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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The only thing about the hotel was location and the Staff. The rooms are extremely small. Our friends were given a room with no windows in it.Our room had a shower and seperate toilet. The shower room was really smelly and you had to keep the door shut because of it.The toilet was so small if you sat down on...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Lovely little hotel which is perfectly located for central Amsterdam but is very quiet. You walk straight out onto the canal. Good breakfast, REALLY comfy beds. Would stay here again. Staff are very helpful And friendly

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Thank Cwhit83
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Just returned from a lovely weekend break in Amsterdam. Stayed at Max brown for 2 nights. The receptionists were the best I have ever encountered in a hotel! Amazing. Lovely boutique bed and breakfast. Our room was up the stairs, but all the quirks added to the charm of the hotel. We had 2 beds as we had our daughter...

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Alberta, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I recently visited Max Brown Canal District as a part of a group of 2 travelers. Out of the 6 of us, two couples purchased canal rooms while I chose to book a standard room because it was listed as being larger. The rooms were all very cozy, clean & comfortable (though very small.) Of the two canal rooms booked...

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Nadine S, Manager at Max Brown Hotel Canal District, responded to this review

Dear TLTravelTrips, Thank you and your friends for being our guests and for your kind feedback! Delighted to hear you enjoyed the hotels perfect central location, our crew and the complimentary breakfast :) Just to come back on the room types, the room your stayed in the a standard or as we call it 'small' type and the ones your...

Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A little gem of a hotel. The location on the side of the canal is ideal for strolling around and within easy reach of Central Station for the start of canal and sight seeing tours. I had lost my asthma inhaler on the way to the hotel and Josephine made enquiries at a chemist and then made me an appointment...

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Nadine S, Manager at Max Brown Hotel Canal District, responded to this review

Dear Dorothy D, So very nice reading your review on your recent stay with us! Makes us all verfy proud and happy to hear you had a great time in Amsterdam and we were the perfect base for it. We passed your kind words to Josephine and she is off course delighted to hear your trip worked out well :)...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fantastic !ocation . Quirky interior, cozy and welcoming . Staff couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. Room small but adequate. Only a couple of small points... No bedside table and not able to put bedside light off without getting out of bed and switching off at the door. No coffee in room only tea and tin mugs got too...

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Nadine S, Manager at Max Brown Hotel Canal District, responded to this review

Dear Ruth, Thank you for your stay and feedback! I will share your very kind words with our crew :) We appreciate all feedback and will take your points on board to keep improving and making sure our guests leave happy! Warm wishes, Nadine Simons

Normanton, Wakefield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great location, close to the station and the central zone but in a quiet street. Room we had was fairly small but had everything you need for a short stay (the stairs are difficult after a night out). Staff very friendly and they have a lovely little bar. A great place to stay I would recommend.

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Nadine S, Manager at Max Brown Hotel Canal District, responded to this review

Dear Normowl, Super happy to read your kind review of your stay in our Urban Residence! Good to hear you enjoyed the hotels location, staff and our cozy bar :) We agree on you with the stairs ;) Warm wishes, Nadine Simons

Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great find! Lovely friendly helpful staff. I had the tiny tiny room at the top of the house but it was fine as I was out all day and just needed a good sleep at night. The bed was very comfortable and there was everything you need in the room. The communal area had lots of ambience if you didn't...

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Nadine S, Manager at Max Brown Hotel Canal District, responded to this review

Dear Chrissiehoss, Wow! We are delighted to read your review, very happy to hear you had such a lovely stay with us! We hope to welcome you back to our urban residence in the near future! Warm Wishes, Nadine Simons

Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a central spot, 500 metres from train station. Great rooms and breakfast. Staff attentive and imparts great information. Not far from everything. We could stroll around any time feeling safe in the area, and the hot chocolate served in the bar is a must Max Brown rocks.

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Nadine S, Manager at Max Brown Hotel Canal District, responded to this review

Dear LouiH1965, So lovely to read your feedback, this gives us so much energy to do what we do and hear we achieved what we aimed for :) Warm Wishes, Nadine

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved the quirky feel of this small hotel. Our rooms were situated in the outer building of the hotel, so we had a front door key as well as a room key, this didn't really make a difference to us, accept you had to go outside to get to the hotel reception, again this wasn't really a problem! It...

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Nadine S, Manager at Max Brown Hotel Canal District, responded to this review

Dear Gayle F, Great to hear you had such a lovely stay at our Urban Residence and enjoyed the hotels perfect location to its fullest :) We do hope to welcome you back in the future! Cheers, Nadine Simons

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Staying in Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically significant as it is perennially popular. Whether you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast, shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get lost in a moody meander and a key component to any sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws include the Anne Frank House, the Bloemenmarkt floating flower market, an enviable assortment of independent boutiques along De Negen Straatjes, and of course all of Grachtengordel’s lovely canals and bridges.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free Internet
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  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Max Brown is situated in three monumental Amsterdam canal houses with an amazing 300-year old facade, at the corner of Amsterdam most famous canals, the Herengracht & the Brouwersgracht. You’re in Hipsterdam the moment you check-in when you pick up your key from the guy or girl behind the impressive bar. You can choose to go straight up to your cosy room or to take a seat at the living room bar. Or at one of the comfy tables, chairs and sofa to gather around with a drink and some delicious bar bites. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Max Brown Hotel Canal District

Address: Herengracht 13 - 19, 1015 BA Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Formerly chic&basic Amsterdam)
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Price Range: €163 - €289 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Max Brown Hotel Canal District 3*
Number of rooms: 34
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Also Known As:
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Chic & Basic Amsterdam Hotel Amsterdam
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#114 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
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“The was no good rooms”
 of 5 bubbles friendsaway2017, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Upgrade to Canal View.”
 of 5 bubbles TLTravelTrips, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“lower room, stairs are steep and no lift.”
 of 5 bubbles 159dorothyd, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms are small but you expect this in a canal house, for me this was part of the charm!”
 of 5 bubbles chrissiehoss, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Please note that the tiny room really is tiny ;)”
 of 5 bubbles julia832017, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
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