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See Amsterdam from a different side: the water or on the bike! Sailing through the canals or high on the saddle you can see the 17th-century houses, romantic bridges and houseboats from a very different perspective. Along the way there is always a cozy ca
Great Jordaan Canal View Apartment:
Directly on the Lijnbaansgracht, one of the most picturesque canals in the heart of Amsterdam, you will find Great Jordaan Canal View Apartment, Whether you are in the capital city for business or to enjoy the vibrant nightlife of Amsterdam, Great Jordaan Canal View Apartment is the place to be. The location alone is worth the stay: a stone's throw from the Jordaan district, with its numerous cafés and restaurants, and Haarlemmerstraat, home to a wide variety of shops and a number of colourful Amsterdam outdoor markets. trendy design and a meeting place for both young and old,
A perfect solution for a romantic holiday you won't regret!
Great Jordaan Canal View Apartment is located in the heart of Amsterdam. From here it is only a short stroll to the lively Haarlemmerstraat or the charming 9-street area, famous for its design shops. The Jordaan district, with its hidden courtyards, trendy shops and enticing restaurants, is practically just around the corner. When staying at Great Jordaan Canal View Apartment, you are within easy reach of all the highlights of Amsterdam, including the Anne Frank House, the Dam square with the Royal Palace and the National Monument, and the Magna Plaza shopping mall. You are also close to the charming Amsterdam outdoor markets that are held Monday and Saturday mornings on the Noordermarkt and Westermarkt. The central railway station is also a short distance away, as are numerous tram stops. Explore Amsterdam by bike.
Facilities at Great Jordaan Canal View Apartment:
Canal view, Shower/bad, elevator, Digital TV with lots of international channels, High-speed Internet WiFi, Washer, Iron, Ironing board, Bed linen povided, Towels provided, Oven, coffee maker, Coffee/tea are provided, Freezer, Gas, Toaster, Water kettle, Kitchen utensils provided, Central heating,
Interacting with Guests:
You can leave your luggage in the apartment before check in / and after check out.
Host lives in the same building on the second floor is always around for any help.
Culture, shopping and entertainment along the canals
See Amsterdam from a different side: the water or on the bike! Sailing through the canals or high on the saddle you can see the 17th-century houses, romantic bridges and houseboats from a very different perspective. Along the way there is always a cozy cafe where you can experience the real Amsterdam atmosphere.
A day looking at art? Go to the Museumplein in various locations, including the Rijksmuseum, the masterpieces of Dutch painters like Rembrandt and contemporary artists such as Van Gogh and Mondrian to see. Near the Museum you will find the green oasis of the Vondelpark, beautiful in all seasons for walking.
Once back in the lively center, do not miss the Dam with the Royal Palace and the medieval streets of the red light district - the famous 'Red Light District' - are worth a visit. Near the center is the Anne Frank Museum, where the history of the persecution of Jews in Amsterdam during World War II is portrayed.
Amsterdam offers many choices for shoppers, the luxurious PC Hooftstraat to the original design boutiques in Jordan and the lively Albert Cuyp market. That market, with many exotic delicacies, is a nice stepping stone for culinary Amsterdam. Of course gasps during the day on one of the bridges a fresh herring, but also at night there is much to enjoy, Thai, Chinese, Italian and Greek to just a cozy pancake restaurant. For enthusiasts, there are many cafes with locally brewed beer. Enough energy to dance? Then go to the Leidseplein or Rembrandtplein, the best entertainment venues in the city!
The best way to get to the apartment:
From Schiphol Airport to Central Station by train:
- Once you have cleared customs and still in the airport, follow the signs to the train station, which is located underground of a big hall with high ceiling. Don’t forget first to buy the train tickets (the machines are yellow and next to the escalators – ask help if you need any assistance);
- From this hall, go down the escalators to the railway, but first find out on the boards above the escalators which train will take you to Central Station (Amsterdam Central or Amsterdam CS). The trip will take about 15 minutes if you take the fast train.
Park and Ride - P+R in Amsterdam:
P+R Bos en Lommer, Leeuwendalersweg 23b, 1055 JE Amsterdam, near the S104 exit from the A10 ring. This car park is open from 7 am to 10 pm.
15 min walk to: Van Gogh Museum
A visit to the Van Gogh Museum is a unique experience. The museum contains the largest collection of paintings by Vincent van Gogh in the world. It provides the opportunity to keep track of the artist's developments, or compare his paintings to works by other artists from the 19th century in the collection. The museum also holds an extensive offer of exhibitions on various subjects from 19th-century art history.
15 min walk to: Rijksmuseum
Even though it's undergoing a €227 million facelift, the Rijksmuseum still has 400 masterpieces on display, including Rembrandt's 'Night Watch' and Vermeer's 'Woman Reading a Letter'.
5 min walk to: Anne Frank
Prinsengracht 263 was the 17th-century canalside house where young Jewish girl Anne Frank and her family hid for two years during World War II. Today it's one of the most popular attractions in Amsterdam, with almost a million visitors a year.
Open Jan-Mar, Sept-Dec 9am-7pm daily. Apr-Aug 9am-9pm daily.
for the people who love sports:
Near the apartment are the following sports:
Shape all in center: fitness (you will get discount)
Pool: Marnixbad: (website hidden)
You can withdraw euro cash at the Schiphol Airport or at one of the many ATM machines spread out in Amsterdam.
