About This Listing
Very comfortable and spacious guestroom with a private shower and sink in a quiet neighbourhood for 2 people, close to the famous Vondelpark. In less than 15 minutes walking to the Museumplein en 10 minutes to the Leidseplein.
# Update June: The event ''Sail 2015'' takes place in Amsterdam from August 19-23!
# Update Mai 2015: the app 2days Amsterdam shows what you can do during your stay
# Update 2015: free use of bikes
# Update 30 september 2014: Guestroom 1 and 2 have their own small kitchenette. Each kitchenette has a refrigerator as well as a combi microwave/oven to prepare breakfast, lunch, microfood or cook water.
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# Guestroom 1 and 2 have each their own private shower and sink
# Guestroom 1 and 2 are together suitable for 4 persons in total, but it's necessary to book both rooms if you want to come with 4 persons
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Welcome and enjoy your stay in Guest Room 1, part of a 100m2 apartment, called the Vondel House, which is situated on the 4th floor. I (owner) live on the ground/1st floor of the same building.
About Guest Room 1
You will get a key for Guest Room 1 together with a key of the apartment, so you decide whenever you come and go.
Guest Room 1 measures 21m2 and is situated on the 4th floor at the streetside of the building. The spacious room provides a double bed (which can also be separated into two single beds), desk, wardrobe, private sink with hot and coldwater, a hairdryer and a private luxury shower + kitchenette (refrigerator + combi micro/oven). There is a shared toilet on the 4th floor for Guest Room 1 and Guest Room 2.
About the neighbourhood:
Centrally located in Old West on the posh, beautiful Eerste Helmersstraat, you’ll be close to it all: a ten-minute walk to the nightlife at Leidseplein, two-minutes to the city’s largest park, the Vondelpark, and a mere seven-minute walk to Museumplein with all the famous musea of Amsterdam.
You’ll have easy access to plenty of public transport – trams 1, 7, 17, 3 and 12 are all within short walking distance and will take you anywhere you need to go in the city.
Just around the corner you’ll find all the amenities you need from supermarkets to cafes, a pharmacy, restaurants, coffee shops (Amsterdam-style), bars, boutiques, a local market, eco-friendly organic stores, and so on.
I am looking forward to your visit.
With kind regards,
Guest Room 1 (topfloor). The toilet on the topfloor will only be used by the guests from Guestroom 1 and 2.
Interaction with Guests
We will have contact during the checkin proces. You shall receive your own key, so you decide whenever you come and go. During your stay you keep the possibility to maintain contact via mobile/sms/(website hidden).
This is a very lively neighbourhood close to the famous Vondelpark and with many restaurants around. A mere 10 minutes walk through the park will bring you to the Museumplein with the Rijksmuseum and van Gogh museum. The neighbourhood is close to the centre, but it is not where the majority of the tourists stay.
The most common transport from Schiphol to the accommodation: 1) at Schiphol you can take a taxi, which is a 20 minutes ride to the apartment OR 2) you take the train from Schiphol to Amsterdam Centraal and then take tram 1 to tramstop "Jan Pieter Heijestraat (Overtoom)". This should take approx. 35-45 minutes OR 3) you take the train from Schiphol to the station of Lelylaan (only 1 stop from Schiphol) and then take tram 1 to tramstop "Jan Pieter Heijestraat (Overtoom)". This should take no more than 25 minutes from Schiphol. From the last tramstop to the accommodation is only 200m. Your accommodation is part of a 5 storey building. The right door is my own private entrance at the groundfloor. Just ring at my doorbell, we go up together via the left door of the building to your accommodation. I shall explain a few things about the accommodation and give the keys to you. At the check out, you can leave the keys through my mailbox.
Other Things to Note
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Please treat the place like it´s yours, with respect to the neighbours and leave the apartment the way it was when you arrived. You can enter or leave the building at any time day and night, but try to be as quiet as possible when you enter or leave the building. Smoking in the apartment is allowed, but please open one of the windows during smoking.
Wilbert was an excellent host. He let us leave our luggage in his office since we arrived so early. The room was exactly as described. It was in a lovely neighborhood and located very close to public transportation which made getting around extremely easy. Would definitely recommend.
Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt bei Wilbert; die Beschreibung des Zimmers ist korrekt. Alles ist sehr sauber & funktionabel. Wilbert ist ein netter und hilfsbereiter Typ, der sogar seine Bikes gratis mit anbietet. Allerdings haben wir uns einen Roller gemietet. Die Stiegen in den 3. Stock sind wie überall in A´dam eng, aber der Raum ist geräumig und das Bett sehr gut. Auch die sanitären Einrichtungen sind erstklassig. Die Umgebung ist sehr hübsch. Der Vondelpark ist um die Ecke und es gibt ganz hübsche Frühstücks-Restaurants in der Nähe. Zum Leidseplein fährt man mit Moped oder Fahrrad etwa 10 - 12 min. Einziges Manko: Günstig ist es - auch im Vergleich - nicht. Daher ein halber Punkt Abzug. Aber unterm Strich absolut empfehlenswert!
Wilbert was a great host, very friendly and with plenty of good information regarding local shops and attractions around Amsterdam. He made me feel very welcome and the apartment was extremely nice, matching the description and really well maintained. Having your own space in Amsterdam like this apartment is certainly much better than staying in a hostel or hotel
I can highly reccomend Vondel house, very comfortable and quiet in a great location (20-25 min walk to central stetion ) and on tram route.
