About This Listing
FREE CAR PARKING at my house. Big saving!
FREE BIKES (5) for visitors.
15 min by bus to city center or 15 min by bike to city center (you take free boat) Free wifi and ipad use.
FREE CAR PARKING at my house. In Amsterdam parking costs 4-5€/ hour! Big saving!
FREE BIKES (5) for visitors. So in total 6 people can travel by bike which is superbe in Amsterdam. The bikes are free to use!
15 min by bus to city center or 15 min by bike to city center (you take free boat)
I only rent out my appartment above 2 people. Thank you for your understanding.
My appartment is in a quiet street with a green zone in front of me (there is a children's farm and playground if you come with family) . You can park your car in front of my house.
The appartment consists of one master bedroom with one double bed and one single bed. There is also another bedroom with one double bedroom up high. If you come with six people there is a comfortable couch in the living room. ( so for 5 persons real beds and one person has a really comfortable big couch)
There is a new kitchen in it with a dishwasher (yeah!) and a big living room.
I have a laptop that is free to use and an xbox with games that you can also use.
I also have a bamboe garden where you can be to relax (in summer) and do bbq. In winter it's the best (and only) place to smoke a cigarette.
There are a couple of cool restaurants nearby where you can eat or drink next to the water! Take a look at the pictures!
Feel free to ask for more info.
- free wifi
- xbox and games (unless i take it with me: let me know when you want)
- breakfast (everything is there, you just have to prepare yourself ;)
- linnen for beds
- towels for shower
- cable television on 40" flatscreen
- charger for iphone 4
- music installation with connection for smartphone, ipad, ipod, etc.
- hotline to my phone in case you need help ;)
The appartment is close to the NDSM (2 min by foot ):
NDSM-werf looks like the set from a postapocalyptic film – abandoned boats and trams rust by the water’s edge, graffiti scrawls across every surface, smoke stacks belch in the distance, and huge carved wooden tiki heads gaze over it all. The area is actually a city-sponsored art community called Kinetisch Noord that has taken over a derelict shipyard. Participants converted a mondo old warehouse to hold more than 100 studios, theatres and a skateboard hall, and it has quickly become a centre for underground culture and events, such as the Over het IJ Festival. MTV thought the area was so cutting-edge that it, too, revamped one of the old industrial buildings and made it its European headquarters. It’s true that unless an event is going on, there’s not much to do besides wander around and ogle the recycled-junk street-art (which is pretty damn cool). Café Noorderlicht (Neveritaweg 33), in a Tibetan-prayer-flag-draped greenhouse, provides food and drinks in a funky ambience; it's open from 11am to late.
Please also take a look at Pllek. A new cafe /restaurant that openend. It's the only place with a citybeach. The atmosphere is funky and it's an amazing place when the sun shines :)
The appartment is for guests only. Guests have acces to two sleeping rooms, kitchen, spacious living room, toilet, shower and a spacious garden. They have also access to 5 free bikes.
Interaction with Guests
I will be present when guests have booked my place.
It's safe and relaxt. There is a child farm, play garden and football court very close. Parking for car is FREE.
Public transport :
bus 35 to Central station: 20 min
Bike (5 in total) : 15 min (included 10 min on free to take ferry)
Foot: 20 min (included 10 min on free to take ferry)
Other Things to Note
NEVER put the dishwasher and the laundry machine on at the same time!! Thx :)
Don't make too much noise. If I get complaints from neigbours, i will have to ask you to leave. ( this has never happened before so don't be the first one ;)
Peter was there when we arrived : a very laid back person, speaking fluent French, English and Dutch, he certainly did make us feel welcome.
The appartment is spacious and the terrace behind the kitchen is a nice area - although we did not use it much due to the weather being a bit chilly during our stay. Sleeping is best for 4 persons maximum, unless you have a "camping mindset", in which case the appartment indeed can fit up to 6. Peter loves vintage stuff, and has a nice collection of comics - provided you understand Dutch of course.
The nearby NDSM is a fun location and food at the PLLEK restaurant there was a great experience - better book before you go as this seems to be one of the places to be these days in Amsterdam. The free ferry takes you from NDSM to Centraal Station in half and hour from the appartment, and the free parking is definitely a benefit.
The neighborhoud is very calm. It just lacks any specific charm - this is not central Amsterdam and its old houses. Small kids would probably love the "farm" and playground in front of the appartment. We did not use the provided bikes, but they are a nice touch nevertheless : this is Holland after all !
On the negative side bed linen was a little small for our taste, and we have found the appartment in an average state both in terms of cleanliness and its general condition : except for the kitchen, it is definitely in need of a serious overhaul with a new paintjob, finishing off the wooden floors, and modernising the bathroom.
Also, we would have appreciated some space to put our stuff away, and a little more attention given to the fact that we are paying customers, and not just using the appartment "as is" in the absence of the owner.
Overall we had a great time in Amsterdam, and we appreciated the location only 30mn away from the city center. All in all although rentals are expensive in Amsterdam (especially around King's day ?), we feel we may have paid a little too much this time, especially compared to other AirBnB rentals we have had elsewhere (4 so far including this one). I hope Peter will invest some of this to turn his appartment from "good" to "great" !
The apartment is clean and comfortable. The living room full of entertainment possibilities (TV, audio station, board games, books etc.). The apartement are big enough for 5 people. The kitchen is equipped with everything you could ever need. A big advantage that there are 5 bikes for free. The yard is quite big and welcoming as well. The apartment was only 20 minutes away from the city center with ferry, And restaurants not so far away and a supermarket within 5 minutes of the house.
Peter was really friendly, welcoming and ready to help at any time. I strongly recommend his apartment. Thank you for everything.
Peter was really friendly and welcoming and the apartment was exactly as described. Very comfortable with a great layout. We had 3 children with us and Peter had set up a little bed for our youngest son and let our children play on his xbox which was one of the highlights of their stay! the boat to amsterdam was very close and easy. it was nice to be a little bit out of the craziness of the city and the dock area was very cool. thank you Peter.
We had a great time in peter's flat. Everything went very smooth. Cheers
About the Host, Peter
Hello, I'm a Belgian guy who ended up in Amsterdam after studying. I live here now 13 years. I studied Antroplogy, travelled a lot and have my own company now in Social media. Strange combination? ;) I know ..
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