In the heart of the city, in a surprisingly peaceful and green neighbourhood lies this gorgeous, spacious apartment, 90 square metres (=approximately 970 square feet). Built in 1886, the apartment has been completely renovated up to modern standards, with respect for the historical details, just this year. The whole house is an official Monument. The unique combination of old school charm and 21st centrury comfort in this apartment will please you.
The apartment has a modern kitchen, cable television (featuring over 200 major international stations), fast wifi, jacuzzi, washing machine and dryer. It has a marvelous view on the Amsterdam Royal Zoo and lies in a street with several cafe's and restaurants, which offer a wide range of options for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
I will be happy to point you to places of interest. Withing walking distance from the apartment lie the Hortus Botanicus, the Jewish Historical Museum, the Amsterdam Hermitage Museum, the Rembrant House, the National Maritime Museum, the Opera, the Red Light District, and many more points of interest.
Famous areas nearby for nightlife are popular Rembrandtplein and trendy Nieuwmarkt. You'll find more quiet and upmarket options along the Amstel River.
Closeby options for kids: the Zoo and its playgrounds, the 'kids paradise' TunFun, and Nemo Science Museum for Children.
Tram and subway are nearby. From Amsterdam Central Station, tram 9 will take you to 100 metres from this apartment (get off at stop "Zoo").
Also, since Amsterdam is the world's biking capital, bikes may be the fastest and most flexible way to get around. I will be happy to point you towards several close by bike rental places.
i don't have many rules. The apartment is set up in such a way that I do not need to have many rules. You can smoke on the ballcony, which is completely rain free.
I have done many home swaps with my own apartment, where I live, so I am very used to acepting guests and I have severla maps and other information of interesteting things in the neighborhood, bike rentals, etc.
The wekend on Dorine apartment was amazing. The location was perfect, 15 to 20 minutes walking to the center. Everything was clean and well equiped, and the apartment is beatiful. They were very good hosts and help us in everythign we needed. Definitely will come back
Our family of 5 had a fabulous time in Amsterdam and Dorine's apartment was perfectly located. It was warm and welcoming, clean and perfectly made up, when we arrived after a long flight. The hosts made everything easy for us. Everything was more than what we had expected. We definitely would recommend anyone who wants quality accommodation to use Dorine's flat.
We had a very nice stay at this apartment.
Dorine was wonderful, answering questions and giving advice.
Great apartment, great location, not far from the centre at all, felt very safe round that area too, no trouble, would definitly stay there again
Wij hebben ons welkom gevoeld in het appartement van Dorine Fraai. De communicatie met haar verliep vooraf en achteraf ons bezoek erg soepel. De vooraf gegeven informatie over het appartement komt overeen met de realiteit. Het is een lekker ruim en schoon appartement. Mooi gelegen zo tegenover Artis in een rustige straat. Dat is zeker 's nachts ook heel fijn. Er is een heerlijke douche en twee fijne slaapkamers met goede bedden. De gebruikte slaapbank lag niet zo goed.
Vanaf het appartement ben je met de tram zo op plaats van bestemming in de stad.
De entree van het appartement is een vrij steile trap dus voor mensen die wat slechter ter been zijn wel goed om zich van tevoren te realiseren.
Al met al een prima weekend in dit appartement.
We voelden ons heel erg thuis in dit gezellige, ruime, propere appartement dat heel mooi gelegen is, vlak over de Artis zoo.
Goede bedden, een heerlijke douche, een goed uitgeruste keuken, ...
We hebben Dorine zelf niet ontmoet, maar haar moeder heeft ons goed ontvangen en alle nodige info bezorgd.
Als we nog eens naar Amsterdam gaan, komen we zeker terug.
een absolute aanrader!
Our stay in Dorine's flat was absolutely wonderful! The neighbourhood was beautiful and friendly - we felt like residents of Amsterdam rather than tourists. It was an easy 15 minutes walk to the centre of the city or a quick tram to Central Station if it was snowing. The flat itself is very spacious, clean and well equipped - we loved the high ceilings, massive windows and decor.
We were met by Dorine's nanny on our first day who gave us the key to the apartment. We didn't have a tour as such (because we were in and out of the apartment constantly) but everything was easy to find and Dorine was very prompt in answering any questions we had by text message.
We would definitely stay in the flat again and will be recommending it to any fellow Australians travelling to Amsterdam.
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I am a tax lawyer, living in Amsterdam with my two daughters Florence and Josephine. Have just incorporated my own tax advisory firm ((website hidden)). Love to drink wine, play tennis, cook, hang out with my friends. I have studied at the University of Amsterdam and know the city by heart.
I have done a fair amount of home swaps and discovered AirBNB when I went on a biking holiday and wanted to spend a few days in Copenhagen.
The apartment that I rent out is filled with American and Uk literature.
My most favourite city is New York, but I also love Helsinki and Barcelona.