About This Listing
Beautiful and tastefully refurbished home in the city centre of Amsterdam. Situated to the well-known canals (Realengracht) with an excellent view on the water and historic bridges. A family of swans regularly swims by. A canal boat is included.
A fully refurbished home (2014) that is available when the owners are on holidays.
The Swan Home is a very romantic house on the "Western Islands" of Amsterdam, next to the Realen canals. This part of the city is characterized by its silence although it's only a stone's throw from the city centre. The residential area consists of 18th century warehouses which have been transformed to houses.
On the inside of the house there's an inspiring and spacious sitting room with dining table and sunlight coming in from two sides up until late in the evening. The kitchen is fully equipped with a stove, oven, freezer and fridge and lots of utilities to use.
The main bedroom has a double bed. A second bedroom adjacent to it has two single beds for children. The bathroom has a bath, a shower and a sink; the toilet with sink is in a separate room.
The house has a private waterfront terrace (very rare in Amsterdam!) where you can relax and overlook no less than THREE CANALS and enjoy beautiful views of historic bridges (a.o. HERRING BRIDGE), authentic facades, warm sunsets and - if you're lucky - a family of SWANS swimming by. You can also use the barbecue or light the fire pit. The canal boat with electric motor is at your disposal.
The location of the house is perfect: it's VERY near to Central Station (5-10 minutes) and public transport brings you to all parts of the city swiftly. The HOTTEST shopping street Haarlemmerdijk is only a few meters from the front door, as are many dining options (from traditional pubs to very modern restaurants).
Also close is the boutique-area Nine Streets with trendy bars, the traditional Jordaan-area, the hypermodern EYE film museum, some local and large markets (Wednesday and Saturday), Anne Frank House and much more.
We are very flexible to make your stay very pleasant, we have a guide book of Amsterdam for your usage, we provide clean bed spreads and towels and are flexible with check in/out.
Every part of the house and terrace.
Interaction with Guests
We like to inform our guests to the maximum and respond to their inquiries fast and elaborate.
Public transit is around the corner.
Other Things to Note
Guests we look for:
- Respectful of neighbours (keep level of noise down)
- Non-smokers (or smokers that smoke outside)
- Above 30 when in a group
- Any age if staying as a couple
Guests we cannot accept:
- Group of guys under the age of 30
The owners have a cat which is not present during your stay. We deliver a very clean, tidy and cat hair free apartment by thorough cleaning and hovering. In case you suffer from a pet related allergy we suggest to look further.
General house rules apply to the apartment, amongst others:
- No loud music, noise or other nuisance in the apartment, in the garden or in the entrance;
- No smoking in the apartment or in the common entrance; on the balcony is OK as long as you get rid of the stubs and ashes;
- No drugs;
- No home parties;
- It's prohibited to have more people visit / stay in / sleep in the apartment than is mentioned on the booking confirmation;
- Please leave the apartment in a neat state, e.g. that you have emptied the dustbin in the street-container, put all dishes in the dish washing machine, emptied the ashtray outside, etc.
After a city-centre stay, we moved to the Swan Home for a more relaxing time and to be closer to relatives staying in Westerdok. Tucked away from all the hustle and bustle of Centrum this unique space is defined by the owners’ eclectic taste, reflecting an atmosphere of art and skillful decoration, and a spacious wrap-around deck overhanging the tranquil canals. The location is relatively close to central Amsterdam, easily accessible by bus. The Wifi connection is great, too. On a weekend, when the neighbourhood construction takes a breather, it’s hard to beat this impressive pied-à-terre for waterside relaxation. The support from Nanne and Nick were absolutely faultless. They were very responsive from day one and kept in regular contact throughout our stay. We thoroughly recommend their service for your visit to Amsterdam.
We spent 3 nights in this fabulous apartment.Its been very tastefully renovated. Its a 10 minute walk from central station. It was nice to be removed from the hustle and bustle of the city and yet its still only a short walk away. The terrace is beautiful and a lovely place to sit and relax. A big thank you for the bottle of white wine you left as a welcome... I know where ill stay on my next trip to amsterdam.
This was a lovely apartment and we enjoyed the spaciousness and the decor. The location was great!! We loved walking around and exploring the local neighborhood!! One of the best parts about this location is you are out of the touristy areas, its laid back, friendly and very welcoming! We had a great time exploring Amsterdam, but the crowds and tourist traps made us very happy to return to our little getaway at The Swan Home. The bath tub was a welcome treat. Very well-stocked kitchen! The bed was comfortable and the wifi was very strong!! Nick was very responsive in our communication. I'd be happy to stay here again!! One of our favorite restaurants was Daalder, take an evening to get the 7-course wine paring dinner and you won't be sorry! Winkle's Dutch Apple Pie was awesome!
The apartment is really nice, wonderful terrace, perfect for breakfast, lunch or romantic dinner. Very comfortable bed. Very good taste for furniture. Wi-fi a bit slow but ok for check emails. 15 mins by foot to Central Station, 5 mins with bicycle.
Great location, we hope to come back again soon.
Our holiday has been absolutely perfect. The Swan Home is one of the most amazing and sweet places I've ever been in my life. Really beautiful, full of light, just 10 minutes walking from the very heart of Amsterdam and in a quiet and relaxing neighborhood. The welcoming has been perfectly on time and all the extra services and request we made has been provided with no exception. I can absolutely advice this place for a couple who wants to enjoy living in Amsterdam for a while and for a couple with a little baby because of the ducks on the river he/she can play with. Amazing! I think we are going to come back next year.
The Swan is AMAZING. So much better than photos. The place was immaculate and the owners clearly have a real knack for design and art. Incredible views. Great kitchen accoutrement. Lovely waterside terrace garden. Extremely comfortable bed. I was perplexed recalling some of the previous reviews that were anything other than amazing. I suppose perhaps if you come to Amsterdam from a small town to be in the center, center of a bustling city this place might not blow your socks off. It is surprisingly calm for central Amsterdam -- the islands feel like an old fishing wharf. But if you have spent your share of time in other major cities (think London, Paris, NY), you will totally get how special this place is. It is 15 minutes from the central station (5 minutes by bike -- good tram line to Museumplein etc), but its location allows you room to breathe. Best of both worlds.
Nanne and Nick were very responsive and addressed all my questions immediately. They also helped me work around a problem I was having booking initially. Experienced, professional hosts.
I work in Amsterdam once a month so have stayed in a range of hotels and apartments there over the years. This is the best of them all. Definitely hoping to return again.
The place was great. Looked exactly like the photos!! Would definitely stay there again but this time I would make sure that no construction is taking place nearby. The drilling machine pounded away for most of my stay!!! Overall a good experience.
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