This was our first stay in Amsterdam, and traveler reviews as well as the B & B website helped. We really enjoyed staying at this place. We mainly saw Vlad, one of the two owners, who is very charming, and wants you to have a good, and safe time in his city. The part that concerned us first was trying to go to an unfamiliar city and language (even though in Amsterdam itself, most people speak English quite well) and carrying a bunch of luggage around on public transport.
We took one of their suggestions on how to get to the bed and breakfast, which was by a specific cab they mentioned, and it worked great. More expensive, but it really eased our mind. In their instructions to you when you make a reservation, they are very specific in their instructions. Believe them and follow them.
They are very glad to give recommendations about things like places to eat, things to see, good place to rent a bike, etc. Great suggestions.
We loved the location in the Jordaan area. It was easy to get places from here. Some of the city closer to the central part had more crowds, more graffitti. The area around here was nice and felt safe.
The building is very comfortable. These Dutch houses are high and steps are steep. That's the way it is for everything, and this was no exception. However, they took the heavy bags, which we really appreciated. We were there during the record breaking heat wave that was gripping Europe and temps were in the lower to mid-90's. Also like most places over there, they do not have air conditioning, but with a good fan and open windows, you can bear it.
The people who stay at the bed and breakfast are quite diverse and very interesting, so breakfasts were really great. Just an FYI for those who think it's important, they did have wi-fi that you could easily get in the breakfast area.
We were very glad we stayed there. There might be other places that are even fancier, but it was well located, comfortable, clean, interesting and safe. It was a great experience.
- 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. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Maes Hotel Amsterdam
- Maes Bed And Breakfast