This ground floor apartment is centrally located, close to green areas and cultural venues and well serviced by public transportation. A child friendly base to explore Amsterdam and area. Easy to reach from the airport and Central Station.
THE APARTMENT offers you:
- FREE WIFI
- An apartment on the ground floor
- A kitchen with a dishwasher, microwave, four ring cooker, coffee machine, Senseo, toaster, Juicer and fridge
- a child friendly apartment and toys for toddlers
- King size bed for 2 + sofa couch for 2
- Two separate duvets also available on request
- Extra closet for clothes
- A hairdryer, an iron and board
- Clean towels, sheets, pillows, duvets
- and all you need for a good night sleep
- Bike rent nearby (50 steps)
- After booking a detailed confirmation with all you need to know about getting there
- shower and toilet not separate
- from Feb 1, 2015 Airbnb will also collect the 5% TOURIST TAX for the City of Amsterdam after your booking.
- Parking (paid) is possible in the street
- € 3,- per hour or € 27,- a day).
- Or park your car at a parking like
- the P&R Bos en Lommer for € 1,- per 24 hours, but please enter this garage before 22.00 pm so you are able to buy a transport ticket.
- The stop of bus 21 and tram 10 are within the city center according to the P&R parking conditions
- Parkeergarage Westerpark (€3/uur)
Van Bleiswijkstraat 8
1051 DG Amsterdam
- Parkeergarage Willemspoort
(€0.50 per 8 minutes/ €3.75 per hour)
Haarlemmer Houttuinen (phone number hidden) GM Amsterdam
- In Amsterdam we all bike: cheaper and more convenient but please be used to bike in your hometown. You can rent the bikes within 100 yards of the apartment.
- Lots of cycletours in the area
- To the Zaanse Schans, beach and
- and the cheese market in Alkmaar
For many years now, free Lunch Concerts in the Royal Concerthall (125 years in 2013) have been held every Wednesday afternoon at 12.30 p.m. in the Main Hall or the Recital Hall. The concerts vary from public rehearsals by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and concerts by conservatory ensembles, to chamber music performances by young up-and-coming artists. The programming is very broad, and offers something for everyone: listeners can enjoy a variety of early music and the classical genre, and also get acquainted with a more modern repertoire. The concert is announced one week in advance on the website. The concerts are 30 minutes long and are open to the public and free of charge. You do not need a ticket, but these concerts are very popular, so plan to arrive about a half hour before the concert to get a seat.
With the IAmsterdamcard (or transportcard) you have a free ride with bus 69 and 21 from the airport to the Westerpark.
SPENDING A DAY ON THE BEACH
You can also spend a day on the beach. With public transport or the bike it is only 30 minutes from our house to the beach.
The Staatsliedenbuurt (area where the apartment is) was formerly known as the brass knob and just outside the former city center. In the immediate vicinity you will find a nice piece of history like the WESTERGASFABRIEK and former Machine Pump House where the sixty-meter high water tower still part of. Today, in this building you find the trendy the café restaurant AMSTERDAM. A very popular place to have dinner and only 50 meters from the apartment. The airport is to be reached by train and/or bus in 45 minutes. Bikes for rent on the Central Station and in the area.
Clubbing in Amsterdam is done by a lot in the MCTheater on the Westergasterrein on fridays, saturdays and sundays. And guess? You can crawl back home.....
When it comes to nightlife in Amsterdam, there are venues, dance festivals and club nights to suit every taste. DJs keep the crowd going with everything from techno, dub step and trance to hip-hop, funk and deep house. Some of the most well-known venues include Paradiso, Melkweg, Bitterzoet, Club Up, Jimmy Woo, Trouw, AIR, Disco Dolly and Escape.
Read our guide to partying in Amsterdam for all the essential information about clubbing in the city, check out the listing of Amsterdam clubs and our listing of dance music festivals in and around Amsterdam. And be sure to check out our selection of clubbing highlights!
FEEL FREE TO ASK
We'll answer your questions and tell you all there is to know about Amsterdam, where to go, how to go and what to do and thank you for considering to stay with us! And we hope to COME in contact with you soon. And just looking for a simple room mail me as perhaps I can help as well. And if you book in the last minute and it is still available ask me for the last minute price! If the apartment is not available please mail anyway as perhaps I can still help you out...............
A prominent feature in the west of Amsterdam, the Westergasfabriek (a former gas works) is one of the city's thriving creative hotspots. The buses for Mysteryland stop nearby! Also "De Hallen" just opened and is about 10 minutes walking from the apartment. Art movies and diner in the old industrial tramremise........
The City of Amsterdam will be hosting the next World Cities Culture Summit, which will be held from 12-14 November 2014.
The grounds are home to numerous businesses, bars, restaurants, a cinema and a theater and the renovated industrial buildings and spacious park regularly host events ranging from major club nights to art exhibitions and culinary happenings.
The apartment is on walking distance from the Anne Frank House, the 9 Straatjes and the famous vintage Noordermarkt on mondaymornings, at a crawling distance from the Westerparkgasfabriek, a cultural and culinair area. Tram 10 and bus 21 stops 50 meters from the house.
Vintage markets in the area. On sundays in the Westerpark.
Sundaymarket at the first/third sunday of the month.
Easy to be reached from Central Station and Schiphol, the airport.
And it is:
-Centrally located and near to the Jordaan district
-Parking garage nearby
-Walking distance of the Anne Frank House
-Walking distance of the Noordermarkt
-A famous vintagemarket on early mondaymornings
- Lots of restaurants (cheap and good)
- Supermarket is open 7 nights a week till midnight
-The public transportation is around the corner.
