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“Three days of bliss at The Vanguard”
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The Vanguard
Ranked #14 of 336 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
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“Three days of bliss at The Vanguard”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

I spent three days in the loft of The Vanguard and I must say: it was a treat. The room is spacious and has a very sophisticated feel and style. Gijs, the landlord, is a really laidback guy who makes the best breakfast. He cookes eggs in any style you like and he even has real English mustard (Colmans!) to go with it. The BnB is located right in the centre of town and during my stay it snowed and the canals were utterly beautiful. Sometimes the cars honked at night in the street in front, but that's the only price you pay for staying in the coolest place in Amsterdam.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

I stayed in this B&B for three days and it was truly an amazing Amsterdam experience. The location in the canals area is just perfect for exploring the city and the beautiful canal house has a unique cosy atmosphere to it. I also loved the loft we stayed in: spacious and it has a beautiful view. The friendly owner Gijs had great suggestions and made us a delicious breakfast. So, I therefore highly recommend The Vanguard! Regards, Roland

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

I have booked the vanguard for my friends 40th and got the loft on the too floor. When we cam in Derek was really cool and friendly helped us get the bags up. A cake and tea were there thanks to Gijs! A really good team! The house is absolutely gorgeous and well decorated. Cosy and clean!
Derek prepared us breakfast which was perfect! Definitely recommend it if yo visit Amsterdam. It s my fist time and the location was very central. As concierge of hotels myself i will keep on recommending the vanguard!
Thanks a lot to Derek and Gijs!!

Room Tip: The loft is perfect all the way up and staircase in the bedroom to little balcony.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

I had a wonderful stay in this astonishing 'boutique' bed & breakfast. The location was great, fancy rooms and a good quality/ price ratio. Especially the authentic interior of the B&B made this a rememberable visit to Amsterdam. In addition, the very like-able guesthouse Gijs provided excellent service for both the breakfast as well as information about the City. This versatile character has in-dept knowledge of the city and recommended us hotspots we would never have found by our self. Overall a great stay!

Room Tip: We stay in the loft. Great room.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

I literally couldn't have had a better experience at The Vanguard. Centre of town, beautiful corner building on the canals; it was exactly what I needed on my first trip to Amsterdam.

The host, Gijs, had great suggestions for places to visit and his fry up was the business. I will definitely be returning and highly recommend staying there.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Property: The Vanguard
Address: Reguliersgracht 2, 1017 LR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel) , Rembrandtplein
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #14 of 336 B&Bs / Inns in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Vanguard is hidden in the vibrant heart of the city which is part of the Unesco World Heritage. All rooms in this hous view on two canals, unique in Amsterdam.The whole interior is recently restyled by Robert Broekema with a fresh take on the design of the traditional canal house. The city's cultural highlights and hotspots are all in walking distance. ... more   less 
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