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The Vanguard
Ranked #15 of 336 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
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1 review
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“Lovely place to stay”
Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

Excellent host, very helpful and flexible. The whole place is beautiful and the room was very stylish and comfortable. Conveniently located near many attractions but quiet and peaceful. If you have a car easy and cheap to do Park and Ride. The Vanguard certainly added to our enjoyment of Amsterdam and I wish we could have stayed longer. Breakfast was very good.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

We had a fabulous five days, staying at The Vanguard with a very attentive and stylish host, Gijs. The location was ideal, next to the picturesque "seven bridges" and lively Rembrandt Square. Gijs gave us some great tips for entertainment, bars and cycling tours and we would recommend his beautiful B&B, plus excellent breakfast.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rome, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed May 6, 2013

Together with my wife I spent 5 days at The Vanguard B&B, in the middle of the celebrations for the new King of Holland. Very familiar atmosphere, excellent breakfast; Gijs, the landlord, has been extremely available and helpful. Very nice rooms (I experienced 2 of them, the one at the lower level and the one at the top floor), well furnished and equipped; the only problem is the steep and narrow stairs, but Gijs helped promptly on this by taking in charge our luggages. Well positioned, close to Rembrandt Square, with magnificent view of the canals, not too noisy.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dijon, France
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

... and I should add, with a charming host !
The Vanguard is a wonderful place, even for a short stay. Rooms are very comfortable, well-furnished and decorated with a great taste. The hotel remains intimate and you feel like home instantaneously, thanks to Gijs. The host is indeed very nice and helpful and will arrange everything to make you feel at ease in the house and in the city.
The view on the sun rising on Amsterdam canals from the bedroom will be one of my best memories I'll keep of the town.
I definitely recommend this place to any traveler, it's a peace haven.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Bremen
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

A clean small B&B, centrally located.
Gijs was very friendly and welcoming.
Good breakfast and free Wi-Fi.
Was a good pick for a short stay in Amsterdam
and our daughter loved it too. Felt like a home away from home really...

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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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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Beijing, China
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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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Additional Information about The Vanguard

Property: The Vanguard
Address: Reguliersgracht 2, 1017 LR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel) , Rembrandtplein
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 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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