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... but didn't want to join a convent, it is still restricted to women. We then decided to get a Hop on Hop off canal boat pass and just ride the canals for the day, given that it was sunny and good viewing. Saw quite a lot and had lunch at a cafe at Amsterdam' s only remaining windmill which is now the base for a boutique brewing company. After a day on the canal boats trying to dodge the increasingly hotter sun, we were glad to jump off at 4p.m. To collect our bags and find the Avalon ...
... we'd heard about that had small open air boats able to manoeuvre into smaller canals that the big glassed in tourist prison like boats couldn't! Leading up to this we dawdled and meandered our way through Rembrandt square, the flower market (I never knew there were so many different kinds of tulips!!), some of the main pedestrianised shopping streets, and the huge Dam square where there was a "beach" volleyball tournament in full swing right next to the old Royal ...
... back to our B&B and headed by tram and then train back to our room – to kick off our shoes and get an early night again.
Bicycle Observation (3) – all ages from very young to seniors ride – see pictures for more bike parking lots. It's truly amazing. There are 100,000s+ of bicycles. There are more than anyplace else except China. Housing is soo expensive here that very few can own a ...
... It was so interesting seeing all the different food they have to the UK supermarkets. However, my Dutch is so bad that I wasn't really sure what some of the more interesting things actually contained. However, I luckily managed to buy a pack of ham that wasn't smoked and some Dutch cheese that I really like. Dinner tonight was fresh fish on a bed of rice with carrots and broccoli. Not a bad start to my holiday. Now it's time for a lovely night's sleep in my proper Dutch ...
... a backpack and took pity, he stopped and let us on. I tried to take my coffee on, got told to get rid of it so I turned round to put it outside as I did it spilt. Don't think he liked me much! We left the two coffees at the side of the road, Fingers crossed a homeless person finds them before they are run over by a bike. We got to the station and boarded the train to Brussels. The train staff are so lovely and moved us in to our own carriage with eight seats ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Suite 259 Amsterdam
What a find at Suite 259!!!!
Arriving after a long flight we were warmly welcomed by Peter and Aziz with a beautiful suite and a fantastic breakfast. I wanted to bring my husband on a special vacation and the owners of Suite 259 made our trip easy, accommodating, and fun. Each morning our breakfast was served in the elegant breakfast area and Peter and Aziz would help us with any of our needs for the day. The Grand Suite was absolutely charming and stocked with everything we could want. The decor was absolutely beautiful and was kept pristine clean. We have decided to return every few months and stay with Peter and Aziz who we know will always provided first class service. We recommend Suite 259 to anyone looking for a pleasant and truly lovely place to stay. Warmly, Kathy and Al
Beautiful Apartment, Fantastic Owners, Suite 259 is #1
My husband and I stayed at Suite 259 for Valentine's week and had a blast! Peter & Aziz are warm, wonderful, funny, helpful and just plain sweet! Peter's amazing DVD collection kept us entertained on cloudy, rainy days and Aziz's breakfast kept us nourished and satisfied every morning. The apartment was truly fantastic, made me not want to come back to New York. It was our second time to "The Dam" and we had as lovely a time as the first visit. The weather was warmer than it is in NY this time of year and we walked and walked until we couldn't walk anymore. If we could find jobs, we'd pack our bags and stay forever. I highly recommend Amsterdam for a European break and if in the Dam you must stay at 259!!!
This is the one!!
Peter's help began with his Hello wave upon arrival, carrying our bags up the stairs to the Grand Sahara suite, excellent advise on directions, restuarants, trains and trams and always with good humor.
Aziz's excellent breakfasts were enjoyed with easy going conversation with both of them. The light, bright and spotless Grand Sahara suite, located in the back of this canal style house, is well worth the extra Euro or 2 vs the Safari . You'll enjoy the living room/adjacent private patio downstairs and the comfortable quiet bedroom up the spiral staircase. The highspeed computer in the living room, widescreen tv and all 300+dvd's in Peter's collection, wine, fruit, cheese, bottled water, sodas, and beer are all complimentary. Suite 259 is only steps from the tram stop, perfect for sightseeing without the noise of the tourist area. This first try at a B&B has sold us, get out of a hotel and enjoy a home away from home.
What a gem!
This is SUCH a lovely place to stay! When we walked into the appartment, we could hardly believe how luxurious it was, and at the same time such a pleasant and unique place to stay - really conveniently located for the musea, shops, trams, everything. Breakfast the next morning was something else yet again! Really delicious and a wonderful start to the day. Lucky us for having found this place and having had the opportunity to stay here. I shall recommend it to all my friends!
Thank you for your hospitality and wonderfull breakfast. The rooms are fantestic and your service super. Hope to com back soon. Soffia
When you walk in, you know you,ve made the right choice. It,s magnificantly bright, open and decorated to perfection. The breakfast is first class, it gets you off to a great start in this fantastic city. We will always return to this appartement. Mitch and Kylie Australia.
The BEST B&B in Amsterdam!
My husband and I and our 3 children had a FANTASTIC time in Amsterdam..thank you Peter for greeting us at our 1:30AM arrival...my children were very happy with the DVD selection and the computer access...thank you Aziz for the delicious breakfasts while we were being entertained by the Dove trio! The room was very well appointed and spacious enough for all of us to have our own space...can't wait to visit again!!! Til next time... Vielen Dank! John, Linda, Alexa, Pash & Michael Deutschland via America November 2003 Thank you for the great hospitality!: I loved the wonderful breakfast and the nice conversation. I had a great visit in Amsterdam and you guys made it even better. Hope to come and visit again! Alexa 16 years old - Germany - USA November 2003 This was a very nice hotel, and I liked all the stuff I got. We had computers, and DVDs with large screen tv. It was nice, I hope I will come back soon. And tanks for the great breakfast. See you next time. Pash 13 years old - Germany - USA November 2003
Sweet Suite 259!
I just have to let other travellers to Amsterdam know of this absolutely fabulous bed and breakfast. Me and my husband have been regular guests in Amsterdam for the last 15 years. We used to stay at the big hotels, but since I stumbled on to Suite 259 on the internet I refuse to stay elsewhere. It is simply perfect and you are truly getting a lot for your money. We have stayed in both suites since August 2003 and they are wonderful, although of course there is even more space and luxury in the larger one; Grand Suite Sahara. Beautiful decorations, everything for your comfort; fast and free internet access, DVD player, fresh fruit, coffee machine and complimentary cold beverages, even an excellent bottle of wine to welcome you. The bed linens are amazing and everything is clean, clean, clean! The very friendly hosts Peter and Aziz really know what they are doing. They are also extremely helpful if you need any assistance or information. Aziz is an excellent cook and will make what you wish for breakfast! I did not want to leave and I canīt wait to stay there again. Freyja.
Luxury Apartment with B 7 B fell
Lovely hosts Aziz and Peter made our stay in Amsterdam unforgettable. Our room the Safari suite was well thought out and every need catered for. Breakfast was served in lovely surroundings and varied every day according to what we felt like eating. If you would like to stay in Amsterdam with class then this is your place.
Stylish and homely apartment in the heart amsterdam
What a delight to find accomodation that lives up to your expectations. My partner and I were impressed with the facilities and service provided. We stayed in the studio 'Safari Suite' beautifully decorated and spacious. Every detail in the room is thought of including coffee making facilities, fridge, microwave, complimentarty drinks and even umbrella's for the rainy patches. The hosts Peter and Aziz are friendly and helpful (including calling resturants for bookings). We have travelled extensively over Europe and this is one of our favourite B & B's.