About this listing
A jolly little apartment in the top of an old building on one of these old canals
The apartment is uniquely situated in the historical heart of Amsterdam. In this canal house it is the "achterhuis" (back house) apartment on the top two floors and consists out of a cosy drawing room with kitchen on the lower floor and a romantic bedroom in the attic under the roof. Two extra people can sleep on the sofa, that can be turned into a bed.
The house was built in 1638, the back house is even older, probably built at the beginning of the 16th century. The house is located between the Oudezijds Achterburgwal and the Oudezijds Voorburgwal, dug in 1352 as defense wall against the sea. A stay in the achterhuis gives you the sense of living in medieval Amsterdam.
Although the apartment is located in a busy area, the back house is a quiet spot in the middle of Amsterdam.
The canal house is in the heart of central Amsterdam. In the neighborhood are the major shopping streets and the streets with the bars, coffee shops and restaurants of all kind. Just around the corner you'll find the Red Light district.
All the museums and other attractions are within walking distance, but next door are several bicycle rentals, plus all the public transport is close. Getting there and away to visit the city is easy.
I'am sure you will feel at home and have a very good experience. If not just let me know!
In the hall is a shared shower with the young guy who lives on the floor below and the toilet is outside in the hallway, but for the rest, this apartment is only yours and a perfect hideaway, so don't expect something fancy, this is just a very old house, but with up to date standards.
In the small kitchen is a microwave.
Interaction with Guests
When my guests are interested and I have time, I like to invite the guests for a drink.
When the weather is nice and I am at home, I like to invite the guests to a trip over the canals on my little boat.
This part of the city is the heart, meaning all the cultural life, the shops, restaurants and the night life are nearby, if not around the corner. It is the most lively, busy part of the city.
The place is 900 meters from Central Station. All the tram and bus stops are on Dam square or behind, just around the corner.
★ Tram-stop Dam square - 200 m (3 minutes walk)
★ Metro stop Nieuwmarkt - 500 m (5 minutes walk)
★ Central Railway Station – 750 m (13 minutes walk)
★ Amsterdam Schiphol Airport - 20 km with railway connection
No particular rule here, go with the flow, bring dogs and smoke if you like.
Appena trascorsa una fantastica vacanza di una settimana, presso questo caratteristico appartamento in Amsterdam. Che dire?! L'appartamento è come in foto, nulla di diverso, posizione perfetta (in pochi minuti raggiungi tutti i punti di Amsterdam), una strada e sei già a piazza Dam. Parliamo dell'host? Edward è una persona molto gentile, socievole e interessante, veramente raccomandato, con la sua barca poi ci ha fatto visitare i canali di Amsterdam spiegandoci anche molte altre cose. Sono molto soddisfatto e contento, e di sicuro ci sarà una prossima volta!!! Vai Edward!! :)
We really loved staying at his place. It was amazing and chilly. All people were friendly and helpful. We also took an amazing boat trip and would of course come back to visit amsterdam and would love being welcome at his place in the future :)
Edward was very easy to work with and the location was absolutely perfect.
Our experience was incredible! Flexible check in/out, beautiful historic building with the perfect location. It was perfect for a group of young adults. Would stay in this spot again!
Wow.... this place is amazing!!!
The location is unbeatable... you are right in the middle of everything. Vibrant city, TONS of delicious restaurants around, red light district, shops, souvenirs, the canal, you even have access to Edward's boat if you feel adventurous !!!!
The building is beautiful, very classic and well kept. The place is really cute, plenty of room for all of us. The bed is super comfy and the sofa bed easy to open. The toilet is outside and I have to say it... spotless clean!! If you like to smoke its allowed.
The neighbors are super nice and friendly. We had a blast here and we will totally come back soon.
Thanks for everything !!!