- 2 bedrooms
- 1 bathrooms
- Sleeps 4
Description from the owner
A stone's throw from the Jordaan, this 110 square foot apartment offers a great experience! Living in your own Amsterdam apartment in a canal house from 1755!
Your own entrance and view on the canal. A spacious bathroom with shower, bath, toilet, bidet and 2 handbassins. A cosy kitchen with stove, fridge and all the utilities you need. A large living with a double Auping bed, a couch, flatscreen, wireless internet connection. There is an extra room with very heigh ceilings (4m), Zeitraum beds with eco-comfort matrasses, a couch and flatscreen. This room can be rented for a second couple or for a big family and goes always together with... the apartment because the bathroom has to be shared. The total rent for the extra room is higher.
The interior was renovated in 2007 and decorated in a modern, Dutch design style.
Singel 96 - Bed & Apartment is located in the heart of Amsterdam. A dreamspot for relaxation in the center of Amsterdam!Read more
About the owner
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Overall rating: 4.8 / 5.0 based on 145 reviews and 2 properties
Singel 96 -Bed & Apartment
Amsterdam, North Holland, Holland (Netherlands)
Additional Location Information
Singel 96- Bed & Apartment is located in the heart of Amsterdam, in the historic center. Only 5 minutes walk from Amsterdam Central Station and only 5 minutes walk from the Jordaan. The Singel is one of the 4 famous canals of Amsterdam
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Last updated on September 21, 2014
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For our second room, the rates are Euro 60,= on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. On Friday, Saturday, Sunday the rates are Euro 70,= per night
- Linens Provided
- Local Guides/Maps
- Housekeeping Optional
- Central heating
- Towels Provided
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
- Stove or Oven
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - yes
- Wheelchair accessible - no
- 110 square feet
What Past Guests Are Saying
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72 guest reviews
99% of guests would stay again
A TripAdvisor Member
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Excellent stay and very nice owner
We've enjoyed staying at Carolina's place while visiting Amsterdam.
Carolina's home is clean, and well located.She is very nice .
If we ever go back to Amsterdam we will definitly stay at her place again. Read more
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Response from Carolina van Iperen - 07/27/2014
Dear Ronald, thanks for your nice review! Always a pleasure to have sweet guests as you 2! Enjoy your summer and warm regards from Amsterdam! Ciao, Carolina
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Fair Oaks, California, USA
Immerse yourself in the Amsterdam Experience
Singel 96 is a canal house right in the center of Amsterdam. We rented the bottom flat and an upstairs bedroom. We lived in part of the house owned by Carolina, her husband and 7 year old son. My family felt like we were part of her family. She was available everyday to help us take advantage of all that Amsterdam has to offer. The bottom flat had a really comfy bed and a fold out sofa, a very large bathroom and a kitchen that seats 6. The upstairs bedroom was elegant with 12 foot ceilings an opening onto an enclosed patio and large pieces of original art on the large walls. We felt we couldn't have had a better experience anywhere. I would recommend Singel 96 to anyone who wants to truly experience a slice of Amsterdam. Read more
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Would you recommend this vacation rental to a friend? Yes
Response from Carolina van Iperen - 07/11/2014
Dearest Melanie & girls, thanks for this great review! It was such a pleasure having you with us. Great to see how much energy you shared and the way you explored our beautiful Amsterdam city. We do wish you all a great summertime and warmest regards, Carolina
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Lovely stay in amsterdam at Singel96 Bed & Breakfast
Had a fantastic family experience in amsterdam at Singel96 Bed & Breakfast. The place is cozy, comfortable and very nice, but the best is how their owners make their best to ensure you have anything you need.
I would fully recommend it!
Diego (Argentina) Read more
Response from Carolina van Iperen - 03/24/2014
Ciao Diego, grazias muchas dalla tua bella recensione! E' stato un gran piacere ricevere te e la tua bella famiglia da noi! Tanti salutoni, Carolina
What a magnificent stay we have had here! If you want to enjoy amsterdam in it's historical, genuine, beautiful way, you're at the right place.
No need to look further. And after a good night sleep (very comfortable beds, spacey rooms) you don't have to catch a tram, train, bus, or walk for hours, no...you're there. This is where it all happens if you're into real amsterdam.
Carolina is the most enchanting host of the bed&apartment.; She makes the stay, with her advice, hospitality, knowledge, and sophisticated approach, a complete experience. Definitely not the last time my husband and I will enjoy Singel 96! Read more
Response from Carolina van Iperen - 02/23/2014
Thanks a lot Marjanka & Freerk for your magnificent review! It was a great pleasure having you here! Warmest regards, Carolinaxxx
Ci siamo trovati molto molto bene. Siamo stati 2 giorni io e mia moglie ed abbiamo notato come ogni particolare fosse perfettamente curato, dalla pulizia (perfetta) all' abondanza di ascugamani, cuscini, coperte, alla caffetteria completa, al frigo e alla cucina (elegante ed accessoriata). Carolina si è dimostrata subito estremamente cordiale e preparata alle possibili richieste. Parla anche un perfetto italiano. Ottimi anche I servizi tv ed internet. La zona è eccezzionale: dalla stazione si arriva a piedi, ma è lontana dalla amsterdam piú rissosa . E'alle spalle del quartiere jordan, il più bello della città... meglio di così? Vivamente consigliato! Read more
Response from Carolina van Iperen - 12/01/2013
Carissimi Beatrice e Giuseppe! Grazie dalla vostra compagnia e dalla vostra bellissima recensione! M'ha fatto tanto piacere conoscervi. Buone Feste ed un grande abbraccio, Carolinaxxx
Fantastic apartment in Canal House
I am a dutch person, used to live in amsterdam, that emigrated 10 years ago. Every time I come back to visit amsterdam I stay somewhere I can feel at home, and pretend I live there again, even if it is just for a few days. Singel 96 is fantastic. It's got the perfect location (close to the Jordaan, Amsterdam's best area and the 9 straatjes, and of course, for the tourists it's very close to the anne Frank House.
