Bright, airy and spacious apartment in quiet part of the center. The apartment is situated on the first floor of a renovated, monumental building. The big 'en suite' living room consists of two parts; a relaxing chill out area and a space where you'll find the dinner table. The big comfy sofa is great to curl up and watch a movie on. The apartment has two balconies; a small one on the street side of the house and a large one with furniture at the quiet, back side. If you think the house looks like a dentist's waiting room: we agree! The pictures were taken when we just moved in, It has much more personality now and is much cosier with more art, plants and decked balcony with furniture. We also love curiosa!
The fully equipped kitchen has everything you need to make great meals, and (most of all) great coffee! There's an espresso machine, oven, dishwasher, blender, toaster, citrus press, and more.
Possibly the most relaxing part of the house is the bathroom, with a large bath tub, rain shower, and soft towels. The bedroom is attached to the bathroom and has a large, comfy bed. Washing machine and dryer are in the bathroom.
Location and transportation
The apartment is located in a quiet part of the center, on a beautiful wide street with monumental buildings and lots of green. Two bicycles are available for guests. The Rembrandtplein and Leidseplein (entertainment areas) are within 5-10 mins by bike. You'll have instant access to public transport– tram line 7 and 10 stop right in front of the house and bring you directly to the Leidseplein in 5 minutes, or to the Jordaan in 10 minutes. Within walking distance is a park (Oosterpark, 5 minutes), market (Dappermarkt, 10 minutes), supermarket (Albert Heijn, 3 minutes), and various restaurants and bars. We especially recommend Bar Bukowski for cocktails on the weekend (5 min walk) and restaurant BAUT (10 min walk). There's a train station within 7 minutes walking distance where you can reach Amsterdam Central Station within 3 (website hidden): We have a short haired dog (miniature pinscher) who won't be there when you are staying with us. However, if you are very allergic, please let us know.
No noise before 8am or after 10pm
Very friendly neighbors!
Minke's flat was extremely central to the main district of Amsterdam. Three stops to centraal made it very convenient and there are numerous restaurants and supermarkets in walking distance.
The flat was beautifully decorated, very clean and the bed especially comfortable.
Minke was extremely helpful in anything we needed, and sent us a document with recommended ways of getting around, what to see, her bike keys and also free museum passes.
All elements which contributed to an amazing trip over New Year's Eve and one I would recommend to anyone else.
Nous avons passé une excellente semaine à Amsterdam. Non seulement la ville est superbe mais l'appartement de Minke est impeccable : bien situé, au pied du tram, à quelques minutes en vélo de l'hyper-centre, au calme, déco esprit moderne et nickel côté propreté.
Cerise sur le gâteau, Minke parle très bien français ! Sa gentillesse est un vrai bonus (encore merci pour les deux vélos et la carte Google).
Si vous projetez de venir à Amsterdam, cet appartement sera un très bon choix !
I am very lucky to have stayed in Minke's wonderful apartment, it was a fantastic way to experience a new neighborhood of Amsterdam I had previously never visited. Minke and her husband have superlative decoration and arrangement tastes that makes this place a gem. Many thanks again Minke!