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667 Prinsengracht, 1016 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)   |  
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Ranked #80 of 306 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
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“lovely place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Me and my girlfriend stayed for 3 nights in Jordaan B@B. House is within a walking distance to most of tourist attractions close to metro station as well as tram stop. Eric provided us with everything for breakfast we could possibly need. Thank You for making our stay perfect.

  • Stayed May 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

we didn't want to stay anywhere that could be anywhere, so we took ages to find the best canal view apartment available, within our budget. The photos and reviews of Eric's B&B on the Leidsegracht looked promising, but the experience was way beyond what we had expected.
This delightful home from home was beautiful, immaculate, welcoming, homely and just perfect for feeling you were distinctly in Amsterdam. Eric had stocked us up nicely with breakfast goodies and excellent coffee and tea supplies, after asking us in advance what we would like. We walked everywhere for the first three days, then tried the trams (from the stop on the next bridge) Perfect.
Just a couple of points to note; the extensive book collection is fascinating reading, but almost all the books are in Dutch, so if you aren't up to that, bring a book. The window/balcony view is so beautiful and so interesting, and the apartment is so cosy, it can be a struggle to leave it and go out to see the sights you had planned. If we come back to Amsterdam it will only be when our lovely home from home is available!

Room Tip: the stairs are always steep in Amsterdam, to avoid this you could go to a faceless modern hotel.
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  • Stayed May 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 May 8, 2013

Me and my boyfriend stayed at the Canal House for 5 nights at the start of May 2013. The place is great!! Eric asked us -the day before our arrival- for a list of breakfast food which he provided for us (and had replenished during our stay). The house was very clean and had everything needed. It is exactly as shown in the pictures. The location is perfect to walk everywhere and the view is amazing!! All great reviews I had read before booking came true (and yes, the stairs are too steep :) ). Our vacations would not be the same if we had stayed somewhere else!! Hope we will be back!!
Thanks Eric!

  • Stayed May 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 May 7, 2013

My husband and I have visited Amsterdam a number of times. We used to stay at hotels, but found them expensive and small - even the “nice” hotels. The first private apartment we tried was ok, but now that we’ve discovered Eric’s, we won’t stay anywhere else. In fact, before we book a plane ticket, we always make sure we can get a reservation at Eric’s!

The Canal House is just as he describes it on his website. It is sparkling clean, well-furnished and has a fabulous location on the Prinsengracht canal. It is located within walking distance of the Amsterdam attractions, and if you don’t want to walk, the trams are a block away. If you enjoy people-watching, you can sit in the apartment and watch the boats, bikes and pedestrians go by. The view is wonderful, and the apartment gets great afternoon sun, too. We’ve stayed here at all different times through the year and no matter the season, the apartment is comfortable and pleasant.

Eric is the ideal host. He greets you upon arrival and shows you around the apartment. After that, he is readily accessible (we use email) to answer questions as needed.

We love the city, and continue to find new and interesting things to do in addition to returning to our favorites. Eric’s makes us feel as if we are truly “home away from home”. We have never had anything less than a wonderful stay, give it our highest recommendation.

  • Stayed April 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 May 7, 2013

My wife and I, our two nephews and a mutal friend enjoyed a week-long stay at Eric's B&B in Amsterdam and loved every minute of it. Conveniently located right beside a picturesque canal and only a few minutes walk from the city's down-town/restaurant district, Eric's is ideally suited for those who want to be right in the middle of an exciting, vibrant European city. The three-level B&B affords ample room for 5, is comfortably furnished, immaculately clean, quiet and secure. I can't recommend it highly enough for those who want to experience Amsterdam from a conveniently-located venue.

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Despite the very steep staircase and weird bathroom settings in this property on Tichelstraat street, me and my friends actually found the apartment very live-able. Sofa and bed were comfy. The soft color paintings on windows and ceiling walls gave the apartment a very calm feeling.
Only downside was we have to prepare our own breakfast despite the fact this is a BnB.
Location wise was a little far from the Central train station. I was expecting a canal view for this property but unfortunately there is none.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

We stayed at the Tichelstraat location for 3 nights. The positive part to staying here is that it is located in the Jordaan area and a 5 minute walk to public transportation. The negative part to staying here is that the room was very small and the toilet/shower was separated from the sleeping area by a curtain. No privacy. Not to mention that the toilet and shower are in the same space, so you are provided a squeegee to clear out the water after showering. I've never seen anything like it. The people staying upstairs were noisy and talking loudly at all hours of the night. There are narrow/steep stairs to climb to access the room which could be hazardous. One more thing, not sure why it's called a B&B. B&B's make breakfast for you where as here you are asked to provide a list of breakfast foods/supplies you would like so that you can use the kitchen and make it yourself.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 667 Prinsengracht, 1016 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Jordaan
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #80 of 306 B&Bs / Inns in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 2
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 
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