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“the best place to stay in Amsterdam” 5 of 5 stars
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Inn old Amsterdam
Nieuwmarkt 5, 1011 JP Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Binnenstad)   |  
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Ranked #74 of 306 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
Lynbrook, New York
1 review
“the best place to stay in Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2011

granted, I have never stayed anywhere else... but still, I am convinced that this is the best! AMAZING location! On Nieuwmarket with many great bars and restaurants (Choa Phraya for Thai was delicious). in the city centre and just blocks from the red light district, but far enough away that you wouldn't know it if you didn't walk in that direction. Clean, comfortable with very friendly and helpful hosts. Would absolutely recommend it to a friend and will definitely stay here again when coming back to Amsterdam.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 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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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2011

I stayed here with my husband and son in the amazing studio room for 3 nights.
The location is perfect and the area offers many good places to have a lovely family diner. All is within walking distance.
The hosts, Daniel & Nikki, were very friendly and hepfull!

We will defintely come back again!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bragança Paulista, Brasil
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4 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2011

Incredible location, wonderful, spacious and confortable room, the kindest host.
You can trust the website photos. The room is exactly as shown.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver, Canada
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18 hotel reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2011

My husband and I stayed here from May 31 to June 3rd. The B & B is located right in the heart of Nieuwmarkt Square, near many attractions and the Red Light District. It was extremely easy to get to it from the Main Central Station and during our stay, we rented bikes one day and walked everywhere else. We stayed in the "Room" right above the Cotton Club. The room is extremely clean, bright and airy and beautifully decorated. The view onto the Square right from your bed is amazing!! There is a small kitchenette in the room with fridge, sink, kettle, coffee maker, dishes...which was really handy; and a small and lovely eating area. The bathroom is right outside your door and shared with the owner. Of course, it would be nice to have your own private bath, but we had no problems sharing the bathroom with the owners and rarely ran into them. Daniel, the owner, was extremely friendly, and more than willing to chat, help with anything and provide suggestions for things to do, etc....

The only suggestions I have is that the breakfast consist of a bit more selection - it is essentially just breads and cheeses. In addition, because the room is over a club, it can be a tad noisy at nights, but we both went to bed with earplugs in and honestly had no problems sleeping.... the bed is really comfortable!!! Other than that however, we had an awesome stay at the Inn Old Amsterdam. We did the Day Tour to Zaanse Schans, Marken, and Volendam and highly recommend it!! Also, the Van Gogh Museum and going for a bike ride in Vondelpark is a MUST!!! My husband and I will definitely be back to Amsterdam and hopefully will be able to stay at the Inn Old Amsterdam again!!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2011

Nikki was more than accommodating to every request we had. The property is exceptionally clean and well kept; beds and linens are very comfortable. Location cannot be beat; the Inn is centrally located above the Cotton Club although above the club noise is not an issue. The Inn is difficult to locate so make note of the Cotton club, when trying to find. The hidden location gives the feel you are staying in a private apartment. Our next visit to Amsterdam we will be sure to stay at Inn Old Amsterdam.

Only warning the stairs and steep and plentiful.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2011

We rented the loft for 4 nights prior to Easter. It was so much fun !!! LOTS of steep wooden stairs, but then, what else is there to expect in "Old Amsterdam"? jaja. Two-storey flat, with MANY full-screen windows (we love light, so for us it was great!). Daniel was very helpful, attentive to every detail. Very nice continental breakfast with local cookies and pastry. Opposite a very fanciful square (every day a new move in it !) on the border of the amazing red-light district. Walking distance to everything, with a supermarket across the street and a fridge in the room... will definitively stay here again next time we visit Amsterdam.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2011

I decided to take my boyfriend away for his birthday and this place was the icing on the cake. We stayed in the studio - which is a beautiful space complete with a basic kitchen.

Daniel the owner is really friendly and helpful - he sat down with us and ran through a map at the start of our trip and made it very clear we could contact him at any time if we needed any help.

As mentioned in other reviews the breakfast is good and the location - perfect.
A deposit of half the cost of the stay is required for the room – do not let this put you off staying in this beautiful place.

Enjoy!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Nieuwmarkt 5, 1011 JP Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Binnenstad
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Kitchenette
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Ranked #74 of 306 B&Bs / Inns in Amsterdam
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Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Inn Old Amsterdam is located in an historical monument full of character (1645) on the Nieuwmarkt, a vibrant residential quarter with bars, restaurants and outdoor cafes. Our house looks out onto the most important gate of the city of Amsterdam (1488), the Sint Anthonispoort, now known as De Waag.For our guests we have fitted up a comfortable room with a kitchenette on the first floor, and a large studio with private bathroom, toilet and kitchen on the second floor.Just as in the past, the city gate is a good base from which to visit the historic centre, the many attractions, festivals, festivities and shows in Amsterdam. Nearly all at walking distance. ... more   less 
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