-Tram 10 and Bus 21 and Bus 48 from Station Sloterdijk
- Nightbus 348 from Central Station or Sloterdijk (Station)
ENJOYING THE NIGHTLIVE
-You can party in Amsterdam,
-see a show, go to clubs or dancings, bars etc.
- Westerpark area pubs and bars are open 24/7
Since January the Westergasfabriekarea (restaurants and bars) is allowed to stay open for 24HOURS!
THE WESTERPARK AND CHILDREN
- an adventureparc in the nature of Westerpark
- a children's farm
- a pool for toddlers
- lots of safe playgrounds; no cars allowed
- a cot for free if needed and some toys as well
- The Marnix swimmingpool on walking distance
THE WESTERPARK AND GROWN UPS
-24 hours license for bars and restaurants
- jogging/running in the Westerpark.
- Some workout machines before running
-The Westerpark, the cultural park,
- a MC theater and a cinema
-Every first sunday of the month the SUNDAY MARKET
with a great variety of goods and vintage
- and every third sunday of the month the Neighbourfood
Market with tasting and vintage!.
-The only North Sea Jazzclub in Holland is to be found in
Westerpark as well on a 5 minute walk
HOW FAR FROM THE CENTRE?
-Just 10 minutes (bus or tram) from the Dam Square,
-Red Light District and Leidseplein around 20 min walk
- Walking to Central Station is about 20 minutes
-the trendy street 5 minutes walking: Haarlemmerstraat.
-And the Noordermarkt is about 7 minutes walking;
-famous for the vintage market on early mondaymornings;
-on Saturday there is biological market
Interaction with Guests
Checking in and out
In general I'm flexible with check-in and check-out times and I consider the coming and going guest. I will be there to receive you.
-After booking I will send lots of info to your mail address that is connected to Airbnb, we will be there to welcome you on arrival.
- we hand you over the key and tell you about the area.
-Where to find the supermarket or bike rental.
-We give you LOTS OF INFO about Amsterdam.
Info about Westerpark:
The Westerpark is an old industrial area that is transformed in a cultural happening where children, youngsters and grown ups find their way.
Have a look at the calender to see what is happening when you are there!
There is a movie theater, some jazz clubs, restaurants and a parc where also sometimes an outdoor festival is organised like a Summer Breeze Latin Night……
From here easy access to the Zaanse Schans, Keukenhof, Haarlem (on the bike) and the seashore. Please read the info I will send to you after booking as it will be far more detailed. It is send to your mail address that is connected to your listing on Airbnb; so if it is changed since then let me know which one is better to use.
Other Things to Note
The best you can do is go to (website hidden)_North_Holland_Province-(email hidden)ml and to (website hidden) and download the app; read it all and also check out the calendar of the Westergasfabriek before coming.
Want to rent a bike during the stay: (website hidden)
P&R Bos en Lommer is nearby and will cost you € 1,- per 24 hours after 10.00 am. Details will be in the info after booking.
Parking in Westerspoor 3 is from Monday – Friday € 2,40 per hour from 09.00 – 19.00 uur. First 3 hours only € 0,10 per hour.
Parking in the street or nearby the apartment is € 3,00 per hour from Monday - Saturday and € 27,-the dayprice. (09.00 – 24.00 hours).
Near the Coentunnel is free parking but the driver will need a (folding) bike or take bus 48 to get back. So if you want to do this then put all the other passengers and luggage at the apartment first. If possible I will bring you there and back.
There are 2 parkings very nearby but more expensive and about € 30,- a day.
You are very welcome in my house and I hope you (and your friends) will take good care of everything I have put in for your comfort. NO SMOKING indoors and and please play the tv, radio or music on a normal level and only on normal hours.
Check in and out is mostly flexible but a good communication is essential.
I do like to keep bottles and paper separate from the trash.
The apartment is amazing - clean and cozy, exactly what we needed. The location is great too - on the way to the city center you can trough so many canals and cozy streets - just wow!
Special thanks to Mieke - the communication was great and thanks to the information she sent us, we saved a lot of time.
Strongly recommend Mieke's apartment!
Mieke was out of town when we stayed, but her son met us and was super patient as our flight was a couple hours late getting in. He showed us around the neighborhood, and the apartment was nice, roomy and clean!
About a 10 minute walk from Jordaan. I would definately stay again!
Nous avons été très bien accueillies dans l'appartement.
L'appart est très spacieux et très agréable, et à deux pas du tram et du bus pour se rendre en 5mn dans le centre ville :)
Really nice apartment in a quiet area close to the center. The flat is huge and extremely comfortable. The area can be a bit quiet at night so if you're looking to be directly IN the party area maybe this isn't the best location for you. That being said, there is a tram stop directly outside the apartment which was really convenient. I enjoyed my stay and hope to visit again in the future!
Mieke a été très accueillante et nous a aidé à préparer notre voyage à Amsterdam en nous donnant un maximum d'informations avant notre arrivée.
L'appartement était à 20 minutes à pied de la gare, ce qui était très pratique puisque nous n'avons pas eu vraiment besoin d'utiliser les transports.
L'appartement correspond vraiment aux photos, il est très spacieux, et très joliment décoré, même si la salle de bain est petite.
Nous ne regrettons pas notre choix, c'était notre premier Airbnb et c'était une super expérience!
Lovely stay. Our host, Mieke, was very welcoming and had lots of tips and advice on what to do during our stay. Couldn't have wished for a nicer flat either, gorgeous!
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Born in Makassar and lived in Singapore for 7 years as a child on the Tannamera Road; lived in Israel in a kibbutz and I love music, books, walking, travelling, theater and to meet people from all over the world.
My way of travelling for 2015.......
I work in a theater and go too often...
When you come to Amsterdam and need a base to explore then choose the apartment in the Westerpark area. It is is great up there.....and Westerpark is an outgoing area for 24 hours a day.........