The apartment feels very spacious, luxurious and best of all, it's in an old grachtenpand (canal house). You've got your own entrance so it's all very private, however, Carolina and Ernst are fabulous; they are warm, welcoming people that ensure you've got everything you need for a great stay. They also allowed us to leave our bags on the last day, which was great. The bathroom and bath are amazing. I couldn't see anything bad, just book it and enjoy! Read more
Response from Carolina van Iperen - 10/23/2013
Hi Monique, thanks a lot for your fantastic review! Hope to see you back with your family! Warmest regards, Carolina
A wonderful place to stay
Our week-long stay in Singel 96 was a wonderful experience. Carolina and her brother Jan were perfect hosts, very friendly and helpful. Our family of four felt comfortable and at home in the apartment which stayed cool during a rare heatwave that week. We couldn't have asked for a better location: a short walk away from the train station, convenient for all our walks around amsterdam. We loved the neighborhood and some of our best memories will be of our family relaxing as we sat and watched the boats go by on the Singel canal in the evening. I highly recommend this lovely apartment run by a very professional and personable host, Carolina. Read more
Response from Carolina van Iperen - 07/31/2013
Merci bien Stephanie de votre super-review! C'etait un grand plaisir d'avoir eu ta famille chez nous! Un bisou, Carolina
Home away from Home (From Texas to amsterdam)
We selected the Singel 96 apartment based on the terrific reviews it received. We stayed 6 nights and it was home away from home. We were very comfortable in the apartment and it was great to have a kitchen with refrigerator, coffee pot, hot water pot and plenty of dishes. We never used the little stove, but we used everything else. The bathroom was very big and the first night after seeing the huge bathtub...I knew immediately that I needed to unwind by soaking in it! Carolina was a delight and she was kind enough to check up on us nearly every evening to see if she could help us in any way. We were in amsterdam during the Keukenhof tulip season and she gave us instructions on how to take the train and bus to the Keukenhof gardens. My husband and I thought the location was ideal. We walked just about everywhere and we enjoyed the weather and the people. We appreciated the use of the washer and dryer in the apartment. We also had a nice TV w/ CNN World Wide News and BBC News.
Atlantic Beach, FL
Large apartment on Singel Canal
Singel 96 is a very large apartment (the whole bottom level of a canal house) well located near restaurants, nightlife, shopping, and transportation. It is also a short walk from Centraal Station which has great access to the airport, so no taxis necessary. We got a 48-hour transit pass and used the trams and busses (only 1 1/2 blocks away) for all our non-walking journeys. The apartment is full of great art too (why are those people on the beach sraring into the sky?)!
Wonderful owner! Very convenient and great apartment1
Carolina is great and very helpful!!! What a lovely family.
Super easy transport from/to airport and Central Station (and the apartment is just a short stroll from/to Central Station along the Singel). The apartment is conveniently located to sites such as Dam Square, Ann Frank House, etc. so it was very easy to get around. We had 6 people (age ranged from 3 to 72 years) and it was perfect for all of us.
The apartment was great and the extra room is perfect to relax in (drinking tea/coffee and writing a post card comes to mind).
Highly recommend it and would definitely stay there again!
Just come back from a lovely stay at Singel 96 with 3 other friends. We couldn't have asked for a better place to have rented. The apartment was spacious and clean, located in the most perfect area. Carolina was really helpful and a great host. Would recommend to stay here highly! Read more
Response from Carolina van Iperen - 07/03/2013
Grazie mille Katharine! Warm regards, Carolina
Milla and Samuli
Great location and wonderful apartment
We really enjoyd staying here for six nights! The apartment has everything you might need and it's very cozy. The most we loved the huge and clean bathroom with it's large bathtub - it was very nice to take a long bath after a busy day in the city. Location is excellent as it only takes a few minutes to walk to Dam square or Jordaan. Carolina was most helpful and made us feel welcome. This apartment was exactly how we imagined it to be, and we will definately stay here again! Read more
Response from Carolina van Iperen - 06/11/2013
Dear Milla and Samuli, thanks a lot for your stay and warmest words!
Marcus & Veronica
Belo Horizonte - Brazil
Really good studio, very well decorated and super confortable bed!
The canal is so charming and the location is very central and romantic!!
We just loved our stay!
We really enjoyed our stay on the Singel. We stayed with our 2 young children (ages 3 & 20month old) and Carolina provided a baby cot & high chair & a single bed for my daughter. Carolina was an attentive host and greeted us on arrival and was there for the departure. She also provided us with great tips for places to eat with the family. The location was great, walking distance to all major sites. We would highly recommend this listing.
