My fiance and I stayed at the Govert Flinckstraat ground floor apartment in late September 2011, and really enjoyed our stay in the area. We felt like we were locals because the location is outside the tourist zones, but there were still plenty of things to explore. Transportation was a snap when you ventured "into" the city.
The apartment is furnished well, and the bed was comfortable. The "breakfast" portion was basic by other B&B's standard that we have experienced. But the Albert Cuyp market just down the street had plenty of grab/walk/eat breakfast foods that we frequented. The room/loft itself wasn't overly romantic, but it was a nice place to rest one's feet at the end of a long day exploring. Plenty of hot water and there also was even a washer/dryer in the back room. Eric gave us a few ideas in terms of restaurants that he liked at check in, but after seeing him on arrival we didn't get to speak with him again as he was traveling.
We dined at three of the local restaurants, and all were extremely friendly and gracious at seating us without reservations. Roots, ALaferme, and Angelotto were all very near and very friendly. (Even Angelotto who has a reputation for being grouchy). Roots even served us after their kitchen was closed, that was extremely nice!
Overall, we loved our experience in Amsterdam, and we wouldn't hesitate to return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Eric's B&B offers accommodation in two locations: on the Prinsengracht, in the heart of the canal area as well as in the Tichelstraat, in the famous area called The Jordaan, near The Anne Frank House, a short walk from the canal area. All accommodations are decorated in style and offer a home away from home for a few days, or for extended stays. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Eric`s Hotel Amsterdam
- Eric`s b&b