The house is nostalgic and romantic, yet surprisingly modern, spacious and comfortable. The house consists of three floors. The middle floor (with entrance) is one big livingroom (annex well equipped kitchen) with comfortable sofa's (and big HD-TV). Going down you'll find the bedroom, bathroom (with bath) and my longdesired shala, an empty space with mirrors all along one side where I practise and teach my yoga. On the top floor is another bedroom and bathroom and a study, with access to both terraces with wonderful views on the whole of Amsterdam. One thing! Staircases in Amsterdam are not what you might be used to in your home country; guests usually consider them as rather steep, even though compared to other typical Dutch canal houses they are rather large!
The neighbourhood, the Jordaan, is a highly desirable, residential area in Amsterdam and popular with locals as well as tourists. The area is known for its art galleries and variety of small shops as well as its many cafés, bars, and restaurants and terrace's directly situated at the canals. You can always find something to do just outside my doorstep (Anne Frank house!). On Saturdays and Mondays you can shop at the weekly market with the locals and have a coffee and apple-pie ( the best in the world) at one of the many café's facing the Noorderkerk. Afterwards you can take a walk down one of the beautiful canals for which Amsterdam is so justifiably famous. The Jordaan is a lively area, friendly and also quiet,less than 10 minutes walk from Central Station, 5 min. walk from the Royal Palace at Damsquare and only 10 minutes biking to the Museum quarter with the main musea and the Royal Concert Hall.
You can smoke on the terraces, if you wish to.
We had a great holiday in Carine's place, the house was wonderful, beautifully clean and stylish, very cool to relax in after a days sightseeing in summer heat, and perfect for exploring the area and the sights, bars, markets cafes, and restaurants.
Carine's beautiful home is located in one of the most centrally-located spots a visitor to Amsterdam could ask for. Markets, trains, major attractions are all close by. The apartment is clean, light and pretty with a terrific separation of space. The kitchen was well-equipped and appliances are all new/modern. The roof deck (two levels, actually) is a big bonus. One note: like nearly every home in Amsterdam there are stairs and this apartment has quite a few because it is on several floors, so plan for this. The apartment is terrific for working professionals, wifi super fast and plenty of spaces to take calls from. Carine's yoga space is also lovely and a welcome bonus for yoga and pilates practioners . There are many great places to eat in the area and there is a local beer place on the block that also offers wifi if you want to just sit and watch the world go by.
It was our first time with airbnb and with Carine - but for sure not the last :-) We (2 couples) spent 3 days in Carine's house in Jordaan. The house and Carine were great! Everything was perfect. The house was lovely and clean and we found there everything we needed. The Jordaan neighborhood is beautiful and there are many great bars and restaurants all within walking distance to the house. It was a pleasure to deal with Carine and Poliana, who did the check-in, was equally pleasant and kind. If we will come back again to Amsterdam - for sure we would like to rent this house again! Thanks a lot!
Notre propriétaire nous attendait comme prévue à l'appartement. Elle avait préparé des documents fort utiles sur le quartier et les principaux attraits touristiques. L'appartement était tel que décrit sur le site et l'emplacement était extraordinaire. Nous avons pu visiter Amsterdam à pied sans problème à partir de l'appartement. Le Jordaan est certainement un des plus beaux quartier d'Amsterdam.
Just returned from the most wonderful weekend in Amsterdam. Carine's flat is incredibly central, right in the heart of Jordaan and surrounded by amazing restaurants, bars, food markets... The list goes on! The flat is exactly as Carine describes it - light and airy and beautiful. We were a group of two couples, and had so much space - a floor each and a shared one in the middle! Would thoroughly recommend it to anyone.
Whoohoo!!! You all know Amsterdam, no need to provide additional details. But, Carine apartment was the best offer we could get. It was our first time in Airbnb and we happy to find Carine. Picture are the same as website, location, kitchen, roof, etc. best offer you can think!!!
Carine hat alles bestens organisiert. Ihre schriftlichen Infos waren sehr ausführlich und hilfreich. Die Wohnung hat sehr viel Charme, ist hell und hat eine zauberhaft lauschige kleine Terrasse. Sie liegt in einer absolut liebenswürdigen Strasse, die Bewohner sitzen vor der Türe und meistens hat es ein gepflegtes Gärtchen dazu. Im Mai haben die schönsten Rosen geblüht und viele andere schöne Blumen. Auch das Jordanviertel ist sehr empfehlenswert.
Carine hat uns sehr gute Restaurant empfohlen - wir haben immer wunderbar gegessen.
I came to live in this house on 18 may 2007. I engraved this date in a neckless!! And still, after nearly 6 years, I am so extremely happy with this place. As you can see the place is very spacious and light and comfortable. And i finally realized my dream... my own yoga space...Where i teach and practice my yoga, a wonderful break from my work as a public prosecutor.
Also i love the neighborhood; from the peace of my house you step into one of the best parts of Amsterdam, if not THE best part of Amsterdam; with all its facilities, nice places, beautiful people.
I am very happy to tell you where to go, but it will be difficult to choose!!!