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Eric's Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #153 of 338 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
Reviewed December 6, 2011

We have just returned from an absolutely wonderful weekend in Amsterdam, staying at Eric's Room with a View.

The location, on the corner of imposing Prinsengracht and gracious Leidsegracht, would be hard to beat. We walked all over the city, but never felt far from 'home'. But although so central, the house is very quiet; there was virtually no noise at night - certainly nothing loud enough to disturb our sleep (though possibly a wet weekend in December isn't the ultimate test!). The room (or, more accurately, apartment - it occupies the top two floors of the house) is clean, comfortable, and very well equipped. Had we wanted to, we could have entertained fairly large numbers in style (and let the dishwasher take the strain afterwards!), but for us the wealth of excellent eateries in the area proved a far more attractive proposition than self-catering. But we certainly did use and appreciate the excellent espresso machine. The bed is gloriously comfortable, and the view from it truly stunning.

Eric is, as many others have said, a most considerate and helpful host. He lives downstairs, which is very useful if you need anything, and I loved returning to the house in the evening and looking up to see him reading peacefully in the bay window above. (I also loved the envious looks of various passers-by as we let ourselves into this archetypally pretty canal house; I hope they thought it was ours!).

Amsterdam was, as ever, a joy, and the Amsterdammers we met were without exception friendly and helpful. We hope to return very soon - though exactly when will depend on when the Room with a View is available!

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Jane K
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Reviewed November 6, 2011

What a great location! I loved it! Situated on the Princengracht canal it was perfect. I didn't feel like a tourist at all.

Eric was great and there with the keys when I arrived.

The stairs weren't a problem.

Tip - best to bring a bar of soap.

  • Stayed: November 2011
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Thank nickswlon
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Reviewed November 3, 2011

We stayed for three night in the Govert Flinckstraat 319. Easy to access by the tram, nice neighbourhood, with little restaurants around for different taste and budgets. The loft is well furnished for everything that you may need.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Alty88
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Reviewed November 3, 2011

My fiance and I stayed at the Govert Flinckstraat ground floor apartment in late September 2011, and really enjoyed our stay in the area. We felt like we were locals because the location is outside the tourist zones, but there were still plenty of things to explore. Transportation was a snap when you ventured "into" the city.

The apartment is furnished well, and the bed was comfortable. The "breakfast" portion was basic by other B&B's standard that we have experienced. But the Albert Cuyp market just down the street had plenty of grab/walk/eat breakfast foods that we frequented. The room/loft itself wasn't overly romantic, but it was a nice place to rest one's feet at the end of a long day exploring. Plenty of hot water and there also was even a washer/dryer in the back room. Eric gave us a few ideas in terms of restaurants that he liked at check in, but after seeing him on arrival we didn't get to speak with him again as he was traveling.

We dined at three of the local restaurants, and all were extremely friendly and gracious at seating us without reservations. Roots, ALaferme, and Angelotto were all very near and very friendly. (Even Angelotto who has a reputation for being grouchy). Roots even served us after their kitchen was closed, that was extremely nice!

Overall, we loved our experience in Amsterdam, and we wouldn't hesitate to return.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank David B
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Reviewed October 22, 2011

This was my second stay at 667 Prinsengracht and I enjoyed it as much as before. It really is a great apartment and I trhoroughly enjoyed my stay here again.

Eric is a great host and will do anything to make your stay enjoyable. Location wise it is right on Prinsengracht canal and it is a real joy watching the boats go by.

The apartment itself is on two floors. Lounge and kitchen on the first level and the bedroom and bathroom on the top level. The apartment itself is on the top two levels of teh house, although you have your own front door!

If steep stairs will be a problem for you , then be prepared for a steep hike! Ortherwise, it is very easy to get used to.

Location wise it is very central , and only a short walk to most attractions. Otherwise, trams are very close indeed.

I will definately be back!!

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled solo
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2  Thank hemikiwi
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Reviewed October 10, 2011

We were extremely lucky to find this amazing "bnb". It's more of an apartment. The room with a view has its own private entrance and two floors. The first floor is made up of the kitchen (which has everything you could need), a living room and dining room. Eric has even outfitted it with a computer to make your life easier. There are these great doors that lead out to a deck so you can watch the boats floating by. Upstairs there is a very large bedroom with plenty of storage space and a great view. The bathroom is large and comfortable and has great water pressure. This made us extremely happy. Eric is sweet and accommodating. His BnB felt like a home. The location could not be more perfect. It is in the center of town, right on one of the canals. There is a great farmer's market close by. We cooked a lot during our stay. I would not hesitate to stay here. Wonderful.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Blanca V
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Reviewed September 11, 2011

We stayed at the Loft 1 on Govert Flinckstraat. Convenient for walking into the heart of the city or catching a bus or tram. Quiet and calm neighborhood. The owner had made great use of the apartment space and the apartment was clean and well furnished. A great value for the price.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank grand j
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Additional Information about Eric's Bed and Breakfast

Address: 667 Prinsengracht, 1016 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #153 of 338 B&Bs / Inns in Amsterdam
Price Range: $71 - $283 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Eric's B&B offers accommodation in two locations: on the Prinsengracht, in the heart of the canal area as well as in the Tichelstraat, in the famous area called The Jordaan, near The Anne Frank House, a short walk from the canal area. All accommodations are decorated in style and offer a home away from home for a few days, or for extended stays. ... more   less 
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