Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Oudezijds Voorburgwal, Amsterdam, North Holland 1012, Netherlands

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your B & B in 80 m2 part of the 17th Century MAGAZIJN

You are sleeping in the heart of Amsterdam in our huge (350m2) 17th century fabric storage. We live here now for 3 years and combine the house for living and contemporary art, fashion and design events.

Your 80 m2 room, which is one entire floor of the house, is turned into a contemporary art librairy. As this old house has only one bathroom You have to share…..Because the house is located between two canals it is extremly quiet in the most busy area of Amsterdam… Complete silence..

1 double bed, 1 single bed ( 3 persons is MAX)
THE ROOM IS NON-SMOKING but we have a very nice SMOKING AREA in the PATIO

Only 2 minutes from Dam Square, 5 min. from Central Station

Everything in the centre of Amsterdam is from the house walking distance !! Shopping, restaurants, nightlife, museums, art galleries

Parking your car in the centre of Amsterdam

We advice you not to take your car into the city centre. It is far better or to park it far from the centre on the free parking and use the public transport to continue your visit or to leave your car at one of the cheap Park+Ride parking lots located at the A10 ring.

Still, if you decide to do take your car to the centre of Amsterdam, be certain that you have paid for your parking. In the whole city center, you have to pay for the parking of your car at the parking machine and put the ticket behind the windshield. If you intend to stay in the centre of Amsterdam longer than a couple of hours, it is advisable to buy a day or a week parking ticket.

A day ticket is valid 9 a.m.-7 p.m. in the entire city, but not in the evening. It costs € 26,40. To park in the evening you should buy a night ticket, valid 7 p.m.-midnight; its price varies depend on the part of town - € 4,40up to € 17,60. Day and night ticket costs depending on the area of town up to € 39,60. A week ticket for the entire city costs € 158,40.

You may buy the parking tickets at the Service Centres of Stadtoezicht – a special municipal service watching after the street parking. Phone for the closest Stadtoezicht office at: (phone number hidden). You should also contact them, if you forgot to pay for your parking or paid not enough and your car was immobilized by a wheel clamp (Denver boot).

A number of hotels sell also tourist parking tickets, which for certain areas of town may be cheaper than the ones sold by the Stadtoezicht.

A convenient solution is to leave your car in one of the big car parks in the city centre, where you pay on exiting, so you do not have to worry about your parking time. Entering the city, please notice the light information boards listing the number of free place in each of the car parks (also on the website: (website hidden)).

Here are the car parks in the centre of Amsterdam:

P1 Parking Amsterdam Centre
Prins Hendrikkade 20A;
capacity: 475;
open: 24 hours;
rates: hourly rate € 3,40, daily rate with 10% discount.
info: (website hidden)

P1 Parking Waterlooplein
Valkenburgerstraat 238
capacity: 220;
open: Monday- Wednesday 7.00 a.m.-1.30 a.m., Thursday-Saturday – 24 hours; Sunday closed at 1.30 a.m.;
rates: hourly € 3,40 , daily rate with 10% discount.
info: (website hidden)

Q Park - Parking Byzantium
Tesselschadestraat 1G (just at the gate of Vondelpark near the Leidseplein),
capacity: 456;
open: 24 hours;
rates: hourly rate € 3.40/€ 4,- depending on hours of the day, daily max. € 36,-.
info: (website hidden)

Q Park - Parking Museumplein
Van Baerlestraat 33B, under the Museumplein - the best if you visit one of the three Amsterdam big museums
capacity: 600; open: Monday - Thursday, Sunday 7.00 a.m. - 1.00 a.m. Friday – Saturday 7.00 a.m. - 2.30 a.m.; rates: hourly rate € 3,40; max. € 27,50. info: teleph(phone number hidden) (on weekdays from 8.30 a.m. - 6.00 p.m., € 0,45 per call) (website hidden)

Q-Park Europa Parking
Marnixstraat 250;
capacity: 800;
open: Monday – Wednesday, 6.30 a.m. - 01.00 a.m. Thursday - Saturday 24 hours; Sunday 7.00 a.m. - 01.00 a.m.
rates: hourly rate € 3,60;
inf(phone number hidden) (on weekdays from 8.30 a.m. – 6.00 p.m., € 0,45 per call) (website hidden)

De Bijenkorf Car Park
on the Beursplein, entry from Damrak street,
capacity 487;
open: 24 hours; 7 days a week;
rates: € 3,40 per hour, daily rate € 47,50.
info: teleph(phone number hidden)

De Kolk Car Park
Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal at the Nieuwezijds Kolk (behind the Dam direction Central Station).
capacity: 400
open: 24 hours, 7 days a week;
rates: hourly € 3,80, daily € 40,40;
info: teleph(phone number hidden)

