About this listing
This cozy one bedroom apartment (35m2) is situated in the popular Staatslieden neighbourhood. It's a 5 minute walk to the Westerpark cultural terrain, which has a big park, restaurants, clubs, galleries and a movie theater. Easy travel to the center!
This cozy one bedroom apartment (35m2) is situated in the popular Staatslieden neighbourhood. It's a 5 minute walk to the Westerpark cultural terrain, which has a big park, restaurants, clubs, galleries and a movie theater.
The apartment is located on the second floor and accommodates 2 people. As Dutch stairs go, these aren't so bad, but still expect a relatively narrow climb. It has a fully equipped kitchen, coffee machine, fridge and small oven, a full size bed, shower, iron and ironing board, and wireless wifi. You can hook up your own digital device and play through the receiver and speakers.
You'll find WIFI, clean linens and bath towels, and kitchen dish and hand towels. There is a large, empty closet with hangers for clothing or bags.
You'll have access to the entire apartment and everything in it (the only exception being the washing machine, which is under repair).
Interaction with Guests
We will in almost every case meet you personally when you arrive. We can show you around and answer any questions you may have, and are reachable at any point throughout your stay. Unless requested, you can leave the keys upon departure so that you can leave with ease.
Great area right by the fantastic Westerpark. The park is huge and during the hot summer days, never gets as crowded as Vondelpark, so you can always find a nice spot to hang out. Close to the center but without all the noise. Very close to public transport, supermarkets, cafe's, bars and a famous nightshop, where you can buy home cooked meals and organic produce, with a great selection of beer and wine.
A short 10 minute walk away from the famous Jordaan area, full of great bars and cafes as well as the Haarlemmerdijk shopping street. The entire city is accessible either via public transport or very easily by biking!
Right in the neighborhood we recommend trying: the Italian restaurant 'Bella Storia', just on the corner, it's great! If you just want to grab a pizza, their pizzeria is right next to the restaurant, also excellent. There are a few cafes where you can grab a sandwich or coffee, Cafe de Gruyter is at the end of the street and is recommended for coffee, lunch, a drink, dinner. Also, breakfast or coffee at de Bakerswinkel just inside Westerpark is always good and a few minutes away!
Any questions or suggestions needed? Don't hesitate to ask or contact me during your stay, I'll be happy to help and point you to everything you'll need.
Tram 10 will take you to the the west side of the city center and the museum area. The tram stop is located one block from the flat. Bus 21 will take you to Central Station in under 15 minutes and the stop is a few blocks away. Centraal Station is walkable during the summer months, when the nice weather makes it pleasant to do so.
And get a bike! That makes getting around very easy and fast!
Other Things to Note
While the washing machine/dryer is in the photos, it is not working. However, the laundromat we use is right at the end of the street if you need anything, they are fast and friendly.
Treat the house like you would your own. Please don't smoke too much inside; we ask no smoking inside but if you must, please do so in the large open windows. Please consider the neighbors by keeping the noise reasonable while in the flat and hallway.
We understand that things get broken, please let us know should something happen.
Please make an effort to close the main door softly as it is next to the ground floor neighbor.
The apartment was great and Marinx & Janelle were the perfect hosts!
They both met us when we arrived and waited even though our flight was delayed. They are very kind and informative and even brought us fruit. The apartment is beautiful, clean and big with all the accessories we needed. The wifi was also fast which is important these days :) thanks for everything!
We really enjoyed our stay in Janelles and Marnixs apartment! It's super cozy, just like in the pictures, very tastefully and fondly furnished and clean. The bed is comfortable too, looks a bit small in the pictures but you fit in perfectly with two people. It is very nice to have the big windows to the quiet street in this cozy neighborhood, which flood the livingroom with daylight. Janelle welcomed us giving us many helpful hints and providing apples and flowers! :) and the pizza in "bella storia" next door, which she recommended, is simply awesome! the walkway to the center leads through the most beautiful streets and channels. we didn't miss anything, felt immediately at home and wished to not need to leave this place anymore! ;)
Marnix and his girlfriend Janelle were very helpful and communicated with us a lot prior to our arrival. They even met us late at night when we got in, and were flexible with checkout. They offered great tips in the neighborhood as well. I'll definitely be hanging out with them when I go back to Amsterdam! The apartment was perfect for me and my girlfriend, and our friend slept comfortably on the couch. Clean and simple!
Great host, and apartment was exactly as pictured and described. Thanks for a great stay!
Nous avons passé un excellent weekend a Amsterdam dans cet appartement : bonne situation (proche du centre - 10 minutes a pied), bien décoré et Janelle est une super hôte! Elle nous a donné de nombreux conseils, nous a conseillé des adresses, ...
Je recommande ce logement à tous ceux de passage à Amsterdam!
Had a great stay at Marnix + Janelle's place. The apartment is as described: quiet, comfortable, lots of light, in a great part of town, conveniently located to public transport, and a short walk to center. Janelle made me feel very welcome on arrival, and was available throughout my stay - very quick to respond to questions - giving me some great tips/recommendations. I will definitely stay again the next time I am in Amsterdam.
Perfect apartment in really nice and quiet place. Marnix and Janelle were very friendly and positive. When we'll back to Amsterdam I wish to live there again ;)
About the Host, Marnix
I'm an Amsterdam based photographer.
Marnix Postma discovered his passion for photography at the not-so-tender age of 26. Studying Interior Design at the Art Academy in Rotterdam he took a supplementary course in photography during his second year, discovered a talent and switched to a full-time course a year later.
During those 4 years he formed strong technical knowledge also through assistant photographer positions, but found his “depth” during masterclasses given by Tom van Heel and Edel Verzijl. Marnix states “They pushed me in a direction where I discovered a new piece of myself, which enriched my way of concept formation. They told me to do more research on myself and as I was always impressed by the surrealist movement from the twenties, I started there.”
Automatism and other ways used to pull ideas out of the unconscious intrigue Marnix and provide him with the starting points for his work. The first series showcasing this way of working is his ‘Androgyny’ series, which also reflects a turnaround in the direction of his work.
Text by: Indigits