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Private Room, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Amsterdam, North Holland Province

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568sally
Canberra, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best location on Singel Canal”
Reviewed 15 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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The owner greeted us warmly and helped with our bags up the one flight of steep and narrow stairs, typical of Canal houses. He explained clearly how the appliances worked. He offered excellent advice on being a tourist in Amsterdam, including info on museums and other attractions and least expensive ways of visiting, and made some excellent recommendations for eating out. The apartment was clean, stylish and comfortable, with lovely antique Delft ornamentation.

The best thing about the apartment is the location. It suited us to perfection, being within walking distance of almost everything we were interested in, and with two tram lines within a couple of hundred metres. It is in an area with many cafes and restaurants and close to stylish boutique shops and with local markets. The canal views are wonderful and we could have sat and watched the world go by for hours on end - if we didn't have so much more to do...

A great holiday!

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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Charming Apartment Right on the Singel Canal”
Reviewed 3 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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This Canal View B&B was a very pleasant surprise. The owner, Minne, greeted us warmly and helped us with our luggage as the stairs were a little difficult for us to navigate with our bags. The apartment was charming and decorated very tastefully. It was very warm and inviting with a great view of the Singel Canal from the living room windows. It is centrally located and we were able to walk to almost all the attractions, i.e. the Reich Museum, Anne Frank House, Van Gogh Museum, etc. It is near Central Station and the Canal Cruises as well. There is a grocery store 2 blocks away where you can find wines and cheeses among other things, and also an ATM to convert your money. We spent 3 days here prior to our River Cruise in Europe, and it was a great way to start our vacation.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Stairs were a little too steep.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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CDPort
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“"Real Amsterdam" with beautiful views”
Reviewed 6 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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We stayed here in May & were very happy with location , view & facilities. Once you got over the steep stairs that were almost a ladder ( so typical of Amsterdam) it was fantastic. Even though close to the action it was quiet for sleeping. Bicycles were also available if we dared to use them, but location was great we walked everywhere.We felt as if we were experiencing "real Amsterdam" Host was away but Chris was very helpful. Would definitely return.

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Liked best: The location.
Liked least: The scary stairs
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Claudia M
Province of Alicante, Spain
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect stay”
Reviewed 14 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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Very nice apartment with lovely canal views and excellent location!! There are several nice coffeshops and restaurants around and a delicious bakery in the corner.
The owner (MInne) was very kind, gave us all information of the city and left us bikes to our full availability. I'd repeat my stay in this apartment without hesitation.

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the2vus
Conway, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“This is the perfect place to stay--we will return!”
Reviewed 17 April 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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On visits to Amsterdam over the years we have usually stayed at a hotel, or rented a flat between canals with no view of the water. This time we wanted to stay in an apartment in a canal house, near to the center, so we searched TripAdvisor for just such an option. We are very happy we chose Canal View Apartment on the Singel. It was the perfect location for us. We made reservations, and received an email from Minne, who owns and manages the property, and lives on the floor above. He answered our questions and provided us with the helpful and detailed information we needed before we traveled, such as which tram to take from Central Station, where to change our funds, etc.

The apartment is located on the floor above the canal level, up one flight of narrow stairs with handrails, quite typical of canal houses (but not difficult to climb); Minne lives on the next floor up. In his email, he had suggested that we not bring large luggage, but perhaps smaller suitcases, and he graciously carried one of ours up the stairs.
The on-line photos of this apartment looked very inviting, and we were even more pleased upon our arrival. Minne has thought of everything a visitor might need--the apartment is beautifully furnished with an interesting combination of antiques, ceramics, lighting, and artwork, all tastefully arranged, and there are two marble fireplace surrounds . It is very welcoming, and the large windows at the front offer wonderful views overlooking the Singel Canal. The apartment has a living room section, with a day bed/sofa and comfortable chair, and bookcase and table with reading materials. The next area has a dining table and seating for three. The kitchen is fitted with a gas stove and refrigerator, toaster, and cooking/eating utensils, making it easy to prepare our own breakfasts, which we did during our week’s stay. We purchased groceries at a nearby Albert Heijn. The attractive bathroom was extremely well designed—a very efficient use of space. The floor has radiant heat under the tiles, which feels wonderful. The toilet is at one end of the room, with lighted glass shelves built into the wall behind, filled with extra supplies one might need. The sink and mirror are in the middle of the room, and the shower at the other end with a side-to-side drain which crosses the floor under the shower head (which is adjustable). The king-size bed is fitted across the back of a room at the rear of the apartment, where there is a window on one side. He has provided a desk, in an area opposite the kitchen, which we used for computer work. Free internet service is available here, which allowed us to email and search for museum/restaurant opening times. There are soft cotton bath towels, kitchen towels, sheets and comforters, really everything visitors would need. There are audio and video players/TVs, a dishwasher, and a washer/dryer. Minne has provided many travel guides available for use, some helpfully annotated. He has scrapbooks which include information about many interesting attractions in Amsterdam and other local areas. He supplied dining suggestions, along with business cards for restaurants, and was generous with his time, being sure we had answers to any questions about the apartment, museums, trams, etc.

The March weather was quite cool while we were in Amsterdam, but the apartment was very warm and comfortable. We purchased the Museum Kaart, which covers most museums in Holland and is valid for a year. We traveled easily by train to Den Haag, and Haarlem, where there are other museums we love.

We were extremely pleased with our stay in this beautiful apartment, and will certainly book it with him again on our next visit—perhaps as soon as this autumn!

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Liked best: We loved the apartment, and Minne's helpfulness.
Liked least: Having to leave--we will return soon!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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