Artist's flat overlooking park

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Haarlemmerweg, Amsterdam, North Holland 1051, Netherlands
Lioba

Gemütliche und beliebte kleine Wohnung mit Parkblick (45 m2), ca. 10 Minuten Spaziergang durch den Westerpark zum Jordaan (Zentrum)

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Gemütliche und beliebte kleine Wohnung mit Parkblick (45 m2), ca. 10 Minuten Spaziergang durch den Westerpark zum Jordaan (Zentrum)

The Space

Cozy and well-loved little flat of ca. 50 m2, close to the center of Amsterdam 10 min stroll through the hip and happening Westerpark and you will be in the heart of popular Jordaan)

FREE ORGANIC (and may I add yummie :-) ) BREAKFAST INCLUDED! On request I'll even prepare a vegetarian / gluten-free / lactose-free breakfast for you. You can chose between homemade pancakes, eggs in all sorts and forms, musli-type breakfast or the standard bread and goodies - type (cheese, meat, jam, etc)
Please let me know beforehand if you have any special requests!

Free WiFi (of course)

The bedroom overlooks the park and historic monuments of the 'Westergasfabriek' which have been renovated and turned into cafe's and bars, galleries and spaces that host art house events.
There are many events in the park such as the fabulous 'Sunday Market' or 'Neighborhood Market' where people sell delicious homemade food and all sorts of art, clothes and goodies.
In the evening there are many bars (such as the famous 'North Sea Jazz Club'), cafe's and restaurants in and around the park with a broad variety of choices.

The tram and bus station is 1 min walk away and brings you to Central Station (ca. 15 min by bus Nr 21) and the center of the city such as Leidseplein, Rijksmuseum, etc. (tram Nr 10)

You will have the downstairs part of the apartment to yourself. If I am at home I will stay in a separate room upstairs and we will share the kitchen and bathroom. (The price is then lower than when you have the apartment to yourself while I am traveling)

The apartment downstairs is basically one big room with a semi-closed bedroom, a dining area looking out over the balcony at the South side, with a 4m long sofa and a dining table, a small open kitchen and bathroom.

There is a washing machine, coffee machine, an oven, a smoothie maker, a hairdryer and air purifier that you are welcome to use.
You might be lucky and there will be fresh tomatoes on the balcony that you can eat, plus herbs and salad.

I got rid of my last tv 6 years ago and never missed it ;-) So, no tv but free WiFi and high speed internet all over the flat.

For more info about the area have a look at:
(website hidden) (agenda for markets, concerts and fairs)
(website hidden) (hip and happening place to be! Good food!)
(website hidden) (my favorite cafe - an old factory hall monument with original features - and good food!)
(website hidden) (very nice cafe in the Jordaan near the park - perfect for your late morning Latte Macchiato and a good read! Relaxed atmosphere and they serve their self roasted coffee!)

Guest Access

Neben Schlafzimmer, Bad und Küche auch auf die Waschmaschine, WiFi, Kaffeemaschine, etc.

Interaction with Guests

Wenn ich zuhause bin benutze ich mein kleines Studio, das über eine Innen-als auch Aussentreppe mit der Wohnung verbunden ist. Wir teilen dann Küche und Bad nach Absprache. Zum (Bio-) Frühstück bereite ich gerne auch Pfannkuchen, etc. und kann auch vegetarisch / vegan / gluten-, Milch- oder Ei-frei kochen.

The Neighborhood

Der Westerpark hat sich in den letzten 10 Jahren zu einem beliebten Ausgangsviertel gemausert mit vielen Cafe's, Restaurants und Ausgehmöglichkeiten. Es ist auf ca. 10 min Laufabstand durch den Park zur Innenstadt und hat sehr gute Anbindungen

Getting around

Die Tram Nr 10 und der Bus 21 sind direkt um die Ecke, ca. 1 min Laufabstand. Man kommt zu Fuss gut in die Stadt (Jordaan-Viertel) und kann von da aus die Stadt erkunden. Man kann sich übrigens bei gutem Wetter am besten Fahrräder mieten am Bahnhof!

