About This Listing
Just west of the centre, it's a perfect place to be, right across from Westerpark, close to the historic centre, in a monumental building (cosy atmosphere) on a quiet interior square. The well equipped apt. is a castle for 2, but can accommodate 4.
Pleasantly Open and Spacious place due to the height with Entresol /Mezzanine, yet a secluded and Intimate appartment, this National Monument's interior (industrial heritage 1900s) was completely renovated in 1997. This formerly 'office only' space has been redone for residency. Great place to have special meetings as well, work some, write, etc. Now furnished and well equipped to serve as a nice quiet home/office for guests staying a couple of days up to several months (expats).
(spiral stairs leading to loft apartment upstairs).
2 nights Weekend € 250 : sat-sun
3 nights Long Weekend € 300 : fri-sun
4 nights Midweek € 350 : mon-fri
Weekly rate € 550 : 7 nights
Monthly rate(s) on request.
Used by 2 persons it's luxury, yet the apartment can quite comfortably accommodate 4 people. Additional cost for extra guest: € 20/night (after first 2 guests)
As sleeping arrangements go for 4+ families or friend groups: possible options (sofa bed, airbed, babybed).
Although located right across the vibrant WesterPark and the 'WesterGasFabriek' with its music, dance, theatre, cinema, TV studios, fairs, concerts, workshops, park, events, cool hangouts, restaurants & 1st Sunday Market of funky shopping ..
..this apartment is a surprisingly tranquil place for work, rest and recuperation, very private, located in the corner of a friendly & car-free interior square where kids play and people go work out at the GYM or go meet in Café Amsterdam for a meal.
,Total privacy: You're free to sleep in or stay up late; no one will bother you. With 24/7 internet access by WIFI, you could even order in for dinner after a tiring museum-tourist day. Or relax staying in to read, talk, watch TV or play games (found in drawer), listen to your own favorite music on a iPod/iPhone Docking Station & CD-player for use. You have access to the complete Apartment with private entrance.
The small bathroom with toilet and shower has a magnifying mirror to shave, complementary shampoo, soap, shower gel, and a hairdryer for your convenience. (bathrobes & slippers on request).
The small open kitchen was recently updated; it now has everything you need for breakfast lunch & dinner (refrigerator-minifreezer, microwave-oven-grill, induction plate, blender, coffeemaker,toaster, waterkettle, sandwichmaker, egg-boiler, crockery and cutlery, glasses, lots of kitchen-tools, salt & pepper mill, oil & vinegar, bowl for salads, etc.).
Several supermarkets, bakery & fresh produce stores are only a short walk away. Lots of fun places to eat close by as well.
Interaction with Guests
Your host wants you to feel safe, happy and comfortable in her sanctuary, enjoying that wonderful energy in the apartment: your Home-Base during your Amsterdam visit.
Always on call: reachable by email, phone & door bel for any info, practical questions or suggestions for visits. Specific needs or wishes are filled if possible.
This "ECO-quarter" was developed with sustainability in mind, on the original grounds of the former City Water Co. The Cultural events just across in the Westerpark, on the grounds of the former City Gas Company, "WesterGasFabriek" attract many people to the area. Hence a big choice in restaurants, bars, bistros and places to go out to and have fun. Neighborhood shops sell most of all direct needs.
Getting around town is easy: In 15 min. you walk to the historic City Centre either by walking through a great shopping street or by passing the old Jordaan-quarter. Public Transport stops are conveniently right around the corner: bus 21 taking you in 12 min. to Central Station and the strategic tram 10, circling the old centre and taking you to all the Museums directly!
The quickest and most fun method of transport in the city is the bicycle. You can hire regular city bicycles just around the corner for €10 a day.
Paid Car Q-Parking at 100 meters and P-spots on the street (hard to find) are quite expensive!
P+R on the Beltway A10 is cheaper (€ 8/day +bus ticket into town).
Other Things to Note
In case you arrive late, you will always find a basic breakfast supply in the kitchen (tea, coffee, milk, juice/drink, crackers, cheese, jam and fresh fruit). In the immediate surroundings you'll find a wide variety of choice in café-bistros and cosy restaurants and in a 10 minute walk to the adjacent Jordaan area there are many more.
