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“Cozy in Amsterdam” 5 of 5 stars
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Lijnbaansgracht 91, 1015 GZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)   |  
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“Cozy in Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This delightful bed and breakfast has all the comforts of home in a cozy little space. Greet and her husband Niels are wonderful hosts. Located in the heart of the Jordaan neighborhood right on one of the famous Amsterdam canals, and within walking distance to just about everything in the city of Amsterdam, you won't find another like it. There are local eateries nearby and lovely little shops in this lively neighborhood. A comfortable bed, private bathroom, and cozy living area with kitchen made the place feel like home away from home. Oh, and waking up to the surprises in the basket of fresh goodies was truly part of the charm. I can't imagine staying anywhere else in Amsterdam. We won't forget the Amphora or our stay in Amsterdam... it was magical.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Not only the appartment itself but the position of canal house is impressive. We have spent 7 days in Amsterdam and we were more and more appreciating the Jordan neighbourhood where house is located. Majority of monuments are in walking distance but you can also rent a bike from Niels&Greet to fulfill the experience of Amsterdam, as the "city of bikes". We liked the coffee from the coffee machine. And tips from Niels (what else to see, how to reach, where to eat) are very helpful.

  • Stayed May 2014, 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
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We loved this apartment in the heart of Amsterdam. It was close to everything we wanted to do, was very well equipped, and the 'bread basket' that was left each morning always had a pleasant surprise in it. In our case it was donuts!

Greet and Niels were very good hosts and helped to make our stay very enjoyable.

  • Stayed May 2014, 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Myself and a friend stayed @ Amphora for 3 nights (April 14th)
Great communications from Greet & Niels who e mailed with key code for door.

Walked in after a long journey to find nibbles and bottle of wine left out, both were very welcome. Fridge was stocked with ham,cheese,milk,butter and jam. Fab coffee maker,kettle and lots of different flavour tea bags. Nice loaf of bread and Danish pastries. Two canisters of cereal and even a drawer full of noodles and soup sachets. All supplies were most inviting and saved a lot of time and money ,especially in the morning as could have a nice breakfast before going out for the day

Apartment was a great size with a double bed and pull down sofa bed. Both were amazingly comfy. Bathroom was great,nice shower with some complimentary toiletries. Also a mosaic filed wall which was amazing and done by the owners. Separate toilet next to bathroom.
Switch on wall to control the heating,worked well and was boiling hot when turned on, as it was was quite cold when we visited.
There was a small wardrobe for clothes,TV and plenty of games in the drawer if you had children. Lots of leaflets also some with maps that were handy. There was a cute bench outside where you could sit in the morning and watch people going to work and the canal was opposite.

Apartment is in the Jordaan area just down the street 5 min walk from Anne franks house. About a 20 minute walk to Dam square. We didn't use the tram as we walked everywhere. May be a little bit out of the way for some people but very quiet and nice to stay away from the busy areas.

Best of all was the owners Greet & Niels. They made sure everything was ok when we arrived and knocked during our stay to check on things. They were extremely friendly and always on hand to recommend restaurants etc. On our final morning Greet arrived to see us off and even brought a pastry fresh from the oven for our journey home which we ate on the train. Also gave us a little souvenir of a mosaic that Greet makes in her gallery. Thanks Greet.

Would not hesitate to visit again if in Amsterdam. All in all a great stay. Apartment spotlessly clean and well maintained.
Just one minor point - the towels in the bathroom were not replaced. But I think if we had asked it would not have been a problem.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We have just had the pleasure of staying at Amphora for 5 nights. What a lovely way to experience Amsterdam. The apartment was gorgeous and the attention to detail was incredible. Everything you could possibly need for a comfortable stay. Greet is such a wonderful host, and very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend Amphora to anyone wanting a home away from home experience in Amsterdam.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We stayed at the Amphora Bed and Breakfast over Valentine's Day weekend (February 2014). Our experience was outstanding! Even before we arrived, the communication with Greet and Niels was outstanding. Things only got better upon our arrival as their attention to detail was spot on. The bed and breakfast is really amazing inside and out. The mosaics in the bathroom and shower are beautiful! The kitchen was well supplied, and the bed was superb!

Location, location, location...I felt the bed and breakfast was in a wonderful area of Amsterdam. It's near the Anne Frank House, which is a must see. More importantly though, my wife and I walked all over Amsterdam during our stay and never felt things were too far.

Greet was awesome! She spent time just chatting with us. After talking for some time she invited my wife and I to her art studio and plotted some highlights along the route for us to venture to (Another art studio, the best apple pie in Amsterdam, etc). She really is a wonderful person to know!!!

I will definitely stay at the Amphora Bed and Breakfast again. I highly recommend anyone heading to Amsterdam to stay here if you want a truly outstanding experience!

  • Stayed February 2014, 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 April 11, 2014

We stayed in february and it was wonderful right from the start. Greet met us early because we needed to store our baggage prior to official check-in. She gave amazing advice on where to go to get food and entertainment. The apartment was very comfortable and felt just like our home. The location is perfect for wondering all around Amsterdam. We had a blast and can't want to go back to visit.

  • Stayed February 2014, 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
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Address: Lijnbaansgracht 91, 1015 GZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Jordaan
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 176 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
Number of rooms: 1
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
You will find our apartment in the center of Amsterdam (the Jordaan) in a canal house at the ground floor. It is a one room apartment of almost 40 m2. You have your own private entrance. We have one apartment, so you don't share anything with other guests, you have total privacy. It has a private bathroom, a separate toilet, a kitchenette, coffee/tea facilities, a fridge, a microwave, a hairdryer, wireless internet, ironing equipment, a double bed, a double sofa bed, a baby cot on request, a baby chair on request (both no extra charges), a large dining table, a sitting corner with a sofa, toys for the kids (puzzles, lego etc), a flatscreen TV with a DVD player, an iPhone / iPod docking station, telephone (and intercom), etc. It is a totally furnished apartment to give you the feeling of a home of your own in Amsterdam.Amphora Bed and Breakfast is within walking distance of the Anne Frank House, Madame Tussauds, Dam Square, the famous nine streets and much more. The price includes all taxes, welcome wine, unlimited use of coffee and tea facilities, lemonade for children, our famous dutch "stroopwafels", unlimited use of your own kitchenette provided with breakfast supplies for at least two days, little extra's like instant soup, noodles, etc. There will be no extra charges afterwards!for our tripadvisor guests we have a free bottle of wine and a dutch applie pie on arrival. Do mention this when you book with us. ... more   less 

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