About this listing
Our lovely bed and breakfast is situated near to the Museum District and Vondelpark in the popular and vibrant 19th/20th Century residential neighborhood of Oud-Zuid.
From our bed and breakfast you can easily access the famous Museum Quarter with the Van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk Museum and Rijksmuseum. The major museums make this area a unique travelers paradise. Moreover, you will find here many luxury boutiques, cafés and the majestic concert hall, the world famous Concertgebouw from 1888. Because of its highly regarded acoustics, this concert hall is considered one of the finest venues for classical music worldwide. Leidseplein is right at the other end of the Vondelpark. This place is synonymous for nightlife till dawn. At Leidseplein you find the Stadsschouwburg, which is the main theatre, several cinemas, many bars, clubs and restaurants, as well as the famous music temples Paradiso and Melkweg.
Our accommodation is positioned very convenient and a relaxed, half hour walk through Vondelpark will take you to the high-cultural cluster at Museumplein and/or to the very heart of the entertainment area at Leidseplein.
In the surrounding neighborhood you can find everything that makes your weekend break in Amsterdam comfortable and enjoyable. In walking distance there is a wide selection of cafés and delicious take-away. Restaurants range from Thai, Japanese, Indonesian food, to Brazil and Surinam kitchen, a Kosher restaurant and various Italian places. There is an outstanding wine bar next door and a cocktail bar at the corner. In summer one might prefer the beer garden at Vondelpark (at the park entrance across the street). Walking down the street, there are many convenience stores including a well-stocked supermarket (during the week open until 10pm, on Sundays until 7pm), a couple of small grocery stores, several bakeries, an eco-food-store, an exquisite small corner shop with the most delicious ice-cream, and very important - a late night shop that is open until 1am.
Our bed and breakfast offers 2 guest rooms for 2 persons each on the second floor of our private house. One room has the size of 25 m2 (No.1), the other 16 m2 (No.2). The rooms are offered separately, but can be requested together.
This offer concerns the smaller room of 16 m2. The room is modestly furnished with some 1970s / 1980s furniture. It has a French bed with a good matrass. The two rooms share the bathroom which is equipped with a bath tub, washing stand and a toilet. The room has an extra washing stand. Wireless internet is available.
Generally we don’t do breakfast and it is not included in the room rates. There are however two very recommendable cafés in close proximity, which open early in the morning. Using our kitchen for making coffee or tea is always possible.
Our family and child friendly accommodation has been visited by the authors of the German DUMONT travel guides (Amsterdam. DUMONT Reise-Taschenbuch and Amsterdam. DUMONT direkt) and is recommended in the 2012 and 2014 edition.
Our bed and breakfast is easily accessible with public and private transport. The tram lines no.1 and 2 have stops in close proximity to our house and connect straight to the Central Station at the IJ-embankment. The Connexxion bus no.197 connects straight to the 12.5 km distant international airport Schiphol - the ride takes 20 minutes and the closest bus stop to our house is Haarlemmermeerstation. For those coming by car, the motorway exits S106-S107-S108 are very close to our accommodation.
Street parking in our area costs €3 per hour or €21,60 per day (Mo-Sa; Su free parking). Alternatively, in close vicinity to our house, at the northern side of the 1928 Olympic Stadium is a municipal park and ride facility (P+R). Parking in the P+R facility after 10am during the week and during the weekend costs €1 per 24 hours. Parking during the week before 10am costs €8 for the first 24 hours and then €1 per 24 hours. You may leave your car up to 96 hours (4 days) in the garage. Since this is a park and ride facility and the low-priced parking is connected to the use of public transport, it is important that the last check-in with the public transport chip card has been in the center area. If this is not the case, the regular parking fee per hour is applied. The public transport ticket (OV chip card) must be purchased separately at the ticket machine available in the garage.
Room reservations should require a minimal stay of 2 nights with a maximum of 28 nights. Standard, the check-in time starts at 2pm. Check-out time is until 11am. If the accommodation is not occupied you can get the room early on your date of arrival and check out late on your date of departure. You can always bring in your luggage early on the day of arrival and leave your luggage with us for the remaining of the day of departure until 10pm.
