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“Felt like we had our own apartment in Amsterdam” 5 of 5 stars
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Jackie O Bed & Breakfast
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Bloemgracht 73, 1069 KG Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)   |  
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Ranked #45 of 306 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
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“Felt like we had our own apartment in Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

My boyfriend and I celebrated our birthdays with a short break to Amsterdam and we stayed at Jackie O’s B&B.

We had chosen the B&B based on its location, value for money (many others I had looked at were a similar price for a shared bathroom and this has an ensuite) and the homely/boutique style.

Prior to arriving Jackie corresponded via email with us, providing us with detailed directions on how to reach the B&B on our arrival from the airport. I realised the night before we travelled that I had forgotten to print out tickets for a tour I had booked. I emailed these to Jackie with the hope that she could print them – Jackie had the printouts waiting for us when we arrived.

We arrived earlier than check-in and we had planned to leave our bags and to immediately start exploring. However we delayed this by an hour as Jackie kindly offered us a cup of coffee in her apartment (above the B&B). This gave us an opportunity to check our planned itinerary with Jackie and find out a bit more about the B&B and local area. Jackie provided us with a map and helped to mark the key attractions. Jackie was very welcoming and friendly. So too was her adorable dog Ziggy! Jackie kindly gave us keys before we left so that we could access the B&B when we returned later.

The B&B is really lovely. It is much more like an apartment than a B&B. There is a private entrance and an ensuite off the spacious room. The room has an amazing view of the canal. We particularly enjoyed watching the world go by from the comfort of the arm chair and window seat with a fresh cup of coffee.

The bed is huge and super comfy – perfect to rest up after a long day exploring! The shower was nice and hot with plenty of power.

There are lots of little touches that Jackie has added that makes the stay even more comfortable. To name a few there are: magazines and guide books of the city, a list of Jackie’s recommended bars, restaurants, cafes with a brief description and map, CD player and ipod dock, coffee maker, tea, condiments (there are some facilities and equipment to cook a small meal in if you wanted to), luxurious toiletries and helpful essentials such as paracetamols. There was even a plug converter!

The location of the B&B is in the beautiful Jordaan area, overlooking a canal. We easily found it from the station – taking a tram to reach it on arrival and walking to the station in about 15 minutes on the way back. It was a good combination of being quiet enough at night to sleep well but it was still close enough to all the excitement. Dam Square is about a 10 minute walk away. There are plenty of places to eat and drink nearby. We also enjoyed the local market on Saturday – a definite must to stock for goodies for your stay.

We were able to leave our bags at the B&B after check-out and we returned our key when we picked up our luggage.

We had a wonderful stay and I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone else. Thank you Jackie.

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  • Stayed May 2012, 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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  • Location
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  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Fremont, CA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

What a great find! We stayed at Jackie O’s B&B for 3 nights while exploring Amsterdam and found the room to be spacious, comfortable, and relaxing. Jackie O’s B&B overlooks a very beautiful canal in the Jordaan district of Amsterdam, which means you are only a few minutes away from fantastic restaurants and teashops. Getting to Jackie O’s is easy from the Centraal Station; just hop on tram #13 or #17, get off on Westermarkt, and walk another 8 to 10 minutes (probably 5 minutes without luggage), and you are there at her B&B! Her proxmity to a tram station made exploring Amsterdam a breeze.

Jackie and her cute dog Ziggy lives upstairs, and we had our own key and entrance so it still felt very private. At the same time, Jackie was very accessible and helped us with printing out boarding passes, and even treated us to a “oliebollen”, which is a NYE Dutch treat. How thoughtful.

Jackie thought of everything, from the abundance of guide books on Amsterdam to the fresh fruit and water she had placed by our bedside. This was by far the best value we found in Amsterdam. Many of the other B&Bs and hotels were doubled the cost.

Book ahead of time since she only has one room. Her canal view B&B is by far one of my favorite stays in Europe – I felt like I was living like a local.

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Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2011

i stayed in jackie's bed and breakfast in october and had a lovely 4 day stay. jackie was more than accomodating; she made sure to be at the place when our train arrived and on the day we left, she allowed us to leave our luggage until afternoon. the room was very clean and decorated oh so well. she paid attention to every last detail - fresh fruit in a basket, shampoo and hair dryer in the bathroom, and guide books and brochures galore. the jordaan neighborhood is the hip place to be with restaurants and cute shops on all the surrounding streets. the anne frank museum is just steps away, but still on a quiet canal. overall, a fantastic experience and highly-recommended!

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 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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Rome
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011

I can't recommend the Jackie O B&B enough.
This place is amazing and the owner is the sweetest, kindest person I've ever met.
The room was breath taking... the amazing view to the canal, the quiet yet lively neighbourhood...everything was just perfect.
Super Recommended!!

  • Stayed November 2011, 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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Athens, Greece
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2011

Spacious apartment with a wonderful view to the canal, in a very nice neighbourhood. Have all the staff to prepare a meal. Chilled wine and fruits for welcome. Two minutes to the centre and Anna's Frank House. Rent a bike shop in the same street.
High recommended

  • Stayed June 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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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2011

the title says it all - the room is clean, spacious, comfortable, big windows, beautiful view of a canal street, has absolutely everything anyone can ever need. The B&B is located on a canal street, literally three steps away from everything. The host is very welcoming, helpful, and courteous, were even greeted with a chilled bottle of pinot grigio.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 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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Los Angeles
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2011

I loved Jackie O's B&B. It is on a beautiful, quiet canal in the Jordaan, which is a great neighborhood - whenever I wandered away from it I found myself just wanting to go back. It was extremely easy to get to from Centraal Station, even with a suitcase; just a quick walk from the tram. also it is only up one short flight of stairs, which is important if you have suitcases. Jackie (who lives upstairs) is laid-back and friendly. She has thought of everything - the apartment has an espresso machine, egg cooker, fridge, hot plate, hair dryer, nice shower products, lotion, reading lamps right where you want them - in short, extremely well outfitted. The view from the window seat is awesome. definitely pay a little extra to have her bring breakfast; she will stock the fridge with lots of delicious things (cheese, ham, even a bottle of wine when I was there) and bring hot fresh rolls in a basket in the morning. I could go on, but this is one of my favorite places I've ever stayed.

  • Stayed May 2011
    • 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: Bloemgracht 73, 1069 KG Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Jordaan
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #45 of 306 B&Bs / Inns in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Jackie O Bed & Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 1
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Jackie O's B & B consits of only one room for 2 and is located on the first floor (up one stair)of a listed building on the quiet Bloemgracht, the bustling heart of the Jordaan district. The room with a fantastic view of the canal has a separate entrance, a fully equipped kitchenette and a private bathroom. Upon request, the fridge is stocked with all the ingredients for a hearty breakfast and a morning fresh bread and fresh orange juice to put the door. LCD TV, free WiFi and sound system (including I-Pod and I-phone) are available At 5 minutes walking distance you will find the famous Anne Frank House, Wester, the shopping streets of the 9, tram and bus station and supermarket. ... more   less 
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