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|Distance to city centre||1.0 km|
|"Cynthia is the best host!"||(in 17 reviews)|
|"Spacious room & bathroom."||(in 18 reviews)|
|"Cynthia is a warm and welcoming host."||(in 5 reviews)|
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|beautiful room||in 5 reviews|
|centrally located||in 4 reviews|
|cynthia||in 26 reviews|
|good breakfast||in 22 reviews|
|great location||in 55 reviews|
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|overlooking two canals||in 4 reviews|
|spacious room||in 26 reviews|
|steep stairs||in 9 reviews|
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|warm and welcoming||in 7 reviews|
Location was great and easy to get to from the airport. Restaurants all around . Thank you for the surprise Birthday! I enjoyed my stay the host was nice and accommodating.
Fabulous location. Lovely room with lots of character. Very hospitable and helpful host & an excellent breakfast.
Location. Location. Location. The Vanguard is located between the mansions on the Golden Bend and the Waldorf Astoria at the intersection of the Herengracht and Reguliersgracht canals from which you can see a total of 15 bridges in different directions. It is one of the most romantic locations in Amsterdam as confirmed by the parade of couples and canal boats pausing for photo ops. On top of that, the custom made breakfasts prepared by former restaurant owner/caterer Cynthia Mertens will get you lovebirds out of bed and ready to tackle the sights of Amsterdam.
The layout of the second floor apartment could have been made better by making the entry to the front room instead of the bedroom. This likely was not done due to the elevated floor in the front room. The result is the water closet and very large bathroom being partitioned off from the joined bedroom and front room. And, of course, since it is an Amsterdam canal home, there are the steep narrow spiral stairs to deal with.
The location was excellent and the rooms were large and very interesting. Special effort was made to accommodate our schedule which was outside the normal check-in and check-out times. Breakfasts were very well presented and the owner provided interesting conversation and perfect tips on restaurants and things to do.
The steep spiral steps to the rooms were a bit of a challenge. I would suggest if you have any difficulties with steps that you carefully consider if this is appropriate. We did manage but carrying luggage up the 40 plus steps was a workout. The amazing room at the top and the views made it worth the effort.
Great Location, great owner, to recommend
based on 187 reviews
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- Spacious rooms
- Impressive bathroom
- Great view
- Good management
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FAQs when booking at The Vanguard
Where is The Vanguard located?
The Vanguard is located at Reguliersgracht 2 in Amsterdam-Centrum, 1 km from the centre of Amsterdam. Joods Historisch Museum is the closest landmark to The Vanguard.
When is check-in time and check-out time at The Vanguard?
Check-in time is 14:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at The Vanguard.
Does The Vanguard offer free Wi-Fi?
Yes, The Vanguard offers free Wi-Fi.
Does The Vanguard offer free parking?
No, The Vanguard does not offer free parking.
Does The Vanguard offer free airport shuttle service?
No, The Vanguard does not offer free airport shuttle service.
How far is The Vanguard from the airport?
The Vanguard is 10.8 km from Amsterdam Schiphol. The Vanguard is 55.2 km from Rotterdam The Hague.
Does The Vanguard have a pool?
No, The Vanguard does not have a pool on-site.
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Most popular landmarks
- Joods Historisch Museum 0.6 km
- Rembrandthuis 0.6 km
- Zuiderkerk 0.7 km
- Begijnhof 0.7 km
- Amsterdam Museum 0.7 km
- Rijksmuseum 0.9 km
About the neighbourhood
Amsterdam-Centrum is known for: city center, canal belt, red light districtMore
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|Amsterdam Schiphol||10.8 km|
|Rotterdam The Hague||55.2 km|
|Amsterdam Centraal||1.6 km|
|Amsterdam Muiderpoort||2.4 km|