The best !!
This is the first time we travel to Europe by our own. Carolina, she is very helpful , provide every little things that can comfort her guest. The decoration is very nice and clean. The location is perfect, every places seems close to this house. If we go back to amsterdam, we dont hesitate to stay with her again.
A "10-minute" Location & Superb Hospitality
Excellent location & Superb Hospitality! The location is perfect! It is only a 10-minute walk to the amsterdam Centraal Station, Dam Square and many supermarkets and restaurants.
It was a great experience to stay in a 200 years old monumental house by the canal in amsterdam! The apartment is clean with a very spacious room and toilet. The kitchen is fully equipped and thus is great if you would like to do some cooking during your stay in amsterdam.
Carolina was extremely helpful throughout our 4 nights stay there. She was very enthusiastic and recommended many activities to us and even offered to make restaurant reservations for us! She was so thoughtful to even include a crumpled map for her guests to use during their stay as a map from the tourist information counter cost Eur 2.50!
I will definitely go back if I visit amsterdam again!
Con mi marido y dos hijos adolescentes pasamos 3 dìas fabulosos en la casa de Carolina. El departamento esta ubicado en el semi subsuelo de una casa del 1700 y pico. Está remodelado a nuevo, con un baño enorme y una cocina con muy lindos detalles de decoraciòn. Todo està impecablemente limpio.
La cama merece un comentario aparte, enorme y super còmoda!!!
Carolina es un amor de persona, muy càlida y atenta a todo lo que necesitàbamos. Nos recibiò con un ramo de tulipanes, bombones y caramelos tìpicos de Holanda, nos diò consejos de lugares que podìamos visitar, mapas, revistas y folletos. Como hacìa mucho frìo nos trajo mantas extra.
La ubicaciòn es perfecta. Està a 10 minutos caminando (con valijas) de amsterdam Centraal, igual del centro històrico, de la zona comercial, del Jordan, es ideal!!! Desde la cama podès observar el canal Singel.
Nos gustò absolutamente todo en especial la calidez y simpatìa de Carolina, cuando nos despedimos sentimos que hacìa mucho mucho la conocìamos, serà por compartir raices italianas!!!
Mil Gracias, Carolina!!! La mejor hostess de nuestro viaje!!!
Beste Lage, schoene Zimmer, nette Vermieterin, nur zu empfehlen!
Die Wohnung liegt optimal in einer der besten Gegenden fuer ausfluege direkt in die Innenstadt. Man benoetigt von dieser Wohnung aus keine Metro oder Fahrraeder, um die City bequem zu erreichen.
Parken sollte man in dem Nahe gelegenden "bos en Lommer"-P&R; fuer 8€/24h. Vor Ort kostet das Parken leider 5€/1h, wenn man einen Parkplatz erwischt.
Die Wohnung selber ist super geraeumig. Ein großes Wohnzimmer mit freiem Internet und internationalem TV ist im Preis inbegriffen. Das Badezimmer ist ebenfalls riesig und sehr sauber. Badewanne, Dusche, BD und 2 Waschbecken zaehlen neben der Toilette zum Inventar. In der Kueche ist ebenfalls viel Platz zum fruehstuecken. Kuehlschrank, Kaffeemaschine und Ofen mit Gasherd laeßt keine Wuensche offen. Genutzt haben wir aber hier die naheliegenden Cafés und Baeckereien, die ein reichhaltiges Fruehstueck boten.
Auschecken sollte man gegen 10.00h, aber fuer unser Gepaeck wurde gesorgt, so dass wir unsere Koffer erst um 16.00h abholen konnten und so nicht extra das auto aus der Parkgarage holen mußten. Danke.
Die Vermieter sind sehr sehr nett. Wir wurden herzlich von Carolina empfangen und erhielten eine umfassende Information ueber die Wohnung und auch ueber amsterdam selber. Umfangreiches Infomaterial liegt zur Einsicht in der Wohnung. Wer sich also nicht schon vorab ueber amsterdam informiert hat, kann dies mit dem Infomaterial in verschiedenen Sprachen ausgiebig tun.
An dieser Stelle sei noch erwaehnt: Wir (Ehepaar mit 2 Teenagern) haben uns richtig wohl gefuehlt und koennen den aufenthalt ohne Einschraenkungen weiterempfehlen.
great location in amsterdam
We had a wonderful pre-Christmas visit at the very cozy Singel 96 apartment. Perfect location for visitors, very convenient for airport & train & walkable. Carolina really took care of us, good suggestions for restaurants, stores. Mark H., Washington, DC
CK and JF
It feels like home~
We were at amsterdam on November 2012 and had 3 nights stay over at Singel 86.
A simple sentence which best describe our stay will be
"it feels like home"
A cosy apartment with all the essential items provided.
Maps and travel guide books are provided; it is so thoughtful of Carolina to be able to pay attention to even small little details to make the travellers feel like being home.
Space & hospitality
This is a huge space--the bathroom alone is bigger than the normal amsterdam hotel room--with comfortable bed, great kitchen, big living room and even laundry facilities. It's located near the station and walking distance to most sites. The owner, Carolina, couldn't be kinder or more helpful.
