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Marcel's Creative Exchange

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

It is my 4th time going to Amsterdam and it is the first time in my life that I stay in a home instead of a hotel. The experience was fantastic and to repeat. Marcel's home is wonderful, a lot bigger that a hotel room, clean and comfy and very well located. Restaurantes, movie 🎭 theatre, Starbucks coffee, coffee shops,...

Thank Silvina447
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So we are a big family (5 of us) and we wanted to spend 4 wonderful days in Amsterdam. We thought this place was going to be great but it turned to be the opposite. Even though is well located and the decoration is nice, it would have been better to sleep in a bus station. Literally. Dangerous access to...

1Thank Carol B
Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Marcel's place is great. My wife, daughter, and I shared the top two rooms. They were certainly large enough and had plenty of light. There was a shower in the hall and a separate toilet room with a sink. There was also a separate kitchen with a sink as well. The accommodations were perfect for us. Beds were super comfortable....

Thank Susquehanna71
Oceanside, California
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

My friend and I stayed at Marcel's for a quick wknd visit and cannot say enough. The room we had was a huge space with everything we needed. Marcel is a gem and wonderful to talk to. The location was perfect for our trip and centralized spot in city. Marcel is a famous artist and has a place in Palm...

Thank anner80
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We had the patio garden suite, an architect and an artist's dream! A little garden terrace beautifully comfortable beds surrounded by an impressive collection of objects of art and design many created by Marcel himself. Our five year old son had his own room which he loved!

Thank Ide W
Reviewed 9 May 2016

What a comfortable homey atmosphere in a museum of art. Marcel has been hosting people in his townhome for 45 years and has a sterling reputation for hospitality. Accommodations are clean and modern/stylish. The location is central. And when you sadly leave, you have Marcel as a new friend.

Thank fuzzyAtlanta
Solebury, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 4 January 2016

The bedrooms were beautifully appointed, comfortable, clean and inviting. Everything was perfect but the host Marcel made our visit that much more wonderful. He is a truly unique and giving person who welcomed us in like family and by the end of our 2 night stay we felt as much. We will most certainly stay here again next time we...

Thank Kantmakem
Alberta Canada
Reviewed 30 November 2015 via mobile

Very comfortable beds and excellent location right in the heart of Amsterdam. Not for anyone with mobility issues, but we are both retirees and we managed the three plus flights. We would stay here again. This is a fascinating building with plenty of history which Marcel is most willing to share. He also provides recommendations on local attractions and eateries.

Thank Beth D
Silver Spring, Maryland
Reviewed 31 August 2015

I was lucky enough to win a trip to Amsterdam on Wheel of Fortune. I was skeptical at first, but after reading the reviews about Marcel & his lovely establishment I was looking forward to our stay. The location was perfect for us. We were steps from restaurants, shops, and the public transportation line was literally in front of the...

Thank Frank M
London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 July 2015

You cannot ask for a better location, more comfortable home to stay in or more fascinating host. if you are fortunate enough to get to stay here, all your stress will melt away and you will not want to leave.

1Thank Aurore_de_Blois

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Marcel's Creative Exchange is a unique place in the very center of Amsterdam. We provide you a personal second home where you can feel safe and relax. From base there are a lot of different ways to discover Amsterdam. Take the blue trams, hop-on hop-off canal boats or just walk, or bike. Everything is close by.The experience you are about to take is unlike any stay at a hotel or bed and breakfast. When you stay in one of Marcels quarters, you get something more personal, profound, beautifully furnished and decorated with art. The pleasant atmosphere will make you feel comfortable.Marcels Creative Exchange is the longest existing private accommodation in Amsterdam (since 1970) and is directly connected to the oldest Dutch cinema "De Uitkijk" (free admission for guests). Throughout these many years Marcel was honored to host all kinds of individuals: artists to surgeons and lawyers to teachers. Senior management teams from Cirque du Soleil (Canada) and Eyon movie software (Los Angeles) visit annually. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Marcel's Creative Exchange

Address: 87 Leidsestraat, 1017 NX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Kitchenette Suites
Price Range: €90 - €175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“We liked the patio suite with an outdoor area.”
fuzzyAtlanta, 9 May 2016 | Read review
“King bedroom on 3rd floor is spacious and quiet as is the bedroom on the 2nd floor. 3rd floor Front room has street nose at night.”
Kantmakem, 4 Jan 2016 | Read review
“The rooms in the rear have less street noise.”
frankmW8390YK, 31 Aug 2015 | Read review
“each room has different things that either come with or are not included so be sure to discuss with Marcel.”
Aurore_de_Blois, 27 Jul 2015 | Read review
“We had the double with the small garden. It was delightful.”
471madeleineh, 24 Oct 2013 | Read review
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