Other Things to Note

Das Haus stammt aus 1915 und ist noch mit Holzbalken und Stroh gebaut. D.h., meine Nachbarn unter mir hoeren recht viel, falls es zu laut wird. Insofern bitte ich, die Schuhe auszuziehen in der Wohnung und ab 22:00h etwas leiser zu sein.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Monthly Price: $2104 /month
Security Deposit: $210
Cleaning Fee: $49
Check In: 5:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
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  • Very cute apartment situate in a lovely square. Not far from the center of Amsterdam but not too close neither :)
    Everything is quiet, clean, fresh... and Lioba is a great host and very helpful with a lots good advices.
    If we go back, we'll go there (if she's agree ;) ).
    Nice first experience with airbnb !

    July 2014
  • Lioba's flat is in a very nice area, and she is a lovely host indeed. We were travelling with a baby, and Lioba warned us about the steep steps. I'm glad we didn't trust her, cause we enjoyed our stay, but the stairs are indeed quite challenging, when carrying a baby + all the stuff needed. I can warmly recommend Lioba as a host and her appartment as a peaceful haven.

    July 2014
  • Lioba has a wonderful place and is an amazing host. Even though we never met, Lioba went out of her way to ensure we had everything we needed (and more!) for our stay. As mentioned by others and Lioba herself her apartment is up some very steep flights of stairs but it's all worth it for the position above beautiful Westerpark. The bed is incredibly comfortable and we instantly felt at home thanks to Lioba's excellent set up and style. As for location, you're just a short walk from the Jordaan which was hands down our favourite part of Amsterdam. We walked everywhere but there are good transport connections (as well as bike rentals) if you'd prefer to save your energy! We fell in love with Amsterdam and I can safely say staying at Lioba's was part of the reason why. Thank you Lioba!

    June 2014
  • Lioba went above and beyond making us feel welcome into her fantastic apartment. She gave us lots of advice on where to go and what to do. Warning: the stroopenwaffels are yummily addictive! We loved A'dam, and Lioba is the best host you could possibly hope for!

    May 2014
  • We had a nice stay at Lioba's apartment. Lioba welcomed us very warmly and made us feel like at home. Definitely recommend to go there, at least for the pancakes which were amazing :)

    May 2014
  • We had a fantastic stay at Lioba's apartment. Lioba was also at the apartment staying in the upstairs studio. She was a very courteous and welcoming host ensuring we had our own space. Lioba was very happy to share great recommendations for the city and cooked amazing breakfasts as we had read about using really good ingredients. The apartment is in a lovely and quiet part of town. We hired bikes to get to and from the central area which worked well as it is a 15-30 minute walk to the main sights. There are lots of good restaurants in the Westerpark area though so you don't have to go too far to get some good food.

