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“Best Gem In Amsterdam” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Amphora Apartment
Ranked #31 of 225 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Holzgerlingen, Germany
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3 reviews
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“Best Gem In Amsterdam”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2014

We stayed at the Amphora Bed and Breakfast over Valentine's Day weekend (February 2014). Our experience was outstanding! Even before we arrived, the communication with Greet and Niels was outstanding. Things only got better upon our arrival as their attention to detail was spot on. The bed and breakfast is really amazing inside and out. The mosaics in the bathroom and shower are beautiful! The kitchen was well supplied, and the bed was superb!

Location, location, location...I felt the bed and breakfast was in a wonderful area of Amsterdam. It's near the Anne Frank House, which is a must see. More importantly though, my wife and I walked all over Amsterdam during our stay and never felt things were too far.

Greet was awesome! She spent time just chatting with us. After talking for some time she invited my wife and I to her art studio and plotted some highlights along the route for us to venture to (Another art studio, the best apple pie in Amsterdam, etc). She really is a wonderful person to know!!!

I will definitely stay at the Amphora Bed and Breakfast again. I highly recommend anyone heading to Amsterdam to stay here if you want a truly outstanding experience!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2014

We stayed in february and it was wonderful right from the start. Greet met us early because we needed to store our baggage prior to official check-in. She gave amazing advice on where to go to get food and entertainment. The apartment was very comfortable and felt just like our home. The location is perfect for wondering all around Amsterdam. We had a blast and can't want to go back to visit.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Stephanie T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

From the moment we arrived we knew we had found a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow! The attention to detail in every aspect is superb. Good quality all around us, and spoilt with wonderful foodstuffs! Greet was generous with her personal time too, we had places suggested to us to visit that we would not have considered. And what fun we had in the bikes we rented from her!! A must! Thanks!

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2014

We had a wonderful stay with Greet and Niels. The bed and breakfast is amazing and we really felt at home.
The kitchen had everything we needed, including coffee, tea, bread and nutella!
The bed was amazingly comfortable, we slept like logs! The art in the bathroom was also incredible, everything done by Greet, and we couldn't have been happier.
Greet and Niels are the sweetest people ever, they helped us in everything we needed!
We will definitely stay at Amphora again when we go back to Amsterdam!

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Nós tivemos uma estadia incrível com a Greet e o Niels! O bed and breakfast é incrível, e nós realmente nos sentimos em casa!
A cozinha tinha tudo que precisávamos, incluindo café, chá, pão e nutella!
A cama é extremamente confortável, a gente dormiu como pedra! O banheiro é lindo, todo feito em mosaico pela própria Greet, e não podíamos estar mais felizes.
A Greet e o Niels são as pessoas mais legais do mundo, eles nos ajudaram em tudo que precisamos.
Quando voltarmos para Amsterdam, definitivamente vamos ficar lá de novo!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Gabriela_Lutfi
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2014

My husband, 17 yo daughter and I stayed here for 3 nights and found the apartment to be tastefully decorated and well thought out. Neils and Greet offer that something extra by stocking you with ample provisions (breakfast and nibbles), welcome wine and good toiletries. The apartment is well equipped in all areas with plenty of space. The only criticism was the pull out sofa bed for our daughter was not that comfortable - not that she complained but if you were an adult, it could be tough on your back. Hosts Neils & Greet were friendly and helpful offering advice on restaurants and assistance to book cabs etc. The location of the apartment was fantastic - on a canal, walking distance to restaurants, many attractions and to tram stops. Loved our time here.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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1 Thank averiel
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2014

I've just returned from a long weekend and stayed here will my family. We were made to feel very welcome by Greet and Niels who recommended places to eat and visit . The apartment was immaculate and made life very easy and flexible:easy to get to all the main tourist sites and flexible to be able to make your own snacks in the kitchenette.

I would highly recommend this as a place to stay

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jax317
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2014

We have recently spent two nights at this fantastic B&B. The studio apartment is spacious, clean, beautifully decorated and so well equipped. Fresh ingredients for breakfast are provided each day as well as a complimentary bottle of wine on arrival! In addition, the B&B owns bicycles which you can hire out at a very reasonable rate and there is free use of a landline telephone for making external calls to places within the city (very useful for avoiding the high cost of using our mobile phones abroad).

The apartment is very private, secure and in a great location. The proprietors Greet and Niels were so welcoming and provided us with much information about the city and things to do. In addition, they were very willing to answer any questions and help with any problems - including when we managed to get locked out of the apartment quite late at night!

Overall, we couldn't have expected any more from this B&B and will definitely return on our next visit to Amsterdam.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Becky R
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Property: Amphora Apartment
Address: Lijnbaansgracht 91, 1015 GM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Jordaan
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 225 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 1
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our apartment is in the famous Jordaan-area in the center of Amsterdam at the ground floor of a 19th century canal-house. It is a studio of almost 40 m2. You have your own entrance from the street, a private bathroom, a private (separate) toilet, a kitchen with coffee/tea facilities, a fridge, a microwave etcetera. There is a double bed (box-spring), a baby cot and a baby chair on request (no extra charges), a large dining table and a sitting corner with a sofa that can be converted in a double bed. The apartment is professionaly cleaned and your bed(and sofa) are made upon arrival. There are two towels and soap and shower gel for each person. There are toys for kids of each age, a flatscreen TV with a DVD player, an iPhone / iPod docking station, telephone (and intercom), wifi etc. The studio apartment will give you the feeling of a home of your own. Amphora Apartment is at 5 minutes walking distance from the Anne Frank House; Madame Tussauds, the Dam Square and the famous Nine Streets are at 10 minutes and the large musea (Van Gogh, Rijks-, Municipal) take a 25 minutes walk. Of course there is also public transport nearby as well as bike rental. Price includes all taxes and unlimited use of coffee and tea. For our tripadvisor guests we have a free bottle of wine on arrival. We guarantee you a very pleasant and comfortable stay. Welcome ! ... more   less 
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