If you search for an spacey apartment totally yours, Total privacy, here is one. The location is marvellous. All what visitors to Amsterdam need is just steps from the front door or within short walking distance.
The Swaen is a lovely studio apartment appropriate for up to five guests to stay in.
Located in Down Town Amsterdam, just on the main street of down town.
We offer a spacious lounge room/dining corner and a well-equipped open-plan kitchen with cookware & kitchen utensils, oven and microwave. Television and wireless internet are available as well. The swaen is surrounded by café’s, restaurants, coffee shops, theatres, shops and more of tourist attractions.
All next distances and walking times noted below are according to the well known maps site:
-1.0 KM from central station. 12 minutes walking.
- 300 meter from Dam square and the palace of the queen. 4 minutes walking.
- 300 meter from Rembrandt square with terraces, cafe's, restaurants, bars and discotheques. 4 minutes walking.
- 1.2 KM from Leidseplein with terraces. 13 minutes walking.
- 1.6 km from Van Gogh Museum 20 minutes walking. 5 minutes by tram.
- 300 meters The red light area and China town.
If you have any questions about staying in De Swaen just get in touch!
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Access to the whole apartment. Is not shared with anybody else. The guest has his own amenities and no limits.
Interaction with Guests
It depends on the guest. The guest has total privacy.
But we are available for any matter during his whole stay.
Check in from 15:00
Check in after 22:00, 30 Euro fee
Check in after 24:00, 50 Euro fee.
VERY IMPORTANT! HIGHLY NOT RECOMMENDED!
After a five-day stay in the said apartment, we feel it’s our duty to update regarding the cleaning and water conditions in it.
Normally, a shower produces both hot and cold water which allows a nice and normal shower, in our case however, the water was either cold as ice or burning hot.
Not only was it almost impossible to take a shower because of the water temperature, but when we did take a shower the water didn’t go down the drain and remained in the bath. same problem occurred in the bathroom sink.
Even though the home owners were nice, they refused to listen when we mentioned the problems to them (and we didn’t even mention the only-sometimes-working-heating, weak lighting system or clogged sink) and accused us for saying this only because we are Israeli.
From our perspective, even if we get the apartment for free- we won’t go. The owners even asked us “Why didn’t you shower somewhere else!?”.
The main issue here is we paid and were not compensated for our payment.
We made a mistake, You won’t!
חשוב מאוד!לא מומלץ!
לאחר שהות שכחמישה ימים בדירה הנ"ל מרגישות אנחנו חובה לעדכן לגבי מצב המים והניקיון בדירה.
במצב רגיל מקלחת מספקת מים חמים ביחד עם מים קרים-מה שמאפשר מקלחת רגילה וצנועה. במקרה שלנו היה או קר כקרח או חם כוייה.
לא רק שהמים לא אפשרו מקלחת,גם כשכבר נכנסנו-המים עמדו ולא ניקזו לביוב. כמו כן גם כיור האמבטיה נמצא באותה הבעיה.
אומנם בעלי הבית חמודים אך כשהתראנו בפניהם על הבעיה-אין מים חמים מסודרים למקלחת, ולא הוספנו עוד את שאר הבעיות (חימום שלעיתים עובד,תאורה חלשה,סתימה בכיור) סרבו הזוג להקשיב והאשימו את היותנו מישראל בכך.
מבחינתנו גם אם נקבל דירה זו בחינם-לא נלך,בני הזוג שאלו אותנו "אז למה לא התקלחתם במקום אחר?!" העיקר ששילמנו ולא קיבלנו את המגיע לנו,אנחנו טעינו אתם לא
I tried to explain that you have to mix the hot water with cold but you wouldn't listen and kept on saying that in your country the houses have a thermostatic tap. Also about the heater: the apartment has 2 radiators which the guest controls himself, it has graduations from 1 to 5. Someway you probably expected everything to be automatically. We have tested everything you complained about, but it all works normal. Somewhere I have the impression that you started complaining to get some refund. On the first day my son showed you how to use the shower. The only thing you were right about is, that of one of the two sinks in the bathroom the water was not running through quickly. We apologize for that. But the way your are writing about our apartment is really not nice. For future guests: we fixed this. And please read the comments of other guests on our apartment.
Really liked the host - he was super friendly. The place is a bit overpriced. The room is smokey and slightly run-down. The listing says it sleeps 5, but expect a small space and only real beds for 3. It's one room, so you will sleep nearly next to each other.
Location is in the middle of touristy downtown - so great for seeing Amsterdam, particularly the red-light district, but also expect noise around the clock.
Riek was a very good host even if we did not see her (but we have been welcome by his lovely son).
The place is great and very well located. We just used it to sleep so we did not have to use the rest of the house. But it is very good for a group of 5 people.
the host welcomed us with open arms. we arrived even before check in time and we were allowed to store our loggage in thier apartmemt while its getting cleaned and ready, so meanwhile we could walk around the town . the hosts told us about some intresting places to visit.
the aparment was good enough for 5 guys we had enough space. the aparment is furnished enough and got enough dishes too. at day there is alot of light from the outside, but at night there is much less because the only lights are from reading lamps and lamp stands. the shower isnt strong enough (weak water stream).
the location of the apartment is great! has an excellent view of the cannel. its in the middle of the town few minutes walk to the best sites in the town.
Stay in this apartment it was very nice... we were five friends and we are all satisfied. Riek and her husband are very kind. apartment was clean and spacious, situated in the perfect place in the middle of most imporant and beautiful points in the city.
Riek and her husband were wonderful hosts. The apartment was located very central, we had no trouble finding out things to do and eat. Supermarkets, shopping and public transport were just a couple of steps away. The stairs to the apartment were a bit steep but I think this is common in Amsterdam :) we had a great time staying here!
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