About This Listing
If you are looking for an oasis in the heart of the city with a lovely garden in a quiet area of Amsterdam at walking distance from Central Station, then this is the place for you!
And guess what? You can park for free!
Wake up to the sound of birds and the occasional cruise ship's horn in the distance and enjoy the evening peace and quiet after a day or evening of exploring this amazing city.
This ground floor property offers a lounge, a fully equipped kitchen, a recently (2014) refurbished bathroom, a bedroom and a garden.
The lounge has 2 chairs and a very comfortable sofa, a dinner table with 4 chairs and a TV. The bedroom (with view of the garden) has a double bed and a dressing table. There is also a baby cod available for young children. The bathroom contains a shower, sink and toilet.
There is wifi and heating in every room.
Parking is free! Parking fees in Amsterdam are generally very high, but near the apartment you can park for free.
You have full access to the apartment and the garden.
Interaction with Guests
You will have the apartment entirely to yourself. If you have any questions, then please feel free to ask them, I will be happy to help.
Things to do closeby
'This side of the water' was recently ranked no. 7 of the 20 most hipster neighbourhoods in the world. Here is your chance to find out why!
At walking distance you will find some very nice restaurants along the waterside and soon a revolving restaurant on the rooftop of the former Shell tower.
After crossing a small 19th century lock you will pass the Tolhuis Park. During the summer this is a great place for intimate live music performances. Walk a little further and along he river IJ the architecturally striking EYE Film Institute catches your eye with four cinemas, a restaurant and a bar and amazing sunset views.
The NDSM shipyard is a former shipyard located on the banks of the River IJ. It has become a booming industrial and cultural creative hotspot in recent years. The shipyard hosts festivals, performances, exhibitions and a wide range of other events. It is also home to a huge range of artists, craftspeople and theatre producers. Explore and then relax at one of the many cafes looking out over the river IJ.
Exploring the Jordaan and Canal District
Coming off the ferry, walk straight into the Jordaan district, known for its cosy cafes, restaurants, shops and farm markets. Stroll along the famous canals, or take a tram to visit the museums in Amsterdam (Van Gogh, Stedelijk, Rijks, Anne Frank House, Hermitage).
Outdoors & nature
Do you enjoy hiking or cycling? Nature is on your doorstep! Cycle along the dykes past typical old dutch houses to picturesque fishermen's villages and enjoy the beautiful countryside.
By train: from Amsterdam Central Station take the free ferry which leaves from the back (Northern) exit) of the station and after an 8 minutes walk you'll arrive at the apartment.
By plane: take a train to Amsterdam Central Station (20 min) and then follow the directions above.
By car: set your GPS for Leeuwerikstraat. Upon arrival you can park your car (for free!) in front.
Other Things to Note
- FREE PARKING
- smart, chic apartment with quiet, lush green garden
- TV, free wifi, heating in the entire apartment
- lounge, refurbished bathroom with shower, sink and toilet, fully equiped kitchen
- baby cod available for young children
- supermarket around the corner
- 10 minutes from Central Station
- all public transport available from CS: bus, tram, metro and train
In the apartment you will find a welcoming folder listing things to do and off the beaten track tips for special and undiscovered places.
If you have any other questions then please feel free to contact me. I look forward to welcoming you!
Upon arrival you will be given the key to your home away from home and your 'Welcome to Amsterdam' package with extensive information on off the beaten track places and any practical information that you may need during your stay.
The apartment is non-smoking but you are very welcome to enjoy the garden and light up there!
I will take a copy of your passport and then it is time for you to fully enjoy your stay!
Anne-Marie is a wonderful host. The apartment is very cozy and for those who love to smoke, sitting outside is amazing! It is outside the busy city center which is nice but still within walking distance. Would definitely recommend to stay there if you are in amsterdam for more than just a couple of days!
We had a very nice stay at AnneMarie place. The house is located from the other side of the city , but still very close, at walking distance to a very charming ferry that takes you to central station (15-20min in total). I would suggest to rent a bike that makes the trip more fun. From her house you have also the chance yo visit the countryside through wonderful villages. Anne-Marie house is small but clean and tidy and has a garden that is very nice during sunny days. Anne-Marie is a very helpful but discrete host that gave us a lot of advices but was very respectful of our privacy. I really recommend this place.
Anne-Marie was a very nice host, even presenting us with some tips for Amsterdam and was always available for questions. Her appartment itself is also absolutely beautiful and definitely made our stay more enjoyable than we hoped for. Thank you Anne-Marie for making our visit absolutely great.
I would definitely recommend Anne-Marie as a host.
Fué muy amable, me vino a buscar a la estación y todo estaba muy preparado
Anne Marie is a very gentle and nice host. Her flat is clean, very cosy and comfortable with a little backyard. Toilet and kitchen are a little small but very well engineered. Flat is located in wonderful calm place: ferry takes you to the heart of city in 3 minutes. From ferry station to home it takes 3-4 minutes on bicycle or 7-8 on walk. It was very relaxing to come back home after all day tripping. Close to home there are three good restaurants and one big useuful supermarket.
We enjoyed very much our stay here and suggest this flat to all.
Anne-Marie was great at check-in. Gave us a good overview of the flat and the area with loads of information and brochures about the area and Amsterdam.
The flat itself was as per the listing and we enjoyed staying there. The bed was big and comfy and the living room / dinner had enough space to spread out and relax after a day out.
The area is great too! It's just over the river from Amsterdam Central Station and it was an experience to take the boat (free! Runs until midnight for the ferry closest to the flat and 24h/day for the one slightly further away - still walking distance) back and forth when we went into town. Being over the river made the area really relaxed and calm but it was cool how you could still be in the Centre of Amsterdam in about 15 mins.
Dear Malek and Ulrika, what a wonderful message to find, coming back from Cuba today :-) Thank you for your kind words. My offer to explain more to you about life in Amsterdam and in The Netherlands in general is still standing, so by all means feel free to contact me if and when you want to. In the mean time, enjoy your exploration journey. Warm regards, Anne-Marie
We stayed at Anne-Marie's apartment for 9 days.
There is a free transfer by ferry from the central station to ferry station near the apartment so getting there is very easy.
The apartment is very comfortable, clean and beautiful.
We liked it very much.
The kitchen was perfect because everything we needed was there: microwave oven, dishwasher, washing machine, coffee maker and an electric kettle.
Anne-Marie is very kind and welcoming!
If we go to Amsterdam once more, we will surely stay there again.
About the Host, Anne-Marie
Having travelled extensively and enjoyed other people's hospitality, I like the idea of extending that same level of hospitality to other people. I work for a career coaching company, where we help people discover their unique talents and then to define in what position they can thrive by using these talents.
In my free time I take acting classes, I go outdoors (swimming, hiking) and I love to travel. I frequently have friends visiting from abroad and I enjoy taking them around to undiscovered places in Amsterdam and beyond.
I look forward to welcoming you and hope that you enjoy your stay in this amazing city to the fullest!