    May 2014
  • Wir waren 4 Tage bei Lioba zu Gast und haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt. Lioba war eine tolle Gastgeberin und immer um unser Wohl bemüht. Sie war während unseres ganzen Aufenthalts da und immer ansprechbar für unsere Fragen. Es gab ein leckeres Frühstück nach unseren Wünschen, zwischendurch verwöhnte sie uns mit leckerem Kuchen und Gebäck und bei Kaffee, Tee und Obst konnten wir uns jederzeit bedienen. Sie versorgte uns mit vielen Tipps, ein ganzer Stapel Infos und Prospekte lagen bereit. Alles, was in der Wohnung vielleicht nicht ganz perfekt war, hat sie mit ihrer Freundlichkeit und engagierten Rundumversorgung wieder super ausgeglichen.
    Die Wohnung ist zwar klein, aber gemütlich eingerichtet. In dem Bett haben wir auch zu zweit sehr gut geschlafen, obwohl es kein richtiges Doppelbett ist, sondern eher ein französisches Bett.
    Auch sollte man wissen, dass es kein abgeschlossenes Zimmer gibt, sondern einen offenen Raum mit Schlafbereich, Esstisch, Sofaecke, Küche und einer Tür zum Bad. Wenn Lioba Küche und Bad nutzen will, muss sie dazu in den von den Gästen bewohnten Bereich. Für uns war das aber kein Problem. Sie hat uns immer gefragt, ob sie in die Küche oder das Bad gehen kann bzw. dafür die Zeit genutzt, wenn wir nicht da waren. Sie selbst bewohnte ein Zimmer über uns, das mit einer Stiege und Holzklappe von unserem Raum getrennt war. Das Zimmer kann sie auch über eine Außentreppe betreten, so dass ihre Gäste möglichst ungestört sind.
    Ein letzter Tipp: Es empfiehlt sich, mit kleinem Gepäck zu reisen, am besten mit Rucksack. Das (typisch Amsterdamer) Treppenhaus ist sehr eng und steil und in der Wohnung gibt es wenig freien Platz, um seine Sachen auszubreiten.

    May 2014
  • Obwohl Lioba bei unserer Ankunft (und fast die gesamte Dauer unseres Aufenthalts) nicht da war, hat die Schlüsselübergabe im Cafe bestens geklappt. Lioba war jederzeit für Fragen per email erreichbar und sehr freundlich und entgegenkommend. Die Wohnung ist super gelegen, gegenüber ist ein Park und einige Restaurants und Cafes und mit Bus oder Tram ist man gleich im Zentrum. Einziger "Minuspunkt" ist das Bett, dass für zwei Personen ein wenig eng ist. Man kann aber notfalls aufs Sofa ausweichen.

    April 2014
  • Beautiful flat in a quiet area, overlooking a canal and park. You can get nice sunrise and sunset views from the window. It is easily accessible from the airport or central station.

    Lioba is a wonderful person and an amazing hostess. She goes the extra mile to ensure your stay is comfortable. I would definitely recommend staying at her flat if you visit Amsterdam.

    You need to be careful though, her exquisitely delicious pancakes will leave you begging for more.

    April 2014
  • I had a conference for work in Amsterdam and Lioba's place provided the perfect accommodation. Great location, very comfortable space, wonderful and gracious host. Though I was traveling alone, I felt extremely safe and Lioba was so warm and gracious, she welcomed me like family. She even made a delicious chocolate cake and gave me a walking tour of the neighborhood. The bed was soft and the apt is quiet.
    Just be sure to note that it is on the third floor, so bringing large luggage does have it's challenges. That being said, it's got great natural light and views!

    February 2014
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Deutsch, English, Nederlands
School
Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam
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I am originally German but have lived most of my life abroad (The Netherlands, where I live at the moment, the US and Australia). After finishing my MA at the art academy (Rietveld, Amsterdam) I studied interior design and Feng Shui and work as an independent interior consultant and wall designer. I also make truffles (yep, the nice, chocolaty ones! :-) ) which sort of lead a life on their own and have now been published in different magazines. Since 2012 I am studying in the UK and have to travel there on a regular basis - which planted the seed for my AirBnB hosting endeavor! In the meantime I realized that it is actually often much nicer to get to know my guests and provide breakfast, have a glass of wine in the evening sometimes and good talks - so both is possible! I love traveling - spontaneously booking a flight, renting a car and see where the wind takes me. Alone or with friends. I love taking photographs of my travels and turn them into little books with poetry. I am more of a quiet person when I travel (although I am quite lively at conversations :-) ) and like to read, write and take pictures. Its hard to live without the delights of modern technology so I highly appreciate having free access to Wifi when I travel :-) I am always very thankful for good food and a nice conversation, general warmth and friendliness and am happy to give the same in return. Still working on that life motto!!
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