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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

We recently visited Amsterdam for two days having never been before. This hotel was very quaint and provided us with everything we could need! The staff were always helpful and accommodating.The hotel is very central to everything and especially close to the Christmas canal lights. Nice hotel to come back to from out in the cold. Do try the cocktail...

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

Dear Leona G, Thank you very much for being our guests! We are delighted to hear you had such a lovely time and felt really at home during your stay. Good to hear you enjoyed our cocktails also :) Warm Wishes, Nadine Simons Hotel Manager

Blythewood, South Carolina
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a very unique place to stay, not your everyday chain hotel. The staff made sure we were comfortable and the European style breakfast was very enjoyable. On our final day, we went to our room and they had cleaned the room and left a bag of cookies on the bed. The rooms were small but very cozy and...

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

Dear Svl51, Great to hear you had such a comfortable stay and our crew made the difference for you and you liked the overall look and feel of our Urban Residence. Thank you for being our guests and sharing your lovely feedback! Kind Regards, Nadine Simons

Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely 1 night stay in a 48 hour whirlwind visit. The hotel is in a great location and although we didn't have the best room (405 small double) we still had the charm of the canal house and style shown in the images. Staff very friendly and the reception / bar / breakfast area stylish as a nice boutique small...

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

Dear Mandy, Great to hear you had such a lovely time staying in Max Brown. We would love to welcome you back to our urban residence, maybe for next time a canal view room? Kind Regards on behalf of our whole crew, Nadine Simons Hotel manager

Wausau, Wisconsin
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for 2 nights with my 18 year old daughter and her friend. Had a large room on the second floor. Room was clean, beds were comfy, bathroom was modern and clean. The lounge was cozy, breakfast was nice, coffee was great. We walked everywhere and the location of the hotel worked well for us. What stood out the most...

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

Dear Cherri2017, Thank you for your kind words, it really makes us happy and proud to read you and your family had such a lovely time staying with us! Hopefully we can welcome you back to us in the future :) Cheers, Nadine Simons Hotel Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had booked with Max brown to stay for three nights, unfortunately due to unforseen circumstances we where unable to stay. They where very understanding and when we queried if we could receive a refund or rebook last minute (which we thought was a long shot), they where very prompt in responding and under the circumstances offered a full refund....

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

Dear Nicole D, Thank you for this kind message, I am glad to hear we were able to attend to your problem and we hope we will be able to welcome you soon to Max Brown Amsterdam! Warm Regards, Nadine Simons

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have just returned from a 3 nights stay at Max Brown Canal District and I would like to point out some pros and cons. Pro's -Great location- Set back from all the hustle & bustle along the Herengracht and within walking distance of the main sights. -Friendly staff - Nice Hotel/ very quirky. - Heating in room is excellent...

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

Dear Filiz0404, Thank you for your honest opinion on your recent stay with us. Good to hear our location and crew made a positive difference for you :) You are right about the stairs in our hotel, being situated in a 16th century canal with tons of charm the stairs are part of the deal... ;) We do offer difference...

Crewe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this as we wanted something a bit more up market and booked a bigger 'comfort' room. The room itself was on the top floor (our bags were taken up to our room for us!), the room was an 'L-shape' with the ensuing bathroom at one end. The bathroom was modern with a bath and a shower, didn't use...

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

Dear Natxj, Great to hear you had such a good time staying with us and we will be happy to welcome you back in the future :) Warm Regards, Nadine Simons Hotel Manager

Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were instantly impressed when as walked through the door and were shown to our room. It was on the first floor. The hotel is the exact opposite of bland. It has detail everywhere, interesting and friendly staff, and even goes out of it's way to make you right at home - what with cocktail nights and game nights. If...

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

Dear JamsWhomsley, Thank you so much for your lovely review regarding your stay at our hotel! It is a pleasure to read that you enjoyed our location, the room and our breakfast buffet. Hope to see you very soon at Max Brown Canal District! Kind regards, Nadine

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't expect a grand room since this was the last room available via Expedia. The room itself was on a very first floor with the window facing the corridor, the room was tiny. B U T, the staff, the decor, all made up for it. Friendly staff, cozy 'cabin' theme place with little details (upon check-in, they'll hand over...

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

Dear Ayaboo, Thank you very much, great to hear we as a crew made your stay enjoyable! We are happy to hear that you're coming back to visit Amsterdam again. Warm Regards, Nadine Simons

Mesa, Arizona
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean and quaint. Staff was very nice, breakfast was nice. Only complaint was too many stairs. As it is old there wasn't an elevator but the staff did help getting luggage up to the room. Room wa quite small so it is a good thing my roommates flight was very late otherwise I don't think we would have both fit...

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

Dear Holly P, Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay! We are happy to learn that you enjoyed your stay. I am sorry to hear you found the room on the small side. Some of our rooms are on the small side, hence the name. We do offer medium and extra large rooms also, maybe for a future trip?...

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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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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: $185 - $382 (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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#114 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
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“Request room facing canal”
 of 5 bubbles svl51, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
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“If staying more than one night; make sure to book a larger room”
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