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.
Holger is very friendly and kind even our stay were busy traveling and I was tired coz got a flu. Very good location to many famous traveling spots with train #2, save time and easy to everywhere. Might love to come and stay again at Holgar's house, thank you so much.
Holger was an excellent host! Holger and his son Viktor greeted us at the door and carried our luggages up to our room. Holger should us around the house: where our rooms were, the washrooms. He also sat us down and gave us some tips and possible sightings we could visit. It was really sweet that he took the time to do that for us!
As for the location, it is PERFECT! So close to the centre of Amsterdam. Very close to the train station. Also there's a pastry shop nearby that sells tea and coffee and sweet decadents. It's called Linnick. You MUST visit this place if you intend to stay over at Holger's.
My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. We would highly recommend others rent out his space. When we come back, we will definitely book with Holger again :)
Holger is a welcoming host and he is very willing to offer help, such as briefing us the city. The room is very cute and cosy :) and the bathroom is clean too! The neighbourhood is quiet but close to everything.
Upon our arrival, we were warmly greeted by Holger, who took the time to sit with us and show us how to navigate around Amsterdam, suggest some places to visit and answered our questions. The room was very nice, clean and comfortable and had the privacy we wanted. Our stay was great and would definitely book here again!
Holger gave us a very happy welcome, he waited for us for longer than expected with no issues at all. The room was clean and tidy with a private vanity within the room and a shared bathroom with the adjacent room.
Holger provided us with a map of Amsterdam and had had plenty of information readily available for guests.
The apartment is situated opposite Vondelpark which has some great beer gardens within. The apartment is also situated above a bike shop, we hired bikes for 15 euro for 24 hours which was a great way to see Amsterdam!
Overall a great experience, we would stay here again an recommend to friends.
One thing to keep in mind is that Holger has a cat- a very friendly cat which comes to say hello each morning! If you are allergic or aversive to cats you may like to consider this.
Holger was very kind, helpful and full of information about the places to visit. He even helped us get online tickets for Brugge. The house is central and close to bus and tram stations as described. Weather was very good and we were thankful that the house was very close to Vondelpark. The room is clean and spacious enough for two people (even if you are not a couple). Holger and his family have met and exceeded all our expectations. I would be happy to stay there again and recommend you to stay as well.
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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 45 countries?