We spent four nights in October at the two B&B's operated by Ken and Vlad. Our first night was a double at Maes. The next three nights, we stayed at the second B&B a few doors down. Unexpectedly, we were given a ground floor apartment at no extra charge, which included a full kitchen, living room, bedroom and small interior courtyard.
Both accomodations were great, although I would highly recommend the apartment if you can book it.
Probably the best part of the stay were Ken's restaurant recommendations, especially the brown cafe De Reiger (sp?) which offered great local food.
We didn't realize how great this location was until we were walking back from the bike rental shop next to the train station on a Sunday afternoon and got to see the crowds and madness in the main tourist ghetto. The Jordaan, with its cozy restaurants, great shops, and convenience to the places we wanted to go, was just great.
- 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