The ceiling is low--probably not comfortable for people over 6' tall.
Great week end in amsterdam
We stayed at Singel for 4days with our children, we had a wonderful Time thanks to our host Carolina.
Very charming apartment very good location closed to central station but peaceful at nigth,
Excellent apartment, Lovely Host & Perfect Location!
We were so pleased with our luck in finding this apartment. Singel 96 was located perfectly to suit our taste - close enough to everything a tourist would want to experience, but far enough away from the tourist traffic to allow us the feeling of experiencing the city as a local. The apartment had all the amenities we needed, and was very clean with a comfortable bed. Carolina is a gracious and perfect host with plenty of great recommendations and tips. On her recommendations, we enjoyed excellent neighborhood restaurants and pop-up markets. While it didn't pose much of an issue for us (except when wearing high heels), I should mention that this apartment is located on a bottom floor, and the entryway and ceiling beams are a bit low. Someone a few inches over six feet tall may need to exercise caution in this apartment.
Stylish and affordable apartment in a great location - the best
We stayed at this apartment for 4 nights at the start of our 3 week European trip and was so impressed by our gorgeous apartment situated on the pretty little Blauwburg canal.
We arrived around 9am on a Sunday morning and was able to store our luggage at Carolina's house (which is just around the corner) until check in later that afternoon which was very helpful after our long flight from Sydney. Carolina was so lovely and accommodating to us which we were so grateful for.
The apartment itself may have been a shop originally as it has a very large front window, pull open the blinds and you get a gorgeous view of the beautiful little Blauwburg canal. The renovated, studio apartment is stylish and has everything you need to make your stay in amsterdam comfortable.
I looked for accommodation for some time in amsterdam before choosing Blauwburg apartment, looking at hotel options in the area which seemed quite expensive for what they offered, it won hands down on cost, location and the beautiful, newly renovated fitout.
The apartment is located so close to the nine streets (the best shopping precinct in amsterdam) some great restaurants (I must recommend Max which is just over the street, this place is a gem!) and walking or cycling distance to the museums and other attractions along with central station (if you need to get the train back to the airport which I would recommend as the taxis are very expensive to and from the airport).
If we went back to amsterdam I would definately be staying at the beautiful Blauwburg apartment again, I highly recommend it.
Excellent stay at Singel 96
The location of the the appartment is perfect and our host, Carolina, was extremely helpful. The appartment is larger than average (huge bath and very comfortable bed) and the decor is simple yet stylish.
Carolina provides lots of little extras such as coffee, tea, soap, shampoo etc. We would definately stay here again.
Sunshine Coast, Australia
Traditional Dutch accommodation in awesome location
We absolutely loved staying at Singel 96, Carolina is lovely and made us feel very welcome. We stayed in amsterdam because of a family wedding and because of it's central location, we were able to walk to all the different destinations. The home has a traditional Dutch feel to it, which is what I liked best. It made me very proud to be a Dutchy, bringing my family here from australia. Thanks Carolina :)
John In NYC
Can't recommend enough...
I can go on and on but I really don't need to...just stay here. Carolina will make you feel as though you are a family friend spending time in her beautiful city.
We stayed for four nights, with our two young children, and had a wonderful stay. The apartment is in a great, pretty location, it's well appointed, has a fast washer and seperate dryer, and has a modern bathroom you can land a plane in!
Upon our checkout, when Carolina pressed us for something she could improve upon for future guests, we honestly couldn't think of a thing! Would stay again and recommend in a heartbeat!
Very well positioned, really comfortable and well equipped flat.
Carolina is a delightful host, always willing to suggest places to visit and really friendly. She took a lot of trouble to make things enjoyable and when we left two wallets in the safe posted them on securely and was totally reassuring about the procedure. They arrived safely within a few days. We should love to stay there again. The TV gets BBC 1 and 2 and the kitchen is easy to use to prepare meals.
This apartment was in a great location, including an easy 10 minute walk from the train station. Spacious with a beautiful view of the canal. Washer/dryer, kitchen - everything you could want in an apartment.
The only negative for us was that we visited amsterdam on an unusually warm weekend, in the mid 90's. I believe this type of heat is not typical, but a fan in the apartment would have been useful to circulate the air and muffle a bit of street noise.
All in all, we would definite recommend this apartment and would stay there again ourselves.
Perfect apartment for amsterdam Stay
This apartment was just what we were looking for. It is beautifully decorated, well maintained, with a nice kitchen, very comfortable bed and a large bath. The location was perfect for us. Just 10 min. walk from train station. It is close to many wonderful restaurants, shopping and sight seeing. My husband and I stayed in this apartment and rented a separate beautiful, large, bedroom upstairs for our 2 teenage children. They had their own television and music. It was the perfect set up.
Familia con niños pequeños
En el corazón amsterdam
Estuvimos un matrimonio con dos niños pequeños en este cómodo, práctico y céntrico apartamento.
Mark and Illona
Great place, great location!
