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."
(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
Kjetil was responsive to all communications and co-ordinated with us to check in early. He was very responsive to any questions that we had and access to a washer/dryer was a big bonus. His apt is cozier than the pictures but is fine for 2 people. The apt is in a great neighborhood and walking distance to most attractions in the city.
We absolutely loved our stay in Studio D. The apartment is perfectly located in the Jordaan neighborhood, just across the street from all of the major GVB tram and bus lines. We stayed for about two months, and loved every minute! Kjetil and Barbara were there any time we needed anything, and were so nice to work with! The view from the main window overlooked the canal and was amazing. The apartment has tons of light, has updated furnishings, and the dishwasher and clothes washer/dryer were definitely appreciated!
My wife and I would stay here again in an instant!
I had a great time staying in this apartment. There is an idea amount of space for two people (a couple or just friends). The room also had very good amenities which made our stay nice and easy. Comfortable beds, good TV, a lovely sofa and a fully equipped kitchen including fridge and dishwasher etc. Kjetil is a lovely person and a brilliant host. He was always close and able to help us with anything we needed, it was great having a host who really cares about making your stay as enjoyable and comfortable as possible. I would highly recommend this apartment as my stay in Amsterdam would not have been as successful as it was. Great place, great host, I would highly recommend it to anyone.
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!
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!
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.
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
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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 ;)