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Kilkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Why stay in a sterile bland corporate hotel when you can enjoy a genuine canal house experience? The Vanguard is a beautiful authentic canal house in a great location. The hostess, Cynthia, is very helpful and will make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Her breakfasts are five star all the way and will set you up nicely for a... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a delightful Amsterdam canal house in a great location. Steep spiral stairs lead to the loft room at the top - well worth the climb. Cynthia,the hostess, is very friendly and helpful. Breakfast is wonderful. A stay here really adds to your Amsterdam experience.. Highly recommended.

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous stay at The Vanguard Secret! Cynthia was great, but Lapsoung was the star! We absolutely loved our visit! Cynthia had perfect restaurant recommendations & travel tips. Great location! Beautiful! Highly recommended for a perfectly authentic Amsterdam stay!

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My daughter got married in Amsterdam on Saturday 23rd July 2016, so we stayed at the Vanguard for 5 days. We were the only guests there during this time, my family taking up each floor of the hotel. It was just home! everything was perfect, anything we wanted or needed Cynthia provided...with the greatest of pleasure! For the past year... More 

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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

We stayed with Cynthia for 3 nights. She is a perfect hostess. She was very helpful, friendly and engaging - offered lots of useful advice to enjoy your stay in Amsterdam. She also provides a fabulous breakfast. The accommodation was faultless. Excellent central location. Lovely bright room overlooking the canals. Cannot recommend staying at the vanguard highly enough. Thank you... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Wonderful warm and helpful reception form Cynthia. The room is delightfully furnished and spotlessly clean. The Vanguard is well positioned for enjoying all Amsterdam has to offer on foot or by tram. Situated right on the canals with good restaurants close by - you can't do better. Suit young or old couples or perhaps a single I recommend this B&B.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

We have been to Amsterdam on a few occasions and stayed in hotels. This was the best place we have ever stayed. Cynthia was the perfect hostess. Advised us of all the local places to eat and drink, even book a table at a local restaurant for us while we were exploring local attractions. We enjoyed it so much already... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

Excellent location in Amsterdam,quiet area by the canal, just a couples of blocks from Rembrandt plein,bars and everything Typical dutch building owned by a very nhelpperson,Cynthia. A real home. She prepares a special breakfast every day and is always willing to help I stayed at the top bedroom,very comfortable a cozy,well equipped and with an Espresso machine and an electric... More 

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Llanymynech, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

We spent two nights in Amsterdam at The Vanguard on the way back to the UK. The Vanguard is located in an up market and residential part of the city amongst some of the most fabulous houses you could hope to find in Amsterdam. The owner and host Cynthia was very welcoming and helpful on our arrival. We were located... More 

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Nottingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here with my boyfriend as part of a 3 day mini cruise from hull. So very easy to find and easy to get to from central station. If it's nice weather and your cases aren't too heavy I would recommend walking from central so that you can take everything. Unfortunately our arrival was very wet and windy so we... More 

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically significant as it is perennially popular. Whether you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast, shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get lost in a moody meander and a key component to any sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws include the Anne Frank House, the Bloemenmarkt floating flower market, an enviable assortment of independent boutiques along De Negen Straatjes, and of course all of Grachtengordel’s lovely canals and bridges.
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The Vanguard is hidden in the vibrant heart of the city which is part of the Unesco World Heritage. All rooms in this hous view on two canals, unique in Amsterdam.The whole interior is recently restyled by Robert Broekema with a fresh take on the design of the traditional canal house. The city's cultural highlights and hotspots are all in walking distance. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Vanguard

Address: Reguliersgracht 2, 1017 LR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel) , Rembrandtplein
Price Range: $187 - $239 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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