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“Oozes character and charm. We loved it.” 5 of 5 stars
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The Old Lady
Singel 38, 1015 AB Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)   |  
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Ranked #48 of 319 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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16 hotel reviews
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“Oozes character and charm. We loved it.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We stayed here for one night and wish it had been longer. On Singel canal, and not far from station, we had the apartment with living room area.

The host was great and very easy going, an interesting person to talk to. the apartment is beautiful and authentic with original features. The bed was very comfortable and it was very quiet, especially at night. The position of the apartment is perfect for getting anywhere in Amsterdam. Ann Frank house just 5-10 mins walk.

I loved the peaceful garden and being able to use the kitchen to make tea or a snack whenever I wanted, the kitchen leads to the garden and you basically have it all to yourself. Very relaxing.

The breakfast was very nice and everything cooked fresh.

Would definitely come back here

Room Tip: Get the apartment, its expensive but you have the whole floor and kitchen at night.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bruges, Belgium
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We stayed here for a short citytrip to Amsterdam. It has a perfect location in the city centre, with central station just a walk away, but still in a quiet neighborhood. Rooms were very clean and high in comfort. Bathroom with double shower is a nice extra.
Gijs was a very friendly and helpful host who, in advance, offered us some tips where to park our car safe and cheap (Bijlmer Arena P+R is a secured parking at the outskirts of Amsterdam, with a metro line running to central station. It only costs €7 for 4 days max, including the metro ticket).
Breakfast was great and included everything you could wish for. Will come here again!

  • Stayed April 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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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We spent 3 nights in the room in the Old Lady and everything went perfect. Double shower is fun and unusual.
Service, cleanness, comfort, quiet, location, the place is perfect.
The breakfasts are delicious and huge !

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Littleton, New Hampshire
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

This B&B was wonderful. It couldn't have been any more convenient to everything we wanted to do. It was a short walk from where our river cruise docked and equally as short to the train station where we caught the train to the airport when we left. The room was great; clean & comfortable. Gijs was an exceptional host. The only tough part of this B&B (as with other canal houses in Amsterdam) the stairs are very narrow and steep. It can present a challenge if you need to negotiate your luggage. For us it was no problem as Gijs carried our luggage up. We were departing very early a few days later, and Gijs made it a point to get up in order to take our luggage down. Wonderful service. And the breakfast was also very good; he even offered to cook eggs or what we would like. There was plenty of slices of meat and cheese; fruit, yogurt, a croissant and coffee! One morning he even made the small Dutch poffertjes; very tasty!! We highly recommend this B&B. We hope we can get back to Amsterdam, and this is certainly where we would try to stay.

  • Stayed November 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 27, 2013

This small family run B&B is within a few minutes walk of Central Station, along side the canal. Gijs went out to get gluten free items for breakfast, asking if there was anything I especially wanted. Breakfast is freshly cooked when you get up. Very quiet and comfortable, big double shower, free minibar. Everything else said by all other reviewer agreed with.

  • 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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Paisley, Scotland, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

I'm just back from a mon-fri in The Old Lady and I could'nt fault the place. The room was beautiful, lovely clean crisp linen sheets on the bed, very clean and great spacious bathroom all decorated to a lovely standard. Great location just 5mins walk from central station and right on a canal side. The owner Gijs is very welcoming and friendly and makes a lovely breakfast in the morning.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

I stayed here late June and what a place! Exquisite decor, Gijs (owner) is a warm, welcoming host. We were welcomed with a complimentary bottle of fizz which was great after a long journey. Five minute walk to central station so great location. Rooms are exceptionally clean and tasteful. Double shower and sink in huge bathroom was ace. Comfy bed with built in TV. Yummy breakfast with the best pancakes and strawberries I've tasted! Overall wicked stay, definitely visiting again if back in Amsterdam :)

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 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: Singel 38, 1015 AB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Jordaan
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Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
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Ranked #48 of 319 B&Bs / Inns in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 1
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