About This Listing
A big house in the best neighborhood of Amsterdam, de Pijp! Our modern functional 3 level home has room for 12+ people and a big living/kitchen of 90m2, like a loft. Everything is around the corner, all the famous museums, best restaurants and shops!
The amount of space we offer is unique for this popular area De Pijp. 6 bedrooms, 3 bath rooms, 2 toilets, a balcony, luxurious kitchen. Our house is perfect for larger groups (beds for 12 - 16 persons, 4 baby beds available and space for extra matrasses), but also for one or more families.
Coming into the house, you arrive in our hall way. Here you find a small storage for bikes and/or luggage. The stairs to the first floor and the stairs to the second floor both have a so called stair lift. Our home is accessible for the physically challenged.
On the first floor you will find a hallway which gives you access to three bedrooms (a, b, c), two bathrooms en suite and a separate toilet. (a) The first bedroom has a bunk bed, ideal for children but also suited for adults. (b) The largest bedroom of the house has a king-size bed, a see-through fire place and a bathroom with bath and rain shower en suite. There is a large flat screen tv, you can watch tv lying on the bed. (c) The third bedroom has a double bed (can be separated into two single beds) and a bathroom with shower en suite. The beds in rooms b) and c) can be moved in position by remote control.
The second floor is our beautiful 90m2/970ft2 open-plan living room with a large kitchen, kitchen island with breakfast bar and a large balcony. The kitchen is extensive, it contains everything you need: a microwave/oven, a furnace, a Kitchen Aid, a large oven, a large fridge, a coffee machine, a steam oven etcetera. Close to the two pairs of balcony doors, you will find our dinner table with room for 12 people. The other side of the space has a large lounge sofa and a projector (beamer) on which you can watch TV. A full surround sound system is present and there is a piano. In the bench we have all kinds of toys for kids in the age of 1 - 6. Everything to make them feel at home, not only puzzles and books and building blocks but also a slide, cars and bikes, puppet theatre, kids kitchen etc. The balcony is 2m x 6m.
On the third floor you will find another hall way with access to three bedrooms (d, e, f), a separate bathroom, a separate toilet and also access to the roof. In the hall way are a laundry washer and dryer. There are two large bedrooms (d and e) with queen-size beds and also sofa beds. So these two rooms offer sleeping space for 2 or 4 persons per room. Room d has a dining table with 2 chairs, it offers some apartment-like facilities. (f) And there is one bedroom with one queen-size bed, this room is small compared to the other 5 bedrooms, but comfortable.
Towels, kitchen clothes and bed clothes are provided. Guests may use our laundry washing machine plus dryer, all kitchen equipment and garments incl. spices etc. The chairs to the 1st and 2nd floor have chair lifts for disabled people. All areas in the house are accessible, except for two big closets.
- surround sound system with an iPod usb or WiFi connection
- swift WiFi connection
- quiet balcony with furniture and woodburner
- luxurious bathtub and rain showers
- two bikes
Interaction with Guests
We will be gone during the renting period. We will welcome our guests at arrival and leave instructions on paper. Check-out will be with us or a friend of ours.
Our neighbourhood De Pijp is one of the most popular areas in Amsterdam. We live in a very quit street in this dynamic district. It is ideally located: it is next to the Albert Cuijp market and at walking distance of the shopping area, Rembrandt Square and Leidseplein for nightly entertainment, Museum Square with Rijksmuseum/Van Gogh/Stedelijk, Amstel and the other canals to take a boat trip, all bars and restaurants which make De Pijp so attractive).
De Pijp is a lively neighbourhood with a melting pot of cultures meeting at the largest market in the Netherlands: the Albert Cuyp.
A formerly working-class neighbourhood, today de Pijp is home to a multicultural community and the city's largest market. The colourful sights and scents of the Albert Cuypmarkt are sure to delight and the area teems with charming ethnic restaurants, cosy brown cafés and trendy bars and terraces.
The young, old, students, artists, and families have all chosen to make de Pijp their home, and far removed from the hustle and bustle of central Amsterdam, this homely alternative is appealing.
Within walking distance from the house you will find popular sites such as the Heineken Experience, the Van Gogh Museum, Vondelpark, The Royal Concerthall, Paradiso, Leidseplein and the Rijksmuseum.
It will take about ten minutes by foot to get to the center of Amsterdam. You will also be able to take the tram, stops are only three minutes away. The Sarphatipark and the Vondelpark are nearby as well. There are two big supermarkets a couple meters away, one at each end of the street. Even though the Albert Cuypmarkt can be busy, our street is usually rather quiet.
Tram 4, 16, 24 and 25 are at 2 minutes distance. They will take you anywhere you want to go.
