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Amphora Apartment
Ranked #34 of 226 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Swansea, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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“Home from home”
Reviewed May 6, 2014

Myself and a friend stayed @ Amphora for 3 nights (April 14th)
Great communications from Greet & Niels who e mailed with key code for door.

Walked in after a long journey to find nibbles and bottle of wine left out, both were very welcome. Fridge was stocked with ham,cheese,milk,butter and jam. Fab coffee maker,kettle and lots of different flavour tea bags. Nice loaf of bread and Danish pastries. Two canisters of cereal and even a drawer full of noodles and soup sachets. All supplies were most inviting and saved a lot of time and money ,especially in the morning as could have a nice breakfast before going out for the day

Apartment was a great size with a double bed and pull down sofa bed. Both were amazingly comfy. Bathroom was great,nice shower with some complimentary toiletries. Also a mosaic filed wall which was amazing and done by the owners. Separate toilet next to bathroom.
Switch on wall to control the heating,worked well and was boiling hot when turned on, as it was was quite cold when we visited.
There was a small wardrobe for clothes,TV and plenty of games in the drawer if you had children. Lots of leaflets also some with maps that were handy. There was a cute bench outside where you could sit in the morning and watch people going to work and the canal was opposite.

Apartment is in the Jordaan area just down the street 5 min walk from Anne franks house. About a 20 minute walk to Dam square. We didn't use the tram as we walked everywhere. May be a little bit out of the way for some people but very quiet and nice to stay away from the busy areas.

Best of all was the owners Greet & Niels. They made sure everything was ok when we arrived and knocked during our stay to check on things. They were extremely friendly and always on hand to recommend restaurants etc. On our final morning Greet arrived to see us off and even brought a pastry fresh from the oven for our journey home which we ate on the train. Also gave us a little souvenir of a mosaic that Greet makes in her gallery. Thanks Greet.

Would not hesitate to visit again if in Amsterdam. All in all a great stay. Apartment spotlessly clean and well maintained.
Just one minor point - the towels in the bathroom were not replaced. But I think if we had asked it would not have been a problem.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

We have just had the pleasure of staying at Amphora for 5 nights. What a lovely way to experience Amsterdam. The apartment was gorgeous and the attention to detail was incredible. Everything you could possibly need for a comfortable stay. Greet is such a wonderful host, and very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend Amphora to anyone wanting a home away from home experience in Amsterdam.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Holzgerlingen, Germany
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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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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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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
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Sao Paulo, SP
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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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Brisbane, Australia
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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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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 #34 of 226 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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