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The Monk Amsterdam Apartments
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Reviewed June 3, 2009

I have been travelling to Amsterdam for over 10 years now, and this has was one of the better places I have stayed. The apartment was huge, with a bedroom space, living room, kitchen, and 2 patios. The location is unbeatable, right in Nieuwmarkt Sq, though it can get loud at night, it wasn't too bad. Price was a bit high(1000 Euros for 8 nights), but for what you get, not bad at all. Having been used to very small hotel rooms for about the same price, I highly reccommend this one.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 26, 2007

We stayed at the Monk Apartments in September as a group of six friends.

We booked and the stay over the internet and booked an apartment sleeping two in a double bed and an apartment sleeping 4 in a double and twin bedroom. We were told we had the Penthouse with a roof terrace (some of our party smoke and smoking in the apartments is not permitted - E500 fine for setting the fire alarms off!)

When we arrived check-in was slow but the people in the office were very friendly.

We were shown to our apartments but both were in separate buildings as it turned out some other guests had been given the Penthouse. A two-hour wait later they had been asked to move and we were shown to the top of the building.

(A note on the first apartment - it was filthy, grot in the fridge, the only access to an outside area was through a bedroom and there is a chinese restaurant opposite that handles a lot of fish - not pleasant with the windows open)

The 'Penthouse' was clean enough but I wouldn't recommend walking around with no shoes on! The contents of more than one emptied ashtray were strewn across the rooftop terrace, only half of the lightbulbs worked (don't try and change them - trust me - you'd need gloves to avoid the nasties) and the 'master bedroom' had a door that was too small for the door hole! Hence no privacy AT all. The twin bedroom also connected to the master room which is not ideal.

I wouldn't recommend these apartments for people with mobility difficulties or families with children as the steps are very narrow and very steep. There are six or seven flights to the top floor.

The building itself is very attractive and the decor in the penthouse is modern but with original features like the wooden floor and exposed beams. There is a fantastic view over the rooftops on the roof terrace and it is a great suntrap during the afternoon / early evening.

The problem was that for a self-catering apartment the place just didn't feel clean enough to want to eat in it and for a property billed as 'luxury' we expected a lot more.

I did email the apartments to suggest they consider adding doors that fit or have more than only 30% of lightbulbs working but have had no response.

With a tiny bit more TLC the apartments could be stunning and might be worth the price we paid, but at the moment they are a little disappointing.

PHOTOS - I didn't take many of inside the apartment but there are a few which give you an idea of what the terrace is like...

  • Stayed: September 2007, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 5, 2007

brill place very good staff . so chilled out been 4 times now and back there in sept. forget hotels .....

  • Stayed: August 2006, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 11, 2007

Booked through agent ( lovingamsterdam ) but can be booked direct . Great apartment, reasonably priced. Very clean, modern,spacious and well equiped. Friendly staff. Good central location very near RLD but not intimidating. Bars, restaurants, coffee shops and supermarket all round corner in Nieuwemarkt. Would stay here again and recommend.

  • Stayed: May 2007, traveled with friends
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Stayed: October 2017, traveled with friends
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