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Spacious apartment on the canal


Spacious apartment on the canal

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
ElevatorThis is one of few homes in this area that has this feature.
Sparkling clean2 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

The space

Unique, lofty (3.70 high ceilings), sunny, spacious appartment situated in the city center with a view on a canal with passing boats. We are on the first floor. An elevator is available.

The living and the kitchen are integrated in one big space (7,5 x almost 14 meters) which gives access to a balcony, where you can eat outside when the wheather is good.

The kitchen is well equipped with an oven and a dishwasher. There is one seperate double room and another double bed in the open vide (in the living room). We have a beautiful bathroom with a walk in shower and a bath tube and two washing tubes.

Our Neighborhood
Amsterdam is a beautiful, vibrant and easy going city. It has everything to offer which you might expect from a capital city: shopping in the little exquisite stores in the popular district The Jordaan, cruising through Amsterdam's famous canals, world famous museums like Anne Frank House and Van Gogh, architecture, dining in one of the numerous restaurants (and terraces). You might want to go to one of the theaters or concert halls. It is big enough to offer a large number of museums. On the other hand it still has the right size to go by foot (or bike) and get a feel of the place. We know for sure you will love Amsterdam as much as we do.

The appartment is situated in the city center and is on walking distance to a lot of interesting sites. For instance the Museum Square with its Rijksmuseum, the Stedelijk museum (modern art), the Hermitage and the Van Gogh Museum. Also close is the Albert Cuyp market, PC Hooftstraat and the Vondelpark, which is a perfect place for a relaxed afternoon. Especially during the summer season this is a melting pot of young creative 'Amsterdammers' enjoying live music, picknicks and sports.
Our home is also close to Prinsen-, Keizers and Herengracht with their lovely views and to the Amstel river and the Hermitage (Russian museum). All the famous attractions are close any way. We mention Anne Frank House, Royal Palace at the Dam Square, the Heineken brewery, Artis Zoo, the botanical garden. Amsterdam has numerous very good restaurants from very cheap to expensive and of course (with 176 nationalties in town (from all cuisines of the world.

* It is easy to go to other cities as well. We mention: The Hague, Utrecht, Delft, Leiden, Rotterdam. * Also easy to to to Alkmaar, Edam or Gouda, famous of their cheese markets. The beach is only a half an hour by train.
* Fast and easy access to public transport (for directions within Amsterdam, to Schiphol and for day trips out of Amsterdam.
* Of course we have internet access in our appartment.
* We can give you all the information you'll need (also beforehand by e-mail) and like to help you out with questions you might have.
* We speak English and understand German.

*Ada and Giancarlo Franceschi (Villasimius, Sardinie, (Hidden by Airbnb) 252661)
"We stayed a week at Richarda and Leo’s flat during Christmas holidays…and we couldn’t find a better accommodation! The flat was absolutely over our expectations: quiet, comfortable, lighty,
elegant and very well equipped. They did a lot to make the most of our holidays since they provided us with tourist brochures, museum cards and transport cards.
We are beginners with Homexchange and this experience has convinced us that this is a marvellous way to visit the world ! Thanks again for everything!"

*Luisella and Piero Roma (Badesi, North Sardinia, (Hidden by Airbnb) 64277
“Stay in Amsterdam in your house it was very nice, the house is comfortable, bright and full equipped and we enjoyed Fides company. The bus stop is very near, but we came on foot more often than not, we enjoyed discover streets and canals and take photos. We are interested in art, so we visited the main museums, tell me when they are completely renovated, we have to come back!”

*Annelies Verschuren (homelink, Antwerpen)
Ons verblijf op de Witsenkade vonden wijzelf een eclatant succes!
Niet alleen zijn we in alle gastvrijheid ontvangen en overstelpt met info over huis en omgeving, het was een waar genoegen om in die stulp aan de gracht te bekomen van onze avonturen.
Een drankje aan het haardvuur, de kat Fides in de nabijheid, of turend langs het water, of de heerlijk knusse keuken met aparte leeshoek(!); als je dit combineert met die centrale ligging dan kan je ervan maken wat je wil.
En wij hadden het echt fijn, dank je wel Richarda en Leo!

