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“Excellent - room, location, cleanliness and hospitality” 5 of 5 stars
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Herenstraat 26, 1015CB Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #21 of 306 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
Brentwood, United Kingdom
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“Excellent - room, location, cleanliness and hospitality”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We arrived 11am and Milo escorted us to the Singel address, he offered to carry our case and it was only 2 minute walk. We were then given a tour of the lounge, kitchens and our room. All refurbished to a high standard. Vlad kindly offered coffee and breakfast as he was aware we had a 7.30 flight. During "brunch" Vlad informed us of places to have dinner and details of the walking tour of Amsterdam @ 1pm. Their hospitality was very impressive. The house at Singel canal is spectacular and in a great location. We stayed 3 nights and walked everywhere. Dam Square, 10 mins, Anne Frank house and Jordaan area 5 mins, Leidesplein and museums 20 mins.

Breakfast consisted fresh fruit, pastries, cheese, ham, variety of breads, cakes and great coffee. Served at a communal breakfast table. Vlad and his staff always talkative with suggestions.

Our room was in the basement, it was warm, spacious and had a great shower.

This establishment is the best b&b we have experienced. Book early as Rick Steve's has given Maes B&B an excellent report.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Tallinn, Estonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We stayed in Maes B&B for 3 nights in the autumn of 2011. 1 night in "Herenstraat apartment 1" and 2 other in a bigger one by the canal. We had a pleasant stay in both. We appreciate the hospitality of Ken & Vlad, who were very friendly and helpful. The whole process was smooth and there were no misunderstandings. We highly recommend!
Rain & Laura from Estonia

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I visited Maes again last weekend for what is probably the 10th time. It continues to deliver the very highest standards and accommodation is in an natural dutch home. The hosts, Ken and Vlad, are on site and ensure that their staff (some of whom have been with them for a long time)are trained to first class standards.

Online booking is very easy and a 50% deposit is now required by credit card. The balance is paid on arrival. The hosts ensure someone is on hand to greet you on arrival and they monitor flight arrivals to ensure this happens. The process goes like clockwork.

I was visiting as a single and had specific requirements for my room.This was met perfectly. There was a communal sitting room and kitchen and my private area consisted of a charming room with a queen sized bed with a nice view over gardens and houses behind the B&B. I had a staircase to a higher level which had a large bathroom with freestanding tub and a seperate shower. The room was cosy and warm and well ventilated.

Other guests were in the building however doors to the communaal areas were kept closed so that I wasn't disturbed. Management and staff took time to talk to me and I felt very safe and secure.

Breakfast runs until 11:00 and consists of a wide range of Dutch fayre. Everything was very fresh and in ample proportions. It was possible to fix a snack or make a drink at any time and this was very appreciated.

Staying at Maes is nothing like being in a hotel. It is far superior and this is why I keep coming back again and again. I was made to feel genuinely welcome and that nothing was too much trouble.

The location is good, near to a canal and only a 10 minute walk from Centraal Station. Each Saturday there is a Farmer's Market close by and the nearest tram stop is less than 5 minutes away.

This place is a total hidden gem!

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  • Stayed January 2014, 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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Really liked the hospitality. Milo and Vlad were great. The breakfast is very generous. The rooms are small but since Maes is inside the canal ring, the price is a bargain IMO. The location is convenient.

Be sure to visit the farmers market nearby !

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Stratham, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Our family of 4 (two teenagers, one boy, one girl) took a short trip to Amsterdam for a non-traditional Thanksgiving holiday and we couldn't have been more blessed. The apartment is on a charming, quiet, centrally located street which made our daily adventures as easy as walking downstairs. Team Maes made great recommendations and all were very gracious and helpful- including suggesting a delightful taxi ride to/from Schiphol. The downstairs shower was dubbed "2nd best shower ever" by our 14 yr old daughter. You can faintly hear the church bells chime, (the same ones that gave Anne Frank hope while in the secret annex). Try the Tapas restaurant next door for a delicious dinner without a walk. Also, the cafe across the street has hot croissants by 8 am. Stay here!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

We stayed six nights at this B&B and we were quite comfortable. Our room was clean, the breakfast was good, Vlad was a wonderful host, the location excellent. Vlad gave us tips on what was happening each day that we wouldn't otherwise know about. We asked for a quiet room and it was very quiet. We ate dinners at restaurants on our small street, in fact on our side of the block, and didn't even use them all up and they were terrific. There are quirky, steep staircases but that is the case in canal houses so we expected it. We walked everywhere, even to our farthest destination. We will stay here every time we visit without question. Why look anywhere else? Prices are very reasonable also.

  • 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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Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013 via mobile

We recently stayed at maes for two nights.....as others have mentioned the stairs are steep but that is a small price to pay for staying in this charming house. Vlad and staff are wonderful, breakfasts are terrific, and the location couldn't be better. We easily walked everywhere.....museums, train station, boat docks, etc.
The immediate area around the b & b is filled with restaurants, shops, etc. Fabulous find!

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Maes B & B

Address: Herenstraat 26, 1015CB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 306 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 Bed And Breakfast
Maes Hotel Amsterdam

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