Healthfood Restaurant De Bolhoed
1015 DX AMSTERDAM
At the Bolhoed on the Prinsengracht enjoy organic vegetarian food in a charmingly chaotic decor with New Age accents. The dishes on the menu are all vegetarian and quite often vegan as well. There are tasty carrot pumpkin soup and humus and tzatziki as well as casserole dishes and brownies.
Restaurant: Finalmente Brasil:
Ethiopië en Afrikaanse restaurant
The Pancake Bakery:
For people who love beer:
Tripel bar and
Brewery ’t IJ is is now one of the largest beer breweries in Amsterdam! You can try their specialty beers at a so called proeflokaal (tasting room) with sunny terrace. And what you find on the tap changes (website hidden) brewery ‘t IJ also brews beers in collaboration with other national and international breweries! Soon we can taste the result of the collaboration with the British brewery Thor Bridge.
For people who love wine:
With the idea of delicatessen bar Envy in mind, owner Bert van der Leden has created a new concept and Envy has a 'sister': Vyne. Whereas in Envy the central theme is the delicatessen, in Vyne the wines take centre stage.
In recent years the demand, interest and enthusiasm for the product wine has steadily increased. The catering industry, however, has not responded to this trend as well as it could. Meantime, in cafés where a beer can be served to perfection, the wine - if it is of good quality - is spoiled by use of the wrong glasswork or by being served at the wrong temperature. The choice of wine in general is very limited, and if offered at all, the advice given is incorrect due to lack of knowledge on the part of the personnel. It's high time for... Vyne!
Vyne has the atmosphere of a 'brown café', but then more suited to modern times. Where normally beer is the central theme, in Vyne it's all about wine. The traditional bitterball-type of snacks have been replaced by dishes of the same size, but of very high quality and originality prepared by the chefs of "big sister" Envy. Vyne is working together with the celebrated wine importer Vinites.
The renowned firm of architects Concrete has again been retained, this time to provide the designs for Vyne. Vyne comprises of two parts. On the right-hand side, the 'brown café', with oak floor, walls and ceiling and a long brown leather couch against the wall. This room is reminiscent of the classic French wines, the oak boards serving to give the impression that one is sitting in a wine vat. The left-hand side serves as a wine library, an entire wall of stainless steel parts completely full of wine bottles. The clinical look melds well with new wines from Chili, Africa en Australia; new wines that are often produced using modern technology. Long bar tables adorn the centre, providing a cosy, Burgundian and lively atmosphere and offering places for around 100 people. Vyne also offers a peek in the kitchen, which has a ‘chefs table’ where tastings can be held.
Vyne is located at Prinsengracht 411, close to the Westertoren in Amsterdam.
I Amsterdam Card:
The I amsterdam Card consists of a smartcard, a public transport ticket (GVB public transport system), a pocket guide and provides over 40 free and 50 discounted offers on major tourist attractions and restaurants. This card is comparable with a City Card offered in many European Cities.
The I amsterdam Card is available at several Tourist Offices of Amsterdam Tourism & Convention Board (ATCB) or can be purchased on-line.
Interaction with Guests
Host lives in the same building on the second floor is always around for any help.
Farmers Market on Noordermarkt:
The place to be on a Saturday morning in the Jordaan is the biologisch boerenmarkt (organic farmers' market). Taste your way through handcrafted cheeses, homemade herb pestos, specialty mushrooms and artisanal baked goods. Several flea market stalls also set up on Saturdays (more on Mondays).
Apart from having a wonderful time, these are the main "house rules":
* please leave the place relatively clean as it is my home!
* no noise between 10pm and 7am
* It is strictly forbidden to smoke in this house (cigarettes or joints).
* No extra guests can stay at the apartment than the amount of guests the apartment was booked for. Should you have an extra guest please contact me!
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015 the minimum stay is 1 night.
Host did a wonderful job of introducing us to the property. Location was within walking distance to most everything. Canal view from living room was fantastic.
Carlos and Herbert were great hosts. When we arrived Herbert showed us the apartment, which was exactly as described and then showed us some of the most important sights on a map (including the best pancakes in Amsterdam). We spent a wonderful three days in Amsterdam and can't wait to come back and visit again soon!
Fantastic trip in Dam. Our apartment was centrally located to Dam Square, the parks and museums. Our host was superb and provided us with everthing we needed. The apartment was very clean and comfortable and we would most definitely return.
We had an amazing stay in Amsterdam, made all the better for the hospitality shown by Carlos and Herbert.
The apartment is in a wonderful location on the canal and a short walk to the tram or even into the centre. I would definitely recommend staying here.
We had a wonderful stay at Carlos's apartment. We were warmly welcomed by Herbert and shown around the apartment and given advice on shops and restaurants.....he was a true delight. The apartment is ideally located, clean and tidy and will certainly stay again next in time in Amsterdam.
We had a terrific stay at Carlos' apartment. w were greeted. Y Herbert, who provided us with a wealth of information on Amsterdam and showed us through the apartment. The couch converted into a very comfortable single bed for our son. We loved the location. It was extremely hot, and Herbert provided us with an air conditioner which was greatly appreciated, though we found the street noise from the open windows to be very loud. Of course, this wouldn't be the case if it wasn't so hot! Also, the beers provided in the fridge helped at great deal
The flat is nicely located overlooking canals, it was an easy 15min walk to central station although choice of trams is very good too. Flat was nice cosy and clean and hosts were very hospitable and forthcoming if you needed anything. Highly recommended!. Thank you Carlos & Herbert!
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About the Host, Carlos
Energetic brazilian,I do like travelling,sporting,reading,with a background of different cultures.I do love to learn other lunguages.I do speak,portugues,spanish,english and dutch.