Apartment in cool area near center

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Marco Polostraat, Amsterdam, North Holland 1057, Netherlands

The Space

The apartment is located in the Baarsjes neighbourhood, an "up-and-coming" area that is quiet compared to the constant touristy bustle of the city centre, but nevertheless has an impressive offering of pubs, coffee bars, shops and restaurants. Two parks (Erasmuspark and Rembrandtpark) are within walking distance of the apartment.

Access to public transport is excellent: a minute's walk to a stop where trams and buses will take you to the city center in 10 minutes, to the Central Station in 15, and to Schiphol airport in 40.

The apartment contains the following rooms:
- The master bedroom, which snugly fits a comfortable queen size bed
- A spacious living room with a comfortable couch that is also suitable for sleeping on
- A smallish but perfectly functional bathroom
- A well-equipped kitchen/dining room.
- A balcony facing the west (very sunny in the afternoon)

Do check out the photos for an impression of all these rooms.

Other amenities:
- Free WiFi access
- Towels and linen are provided!
- A nice book and DVD library for you to peruse on rainy days :)
- Hair dryer (no need to bring your own)
- An iron and ironing board (convenient if you're visiting for business purposes!)
- Lonely Planet of Amsterdam, 2012 edition

Please note that I only rent out the entire apartment when I am away myself. This means that I will be your host from a distance: you can still direct questions to me through e-mail or by telephone.
For more urgent questions or emergencies, two good friends of mine who live nearby are on standby to help you out whenever necessary. They will also be the ones to accommodate you upon arrival and at departure.

If you are interested in the apartment but it is not available in the period you request, check out my other listing - it is the same apartment, but cheaper since you will share parts of it with yours truly.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $28 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $598 /week
Cancellation: Flexible

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • It was very comfortable at Jans Apartment. Jan was also very friendly and helpful.
    There is a nice Supermarket down the Street where bought fresh vegetables to cook in Jans well equipped kitchen. The walk or ride in to the city center ist not too far.
    We had a very good time. Thank you Jan. :)

    March 2014
  • MUY cómodo, bien situado, espacioso apartamento, cerca del transporte público pero suficientemente cerca del centro como para ir andando.

    February 2014
  • Jan Willem is een heel aardige relaxte gastheer die snel reageert en voor je klaar staat. Het huis is netjes en schoon. Wil hem ook erg bedanken voor zijn gastvrijheid.

    January 2014
  • Even though we did not meet Jan personnally (his sister came to give us the key as he was out of town) we had a lovely stay in Amsterdam.

    Plenty of nice bars and restaurant close to the appartment, even if the city center is a good 30/45 min walk ... by tram it only takes 15 min.

    The appartment was nice, kitchen well equiped and very clean bathroom.

    Thanks to the information left by Jan on the table helped us to find restaurants, bars, maps of the buses and tram .... and the lonely planet guide of Amsterdam we found our way quickly to all facilities.

    Thank you very much.

    December 2013
  • This was the first time booking a place via Airbnb and it was a great experience. The area is nice and quiet, the apartment is close to the city center, there's a one minute walk to the closest tram station but would definitely recommend walking to the center. Supermarkets are also very close (less than 5 minutes).
    We met Jan at arrival, he is a nice and helpful person, he made a cool guide to the house (e.g. how to use the washing machine) and area (e.g. supermarkets, pubs, public transport) and provided us with maps and LP guide. I was impressed by the attention he pays to small details. We were able to contact him or a friend of his at any time in case we needed anything.
    It was a lovely and comfy place, would definitely book it again for any future trips to Amsterdam.
    Highly recommended.

    October 2013
  • We have really enjoyed our stay at Jan's place. We had the entire apartment for one week. The place is really great, well located (very close to the center by bike or tram), and Jan is a really nice host. We met only the day we left, but he was available at any time if there was a problem, and he was very flexible. I would definitely recommend !

    August 2013
  • We really enjoyed our stay in Jan's flat and found it to be in a very convenient location -we walked everywhere from there (well, we like walking -but you can also use the tram). We were also very impressed with Jan's library of fiction novels which he kindly offered to let us use in case of a rainy day -very impressive collection! It was lovely to meet Jan and we don't have any complaints.

    August 2013
  • Jan was a great host, was very diligent in making sure we knew how to make our way to the apartment. It's in a good location and the apartment is well equipped.

    July 2013
  • Jan was a gracious host. He was very flexible and helpful with travel guides and information of the area. He also bought us nectarines and cereal, which was a nice surprise! The location was really convenient and we really enjoyed our time spent in Amsterdam.

    July 2013
  • El apartamento es muy bueno, no queda tan en el centro
    Como esta en el anuncio pero es ideal para quedarse unos dias. El dueño es sumamente amable.

    July 2013
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Gymnasium Camphusianum, University of Amsterdam
I'm a PhD student in Linguistics at the University of Amsterdam. I have been active on AirBnB since 2012, both as a guest and as a host, and have had nothing but positive experiences.
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