About this listing
If you are looking for a comfortable and quiet apartment in the middle of a beautiful, non-touristic area, I am happy to introduce you my apartment. Warmly decorated, my bright and spacious apartment gives you a feeling of being home.
The house is a double floor (3rd and 4th floor) apartment in the Westerpark area, a beautiful residential area which is 15 minutes away from the Jordaan (centre). The house has been completely renovated 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 per request.
Look and feel:
The kitchen and living are in open connection with one another, making this floor a warm space to be in. There are windows on both sides, so there is always enough light entering the house. The kitchen has been designed with antique wood in combination with modern equipment: cooking plates (gas), electric oven, dishwasher, microwave, coffee machine and milk creamer. There is enough cooking utensils hove dine with maximum 8 persons.
The living room has two comfortable couches and there are family games for adults and toys for smaller children. There is a big flat screen TV with digital television and off course wifi throughout the apartment.
The top floor has just what you need: two nice bedrooms and a small but convenient bathroom. Both bedrooms are equipped with 3 single beds (boxsprings, size 90x200 each). 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!!
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,
You will have access to the entire apartment.
Interaction with guests
My friend Kassimou is 24/7 available for any questions you have.
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 take place 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 like a rose ;-)
Next to the Westerpark area is the Jordaan area, which is famous for its biological and handycraft markets, as well as its restaurants, small shopping streets and canal-views. The Jordaan area forms part of the city centre. It is a 30 minute walk to get there, or jou can go by public transport.
Around the corner, there is a big playground for children and a nice coffee bar to have a good breakfast, lunch or just a coffee while reading your newspapers.
And for a good and scenic dinner, go to Cafe Restaurant Amsterdam, just located in the next block towards the Westerpark.
Not far from the apartment, buses and trams leave to all parts of the city. Depending on where you need to go, you can switch trams at Leidseplein or Central Station, which are both 15 minutes off.
All touristic attractions (Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum, Anne Frank House, Eye, Dam square) are all within these 15 minutes. But off course, going Dutch (by bike) is the best way ;-)
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 only. 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 balcony only,
• No drugs,
• Please be silent 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. The deposit will be handled via Airbnb and will be unblocked within 48 hours after your stay.
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.
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.