Historic Multatuli luxury 3-bed 6-8

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Binnen Brouwersstraat, Amsterdam, North Holland 1013 EE, Netherlands

Stylish, light & spacious 3 bedroom apartment (sleeping 6-8 people) in Amsterdam’s hippest neighbourhood. A national monument built around 1790 and completely renovated in 2007. In the 1820s it was home to Multatuli, Holland’s most famous author.

The Space

The house has retained its historical details, yet offers every modern comfort and convenience. It features beamed ceilings throughout, wooden stairs and the traditional Dutch steeply slanted roof in the attic bedroom.

The spacious living room is on the first level with a large open kitchen and dining area. On the second level there are two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The master bedroom is located at the back of the house, with an ensuite bathroom. The second bedroom has an original wooden floor with three large windows overlooking the street. The shower room is next door. The third bedroom, in the attic, has the possibility to sleep up to 4 people with two twin beds and two optional sofabeds.

The apartment comprises the top half of the house and is completely independent, accessed through its own front door and up two flights of stairs. It has two internal flights of stairs. In historic buildings in Amsterdam many of the staircases are steeper than most people are used to. The flights are between moderately steep and steep. Stairgates can be installed on request.

• UNESCO World Heritage area
• Official short stay permit
• Check in at apartment
• 3 bedrooms (sleeping 6-8)
• 2 bathrooms
• English guide books + maps
• 2 Flatscreen TVs
• Cable reception
• DVD/CD with selection of DVDs
• i-pod connectivity
• Sound system
• WiFi internet
• Double glazing
• Large open kitchen
• Complete kitchen inventory
• Nespresso machine
• Microwave
• Toaster
• Coffeemaker
• Kettle
• Dishwasher
• Oven
• Bathtub
• Hairdryer
• Washing machine/dryer
• Iron and ironing board
• Bed linen from the White Company, London
• Luxurious thick white towels
• Child safety is low due to steep stairs but stairgates can be installed (see above)
• Baby cot and highchair available on request

This apartment sleeps a maximum of 8 persons (above 3 years) on:
1 room with 1 double, 2 rooms with 2 twins in each, and 2 optional sofa beds.

BACK BEDROOM: 1 Queen-size bed (160 x 200 cm), on request this bed can be made up as two single beds (80 x 200 cm) with ensuite bathroom

FRONT BEDROOM: 2 single beds (90 x 200 cm), on request these can be made up as a King-size bed (180 x 200 cm)

ATTIC BEDROOM: 2 single beds (90 x 200 cm), on request these can be made up as a King-size bed (180 x 200cm) plus 2 optional sofabeds (120 x 200 cm)

A baby cot is available on request, plus a high chair.

Guest Access

The Multatuli Apartment is a completely self contained apartment with its own front door. Exclusive use of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large living room and kitchen.

Interaction with Guests

We live downstairs in the other half of the house so we're on hand to help with any aspect of your stay before you arrive and once you're here to help you make the most of your stay in Amsterdam. We live here and we love it here so we can give you lots of recommendations in the neighbourhood!

The Neighborhood

You will find yourself in a quiet side street of the Canal district by the Jordaan, with everything you need just around the corner. From little cafes and restaurants, a great bakery and an Italian coffee bar, to all kinds of traiteurs, shops and supermarkets. There are two weekly organic markets within 5 minutes walk (Wednesdays and Saturdays).

There’s a bike rental at the end of our street. It’s just a short train ride from the airport and the station is only 7 minutes walk from the apartment so it’s very quick to get here. Amsterdam is a small city and it’s very easy to get around on foot or by bike or of course by boat!

Binnen Brouwersstraat is located in a beautiful area of the northern Jordaan, a small side street at the top of the Keizersgracht canal, between the Brouwersgracht canal (voted the most beautiful street in Amsterdam) and the Haarlemmerstraat (voted the Best Shopping Street in the Netherlands) which features a huge range of restaurants and cafes, speciality shops and an art-house cinema. The famous weekly organic food and flea markets at the Noordermarkt are just around the corner. The quirky boutiques of the 9 streets and the Jordaan are within easy walking distance, as are the green spaces of the Westerpark.

Please note that cycling time or public transport is about 1/3 of walking time:

• Jordaan – 1 minute walking
• 2 Supermarkets – 1 minute walking
• Cafés, restaurants and bars – 1 minute walking
• Noordermarkt (organic market Sat) – 5 minutes walking
• Haarlemmerplein (organic market Wed) – 5 minutes walking
• Central Station – 7 minutes walking
• Westerkerk/Anne Frank House – 10 minutes walking
• Westerpark – 12 minutes walking
• 9 Streets Area – 12 minutes walking
• Dam Square – 14 minutes walking
• Nieuwmarkt – 16 minutes walking
• Leidseplein – 25 minutes walking
• Rijksmuseum/Van Gogh Museum – 31 minutes walking

Getting around

Amsterdam is a small city and with our central location, most of the main sights can be reached easily on foot. Amsterdam Centraal Station is just 7 minutes walk away. There are numerous trams within a few minutes walk. But the best way to get around the city is to rent a bike! There is a bike rental shop in our street and it costs €10 a day, less per day the longer you rent. We can also advise on boat rental and tours.

Other Things to Note

Rates include linen, weekly cleaning and linen change for stays of 10 nights or more, utilities and wifi internet.

Full of history, the house was built around 1790 and is a national monument. In the 1820s it was home to the young Multatuli, Holland’s most famous author. You can visit the museum dedicated to him a few streets away in the house of his birth and the large statue of him on the Torensluis bridge on the Singel canal.

3 night minimum stay at all times except last minute / to fill a gap (1 night only possible for a 1 night gap).
5 night minimum stay for New Year's Eve and King's Day (27 April).

