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“Frederic's Houseboat IX-Fabulous stay” 5 of 5 stars
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Frederic Rent a Bike - Rooms
Brouwersgracht 78, Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #72 of 303 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
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“Frederic's Houseboat IX-Fabulous stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013 via mobile

My partner and I have just returned from Amsteram having stayed in Frederic's Houseboat IX for three nights. It was perfect! The houseboat was really spacious, cosy and very clean. The location, opposite Anne Francs house was perfect- we had pre booked tickets for this (would definitely recommend doing this as the queues were massive) so could leave the houseboat just 5 minutes before our tour time. The Jordaan area is, in our opinion, the loveliest area of Amsterdam. It was great to venture out into the livelier centre but return to the peace and tranquility of the houseboat. It was only 15 mins walk from the Rijksmusum and Van Gogh museum and about the same to the centre and red light district. We could have travelled around by tram but it was nicer to walk along the canals.

Frederic's is a fab company. They stayed late at the office for us to arrive and gave us great recommendations of places to eat and drink.

We can't complement the company or accomodation enough. We had the most perfect weekend!

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

We stayed in the Chris Tofani for a couple of nights. The apartment was amazing--so spacious. right on a canal in the Jordaan neighborhood with awesome views . So many shops and restaurants! Everyone at the shop was so helpful. We were able to buy fresh local food at a street market and cooked breakfast in the apartment. The rental process and checkin and out were a piece of cake. I would highly recommend renting through Frederic.

  • Stayed October 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Stayed with one friend @ Carlo's apt in Sept 2013.
- on Frederic rental: very good, very responsive, very helpful, very everything ... in a nutshell its very easy to book with him, and he has good advices for Amsterdam. Did not try the bike rental though, only 1 flat.
- the flat is located in Herenmarkt6, 1st floor. The flat is small but very clean. It is ok for a couple, but if you are 2 people sleeping in 2 different beds, one will have the real bed, the other one the couch. And the toilets + shower are located in the bedroom. So you need some organization... Separate bathroom could have been better. But perfect for a couple.
To reach the flat you need to climb a few stairs, and the "slope" is like 60degrees ... you have been warned!
Great location, 10 mins walk from central station, nice area, but can be very noisy (and I mean very) at night, like drunk guys shouting at 3am ... this is amsterdam, but if you want a super quiet place you may want another location.
Price/Quality was very nice in the end.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We've stayed with Frederic's every time we've been in Amsterdam and for us it's the only place to stay. From check-in to check-out its a wonderful experience. On check-in they have spent a considerable amount of time showing/ telling us what's where, what to see, where to eat (even booking restaurants for us) etc - absolutely amazing! The Rent-a-Bike is so handy and easy to arrange, we've used it every time to experience life as "locals" - I can't fault the service at all. The apartments are clean and well maintained - a home away from home, the only downside is I didn't organise myself enough to arrange for a house boat - next time!!!

  • Stayed August 2013, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

What an amazing experience! It is the way to stay in Amsterdam, experience the canals, the night life, the daytime comings and goings on! We were on Houseboat V for 5 people. 3 kids (15, 13, 11years) and 2 adults. Although there was enough room in the 3 bedrooms, my daughter decided to sleep on the sofa in the living room. It was an unusually warm time so the boat was warm, but the fans helped as did the cooler evening air. We were docked directly in the Jordaan neighborhood! Filled with bars, coffee shops, restaurants, middle of everything, walking distance. Saturday morning the market set up (not very pleasant with all the noise waking one up at 4am, but a delight to have it at the doorstep in the morning!)
The houseboat was very well supplied. Internet we had to go to the bar next door. You have to bring your own toiletries (soap, shampoo, etc). There is a washer and dryer, we didn't use it, and you would need to get directions from the owners as none was supplied. It is a houseboat, so the area is small, bathroom small with no door (but separate toilet), ceilings low, cumbersome going up and down stairs, but it all adds to the charm. Not for someone with mobility difficulties. It is really only there for sleeping and having a glass of wine at the bow in the evening because you are out all day. It is very cozy for hanging out and witnessing the canal life!
Check in was amazing. Very nice and helpful telling us where to eat, what to see, where to go. Any questions they could answer! Wonderful people! Thank you!
We are definitely going to stay there again if we come to Amsterdam. This time it was unfortunately only 2 nights! Next time a few more days.
It's really great!!!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

I couldn't have asked for a better place to stay in Amsterdam! With a central location that is right along a canal, our stay in Amsterdam was absolutely wonderful. We stayed in the welcoming Piccolo room, which is attached to the bike shop and has shared bathrooms. Free croissants for breakfast, Frederic's son helped us out when we got there and pointed us in the right direction for markets and restaurants, super helpful! Only drawback was trying to get into our room at night through the night time entrance which we couldn't open with our key but we eventually made it and you will too with some force. Overall a great place!!

  • Stayed July 2013, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We stayed at Frederic's Jordaan apartment for a weekend at the beginning of July. It is a lovely place set over three levels with the obligatory steep Amsterdam stairs. the apartment was extremely clean with all of the conveniences you could wish for. The bed was the most comfortable we have encountered on our european travels. The Jordaan is a fabulous area... lots of cafes, restaurants, shops, canals. The staff at Frederic are very welcoming and helpful. Marne from Frederic recommended Caffe Toscanini, a lovely Italian restaurant just around the corner from the apartment. We also hired bikes from Frederic, which was a great way to get around the city and explore some of the coastal villages. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 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: Brouwersgracht 78, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #72 of 303 B&Bs / Inns in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are running a bike rental and guest house. Our bicycles are "incognito", all different and without annoying advertisement. For any one we have a bike in the right size. We are real foodies. The last 10 years we are checking the most delicious restaurants in Amsterdam and surroundings. This enormous investment gave us an excellent view on what's happening in the restaurants in Amsterdam. When you come to rent a bike we will share this first-class information with pleasure. ... more   less 
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Frederic Rentabike Hotel Amsterdam

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