We stayed here in May for a week with our two boys aged 9 and 8, it was there first time in amsterdam but we had been there many times before. Having stayed in so many places in amsterdam on previous trips, none could compare to Singel 96. Not only did it offer the chance to stay in a canal house, but the apartment had everything we needed and more, the free wifi, tv and numerous tourist brochures made our stay very easy. Located in the Jordaan district, I would not stay anywhere else now, close enough to everything, but far enough away from all the tourists, the Jordaan is the nicest area of amsterdam in my opinion, great little shops and cafes.
Last but certainly not least, there is Carolina, the perfect host! So friendly and helpful, she turned out to be as wonderful as everyone has made her to be in their reviews. We will definitely be back one day, hopefully it won't be too long to wait! Read more
Response from Carolina van Iperen - 07/31/2012
Thanks dear Illona & Mark for your super review! Lots of warm regards, Carolinaxxx
Perth Western Australia
Very central to it all.
We were made very welcome on arrival. Our room was comfortable. Nothing was too much trouble. Carolina and her husband would bend backwards to satisfy you. Very central to everything. Nice cafes close by.
The only thing I would like to have had would be a window for fresh air into the room and a lock on the door.
Other than that it was a wonderful stay.
Great apartment, great location
Beautiful inside and out with everything on your doorstep, great restaurants, coffee shops and markets along with the 9 shopping streets!
A really lovely place to stay. We only had a short trip but great cooking facilities as well for longer stays
excellent stay in the heart of a lovely amsterdam neighbourhood
Carolina gave us a warm welcome and made sure we wouldn't miss any of the amsterdam highlights.
The apartment is beautifully situated in a lovely neighbourhood and has all that's necessary to enjoy your stay in this wonderful city!
Roeland Park, Kansas USA
A perfect location and lots of space
We were really pleased with the accommodations at Singel 96. The apartment was a great value considering the lovely area, the size of the apartment, and the ease of reaching Central Station. From Central Station you have many options of public transportation. There were no surprises. The description and photos on the web site were accurate. Carolina was very friendly and provided a lot of little extras, such as listings of sites and restaurants in the area, umbrellas, guidebooks, and chairs to sit by the canal. Having a clothes washer and dryer in the apartment was very important to us. We have friends in amsterdam, so we will be back and will stay at Singel 96 again.
Hedi Dangoor Isachar
A great week in amsterdam
A super location at the Jordan neighborhood , very nice owner, good facilities. Huge bathroom and a nice fully equipped kitchen . Everything is clean and big.
The only problem is the fact that the place is 3 steps below street level and is a bit dark and dump, but the benefits are bigger then the flaws.
I will defiantly want to come again or move there...
Very much recommend it!!
harlow, essex, england
we stayed at singel 96 in mid june 2012 i have been to amsterdam many times but always opted to stay in a hotel, this time i wanted to stay in an apartment and boy did i pick the right one , the apartment is very shabby chic and spacious and carolina the owner is very friendly and helpful, this place is a must for everyone.
Roger and Jean
A spacious apartment in a great location.
From our welcome by Carolina through to our departure we were made most welcome - including the birthday bottle of wine and organising a restaurant booking that commenced with complementary Champagne. Very spacious and highly recomended - we will be back when next uin amsterdam.
We spent three nights at Signal 96 and had a lovely time. The apartment is quite big, very comfortable, and has plenty of amenities. The location is excellent, making it easy to get around. Our hosts were great as well. We enjoyed our stay and would absolutely stay again!
Mio marito ed io abbiamo soggiornato nella camera al piano rialzato, mentre i nostri amici con i bambini nell'appartamento sottostante.
E' stato tutto molto confortevole in quanto l'appartamento è molto confortevole e si trova in pieno centro.
Torneremo sicuramente a trovare Carolina e la sua famiglia.
Comfortable and Great Location
Ideal location on the edge of the Jordaan and very close to centre. Lots of local amenities within walking distance.
Flat authentically Dutch,comfortable,spacious and with good facilities.
At Home in the middle of it all sums up Singel 96!
Had a wonderfully easy stay at Singel 96. Charming & welcoming hosts, well positioned accommodation, plenty of room, a kitchen, washing machine & dryer all a bonus...and a gorgeous big bath to soak away some of the aches & pains of travelling/sightseeing. The weather was miserable for the first couple of days but the apartment was cosy and warm; and the vase of fresh tulips a delightful touch.
a couple of minutes walk and you are in the middle of the centre, but far enough away to enjoy some peace & quiet too...plenty to do, plenty to see, and plenty of places to eat & drink. Don't bother buying maps and guide books...Carolina has provided it all!
Will get back there. Have promised ourselves.
A most wonderful aparrtment
We were welcomed by Carolina who gave us lots of information about amsterdam. The apartment was perfect for two adults and two teenage boys. It was perfect for exploring amsterdam and was a 8 minute walk from Central station. We could not have asked for anything better. I will definitely recommend it to my friends and if i should return I would most definitely stay here. Thank you so much for a wonderful holiday in amsterdam. There was ahge bathroom with bath and shower as well as a fully equipped kitchen that was quite quirky! It was warm and comfortable. An excellent place to stay for exploring amsterdamj aqs most sights are within walking distance.
Das appartement ist mitten im angesagten Viertel der altstadt. Cafés, Restaurants, Museen, Shops - alles zu Fuß schnell zu erreichen. Das appartement ist schön eingerichtet, sauber und großzügig. Wir waren zu viert und hatten viel Platz. Die Vermieter sind sehr nett und hilfsbereit.
