Unique place to stay for 4 in the centre of Amsterdam. In the middle of the 'Plantage-area', the green neighbourhood of Amsterdam. Close to where it all happens, but a peaceful and friendly area to stay. Perfect for families with kids.
You stay in a renovated monumental building (150 years old). You have a view on the Wertheimpark, the oldest park of Amsterdam. With four persons you will enjoy the spacious and light apartment, situated in the 'souterrain' (basement) of our home. During summer you can be in the middle of the Gay Pride festivities and during winter you will be able to enjoy the Amsterdam Light Festival and the Illuminade (a special arts and light walking route in our area). And almost all other sights to see are at walking distance or easy to be reached by public transport.
You have your own private access to the apartment. You do not have to share with other people - just your own family or friends. There is a living room with a double bed (boxspring with a double mattress), a separate room with two single-beds (2x boxspring with one-person mattress) and a bathroom with a lavatory, a toilet, a shower and a hairdryer. We DO NOT have a KITCHEN*. We DO HAVE a coffee-machine, water-cooker, a microwave and a fridge and dishes and cutlery. For breakfast you can also visit all sorts of nice places in the neighborhood. We do provide some 'Dutch goodies' you can put on your bread ;-). We also provide some basic coffee and tea, but if you use it a lot, you will have to buy extra yourselves.
Behind a glass door there is a staircase to our kitchen, but the door is closed during your stay, so you can you this space as a closet for coats, shoes and bags. There is also a closet with shelves and hangers for clothes.
In September 2015 we have placed a kitchen bar with a sink and a dishwasher. No cooking plate though. But a nice bar where there is room for your laptop to work and you can sit at while having breakfast or drinks.
You have a look-out to our garden and you can open the door to it, but you cannot use it, because its ours. If you do open the doors and sit outside in front of your door, please respect our neighbors and do not be too loud.
Interaction with guests
We as a family of five live in the rest of the house. Our kitchen is above the apartment, so you if you are in the apartment a lot, you will be able to hear us before we go to school and work and when we have dinner, because we live there. Of course we will tell you if we expect to have people over and we block the dates on which we expect to have a party. We always try to be as silent as possible, if we are not, please tell us so.
We can tell you more about the city if you want to, but if you want to be by yourselves, it's fine to. Of course you will be able to contact us during your stay.
Other things to note
The door to the apartment is situated at the doorstep in front of our house. It's a 'souterrain' (basement), so you will have to walk down a small steep stairs.
We have floor-heating which is very comfortable during winter and it's a cool apartment during summer.
If we are not able to give you the key to the apartment ourselves, we will give the code to our key-safe, so you can get in. So 24 hour access is available.
We will ask you to evaluate your stay and give us suggestions to make things better.
Our student neighbors sometimes have big parties and you will hear some noise. We think it's a really nice part of living in a city with students. They (almost ;-) always tell us when the parties are there, so we can inform you about it. During the end of August and the beginning of September the student introduction time is there. This means it's more busy at our neighbors house and they can have several parties.
For business travellers: In our own home we have three cats, they walk through the garden, but they are not allowed to go into the apartment. You can pet them, but do not let them into the apartment and please do not feed them. They have their own acces to our home via the kitchen.
We verwachten dat je de aandacht en zorg die we aan het appartement hebben besteed respecteert.
We hebben ons best gedaan om je verblijf zo aangenaam mogelijk te maken en hebben alles opgeknapt.
We verwachten dus dat je het appartement achterlaat in de staat zoals je die hebt aangetroffen.
We hebben een kleine tuin die we zelf gebruiken. Je hebt als gast toegang tot het lage deel van de tuin.
Je mag niet roken in de tuin of in het appartement en ook niet voor de voordeur. Als je rookt, vragen we je vriendelijk om aan de overkant van de straat te roken. Mooi te combineren met een wandeling door het park.
Verder hopen we dat je enorm zult genieten van je verblijf bij ons in Amsterdam!