Great Jordaan Canal View Apartment:
This 65 square meters apartment is located in the Jordaan - one of the most romanticized neighborhoods in Amsterdam, where all major attractions are within walking distance. You shouldn't miss the Noordermarkt on Saturdays (food, clothes, flowers, etc) and Mondays (flea market): not only because you won’t resist buying fresh groceries or peculiar items, but also because you will get the feeling of the Dutch life style.
The Jordaan was once littered with craftsmanship ateliers and small merchant enterprises. It was taken by the hippies on the 60's and now has become a truly exciting and diverse area to explore. Its cafés and the Dutch people hanging around have a different character, comparing with other areas of the city. There are hundreds of small shops, funny houses, churches and museums, all within a short walk of your accommodation. There is also the convenience of being close to public transport, Central Station, Anne Frank House, Dam Square, Leidseplein, the Flower Markt, The Nine Little Streets and the Museum Square.
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.
As a host, I am always willing to accommodate my guests - so please let me know if you have any special requirements.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Elevator, Canal view, Shower/bad, 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,
No matter what you’re looking for, Amsterdam is a shopper’s paradise. For those with more discerning taste, the city has an excellent selection of luxury shops, ranging from designer fashion houses to unique boutiques and custom-made items you won’t find anywhere else.
Exclusive shops in Amsterdam:
Part of the charm of the exclusive shopping experience in Amsterdam is the lovely neighbourhoods you’ll discover along the way. While a couple of high-end department stores are right in the centre, you’ll often need to wander past the tourist hotspots to discover amazing shops tucked in between more residential streets.
Named for the 17th-century poet and playwright Pieter Cornelisz Hooft, the P.C. Hooftstraat has been an exclusive shopping destination since the 1970s. Located near the Museumplein, this street is your first stop for big-name designers like Hugo Boss, D&G, MaxMara, Ralph Lauren, Hermes, Gucci and more. When it’s time for a break, grab a coffee and indulge in some great people-watching.
In the heart of the city centre, the Utrechtsestraat starts at the Rembrandtplein and crosses Amsterdam’s most famous canals. The street has a mix of shops, but gets more luxurious with each passing year. For example, the Netherlands’ first Marc by Marc Jacobs store will open at Utrechtsestraat 120 sometime in the near future. You’ll find designer fashion at Centre Neuf and Angel Basics, while Zwartjes van 1883 sells well-made leather shoes that will last a lifetime. For contemporary interior design, be sure to pay a visit to Mobilia.
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.
Direct from Schiphol Airport by taxi (the best way to start):
- Don’t take any taxi offered inside the airport hall. You can take a taxi directly in front of the main exit of the airport (TCA TAXI)
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.
Restaurant: Finalmente Brasil:
Ethiopië en Afrikaanse restaurant
The Pancake Bakery:
For people who love beer:
(Belgian) beer paradise
The spacious bar is a popular hangout for locals and tourists alike, who flock to take their pick from more than a dozen (mostly Belgian) beers on tap and over 200 bottled beauties. A decent selection of homemade Belgian and international food is on offer should you get peckish.
The IJ Brewery)
is a small brewery in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It is located in a former bath house named Funen, next to the De Gooyer windmill. The brewery was opened by Kaspar Peterson, a former musician, in October 1985 and was one of several small breweries that opened in cities around the Netherlands in respose to consumers' dissatisfaction with beer brewed by the larger companies. It currently brews eight standard beers and three seasonal beers, besides limited edition beers.
The brewery allows tours and tastings, and has a pub with an outdoor terrace.
The brewery's logo features an Ostrich, with an egg, and a distant windmill. The brewery is named after the nearby IJ waterbody.
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.
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).
GVB public transport in Amsterdam
Day - 24 hours € 7.50
2 days - 48 hours € 12.00
3 days - 72 hours € 16.50
4 days - 96 hours € 21.00
5 days - 120 hours € 26.00
6 days - 144 hours € 29.50
7 days - 168 hours € 32.00
- Please leave the place relatively clean as it is my home!
- No noise between 10pm and 7am
- No smoking
- 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!
Conftable and beautifully decorated place. You think about something that you need, look around and find there. And Herbert is the best host ever!!! Helpfull, nice and always available. Thank you for everything.
Herbert and the apartment were great! The location is very hip and very convenient to everything in the city. Their recommendations were also spot on (definitely try the Ethiopian restaurant nearby).
This canal apartment is just beautiful and the location is fantastic! Carlos and Herbert were wonderful and helpful hosts. When we arrived the apartment was stocked with guide books and everything you would need to know about his great city. The apartment was very clean and you can tell how much care went into the space. My friend and I had a wonderful time staying in this beautiful home and hope to go back!
Great place! Great location and allowed us to explore Amsterdam very easily! Would highly recommend and definitely return next time I go to 'Dam!
We werden hartelijk ontvangen door de buurvrouw zoals afgesproken.
Het appartement heeft een centrale ligging. Op loopafstand vind je veel hotspots van de stad. Het appartement is praktisch ingericht en heeft een gezellige uitstraling.
Bedankt Herbert en Carlos!
Nous avons été déçus par l'accueil : alors que nous avions convenu avec l'hôte que nous aurions à disposition deux lits, à notre arrivée un seul était fait, et il n'y avait pas de draps pour le canapé lit. L'hôte étant absent, nous avons joint la personne qu'il avait chargée de nous accueillir pour demander du linge de lit, qu'elle a promis de nous apporter à neuf heures ce soir-là. Sans nouvelles de sa part nous l'avons rappelée à 10 heures moins le quart pour nous entendre dire qu'elle n'avait pas de draps et est-ce que cela pouvait attendre le lendemain... nous avons dû insister pour qu'elle nous apporte de chez elle un sac de couchage et un oreiller, et qu'elle nous promette le linge de lit pour le lendemain (il n'est jamais arrivé). Bref, un gros bug dans la communication qui fait de notre première utilisation d'Air BnB une expérience décevante, d'autant que nous n'avons eu aucun retour de notre hôte pourtant informé du problème. L'appartement est confortable et propre, très bien situé près du quartier central Jordaan et très bien desservi par le tram. Il souffre d'une mauvaise insonorisation avec les appartements voisins.
This was a great apartment, very cosy in the cold weather and well located. We appreciated the plentiful supply of coffee and the help from Mitzy in calling a taxi for the airport. Highly recommended.
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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.