About this listing
A basic but lovely and comfortable little apartment with original details and a lot of character, on a residential side street in central Amsterdam.
I usually live here when I'm not traveling so it's a charming personable space, with a beautiful oak floor, Portuguese tiling in the bathroom, artwork on the wall and well stocked bookshelves and kitchen cabinets so you can feel at home away from home. It's a small place but it feels spacious because I keep it uncluttered, it has a nice Zen feel to it.
The apartment is on the third floor, to be reached with stairs that are quite narrow and steep, compared to modern apartment buildings. This is common in Amsterdam since the city is very densely populated and the historical houses in the city centre are built on very narrow plots of land.
The bedroom with double bed is one floor up in the attic, a lovely quiet space where you will sleep under the wooden roofbeams. It has a bay window with traditional Amsterdam hoist beam overlooking the city. There are two small sofa's that can be folded down flat and turned into a single bed in the living room. Bed linen and towels are provided. Please note that since the bedroom is in the attic you will have to climb a little steep staircase (a ladder really :) from the living room to the bedroom, so this is not for the elderly!
- Bed linnen and towels provided
- Breakfast provided: cereal, fruit, milk and juice
- Basic food stuff provided plus all cooking utensils
- Amsterdam city council tourist tax of 5,5% included in the price
- 3rd/4th floor, no elevator
- Wifi internet, no radio or tv
- Strictly no smoking and no shoes inside the apartment please
- Walking distance from shops, public transport, restaurants, tourist attractions and museums: information available upon arrival
- Inside information about what's happening in Amsterdam from a local who loves the city :-)
The apartment is all yours! It has wifi internet, a livingroom with a beautiful solid oak floor, a kitchen with everything you need for cooking (except for a microwave) and a washing machine, a bathroom with a bath tub, a shower which has good hot water, a little cold water sink and a toilet. The apartment is comfortably heated with a gas heater. The attic room has a small electric heater and electrical blanket for a toasty bed on cold nights. There is no radio or tv but Amsterdam has plenty of entertainment to offer!
Detailed info about how the heating and internet etc. work is provided in the airbnb house manual you'll receive with your reservation confirmation.
Interaction with Guests
My apartment is a real home, custom made by me and shared with you, not a chain-hotel or dime-a-dozen hostel. As you can see I provide a lot of info for you about the apartment and about myself and I have quite a few references, so you can feel comfortable and secure renting my place; you know what you will get!
I would like to ask the same from you; please fill out your profile with some background information about yourself and provide me with some information as to why you would like to rent my apartment when you enter a booking request, especially if you don't have any reviews or references yet. So I can feel equally secure in renting out my lovely apartment to you.
I'm not always around to meet you for check-in but I have perfect arrangements for you to pick up the key in a nearby cafe or a friend who will be there to meet you for check-on or be on standby in case of trouble. You can always call, email or text me of my friend should issues arise.
I've made a guide of the neighbourhood with my personal recommendations for cafes and restaurants. I'm very happy to provide info on what to do and where to go based on your preferences, by email or if I'm there to meet you for check-in I can advise you in person.
I'm very flexible with check-in and check-out times and if you would like a late check-out it is possible to check out in the afternoon and leave your luggage to pick up later at your convenience. This way you can make the most of your stay at my apartment.
Information about the apartment and the neighbourhood is provided upon arrival, I have a selection of guidebooks and leaflets with tourist information about the major attractions of Amsterdam. Please also check the guidebook I created on Airbnb as it provides a lot of info about facilities in the neighbourhood like supermarkets, nice cafes, galleries etc. As an architectural history student and culture lover I can tell you more about the historical and cultural side of Amsterdam if you're interested.
The neighbourhood is relaxed and safe, I've lived here for over 10 years now and wouldn't want to live anywhere else.
This little pad in the city centre of Amsterdam is close to everywhere you want to go. 5 minutes walking from Flower Market, Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk Museum, Van Gogh museum, Leidseplein, Heineken Brewery and Albert Cuyp market. It's on a quiet and friendly residential side street with lots of shops, restaurants and facilities such as supermarkets, bakeries and bike rental nearby, and a tram stop that takes you straight to Amsterdam Central Station is just outside the apartment. Another tram stop towards the Jordaan and West area is right around the corner.
