About this listing
A stone's throw from the Sarphatipark , Museum square, the Rai and the Albert Cuyp market , we rent out former student residences for a short period of time, preferably for a minimum of 4 days and a maximum of one month. It involves two large bedroom
The blue studio's is one of the three studio's in our house.The Blue studio is situated on the third floor ( 48 steps high) and faces the backcourtyard of the whole neighbourhood. Right downstairs you can see my garden with my chooks and cat being busy with their lives. Blue is a private room with its own little kitchen and bathroom. It is not a fancy room but is has all the basics it needs and it is clean and tidy. In blue you'll wake up with the birds, no citynoice.
Our neighborhood is often called Cartier Latin: it is a melting pot of many cultures with many different cuisines: Dutch, Italian, Turkish, Arabian, Italian, Ethiopian, South American, Indonesian, Thai, you name it, it is all with a minutes available.
Also a great choice of supermarkets in the area open until 10 pm and after there are other shops open until after midnight.
Cinema is around the corner, as well as a bicycle rent as well as public transport, I have the cheapest public transportcarts here waiting for you, so don't buy anything expensive at the airport or station.
Also around the corner the biggest out market of Amsterdam; the Albert Cuyp where you can buy everything. Museum quarter is here, as well as the Rai.
Amsterdam is a small city, you can reach everything by feet and walking is the best way to explore the city.
Nothing will be shared with others but the staircase. The room is totally private!
Interaction with Guests
Closer to the date of your arrival we will tell you where you can find the keys or who is going to hand over the keys.Dotti and her daughter live downstairs, you can ask them for assistance when available. We although appreciate each others privacy and we will not interfere.
Amsterdam is a small city, the best way to experience it is to walk. Personally I don't like tourists on bikes, we are fast and routine d bike riders, usually tourist are slow and wandering around and that makes the situation extremely dangerous!
Other Things to Note
If you want to book for a shorter period than three days, this is only possible when there is that precise gab on the Calender.
We like you to leave the room as clean as you found it, we don't mind smokers as long as they open the windows for fresh air. Gas and electricity is expensive so please turn of the heating system when you're out. People from some Nationalities open the windows together with the heather, for us that is the same as throwing money out of the window!
Dotti's Blue Studio was in a perfect location, not far from the main centre and surrounded by lovely shops, restaurants and cafes. Dotti was very good at supplying information about our booking before we arrived and made us feel very welcomed when we arrived in Amsterdam, giving us top tips about where to visit. I would thoroughly recommend this apartment to my friends and future travelers.Thank you for your hospitality Dotti!
Nice studio, functional and ideal to visit the city.
Thanks for all Dotti.
Dotti was very friendly, and gave us a very useful map of the city. The apartment was clean, quiet and comfortable, with a lot of light. The neighborhood is very nice, with lots of cool bars, restaurants and a quiet park nearby.
The Blue Studio was a great place to stay, quiet, clean, and well equipped. It's located in a really nice area, and you can get anywhere easily from there. Just two blocks away, you can find two tram lines that will take you almost anywhere you need; you could walk from there to almost anywhere due to it being so central. Also, just one or two blocks away, you can find places to buy groceries, get a beer, or sit on the lovely park.
Dotti is a really nice and welcoming host. She has guides, and a map for you ready as soon as you arrive. She gave us wonderful tips, and was always willing to answer any questions we had.
The only thing I would recommend if you are staying here is to take note on the steep staircase. It is really no trouble to get up there, but I came with my mother and her suitcase was not easy to carry up and down. Although this is completely our responsibility, and has nothing to do with the place.
Thank you so much for everything Dotti, we really had a wonderful time!
With my friend Victoire we spent 4 wonderfull days in Amsterdam, the studio was very nice and Dottie was a great host she gave us good advice! We highly recommend her studio.
the place was nice and Dotti was friendly. would recommend this place to a friend. thanks!
This apartment is on a nice quiet street, but very close to the Albert Cuyp Market and only about 20-25 minutes walking to the very center of Amsterdam. The apartment has a lovely view of the city and the beautiful garden below. We enjoyed staying here, and Dotti supplied us with farm fresh eggs from her chicken as well as tips for touring the city. If you prefer a firm mattress, though, this is not the bed for you.
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About the Host, Dotti
Hi, I live with my daughter (20) downstairs, the studio's are on the first floor and on the top level. Since I run the studio's I look at my city in a more critical way and still I have to admit: it is beautiful, with all the history and its hidden secrets. Together with my colleague I have just written a booklet about Amsterdam in English for all foreign visitors. We are united in spots 2 b as a company now. In leisure time I like running along the river in the morning and I play tennis. I love cooking, eating, traveling, reading and listening to music. And I like talking with my visitors about Amsterdam and the rest of the world.