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“Being Home in Amsterdam” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fleur d'Amsterdam

Fleur d'Amsterdam
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Pythagorasstraat 133 hs, 1098 Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #72 of 305 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
Lubbock, Texas
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“Being Home in Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

When I travel internationally, I want to experience where I am--and I don't mean from the window of a hotel. Fleur's place was perfect, and I could not have had a better first experience in this great city. The minute my travel partner and I arrived, we were met with the hospitality that soon came to represent many in the city, and her attention to our needs was more than exceptional. We were able to experience Amsterdam the way a native does on a daily basis--she had bicycles ready for us on arrival, and we took them to all the business meetings we had set up. Fleur was more than providing with information about the city and the people. As a plus, we were introduced to her lovely family and even had the joy of attending one of her son's birthday parties. Her breakfasts were outstanding, and if you needed to seek out a quiet place for a minute or two, the yard is extremely tranquil. I know exactly where I'll be staying on my next trip to Amsterdam. Many thanks to Fleur for her hospitality, as well to her family for letting us be a part of it for a short time.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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Springfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

Fleur's home, about 20 minutes from the center of town, is an original creation -- rustic and modern, city and country, spacious and cosy, and most of all welcoming. Vintage prints on the bedroom walls and a high, comfortable bedstead with lots of pillows lull you into an illusion of being in a traditional Dutch home. Then you open the bathroom door and you're in an outrageously modern black slate bathroom designed by Fleur. The open plan kitchen with its exposed beams, iron stove, and harvest table is a perfect setting for the farm-style breakfast accompanied by lively conversation with Fleur and whatever members of her family happen to be around.Three of us spent a night at Fleur's on our way to a bike & barge cruise, and we wished we could have stayed longer.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fort Collins, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

Staying with Fleur and her family is more about an experience than lodging. While the guest room is comfortable, clean and well appointed, it is Fleur's warm and engaging personality of making you feel like part of the family that made our visit to Amsterdam rich beyond the typical tourist experience. Fleur d' Amsterdam is located in a quiet neighborhood with good access via bike or tram to the city center. The back yard is private, with nice gardens and ideal for enjoying an afternoon drink or a candlelight nightcap at the cozy table. Fleur provided us bikes, a wonderful breakfast each morning, great insights and even better conversation that allowed us an appreciation of Amsterdam and the Dutch culture that was truly rewarding and beyond our expectations. The other reviews have it spot on - I chose Fleur d' Amsterdam based on these reviews and can tell you that they continue to capture the true enjoyment of staying with the van Heek's. You will have new friends in Amsterdam after staying here.

Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Helsinki
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

We stayed at Fleurs place in the spring of 2010. Fleur and her family were lovely hosts and we had wonderful time as their guests. Their house is situated in a cozy neighbourhood, still near the city centre. Amsterdam is a lovely city that we will definitely come back some day and I can recommend staying at Fleur d'Amsterdam to anyone who enjoys hearty atmosphere, fabulous cappuccinos, cats, hens and overall beauty. Fleur definitely has an eye for esthetics, the house is fabulously funky and the garden is an oasis! When we arrived to their house, it soon felt like coming home :)

Pariskunta Suomesta matkusti Amsterdamiin Fleurin tykö. Tykättiin, mitäpä sitä muuta :)

  • Stayed April 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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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

You will feel like one of the family after visiting to Fleur d’ Amsterdam.

This little bed and breakfast offers a comfortable, home-like ambiance and unmatched hospitality of five friendly and extremely accommodating family members. Fleur, Coen and their three kids will introduce you to cultural experiences not presented by tourist offices or hotel concierges. Over the course of five business trips I have experienced: an unforgettable “Fleur-guided” tour in the countryside on a Dutch bike (via map rather than actual bike), and art/antique auction, several non-touristy neighborhood markets, unique local foods, and a host of other memorable activities. After having returned with such great stories my wife questions if I was really away on business!

If it's absolute quiet and a sterile atmosphere you seek stay at a hotel, but if you are on vacation or business and want a feeling of home, true introduction to local culture, knowledgeable tour guide and lifelong friends, give Fleur d’ Amsterdam a try.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 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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Rio Vista, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011

My wife and I stayed at Fleur d' Amsterdam this April. We spent a week at this typical Dutch families home. Fleur was our hostess and treated us like family. The home was clean, warm and welcoming. We rented the master bedroom with connected bath, the bath was newly remodeled and was perfect, clean, modern and for americans perfect (we americans love a good sized bathroom and comfortable shower.) Living with a Dutch family, sharing breakfast with them, was a wonderful treat. The experienced added so much to our visit to the Netherlands. I felt so connected to the city and the people because of Fleur and her family. By the way the breakfasts were outstanding, eggs from the backyard henhouse. Fresh baked goods, local cheeses, jams and breakfast meats, all in amazing quantities. Amsterdam is the city that everyone talks about. So much history, so much to see and do. Fleur was always ready with great ideas about what to do next. She even directed us to Antwerp for the day on the train. Do yourself a favor and visit Amsterdam, stay with a Dutch family in their home and really see Dutch life away from the tourist traps. Fleur d'Amsterdam would be a really good choice.

  • Stayed April 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2011

I spend a lot of time in Amsterdam through work and staying at Fleur's makes it feel like a real home from home. I choose to stay here over a sterile, faceless hotel everytime now as you get a real sense of returning home after a long day at the office.

The neighbourhood (Watergraafsmeer) is really nice with lots of cafes and restaurants (Cafe 1900, Elsa's, Quatfass). In summer it's great to sit out in the street outside the house with a beer and watch the world go by. It makes a nice change to the city centre without being too far out.

Fleur, Coen and the kids are great hosts and they know the city very well indeed - better than any hotel concierge! Breakfasts are great with real coffee or leaf teas, freshly laid eggs (hens in the garden!), choice of cheeses (of course), cold meats, bacon, tomatoes and bread from the oven.

The B&B room is large and very homely with a large and modern wetroom style bathroom.

Bikes are available to hire (free) or you can catch a tram just a short walk away (Tram 9, Hogeweg).

Don't miss the Jazz nights at Elsa's (right outside tram stop on Hogeweg) - also good for food beforehand but you'll need the menu translated by the staff!

A great discovery.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 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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Address: Pythagorasstraat 133 hs, 1098 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
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Ranked #72 of 305 B&Bs / Inns in Amsterdam

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