About this listing
Feel the urban vibe in this spacious 30's apartment and hang out in your own garden: it's possible in Amsterdam! Located in a quiet neighbourhood next to a beautiful park and playground but with the lively city center on 10 minutes walking distance.
-> beautifully furnished with 100 m2 floor space
-> lovely garden of 50 m2 with a terrace and dining table
-> located in a cozy and quiet residential area within the center ring of Amsterdam, in a street without ongoing traffic
-> ideal for families with a playground on the opposite of the apartment and on a stone's throw from a beautiful landscaped park with canals and rose gardens
-> spacious living room with a '30s bar and 40 inch LED TV
-> large dining room with 8-person dining table
-> fully equipped kitchen with all necessary appliances such as a dishwasher, large fridge/freezer, Boretti oven, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine and multifunction food processor
-> master bedroom with a king-size 2-person boxspring bed which is electric adjustable, flat screen TV and built-in wardrobe
-> there are 2 extra single beds which both can be placed in any of the spacious rooms: bedroom, living room or dining room
-> designer bathroom with large bath and rain shower
-> kitchen and bedroom have access to the garden
-> shed with washing machine and clothes dryer
-> a walking minute away from several shops, stores, supermarkets, restaurants and more.
-> you will have full access to the entire apartment, including a personal garden
-> enjoy a personal high speed WiFi connection
Interaction with Guests
-> on arrival I will explain everything about the apartment and its surroundings while we drink a cup of coffee or a glas of wine. After all: you should feel welcome in your temporary home!
-> let me know what you and your travel companions are interested in and I will give you a custom made advice on what to do in and around Amsterdam
-> in the apartment you will find the latest issue of Lonely Planet for both Amsterdam and the Netherlands. There are also several brochures, maps and reduction coupons
-> during your visit I will be available by mail and phone for any questions
I have a detailed map with information of what to do in the neighbourhood. You will also find a lot of brochures about various activities in and outside Amsterdam
-> most of the main attractions are within reasonable walking distance
-> experience Amsterdam like a true citizen and explore 'your' Amsterdam by bike! It's very easy to rent one; in the apartment I have several brochures of rental companies.
-> the well organised public transport system is just a minute away. Several buses and trams come every 10 to 15 minutes and the bus/tram stop is located around the corner of the apartment
-> if you come by car or you want to rent one, there is enough parking availability in front of the apartment but you need to buy a parking ticket. You can also park your car in a garage for only 8 euros per day, just a few minutes driving (or 10 minutes walking) from the apartment. For more information on this parking possibility you can check out (website hidden). Of course I can also advice you some really nice destinations to visit by car!
My neighbours are also my friends, so please:
-> gently close the doors to the garden
-> keep your voice down after 10 pm in the garden; it's a closed compound
-> I know I've got a nice stereo but keep the volume at a reasonable level ;-)
-> don't put garbage outside; across the street you can find an underground rubbish container
Sander is a very nice host. He provided a warm welcome and offered wine for adults and special Dutch cookies for the child. He clearly explained all the functionalities of his apartment and offered suggestions and advice on what to see, where to eat, and how to spend time in Amsterdam. His apartment was very comfortable, modern with unique atmosphere. Nice little outdoor patio provided extra nice experience. Thank you Sander!
I had a great time at Sander's place. The apartment was very clean, had all the necessary amenities and good location. Sander was an amazing host who took the time to give us an overview of Amsterdam when we initially checked in. Overall I would highly recommend his place.
The apartment was great - vast, very well furnished, very clean, fully equipped. It was exactly as shown in the pictures (including the garden...). The neighborhood is very calm, with a public sports facilities just across the street ( great for kids!). It is about ten minutes from the city center by tram.
We were very warmly welcomed by Sander our host. He gave us very detailed explanation about all the home appliances, the facilities in the neighborhood and provided great tips about how to get along in the city in terms of public transport and navigation. Sander is very knowledgeable about Amsterdam and Holland, and devoted his valuable time to consult us on attractions and sightseeing, which proved very helpful.
In short - a great apartment and a great host! we highly recommend it!
Sander was helpful the apartment was as described . The location was a little bet far from the center,but public transportation is always there.
The apartment was clean and the garden was great, specially for smokers.
Thanks for the great tip Sander.
We were welcomed to Amsterdam with flying colors. Our host Sander was in constant contact with us before we arrived and we missed meeting him in person by a day or so. His beautiful friend Jorrien came and let us in, showed us around and went over maps while we relaxed to a cup of coffee. And to our pleasant surprise we got to chat with Sander over the phone. The 6 days we spent in Amsterdam were magical only because we had such a wonderful place to stay. The garden was very inviting and we spent a lot of time out there. The grocery store is 2 blocks away. The tram is even closer than that. I'd highly suggest you choose this apartment. You will love it, the quiet neighborhood and easy access to everything, by tram. All of the pictures were exactly the way it looks and actually it's even better to see it for yourself.
Thank you Sander for the text messages checking in on us. We felt like family and you will always be a part of our family.
Regards, Debbie and Richmond
Жили у Сандера с 18 по 26 апреля 2015-го. Отличные апартаменты и очень гостеприимный владелец! С удобством разместились компанией из четырех друзей. Сандер поддерживал нас и советами/подсказками и делами во все время нахождения в городе: начиная от приятной встречи и экскурсии по окрестностям и заканчивая помощью в аренде велосипедов. Сами апартаменты также полностью оправдали наши ожидания и оставили нас довольными! Местоположение удобно для поездок по городу: рядом ходит общественный транспорт, а время до центра пешком занимает 20-30 минут неспешным шагом. При этом само жилье расположено в довольно тихом месте.
Могу смело рекомендовать данный вариант желающим остановиться!
Отдельное спасибо Сандеру за возможность немного поуправлять его прекрасным кабриолетом под солнцем Амстердама! :)
About the Host, Sander
First of all thanks for your curiosity! My name is Sander and since 6 years I am lecturing economics at university. Before that I have worked for several companies in the sales department.
In between jobs I backbacked through Asia, Central and South America for 1 year, so you can imagine my interest for travelling! I have experienced the most amazing things, but people have always made the difference. In that perspective my long time friends describe me (yes I've asked!) as an adventurous, social, sincere, funny, energetic guy that loves good wine and good food in good company.
After renting out my apartment for a few years I can honestly say that I enjoy hosting people and advising them on what to do while they are here. Since this is the house I personally live in, it's always my goal to achieve a certain connection with every guest in order to trust them with my property. So far this approach has resulted in overall satisfaction and quite some new friends. So let me know what your interests are and you will experience Amsterdam feeling like a local instead of a tourist!