlook the canal. The back room has two floors: a lower living room and an upper bedroom with toilet, shower, sink and a bed. The only problem with the upper bedroom is that the roof space makes it impossible to walk around the bed with stooping. It is also impossible to stand up in the toilet – making it difficult for a man to ‘wee’ standing up. There is tea making facilities (essential for Brits) but a Fridge would be a nice addition. The upper room is quite warm in the winter but the lower living room is much cooler. I did not find the bed or pillow very comfortable, but others may disagree!

The owners are both friendly, charming, speak excellent English and are a font of knowledge about what to see and do. Breakfast is served in the kitchen with the guests from the other room. Egg and bacon are provided as well as cereal and breads. This historic quirky house is full of Dutch charm and so much better than a chain-hotel.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2010

The location was perfect very close to everything. The room was great with a very comfortable bed, plenty of space and a fantastic view! I have stayed in many hotels and apartments and this was excellent for the city. I tend to spend ages searching through all accomodation in the city i visit and would consider myself quite picky. Saying that i would have no problem recommending here to anyone. I know some people may complain about the price but i looked at many hotels that were way more expensive for a room half the size of the Canal room here. Plus you can't put a price on pure relaxation and comfort which Herengracht has in abundance.

  • Stayed March 2010, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2009

Stayed with my husband and friends from Madrid during the weekend of October 23rd to the 25th. This is a place I would absolutely return and I have already promoted the B&B to many friends and colleagues. Its location is perfect. The B&B is cosy, 'gezellig', and the hosts are very kind and make you feel very welcome.
This place is so much better than a hotel!

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with friends
    • 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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Address: Herengracht 21, 1015 BA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Jordaan
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