My spacious apartment is located in the middle of the historical city centre, at the famous canals! All the main atractions, shops, bars and restaurants are easy to reach on foot. My apartment is very comfortable up to 5 adults, but more fits too!
My apartment is very big and perfectly located, in the historical centre in Utrecht, at the canal. All the main attraction in Utrecht (Dom tower, musea, Museumkwarier neighourhood, cinemas, restaurants, bars) are on walking distance and the the train to Amsterdam is only 30 minutes. The central train station is also on walking distance, but if you want to take the bus, the bus stop is just few steps away.
The apartment is on the ground floor and has a big living room/ kitchen and 3 bedrooms. One bedroom is my own bedroom. The other tworooms are for you! There is a small bedroom with a single the office with a double bed.
The small room is inside the big office/bed room, but higher with a (steep) stairs. The room is divided from the office by the height + a wall + curtains (see picture). In the small room you have privacy in view but not completely in sound. When you are with two or more people, you can (also) use the double sofa/bed in the office. There you don't have much privacy since people going to the small bedroom have to walk through it and also the stairs to the next level are in this room. But it is a big room with lots of space, and I will respect your privacy as much as possible. Till now, as you can read in the reviews, most guests are happy to stay in this room.
The kitchen is fully equiped with everything you need: gas stove with elekctric oven, fridge with freezer, water cooker, coffee maker, more than enough pans, plates, glasses et cetera. Feel free to cook! We can maybe even share recipes and cook together.
The bathroom is upstairs and has a sink, a shower in a bath and a washing machine. There is a separate toilet downstairs. The whole appartment is about 120 square meters! If you are with a bigger group and bring your own matrasses, you can stay as well! Once there we were with 20 people sleeping here and it was no problem. There is kitchen equipment like plates and forks, knives for 20 people.
There is a little garden with a table and chairs with sunshine in the morning (perfect for breakfast), and there is a possibility to sit at the terrace at the canal to enjoy the sun in afternoon. The nice extra is that I have two kayaks which you can use for free.
Wifi for internet is available and included in the price.
When you rent a room or the double sofa you can use the whole appartment: the kitchen, the living room, the garden, the bathroom.
I will provide towels and blankets for you!
There is public parking space in front of the house, but it is paid parking (except nights and sundays). Free parking is 10-15 minutes walking away.
When you want to rent the whole appartment without me being there, see my other listing (Big Appartment at canal) or write me.
You will have acces to a small garden, a big living room, a kitchen, toilet and bathroom. Also you can open the basement and use chairs to sit at the canal or use my 2 kayaks.
Interaction with Guests
Most of the time I am at home during your stay and I would like to have a drink with you. I am enjoying it very much to meet new people and would like to have a talk with you!
I live in the historical city centre. Just outside the doorstep you find nice local bars and shops and of course the canal. Few minutes walking away you will find museums, restaurants, dom cathedral and other nice spots.
The train station is at walking distance (10-15 minutes). Or take bus 2, stop Universiteitsmuseum and walk 1 minute.
Please no smoking inside! Smoking is possible in the garden.
Marie was a nice host. Helpful, ready to help me with directions. Her house is REALLY big, ample, and she encouraged me to feel free in it. It was also nice to talk to her, not least because of her love for Nature. The house is impressively close to Utrecht's main touristic spots, just a few minutes walking from all what's relevant, including the train's CS. If I need to go to Utrecht centrum again, I'll contact Marie.
We voelden ons dadelijk "thuis" bij Marie. Bij onze aankomst kregen we een korte rondleiding in haar appartement én de sleutel. Marie is heel gastvrij en geeft je alle vertrouwen. Fijn! Haar appartement ligt aan de prachtige gracht in het hart van het oude stadscentrum. We hebben alles te voet bezocht. Een aanrader!
Marie was flexible for the check in appointment - that helped me a lot. She also provided all the information I needed to get to & from the apartment as well as basic information for the Neighborhood. I only had a short 1-night-stay, but everything was great and easy as if visiting a friend. A nice, peaceful and cozy place to stay close to the heart of the Old town and in a good reach to the central station. I would love to come again to enjoy more from Utrecht and Maries lovely apartment - my recommendations!
She was very welcoming and everything was neat and ready for us. The apartment is extremely well situated, right in the heart of Utrecht - we could walk everywhere we wanted to be. One concern: I think the listing should state clearly that the double bed is in an open area and not totally private; she handled it very well and gave us our privacy, but we would have prefered to book a place where our room was completely private. However, this was a minor issue for us due to the way she handled it.
Prachtige plek in Utrecht! Midden in het centrum aan de gracht maar heerlijk rustig. Ontzettend gastvrijheid! Marie dank voor alles!
Hervorragend, Marie ist sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Die Unterkunft ist sehr zentral und liegt richtig romantisch an der Oudegracht. Trotzdem ist es ruhig. Wir waren jetzt zum zweiten mal bei Marie und werden wiederkommen. Sehr empfehlenswert.
Marie heeft ons een prachtige ruimte geboden rustig gelegen in hartje Utrecht. Prachtig pand, knus en van alle gemakken voorzien. Een aanrader en we komen graag terug.
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I like to travel and discover new cultures and nature. I prefer nature above cities usually. Nature is very important for me, as a way to relax and enjoy and sport. I love cycling and kayaking. I love hiking in the mountains, preferably less touristic destination.
I try to be aware of my inlfuence on the planet and live as sustainable as i can. I don't have a car and eat only very little bit of organic meat. I also prefer second hand cloth and furniture. I prefer travling by train or hitchhiking instead of flying or my own car.
I love classical music, art house movies and modern literature.
I try to enjoy life as it comes day by day and not to live for the (or a) future.