About this listing
This charming and well equipped penthouse studio is located on the top floor of an authentic Amsterdam canal house. The studio was just renovated, exposing the original hundred year old wooden beams, with light entering from windows on five sides, including two skylights and canal view.
The Jordaan district is THE place to live if you are in Amsterdam. While located in the center of Amsterdam, it is safe, charming and residential, known for it's many bridges, cafes, restaurants, galleries, and markets.
The studio offers all you need for a comfortable stay, including a fully equipped kitchen, private bathroom, 32" flat screen TV, a computer with fast Internet connection, sounds system, DVD, and telephone, all at no extra charge.
The comfortable king size bed can also be converted to two singles beds. The sofa bed can accommodate a third guest.
We live in the same building and are there to help you enjoy our lovely city.
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: We have a booking gap July 10-12, 2013 and will accept two day booking.
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.
Interaction with Guests
We both work full time, so we're pretty hands off, but always here to help.
It's right next to the tram/bus stop, which has the most connections in all of Amsterdam after Central Station.
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."
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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