Wir kommen auf alle Fälle wieder.
Rio de Janeiro
Very confortable and charming apartment ! We feel like at home :)
Just Perfect ...
Lauren & Mike G
Cherry Hill, NJ USA
We stayed 3/14-3/17 2012 and had a wonderful exprience! Carolina was awesome and very helpful and accommodating!! The apartment was super close to everything but far enough away we never had any noise issues. It was super close to amsterdam's central station and an easy walk to bars, red light district, canal tours ect. I would stay at this apartment when we come back amsterdam again! I would reccomend Carolina and her house to everyone!
Lovely apartment in superb location
On arrival we were met by Carolina's husband who was welcoming and friendly and showed us the apartment. It was a lovely size with a huge bed and lovely large bathroom and well equipped kitchen.Everything was clean and there were shower gels etc in bathroom which is unusual in an apartment. The shower was excellent and there was also a large bath.It was clean and lovely and warm with radiators that you could adjust as you wanted.Carolina called in the evening and was a warm friendly woman who wanted us to enjoy amsterdam and what it had to offer.She had left a list of local restaurants to visit with comments, but we did all our cooking in the apartment. We both felt she had a genuine interest in wanting us to see the sights etc and again there was a list of places to see but also lots of books and maps etc.which we thought was a really good idea. We walked everywhere and the local supermarket was more than adequate for all our needs. Although we were wary being fairly close to the station in fact we needn't have been as the location was brilliant and quiet.It felt very personal to have the owners living above which was good. There were no negatives and we would highly recommend the apartment
Gianfranco & Carla
Gudo Visconti (MI) - Italy
We were received from Carolina, who surprisingly speaks Italian, the apartment is located in a strategic area, the best of amsterdam just a walk distance, it's clean, quiet, on the channel, ideal for families up to 5 people.
There is no breakfast, but the valuable Carolina's advice will direct you in the best cafe in the area, the Baton, for dinner suggestions are magic, do not miss a dinner at Max 5 minutes from the apartment.
Wonderful place to experience amsterdam
This was a return visit to Singel 96 and as good or better than the first visit. The first time I stayed at this wonderful apartment, I only had 2 nights so this experience was even better as I had 8 nights to enjoy the accomodations. Singel 96 is spacious, yet cozy and comfortable and convenient to all that amsterdam has to offer. The owner, Carolina, is a delightful lady that is both helpful and caring about her guests. She made recommendations on local sights, restaurants and local areas of interest as well as making sure that when a taxi was ordered to go to the airport, it was on it's way and on time. I didn't get to meet Carolina on my first visit but this time my wife and I had the good fortune of meeting Carolina and really getting to chat and know her. She always checked on us each day to make sure everything was OK, that we were warm enough and inquire as to how our day had gone that day. We feel we have made a lifelong friend in Carolina. I said after my first experience that if I ever returned to amsterdam, I would again stay at Singel 96. If I return in the future I will stay again as well as be happy to provide a recommendation to anyone that plans a trip or wants to know more about our experience. Thanks you Carolina for another wonderful visit and I hope we will meet again. Ciao
Mike and Heleen
Wonderful stay at Singel 96!!
We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful decorated apartment, so spacious and comfortable. We loved the comfy bed, huge bathroom with thick white towels and heated rail, interesting lights and plenty plugs. Carolina is the perfect host! Location couldn't be better. We had breakfast at the table with a view on the canal and even cooked a pasta dinner in the well-equiped kitchen. Thank you Carolina!
girls time in amsterdam
We could not have been happier with our stay in amsterdam at the Singel 96. The apartment is beautifully decorated, and immaculate. The kitchen is very artsy and fully equipped. The apartment has an excellent location, right on the canal so we could sit outside and watch the boats pass by , or the swans and ducks swimming. We were able to walk from central station, and in fact anywhere we wanted to go, because of the great location. Carolina was very helpful and kind, and we only wish we could come back again soon!
excellent stay in amsterdam
we stayed five nights in singel 96 at the end of october and we would recommend it to anyone looking for a holiday apartment in amsterdam.
the location is perfect. on one side of singel is the dam square area and, on the other, is the jordaan. both are within easy walking distance. so is centraal station which is the start/end of most of the tram lines. you have restaurants and cafes and a supermarket close by and lots of smaller shops even closer, including a neighborhood fromagerie.
as for the apartment itself, it's clean, comfortable and very spacious. quite sizeable living room, and bathroom. everything that you need is provided, bed linens, bath linens, bath accessories, things that you'll have in your own kitchen at home.
and last but not least, carolina is an excellent host. she's friendly, warm and very accommodating. we couldn't work the cable box attached to the tv and she came right down to teach us again how to do it. the plugs of my notebook charger, phone charger, etc. were not the same as the plugs in amsterdam and she kindly provided an adaptor. she makes you feel like no request is too difficult and we really appreciated that.
we had a lovely time carolina, thank you. :)
Staying with Caroline was wonderful! Thanks for the great stay.
The stay at Caroline's appartment was wonderful. She was very flexibel with getting the keys and keeping it til late afternoon the day we left. She gave us a lot of nive recommendations where to go, eat, shop, park etc. I would absolutely recommend to stay there for your amsterdam trip!
