Westerpark Sanctuary, OfficeApartm.

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

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.

Your host, Carolina
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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.

The Space

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
+ options possible as sleeping arrangements go for families or friend groups (sofa beds, 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.

The Neighborhood

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

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.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 4
Extra people: $28 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $771 /week
Security Deposit: $210
Cleaning Fee: $42
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • It was realy a very nice and quiet place where you can easily go to the center by bus or tram. And also the place around the sanctuary, the park was also great to walk around. The house was also good, it was a historical building but well decorated. Caroline had thought every details of the house. And last but not least Caroline was a very friendly, hospitable and thoughtfull host.

    June 2014
  • [RU]
    Каролина - очень гостеприимная и отзывчивая женщина. Апартаменты удобные и в очень хорошем состоянии. Мы были компанией 4 друзей на выходных - и нам очень понравилось. Также Каролина заботится о своих гостях и предоставляет перед поездкой всю необходимую и полезную информацию. Всем рекомендую!
    Carolina is a very hospitable and kind hearted woman. The apartments are comfortable and are in a very good condition. We (a group of 4 friends) stayed here for a weekend and loved it very much. Carolina really cares about her guests and provides all the necessary and useful information before and during your stay. I definitely recommend Carolina and her apartments to everyone!

    June 2014
  • Great apartment + great neighbourhood + very helpful and friendly host + nice location = Good deal and a great time in Amsterdam.

    Although currently living abroad, I used to be a resident of Amsterdam myself. Staying at the Westerpark Sanctuary made me feel totally back home again!

    May 2014
  • We really enjoyed our stay at Westerpark Sanctuary. The neighbourhood was lovely. Westerpark was across from the building complex, less than a 5 minute walk, and is a beautiful respite from the city. The apartment is very big, much larger than we expected, with plenty of room for 3 of us. Everything we could have possibly needed was available. The tram stops right near the apartment, and Central Station is about a 20-30 minute walk (public transport is also available). Carolina stocked the fridge and cupboards with odds and ends for us so we wouldn't have to go out and purchase food right when we arrived. She was very helpful with information about the city, and even brought us fresh tulips. Overall, we couldn't have asked for a better apartment or hostess. Thanks Carolina for a wonderful stay in Amsterdam! I would highly recommend this place!

    May 2014
  • Carolina’s apartment was a nice discovery. Extremely well located, fully furnished and enclosed in a quiet and enchanting inner square free of cars. As a family of four, including two kids, that was a great opportunity. The kids could safely stay outside and “illustrate” the square’s floor with chalks Carolina – always kind and full of useful advices - was kind enough to provide them with…..
    Westerpark, tram stop, bike-rental and Caffé Amsterdam close-by were precious value-added. We definitely recommend it!!!!

    May 2014
  • It was a great pleasure to be Carolina's guests! She provided us all that we needed and even more (including orange clothes for the King's Day :) The apartment is comfortable and cozy so we felt like at home. Also it is situated in very nice place: quiet, "green" and easy to get to all sights.
    We wish Carolina all very very best!

    April 2014
  • We had a great time at Carolina's apartment. It's a beautiful place and we were certainly spoilt. Carolina was there as we arrived to show us around and she even ensured we had food in the fridge so we didn't have to head out to the supermarket straight away. The apartment was very tidy and had everything we needed. Carolina was also the perfect host, even leaving an information book with places to visit. We can wait to return and I would recommend this place to anyone.

    April 2014
  • Carolina is the nicest host, I've ever met. She cared about us so much, that she was bringing fresh flower every few days. She also gave us a specific information about neighbourhood, and helped us with renting small boat to sail thru city canals.
    The apartment is on the first floor, with separate entrance. Spacious place to live, but in Amsterdam you'd rather spent all your time in the city. It's close to 10 tram line going all around center, and 21 bus line going straight to Central Station. Around this quiet apartment it's easy to find few places to eat dinner, or order seafood with delivery.
    Don't hesitate choose this one for vacation in Amsterdam.

    April 2014
  • We just came back from an awesome weekend in Amsterdam! We were a group of girls who went for a reunion and a nice catch up in Amsterdam.

    Carolina is such a nice person and such a great host!
    Very helpful from the first moment, gave us a lot of information, we felt we could trust her and it was our first time with Airbnb.

    The apartment is modern, clean and nice! She had bought so many things for us, the fridge was full of things more than enough for our breakfast.
    We feel very comfortable with each other so it didn't feel uncomfortable to stay all together. There are not separate rooms as the top floor where there is another double bed is open from one side and you can see downstairs. We liked this a lot though as it was what we wanted! Depends on people's preference.

    The area is quiet and is 2min walk to the westerpark with lots of cafes and a nice market on the first Sunday of the month. In one of those cafes i had the best coffee in these 2 days and we had a few. We walked to the Jordaan area, which is beautiful and very close to the apartment. There is a bus stop honestly 1min from the apartment which takes you in around 10min to the Centraal station. Of course you can easily walk within 30min as it's a straight line.

    Overall our stay was great and we had an amazing time.
    I would like to come back and explore the city more.
    Thanks Carolina and we wish you all the best!
    Sofia and the rest! :-)

    April 2014
  • Nuestra experiencia en Amsterdam se enriqueció sustantivamente por haber estado en el Westerpark Sanctuary, muy agradable, cómodo y funcional, con esa sensación de amplitud que brindan las construcciones con techos de doble altura, y muy especialmente por haber conocido a Carolina, anfitriona de este espacio, quien nos sorprendió desde nuestra llegada y a lo largo de nuestra estancia con detalles fuera de lo que usualmente se esperaría, p. ej., sabiendo que viajábamos en auto desde Paris y llegaríamos tarde, hizo para nosotros compras de un súper básico de manera que cuando llegamos teníamos para cenar y desayunar al día siguiente.
    Más que una anfitriona amable y atenta para hacer de nuestra estancia la mejor experiencia posible, se volvió una muy buena amiga de toda la familia, su amplia cultura y conocimiento de idiomas, para nuestro caso el español, dio un valor agregado para hacernos sentir en casa. Aunque dominamos el inglés, siempre poder comunicarse en tu propio idioma es una gran ventaja.
    La ubicación es muy buena, con un hermoso parque enfrente con restaurantes, bares con música en vivo, estaciones de varias lineas de tranvía en la puerta del conjunto habitacional.
    Carolina tiene una carpeta de recomendaciones para diversas necesidades muy completa, mapas, servicios a domicilio, renta de bicicletas, literatura sobre Amsterdam en varios idiomas para el que quiera documentarse en la historia de Amsterdam y Holanda, etc.
    Un placer definitivamente el haber estado en Westerpark Sanctuary, lo recomiendo ampliamente!

    March 2014
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