Eerste van der Helststraat 6, close to the Heineken Experience and the Albert Cuyp market.
capacity: 256
open: 7.00 a.m. – midnight, 7 days a week;
rates: hourly rate € 2,50, daily € 25,00;
info: teleph(phone number hidden)

Anne Frankstraat 2
capacity: 375
open: 24 hours, 7 days a week.
rates: hourly € 3,20, daily € 30,00;
info: teleph(phone number hidden)

Het Muziektheater/Stadhuis
Waterlooplein 1, located under Stopera - the Town Hall and Music Theatre complex.
capacity: 385
open: 24 hours, 7 days a week.
rates: hourly max € 3,20 daily € 34,00;
info: teleph(phone number hidden)

Passenger Terminal Amsterdam - PTA
Oostelijke Handelskade 1
capacity: 449
open: 7.00 a.m. - 1.00 a.m., please note that it is always possible to leave the parking; 7 days a week.
rates: hourly € 2,00, daily € 20,-;
inf(phone number hidden)

Even if you have parked in a closed car park, do not leave anyting of value in your car.

Art activities in magazijn check (website hidden)

we hope to share this unique place with you

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $71 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $1068 /week
Monthly Price: $3559 /month
Cancellation: Flexible

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  • fantastic room, fantastic host, i´ll come back soon.... thx Gijs

    April 2014
  • Very nice apartment and super friendly host. I recommend!

    March 2014
  • Walking into Gijs' gorgeous loft felt like a museum visit: once in, I didn't know where to look first. Beautiful artworks from floor to ceiling, collected by a professional's eye. But different from a museum, you actually feel at home. Gijs is a wonderful host, and has some really interesting stories to tell!

    March 2014
  • Well we loved meeting Gijs and Angelo. Their home is stunning, and so are they :-) Very warm-hearted people in a beautiful home, right in the middle of the city. Thanks for having us - we hope to see you again! Lisa and Conrad

    March 2014
  • The accommodation was good and very central. Everything is on your doorstep. :-)
    The host is very friendly and polite.
    I can only recommend it. Would book it again later. :-)

    March 2014
  • If you want to experience a great local way of life along with an authentic insider of the social scene, don't look further. And one would spend a week here just to have a look at all the art books of the library. Look forward to my next stay!

    February 2014
  • Mijn vrouw en ik hebben geslapen bij Gijs en we hebben er erg van genoten. De ruimte is heerlijk lekker groot en je slaapt tussen een paar duizend jaar aan boeken. Gijs vindt het leuk om gasten te ontvangen en dat merk je.
    Wij kunnen iedereen dit airbnb adres dan ook van harte aanbevelen!
    Vriendelijke groet,
    Teun&Arlette Driessen de Vos

    January 2014
  • We held a one day meeting in Gijs' library. The location is wonderful and Gijs was very accommodating. Thanks Gijs!

    January 2014
  • Gijs and his family were excellent hosts, they really made us enjoy our time in amsterdam to the fullest.
    The apartment is extraordinary beautiful and spacious as it is as well located perfectly.
    Gijs also had us invited to his private nye party located at the apartment itself, which was extremely pleasant of him.
    When visiting amsterdam this apartment definetely is the place to be!

    January 2014
  • Gijs was very communicative and went out of his way to meet us early for the key. The space was great! overall great experience!

    December 2013
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RSG Erasmus, University of Amsterdam
Art People, salon, Magazijn, Curator Contemporay art @ Kasteel Keukenhof, CMK1 & CMK2, CollectionPeolpe, Veenman Publishers, Artimo, Ateliers '89, Independent Visual Artist, Nederlandse Galerie Associatie
You are welcome in our Big Family House! So many books because I used to be an Artbook Publishers (Artimo & Veenman Publishers) for many years till 2008. I published lots of great Art books but also Design, Fashion and Architecture books and magazines. Since 2008 I am a art curator again. Curator for Contemporary Art at the Keukenhof Castle ( a 17th Century Castle near Amsterdam see: (website hidden)) Then i am the owner and curator of SALON/ : an art/fashion/design route in Amsterdam, Cape Town, Aruba, Maastricht and Istanbul (see (website hidden)) We like to share so our house is a warm welcome to lots of people we like to host as guests but also for exhibitions, special dinners, house concerts etc. ( for shows and events in our place see : (website hidden)) We love to live in the center of Amsterdam. Everything on walking distance. Enjoy Amsterdam as a cosy village with the allure of a Metropolis. And meet the Family: Angelo ( cultural attache for Aruba in The Hague) and the twins Anna & Helena (17 years)
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