Greg & Anaya
Market Harborough, England
Cozy, warm and welcoming apartment ideally located !!
Myself and partner visited amsterdam for the first time, and after staying in non-personalised hotels in other city's we wanted to try something a little different. After extremely good communication beforehand via email, we arrived and were very warmly greeted by Carolina. The apartment is full of personal touches that made the stay more than comfortable - needless to say we were not disappointed. Carolina was really great offering advice on local restaurants and local places to visit. The apartment is located on the Singel which is the first canal in from the centre, so the location was fabulous - centrally located so you can walk 15 paces to a bridge, turn left and walk into the touristy areas within about 5 mins, or turn right and explore more traditional markets, restaurants and bars. The facilities were above and beyond - a fully equipped kitchen with everything you would need, including fresh coffee, and a bathroom with a huge bath to relax in (great if you choose to rent bikes and feel a bit creaky the next day). Visiting in October is was really nice to have a warm retreat to return to after an evening out, the bed was very comfortable - we thoroughly enjoyed our stay! We visited for a long weekend, and I only wished we had planned to stay longer. We would not hesitate to recommend both the apartment and Carolina to anyone (in fact we already have), on returning to amsterdam would choose Singel 96 in a heartbeat.
Whangarei, New Zealand
We were welcomed on arrival and Carolina was very friendly and full of helpful suggestions of places to visit. The apartment is in a canal house and looks straight out on to the singel canal with the boats passing by - absolutely fabulous spot. It is an easy walk to Dam Square and anne Frank House.
The apartment is full of character and we would definately recommend it to our friends.
top spot, top value
The property is in a fantastic location, right next to a canal,lots of restaurants close, and shops also. The landlady is wonderful,checkin very easy. The premises beautifully clean and well appointed. Laundry facilities were great, kitchen was great, bathroom wonderful. Bed was most comfortable, little touches of fresh flowers, much appreciated. Would stay again anytime.
John and Joan Smith
STAINES, MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND
An ideal place to enjoy amsterdam
We were welcomed by Carolina and Ernst who were waiting for us at the estimated time. It was a warm and friendly welcome with a tour of the flat and lots of advice and recommendations for the best places in the neighbourhood.
The flat is very spacious, comfortable and clean. The twin mattressed bed was extremely comfortable - we always slept late. Bathroom very large and fully equipped: Separate bath and shower, 2 basins and a bidet!
Kitchen just big enough to eat in, we did not cook but there is a proper gas stove and a small fridge and all utensils, so cooking would be easy. We made sandwiches most days to save looking for a (late) lunch. The living/sleeping area is very large (we did not need to use the extra room upstairs). The TV has English language programmes as well as local and others.
The location is excellent, very close to central amsterdam and about 2 minutes to the nearest tram stop; 10 minutes walk to Central Station and the same to The Dam. It is away from the hurly-burly of the central part of Old amsterdam, and is on the first canal around the city, The Singel. Singel 96 is on the bank facing the city, a quieter location. A really handsome scene.
For travelling about we bought the GVB travel card valid on trams and buses, it lasts from 1 day up to 7 days and works out quite cheaply. e,g, 4 days E19.50.
The area is full of places to eat and some very good pubs too, all walkable: Carolina has advice on all of these. She provides a list of all the best places! She is also pleased to hear of anything new that the guests have discovered.
We enjoyed our stay very much and will return when we visit amsterdam again.
The apples from Carolina's garden were the best we've ever eaten!
We thoroughly recommend this flat for its location and charm.
A wonderful stay in sunny amsterdam
Carolina was the perfect host for our weekend in amsterdam. The apartment is in a great location - a short walk from the train station but you feel as if you're staying in a local neighbourhood rather than with other tourists. Perfectly situated to walk to all the best spots in the city and some lovely restaurants nearby. Lovely and clean with a very comfortable bed and all those extra touches to make your stay as relaxing as possible. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend it to anyone else looking for a special place to stay in a great city.
Hidden gem in the Jordan
Singel 96 is a nice and spacious appartment, close to public transport and close to nice bars and restaurants. Comfortable bed, big and clean bathroom, own little kitchen and enough space to feel like home.
Carolina is very friendly and they are very flexible regarding time of arrival. Definitely worth staying!
Singel 96 was a great place to stay
Singel 96 was a great place to stay. My friend and I stayed for 5 nights in early april of this year. I have visited amsterdam about 10 times and Singel 96 has been the best accommodations while visiting.
You have your own apartment on a beautiful canal street. And if you are into cooking, you have a kitchen with pretty much all the appliances you need. The grocery store is a 5- to 10-minute walk and having a homemade meal was tastier than going out to eat. Also, it saved a good amount of money to have almost all meals at home.
The bathroom was the best. Having stayed at many hotels in amsterdam over the years, this was the biggest and nicest bathroom I have had. You have 2 sinks, a tub if you want to take a bath, and a standing shower as well.
Going out each day and coming back to your own apartment was relaxing and something to look forward to. And, you could open your door and just people watch/boat watch on the beautiful Singel Canal in your own apartment accommodations from Singel 96.
Family With Children.
Family Run accommodation.