No Smoking and No Drugs in the house!
Outside (inner square) or accross the street/canal in the park, smoking is okay.
When returning late, please act as a local. Think of the noise you make in relation to the sleeping neighbors & their children after 10 pm / 22.00 hrs. Thanks!
Cleanliness! For extensive waste, there's a disposal on the street (at 1 min.)
For unexpected accidents (we're all human!), you find solutions under the sink to get stains out of your clothes, mop up liquid, etc.
The apparent was great. Calm location, clean and nice. Carolina was an amazing host. The fridge was completed with breakfast, coffee, tea etc in the cubord and we're thorough guides and information about Amsterdam and the surroundings was found in the apartment. Carolina was very flexible and helpful and made our stay easy and comfortable.
Carolina is a wonderful host and has a very spacious appartment. She spent a good amount of time showing us around the house and clearing up our doubts. The house, like most in Amsterdam, has stairs. Carolina installed safety rails, to ensure our baby's safety...which we thought was very thoughtful. She also made many other arrangements for the little one- baby cot and baby toys were ready on our arrival. The kitchen is extremely well equipped and she had loaded the fridge with a lot of goodies- juice, milk, eggs, bread, drinks and a lot of fruits. Carolina surely is a super host. We would highly recommend Carolina's apartment in Amsterdam.
The apartment, neighborhood and every details are exactly as described, anything else I could write here would be redundant :D
We had a great time there. Carolina is a lovely host, she provided all we needed for an excellent stay, far beyond our expectations.
We had the best time during our 2 night stay in the Westerpark Sanctuary. Caroline was by far the best host - flexible check in and check out times, stocked fridge, breakfast.. the appartment holds everything you could ever need.
We also loved the location, it's a very nice, quiet and green disctrict in Amsterdam - but close to the center. There's the most amazing bars, cafés and restauarants (try mossel en gin! best gin!) around the corner in Westerpark, where you can also get the best ice cream!
From now on, whenever we get to Amsterdam - it's going to be Westerpark Sanctuary always.
Thank you Caroline for being such a nice and welcoming host.
Cette première experience avec airbnb a été totalement satisfaisante. Le logement et son environnement sont tels qu'ils sont décrits par Carolina. Le logement est spacieux, très bien équipé et propre et dans un environnement très calme propice au repos (A noter l'excellente qualité du lit principal). Il est par ailleurs idéal pour visiter Amsterdam : un arrêt de bus à proximité vous mène en 10/15 min. à la gare et un autre arrêt de tramaway est tout aussi proche. Enfin, il faut noter la qualité de l'accueil de Carolina : sa gentillesse, sa disponibilité : tout est fait pour que nous nous sentions chez nous et que le séjour soit le plus réussi possible (mise à disposition d'informations complètes sur place mais aussi avant le séjour !).
The best host so far i met i carolyn..even at 12 midnight..carolyn still for us..n her explanation about the place so detail and almost everythin..start from bus stop till dustbin..carolyn also brief how to operate all the electric equipment in her house..this place location is perfect..only one bus and take 13-15 minute to reach amsterdam sentral..carolyn house so clean and well managed..carolyn is the best ever host i meet..she welcome us with fruit bouquet,beer and some food for breakfast..
The apartment was way up to what we expected. Everything was perfectly cleaned, Carolina managed to adapt the type of bed that we wanted instead of two doubles she managed us 4 singles.
She was very helpful in everything we felt like home in less than 2 minutes. We had a book with everything we needed like grocery, restaurants, place to visit. As she lives near to the apartment if we wanted something we just had to knock her door and she helped us out. The apartment is very close from the beautiful Westerpark and very easy to reach every corner of amsterdam by bus.
She provided us even some basic food, shower gel, shampoo, some nice music as well.
We have the best experience so far with Airbnb with this apartment and Carolina was a also the reason why we were perfectly accommodated . She speaks as least 4 languages which was very impressive.
Hope to come back soon and come back "home".
Jordan, Janys, Juliette and Remy with love.