This well located, spacious, 2 bedroom, cozy apartment and the host Jan & Gelske, far exceeded our expectations. I was having a hard time finding a "quad room" in a hotel for a family of 2 adults & 2 children (aged 10 & 12 years), since most European hotel rooms are either single/double/triple occupancy. In addition, many of the vacation rental reviews mentioned very small apartments with narrow winding stairs. In contrast, Jan's apartment is on the ground floor, facing a scenic canal & is large & spacious with 2 good sized bedrooms, large living/dining room & fully functional & fully loaded (bread, meats, cheese, jams & more) kitchen. There is no phone in the apartment, but the wired & wireless internet worked perfectly allowing us to make Skype calls, as well as Jan, who lives in the apartment next door is always willing to help with making a call or any other question. In addition, Jan personally helped us plan out our bike route to Zaanse Schans, providing us with maps & personalized printout. He even called a taxicab for us to the airport on our last day (costs 30 euros to the airport) and about 10 to 12 euros by taxicab if coming from the Amsterdam Centraal train Station.
In summary, I would highly recommend Jan's apartment for location, cleanliness, comfort, amenities & most of all a friendly, delightful host who lives next door! By far the best B&B I have stayed at.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bed and breakfast next to the canals, close to the citycentre, bikes available ... more less