About this listing
Cosy and comfortable apartment on the ground floor of a typical Amsterdam building (1888) in the very populair neighbourhood 'De Pijp'.
'De Pijp' as we Amsterdammers know it today is without doubt a melting pot of cultures and nationalities. The Pijp is known for the vividness of it, and almost feels like a little village inside the city. De Pijp is brimming with fantastic cafés, culinair restaurants, coffee shops and bars. Within walking distance from the apartment you will find popular sites such as the Heineken Museum, the Van Gogh Museum, Vondelpark, The Royal Concerthall, Paradiso, Leidseplein and the Rijksmuseum.The Albert Cuyp market (just round the corner) is the most famous day market in Amsterdam.
It will take about five minutes by foot to get to the center of Amsterdam. You will also be able to take the tram, stops are only a three minutes walk from the apartment. De Pijp is also known for it's shops, bars and muliticultural restaurants. The Sarphatipark and the Vondelpark are just around the corner. You will make it to the highway (A1, A2 and Ring A10) in just a couple of minutes.
The apartment: Just two steps down from the street access to the large livingroom. The apartment is very spacious (60 m2) Inside you find a diningtable for four, a big lounge bank in front of a 43inch flat screen. The kitchen has a microwave, dish washer, Nespresso coffee machine, water boiler, fornace , a refridgerator and a washing machine. For kids we've got lots of toys, highchairs, baby beds.
At the back of the apartment you find the bathrooms; a bath, a separated douche, a toilet and sink. Towels are provided. Next to the bathroom you find the large doublebed. Two single beds could be added (the double could be split in two). Two folding doors give access to the quiet lighted terrace (partly covered).
The perfect way to explore Amsterdam is the typical Dutch way; by bike!. Two brand new bikes are included. More bikes could be rent for €10,- a day. For children we've got children bicycles and seats...
Free Internet is available. You can find a lot of maps, guides and touristic books about Amsterdam. When you arrive the fridge is filled with basics, flowers and fruit on the table.... Make your own Nespresso, cups enough... The bakery (7 days open) is just across the street!
Want a boat-ride? We offer you a private boat trip through the canals of Amsterdam with a pick-nick basket. If you want we can drop you wherever you want. We charge a reasonable price for this private experience by locals. Just ask us! Some reviews;
Emily and Brad:We also enjoyed a trip on the canals with Ester and Mark in their sloop. Again we were treated to fabulous hospitality not enjoyed on the mainstream tours. We can thoroughly recommend both the apartment and the canal tour and hope to be able to return for a much longer stay at some stage.
Bruce:For an extra fee if the weather is right and they are available they will take you on a private boat tour of the canals complete with pillows snacks and drinks. You will feel like a movie star and was a highlight of our vacation!
Brian:If you have the chance I would highly recommend the boat tour on Ester and her husband's boat. It was so much fun and we got to see all of Amsterdam by winding through all the canals.
The price includes;
-two brand new bikes
-a filled fridge with basics (eggs,cheese,milk,juice,beer etc
-fruit, flowers, snacks, drinks etc
-tourist tax (in Amsterdam 5,5% of the total rate!)
-Possibility to store luggage when arriving early or leaving late
NO EXTRA COSTS AT ALL!!
Gezellig en comfortabel appartement op de bagane grond van een typisch Amsterdams huis uit 1888. Het appartement ligt om de hoek van de beroemde Albert Cuyp markt. De Pijp is een soort dorp binnen de stad met veel knusse cafeetjes en restaurantjes. Het Sarphatipark ligt op 5 minuten afstand. Binnen 5 minuten bent U lopend bij de grote musea en het stadscentrum. Dichtbij is de tramhalte naar het centraal station.
Het appartement; Met twee treden vanaf de straat komt u in een ruim en comfortabel appartement. Binnen vindt U; een eettafel voor 4, een ruime zitbank tegenover een flat screen tv. De keuken is voorzien van een afwasmachine, magnetron, wasmachine en fornuis. Achterin het appartement zijn het bad, de douche, toilet en wastafel. Naast de wasruimtes staat het grote tweepersoonsbed. Twee losse hotelbedden kunnen bijgezet worden. Achterin het appartement komt u met twee openslaande deuren op het rustige verlichte terras.
De beste manier om Amsterdam te ontdekken is per fiets. Twee gloednieuwe Gazelle fietsen zijn standaard in de prijs inbegrepen. Eventueel kunnen er meer fietsen bij gehuurd worden.
Zin in een boottochtje? Bij het appartement hoort een riante sloep. Weggezakt in de zachte kussens onder het genot van een drankje wordt u door de grachten gevaren. U mag zelf de route bepalen of U laten verrassen door de gids. De kosten voor deze privetocht zijn €150.- voor twee uur.
In het appartement is WIFI. Er ligt een groot aantal kaarten, gidsen, spelletjes en boeken van Amsterdam. Als U aankomt is de koelkast gevuld en staan er bloemen en fruit op tafel. De bakker (7 dagen open) is aan de overkant van de straat......
Complete loft with terrace and free bikes, all private. Your own front door.
Interaction with Guests
We live above your apartment so with any question or request just ring our bell!
If you want your private boattour just ask us! We ask 150 euro's for three hours according to your wishes and with snacks and drinks. Extra bikes could be rent for ten euro's per day.
'De Pijp' as we Amsterdammers know it today is without doubt a melting pot of cultures and nationalities. The Pijp is known for the vividness of it, and almost feels like a little village inside the city.
