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 larger room of 25 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. 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 was an exceptional host. From the moment we booked the room he was in contact with us and gave tips and tricks for the city, but this was only the start. The bedroom is absolutely lovely, we arrived a little early so they were still setting up so Holger gave us some hotspots on a map and we went to explore the city.
Upon arriving back both me and the girlfriend were so pleased with how the room was, the bed is so comfy and probably one of the best nights sleep in ages. The room is massive and it felt like we had our own flat, the location is something else as well just minutes from vondelpark and on the doorstep are plenty of lovely restaurants and bars including Rons a Michelin starred and reasonably priced gastrobar.
When it came to leave we really did not want to go home, he let us leave our bags in the room until our bus to the airport at 7pm and all in all was a great host with comfy accomidation which was spotless and in a great location. In the mornings we strolled through the park to the city picking up coffee and cake at the park gates first.
If we ever (fingers crossed we will) visit Amsterdam again I would not think twice about booking with Holger again.
I couldn't recommend a better place to stay if you are visiting Amsterdam, Holger is easy to communicate with and responds to all messages very quickly and is very helpful. I've been to the city a couple of times and this has by far been the best place I have stayed.
Room one is large, spacious and exactly the same as shown in the photos, with an incredibly comfortable bed and soft linen. The apartment is lovely (with the added bonus of two gorgeous cats), and the bathroom was clean with a very hot and very powerful shower.
The location of the apartment is great too. Situated on top of Vondelpark and a leisurely 20 min walk from the museum quarter (Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh). You can walk straight through the park and into the city centre in less than 30 min or get a quick tram from right outside the house.
Couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. Thank you Holger for helping to make the weekend so special!
Holger, seine Frau und sein Sohn sind wunderbare Gastgeber,
wir haben uns von der ersten Minute an wohl gefühlt.
Das Zimmer ist geräumig und geschackvoll eingerichtet, wir konnten uns gut entspannen und angenehme Ruhe finden.
Die Lage ist ebenso überzeugend, das Wohnumfeld ist gepflegt,
der Park wunderschön und die Straßenbahn nur wenige Gehminuten
entfernt. Wir kommen gerne wieder!
Holger was a perfect host - very discreet indeed but available when needed. He created a friendly and welcoming environment.
Although on a busy street the spacious room is very quiet - well located on a lively street with many dining options. The nearby cafés e.g. Anne & Max were ideal for breakfast.
If you are allergic to cats beware - as Holger's cat is very friendly. Also, the building is typical Amsterdam with many steps to climb for the second floor room, so be ready for steep stairs.
The room was great and the host was very welcoming! Also the cats were just too cute. ;)
In the near neighbourhood, there were lovely restaurants and places to have breakfast. I absolutely recommend this place when staying in Amsterdam!
Holger and his son Victor are really welcoming. They gave us ideas to discover Amsterdam when we arrived. The house is nice, clean, warm near the beautiful Vondelpark. Only few minuts from the tram. Really perfect to have some good time in Amsterdam. I recommand it !!
We had a lovely stay with Holger. The room was exactly as described and the shower was the best ever. At first I found the steep stairs alarming but soon got used to them. The situation was good, we walked through Vondelpark to the centre every day and came back by tram.
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