1 minute walk:
- Albert Cuyp street market
2 minute walk:
- Heineken Brewery/ Experience
- Canal Cruise boats
6 minute walk:
- the Museum district including: Stedelijk Museum, Van Gogh museum, Rijksmuseum, the Royal Concerthall
- StadSchouwburg (Dutch Opera and Concert House)
- Paradiso and Melkweg
- Utrechtsestraat (lovely local shopping street, full of boutique clothing and design shops and buzzing restaurants and bars)
- the famous PC Hooftstraat for shopping
- the Canals
5 minute tram ride:
- The Red Light District
- The Flower Market
- Rembrandtplein (Rembrandtsquare)
- The Torture Museum
- Amsterdam Dungeon
- Madame Tussauds
- Dam Square & the Royal Palace
- the famous shopping streets
Other Things to Note
Our house is a nice living place. We live here with our 4 children. We keep the house clean, but we are not super tidy. Our home is weel chair- and kids-friendly! We have high chairs, baby beds and a lot of toys for kids, from a slide to numerous playing blocks, cars, animals, puzzles and games. It’s quite unique to have such an open space here in Amsterdam, it easily fits a large group of people.
"Keep the Airbnb spirit alive": you can make maximum use of everything our house has to offer but please use everything with respect. Smoking please outside, e.g. on the balcony. No pets allowed.
The kitchen has everything you need because we really love to cook. You can use all equipment (from steam oven to kitchen aid but ofcourse also micro wave, oven and furnace), and also our pots and pans and all kitchen garments.
Wir verbrachten hier einen Junggesellinenabeschied mit 11 Mädels und hatten richtig viel Platz! Das Wohnzimmer ist riesig, sogar mit einer Hängematte und mit allem was Frau braucht ausgestattet. Ein Supermarkt das das Heineken-Museum sind nur paar Minuten vom Haus entfernt. Wir konnten unsere Koffer sogar bis zum Abflug dort abstellen und können das Lofthaus sehr gerne empfehlen! lg Eve
The accommodation was excellent and very well placed for all the sights. We were made to feel very welcome on arrival. There was a very good organic supermarket next door and two other supermarkets really close. Local restaurants were very good. Jack the cat was an excellent and attentive host. The beds were very comfortable, the kitchen well equipped with an excellent coffee making machine and the living space was spacious. We enjoyed our stay very much and would recommend it.
We are just back from an amazing weekend in Amsterdam. Your home is fabulous so much space and bright and airy. The living room / kitchen is great for getting together and cooking and socialising. The welcome basket was a lovely touch and made us feel at home. The house itself is easy to find and well served with supermarkets shops and cafés. It is an easy tram ride to the centre of town or a pleasant stroll. We loved staying at your home, thank you for having us! Becky
Absolutely amazing place, Paul was a fantastic host. couldnt ask for anything else. location, quality everything was brilliant.
I booked for a group of 8 people for my best friend's hen weekend, and we couldn't have been more thrilled with the accommodation. Everyone was delighted by the amount of space, the balcony, the thoughtful welcoming snacks & drinks left for us, the hammock, the lovely light bedrooms and comfortable beds, and the cat, Jak, who we all loved! The kitchen/living room is really spacious and was perfect for eating and socialising as a big group.
The house is really well located, there's a well stocked supermarket at the end of the road and it is easy to walk into the centre of Amsterdam as well as explore the local area.
We were delayed arriving from the airport and Katja was very accommodating, communication was pleasant and easy throughout. We had a really happy weekend, so thankyou.
Birthday weekend, group of 10 guys.
I have to begin by saying how friendly, genuine, nice (I could go on) Paul and his family are. They were always willing to answer any of our questions, whether it was through airbnb, the second we stepped through the door or right through to when our stay had come to an end.
Paul and his family made this weekend one to remember through the one fact of how simple they had made our stay in Amsterdam. The apartment looks so much nicer when you actually step inside (no offence to whoever took the photos!) it's just that the apartment really is that beautiful! The one downside was that the roof was still being renovated which meant it wasn't available for our trip, but it's hardly something to complain about as the rest of the apartment more than makes up for it. The location of the apartment is really good with central Amsterdam being either a 16 or 24 tram away.
Special mention has to be made to the cat, Jack Jack (Jacks, Jacky, everyone had a different name for him haha) he made the vibe of the place feel so homey, he's super friendly and I actually wish I could've taken him back with me! I cannot emphasise how easy Paul had made our stay in Amsterdam and I am grateful as to how great he has made my birthday weekend turn out to be. Would definitely 100% return in the future and stay here again.
I booked for 10 people and spent a weekend in this lovely apartment located in one of the best areas in Amsterdam. Lots of great beds and many nice rooms. The combined kitchen and living room is perfect for socialising. Paul and Katja was very accommodating and answered all of our questions in advance of our stay.
I can definitely recommend this house and would be happy to stay here again.
About the Host, Paul
Hi, we are Paul and Katja Kok. Both 41 years old and parents of 2 girls (Anne 19 and Loes almost 18) and 2 boys (Max 4 and Kas almost 3). Katja works fulltime at a bank and Paul is a constructor/interior architect. He has renovated and designed our house himself. We are easy going people who love to travel, so our house is available regularly.