About this listing
I can offer you a beautiful, large room in an attractive house built in
1910 in the green area of Old South. With balcony. Located on the first floor of my apartment.
The room is nicely decorated with a warm southern atmosphere.
Wi-Fi, DVD, TV, fridge, coffee/tea facilities are available.
There is a comfortable double bed and a possibility for an extra aero bed.
The bathroom is decorated in Mexican style, only shared with me
You can use my kitchen at the ground floor only for washing dishes and microwave.
I am sorry, no pets allowed. And smoking only on balcony.
The supermarket is at the corner and nice small shops are nearby for everything you need. So you can easily take your breakfast at your balcony.
There are also several good places and terraces nearby for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Especially Gent aan de Schinkel is great for a romantic dinner on the terrace at the canal with a lot different Belgian beers.
Don't forget to visit the patisserie Arti Choc with an extensive selection of nearly 50 types of chocolates and truffles, made with the best ingredients.
Located near the Vondelpark, Concertbuilding and Musea. Only 5
minutes away by tram 2 or 16 from the centre. Nightbuses available.
Hiring a bike is of course the best way to see Amsterdam, like we locals do.
Very close to the lively, multicultural Albert Cuyp streetmarket with delicious Dutch treats, clothes and food.
And the fashionable shops of the Cornelis Schuytstraat and the wealthy P.C. Hooftstraat are within walking distance.
Also nearby is a complete different Amsterdam, the business district, the South Axis, with plenty of modern architecture.
If you want to relax, you can visit the local pool in art deco style. Or go the famous Vondelpark with several nice terraces and restaurants. Enjoy your jogging there, watching people or picknicking.
Not far from my house, you can find the Amsterdam Forest; nice to walk and bike there. You can hire a canoe or kayak and inside the park is a goat-farm with delicious homemade food, a pancake restaurant and an outdoor theatre.
Take a small ferry and bike via Nieuwe Meer (New Lake) back to your accomodation.
I live in this house since 1993 and work as a tv-journalist in Hilversum near Amsterdam.
Check in time can be arranged after consultation.
I hope to offer you a warm, cosy atmoshere, where you feel welcome and comfortable, with the privacy you need.
I'll be pleased to inform you about the cultural events and hot spots in Amsterdam.
I speak English, German and a some French.
La experiencia con Henriette y Leo fue increíble! La habitación es exactamente como fue descrita y cumplieron todas las expectativas que teníamos. Fueron atentos y siempre nos dieron consejos sobre que visitar en las ciudad. Quedamos muy contentos y si decido volver a Amsterdam, no dudaré en contactarlos nuevamente.
What do we say that has not been said before about this truly wonderful listing? Nonetheless, let me echo the gratitude I am feeling for this lovely couple.
The listing on the website is accurate and informative. Henriette was always very prompt and forthcoming with my numerous queries regarding the place before my booking.
Upon arriving a little early, Leo made sure he had the room for us at the very earliest. He was present to meet and greet us with Dutch goodies and a wealth of information. He took the effort of explaining to us the city and helped us maximise on our four day visit.
Every day we would be met with a warm greeting and a stimulating conversation. Henriette was kind enough to let us use the kitchen for making a snack for our 21 month old baby. She made us feel right at home, which was heartening for a toddler who just wouldn’t stop exploring the whole house! We would speak about our next day’s plans and they would give us helpful tips on making it better.
The room is fathfully listed, spic and span with everything in order. We enjoyed having breakfast on the balcony. It really is a charming space!
The hosts were always very willing to help out, be it by lending an umbrella or by preparing a much needed pot of hot tea. Leo even ran back to his place to bring back a doll that my daughter forgot at their place after checking out! The conversations about Dutch culture, world politics have been enlightening.
The place is very close to the city centre, we found it very convenient to hop on to a tram and get to places in twenty minutes max. Two stops to the museums, a couple more to the city centre. Easily the place to be at, for quick travel and comfortable stay. If you find an availability on the listing (which is rare, due to its awesomeness), pounce on it!!!
Thank you for all your warmth, care and good will, Henriette and Leo. I could go on and on, but one gets the picture :) Hope we meet again my friends! Amsterdam was truly an enjoyable place for us and our twenty one month old daughter Anya!
Cheers and good luck XOXO
Henriette et son mari sont vraiment des hôtes très charmants. Leur accueil est vraiment un plus dans le séjour. Ils sont disponibles et accueillant et ils habitent à proximité du tram pour le centre ville et du bus pour l aéroport! C était vraiment super!
Henriette und Leo waren fantastische Gastgeber. Sehr hilfsbereit in jeder Hinsicht. Das Zimmer ist sehr gemütlich und sauber. Sie haben uns viele gute Tipps gegeben was man in Amsterdam unternehmen kann. Obwohl wir das Badezimmer und die Küche mit Ihnen teilten, hatten wir nicht einmal das Gefühl zu stören oder gestört zu werden. Man fühlt sich einfach sehr willkommen bei Ihnen. Sie sind extrem hilfsbereit und freundlich...man kann sich bei ihnen nur wohl fühlen.
Ein großer Vorteil ist die Nähe zum Zentrum und die sehr guten Verbindungen mit Bus und Straßenbahn. Wir können es nur wärmsten empfehlen....ein wunderbarer Aufenthalt, der uns in sehr guter Erinnerung bleiben wird.
Henriette was very good at communicating with us prior to our isit, even suggesting a major event that we might be interested in which was occurring around the time we were in Amsterdam. Her friend Leo greeted us on arrival and carried our luggage up the steep stairs to the second floor where our lovely room was located.
The location of the B & B and the room itself were perfect. We enjoyed staying in a typical traditional Dutch house and our gracious and generous host made the stay that much better. She gave us information, suggestions of things to do, directions, and a number of good things to eat and drink in the room.
The hosts were waiting for us when we arrived and explained everything about The place and gave a perfect restaurant recommendation. very welcoming and informative.
Many thanks to Henriette and Leo for their Welcome
Nice and beautiful room
About the Host, Henriette
I am Henriette, living in Amsterdam since 1983 on several places.
I was born in Eindhoven, in the South of Holland and studied at the University of Nijmegen and Amsterdam, political science and film-science.
Many years I worked as a film/video/performance programmer in theatres.
Since 1990 I am working as a TV journalist and now for many years for a current affairs program.
I love my work. And I really enjoy going to arthouse movies, experimental cinema, music and dance.
Traveling and seeing other cultures makes me happy, as well as meeting my family, eating with friends and biking with my partner.
I already have a B&B since 1999. I like it so much..it enriches my life meeting all kinds of different people.
I have no experience with AirBnB..so I am curious.