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“Family trip to Amsterdam” 4 of 5 stars
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Herenstraat 26, 1015CB Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Canal Ring (Grachtengordel))   |  
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Ranked #21 of 322 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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“Family trip to Amsterdam”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Just back from a three night trip to Amsterdam with my family. We chose the Maes & Heren B&B on the basis of its Trip Advisor rating and were not disappointed.

We were met at the Herenstraat address by Milo, who walked us the short distance to the house on the Singel canal. We had two adjacent basement rooms, which were a bit dark but well presented and very comfortable.

Later we met Vlad, one of the owners, who was very hospitable and took time to suggest a variety of things to do and restaurants to try.

Finally, the breakfast deserves a mention. The variety of food was impressive and the communal table helped to create a good atmosphere with other guests.

We'd certainly stay here again.

Room Tip: The room at the front of the house had a particularly good bathroom, with a large bath and a walk-in...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Long Island NY
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201 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We spent 5 nights in the attic which was large enough for 2 adults and 2 teens. This was the perfect location to see all of Amsterdam from. Our hosts were fabulous and very helpful both during our stay and as we were planning our trip.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

My wife and I stayed here for 4 nights and had the attic suite in the Maes B&B. This is an outstanding location in Amsterdam! We arrived by train and the B&B is an easy, 5-minute walk away. Well ok, it maybe took us 15 minutes but that was simply due to us stopping to take pictures every 20 feet in this beautiful old city.
The room was truly magnificent (be careful of the stairs!), as the attic really has it's own separate bedroom, living room, and bathroom (shower only). Breakfast was another highlight of staying here as it is a wonderful continental spread and on most days carried us through to the evenings.
Maes is located in a perfect location. Turn left out of the front door and you are just a few short walking minutes away from the carnage of the notorious red-light district with the crowded bars, coffee shops, and window shoppers of every nationality. Turn right, and you find yourself in the Jordaan with its tree lined canals, waterside cafes, and a more serene side of the city.
For other tourist destinations, the Anne Frank House is less than 5-minutes away on foot. The museum area is a bit farther, but still easily walkable. The main shopping street is also just minutes away.
If, no, WHEN we get back to Amsterdam, Maes B&B would be our first choice for lodging.

  • Stayed October 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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Milton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

I stayed a week in Maes B&B in early October. I had the ground floor self-contained apartment in the building next to the main B&B - with my own front door opening on to Herrenstraat! Made me feel almost like an Amsterdamer! My apartment had a living room, bedroom, bathroom, fully equipped kitchen (for those who wanted to cook for themselves, which I didn't).
Both Vlad and Ken made me feel very welcome and were really knowledgeable and helpful. I had breakfast each morning in the main B&B - really good, lots of variety, well presented.
Location is great - quiet spot, see three canals in the five minute walk (at slow pace) to the street where you can get a tram to where you want to go. To walk to the train station would be about 15 - 20 minutes at the most - it's one stop on the tram.
Highly recommended.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Forest Hill, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

This was our second 3 night stay in Amsterdam in 6 years and we wouldn't stay anywhere else but Maes B&B. The accommodations are wonderful. After our flight from Philadelphia and early morning train ride from Brussels our first night there we slept 12 hours straight. The bedroom was so quiet and the bed so comfy. We had the whole second floor of the main location and it was perfect. Nice living room and a beautiful modern bathroom. Milo took excellent care of us in the morning for breakfast. It was the best breakfast served on our trip. Vlad is a very accommodating host, giving good advice for things to do and see and an excellent recommendation for dinner. The location is so close to the train/bus station, in a very safe, quiet neighborhood and within walking distance of everything.

  • Stayed October 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Our group of 6 recently stayed @ Maes -Heren B&B in Amsterdam. There are at least 2 [or more] separate houses and we were @ Heren. We had 3 ensuite rooms on the garden level. Two rooms had skylights, which opened and closed remotely, so no need to worry if it began to rain, as well as small, enclosed private patios, open to the sky.The 3rd room was on the street side with a large window, due to it's age[ house was built in the 1700's] could not be opened, but allowed a lot of light to enter. There was A/C throughout. Rooms and baths were nicely equipped.A very pleasant dining room, where a generous breakfast, fresh fruit, cheeses, ham,a variety of breads, juice, choice of coffee was served. On the other side of the house was a large sunny living room with floor to ceiling windows, facing the canal. Another kitchen, fully equipped, to be used by the guests,Coffee, tea and snacks available and guests could prepare their own meals. Jason the "house person" was a very pleasant young man who prepared the breakfast and was available for tourist advise. Ex., a special rate for taxi to the airport, special rate for evening canal boat trip etc. The location of HEREN was very good. We found AMSTERDAM very walkable. We did not meet Ken, but found Vlad to be an excellent host. Our only suggestion, IF you do not like to be GARDEN LEVEL, state this when making reservation. There are rooms on the top floors, but they were occupied and we did not venture there. As with houses in AMSTERDAM, stairs are narrow and there are LOTS of them!

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 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 September 29, 2013

Fantastic 2 night stay here. The rooms are beautiful though be careful of the steps - the staircases are all very narrow so not safe for kids or people who are unsteady on their feet.

Ken and Vlad are wonderful hosts and the breakfast is fantastic (we joked with other guests that the breakfast was the highlight of the trip!)

When we arrived, we took a quick (~15 minute) train to Amsterdam Centraal from the airport and then walked to Maes from there which took another 10-15 minutes. We were a bit confused when we arrived because the sign which says 'Maes' is very small on the door and we didn't see it at first.

Excellent location for everything. We didn't need to take any public transport the whole time we were away because everything is walkable.

  • Stayed September 2013, 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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Additional Information about Maes B & B

Address: Herenstraat 26, 1015CB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 322 B&Bs / Inns in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cozy home ambiance... In the center of Amsterdam, located only minutes away from the all major sights and nightlife spots and within walking distance from the museums, yet in a quiet residential area: Maes Bed and Breakfast and Apartments. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Maes Hotel Amsterdam
Maes Bed And Breakfast

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