It was a nice surprise to learn that a washing machine and clothes dryer are provided at Singel 96 as this allowed us to travel lightly. After long days sight seeing, it was good to come back to this cosy but spacious apartment, have a relaxing bath and shower in a family size bathroom and a good night sleep on a very comfortable bed. Welcoming and friendly Singel 96 owners even went out of their way in arranging an au pair for our children. We will be visiting amsterdam next year and hope to stay at Single 96 again.
Experience how the locals live
The location is perfect - situated in a lovely part of amsterdam and just a couple of minutes from Central Station.
Carolina, the host, was extremely helpful and welcoming right from the point of booking. She provided lots of information about places to visit and where to eat and drink. The apartment itself is huge and the beds are extremely comfortable. The whole place was spotless and nice to return to after a full day's sighseeing.
The owners live upstairs and you can hear people moving about - whilst this didn't bother us, if you are a light sleeper, it may be a problem.
Angela C. from CT, USA
Great apartment, Great Location, Great People!
Very Refreshing! All the excellent reviews I read were spot on!
Singel 96 is a wonderful, clean apartment in a great part of amsterdam. It is a very short walk from the Centraal Station (train) in a safe, yet lively part of the city. Only a few blocks to anne Frank house, canal tour stops, and many great shops, pubs, restaurants. All of Carolina's recommendations were very good and she is a charming host. The apartment was WiFi and eclectic art that give an Uber vibe -- and a huge bathroom with separate tub & shower --> not something you will find in many hotels in Netherlands. We traveled with our 6-year-old daughter and she had a great time, too. We felt very safe. Everything felt within reach, and the comfort of the apartment made me feel we were really amsterdam city dwellers -- even if only a few nights.
We will definitely stay here again!!!
great stay !
wonderful accommodation right in the middle of town! what a bathtub!! lovely host! we will be back :)
Comfortable and Quiet retreat in the heart of the city
Carolina was a very welcoming and friendly host. The flat is very well equipped with all the amenities available to make it feel like a home. The lovely canal house is itself part of the amsterdam scenery and is also modernly furnished inside. Best of all, its location in the Jordaan neighbourhood makes it a highly convenient base from which to explore amsterdam and get to the train station.
Cosy, very central apartment, very nice landlord
We stayed only two nights though, but the the apartment is perfect for people visiting amsterdam with friends/family. Carolina was very nice and helpful, the apartment was clean and prepared as a hotel room. It is located in the very center of amsterdam near to everything one probably would like to visit, as well as from the central station. The only minus point is that it is in the basement, so you cannot enjoy the view to the canals very much, but you can sit and have breakfast in front of the house instead and then this problem is solved.
we were greeted by the owner of this beautiful flat in central amsterdam with smiles kisses and a very warm welcome.
My girlfriend and i had a wonderfully romantic stay in this fine city and the apartment complimented my plans completely. Very impresse with the bathroom and the kitche was more than we needed but to be able to make our own coffee and tea in the morning with space was brilliant notto mention the can of lovely espresso left for our use ... nice touch carolina!
So moslty fabulous however a few points to make the stay even more perfect; lovely king size bed,,, but why is it actually 2 singles that slide apart during the night! some milk and bubble bath in the flat would have been nice.
Otherwise lovely and we would come back but i will call caroline first to check the bed !!!
The apartment is really nice, in a beautiful neighbourhood and in a central location (5 min. walking fron the Rail Station).
Carolina is a wonderful hostess: she's careful, helpful and she gave us a lot of advices for our excursions and for the nicest restaurants.
For those who want to visit amsterdam, I heartily recommend to book her B&B;!!
BILL & MAXINE FRANKS
LETHBRIDGE , VICTORIA , AUSTRALIA
The apartment and Carolina were fantastic
Being extremely pleased with the apartment and Carolina , motivated us to write our first review . We researched extensively prior to choosing Singel 96 ; worried about getting caught with an apartment that did not match up with the advertisement - we need not have worried . It was fantastic . Location , Location . Well, it is right in the heart of amsterdam : how more central can you get . Everything is within walking distance / tram . The apartment contains a kitchen , bathroom and bedroom/lounge room . The kitchen is compact , but adequate : the bathroom is large containing a good sized shower , bath , toilet , bidet and two basins . The bed is two king singles joined - very comfortable . The lounge room is spacious with a table(4 chairs) and a sofa suite .There are two deck chairs supplied to sit outside beside the canal to enjoy the atmosphere . A washing machine and dryer are also supplied . Flowers added to the kitchen and lounge tables were a nice touch .Wireless internet supplied free . What was also appreciated was Carolina's advice on local issues and sights , etc ,.Being reticent to give a perfect score of 10 , as nothing is perfect , our score is 9.9 .. We really enjoyed staying with you Carolina and if we come back to amsterdam , we have your number .
Bill & Maxine Franks
Comfortable apartment in perfect location.
We had a really good stay in Singel96. Carolina was a really friendly and welcoming hostess. The apartment was decorated to a very high standard and contained every thing we needed.
The location was perfect. It was within easy walking distance from the train station and the lovely Jordaan district.
We would certainly recommend the apartment to anyone planning to stay in amsterdam.
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great and authentic place to stay. lovely interiour and the owner supports and helps you with tips and advises for amsterdam. i can only recommend this place and would definetley book again!!!
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