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Amsterdam City B&B
Ranked #218 of 338 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
Reviewed August 25, 2008

Just stayed here for 3 nights. We had the Balcony room which faces the backs of other houses and so no views over the canal.

The issue with this room is that it is on the 1st floor-up 39 steps from the front door. But the people staying on the top floor pass straight outside your bedroom. Not a problem you may think, except the toilet is on the other side of the corridor and the private bathroom is 10m down the corridor. Not exactly the most private of set ups.

Martin also lives on this floor and so we were always very conscious about making a noise when we got in late or needed the loo during the night.

The breakfast was excellent and the beds very comfortable.

It is a little way from the centre of the action but we did see a part of town which we would otherwise not have been to and have to say we really enjoyed the area.

Overall it was an "OK" stay but the privacy issues put a downer on the trip somewhat.

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 28, 2008

Every once in awhile we feel as if we've hit the jackpot, and that's how we felt about Amsterdam City B & B. We were referred to it by another B&B that was full. The rates were so reasonable compared to what we'd been looking at for an "average" place in Amsterdam that we were a bit leery about what we'd find. But it was much nicer than we could have imagined.

Hansje and Martin own and run Amsterdam City B&B. Hansje does the arrangements and Martin takes excellent care of you while you are there. All emails were answered promptly and kindly.

The B&B is an easy ride from the train station, 2 stops past Westermark on the #13. So it is about 10 min. walking from Westermark and the Anne Frank House, and very easy walking to the Van Gogh and Rijksmuseum. We were delighted to find the B&B on a quiet tree-lined canal street with beautiful views of Westermark and the pretty roof facades/architecture of the Dutch homes. The rooms are about 2 1/2 floors up which might be a caution if one cannot do stairs.

The rooms are much nicer than they look in the websites photos. Extremely immaculate and every possible convenience has been thought of. Fridge had yogurt, juice, milk, creamer, even wine in it. There was a canister full of a really good ground coffee, a coffeepot, microwave, table chairs. The bathroom had a full tub with shower and a skylight that made it so bright and cheerful. Lots of toiletries, all new, everything smelling good.

Breakfast was incredible. Martin brought up a tray filled with many different kinds of delicious rolls and breads, jams, butter, eggs, meats, cheeses, yogurts, various kinds of canned fish, orange juice, candy bars, and more. We had more than enough to make sandwiches for the day, which helped a lot.

The linens were a beautiful bedset, different than the website photo, and smelling of the best laundry detergent! Wish I knew what it was! There were travel books, novels, TV with cable, DVD, every amenity we could want. The extra room (see website) we used as an office for our laptop and to lay out our suitcases. We really felt at home.

When we arrived, our luggage was "lost" at Heathrow. Martin did all the talking on the phone to work out delivery for us and we had the bags the next day. I cannot say enough about how much Martin did for us.

We do know that if we return, we will definitely stay with Martin and Hansje again.

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 31, 2015
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  • Stayed: September 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile
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  • Stayed: November 2012
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Reviewed September 28, 2010
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  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Address: Da Costakade 68, 1053 WP Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
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Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette
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Ranked #218 of 338 B&Bs / Inns in Amsterdam
Price Range: $94 - $118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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