About this listing
This spacious apartment comes with all needed amenities and is well-connected to the historic centre by tram/bus (10 mins). The neighbourhood has lots to offer too: nice restaurants and bars, lots of shops and two lovely parks are around the corner.
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.
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.
- 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
Interaction with Guests
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, a good friends of mine who lives nearby is on standby to help you out whenever necessary.
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.
Other Things to Note
Check-in and check-out are flexible! If you are traveling back in the evening, it is no problem at all to leave your belongings at the house after 12:00 (provided no other guests will arrive that day).
The general rule is: make yourselves at home! You will receive your own set of keys and you are free to come and go at all hours.
However, there are a few things I'd like to call your attention to:
* Smoking is allowed, but only out on the balcony.
* If you are out on the balcony after 10PM, refrain from talking (except in a whisper). All my neighbors have their bedrooms on the courtyard, so you may disturb their sleep by talking loudly.
* If you can, take off your shoes inside the house. This both helps keep the floor clean and reduces noise for my downstairs neighbours.
* Unfortunately the flat is not pet-friendly.
The apartment had everything we needed for a short, fuss free visit to Amsterdam. It is very near the tram stop and easy to find. Wieneke was responsive and very kind to accommodate our requests.
The old town is a short tram ride away. A supermarket is nearby and some eateries open late along main street, very useful for tourists.
Hemos estado en semana santa en casa de Jam y nos hemos sentido muy agusto,el no estaba porque se encontraba fuera pero incluso desde antes de llegar allí una amiga suya se encargaba de todo,fue muy amable: nos resolvía las dudas por email,nos recibió a la llegada,nos facilitó su número de teléfono...incluso aunque no hablamos mucho inglés hizo por entendernos y que la entendieramos,la experiencia buena,apartamento pequeño pero acogedor y tenía todo lo básico,lo recomendariamos a otras personas
We loved staying here! Wieneke was incredibly helpful along with Jan Willem's instructions on how to find his place. We felt very comfortable here.
First the indication to go to Jan place was really accurate so the road was easy.
The experience was great :kitchen is Ok , bedroom as well. The bathroom was quit little but it dosen't care because all the place is clean.
It' s easy to go to Amsterdam center because of the tram Just in the front of the apartment. All the commodities are near the apartment.
Jan was not there to give us the key. His friend was there ...really Nice People Who explain us all the staff we need to Know. ...
I recommended Jan place whitout hesitation.
Jan-Willem's house was totally perfect! Well located and cozy. His friend Wieneke helped us to get informations about city, transportation and all other details, she was incredibly helpful and sweet. We definetely recommend this flat!
Jan was away for the time of my stay, but he answered and responded promptly to any question or issue I threw at him. Wonderful host, wonderful apartment to relax on a day off, close enough to walk anywhere and get lost!
My friends and I stayed in Jan-Willem's flat for our trip to Amsterdam and loved it. The flat has a great location, is really well equipped and Jan-Willem is a great host. Thank you! Definitely would stay again :)
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About the Host, Jan-Willem
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.