The location was great. The facility was comfortable. The host, Jasper, was terrific.
Right from the time we made the reservation the host began to provide helpful advice for getting to the B&B and for planning our visit to Holland generally. We arrived early into Amsterdam and were allowed to leave our bags and freshen up well before regular check-in time. We really appreciated that. They rushed to make up our room early.
Each day Jasper spent time with us, providing maps, directions, and advice as well as hearing of our experiences during the day. He obtained in-country transportation information for us for our trips out of Amsterdam. We enjoyed hearing his insights into Amsterdam and Holland. It became obvious that he was also interested in us and where we came from.
The B&B is well located, walking distance from markets, museums, and tram stations. It was a very convenient base for experiencing Amsterdam. And because it was in a residential area, we experienced how the locals live. Rooms were very comfortable, especially the beds. The common room is handy, well stocked with information and with a guest internet terminal with printer.
Breakfast is optional (breads, cheeses, meats, eggs, cereals), which we appreciated because of our habit of using the local markets for that. In a very memorable gesture, the host offered us a complimentary breakfast on May 5th, Liberation Day because we are Canadians. We talk about that a lot to friends and acquaintances.
While in Amsterdam I needed to get emergency repairs done to my phone. Jasper took me to the Apple store via bicycles which was an adventure in its own right. And then at the end of our stay he walked us to the appropriate tram station, helping with our bags, to ensure that we made it to the train station and airport.
We were treated like true guests, like family or close friends that we'd host in our own home.
One significant thing we were made aware of at time of reservation is that the guest rooms are on the third and fourth floors up a steep and narrow stairway. Not an issue for us but would be for physically challenged. Jasper helped us up and down with our bags.
We highly recommend this B&B as long as the stairs aren't an issue.
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