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This B&B is in an excellent location. Very easy to find, host gives excellent directions.
We arrived via train and had no issues finding this place. Host was there when we arrived and was very helpful. The host (david) lives upstairs and is there if...More
We decided on an extended, five day, stay in Amsterdam before our Viking River Cruie departed for Basel. Having never been to the city before, we relied on the reviews posted on this site to help select our accommodation in Amsterdam.
To our good fortune,...More
Velvet is in a perfect location,10 mins walk to Central station and about the same to the city.David is a great host,and goes out of his way to help.The rooms are spotless,roomy and comfy beds.The breakfast is brought to your room and whilst it is...More
Amazing location. Perfect for visiting the red lights and all they have to offer along with the popular city centre coffee shops and head shops. But, more importantly, walk in the right direction and you can virtually miss all that. Find yourself the gorgeous canal...More
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Response from D S, Owner at Velvet Amsterdam Bed and BreakfastResponded March 11, 2014
Set amid bars, coffee shops, and sex workers, (which is true of most of the city center) this place was truly an oasis of calm and comfort. We had the canal view but, despite heavy foot traffic, it was quiet. ( it was December, so...More
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to view some of the city’s most picturesque canals, historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples of traditional local architecture – not to mention Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some
less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.