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“Excellent B&B”
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B&B Herengracht 21
Ranked #65 of 336 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Excellent B&B”
Reviewed 22 October 2012

Stayed here with my girlfriend + a friend and his girlfriend.

Location was perfect only a stones throw away from Amsterdam Central + city centre.
The rooms are perfect we stayed at the front of the house with the canal view which was perfect waking up every morning to the fantastic view.
My friend had the back apartment with a launge room with TV + tea, coffee facilities and the upstairs with the bedroom.
The breakfast consists of different veriaties of bread with cheese and ham. Scrambled eggs with bacon. Not a big breakfast but very nice.

The couple who run the B&B are very friendly and helpful. Both speak perfect English which made everything much easier.

Would definitely recommend this place worth every penny.

Ruben and Zuzana

Room Tip: I would choose the Canal room as you get the fantastic view. The back room is just as good but doesn...
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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CapeTown : South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2012

I think this accommodation is in the better part of the city - many very good restaurants (and the central station) within easy walking distance- for us it was ideal for our 3 day stay we wished we coutd have extended it by another week.
The owners wife Loes was away but her husband was fabulous without being in any way over-bearing - the location could not have been more ideal and we had a really fantastic 3rd introduction to Amsterdam - our 3rd level room had a really good view over the canal (careful when you change as you are in full view of the constant tourist barges) - however it is not a heavily touristic area (definately no red lights )

Our stay left us wanting to re-visit and we would definately choose this accommodation over the other researched accommodation. (The price is much the same as the hotels) but the personal service is very good and in my opinion the accommodation is really good value for money

The only downside was the rowdy students partying a few houses away (out of control of the owners) - the glazing in the windows isoriginal 18th century and may not be replaced with modern double glazing - as an architect I respect this grace to these ancient and graceful buildings and am happy to forfeit a few hours sleep for them.
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The staircase to the 3rd level is very narrow- but such are the stairs in these very old buildings.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Columbus, Ohio
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42 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights following a cruise. It has two rooms - one in the front and one in the back. We had the canal room in the front. The room was very large and decorated with antiques and artwork. Being a canal house the stairway to the room was narrow and steep. Fortunately Tony carried the luggage up to the third floor room. The owners Loes and Tony were great, providing lots of helpful information and terrific breakfasts. Breakfasts included a variety of breads, fresh fruit, cheese, bacon, made to order eggs, coffee, tea and juice. It was in a quiet area but close Central Station and the heart of Amsterdam. We are in our early 60's and we walked everywhere from here. It was very reasonably priced and we definately would recommend it.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Hong Kong
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 26 June 2012

This restored traditional canalhouse offers two excellent and modernly outfitted rooms, one in the back house and one in the front house, overlooking to canals. The house is a traditional 16th century house with relatively steep and narrow staircases but this is all part of the charm. The hospitable couple offers a fantastic breakfast with fresh juice, eggs, delicious farm bread and organic cheese from the market - and with your newspaper from your country! Besides this the service is terrific, beds are great, rooms are spacious and beautifully fitted with arts, antiques and curiousities gathered over the years in Europe.

Fantastic with kids as well - once you agree to the few stairs - the lady of the house has IKEA children chairs and change mats, cots etc upon request. Location is next to perfect; 5 minutes walk from Central Station and in the heart of Amsterdam and the red light district. Although just outside the red lights and within the heart of traditional bakeries, organic markets, delis and great restaurants. Since the couple has lived on this location since they were in their young twenties and they are still huge foodies, they know all the best restaurants and cultural places and events in town.

Musea tickets can be arranged online and all is made easy - I highly recommend this place, its boutique, its beautiful, its quiet, its very romantic and besides this its personal yet private. What more do you want from a Bed & Breakfast?

Room Tip: Backroom is great for families or people traveling together: upstairs its got two single beds as one...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Venice, Italy
Level 4 Contributor
18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2012

I stayed in this wonderful and cosy b&b on the last weekend of March, I felt like a princess for 3 nights in the beautiful Canal Room!
The owners, Loes and Tony, are very nice, helpful and so discreet! Loes even took my suitcase upstairs (the staircase is very narrow and a bit challenging if you're not used to it :-)
Breakfast is served in the lovely dining room downstairs, with yummy differents breads, fresh fruit and cheese.
Very close to the train station!
I'm hoping to return one day!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 15 March 2012

This B&B is a real treat, the owner Louis is lovely, the breafast is fantastic and the location unbeatable! I would highly reccomend staying here. Louis was very helpful right from the booking, emailing us with details on how to find the hotel and asking if we had any requirements. We went for the room at the front of the of the building overlooking the canal and it was really beautiful.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Bottesford
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
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Reviewed 2 November 2011

A great place to stay in Amsterdam instead of a hotel , the owner Louis was very nice and her house was beautiful .We stayed in the room at the back ,the stairs were a challenge so not for anybody who's not good on their feet .Our room was like a duplex apartment bedroom upstairs in the attic room (a bit snug) , living room below , again very nice furnishings .Louis looked after us well at breakfest and was a great hostess . Location was great , centeral but away from the busy streets . I would probaly stay in the canal view room if I were to visit again .

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: B&B Herengracht 21
Address: Herengracht 21, 1015 BA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Ranked #65 of 336 B&Bs / Inns in Amsterdam
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Number of rooms: 2
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