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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed at the Max Brown for two nights in early April with my inlaws. Just walking up to the Max Brown was exciting as it's in the most picturesque location. The Hotel has a very cool, modern décor. The staff were all incredibly friendly and more than happy to help with anything that we needed and...

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Pori, Finland
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Staff was very friendly. Breakfast included no vegetables but fruit and jam. Atmosphere was bohemian and chill Rooms were cosy and ingenious. Not for people with troubled legs because of many stairs Location was in canal district which was for us very convenient. A few minutes from railway station.

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

Dear KaisaMariaH, Thank you for reviewing your stay at Max Brown Canal District. It is a pleasure to read that you enjoyed our wonderful location, which is perfect to explore Amsterdam. We hope to welcome you again in the near future! Warm regards, Thom Harmsen

Falkirk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed in this hotel for 3 nights for my partners 30th birthday and had a great time. The hotel was very easy to find and in a great location. Checked in and we were greeted with a little welcome pack including a map to help us out during our stay in Amsterdam. When we reached our room I was pleasantly...

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

Dear Siobhand05, Thank you very much for your lovely review regarding your stay at Max Brown! :) It has been a pleasure to have you and your partner at our hotel. I'll share you compliments about the room, the location and the cleanliness with the team which is highly appreciated! We hope to welcome you again in the near future!...

Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at the hotel just after lunch and by the entrance two of the employees were standing having a cigarette break (no problem with that). They greeted us and we entered the hotel and went to the bar to see where we could check in. We stood there for about 10 minutes waiting when the guy who greeted us...

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

Dear Ivon C, Thank you for reviewing your stay online! I am sorry to read about your recent experience with us. This is off course not the level of satisfaction we aim for. We will take your comments on board as we value your opinion. Kind regards, Thom Harmsen

Antioch, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small boutique hotel. Amazing staff!!. Friendly, helpful and always smiling. Good breakfast buffet included in booking. Evening activities and a nice bar. They have little surprizes on your door each afternoon when you return. Room was clean and well appointed. It had a nice little patio area to sit out on. Great location on the canal, within...

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

Dear Nick B, Good to hear that you enjoyed staying in our hotel and enjoyed the location, ambiance and character that come with the building :) We would like to thank you for your lovely words and hope to welcome you again in the near future! Cheers, Thom Harmsen

Odense, Denmark
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice and helpfull staffs who made us feel like home easily. With basketball in our room 😳🙃😀🏀alfs on the terrace and many other funny things to discover. Our warmest recommandation to choose this hotel💞👍🏻

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

Dear Tehanni, Thank you for your review regarding your stay at Max Brown. It was a pleasure to have you as our guest and we would love to welcome you again in the near future! Kind regards, Thom Harmsen

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I cannot praise this hotel or its staff highly enough, the hotel was immaculate, quirky and had the best location. The staff could not be more helpful and accommodating, nothing was too much trouble, from helping with bags both on arrival and storing until departure, to advising on best trips, restaurants and bars. I would highly recommend this hotel and...

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

Dear Pwells85, We are so happy reading your review on your stay with us! Great to hear Max Brown served as the perfect base for your Amsterdam trip and that our staff could make it a little bit extra special. We want to thank you for your stay and the compliments towards our staff, which are highly appreciated! Kind regards,...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here few days . Absolutely loved it . We had room 403 clean . Spacious . Breakfast was great lots of selection . Staff lovely very helpful . Near to everything . Great place to discover Amsterdam .

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

Dear Kalamazoo66, We are so happy reading your review on your stay with us! Great to hear Max Brown served as the perfect base for your Amsterdam trip. I will make sure to share your kind feedback with our team and we hope to welcome you back soon! Warm wishes, Nadine Simons Hotel Manager

Fairfax, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this hotel- friendly staff, ideal location. Great breakfast buffet. Staff on duty 24/7- very nice when delayed luggage is delivered late at night! Easy walking to station, tram/bus stops, exploring the canals. We'd definitely stay here again on our next visit to Amsterdam.

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

Dear Purrpower, Thank you very much for your wonderful review regarding your most recent stay at Max Brown Canal District! Sound like you had a great time in Amsterdam & we are delighted that we served as the perfect base for you! Cheers, Nadine

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for four days in February. Great hotel only 10 minutes walk from Central station. In a great location for exploring Amsterdam. Lovely clean rooms with a really comfy bed and really helpful and pleasant staff.

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

Dear Andrew H, Thank you very much for this wonderful review! Glad to hear you found our hotel to be the perfect base for exploring Amsterdam. I will share your kind comments with our housekeeping and front office crew, they will be delighted :) Warm Wishes, 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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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • 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: $259 - $450 (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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Chic & Basic Amsterdam Hotel Amsterdam
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#114 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
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“Hard to access some rooms”
chrisormston, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The was no good rooms”
friendsaway2017, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Upgrade to Canal View.”
TLTravelTrips, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“lower room, stairs are steep and no lift.”
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!”
chrissiehoss, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
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