If you are looking for a comfortable and quiet apartment in the middle of a beautiful, non-touristic area in the centre, next to the Jordaan, I am happy to introduce you my apartment.
The house is a double-top floor apartment in the Westerpark area, which is 5 min away from the Jordaan and is a beautiful area to hang out. The house has been completely renovated in 2009 with a country-styled look and personal touches and has just recently been taken care for with new beds and furniture. Additional furniture for babies and small children are available.
Look and feel:
The kitchen and living are in open connection with one another, making the 3rd floor a nice and open space to be in. There are windows on both sides, so there is always enough light entering the house. The kitchen has all modern equipment that you need: cooking plates, electric oven, dishwasher, microwave etc. etc.
The living room has two comfortable couches of which one of them can be turned into a sleeping bed, making space for 2 persons (if needed).
The top floor has just what you need: two nice bedrooms and friendly bathroom. Both bedrooms are equipped with 3 single beds (boxsprings, size 90x200). You can easily make a double bed by moving two beds together.
When you wake up early in the morning, you can take a shower while the sun shines right through the window onto you! A beautiful way to start the day!!
All required modern kitchen equipment including dish washer, electric oven, microwave and espresso maker are available. The dining room has space for up to 8 persons and there is a cabinet with some games and toys for kids. There is wireless internet and off course, flat screen digital-TV with DVD.
The apartment can be rented for a longer period, in which case a cleaning service is included in the price (once per two weeks).
I can also help you with hiring bikes for the duration of your stay. They are not expensive and make your stay a lot more fun!
For any questions, please feel free to contact me at any time.
I wish you a nice stay in Amsterdam, wherever you stay,
The neighborhood is best described as upcoming and hip. 5 minutes at walking distance, the Westerpark is situated. This is an urban-green area with lots of stuff to see and do. The Amsterdam Fashion Week is held there, the Affordable Art Fair, the Wintergames, all kind of hip and urban parties are held there and in the summer it is a great place to barbecue and hang out. The street where the apartment is located however, is very very quiet at night. So you are able to sleep as a rose ;-)
Besides, the Westerpark area is next to the Jordaan area, which is famous for its biological and handycraft markets, as well as its restaurants, small shopping streets and canal-views.
Other Things to Note
The rules in Amsterdam state that it's only allowed to stay in my apartment with more than 4 persons if you are one family with two adults. Please consult me if you have any questions about this.
THE HOUSE GUIDELINES – WESTERPARK SUITE
The house is and stuff inside are all yours during your stay. Don't feel shy and enjoy your stay.
To prevent any damage or discomfort, please, take notice of the house guidelines:
• Smoking is allowed on the designated area only,
• No drugs,
• Appreciate the beauty of silence after 22:00
• Please, be quiet in the stairway:
⁃ before 8:30 in the morning
⁃ after 21:00 in the evening
• Please no partying in the house. You can do that downtown ;-)
CHECK-IN and CHECK-OUT
Normal check-in is at 3pm.
Early check-in before 3pm or late check-in after 8pm is possible for an additional 35 Eur fee. Early check-in is only possible when there are no other guests checking-out in the morning.
Kassimou will be there to show you the apartment and hand over the keys to you.
Normal check-out is at 11am.
Early check-out before 9am or late check-out after 11am is possible for an additional 35 Eur fee. Late check-out is only possible when there are no other guests checking-in later on the same day.
I ask all guests for a deposit of 150 euros. I've had some issues with the neighbours about big noise troubles and I want to keep them happy. After all they live there. So that's one of the reasons I ask a deposit of 150 euros so that I can be a bit more sure that all guests behave normally. Please make sure you bring the 150 euros cash with you upon arrival. Off course you will get the deposit back when you leave the apartment and all went well.
A total of 50 euro cleaning fee (per booking) is due upon arrival.
Emergency exit is down the stairs or onto the roof. Please use the roof only in real emergencies, I don’t want you to fall of the roof.
Thank you for your stay and appreciating the need of these house guidelines.
Die Wohnung entspricht genau den Fotos und der Beschreibung.
Es hat alles einwandfrei funktioniert. Der Check-in mit einem Freund von Peter (Kassimou) war sehr herzlich und freundlich. Wir erhielten noch ein paar gute Tipps von Ihm über die Ausgehviertel der Stadt. Check-out war um 11Uhr und relativ früh was jedoch dem Umstand geschuldet war, dass an dem Abreisetag noch weitere Gäste kamen.
Ich kann die Wohnung jedem empfehlen, Sauberkeit O.K. Die Lage ist auch sehr gut. Es gibt nur 500m entfernt ein sehr gutes Restaurant (Cradam, Watertorenplein) und man benötigt ca. 25min zu Fuß in das Zentrum von Amsterdam. Wir würden jederzeit wiederkommen, nur zu empfehlen!
L'appartement était très bien, bien situé, spacieux, l'accueil chaleureux, les échanges avec Pieter sont faciles, il donne tout de suite des renseignements en cas de question. Aucun problème! (note des jeunes : attention à la vaisselle dans le lave-vaisselle, les précédents l'avaient laissée)
La casa es completamente hermosa, todo estaba completamente limpio y en orden, hemos estado tan felices de hospedarnos ahí que ya hemos recomendado el lugar a varios amigos. Seguro regresaremos a esta casa.
Both Pieter and his friend were helpful and kind. We had some communication issues when we first arrived and we couldn't seem to get through to eachother on the phone. Pieter went out of his way to resolve the issues even having his friend come out to the house a second time. The apartment itself was lovely, clean and the photos don't do it justice. All in all we had a great stay and would happily stay there again.
Pietter ist sehr freundlich und zuvorkommend. Es war alles genau so wie es beschrieben was!
Einfach und schnell war die absprache.
Nice apartment! Nice city! Nice trip!
Pieter sent us some information before the trip, so the apartment was easy to find. It was very clean and contained everything we needed. Moreover Kassimou (the direct contact in Amsterdam) was very friendly. Thank you guys! We will come back!
Pieter's home is lovely and in a nice suburban part of the city. The gentleman who meets you, Kassimou, is especially delightful. My family of 7 stayed and had a great time. Kassimou even helped with our luggage which was thoughtful because the Dutch staircases have an extreme angle.
We would stay in Pieter's home again when we visit his city.
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Jan 23rd 2015: This morning I woke up and I felt blessed that I am able to rent out my apartment to you. Because of you (and off course Airbnb), I can support me and my family (with 2 kids) in our journey to find out how to serve ourselves and the world around us the best we can. And not only me and my family. You are also helping my friend Kassimou (who you will meet at the check in) and Hakim (who has prepared the apartment for you) to achieve whatever they wish.
I'm Pieter, I'm 39 years old and I'm an artist. It once was my hobby, but I soon found out that it is one of the few things that when I'm doing it, I completely forget everything else around me. That was the sign for me to stop doing what I did and make a change in life.
I love to change people's thoughts about things. I believe that the power of change lies within people themselves, but sometimes people just need something to trigger them. That's what I try to achieve with what I make.
We are now living in an Ecovillage in the south of Spain, learning about alternative ways of living together.
You are very welcome in my apartment. Please feel free to use it as it were your home. I truly hope that you have a nice stay in Amsterdam. A beautiful city worth visiting.