About this listing
Enjoy your stay in a light, airy, comfortable, clean room with a great bed!. The atmosphere is warm, friendly and laid back. After all this is Amsterdam. A great place to relax and enjoy a truly unique city.
This neighborhood is called The Pijp, (pronounced pipe) and is quite international. There is a great mixture of styles and attitudes. While the main street is a five minute walk, at this end it's quiet and peaceful.
This is for the single traveler only NO EXCEPTIONS
Amsterdam is perfect for humans, and the Dutch brilliant at providing what you want. The Center of town is where the action is, no doubt. Lots of hotels, clubs and tourists. However The Pijp is close enough to the Center to be convenient, just a 10 minute tram ride, or a 20 minute walk. And by bike it's a breeze.
I live within walking distance of a lovely park, many museums, the cinema, cafe's and a great variety of restaurants.
If you like to shop, The Albert Cuyp Market, our largest outdoor market celebrated its 100th year recently, and is literally just around the corner.
The Heineken Brewery Experience is few minutes walk from here.
The Rembrandtplein where you'll find much of Amsterdam night life is about a 15 minute walk.
You are near to tram & bus lines, which are extensive and offer excellent service.
Yes, there is free WiFi
Sorry, no breakfast or use of the kitchen, but there are many cafes close by.
Guests have use of the W/C and the shower is shared.
As I work from home I am usually here and happy to give you tips about getting around this beautiful city.
PLEASE POST YOUR PHOTO BEFORE YOU MAKE YOUR INQUIRY. I LIKE TO SEE WHO IS COMING TO STAY.
The shared bathroom
Interaction with Guests
As much as the guest wants.
bus and tram 5 minutes from my house and bike rental equally easy to access.
Check in no later than 8pm.
No tobacco smoking in the house.
Perfect place to stay in Amsterdam - loved it at sharon's place. Definitely recommend to others. Quick tram ride to Damrak & in a super trendy area. Best of both worlds!
Accueil très chaleureux, belle rencontre avec Sharon. La chambre est confortable mais sommaire. Besoin d'un vélo pour circuler car le logement est assez éloigné du centre à pieds. Une occasion cependant pour apprendre à s'orienter dans la ville.
It is a good place to stay 2 or 3 nights because the guest can only spend times in the room, the living room is not allowed... However, Sharon is a warm and smart person. You would enjoy the time around her.
Sharon ist eine sehr humorvolle und angenehme Gastgeberin. Das Zimmer ist klein aber das Bett gross und sehr bequem. Einziger Nachteil ist , dass man in der Früh erst duschen kann, wenn Sharon aufgestanden ist, da man durch ihr Schlafzimmer ins Badezimmer geht. Mich hat das nicht gestört und ich hatte einen rundum angehmen Aufenthalt. Werde gerne wieder bei ihr übernachten.
Sharon war sehr freundlich und hat mir bei der Planung meiner Zeit in Amsterdam geholfen.
This room is in a stellar location, not right in the middle of everything, but perfectly on the edge of it. Walking from here was easy, and it's Amsterdam, so everything feels really safe. The neighborhood is charming, and there are lots of nice little spots to stop for a snack or have a meal. The room itself is just as described. The bed is comfortable, and the room looks exactly like in the pictures. The window opens up to the street, but it's a quiet part of town, so you can leave the window open all night for the breeze if you want to.
Everything about this place is fabulous, but perhaps the best part is Sharon. She is absolutely delightful! I booked with her originally because she looked like she'd be fun to talk to and spend time with, and I was so right. She's full of life, has lots of great stories, and she's more than happy to tell you about all the cool spots in Amsterdam. She's well traveled herself, and she has a propensity towards living to the fullest that I relate to and appreciate completely.
The bottom line is that I would be thrilled to stay here again, and I hope I get the opportunity again soon!
About the Host, Sharon
I'm an ex New Yorker and I have been living in Amsterdam since 2000. I first came here in 1971 and I fell in love with the place. I decided to return one day, and here I am!
I worked for more than ten years as a forensic psychiatric social worker in the NYC prison system. These days I'm retired and get to hang out all day, doing...whatever :-)
I'm fairly well traveled. I admit to having led a very exciting and interesting life. I'm one of the people who brought you the 60's - and I remember most of it. I lived in Greenwich Village in 1963-5 and got to meet and hang out with everybody who was anybody. I was part of the avant-garde, and later became what the media called the underground. I lived on Ibiza in the late 60's early 70's, where I was partners in the second (at the time) vegetarian restaurant in all of Spain, called the Double Duck. My partner wrote a book about it, called Sirens Feast an Edible Odyssey. I'm also a practicing NIchiren Buddhist since 1976 and a member of the SGI.
I look forward to welcoming you to my happy home.