Detailed info on how to reach the apartment by public transport is provided in the confirmation email
Other Things to Note
Basic food stuff is provided: fresh fruit, cereal, coffee, tea, juice, milk, rice, pasta, oil, herbs, usually some organic vegetables as well. Please feel free to use everything you find in my kitchen.
Tourist tax of 5,5% is included in the price.
Please take off your shoes before you go into the apartment: to protect the polished floorboards and to keep it nice and clean (this is not customary in The Netherlands but I picked up the habit of taking off the shoes in Asia, makes a lot of sense now doesn't it :)
Strictly no smoking. Not inside, and not out of the windows as this looks very bad for the neighbours. No smoking at all. Nothing. It's bad for you :-)
The apartment is in a block of three apartments with a shared front door and stairwell; so please mind the neighbours and do not disturb them with noise or queries about the apartment. Any questions or if you have lost your key: please call me or my friend.
We stayed in Vera's apartment for 3 nights in late August. The apartment is exactly as described, cute and calm, with everything you could need even a yoga mat. We loved the cozy attic bedroom, light filled living area and the bathroom was lovely. It's very close to the museum district and everything else is easily accessible via tram, bike or walking. Vera provided clear instructions and was friendly and helpful, would definitely recommend Vera's apartment.
Accoglienza ottima! Vera ci ha scritto un paio di volte prima della partenza, per darci alcune informazioni prima e poi per accordarci sull'orario di incontro e quindi spiegarci come arrivare a casa sua... indicazioni chiarissime, come quelle nella descrizione dell'appartamento, ed è davvero facile raggiungerlo dalla stazione.
L'appartamento è tenuto davvero bene, con tutto il necessario (e biancheria da letto più pesante sempre a disposizione..per fortuna dato il tempo che abbiamo trovato). Ideale per una persona/una coppia, non per più persone; il letto si raggiunge dalla scala che vedete in foto. Come scrive anche Vera, è sconsigliato a chi ha problemi con le scale..anche quelle per raggiungere l'appartamento che è al 3 piano sono davvero ripide, ma del resto sono le tipiche scale che si vedono nelle città del (website hidden) tornerei molto volentieri se mi ricapitasse. Grazie dell'ospitalità!
We really enjoyed our stay at Vera's apartment. It was very homely and she made us feel welcome by providing us with some food and drink supplies, as well as a guide to the local area. We also really liked the area - very close to the centre but quiet with some really nice local bars and cafes. We would definitely stay again!
The apartment was nice and comfortable for short vacancy and it is in a great city area - close to everything you need. The apartment is good for two not for three people.
Charming flat in a great location, Vera the host was flexible and available.
Staying at Vera's was great! The location was perfect. We were in walking distance to everything including great little non-tourist neighbourhoods. We found an amazing restaurant just 7 minutes away called: Buffet Van Odette (we highly recommend it!)
Finding Vera's place from the airport and meeting up to get our keys was absolutely no problem! We picked up the keys from a restaurant just down the street and Vera stopped by after work to say HELLO and answer any questions we had about her place and the surrounding area. We were there for 10 days, so having access to laundry and a stove to cook on was a huge bonus! (And there was 3 supermarkets very close by!)
All and all, no complaints from us and we recommend Vera's place!
Perfect for a young couple (as there is a ladder going up to the loft/bedroom). 10/10 Would stay there again!
The apartment was perfect for our weekend trip to Amsterdam. It is very good located and in walking distance to the centre and other sights. It is clean and we had everything we need, on top fruits and some cooking stuff. Vera wasn´t there but her friend handled everything with us, friendly, flexible and always available. Communication top! Highly recommended!
About the Host, Vera
I'm a well traveled open-minded global citizen who has settled in Amsterdam. I've lived in Ireland, the UK, Australia and Thailand but somehow ended up back in my home country. I love life in Amsterdam: all the good things of big city life but on a human scale and easy going pace.
I like my work as a producer of lectures and debates for a large cultural institution. Next to work I study art history, specializing in architectural history, at the University of Amsterdam (funded by airbnb :)
I'm very health minded: I keep in shape by racing my lovely vintage racing bike, I try to do yoga twice a week and enjoy cooking with fresh organic veg. I love to travel and I like sharing my lovely little apartment with visitors to Amsterdam when I'm away for a weekend or longer.