About this listing
Located right in the center of Amsterdam is the popular Helmers neighbourhood, we offer this renovated privately owned apartment with both nice classical & industrial design. It is close (walking distance) to all the interesting things Amsterdam offers you. Perfect for couples (with a child) or a 3rd person on the couch.
Living in this house gives you a cozy & warm feeling (see photos), a classic atmosphere combined with industrial elements. Once your inside the house, you will notion the peaceful feeling, but when you step out of the door, energy is all around you. It is perfect for couples or 2 friends. There is room for a child or small third person at the big sofa.
If you stay a bit longer and like to cook, the kitchen has everything you need, including a big Boretti stoof.
The apartment has lots of daylight, high ceilings, ensuite bedroom, very convenient badroom (underfloor heating, big bathtub) and a balcony. Everything is new, from the washing machine, to the dishwasher, the floor etc (see photo's).
The apartment is situated close to the Vondelpark, Museum Square, Jordaan and Leidseplein area, the canals are just 50 meters away, you can see them if you look out of window. This location is a perfect starting point to discover Amsterdam, of course renting a bike or canal boat is always an option but everything is in walking or tram distance.
There are two markets on walking distance, one very affordable daily groceries/fruit/veg flower market on Ten Kate straat and the other is a farmers market/vintage market on Noordermarkt.
We will send you lots of nice restaurants, if you want to cook in the apartment, there is a huge kitch available with all the gear you need (see photo's)
Enjoy Amsterdam and have a look at all the reviews te ensure it meets your needs.
Olga & Maarten
Interaction with Guests
Based on your needs.
Since it is a 5 minute walk to the main public transport square of Amsterdam, you can easily travel to areas outside of Amsterdam. For example to Schiphol airport, a direct bus goes there (line 197).
The house rules will be in your email before you arrive at the apartment. Easy does it.
Next to that we have a list of restaurants, bars, art galleries etc. Please let us know what your specific interests are, so we can tailor our advice.
Olga & Maarten
We had a wonderful experience with Olga & Maarten, who were both there to welcome us. We were running late due to luggage & problems using public transport, but they were both very patient and understanding. They helped us with our big luggages up the stairs. As previously mentioned, it is steep, but I think that's just how it is in Amsterdam. Once you get the hang of it, it's fine. We were welcomed with flowers & wine, as our visit to Amsterdam was for our honeymoon. They explained how everything worked around the apartment & answered our questions. The apartment was spacious and lovely & is as pictured. We were out most of the time & didn't really use the kitchen much, but everything was readily available. The bed was comfortable & we had good night sleep. The bathroom was also spacious & we loved the rain water shower & heated floors. We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay at to kick off our honeymoon as we had plenty of space. It was also easy to reach them either by phone or email & was helpful in how to book a taxi on our departure as we had an early flight out of Amsterdam. I had also left my camera charger & Maarten has been very helpful with it. Will definitely recommend their place to others. It was a wonderful first Airbnb experience.
Maarten was extremely gracious and helpful, taking the time to make us feel at home and provide tips. The apartment is very well represented though the photos here; in fact, it was even better in certain ways. It was very clean, had tons of natural light all day long, the small patio over the rear courtyard is peaceful and quiet, the bathroom is brand new and the shower is amazing. The stairs are extremely steep, so be prepared for that, but you should get used to them quite quickly.
The neighborhood is definitely a more residential and quiet area than Centrum, Jordaan or other more well-known areas, but that makes for a relaxing stay that is still quite convenient. The apartment is very close to Vondelpark and the museums, and it's not too far to walk to Jordaan (about 15-20 minutes). There are also a number of trams nearby.
Overall, this was an extremely pleasant stay and I would recommend it for a couple or a mature individual that does not need to be in the center of the action.
We had such a perfect time at Olga and Maartens place. The location is perfect within a close walk to everywhere, a very quite street and a lovely traditional apartment that made us feel like we really were really living in Amsterdam.
Its the perfect sized apartment with a very comfortable bed and everything we needed during our stay. The recommendations of restaurants was perfect. If you are staying make sure you visit Fraiche it was amazing. We will be back to stay at Olga and Maartens and would recommend it to anyone wanting a real bit of Amsterdam.
Olga and Maartens apartment was perfect. Situated just near vondelpark and leidsplein it was easy to get around and not far from the centre. Their area is nicer than the centre in my opinion. Loved the dutch stairs!! Efficient use of space! My boyfriend and I stayed 4 nights, 5 days. Check in times were flexible and had absolutely no bother with anything. The apartment has a modern decor however I loved all the quirky lights and it definitely maintains its original essence with the big windows and tall ceilings with nice cornicing. The balcony out the back in the bedroom was so cute would be even greater in summer! Bathroom had a wet room shower and a big huge bath. I think there was underfloor heating in the bathroom too. Next time im back in Amsterdam im definitely going to hit Olga and Maarten up. If youre heading for a chilled trip with your boyfriend/ girlfriend stay at this place its cool and in a perfect location! We ate out most of the time but theres a lidl just round the corner and they have a nice open plan kitchen/ living space and a big table to dine around.
Thankyou Olga and Maarten
It was great :-) wonderful location and apartment. Olga and Marten were quick to communicate and answer any questions. Check in with Chris was also smooth and super easy.
The apartment of Olga & Maarten is perfect in every way. We loved the location, the windows and the interior a lot. The kitchen is also fantastic. Super high speed internet, great communication and a very clean bathroom. Also super flexible with check in and check out! Definitely a recommendation as you feel at home there :)
Excellent people, excellent apartment, excellent location. All round great!!
About the Host, Olga & Maarten
Within a year we became quite experienced with using AIRBNB. Both renting out our apartment as hiring somebody else's appeals us.
Who am I remains a kinda difficult question. I am a music lover, food enthousiast, world traveller and a Firestarter. This means that if you rent our place, we can give you lots of interesting restaurants, bars to have a drink and inspiring places to discover here in Amsterdam. Its lovely, especially now the weather is getting better every day.
In my life as marketing professional I try to incorporate social value in everything I do. With a focus on the creative industry (music, fashion, art en tech). The interest in uncovering people’s needs, innovation and creativity in my life make me enjoy my work.