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)
Arrivés tôt dans la matinée, notre hôte nous a proposé de garder nos bagages afin de pouvoir débuter la visite de cette magnifique ville qu'est Amsterdam. Vers midi, nous avons découvert l'appartement, spacieux, propre et rempli de petites attentions pour petits et grands (café, thé, biscuits, bonbons, chocolat suisse, fruits, fromage etc)! Ester nous a alors donné quelques conseils sur la ville, le quartier, les musées.... Cet appartement se situe dans un endroit qui est à la fois calme et animé. Une quantité incroyable de petits magasins, cafés, restaurants, une boulangerie à deux pas de la maison tout comme le marché en font un lieu privilégié. Les vélos mis à disposition sont un atout de taille pour se déplacer dans cette grande ville mais il y a aussi le tram à une centaine de mètres qui vous emmène directement au centre ville. Nous avons apprécié ce voyage et sommes très satisfaits et pouvons que recommander cet appartement. Merci à Ester et à sa famille pour son accueil, sa disponibilité, ses conseils et sa flexibilité sur les heures d'arrivée et de départ. A bientôt...
Ester and is familly were very sympathical.
The apparment was very nice and well located. All ware ok. The neighborhood is very nice, there are a lot of restaurants, coffee and a great market in the next street.
The two cycles are very usefull to discover the town and the area.
Vi ble møtt av Marc når vi kom frem til leiligheten litt utpå kvelden. I leiligheten fant vi til vår overraskelse både mat og drikke - pålegg, juice, sjokolade, kjeks, frukt, øl og vin! Leiligheten var godt utstyrt med alle faciliteter. De Pijp er et fantastisk spennende område som foreløpig ikke er preget av for mange turister. Mange hyggelige bevertningssteder. Og syklene som fulgte med leien gjorde at vi fikk sett oss vidt omkring. Vi kommer gjerne tilbake.
Amazing experience in an amazing neighborhood. Ester and Marc were superb hosts. The apartment was modern, elegant and very comfortable and quiet. She had tulips on the table , a bottle of wine and coffee and breakfast material and some treats for us. I would go with her suggestions for nearby dinner spots. Great market street and bakery just near. They are warm hosts and Marc arranged to drive us to the airport and we paid him instead of a taxi, the conversation there was great. Only regret is we did not make time to try and have a drink with them. Great People/Great place. 100 % will go back! Steve
We had a wonderful stay in Esters apartment, it was just like in the photos and Esther was very welcoming and helpful.
It was all we could have wanted from our stay in Amsterdam - great location, beautiful apartment and gracious host!
Ester's apartment was fantastic and Ester and her husband were great hosts. They stored our things for us as we arrived early and also kept them for us after check-out as our train departed Amsterdam late. The apartment is warm, nicely decorated and has everything you could possibly need in it. Ester generously left many snacks and drinks for us and thoughtfully prepared everything for our baby, including a changing mat, toys, baby bath tub, towel, a sippy cup and baby dishes, high chair, bib and crib with stuffed animals and blankets. In addition to all that, there was a baby seat for one of the two bikes included in the rental, and we were able to ride around Amsterdam a bit with the baby. Ester and her husband were also very available to answer any questions we had about the apartment and the neighborhood but were in no way intrusive and really made us feel like the apartment was our own. We had a great experience at Ester's place and highly recommend it to anyone visiting Amsterdam!
Ester was so extremely welcoming and gracious! She made us feel as comfortable as possible and has such a beautiful place. Ester and her husband made the experience in Amsterdam amazing and easy. The place was huge and provided everything (and more) we needed. They stocked the refrigerator with beer, eggs, cheese, etc. The location is a little "off the beaten path" which we really liked. It's easy to find from the bus and we saw some unique things we would not have otherwise seen. I can't emphasize enough how accommodating Ester was!
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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.