We assume you understand that at our accommodation offers non-smokers rooms only, drugs are strictly forbidden. We reserve the right to terminate the stay without notice and without refund if the stated number of occupiers is exceeded or due to bad or unaccepted behavior, or causing damage to our property, alternatively we will levy additional charges at the appropriate daily tariff. Guests are responsible for returning the room and main door security keys on the day of departure. If keys get lost, guests are charged for any replacement costs.
We reserve the right to cancel your reservation due to circumstances beyond our control. We cannot be held responsible for any financial or emotional damages due to the cancellation, but all payments done by the client to us for this reservation will be fully refunded. Acceptance of accommodation signifies acceptance of the above terms and conditions.
Victor, Holger's son, was our host. He was AMAZING to have around because he played Legos with my son and was very relaxed and kind hearted. He also was very responsible. The location of the house is near the big Vondelpark. To get to the center you will learn to take the number 2 tram and it takes about 20 min. If you're brave you can rent a bike next door but we weren't brave. The neighborhood has some good places to eat. I like the laid back feeling and the safeness of this home which is especially important to me when traveling with my 9 year old son.
The room is clean and functional and in an excellent part of town with easy access to Vondelpark and the #2 tram downtown. Bed was very comfortable and bathroom clean and efficient. Access available to a compact kitchen with a little space in the fridge. Used the washing machine, but limited space to hang-dry clothes.
Holgers Sohn hat uns freundlich aufgenommen und uns ein paar super Tipps, was Restaurants und Bars in der Umgebung betrifft, gegeben.
Das Zimmer ist hell und grosszügig. Für einen Städtetrip ideal.
Auch die Lage hat uns sehr zugesagt, nahe am Park und ein guter ÖV-Anschluss.
Eine riesige Freude hatten wir an der Katze von Holgers Familie. Kiwi hat uns jedes mal, wenn wir nach Hause kamen empfangen. Eine sehr zutrauliche und liebenswürdige Katze.
Holger's apartment location was BEAUTIFUL. It really was right next to an amazing park, and a super market as well. Bars and other things to do we're close by. You could tell he took air b n b very seriously, and has hosted many many people before. He was incredibly friendly and helpful when it came to finding our way around. All in all great stay!
Holger очень гостеприимный и приятный человек. По приезде кратко познакомил с историей застройки Амстердама и показал главные достопримечательности. Комната, как и весь дом в целом, чисто убрана. Понравился интерьер. Все сделано стильно и со вкусом. Сам дом трехэтажный с большими причудливыми лестницами. К Holger всегда можно обратиться с вопросом и получить полезный ответ. В доме есть очень красивая и игривая кошка. Расположение в минуте ходьбы до Wondelpark, который поражает своей красотой и видами. Люди там занимаются спортом, играют, едят, общаются, катаются на велосипедах и т.д. Самое приятное место в Амстердаме. Рядом с домом на расстоянии приблизительно 200 м расположены трамвайные пути, по которым можно добраться до центра и central station на трамваях 1 и 2.
L'accueil que nous a réservé Holger fût des plus (website hidden) a pris le temps de nous informer et de nous indiquer les points importants de la ville sur un plan dès notre arrivée.
La maison est très bien située et pleine de charme.
Une semaine parfaite.
Lieber Holger, vielen Dank für Deine tolle Gastfreundschaft. Es war wunderbar bei Dir wohnen zu können. Das Zimmer ist top und entspricht in vollem Umfang der Beschreibung. Die Lage ist super, das Zentrum ist per Bahn oder aber zu Fuß gut erreichbar. Die Nähe an den Vondelpark ist perfekt, es gibt nette Cafés in der Nähe.
Holger hat uns tolle Tipps gegeben - angefangen von Frühstücksmöglichkeiten bis hin zur Beach Bar. vielen Dank wir kommen bestimmt gerne wieder. Grüße aus Köln Claudia
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About the Host, Holger
Live responsible and enjoy life. Being an architect and urban designer I very much love visiting cities and meeting people from different backgrounds and countries. Isn't it fantastic that until now, we had guests from more than 50 countries?