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All reviews the red light district lovely hosts good size really enjoyed our stay here central station bars and restaurants canal view location is fantastic definitely stay here again few minutes walk yogurt mirror television key
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Reviewed February 11, 2013

A good B&B is definately the best way to stay in Amsterdam as accomodation is very expensive.

Velvet Amsterdam did not disappoint. Parking is impossible in central Amsterdam and impossibly expensive. If you're driving, the best option is to park the car at the Park & Ride at Zeeburg (if coming from the east) and catch the tram in. The 8 Euros a day cost includes the tram ride in and back out for two people. The instructions we were given to get to the Velvet from the central station were easy to follow and we were there in no time. Just as well, as it was raining heavily when we arrived.

Our host was very accomodating and a basic but pleasant breakfast was provided each morning. The location was excellent and our room had a great view over one of the canals and we could watch the atmosphere of people going about their business below. Despite the heavy foot traffic, the room was quiet and no doubt well insulated. We stayed four nights and slept well every night.

Even though the red light district was only about two blocks away, there was nothing seedy about the location. Many excellent restaurants were only a few minutes walk in the opposite direction. The all you can eat ribs at one of the mexican restaurants was to die for (and very cheap).

I definately recommend the Velvet. While in Amsterdam, a guided night tour through the red light district is a must. It's very entertaining and you see things you would never see wandering around on your own.

Date of stay: October 2012
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Reviewed August 11, 2012

The hotel is in a fantastic situation for visiting all the major sites Amsterdam has to offer. Directions from David, the host were excellent and the welcome matched. No one could fault anything about the stay - the room, the breakfast, the greeting- all 4 star.

Room tip: If available, choose the canal view room.
Date of stay: August 2012
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Reviewed May 22, 2012

The room was very clean, spacious, modern, worth the price given that the location is good (very lively area). Convenient as it is near central station (good to travel fr Airport) and Dam square. There's also a TV & private ensuite. The host David definitely takes pride in his own place rather than just running it like a regular B&B.

Date of stay: May 2012
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1  Thank Erin110984
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Reviewed April 18, 2012

That was unforgettable stay in the cosiest place! You can get everything you need for relaxing stay - stylish room, openhearted hospitality in the centre of Amsterdam. Thanks for that!

Date of stay: April 2012
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
1  Thank otisash
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D S, Owner at Velvet Amsterdam Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2012

Thank you very much I really appreciate it

David

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Reviewed March 11, 2012

Perfectly situated, lovely service and great rooms...

Date of stay: March 2012
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