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667 Prinsengracht, 1016 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)   |  
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Ranked #79 of 305 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
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“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

I am hesitant to even write this review because I don't want this gem to be too widely known. This is - without a doubt - the most wonderful Bed and Breakfast my wife and I have ever stayed in. We found this B&B on a German website and, based on the excellent reviews, decided to try it. Eric met us at the agreed upon time and immediately made us feel like we were family in his home. This B&B is located in the upper two floors of Eric's house overlooking the Prinsengracht canal. The first floor is a large den-like room and a kitchen. On the second floor is a spacious bedroom and large bathroom. The apartment also includes a balcony overlooking the canal. Eric contacted us a few days before arrival to ask what breakfast items we required. All were present when we arrived. After a busy day seeing the city, it was like returning to your own apartment rather than an impersonal, sterile hotel. We loved sitting on the balcony in the evening with a glass of wine to watch the comings and goings on the canal and the streets below. This is truly a wonderful B&B and we will definitely be back. Thank you for providing the perfect accommodation, Eric!

  • Stayed July 2013, 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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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Eric Malferrari our host at this quaint Jordaan Apartment was truly welcoming and helpful.

The apartment is located in the lovely Jordaan district. Within a 5 minute walking radius you have loads of lovely restos, bars and cafes. A visit to Winkel is a must - for the Apple Pie of course! Also located close by is the Jumbo supermarket - convenient to stock up. Centraal Station is a 15 minute brisk walk away. And the 9 Streets boutique shopping is very close by too...

The apartment itself is very cosy & spread across 3 floors. Tastefully decorated it has all you need including wifi to stay connected.

Hope to return someday! :-)

Shaan Shahani

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

We arrived at Erics BNB right on schedule and Eric was there to meet us and had bought in the provisions we asked for.
We had a HEAP of washing to which we threw in the the washing machine as soon as we got settled then we went out and about...Eric kindly i=unloaded and dried the washing for us.

He was always available to answer questions and ordered a taxi for us to go back to the station on departure

YES!..the stairs are very steep but we managed and it makes the layout of the flat most interesting as the bedroom is up another flight of stairs..but we left our luggage on the first longe / kitchen level.

We would definately recommend Erics..Great views of the canal...7 mins walk to Anne Frank House

Thanks Eric...Paul and Barbara NZ

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the Jordaan rooms for 3 nights. We really liked the apartment and the area was beautiful. The best part of the apartment was the upstairs common area which had a kitchen, dining table, sofa and fireplace. It also had iPod speakers so we took advantage of that! Eric asked us ahead of time what we wanted for breakfast and he bought the groceries for us. We asked for berries, bread, nutella, milk and cereal. It was really delicious and nice that we were able to deal with it our selves in the morning. Eric was nice and he gave us city maps. The main downside was that the bed was horrible, it was two super soft mattresses pushed together, but the bed frames were designed in a way that the closest the mattresses could get to one another was still like an inch away. As a result we kept accidentally rolling into the crack and onto the floor. We eventually decided to sleep diagonally on the bed which was weird. Point being if you're a couple, ask about the mattress situation beforehand!

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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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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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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 #79 of 305 B&Bs / Inns in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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