De Pijp is brimming with fantastic cafés, culinair restaurants, coffee shops and bars. Within walking distance from the apartment you will find popular sites such as the Heineken Museum, the Van Gogh Museum, Vondelpark, The Royal Concerthall, Paradiso, Leidseplein and the Rijksmuseum.The Albert Cuyp market (just round the corner) is the most famous day market in Amsterdam.
It will take about five minutes by foot to get to the center of Amsterdam. You will also be able to take the tram, stops are only a three minutes walk from the apartment. De Pijp is also known for it's shops, bars and muliticultural restaurants. The Sarphatipark and the Vondelpark are just around the corner.
We love the Pijp and already live here now for 22 years. It's not touristic but always vivid.
From the national airport, (Schiphol) you could take a;
Taxi: It'll cost you about € 40 to get to the apartment. (It will take about 20 minutes) The address; Govert Flinckstraat 174 Amsterdam
Train: (downstairs at the airport) Take the train to Amsterdam Central station. From the station take the cityside exit. From here you could take the tram (nr. 24 or nr.16) Be aware you have to get out at the stop "Albert Cuypmarket" The Govert Flinckstreet is just the next street. (about 5 min. walk) This whole trip will take about 40 minutes in total. The costs will be about € 7,- per person
Bus: Walk towards Schiphol Plaza just in front of the airport and take bus nr. 197. Get out at the museumplein (square) in Amsterdam and from here take the tram, nr. 24 (direction Central Station) Get out at the stop “Albert Cuypmarket”. The Govert Flinckstreet is just the next street. (about 5 min. walk) This whole trip will take about 40 minutes in total. The costs are in total € 3,- per person.
Other Things to Note
If you want a boattour on your wishes please tell us!
Dear guest, We'll invite you in the way we wanted to be invited. The whole apartment is non smoking. You can smoke outside on the terrace. (Consideration for the neighbors is required). You can use all kind of machines and everything inside but use it properly. If anything doesn't work ask us. Two brand new bikes are included but be aware that you use two locks (included)
Ester welcomed us on the moment we walked in front of the apartment. It is exactly as presented in the pictures and located in a great neighborhood to discover. You can literally eat, lunch and dine within 50-100 meters around the apartment it is 5 minutes walking distance from Van Gogh and Rijksmuseum. For those of you who plan travelling with a toddler, the apartment is literally on the street level and there is a park with a playground located right around the corner. Alos, Ester was very kind to equip the apartment with a high chair, toys and a playard which served as a cumfy little bed. Talking about bed, the king size one in the room is very, very comfortable. The only sad thing to say about this apartment, is that eventually, we had to leave it.
We felt wonderfully welcomed by Ester; including an array of food and drink basics and treats. The reality was as good or even better than the listing suggested.
Our stay at this gorgeous apartment in Amsterdam was perfection. The location, the layout of the apartment, the special touches from Ester and Mark and the 2 bikes. We really felt like we lived in de Pijp and were sad to say farewell. We will be back and definitely to this same spot. Thank you for an unforgettable trip and incredible home away from home.
Ester and Marc were exceptional hosts and the apartment was equipped with everything we could have needed. It even came with a few snacks and treats which were nice. The location might be the best part, which is saying a lot. Plenty of cafes and restaurants just around the corner. Would love to stay again.
Ester received us with a warm welcome. She is and so is her husband a very personable couple. The apartment is just as the pictures show and far beyond my expectations . She had fruit and breakfast for us in the frige, also nuts and candy and cookies. I only wish we could have stayed in the apartment a week. Thank Ester and Mark. I hope we can stay with you again some day. The location is close to the market and the strawberries we bought were sooo sweet.
Ester and Mark were gracious and helpful hosts--even when we arrived an hour earlier in the morning than our earliest estimation. They held our luggage and cleaned from current guests while we toured the countryside. Arriving home we found luggage placed and received great guidance on dinner and the apt. Plus the fridge was stocked with wine, beer, eggs and cheese, so we were set for morning. Questions and issues [an under-sink leak] were addressed immediately. The neighborhood is young, vibrant and trendy. The property is only one short block from the famous blocks-long
Albert Cuypt market for all things from fish to furs The apt. is lovely, clean and well equipped. Extra beds for two are available for placement on the living room side of divider curtain and all bath facilities are on the bedroom side of that curtain, which might impact a comfort decision for four guests who are not family or close as family. Otherwise, homey and fabulous.
Emilie and her husband were great hosts. They kept in contact and checking in and out was seamless. The apartment was amazing! It had all the amenities you would want and with a cute outdoor patio and even bikes included which made it easier to explore Amsterdam like a local. The neighborhood was great within steps we had great restaurants, bars and coffee shops. I would highly recommend staying here!!!!
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About the Host, Ester
I'm the mother of 4 beautiful children, two boys and two girls. We live in Amsterdam for 22 years. Our house is 6 stores high and the first floor apartment and the apartment above (on the third and fourth floor) are now apartments for hire.
Marc, my husband and I design houses and everything inside. Beside architecture I also design huge spectacular cakes for weddings, parties and of course for the birthday of my children!
Three days a week I'm also teacher at the highschool from Amsterdam where I teach students how to design all kind of things. Marc and I both designed the house we live in and the apartments for our guests.
We also built our fantastisch camper (old Mercedes truck) to travel round the world with our kids.
See things, meet people and get inspired is one of my life motto's.