Canal Apartments Studio D

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Lijnbaansgracht, Amsterdam, North Holland 1016, Netherlands
Kjetil
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The Space

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.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $42 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 5 nights
Weekly Price: $1050 /week
Monthly Price: $2733 /month
Cleaning Fee: $56
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  • We stayed at Kyetil's over Easter. The apartment is small but very functional, cozy and comfortable. Wi-fi was very useful. If I have to find some faults: the stairs are rather steep (but that adds to the fashion of traditional Amsterdam's homes) and there are no shutters at the windows, so the sun comes in pretty early (but I guess this is only a problem for Italians, used to sleep in complete darkness). On the other hand, this means that the apartment is very luminous and you will enjoy a bright atmosphere all day long! The location is just perfect: 2 stops away from Dam Square with a tram (very frequent service) and within a walking distance from Anna Frank's house. The area is just fine, bakery, supermarkets, restaurants, and public transport just around the corner... a lovely view on the canal from one of the windows... Kjetil, his wife and their friend Vincent made us feel home and helped us out with any problems we might encounter. They even helped me find a gluten free restaurant as I am a coeliac! If I were coming back to Amsterdam, I would go back to Kjetil's!

    April 2014
  • I had a wonderful two-week stay at Kjetil's last month and I cannot recommend highly enough, for both the apartment and Kjetil as a host. I split my stay across the two studios, both of which are light, airy and fitted to the highest standard, equipped with everything you might need for a comfortable stay, as well as some additional luxuries. The location is perfect - right in the heart of Amsterdam with superb transport links on the doorstep, while having the benefit of being nestled in the friendliest and most beautiful part of the city, the Jordaan. Studio D's traditional canal house windows overlooking the water provide a breathtaking view, while the private balcony of Studio C is a wonderful spot for listening to the bells of Westerkerk. As for Kjetil, he went above and beyond to ensure my stay was comfortable - you could not wish for a better host!

    April 2014
  • My family and I had the pleasure of staying at Kjetil's apartments for 5 days at the beginning of April. This was our first experience using Airbnb, and we liked almost everything. Hosts are very nice people, the apartment has everything you need. Easy to get to all points of interest.
    Everything was so easy and so pleasant. I hope to return to Amsterdam one day, and I will definitely want to stay here again.

    April 2014
  • The apartment is quite cozy and lovely - nicely renovated with solid wood beams gives it a warm character. Great location with lots of good restaurants and services nearby. Kjetil was delightful - friendly, helpful, courteous and very responsive. Summary: recommended and will return again if available

    September 2013
  • Great Host, very helpful.
    Great Location, easy access to everywhere via tram.
    I was on a business trip, needed some piece and quite in a clean place, with amenities and easy access to the city, and it was just that. But as you've seen from other reviews, there's lots of stairs! as your on the top floor. But to be fair theirs not many places in Amsterdam without steep stairs!!
    Thanks Kjetil!

    August 2013
  • Absolutely wonderful location, great space. Would definitely stay here again!

    August 2013
  • Cozy place in a good location within walking distance of main sights in the center. Overlooking the canal, although also near a busy intersection which can get a bit loud. Be warned that it gets very hot in the apartment on a sunny day; it's on the top floor with several large windows and skylights (which would be nice on a cool day of course). There is a small fan in the flat. Hosts were on vacation, so I was checked in by neighbor Vincent. Quick and friendly welcome and accommodated my last minute request; I was able to check in around 5pm after booking earlier that afternoon. However, I was asked to check out before 9am on my departure date to allow cleaning, which I thought was a bit early compared to my other AirBnB experiences. Overall a pleasant stay other than the heat.

    August 2013
  • I'm originally from Amsterdam and staying at Kjetil's place was like living in Amsterdam again. It's located very convenient, near tram lines, great bars, cafe's. Close to the city centre but away from tourists. Kjetil is very kind and punctual. Also, he offered great service.

    June 2013
  • This apartment was absolutely wonderful. I was in Amsterdam on a short business trip and Kjetil's place was perfectly located - a short walk to the center but on a quiet side street, with a nice selection of nearby restaurants and shops. Kjetil was also a very gracious host - my airline lost my bags on arrival, and he allowed me the use of his mobile number for the delivery service to use once my luggage had arrived. Overall, a kind and good humored host with a lovely apartment. Highly recommended!

    May 2013
  • We had a great stay after Kjetil met us, helped us with bags up the very steep stairs and showed us around the apartment which we have renamed our penthouse in the sky!! All the windows and skylights make the place seem roomy ... just plan your shopping to minimize the stairs! His communication with us was prompt and courteous. Would totally recommend this place.

    May 2013
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I grew up in Norway, went to high school in Singapore, university in California, and since 1999 live in Amsterdam with my partner Barbara and two children. I love traveling and meeting people. Although there's a bit less traveling now with young kids, I feel fortunate to be an AirBnB host, as this is a great way to meet people, and a rewarding experience for us all. I'm a software engineer, and actually spent years writing a system not unlike AirBnB - if only as successful ;)
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