Maes B & B

Herenstraat 26, Amsterdam, 1015 CB, The Netherlands
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Cozy Bed & Breakfast Apartment

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 5, 2009

We rented a third-floor apartment in an old style house, right on the Herengracht canal. A beautiful view, right next to the best restaurants (the non-touristy ones, of course) in town. Within 5 minutes to the Red Light District. Noisy during the day but very quiet at night. A nice little kitchenette with a stove and oven. There's internet connection in the apartment. A terrific place if you're not afraid of steep stairs:)

The owners, Ken and Vlad, are great hosts and formidable tour guides. They own a series of apartments throughout the city.

Next time we're in Amsterdam - definitely staying there.

Great home base

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 26, 2007

An incredibly accomodating pair run this wonderful B&B in in the Jordaan area of Amsterdam. Very reasonable cost for a super location with great breakfast, comfortable attractive rooms and super hospitality. Kitchen priviliges in the breakfast room (if you don't have your own kitchen in one of the apartments) around the clock. We have prepared our own supper and eaten on the garden terrace when we weren't in the mood (or on the right time schedule) to face a restaurant meal. This place is truly like being in our own home.

Be prepared for typical steep Amsterdam stairways. Owners Ken and Vlad and their staff are ready to help with luggage if necessary. Consider the steps a daily cardio workout.

The Maes on Herenstraat is an easy 10 minute walk from Centraal Station. Well located in a real neighborhood. Many restaurant options on the street as well as neighborhood greengrocer, wine shop, chocolate shop, bakery all within the block. Two blocks in one direction to the street market and local supermarket. Two blocks in another diretion to Westerkirk and Ann Frank House. Easy walk to "Nine Streets", Leidseplein, Rembrandtplein, floating flower market, the major art museums, Kalverstraat and Dam Square.

Ken and Vlad also operate the nearby (2 doors down) Heren B&B and a newly renovated apartment next door. I have the same very positive feelings forthe Heren - have not yet stayed in the new apartment. The space is especially nice for a family group. Lots of room and a real homey feeling. No smoking in the house but the Heren space does have a glass surrounded atrium accessible from the apartment if smoking is necessary- it's open to the sky so there's no sense of smoking inside.

Unique Quality: Price indicated below is price per ROOM, not per person. Count on two/room. Apartments accomodate up to 6 (price is higher but very reasonable).

Directions: Southwest of Centraal Station

Hotels were too expensive - B&B was our choice

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on June 16, 2007

When we decided to go to Amsterdam, where we were going to stay was our first concern. Hotels on the net just seemed too expensive, so we decided to look at B&B's. Location was the the next concern. Our decision was the Maes B&B. We made the right decision, the emails back and forth cleared up any questions we had and the directions how to get there from the airport were right on. We arrived early in the morning abot 9am, we were met by Vladimir, one of the owners and he told us to leave our luggage in the side room and then took us to breakfast. Then we met Arnel, the jack of all trades, he makes breakfast, cleans the rooms and makes sure you needs are met. During breakfast we met the other owner Ken. We got to see the owners everyday and they were very helpful in making suggestions where to go and how to get there. The room was large, and clean, and plenty of room for your clothes. the private bathroom, although up another flight of stairs was large and clean. When we read about Maes B&B there was some concern about the stairs, I am 70 and my wife is 68, no problem, consider it exercise. The location could not have been better. Shops, restaurants, places to sit outside and people watch. Not too far from the Anne Frank Museum, close but not too close to the Red Light District and train station. Also right around the corner from a couple of very nice markets. There was also an internet available, free, any time you wanted to use it and the kitchen was open 24/7 for your use. A couple of time we brought back stuff from the deli and ate at the outside area right off the kitchen. Kept beer and soda in the refrig.
Maes B&B (also Hedren B&B next door, same owners) was great. Arnel really took care of us and Vladimir and Ken were always there to help us out. They arranged for a taxi back to airport, which was cheaper than what we paid for coming to the B&B. Overall, great trip, great B&B, great breakfast, and reasonable price. Location was also great.

Unique Quality: The staff - Arnel and the two owners Vladimir and Ken, were always availble to take care of your needs.
Breakfast was outstanding. Room and bathroom was large and CLEAN. Clean is important.
The location was excellent. We walked to everything.
Kitchen open 24/7 for your use.
Free internet available, all the time

Directions: Just off the Jordaan Area, and North of the Anne Frank Museum

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Address: Herenstraat 26, Amsterdam, 1015 CB, The Netherlands

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Amenities at Maes B & B

  • Suites
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet
  • Kitchenette

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