About this listing
My apartment is on the 2nd floor of a 17th century monument in a very quiet street in the heart of historical Amsterdam Center, on walking distance from Central Station.
The guestroom is on the 2nd floor of a 17th century monument in a very quiet street in the heart of Amsterdam Center, on walking distance from Central Station.
From Central Station, you can also take the Metro (subway) line 51, 53 or 54. Just one stop after Central Station, get off at Nieuwmarkt, take exit Nieuwmarkt. My address is 300 m away from this Metro exit.
The guest room that I rent out to you is on the backside of the building and therefore very quiet. Therefore, be aware that every sound will be heard by our neighbours, so please no loud music or loud conversations .
Also: it is highly appreciated when you take off your shoes in the appartement.
The entrance of my appartment leads to a hallway.
Shower and toilet are also on that hallway, so you don’t have to go through my livingroom. You will share shower and toilet only with me. There are no other guests. I take out my private things from the bathroom when I have guests. The bathroom will be all yours. Feel free to use the shower gel and shampoo, shaving cream and handsoap. Please ask if you need anything else.
Free bed linens, towels, shower gel and shampoo.
Double bed (1.60m) TV, WIFI, small refrigerator, coffe maker and a hot water boiler to make yourself some tea or coffee.
Sleeping couch (1.40m) available for a third person.
No Smoking, no pets, no party no drugs
PRICES are including 6% VAT
The entrance of my appartment leads to a hallway. Guestroom, Shower and toilet are on that hallway, so you don’t have to go through my livingroom. You cannot use my kitchen though. You will share shower and toilet only with me, There will be no other guests. I take out my personal things from the bathroom when I have guests. The bathroom will be all yours!
Interaction with Guests
The entrance of my appartment leads to a hallway. Guestroom, Shower and toilet are on that hallway, so you don’t have to go through my livingroom. You cannot use my kitchen. You will share shower and toilet only with me, There will be no other guests. I take out my personal things from the bathroom when I have guests. The bathroom will be all yours! Feel free to ask if you have questions, I am also living in the apartement.
Nieuwmarkt is around the corner, with cozy pubs and nice restaurants and shops. You are in the very heart of historical Amsterdam, Everything is on walking distance.
No need to come by car, My appartement is ten minutes walking from Amsterdam Centaal Station. Everything is on walking distance. If you are tired: Amsterdam has a very comfortable public transport system with trams.
Other Things to Note
In order to reach the second floor, you will have to climb two stairs. I will help you with your luggage if necessary.
It is highly appreciated if you take off your shoes in the appartement. House shoes are available.
The house is divided in 4 separate apartements with more people, though very quiet. We expect the same from our guests.
Because it is so quiet, every sound will be heard from eachother, therefore we have to ask you: please no loud music or loud conversations in the gestroom.
No pets, no smoking, no drug no parties!
Nous avons passé un très bon séjour. La chambre est idéalement située près du quartier rouge et du centre, très calme et confortable. Mirjam a été très accueillante et parle d'ailleurs très bien français! Je recommande!
Mirjam nous a reçu chaleureusement. Indécis , le premier jour sur nos projets, Mirjam lui a gentillement proposé de nombreuses suggestions.
Mirjam ensured that we were met earlier in the day by a neighbor in her absence. That was very helpful to leave some luggage touring Amsterdam earlier in the day before the room was ready. She greeted us warmly and made sure we were settled in later in the day. The room was amply supplied with towels, bathrobes. Very clean and airy. Be ready for Dutch stairs though!
We had a great time at Mirjam's place! Although we didn't meet her, we had the pleasure to be hosted by her neighbour Desire. The place is as shown in photos, and the location is the best you can ask for!
Mirjam is a lovely lady who immediately got in touch with me, after I made my booking and gave me some very useful information about Amsterdam and how to get to her place. It was very easy to find too, a few minute walk to Central Station. She was also very welcoming. As a lot of houses in Amsterdam, Mirjam's flat is very narrow, on the second floor in a walk up building. So if you have heavy luggage, realise it won't be easy to carry your luggage up the narrow staircase. I stayed in the room with my 2 teenager daughters, so when the couch is converted to a bed, there is not much room to move about. The coffee/tea facility is a nice addition and the coffee of very decent quality. We encounter extremely hot weather that night, and could not leave the window open because of the noise, so quiet the room is only when you keep the windows shut. I cannot compare with other places in Amsterdam, but I found that the price is very high for just a room of that size, the quality of the shower facility (decent but not great) and the location, right next to the Red light district.
Hi Sylvie , Thanks for your comment. I remember there was a Beach vollyeball tournament in the city and therefore a lot of partynoise from Damsquare and Nieuwmarkt. I am sorry for that.
About the price: I realize that many hosts in France don't have to follow certain gouvernmental rules, like we have in Amsterdam. we are not allowed not rent our place if we are not registrated officially. Most rooms in the neighborhood have higher prices and Airbnb 's price indicator gives also a much higher price than I ask. I think my price is reasonable because this is not black money and therefore I have to pay:3% Airbnb service costs, 6% VAT and 36% income taxes. I realize that Airbnb charges you 12% servicecosts and 5% Tourist tax, that's why the price is so high! I'm sorry for that!
Thanks for being my guest .
About the Host, Mirjam
I'm a designer of exhibitions and graphic designer. I like my work, and also like visiting cities or nature: hiking and biking, reading and movies, I love all kind of music, from Rock, Blues and Jazz to Bach. You can talk to me in English, German, French and Dutch. Together with host Mieke, I run the Amsterdam Community Group Hospitality in Amsterdam.