About this listing
You are welcome in my comfortable, quiet, light apartment with a beautiful parcview!
***Two children under 12 can stay for free (no additional fee for 3rd or 4th person that is under 12)***
In my apartment are two bedrooms. One bedroom has a double bed (1,40cm) and a smaller bedroom has two single beds (next to each other).
The apartment is on the second floor. It has a white wooden floor, and is sunny and light. Besides the two bedrooms it has a spacious kitchen, a small bathroom with a bath & shower and a spacious living room.
The living room looks out on the Erasmusparc.The master-bedroom and kitchen both give entry to the sunny balcony on the south-west side (sun between noon and 8 o'clock in the evening) and neighbors quiet inner- gardens. The apartment is very quiet and perfect for resting out after an active day of sightseeing. It is great to have dinner or a glass of wine at the kitchen table with the doors to the balcony wide open, in the late afternoon / early evening. On very warm days, the apartment and especially the living room is always pleasantly cool.
The kitchen has all the equipment such as a big oven, a microwave and a dishwasher. In the living room there is a TV and WIFI can be used.
The apartment is situated in the west of Amsterdam. By bike it is between 5 and 10 minutes to the trendy Jordan-district. There are several trams and buses that bring you within 10 minutes to the city center. For example: bus 21 to Central Station, bus 15 to trainstation Sloterdijk that connects directly with Schiphol airport, tram 14 to Dam square, Rembrandplein or Artis Zoo and tram 7 to Leidseplein. There are two direct comfortable buses (Connexxion nr. 80 & 82) to Haarlem, the beach and a beautiful nature reserve called the 'Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen' that both ride frequently (resp. 4x & 2x p.h.). If you wish to make one or more trips to the beach, you are at the best side of A'dam!
Amsterdam west is an upcoming neighborhood. There are some trendy and cosy café's and lunchplaces in the area. The parc in front of the house has a cafe with good coffee and one of the best terraces of Amsterdam and is great for having a run, a picknick or for letting the children play (it has a playground with a sandpit).
On short walking-distance there are several shops for the daily groceries such as three supermarkets, a biological grocery and a quality bakery. On the first morning of your stay a breakfast will be provided.
The architecture in this area of West is famous for its Amsterdam School style buildings. Mercatorplein, designed by Berlage, is on less than 5 minutes walking distance and in between the apartment and Mercatorplein, the Jerusalem church by F.B. Jantzen, with beautiful stained glass is in the style of Amsterdam School with influences of Frank Lloyd Wright. The building in which the apartment itself is situated is also built in that time (around 1930) and has the typical brown bicks and stained glass (within the apartment). The entrance of the building and the two stairs that lead to the apartment have comfortable clean carpet.
The apartment is close to Schiphol airport and easily reached by car as well. From Schiphol you can take a train to Amsterdam Sloterdijk station (7 minutes) and from there bus 15 (5 minutes). The ring-road around Amsterdam is 3 minutes away and there's a cheap longstay parking-lot (parc & ride) on 5 minutes walking-distance from the house.
*** The fifth guest can choose between a camping bed or a comfortable couch that can be used as a bed for one adult or child. Besides that, on special request, a bed for a small child can be provided.
First of all enjoy the apartment!
I try to care about the environment as much as I can, by using ecological cleaning producs and by being sparse with water and energy. I would be happy if you could respect that too. Please turn the heating on 17 degrees or lower when you leave the house or when you go to sleep. Please use the paper bin for paper and keep glass separate for the glass container.
Amsterdam and especially this neighborhood is a very safe city, but just beware of pickpockets in the crowded and touristic area's in the city centre.
Please always lock the balcony-doors when you leave the house & lock the door of the apartment (upstairs) with both of the keys. The door downstairs does not have to be locked, but just make sure it is always closed behind you.
If you like to smoke, you are free to do so at the balcony.
Thanks a lot!