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“A GEM OF AN APARTMENT”
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front of building
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bedroom w canal view
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1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Amsterdam, North Holland Province

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Boulbon
LONDON
Level 6 Contributor
149 reviews
117 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 351 helpful votes
“A GEM OF AN APARTMENT”
Reviewed December 9, 2014 for a stay in December 2014
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The apartment is conveniently central, a short walk (two tram stops) from the Central Station. The area, a peaceful quarter, the Jordaan, is quiet and charming. There are two large supermarkets, Albert Heijn, like the British chain Waitrose, and a funky new chain of ecologically minded supermarkets called Marqt within a short walk. The area has excellent restaurants offering many different cuisines at a wide range of prices. Trams from Dam take you to the nearby Museum quarter, for the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum. The owner’s handbook and the guide books in the apartment are extremely useful.

The apartment is in an elegant building on the bend of the Herengracht. It occupies the front of the first floor overlooking the Herengracht with lovely views up and down the canal. Both the sitting-room and bedroom have two enormous double windows opening out onto the view. The ceilings are high and the feel of the apartment is of space and light.

It is well furnished and very comfortable. In the sitting room there is a dining table with four extremely comfortable chairs with arms, a wonderful seat with matching pouffe at the window ideal for reading or sitting watching canal life go by, and a long L shaped settee which would double up as two extra beds. Fresh flowers and modern technology enhance the room. It is, as can be seen from the photographs, a relaxed and informal space in which we felt entirely at home.

The bedroom is equally spacious with a large very comfortable double bed, a sitting area and lots of wardrobe space.

We used the kitchen a lot during our stay and found it perfectly functional and effective. It is equipped with the standard IKEA kitchen equipment one often encounters in short-term let accommodation. Everything worked and there was an adequate supply of glassware, utensils and crockery. It was useful to find a core of items such as tea, coffee, sugar and herbs.

The bathroom has both a bath and shower and the hot water was reliable and very hot indeed.

The apartment was warm and cosy during our stay, a cold week in December.

The main post office is close by and there are several shops within five minutes walk where one can buy English newspapers on the day they are published.

We have previously stayed in a Herengracht canalside suite at The Ambassade a little further round Herengracht, and it was not nearly as pleasant or spacious as the apartment and considerably more expensive.

The owner Kathryn made all the arrangements with courteous efficiency. She is clearly experienced and was friendly and helpful. Our arrival was managed well and the entire business of the letting was arranged efficiently.

If our best friends asked us about the apartment we would recommend it confidently. Our only cavil is for the infirm or physically fragile, the elegant English staircase to the first floor is relatively steep and could be a bit of a challenge.

We thought it an excellent place to stay. We recommend it without reservation and will use it again in future visits to Amsterdam.

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Sydney, Australia
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496 reviews
121 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
“Perfect”
Reviewed June 23, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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We recently stayed a week in the Herengracht apartment and were absolutely delighted. Booking was easy, communication excellent. Kathryn organised airport pick up and drop off which made arrival and departure so much easier. She met us at the apartment and showed us the ins and outs of everything, including the laundry. The building is 400 years old. Ceilings are very high and the one bedroom apartment is incredibly spacious, close to 100m2 I would guess. The sun shining in across the canal on a clear June morning is about as good as it gets. The bathroom and kitchen were more than adequate and we ate in a lot. The location is terrific, just two blocks from the dam with a supermarket quite close across from the Westerkerk. The Anne FRank house is nearby and you can walk, boat, tram or bus to the Rijksmuseum in very short order. There is a bit of noise from party boats on the canal but it doesn't go late.
I heartily recommend this property for any couple who want to experience living in inner Amsterdam.

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Liked best: Expansive with great outlook
Liked least: laundry in the basement
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Freehold, New Jersey
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60 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“HOW LUCKY CAN YOU GET”
Reviewed May 14, 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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From start to finish our week long vacation here the end of April was perfection. All the glowing reviews about Kathryn and this apartment are right on. Perfect and beautiful and can walk almost anywhere from this location. I loved the large windows and the light streaming in and the size of the rooms. Very quiet building and if you go for Kings Day celebration you are right at the party from your apartment overlooking the canal festivities. Many thanks for a great opportunity to explore this beautiful city

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Twopros
Florida
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“Perfect”
Reviewed May 13, 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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Two weeks in this spacious flat with canal views from every window was delightful. There are grocery stores and pubs/restaurants in every direction; train station about 15 min walk for days trip to Haarlem, Delft, and Leiden. From the moment we selected this flat, there was ease and security in dealing with the owner/manager. Let-in was efficient, all details covered, and fresh flowers on the table. Any questions or help you may need is only an email away, Kathryn was always available. There's a lot to see and do in Amsterdam, so get this flat, come back every day, pull up two chairs, gaze at the incredible view, and enjoy a perfect vacation rental.

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Reviewed December 18, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

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Reviewed June 4, 2013 for a stay in May 2013
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Reviewed May 26, 2013 for a stay in March 2013
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