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“All Good” 5 of 5 stars
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Old Harbour Apartments
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Prins Hendrikkade 125-1, 1011 AN Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Binnenstad)   |  
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Ranked #215 of 305 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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25 hotel reviews
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“All Good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

Greta place to stay in the centre of amsterdam, five minutes from Central Station and within easy walking distance of Central area. On a main road but our flat, the attic flat, was at the back of the house so there was no noise at all, some nice views of the rooftops ovet the old district. Well equipped with everything, nice comfy beds with nice linen.

The attice flat is at the top of the building set over three levels with typical amsterdam steep/ vertiginous stairs in between so a bit of care is needed, especially if you have been out and about enjoying the nightlife, or even just having a cup of coffee and cake. The top bedroom is a bit small, the downstairs big enough with plenty of cupboard space. Living room is very spacious and light with a really really really comfy sofa, TV and souhnd system which and it's nice just to chill out and listen to some music.

The owner lives across the hall but is very unobtrusive and very helpful

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2011

Our family of 4 (including 2 young kids) loved our 8-day stay in Amsterdam in the 2-bedroom terrace apartment. Arend was the best host ever, always friendly and available when we needed him, but never intrusive. The kitchen came in handy for our take-out meals, with home-made salad on the side. Make sure you get take-out food from Toko Joyce.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dallas, Texas
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2011

We really enjoyed our stay in Old Harbour B. The kitchen was really well-stocked, the bed was comfy, lots of hot water and water pressure, and everything was spotlessly clean. The office staff was friendly and accommodating (early check-in and letting us have a lost bag delivered to their office). The location was excellent, and we felt like we were really living in Amsterdam for the week, not like we were just in a hotel. Would love to come back!

  • Stayed March 2011, 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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Chicago, Illinois
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2011

We stayed in the Terrace Apartment and the first thing to know is that to reach any of the bedrooms or the bathroom it is a very steep stairway with narrow stairs. Our group got used to it and managed fine, and the host took our bags up for us when we arrived, but we were initially quite surprised by the steepness. Otherwise the apartment is in a convenient location, walkable to the train station, the old part of town and all the tram lines. Although just a couple minutes from the Red Light District, it is extremely quiet and we slept great. Furnishings in the living/dining room are adequate, but more lamps are needed. The dishwasher and clothes washer worked fine. The bedroom furnishings are minimalist and could have been dusted better. The beds were comfortable. The bathroom was also nicely furnished, with plenty of towels and roomy shower but be sure to bring your own soap as none is provided. The host was welcoming and helpful. Having our own kitchen was great for breakfast and snacks and a grocery was a short walk away. Nothing deluxe here, but a good value and we would stay again.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Calgary, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2010

When booking at the Old Harbour Apertments, be awere that the front windows do not open. While i was renting the apartment the room was extremelly hot. Since the windows do not open we don't have a chance to let fresh air into the room. While these are nice apartments, be aware of this problem.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2010

Family had the Roof Patio apartment. It is the top 3 floors (4th- 6th) of the building: Kitchen / living room area (also served as another bedroom for us) first, then up an amazingly narrow winding staircase to the first bedroom, bathroom, and roof patio. Up another narrow stairway to the A-frame second bedroom. Our first time in Amsterdam, so we weren't prepared for the apparently typical Dutch staircases. They are - no exaggeration - treacherous!
The good: Location. It is a 10-minute walk from Centraal Station and the Red Light district, but it was still far enough away that it was quiet at night. We walked everywhere from there.
The owner: He seemed truly apologetic for the construction noise (see below) and gave us a very small refund because of it, and he helped with the luggage up those stairs.
The bad:
there is SERIOUS construction going on in the basement of the house. The first jet-lagged morning, we were greeted with what sounded like jackhammers in the basement at 10 AM. After I complained, the owner got them to hold-off with the power tools until 11 AM, which we appreciated, but it tainted the rest of our stay.
The heat: they were inthe middle of a heat wave, with temps in the humid 90's, and there was no air-conditioning, just one lonely table fan. I understand that the temps were very unusual, but for what we were paying (200 E per night), there should be a couple more fans available, at least.
Those stairs: I'm serious, we were half-crawling up them.
Based on the previous glowing reviews, maybe our timing was off. I understand that Amsterdam hotel rooms are tiny and expensive in general, and we had plenty of room, a kitchen, dishwasher, washing machine, and a patio. The place is quaint, roomy for a family, has a good location. and is probably fine in normal weather, which is why I give it a tentative recommendation. All I can say is, make sure of the status of the contruction project before you book.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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North Carolina
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6 hotel reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2009

My husband, brother in law, and I stayed in the Roof Top Terrace Apartment July 3 - 10. The apartment is very spacious, clean, quiet and well equipped with everything you could possibly need. The location is superb. Close walking distance to Central Station and many other hot spots. The host was very gracious with helping us carry up our luggage up the steep staricases and making sure we had everything we needed. We will definately be returning to this gem of a location!

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
    • 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: Prins Hendrikkade 125-1, 1011 AN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Binnenstad
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Ranked #215 of 305 B&Bs / Inns in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Old Harbour Apartments offers you a choice of a guestroom and two apartments: the Patio Apartment and the Roof Terrace Apartment. The apartments, in fact the whole house is beautifully restored and decorated by one of Amsterdam's architects. Still you can see the traditionally front and rear house which are so typical for houses in the 17th century. ... more   less 

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