Local bars, restaurants, takeaways and of course vondelpark itself!
Wilbert was a great host, friendly and gave me his mobile number in case I needed additional information whilst I was out!
I wouldn't hesitate to return.
Had a great time at this apartment. Wilbert was very accommodating in my stay of two nights. He allowed me to check in early and also carried my bag up 4 steep set of stairs. The room itself is fantastic. Lots of natural light, good distance from town, great shower, and kitchenette equipped with everything i needed. Toilet was shared with other guest room but I did not see them once. I would come back here and recommend to stay here. Thanks Wilbert!! :)
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About the Host, Wilbert
Living in the same building as the apartment my core business is working as an architect. I regulary play squash and like good healthy food together with quality wine.
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A great Iranian restaurant. I have been there many times and whatever menu you choose its always very delightful. More info at (website hidden)Overtoom Amsterdam 1054 JG
A cozy restaurant with delicious bagels served with healthy foods. see more at (website hidden)Overtoom Amsterdam NH 1054 JC
Restaurant specialized in the Maroccan kitchen, highly appreciated by the Iens review institute. See more at (website hidden)Jan Pieter Heijestraat Amsterdam 1054 MG
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Very trendy cafe/restaurant. More info here: (website hidden)Jan Pieter Heijestraat Amsterdam NH
Supermarket for all the daily needs.Jan Pieter Heijestraat Amsterdam 1054 MJ
Another african restaurant with good foods. More info here: (website hidden)Overtoom Amsterdam 1054 JM
Cozy lunchhouse/restaurant. Including playgound for children. See also the picture.Vondelpark Amsterdam NH 1071 AA
Cozy swimming pool and playground for young children and their parents surrounded by a small fence to keep pets out.Amsterdam NH
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Very cozy luchhouse in the middle of the Vondelpark, less than 5 minutes from the Vondel apartment. Sometimes you can see famous dutch TV artists.Vondelpark Amsterdam 1071 AA
If you want to do some fitness or body workout, the David Lloyd Sports Health Club is the place to be: (website hidden)_overtoom?welcome#welcomeOvertoom Amsterdam 1054 LK
Learn Amsterdam via the perpective of the canals. Most of the canalboat companies are near the central station, this one being the closest one from the apartment. (website hidden)Nassaukade Amsterdam 1054 AE
The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam is an international museum dedicated to modern and contemporary art and design. More info here: (website hidden)Paulus Potterstraat Amsterdam 1071 CX
Cozy luchroom, interesting place to meet people and watch many bikers and pedestrians pass byVondelpark Amsterdam NH 1075 VR
The one and only van Gogh Museum in Holland with the largest collection of van Gogh paintings in the world. More info here: (website hidden)Paulus Potterstraat Amsterdam 1071 CX
The Concertgebouw, homeresidence of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, is a fantastic concert hall and world famous. More info here: (website hidden)Concertgebouwplein Amsterdam 1071 LN
Oriental 128 is a great culinary Chinese restaurant where taste and atmosphere come together. Airco available. See also (website hidden)Amstelveenseweg Amsterdam 1075 XL
Built in the 1890s this is a catheral for expressive arts in a wide sense. More here: (website hidden)
At Macbike you can rent a bike. From the apartment its less than 10 minutes of walk: Overtoom 45. More info here: (website hidden)Weteringschans Amsterdam 1017 SG
This is our national Museum. Many famous paintings of the Gold Age can be viewed, like the Nightwatch of Rembrandt. More info here: (website hidden)Jan Luijkenstraat Amsterdam 1071 CJ
Interesting museum about the history of Amsterdam. Many paintings and the museumbuilding itself is worth a visit. Dont forget to visit the Begijnhof too, which is close to the museum.Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal Amsterdam 1012 RM
A historic place where Anne Frank went into hiding. The museum is open every day. More info can be found at (website hidden)Amsterdam 1000 AS
What Amsterdam can offer regarding Art Festivals: (website hidden)Amsterdam NH
This is the closest Park + Ride location to the apartment. More info here: (website hidden)Olympisch Stadion Amsterdam 1076 DE
In the middle of the centre, which is worth a sightseeing itself, the Nieuwe Kerk houses various art exhibitions throughout the year. See also (website hidden)Dam Square Amsterdam
Since June 2009 the site has been home to Hermitage Amsterdam, directly derived from the famous Hermitage of St. Petersburg in Russia. See also (website hidden)Amstel Amsterdam NH
DNO produces an average of eleven productions per year and they take place in Het Muziektheater, in the Amsterdam Stadsschowburg, the Koninklijk Theater Carré and the Westergasfabriek Amsterdam.Waterlooplein Amsterdam 1011 PG
Our most famous and probably largest stage art house. More info here (website hidden)Amstel Amsterdam 1018 EM
NEMO is the largest science centre in the Netherlands. Its the perfect place for anyone with an inquiring mind. Everything in NEMO is connected to science and technology. Kids will like this.Oosterdok Amsterdam 1011 VX
The most famous Zoo in Holland. See more than 200 species of trees and more than 900 species of animals.Plantage Kerklaan Amsterdam 1018 CZ
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