Just returned from a 3 night stay at the B&B Jordaan and we were very pleased with what we got for our money. The rooms are spacious and bright. The beds ample size and comfortable (note they are twin rooms). We also had bunkbeds in our room which measn it can be a family room. There is also a dining table, coffee / tea facilities and a stereo. The shower room is a wet room and our shower wasn't spectaculatly good but it did the job. Wet rooms do pose the problem of the floor being wet if you want to go back in after a shower, but you do get a long handled squeegy to get rid of the excess water.
As this is essesntially someones house (Charlottes) you have to accept that there will be some noise coming from their living quarters on the top floor but this didn't bother us too much.
The breaksfast was lovely and fresh. Bread, cheese, meat orange juice, yoghurt and ginger cake!
Charlotte was a very nice hostess. Very approachable and informative. She will assist you in answering any questions you have.
I would highly recommend this B&B if you are looking for a quiet, out of the busy centre stay. It took us approx 10 mins to walk to the centre (Dam Square) each day but you can get the tram if you wish. We didn't as it was a lovely walk over the canal bridges and through the picturesque Jordaan district.
Use the Melody taxi to and from aiport as fixed price of 30 Euro. Charlottes instructions on this matter were brilliant.
Overall we would recommend this place to anyone visiting Amsterdam in the near future and we will stay here if we ever return to Amsterdam (which I'm sure we will!!!). Charlotte's communication from the very start was brilliant and she provides lots of instructions on transfers and makes life very easy.
Things to know about amsterdam:
1. You can get a day pass for the Tram from the Tourist booths which line the streets and canals. It will cost 7.50 Euro for 1 day.
2. Beware if you buy the Museum Kaart (card / pass to all museums). It costs 49 Euro and should allow you entry to any of Amsterdam's museums. It is valid for 1 year. Presently the Rijksmuseum is being rennovated so the main exhibitions have been moved out. The Rembrandt exhibition is now in Dam Square and as such you will have to pay for entry (even if you have the museum kaart). It is a reduced rate but not much. It is valid at Anne Franks museum (definitely worth visiting) and the Hermatige Museum (which currently houses the Van Gough exhibition (also very good as there are some famous Rembrandts in here too). The historic Amsterdam museum is also covered and is very good.
3. Study the Tram map before you go, it's a little confusing until you get to grips with it!
4. Red light district day and night. By day it has a chilled relaxed ambiance and by night it is lively and entertaining. Full of men (unsuprisingly!!) but still worth a wonder through to soak up the atmosphere of a truly unique part of the city.
5. Stairs!! It is worth noting that due to the fact the buildings are very tall and thin, the stairs are extremely steep. Especially in the Anne Frank museum (which is their house). There's nothing you can do about it but if you have mobility difficulties then it is good to know.
Overall we enjoyed out stay in Amsterdam and will certainly return. Thank you to Charlotte for making us so welcome and providing a fantastic base to our trip.
P.S thanks again for spotting that I'd left our luggage keys on the room key keyring!!!
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