We stayed 2 nights in a b&b room prior to our bike & barge tour & then 5 nights in a 1 bedroom apartment - both in the same building facing the singel canal. Both were excellent. The b&b room was comfortable with a sumptuous breakfast provided by the owner. You also get access to a communal kitchen & comfortable lounge area. Our apartment was on the 2nd floor & was spacious with modern facilities while retaining the character of the building. The owners obviously take great pride in the building & everything is kept in tip top shape. The apartment has a kitchen & lounge overlooking the singel canal. The building's location is ideal - a quiet spot yet close to central - approx 10 minute walk. Restaurants & cafés are closely. We visited the markets plus restaurants & cafe recommended by Vlad & all were excellent. The markets held on sat were great as we bought food to self cater - wonderful cheeses, slices of quiche, white asparagus to cook up (make sure you read up on how to cook white asp on the net before trying it). The apartment is 10 mins walk to Dam Square & the major shopping area. Highly recommended provided you can get up & down steep stairs. They are everywhere in Amsterdam including the b&b and apartment. Pack light & don't bring large heavy suitcases as you won't be able to get them up & down the stairs. Also, some train stations don't have lifts so you may have to carry your bags to get down to the platform, etc. We travelled to Europe for 6 weeks from Australia & had carry on luggage only for the trip out. We had previously travelled with huge heavy bags however light is definitely easier!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cozy home ambiance... In the center of Amsterdam, located only minutes away from the all major sights and nightlife spots and within walking distance from the museums, yet in a quiet residential area: Maes Bed and Breakfast and Apartments. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Maes Bed And Breakfast
- Maes Hotel Amsterdam