About this listing
Our room with private bathroom (including shower and tub) is situated in a quiet and picturesque area in Central Amsterdam. Around the corner you can sit on the square along a canal in a coffee shop. Within 5 minutes walking you reach the centre. Free Wifi (in july 2016 upgraded to 100bit/sec).
This room with en suite private bathroom including shower and tub is situated on the first floor of a historic monument from the beginning of the 20th century, built in the Amsterdam school style. The house was recently (6 years ago) thoroughly renovated including a completely new private bathroom with natural stone, shower and bath tub. We also put a new floor 2 years ago and live on the 2nd and 3rd floor ourselves.
The house is situated in the small "Zeeheldenbuurt", close to famous Prinseneiland and separated from the city centre only by the railway tracks. It is only 5 minutes walking to get there (Jordaan and grachten: canals, atmospheric shopping, cafe's) but around the house you barely will find any tourists - apart from the beautiful canals, bridges, houses in Amsterdam style and bistro's around the house!
We provide you with everything: sheets, 4 towels, showergel, soap, a hairdryer, an umbrella and a welcome bottle of wine. And also with a handy city map, bike maps and some guide books in English and German. The room is equipped with Wifi (upgraded to 100bits/sec in july 2016), some DVD's and German, Dutch and English books. We can show you really nice cycle routes to the beautiful Waterlands starting only 2km away if you want. It is easy to rent a bike (Central station or Jordaan, 10 - 15 minutes walking),
There is no breakfast included, but around the corner there is a really nice Café (Mats) where you can have breakfast from 8:00 on and a beer or wine and a decent and cheap Mediterranean dinner in the evening, with good whether sitting in the sun looking onto a picturesque square and canal. Opposite the house there is a deli with fresh bread and other delicious food open daily from 8:30 am on (except sunday: 15:00) and where you also can get pizza's until 10pm. And besides is a grocery with fresh fruit & vegetable.
In the room there is a water-cooker, tea and coffee, cups and glassed, and if needed some cutlery.
Another possibility for having breakfast is to walk to Haarlemmeerdijk or Brouwersgracht for Italian and American Café's. If you want a decent dinner there is a very good French restaurant with a Michelin star cook only 50m away to the right and two fair to medium priced restaurants about 150m away one of it with a place in the sun until 8pm and a look onto a romantic gracht.
The location has a convenient connection to the Central Station by bus nr. 48 which takes you there in about 5 minutes after a 3 minutes walk, and to the musea and Concertgebouw by tram nr. 3 (starting around the corner) which takes you to the three famous musea (van Gogh museum, Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk museum for modern art) on Mueseumplein in about 15 minutes after a 1 minute walk. The costs for one hour in the tram are 2,50 euro.
The building is built in the Amsterdam school style (1910) and is a historical monument on the Amsterdam cultural heritage list. It's located in the western central part of Amsterdam in a friendly and quiet area with small shops and a number of highly rated and approachable restaurants.
You will well have to climb one classical set of steep and quite narrow Dutch stairs. Too narrow, by the way, to fall down :-)
Shared stairs to first floor, own entrance to room and private bath room
Interaction with guests
You have a lot of privacy as you live on the first floor whereas we do on the 2nd and 3rd floor.
Around the corner you can sit on the square in a very nice Café, there's a deli and a grocery opposite our house.
The area is very scenic, but there are no tourists!
Within 5 minutes walking you reach the centre.
The adres is Barentszstraat 319 in Westerpark.
Coming from Schiphol with the train is no problem, there is a train every 10 – 15 minutes direction Amsterdam Centraal.
From in front of central station you take bus nr. 18, 21 or 22, they leave very frequently. Get of at 4th or 5th stop which is Haarlemmerplein and walk to the right (having left the bus), under the train bridge into Planciusstraat, At the very end (300m) you turn right into Barentszstraat, 3rd house on the right is ours. Another way to get to us is taking bus 48 (direction Sloterdijk) and step out at Barentszplein (4th or 5th stop I think) and then walk 3 min. left into Barentzstraat. No. 319 is almost at the end at the left side, next to No. 317 (Burgermeester). Or you just walk to us (ca. 20 min) via Haarlemmerdijk which is a very nice way to get started in A'dam and will not take longer than the bus all in all (depending on your luggage of course).
Tram No. 3 starts around the corner and brings you to Museumplein and Concertgebouw.
300m walking to Haarlemmerplein where bus 18, 20 or 21 leaves to Central station, there you can step into tram 1,2, or 5 direction Leidseplein or tram 4 and 9 direction Rembrandtplein, tram 9 continues to opera and zoo.
I have been traveling a lot and like this idea of renting out a room, this is exactly what I missed when traveling myself, staying in more or less (un)personal guesthouses or hotels rooms.
I have a very busy job as a medical professional, and enjoy my beautiful house, the rich culture of Amsterdam and the nice cycling around town in my (spare) free time.