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B&B suggestions for Amsterdam?

First time in Amsterdam with only 2 nights . Any suggestions on for a favorite B&B? Thanks.

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Boogaards B&B - see them on TripAdvisor and on his personal website (google Boogaards B&B). We spent 4 nights there - our favorite B&B in all of Europe. The owner, Peeter, used to live in NYC and was an Opera Singer & moved to Amsterdam (where is great-grandfather lived) after the 9-11 tragedy. He was so kind & helpful with maps, suggestions of things to see and do, restaurants, canal tours, Anne Frank House (buy tickets online before you go) - and he makes the BEST Dutch Breakfasts each morning - plus delicious Dutch treats every evening. The home was so safe, cozy, and clean. We hope to return one day.

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One you'll never forget, Marcel's Creative Exchange: http://www.marcelamsterdam.nl

Marcel is almost 80 and a graphic designer. He did the LA Summer Olympic graphic designs. Very friendly and helps you plan your visit. His place is a B&Coffee and he owns the movie theater around the corner, offering free tickets. He is right off Leidseplein, with the tram from Central Station going by his extremely well-located B&B. Only 3 well appointed rooms and very popular with artists and designers, Marcel's is the place to stay. We're returning this November after staying there for 5 nights in 2013.

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Thanks, Gail. Looks wonderful but trying to keep under 100€/ and for 3 nights.

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"trying to keep under 100€/ and for 3 nights."

That's going to be difficult. Places to stay in Amsterdam are relatively small (many have 4-20 rooms), and the city is popular year round. So, prices are high, and many places are not good value for money compared with other European cities. Furthermore, some places have minimum length of stay requirements on weekends (when the city gets loads of visitors from the UK and Ireland, as well as other places).

Here's a favorite website of mine, EuroCheapo, which may give you some ideas: http://www.eurocheapo.com/amsterdam/

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Harold, thanks. I meant 100€each night. That should be doable.

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You didn't give the month of the year, but it's worth considering high-floor walkup buildings, no air conditioning, and rowdy street noise through the unscreened windows at night! I'm not trying to scare you off, I'm just warning that Martha Stewart has not used the B&B you're going to.

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I had the same budget in 2012...and could not find much near the train station However, we did book a room in the De Pjip area.

http://www.bedinamsterdam.nl/english/about-us/

With 2 trams in the area, we could get everywhere we wanted to go quickly. I see she now uses booking.com, so she may be booking up quicker. (I found her on a B&B web site.) Good luck