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.
# March 2015: Keukenhof from 20 March 2015 - 17 Mai 2015
# Breaking news! As from November the 30th both Guestrooms have been undergoing a makeover: fresh paintwork, new carpets and new bedlinen. Just have a look at the pictures!
# Update nov 2014: 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.
# Update August 2014: use MAPfrappe, see (website hidden), to compare the size of your hometown with Amsterdam. Great tool!
# 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.
The apartment is clean and comfortable inside a typical Amsterdam town house. Our host was very hospitable evening lending us 2 bikes and printing out our boarding passes. The location is excellent; tasty and friendly local restaurants and pubs at normal prices. The museum quarter and the centre are quite close by. It was a very enjoyable stay.
Die Unterkunft entsprach genau den Angaben, welche über die Homepage von Airbnb kommuniziert wurden, und war absolut sauber und ordentlich. Herr Swinkels hat uns überaus freundlich in Empfang genommen und war super unkompliziert. Besonders vorteilhaft war, dass wir von ihm für den gesamten Zeitraum Fahrräder zur Verfügung gestellt bekommen haben.
Dank für deine Bewertung. Ich bin sehr zufrieden damit. Eine eigene Toilette wäre sicher super gewesen, konnte aber beim heutigen Grundriß nicht realisiert worden. Trotzdem glauben wir einen guten Balanz gefunden zu haben in was die Unterkunft zu bieten hat und den Preis. Aber wer weißt was die Zukunft noch bringt? Freundliche Grüsse und immer wieder,
This is the second Time i come to wilbert's place. As last Time, he is very welcoming and helpful! We even shared a very good riesling together! The place is great and perfectly located.
The room is the same as shown in the picture.
The location is near tram station.
Wilbert is very nice. I came back later than the time we expected and he sent whatsapp to me asked if things were ok. He also brrowed his bike to me during my stay.
It was little bit hard for me to carry my luggage up to 4th floor. But Wilbert is always willing to help :) He is so nice.
Wilbert is a very nice person, he helped us with our baggage and he was such a kind and gentle. The neighborhood is calm and next to the city-center, Vondelpark is so beautiful, nice for a walk and in a short time you can reach Museumplein! Had such a great time in Amsterdam!
Wilburt was an excellent host. He helped take my luggage up the steep and narrow stairs, answered my questions promptly, and did his best to ensure that my stay was a smooth and successful experience. The room was very nice, a scenic vista out the window, lots of space inside. Amenities were very good, refrigerator, microwave, toasty heat from the radiator. Enjoyed my stay. Would definitely come again.
Instructions on the page was well-descriptive. We haven't realized any confusion or misunderstanding. He warmly wellcomed us and we had a small talk when he was showing us the room.
The most important thing for me was the cleanliness and good location because I was visiting Amsterdam for 2 nights. Wilbert's place gave them both.
The bed was seperated as I informed before and I found that ready on arrival.
There was no annoying sound or people around. So you can take a rest after long Amsterdam night.
The only disappointment was the stairs. 4 storey building with no elevators is tiring after hanging around all day.
Beyond that, my accomodation was fine overall.
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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.