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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!
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.
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)
De hallen Amsterdam
Centre for media, culture, fashion, food and crafts.
The building where once the first electric trams in Amsterdam were serviced has been granted a new life. In the former tram depot, an official monument built between 1902 and 1928, you now find De Hallen Amsterdam. Right in the middle of the 19th century district Amsterdam West.
Hannie Dankbaar Passage 33
Healthfood Restaurant De Bolhoed
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.
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Here are just some of the benefits:
•Free entry to Amsterdam's best museums and attractions.
•Free, unlimited use of the GVB public transport (bus, tram and metro).
•Great discounts and special offers throughout the city.
•A free, detailed city map.
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.
Herbert met us at the front door and showed us around the apartment. He was friendly and helpful and gave us lots of useful information about the locality, together with a map of Amsterdam showing many interesting nearby places to visit. Herbert resides on the floor above the apartment so he was within easy reach if we had any problems. Herbert speaks good English.
The apartment is on the first floor and is accessed by a short flight of stairs. The apartment was very clean on our arrival. The bed linen was clean and the beds were quite comfortable. The bathroom is relatively large for the size of the apartment with a full size bath / shower. Care was needed with the shower to ensure that the water stayed behind the curtain.
I believe the kettle had become faulty just prior to our visit but our host provided a brand new one within two hours of our arrival. Neither the washing machine or dish washer were working, but we used the launderette on the opposite side of the road so that was easily resolved and we didn't really create enough dirty dishes to warrant the use of a dishwasher. I also believe that a new washing machine has been ordered.
Even though the bedroom at the front of the apartment faces the main road, there isn't really much traffic, except for cyclists and trams. Just five minutes walk away are stops for the tram service (No. 10), and several nice restaurants.
The rear of the apartment faces a canal and has amazing views. A short walk over the canal bridge at the rear of the apartment and you are in the older centre of Amsterdam. Lots of shops, ice cream parlours, restaurants, cafes and bars. There are very few cars in this area - mostly cyclists and pedestrians. We found the whole area very picturesque, with it's many narrow streets and alleyways. We also felt quite safe walking around the area day or night.
If you need to travel from Amsterdam Centraal train station at least one tram will take you from the station to the end of the road where the apartment is located. If you have heavy cases and prefer a taxi the journey is only around 13 euros.
Thank you Herbert for your kind hospitality. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and our only regret is that we couldn't stay for longer.
From the apartment it hardly takes 15 mins to reach all the major attractions.
The apartment was clean and Herbert was a good host. We enjoyed our stay there.
Great place! We especially enjoyed the view of the canal and our hosts were very friendly, giving us plenty of recommendations around town. Everything you need is in the apt including hair dryer, coffee maker, iron, etc and is close to most attractions. Thank you Carlos & Herbert!
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.
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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.