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 8
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 8
Extra people: $57 / night after 6 guests
Security Deposit: $712
Cleaning Fee: $85
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • We value really positively this apartment because its situation (close to the
    Central Station, the center of the city, next to a commercial street and channels),
    design, distribution, house equipment and a really good condition of conservation
    and cleanliness. The fabulous apartment, has allowed us to enjoy during some days of an Amsterdam’s typical house with its different floors and large windows. We thank Joanna for her great disposition that she had with our family. We recommend 100% the apartment.

    April 2014
  • The apartment itself is nothing short of amazing. We were a family of 6 adults making a short stop in Amsterdam and everyone agreed that Jo's apartment was one of the highlights of our visit to the city! Jo is responsive, helpful and friendly. She met us at the apartment and gave us a good intro to the apartment and the neighborhood. The place is impeccably clean and spacious. Kitchen was equipped with everything we needed, in fact it was so well equipped and comfy that we decided to stay in for dinner instead of eating outside. Location is great, lots of eating places and shopping nearby, and the neighborhood is beautiful. If we were to visit Amsterdam in the future, it's a no-brainer to stay with Jo again.

    April 2014
  • Wir - fünf verrückte Hühner - waren Ende März 2014 für 5 Tage in Amsterdam. Unsere Unterkunft war so, wie wir es uns erhofft hatten. Super Zentral, 5 Minuten vom Bahnhof entfernt. Das Quartier hat sehr viel zu bieten, ist echt hip! In die Wohnung kommt man über zwei sehr steile Treppen - typisch Holländisch. Nicht ganz einfach, aber man gewöhnt sich daran. Die Betten sind super! Wir haben alle sehr gut geschlafen. Die beiden Badezimmer sind ok. Die Küche ist grosszügig ausgestattet, was wir jeweils am Morgen ausgiebig genutzt haben. Joanna, unsere Gastgeberin, hat uns herzlich Willkommen geheissen und uns alles gezeigt. In unmittelbarere Nähe gibt es mehrere Einkaufsmöglichkeiten, so dass der Kühlschrank immer gut bestückt ist. Achtung: der Bäcker schräg gegenüber akzeptiert nur Kreditkarten.
    Ich kann die historische Multatuli-Luxuswohnung wärmstens empfehlen! Bin nicht zum letzten Mal dort gewesen.

    March 2014
  • Jo was an amazing host that met us at the apt and gave us a well guided tour. The apartment was amazing and so was Jo's hospitality. She let us stay past check out since our train was later in the day. That made for even a better Dutch experience!
    The neighborhood is very very nice with great shops and very friendly people. It is right next to an Ibericus deli that we had multiple snacks at over 3 days and 2 nights.

    March 2014
  • Great apartment in a great location.

    March 2014
  • In one word Amazing!
    In two words REALLY amazing!

    Great host, great location, great apartment, great price.
    You cant go wrong booking this place!

    March 2014
  • Magnifique appartement , très agréable, que l'on avait plaisir à retrouver le soir. Tout était parfait!

    February 2014
  • It was a lovely flat - everything was spotless and well stocked for all our needs. The hosts were really helpful and it was great knowing they were on hand should we have needed them. The location is so central - only a few minutes walk from the station but right in the heart of the quirky shops and round the corner from the canals - biked are a definite way to see the place and the hire shop at the end of the street was so easy!

    February 2014
  • We stayed at this apartment for a weekend. Joanna is the perfect host and the apartment is stunning! It has everything you need, the bedrooms are all very spacious and well presented. There's ample space for a party of 8 which was really great. Location wise, it's ideal. There are lots of lovely shops and restaurants within walking distance and there's a great place to hire bikes a few doors down from the apartment. The only issue for some people might be that there are 4 flights of stairs to the top bedroom and these are quite steep. All in all, a great place and we will definitely be recommending it to friends (and hopefully returning at some point too!)

    January 2014
  • Multatuli was a FABULOUS apartment in the heart of Amsterdam. We were very impressed with the accommodations, the location and the assistance we received from Jo.

    The apartment is very clean, very well-furnished and (website hidden) compiled an assortment of recommendations for restaurants (even a "best of" the neighborhood list), activities and conveniences. There were all the modern conveniences with historic details. IF you have trouble with steep stairways, though, this is not the place for you to stay, as the apartment begins on the third level of the building and extends into the fourth and fifth levels via stairs and then a ladder to the attic.

    The location was unbeatable--markets, shopping, bakeries, Christmas Markets, canals, restaurants, and museums were all within walking distance. If you fly into the Amsterdam Airport, you can take a train to the Central Station and walk (with bags--yes, everyone is pulling suitcases all over Amsterdam) to the apartment, or pay 5-10 Euro (depending upon the number of passengers) for a taxi ride. The walking is the best part--lose yourself in the beautiful architecture, views of canals, and cobblestone streets--just be aware that bicyclists are EVERYWHERE--it is the primary mode of transportation (you can rent one nearby to participate).

    We would definitely go stay here again, and the hosts were friendly and available. Excellent experience.

    Thank you, Jo!

    December 2013
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Benenden School, The University of Edinburgh
Entrepreneur / Musician
Joanna is from London and runs her own business (importing children's Micro scooters to the Netherlands). MP is from Amsterdam and is a professional pianist. In 2006 we bought our house from an old lady who had lived there for 38 years. We completely renovated it and now live with our two young daughters in the bottom half of the house, renting out the separate apartment in the top half. We love Amsterdam! We can tip you off about local hangouts that you have to live here to know about and all the highlights that you really ought to see. This is the best area of the city to live in, that's why we picked it! Everything we need is right on our doorstep, we hardly ever have to leave our 'hood. You'll love it here too!
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