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“Terrific B & B”
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Singel Guesthouse
Ranked #104 of 336 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
Madison, Wisconsin
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
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“Terrific B & B”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

The Heren is a beautiful 17th century canal house that, although completely modernized inside, retains all of its beauty and charm. My wife and I stayed there for 3 nights and were glad we did. We had one of the two bedrooms downstairs. It's quite large, with a comfortable bed and a beautiful open bathroom with a great shower. Unfortunately, there's no toilet. You have to go out into the hall to find the private toilet that's just for that room. This was somewhat of an inconvenience. In addition, the doors to the two rooms downstairs are partially glass and poor noise insulators, so when our neighbor came home late one night and struggled to unlock his door, we could easily hear him cursing under his breath. There are no windows in the room, but there are two skylights which bring in quite a bit of light and have remote control shutters.

Breakfast was terrific. Vlad is a great host and the people he and his partner Ken have employed were friendly and very competent. The guests eat around one large table, which is conducive to conversation. We met some very nice people there.

The Heren is located in a great spot. it's about a 5 to 8 minute walk to the train station and no more than 15 minutes to the Anne Frank House. It's a little farther to the museums, but very walkable there as well. There are plenty of good restaurants nearby.

We would definitely stay at the Heren again, but we might ask for a room upstairs with the bathroom en suite.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Santa Monica, California
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13 reviews
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

What a terrific place. We spent the nights of August 17 - 21 at the Heren. All of the positive reviews are right on: wonderful location for a tourist; 5 minute walk to the train station; quiet at night; a variety of tasty foods for breakfast; charming living room overlooking the canal; availability of the kitchen and dining room; food is available in the frig and cupboard, which came in handy for our early departure, and yes, Vlad is the perfect host. One thing that I have not seen mentioned in other reviews is asking Vlad to book a taxi to the airport. That way, you get good service and you will save money. My wife and I thank you, Vlad, for sharing your house with us. My wife and I enthusiastically recommend the Heren. And by the way, we are in are mid to late 60;s, and we did not find the stairs to be a problem.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Taiwan
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 25, 2012

Rooms: We stayed at the upstairs room which was abosultely lovely. What I loved the most was that each room in the house is privately located so it feels like you have the house all to yourself. The house is very modern, clean, well decorated and very comfortable.

Hosts: We met only with Vlad and the helpers in the house. Vlad was absolutely wonderful. He showed us around the house as soon as we arrived, gave us recommendations on restaurants to eat at and was very friendly. The same can be said about the helpers.

Food/bfast: They have a very nice spread of food for bfast which included croissants, bread, jams, cakes, fruit, cereal etc. You also have access to food in the fridge through the rest of the day in the kitchens.

Location: It was the perfect location for us because it was a relatively quiet neighbourood with a good share of restaurants. The city center is a 10 min walk. We actually walked to most places and found it easy to do that.

Overall: We absolutely loved it and are glad that we decided to stay here. Would definitely stay here again if I visit the city again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Glendevon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 16, 2012

Can't fault this B&B. Modern, spotless accommodation in a fantastic location. Great hosts and staff. Lovely variety of fresh fruit, pastries and savouries at breakfast, not to mention the delicious Dutch pancakes. Thanks to Vlad and Ken for a great stay !

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

Perfect! What else do I need to say. We stayed here earlier this year.
The location was fantastic and was only about a five to eight minute walk to the main train station. The neighbourhood was charming with plenty of things to see and do in this part of central Amsterdam. It was not noisy in the area and the place was just what you want in a B&B. Warm character and as we had the 2 downstairs rooms it felt completely separate from the rest of the house. The whole house is clean and inviting with modern decor and large rooms and large bathrooms. Both the hosts and the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful and nothing was to much to ask for. Great breakfast before you start your day is cooked by the team. There are plenty of things to do and read in the house if you just want to sit back and relax.
I want o go to Amsterdam again next year and will not think of staying anywhere else.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Davis, CA
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Reviewed July 27, 2012

We stayed at Heren B&B Jul 6-9. Using the emailed map and instructions, we walked from the train station and met Vlad at their Maes B&B location. Then he walked us a couple blocks to the Singel canal location. Even though one of the wheels on my over-packed suitcase was stuck, Vlad insisted on carrying it for me. What a totally cool guy! He spent a lot of time checking us in and showing us around the place and giving advice on nearby places to eat. Vald was an absolutely wonderful host. And it seemed like we practically had the whole place to ourselves. We stayed in two double rooms downstairs and were never bothered by other guests. The beds were the most comfortable beds; the upstairs rooms were full of lovely flowers and travel books to look at. The breakfasts were delicious; we really appreciated the time and care put in by the employees who were in charge of the meals. Plus, everyone was extremely friendly. Special kudos to the helper (I wish I had gotten his name so I could send him a personal "Thank You") who fixed the wheel on my suitcase/duffel bag out of the goodness of his heart. He totally saved me a lot of trouble for the trip home! I am so grateful for him.
All in all, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Amsterdam, thanks to Vlad and Ken. They steered us to wonderful restaurants and chocolate shops, and were totally a blast to talk to. I can't wait to make that trip again. I woudn't consider staying at any other place.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Texas
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Reviewed July 16, 2012

We stayed at the B&B in July and very much enjoyed our stay. Vlad and his staff were very helpful with any questions we had and our room was really great. The decor was modern and clean. The location was within striking distance of everything. Thank you for a memorable stay.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Property: Singel Guesthouse
Address: Singel, 1012 VG Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Centrum , Dam Square
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #104 of 336 B&Bs / Inns in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Singel Guesthouse 4.5*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
'Home away from home' as our guests say. Singel Guesthouse (formerly Heren Bed and Breakfast) is under new management/owners, along with our colleagues at Maes B&B we are located in Amsterdam, in the heart of the canal area and is truly a quiet retreat. All the home comforts as well as many extra's. A listed monument from the 18th century, a typically canal house which has been renovated with all the modern comforts. ... more   less 
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