About this listing
My apartment is perfect for couples who want to be in the middle of things, yet sleep quietly as well. Located in the Leidseplein area and nicely decorated, staying here will allow you to experience Amsterdam to the fullest: the way a local does!
The apartment is a so-called 'bel-etage': just a bit above ground level, with its own entrance. The living room is large, the bedroom has a comfortable double bed and the shower is pleasant. Add a fully equipped kitchen and you know why this self catering accommodation beats staying in a faceless hotel. All media options are here, such as digital TV, fast wireless internet and a Playstation 3.
It's full rental, so you'll have access to everything. I provide towels and linnen, but bring your own toothbrush and shampoo.
Interaction with Guests
I'll be there to meet you when you arrive to show you the place. After that, I'll be out of your way but always within reach by phone or mail.
The apartment is located in the Jordaan. This famous old neighbourhood with its picturesque canals is very dynamic and offers loads of restaurants and boutiques. The Leidseplein – to which locals jokingly refer as ‘entertainment area’ – is just around the corner and has many bars and clubs.
As you can read in the reviews, the apartment is within walking distance of all the main sights. You are 10 minutes away from the Museum Quarter with Van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk Museum and Rijksmuseum. In the other direction, it takes you less that 10 minutes to get to the Grachtenhuis, Flower Market and Begijnhof.
The Leidseplein is a major transportation hub. There is plenty of public transport with trams 1, 2, 5, 6, 7 and 10. The airport is 35 minutes away by bus 197. Central Station is 10 minutes by tram. There is bicycle renting nearby.
Other Things to Note
Please note that the photos taken by the official Airbnb photographer are wide angle. My couch is big, but not that big!
Feel at home, and treat it as your own. No parties please, as I enjoy my good relation with the neighbours. I don't smoke, but you are welcome to.
About the Host, Linda
I am researcher, blogger and teacher with a PhD in social sciences. I live in parallel worlds: I take any opportunity to pack my bag and travel as much as possible. On the other side I'm a highly ambitious and enjoy my work to the fullest. In both worlds, it's my aim to learn as much as possible.
My travel experience is broad: in addition to European countries I've done things like watch dinosaur tracks on a wall in Bolivia; roam around deserted forgotten cities in Syria and visited a pirate cemetary in Madagascar. My next destination will probably be Iran.
I've been a part of the couchsurfing community for a while and enjoy sharing the good vibes of Amsterdam with fellow travellers.