* Herman Kluiter and Annet Mulder (homelink 24028)
“We had a wonderful short holiday in spring 2012 in Amsterdam.
Richarda and Leo are really nice people. They gave us an excellent feeling in their house and took excellent care of our home. Their home is very comfortable and it has a very good location in the centre of Amsterdam.
We do not hesitate to give our best recommendations to this family and their home.

*Tanja en Bertil Verbaarschot
Richarda en Leo zijn twee hele plezierige, reislustige en gastvrije mensen. In hun mooie, ruime, stijlvolle apartement voel je je meteen thuis, en het is er goed toeven. Het is prachtig en centraal gelegen, een heerlijke plek om in te verblijven en een geweldige uitvalsbasis voor Amsterdam; alles ligt onder handbereik. Als we zelf een stekje in Amsterdam zouden willen hebben, dan wisten we het wel: doe ons hun apartement maar!

Wanda and Antonio, Ubatuba, Brazil
It was our first time to Amsterdam and we really loved this place.
Richarda and Leo did the best for us. Their home is a modern and comfortable loft in a well located place. They leave on the table a lot of information about the city like places to visit, restaurants ,shopping and transportation.
It´s a nice city with a lot to see. The museums are so nice. It is a romantic place with the channels.
We are thankful for our hosts.
Wanda and Antonio


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House Rules

Of course we would like you to treat our belongings and home the as you would like that your guests would treat your belongings.

We don't want you to smoke.


19 Reviews

Joan User Profile
April 2018
This lovely home had a great location near the museums and an easy walk to the center of all the action. We walked everywhere and never used other transportation except to and from the airport. The apartment was bright with lots of natural light and had a cool modern design. I lo…
Richarda User Profile
Response from Richarda:
Thank you Joan for your kind words and also for your additional remark. We didn’t realise the pics were not up to date. Regards, Richarda
April 2018
Deborah User Profile
April 2018
Richarda's apartment is large, modern, bright and in a great location. It's just a two minute walk to several trams that will take you most places you want to go. Richarda was very easy to work with and full of good suggestions on things to do. Since she was traveling when we arr…
Richarda User Profile
Response from Richarda:
Thank you for your suggestions and my apologies for the bin (a daughter might not have overseen).
April 2018
Sean User Profile
July 2017
Great apartment. Much roomier than expected. Had everything you need. Nicely decorated. Felt open and airy. Deck facing back was used everyday. Easy to get anywhere by walking, bike, or public transportation. Hosts were very corodial, kept in communication throughout process and …
Matthew User Profile
January 2017
This place is even better than we expected from reviews and descriptions. Leo let us at the door and was very understanding when needed to stay an extra hour. The apartment is beautiful and very convenient. Perfect if you want to be near museums, Vondel Park, and not in the stres…
Gary User Profile
July 2016
Richarda and Leo were great Hosts. Their apartment is in a wonderful location. On a quiet canal street walking distance to all the major museums. Apartment is exactly as described and shown in pictures. Lots of light and surprisingly quiet. The back courtyard garden is much …
Bojan User Profile
August 2015
Great modern loft like apartment for 2 (maybe 4) in central Amsterdam - 20-30 min leisurely walk to central station. Pictures don't do it justice. The terrace/living room is great and so are the amenities (internet, sonos, walk-in shower, etc.). Host were very accommodating…
Josh User Profile
September 2013
We had an excellent stay with Richarda! The house is exactly as presented - beautiful, clean, spacious, and in a great location. Richarda is an excellent host and really goes the extra mile to ensure you're comfortable. She dropped by when we first arrived to make sure we wer…

Hosted by Richarda

Amsterdam, NetherlandsJoined in April 2013
Richarda User Profile
22 Reviews
Hello, We are Leo and Richarda, a Dutch couple living in Amsterdam. We love to travel and to meet people. Especially we love big cities. We love Amsterdam as well and especially moved to Amsterdam because of that. We often go to museums. Luckily we have a lot of them in A…
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