Romantic (no smoking) rooms on a lovely canal opposite the Vondelpark. Convenient location, Reasonable prices. We are proud to be awarded the Certificate of Excellence 2014 by our guests on Trip Advisor. "Want to stay with friends? Karen and Paul would love to have you. Easy-going hospitality and a sincere desire to please, make a visit here a charming and personal affair. The McCuskers are doing it for love".....quoted from Virgin Amsterdam City Guide.
4.4 on May 06, 2014
We will always remember our visit to Amsterdam and staying at the B&B. Our stay was wonderful! The room had everything we needed and location was convenient to Vondel Park for morning walks or runs. Very easy to get to local restaurants, stores and to the Museumplein. We appreciated all the little things you've provided---coffee, cereal, milk and pastries. Your homemade breakfast was fantastic. Everything was well organized and clean. We hope to visit again (PS - Thanks for all the extras!!)
4.8 on January 15, 2014
Nous avons séjourné chez Paul et Karen , durant 3 nuits avec nos 3 enfants . Nous avions l'appartement du 2ieme étage , très spacieux et lumineux . Le quartier est très agréable avec tous les commerces à proximité . Le centre ville d'Amsterdam est accessible à pied en traversant le Vondelpark, parc magnifique . Nous avons été accueilli par Paul , très chaleureux , qui a pris le temps de nous donner tous les bons plans et les bonnes adresses ! Le ménage est fait tous les jours et il est très agréable de découvrir une petite sucrerie sur les lits tous les soirs en rentrant ! Il y a du the , du café , des céréales et du lait à volonté . Une super adresse à recommander !
4.0 on August 27, 2013
Our family of 4 enjoyed a few nights at the Canal House which is a few minutes walk from Paul & Karens main bed & breakfast residence. It was self contained with 1 bedroom and 2 single beds in the living area. It was clean and comfortable with a good internet service. It is on the ground level with views over the canal from the living room windows. It was an easy 30 minute walk through the park into the city. The park itself is a great place to spend an afternoon with extensive play equipment for the children and a coffee shop for the adults. Cereal and milk was left for us for breakfast, along with a plentiful supply of local Gin for a night cap.
4.6 on July 28, 2013
A very good place to stay! The room is nice and clean, and have good storage options for your clothes and things. In the hall outside the room is a little kitchen where you find milk, different kinds of cereals, coffe, tea and hot chocolate to make your own breakfast. There is also a fridge where you can keep drinks or food. The owner is welcoming and helpful. He gave us a lot of information about maps, the trams, parking the car with a low charge, and what to do in Amsterdam, etc. This is a B&B where we gladly would stay the next time we come to Amsterdam.
4.4 on July 15, 2013
My husband, daughter and I stayed there for 6 nights and we had a wonderful experience. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the clean and large apartament, chocolates and the special gin that everyday delighted us. The location of the apartment was magnificent, in a quite area next to the canal with beautiful views and near the centre.My daughter enjoyed Vondelpark at 5 minutes walk from the apartment and the good restaurants near it. Without a doubt, we will repeat this B&B when we return to the beautiful Amsterdam.
4.6 on May 16, 2013
This place is not only beautifully located on a lovely canal, it is central to everything. Vondelpark is a lovely walk,and in May when we were there had lots of flowers, cyclists and joggers. The room was large, clean and well thought out, with three large windows overlooking the canal. Paul was extemely helpful and a fount of knowledge. If we ever go back to Amsterdam this is where we will stay. Thanks, Paul. Ross Davidson & Christine van Rossum.
3.6 on March 03, 2013
Nice & clean rooms , very comfortable and romantic. Paul & Karen are very friendly & cooperative.It was nice to spend time in this beautyful stay. Though two little deficites: 1. You need a 30 min walk to reach the center 2. the breakfast consisting of only cereals & milk is a bit short to be honest.
Dear guest and dear reader, thank you for your enthusiasm and your nice review. We would just like to respond to your comment about "deficiencies". Most guests love our location Although it is a good 20 mins walk through the beautiful Vondelpark to the city centre, its also a nice, quiet, leafy area on the canal with lots of restaurants within easy walking distance. Our breakfast is indeed simple. It was Rick Steves who has featured us in his guide book for many years, who advised us to offer this kind of simple breakfast so that we could keep our room rate at a reasonable level. There are at least 5 local places you can have a larger breakfast should you want to. Best regards Paul and Karen
4.4 on August 01, 2012
Wow, what great accommodations...everything in the description on this website and the B&B website is what you get. The innkeepers provided great info on getting around Amsterdam, amenities in the neighborhood and great restaurant recommendations. Between being next to the canal and nearby Vondelpark it was a perfect spot. the garden room was peaceful and large. I plan on staying there the next time I go to Amsterdam. It is by far one of the best places I have stayed.
4.4 on July 16, 2012
This was a great place to stay. They had house keeping everyday. Breakfast available was simple with coffee (both instant and filtered), tea (bags), hot-chocolate and a set of 5 cereals to choose from along with Milk that was provided and the supplies had been kept up every day. Paul was very helpful and provided basic information which proved helpful. Vondel park was just 1 block away and Restaurants are nearby. We liked the Indonesian Restaurant Blauw (I believe and recommended by Paul and Karen) and breakfast place Bean and Bagel. Laundry place nearby was also convenient. There was enough place to park our rental bikes. The notice board with suggestions of a day trip was also very helpful. Public transportation from the place was about 3 to 4 blocks away (5 min. walk). No shoes in the apartment was strange to begin with, but was not a problem. The stairways to the second floor was steep and my younger daughter had problems maneuvering them and I had difficulty taking my 2 big suitcases up and down (although it was only one time each way :-) & Paul helped with 1 of them on our arrival) --Family of 4 (2 adults + 2 kids) from Portland, Oregon, USA
5 on June 26, 2012
We were in four in Canal House in June and we had a wonderful holiday.Paul is a great host and the house is very cool .perfect location for a typical dutch way of life. thx Paul , Roberto e Marcella. p.s. the cherry was unforgettable pp ss. sorry for my bad English
Some rooms with private bathroom. All with cable t.v. Special touches include chocolates on the pillow, complimentary Dutch Blackcurrant Gin (Bessen Jenever) and fresh flowers in your room. All our rooms are Laura Ashley style and very pretty!
Nightly Rate: EUR 75 - EUR 135
Amsterdam, Netherlands (AMS-Schiphol) 9 miles
We are 7 minutes by tram from the city center, van Gogh & Rijksmuseum, on a lovely Amsterdam canal just opposite the entrance to the Vondelpark.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, Looking at the lovely boats and yachts that pass , Zoo
Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, Wi-Fi
Paul Galdermans & Karen McCusker
Dutch, English, French, German, Spanish
cereals and milk plus a surprise breakfast treat