nice clean apartment, central area!

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Frans Halsstraat, Amsterdam, North Holland 1072, Netherlands
Your host, Charlotte
12 Reviews
Response rate: 80%
Response time: a few days or more

The Space

Want to experience Amsterdam in a original way? Come stay at our apartment in the cosy neighborhood De Pijp. What to expect?

The apartment
our house isn't huge, but not that bad for Amsterdam standards. Its a 70 square meter two-floored apartment. On the front side of the house there's an open kitchen. The big wooden table in the open kitchen (email hidden) to have a glass of wine together before cooking or a late sunday morning breakfast. Get yourself a coffee (we have a Nespresso machine) and walk to the corner of the street for a newspaper. Want to relax more? At the backside of the room there's the living room with big couch plus tv. Here you find the staircase to go down, where the bathroom and bedroom (quiet and dark) can be found.

What do you find in our house?
- design and vintage furniture (mixture of Dutch and Danish design)
- a well equipped kitchen with good coffee
- flowers and candles
- no dust
- (too) many books and magazines on cooking and interior

Listing of facilities:
- 4 pits stove
- 2 ovens
- magnetron
- watercooker/toaster
- fridge
- washing machine
- nespresso machine
- tv
- iron
- wifi
- games and books (Dutch mainly)

What do we like?
- interior, architecture, arts, photography
- good (fresh) food, markets, cooking, delicatesse stores, sunday morning or any afternoon hot spots,
- sports and exercise

What nice stuff do we have around the area?
Enough to satisfy our hobbies mentioned above. The location of the apartment is very central, which makes sightseeing very easy: walk/cycle/public transport anywhere you want. (cycle van be rend, after consultation). In our street you can find a selection of different restaurants (no chains) with dutch, asian, vegetarian, italian, french foods. Coffeebars and tapas PLUS very nice vintage designer clothes shop / tailor / biological grocery store / laundry / art galery. People are walking around and the area is vivid, but not crowded!

A few minutes walk: the Albert Cuyp-market, Museum square (Concertgebouw, Stedelijk Museum, Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum), most luxery shopping street of Amsterdam PC Hoofdstraat, indoor swimmingpool Zuiderbad, Saphatie parc (prettiest of the cities), Vondelpark (biggest of Amsterdam, couple of places to have a coffe/snack etc) , jazz cafe De Badcuyp, many restaurants and bars and boutiques. Canals are on a 10-15 minute walking distance. Jordaan can be reached by walking (25 minutes), public transport, bicycle or taxi.

All the rest can be reached by bike or one of the so many trams. We can give directions!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $911 /week
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • We had a great stay in Charlotte's and Jeroen's apartment. Booth have been perfect hosts, perfect in pre-communication and flexible in key delivery!
    The apartment is perfectly located in De Pijp with a lot of chances for breakfast, lunch, dinner and bars.
    Take a rental bike and enjoy the lovely city.
    Thank you, we had a wonderful stay.

    June 2014
  • Even though we arrived late, Charlotte & Jeroen were amazing for waiting around and meeting us.
    We had such a brilliant time in Amsterdam and Charlottes apartment made it that much more perfect. Beautiful, clean and well positioned place with so much going on close by. Easy access to trams, markets and museums.
    We would definitely be recommending it to our friends and keeping it mind if we ever head back there.

    May 2014
  • We enjoyed our stay at charlotte's apartment in Amsterdam so much! The location is absolutely perfect and so many nice restaurants and bars in the area! The apartment is so lovely with great character and everything you could possibly need for a perfect stay. Then nespresso machine is a great touch! :) we loved Amsterdam and the apartment, we would live there if we could! Charlotte was so helpful with directions and recommending places! :) thank you so much for a wonderful stay!

    May 2014
  • Beautiful flat, in a great location - independent restaurants, bars, shops (email hidden). Also really close to everything - we rented bikes which was even better for getting around.
    Charlotte and Jeroen were away, but they left us with a great little manual for everything in the house, beer on arrival, and a lovely friend introduced us to the place.
    Couldn't have wished for better!

    February 2014
  • I spend a few days over New Year's Eve at Charlotte's place and i can only recommend it to everybody. the apartment is very well located in a nice neighborhood with a lot of restaurant, bars, etc. and it is about 15 minutes walking distance to the "tourist" city center. the kitchen is very well equipped and all the living room is cozy so you can also cook at home and spend a cozy night at home. We felt really like at home. They also gave us very nice recommendations and replied very quick to all our questions before and during the stay. Thanks again guys for the nice experience!

    January 2014
  • Very clean and comfortable flat in a great location, De Pijp is definitely the area to stay in Amsterdam. It is close to main places of interest, not far from center and the area itself is pretty cool. Perfect place for a couple and for those who travel alone.

    Charlotte is a very nice person and always willing to help. It was a great choice!

    October 2013
  • We staid at Charlotte app in mid September, since the moment we booked the app Charlotte was super nice and attentive to our questions . We got to a beautiful cozy app in a great location. The welcoming was a nice touch (:
    We highly recommend her app it everything you need, and more.
    Thanks again for making our vacation amazing!
    Adi & Sara

    September 2013
    Response from Charlotte:

    thank you Adi, you were great guests!

    September 2013
  • Charlotte is a very nice, openminded and -hearted person. Arrived at the apartment two tasty cakes were waiting on us – a good start into a wonderful adam weekend. The apartment has a good, central location, is very cosy with an arty touch and clean. What else do you need? Charlotte gave us also a lot of useful tips for the neighborhood. Charlotte made Amsterdam even more beautiful... Thanks and see you soon.

    September 2013
  • A great and wonderful place to stay! 2 mins away from Albert Cuyp Tram station which is easy for you to get around the lovely city. All are well provided inclusive of internet and washing machine which we really appreciate. A very warm welcome from Charlotte and Jeroen upon our arrival with a local gift. Of all our travel around the world, this is easily one of the best place we have stayed! This place is highly recommended.

    May 2013
  • La casa de Charlotte es un lugar privilegiado para una escapada a Amsterdam, el barrio, la cercanía a todo y la propia casa te acogen con un grado de calidez recomendable.

    April 2013
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Coornhert Lyceum, University of Amsterdam, Hoge Hotelschool Maastricht, Hong Kong Baptist University
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My name is Charlotte Balder. I am living and working in Amsterdam and share a house in the Pijp area with my boyfriend Jeroen Akkermans. I work as an editor in print and online. Jeroen is owning a company in outdoor sports.
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