About this listing
This charming penthouse studio is located on the top floor of an authentic Amsterdam canal house in the Jordaan district in the city center.
The apartment was recently renovated, exposing the warm, original hundred year old wooden beams. As it is located on the back side of the top floor, it is very quiet. Although this does mean the canal is not visible from the studio, the balcony with view of the famous Westertoren more than makes up for this. We do have two studios with canal view in the same building, so if you prefer this, just let us know.
The studio offers all you need for a comfortable stay, including a fully equipped kitchen, dishwasher, private bathroom, 40" flat screen TV, a computer with blazing fast internet (200mbit) connection and a stereo.
The comfortable king size bed can be split into two singles if needed. A third person can be accommodated on a single futon sofa bed.
Trams and buses stop right outside the door, just 2 stops from Dam Square.
The Jordaan is one of the most desirable places to live in Amsterdam. While central and bustling, it is very safe and offers a residential feel that will make you feel at home.
We live in the same building and will be happy to help make your stay in Amsterdam more enjoyable.
Please note that we generally do not accept short bookings (less than 5 days) unless it's either last minute, or happens to fit between existing bookings.
Note on stairs: The studio is located on the 4th floor of a typical Amsterdam canal house. The stairs are fairly steep and narrow by any standard other than Amsterdam, not suitable for those less mobile.
Note on the photos: The photos were taken by a professional photographer from AirBnB with a wide angle lens, making the studio look larger than it really is. It is about 22 square meters, most suitable for 1-2 guests.
Also note that the pictures were taken at different times. The red and white beds shown is the same bed. It's a studio, so no separate bedroom. It's really a bit too small for 3 adults to be comfortable, but works if you plan to mostly sleep there.
There is a super fast internet connection and a shared washer / dryer in the hallway. 1000s of satellite channels, including lots of premium channels in English, French, German, Spanish - pretty much every European language + Arabic, Chinese, Russian and more.
Interaction with Guests
We're pretty hands off. We all work full time and have a busy family life, but are here to help if you need something.
The Jordan is, in our opinion, the best place to live in Amsterdam. While in the center, it is residential and safe, and packed with stuff to do, eat, and see.
The tram/bus stop is just outside the building, and is the best connected in Amsterdam after Central Station. Two stops from Dam Square.
I never liked rules. If people use their heart and common sense, it will usually work out. But ok, since you ask: The golden rule is our guiding rule: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you". I also like the Norwegian version, "Kardemommeloven":
"Man skal ikke plage andre,
man skal være grei og snill,
og for øvrig kan man gjøre hva man vil."
(Anglophiles, look here: (website hidden)_the_Robbers_Came_to_Cardamom_Town)
Rules do not only apply to guests, of course. The hosts must also behave properly, and even though I do not like rules, they are helpful on occasions.
Based on our experience hosting for 10 years, our guests are always nice!
Therefore: These house rules are for us, the hosts, not you - our guests. But please read them.
1) The hosts shall always communicate promptly, courteously, and as completely as needed, using contact details provided by the guests.
2) During the agreed time of check-in (provided by the guest), the host or somebody else will be reachable at the communicated addresses: phone, email, street.
3) The hosts, who live at the same location, shall do their utmost to assist guests in need. Being self-service apartments, there is no concierge or front desk, but we are reachable for emergencies: day or night. While on vacation or out of town, we will provide an alternative contact.
4) The hosts will gratefully receive feedback regarding anything broken, missing, or unsatisfactory about the apartment, and respond as quickly as possible.
a) The hosts do not ask for a security deposit, because they trust you.
b) For the same reason, you do not need to "check out". just leave the keys in the room.
c) Check in is 15.00 (3pm), check-out is 11 am.
d) Hosts can store luggage in their apartment for early arrivals / late departures when possible and agreed upon.
e) Guests may check in early or check out late at no extra charge when possible and agreed upon.
d) Hosts will help guests carry luggage up/down when possible and check-in/out times are communicated and agreed upon.
f) The hosts make sure the apartment is clean by 15.00 (3pm) upon checking and that the guests may stay until 11 am on checkout, unless otherwise agreed.
We are not corporate. We are family. And we really do appreciate you staying with us.
Kjetil, Barbara, Luca, and Felix