About This Listing
A great space in a 350 year old canalhouse with a very rich history...
This is my own apartment which I rent out when I am away myself..
The private space is 60 m2 and has a big balcony (another 40 m2) with a look on the inside gardens of the Herengracht. It is separated trough some heavy curtains from the shared space which is another 60 m2 located on the same floor. Here is also the kitchen and the bathroom. Used only by Franca, italian, foto editor & Bente, student art school. During some weekends or holidays they also rent their room out to airbnb guests from all over the world who stay at Quirky 1 or 3...
Internet, terrace, bike and come and go as you like. I leave all my stuff in my room so don't be surprised, it is a lot! I live there with my son.. But I will order it as much as I can before I leave.
Interaction with Guests
Not much interaction with me because this room I only rent it out while I am away. Of course you can always contact me by phone or email. But you'll never be alone in this former 'student house'!
I love my neighbourhood; its like a little village in one of the most beautiful cities of the world. Especially the fleemarket on saturday and mondaymorning around the corner. I like very much and bought almost all my belongings there. Its full of vintage clothes, second hand furniture, all kinds of funny things and on saturday also biological food.
The central station is a 10 minutes walk from my house. From there the train to the airport goes every 20 minutes and takes not more than half an hour.
Other Things to Note
Although its obvious these days we like you to remind we prefer no smoking in the house..;-)
You have to do your own dishes straight away because we don't have so much 'working space' in our kitchen...
And please leave the door open after showering, cause there is no ventilation in there.
L'accueil a été très bon et bienveillant par l'amie de Else.
L'appartement est très bien situé et très calme. Le confort est sommaire avec une salle de douche-WC et une cuisine peu équipée.
La décoration est inexistante puisque vous êtes au milieu d'une accumulation d'objets sans réel soucis de décoration. La chambre est séparée du salon cuisine par un simple rideau ce qui pose des problème d'intimité et de sécurité car vous partagez l'appartement avec d'autres voyageurs qui peuvent entrer dans votre chambre sans aucune difficulté.
Lors des 3 jours que nous avons passé, plusieurs voyageurs ont fait étape dans l'appartement à notre grande surprise !
Avec le montant demandé nous considérons qu'il s'agit d'un très mauvais rapport qualité-prix.
Great location, great guest!
Else told us everything we needed to know about the city, she is very welcoming and her friends too!
It is not the best place if you need privacy and to be alone, but it is the perfect one if you want to live few days as a dutch!
Thanks Else, the stay was great :)
It's such a great place to stay I am afraid to tell other people about it!
Thanks Else, I had a great stay at your place, it was very special :)
My stay was just amazing. The room was just as it was listed. I enjoyed the room and the area. I was greeted with a smile and very friendly atmosphere. I could not asked for a better place to stay. Look forward on my next vist.
We stayed with three people for 2 nights in Quirky 2. We expected a cozy and unexpeptional place - and so we found! We had a warm welcome by one of Else's friend. Sheets/ Beds and towels tidy and clean but besides that the place is a mess. It is charming, though, the place tells of traveling and an extraordinary live. It's however, a bit awkward to not have a full bathroom but to brush your teeth in the kitchen sink, were everyone can be around to watch. Since we were alone in the Apartment, it didn't matter.
This is not a place for everyone. But if you're looking for a centrally located place to stay, this is the place to be! We did have a very good time - so thanks Else & Fransje!
Quirky 2 is a wonderful and cosy place to stay in Amsterdam. The location is perfect, it's close to everything and still located in a calm area.
I felt well taken care of and didn't miss a thing. I hope i can stay here next time in Amsterdam
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About the Host, Else
Since 20 years I live in this nice 'student house' which happened to be right above one of the most famous discotheques in Amsterdam in the 70 ties. Even Mick Jagger and David Bowie have been here!
Now its one of the most quietest places, which I appreciate. But if you can play piano you're very welcome because we have one.
Movies Louis Malle, Isabelle Huppert
Music Latifa Raafat and Bach
Absolutely Fabulous and travelling with my son to dangerous places without comfort but most of all... Nature!
And of course I like to cook and have dinner with strange people like you...