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Bees B&B
Ranked #9 of 338 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
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Reviewed January 25, 2014

The apartment is set away from the noisy touristy centre but still just 5 minutes from Dam Square. and a stones throw from Anne Frank house. On arrival Brigitte showed us on a map all of the local sights and places worth visiting including small non tourist swamped pubs and a traditional market just 10 minutes away that we went to on the saturday. The Apartment was stocked with Beer, Cheese and Ham on arrival and the kitchen had everything we needed in it. We even cooked in it one night and it was not a problem at all. I would advise this accommodation to anyone over hotels as you feel you have your own space. There is plenty of tourist information books in the room so you can plan exactly what to do. The apartment was clean and lovely and the breakfast every morning set us up perfectly for big days out.
I would recommend Bees B&B to anyone and would 100% stay here again.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 29, 2013

We went for a 3 night city break in the lead up to Christmas, and wanted somewhere in the middle of an attractive part of Amsterdam, close on foot to all the museums markets and sights. The apartment was warm and comfortable, within a residential canal-side building. A charming location, made all the better with Brigitte's kindness and hospitality. Really enjoyed the freshly juiced oranges and fruit and rolls in the mornings. Would recommend over a hotel provided you have no mobility issue (canal side houses have traditional steps)

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 2, 2013

We loved our stay at the Bees. The studio apartment is wonderful in every respect: modern and cozy, warm and quiet, clean and very comfortable. Lovely all around. Hans was very helpful and welcoming. The fridge was stocked and the breakfasts were perfect. We highly recommend this, again, lovely studio. The location is perfect. We look forward to our next stay.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay at Bees, the apartment is modern and clean, and the location is perfect, we were quite impressed. Hans is very helpful and knowledgeable and provided us with lots of information. The fridge is well stocked with high quality food for breakfast. After 3 days we ran out of food and also the bin was completely full - it was a little bit awkward for us having to ask for more food and a bin liner, but we were promptly assured we would have everything later on, which we did, so that was fine. The pizzeria next door is just amazing. We really enjoyed our stay at Bees and thoroughly recommend it to everyone.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brigitte L, Owner at Bees B&B, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2013

Dear Ana and Carlos,
Thank you very much for your kind and positive review. We are very pleased that you had a great time and really enjoyed your stay with us. We are sorry you felt a little bit awkward when asking for new supplies for the kitchen, etc. As we tell all our guests, we don't like to enter your private studio (unless it is necessary for fixing something or you ask us to do some extra cleaning). So whenever our guests need anything at all, new food or anything else whatsoever, please feel free to ask and you will be provided with new supplies or whatever. Thanks again for your review and we hope to welcome you again some other time!

Kind regards,
Brigitte

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Reviewed November 10, 2013

We spent 3 days in Nov here.The apartment was lovely and as described with thoughtful extras.We were met on arrival by Hans and Brigitte and made to feel welcome,Hans had lots of useful information for us.
The apartment is in a great position for Dam square and central station.
Although Amsterdam is always cold in Nov it was very cold with constant rain and a massive hail storm,what was so nice about our stay was to return to under floor heating,fridge stocked and dvds provided
and must not forget the fresh fruit and warm rolls left outside are room every morning. Pat and Shirley

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

The room was very well presented, spacious & clean. Hans was on hand whenever a question needed to be answered and was incredibly helpful.

At the time we stayed there were some building works at the neighbouring apartment - while it didn't particularly bother us Hans & Brigitte went the extra mile to compensate. I got the feeling that if Hans could have pulled the scaffolding down himself to make our stay more pleasant he would have.

More food and breakfast was provided than we could possibly eat - another bonus and the location with it;s proximity to Dam Square and the Nine Streets is superb.

My one criticism is that it could use a decent sign at the front door - when we arrived we were unsure that we had come to the right address (compounded by the scaffolding) but never the less there were a few panicked moments that I'd rather have missed.

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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brigitte L, Owner at Bees B&B, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2013

Dear Denis and Philippa,

Thank you very much for placing your very positive review and we are very happy that you enjoyed your visit to Amsterdam and stay with us. We are sorry to hear that you were having some panicked moments finding the place (mainly due to the scaffolding). We are pleased to say that the scaffolding is gone by now (i.e. by 14 November) - which means that the street number and the building itself will no longer be obscured. Thanks also for your suggestion of a bigger sign - we will certainly consider it. We hope to welcome you again some time in the future. If anybody reading this is worried: the noise from the work next door is all finished now!

Kind regards,

Brigitte

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Reviewed September 29, 2013

Beautiful room in 1700 house, Hans and Bridgette are terrific, stocked the fridge with delicious cold cuts, beer, etc. breakfast was delicious, location is ideal. Bed is super cozy. Loved Bar Brandon and Portole Via pizza next door, great spot! Do have to mention if staying in the near future, building is under renovation, and it is loud starting early in the morning. Not a problem for us, as we are up to explore, but may be if you plan on sleeping in-

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brigitte L, Owner at Bees B&B, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2013

Hello Stefanie & Aaron,

Thanks very much for your very kind and positive review. We are very pleased that you had a great stay and loved the location! We are very sorry indeed for the noise in the morning and luckily it was not a problem for you. The main cause at the time being the renovation of our upstairs neighbour’s bathroom – which we are very pleased to say is finished already. The other cause was maintenance work of the building next door, which is also nearing completion in the next couple of weeks. So any visitors after that need not worry about building noise any more! Anyway, thanks again for your kind review – (Brigitte, Bees B&B).

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Address: B Leliegracht 30 | 1015 DG, 1015 DG Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
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Ranked #9 of 338 B&Bs / Inns in Amsterdam
Price Range: $162 - $188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 1
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bees B&B is located in a canal house from 1700 in the heart of Amsterdam, on the edge of the popular Jordaan area, on one of the most romantic canals of Amsterdam: Leliegracht. Dam Square, Anne Frank House and the 'Nine Streets' shopping area are at your doorstep. Central Station, the Red Light district and all major tourist attractions are within easy walking (or cycling) distance or just a short trip by public transport away! ... more   less 
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