Hello! First of all I would like to tell you something; if you have an uncompleted/empty profile page, I will most likely decline it. As you see, I give all detailed information here and I don't like hosting people who don't even take a couple of minutes to fill in their profile page. I sure want to know and see who I will be hosting!
And now, about the house;
The flat is located in Amsterdam, 15 mins tram ride to Dam Square. Metro and Tram stop is 3 mins walking distance away. We always rather biking to downtown and it also takes 15-20 mins.
We have 2 extra bikes and you can use them but you will have the responsibility in case they are stolen, losing the key of the lock etc. The bikes are for free (also not included in the price or such) just a help from us to our guests. It means that you should not have big hopes about these bikes, should not expect brand new bikes. They are old Amsterdam bikes as the ones we all use in the city. If you get a flat tire, if you damage the bike I would like it you to get it fixed or at least let us know that you had a problem with the bike. We don't like saying good bye to our guests and later facing damaged bikes. When you contact us, please also let us know if you would like to use the bikes therefore we can make them ready.
The room is our extra room and we use it as a study room/guest room. There is a IKEA Fulton couch in the room and it is a queen size, a heater, shelves, a table. Towels and bed-linen are included. There is a wireless internet which you can use.
You can use our kitchen but we don't provide food and please keep in mind that we do not serve breakfast! The price doesn't include breakfast. You can use the kitchen to prepare food for yourself. And we prefer you to clean after you use anything. We have a dishwasher and you can put your dishes in.
Please bring your own shower stuff, we don't provide shampoos etc.
We don't smoke and if you smoke, we'd ask you to smoke on the balcony. If your purpose of visiting is taking drugs, smoking weed, chilling at home; this is not a place for you.
We'd kindly ask you to take your shoes out in the house. We really try to keep the house clean.
We care about the environment and do our best to not waste energy. We'd like if you could respect this by putting the heater off when you are leaving the room, putting the lights off etc.
As you see we do not charge your for cleaning fee but naturally we expect you to leave the room as you found it and taking the garbage out, and not leaving a big mess after you.
We both work at the moment and it means that we are not really flexibly as we used to be. During the week we prefer our guests to check in or check out in the morning or after 5-6pm. Weekend are still flexible, we can arrange it easily. This may be easily arranged, we are flexible and will do our best to help you.
Feel free to send us a message if you have any questions.
it is a quiet neighborhood and very local. just around the corner, we have a big lake which circled by a big park. it is great to take a walk or jog at the park. it is 6km in total.
tram, bus and metro stations are just 2 minutes walking distance. you an take a train and metro from the airport and you will reach us in 15-20 minutes.
Other Things to Note
we don't prefer hosting guests with babies, children and pets. not suitable for our house and life. keep that in mind.
Only rule is to smile :) and opps no smoking in the house! we have 2 balconies for smoking :)
Allie and John received us very nicely. They gave us a tour of their appartment and told us to feel like at home. It was really cool that we could use the bicycles to go to the city center. They were very open when it comes to checkin and checkout times. We had a really good time there.
Me and my boyfriend stayed with John and Allie for the eater holidays.. They are a very friendly couple and provided every information and support we needed for our stay.
The house is lovely, very tidy and comfortable. It has a metro station and a tram stop within a 2 min walk, and it is in a walking distance from some very amazing parks, including the vondelpark (which is app. 30 min away).
The bikes were also very handy, and allowed us to enjoy even more our experience in Amsterdam!
We would recommend the stay with no hesitation
My experience in John and Allie's b&b was really nice! It was a tiny, but comfortable room. John and Allie were both really nice to us and helped us with everything that we needed. In fact, they went out of their way to make sure that everything was fine. They're great people to live with! It was a little far from the centre, but did not take longer than 20 minutes to get there using public transport. I highly recommend this place!
This was our first time using air B&B. We had A fantastic experience! John and Allie we're very warm and welcoming. Although we did not see them very much when we did they answered any questions we had. The room we rented was small and cozy. Most importantly it was clean and comfortable. We found it very helpful that John and Allie had a bookshelf with travel information on Amsterdam. The bikes really made our trip! We had so much fun riding around Amsterdam and it was so much quicker to get there by bike then by public transit. Although it was nice to have that option and it was a very close walk from their home. If we ever find ourselves back in Amsterdam we would definitely stay here again.
We stayed for five days in the apartment, but apart from the welcoming, we didn't see much to our hosts since they were working and we were exploring Amsterdam.
The room was a bit small, but we didn't need more space, because we were out in the city most of the day.
The city middle is only 25 minutes away, so it was really nice to borrow the bikes. Everybody bikes in Amsterdam, so you should definitely do that too :-)
We really enjoyed our stay! Especially the possibility to discover the beauty of amsterdam by bike has made our trip unforgetable. I can only recommend John's and Allie's place!
They are really nice hosts, helpful and friendly.
The bikes were great and it was much fun discovering Amsterdam with them.
The room was very clean and even bigger than it seems on the photo.
Some people here were writing that it is quite far from the centre , we can not agree with that, cause by bike its just about 20 minutes and with the tram even less.
We would definitively stay there again.
We both love traveling and meeting new people. This is one of the reasons why we are on Airbnb.
We no longer go to hotels but only book rooms on Airbnb.