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.
We would like to thank Holger and his son Victor for their warming hospitality. Despite our flight delay, Holger has made arrangements for us to settle in. Both hosts are pleasant and lovely people.
Apartment itself is very homely, bright, clean and cozy. Amazing location in immediate vicinity of Vondelpark in a very quiet, fine and completely 'non-touristic' part of Amsterdam. Also there is many nice and comfy cafes and restaurants in walking distance.
City centre is just 20 minutes walk through the park. At the same time airport transfer is very simple and requires just a single public bus ride.
We would like to recommend this apartments for anyone looking for a nice quiet place to stay in Amsterdam.
We had a pleasant stay At holger s place, a beautiful house. We only met his son but he helped us Just fine. The room was nice, bright and in a good spot next to the vondelpark. Nice we could use good shampoo and towels.
Thank you ver much.
Holger and family are great. I loved the relaxed atmosphere. The apartment is nice and the neighborhood is pleasant, not to mention walking distance away from the city center. Cannot wait to come back.
Pour notre découverte d'Amsterdam entre copines, nous avons logé dans le sympathique appartement d'Holger, bien situé, à 5min à pied de la station de Tram qui passe en moyenne toute les 15min donc aucune difficulté pour se rendre facilement au coeur de la ville. De plus, il y a le bus 197 qui amène directement à l'aéroport pour 5 euros. La chambre était comme sur les photos, trés propre, accueillante, au calme et une salle de bain trés bien aussi. Dès notre arrivée, Holger nous a présenté la ville, en nous donnant quelques conseils précieux d'endroits à découvrir et nous a permis de laisser nos bagages chez lui la dernière journée, ce qui fut trés pratique! Bonne adresse que je vous recommande!
First time in Amsterdam and Holger was a lovely host and answered any questions we had about travelling around the city. The room was just what we needed in a lovely neighbourhood and an ideal location a couple minutes walk from the beautiful Vondelpark. Thank you for having us!
Prima buurt, centrum van de stad was gemakkelijk bereikbaar. De ontvangst was redelijk miniem, we kregen niet veel uitleg. Er was geen ontbijt inbegrepen bij de kamer. Dit was op zich helemaal geen probleem, maar het was leuk geweest als we wat tips hadden gekregen ivm leuke eetgelegenheden voor 's ochtends. De kamer was netjes en het waren goede donsdekens.
Dear Annelies, you better read the offer before completing the reservation. We don't do breakfast and on our street are so many excellent cafes that it should be easy to find a convenient place. I hope you had a good time and enjoyed your stay. Warm greetings, Holger
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