About this listing
My 1st-floor apartment is a clean, quiet and comfortable place, it's ideal startingpoint to explore the city. It's situated just around the corner from the wonderful Vondelpark, Amsterdam's largest city park. The Leidseplein is also very near.
The living room is a sunny space with large windows and a balcony overlooking the Overtoom. There is a comfortable sofa, dining table, and digitalTV, DVDplayer, CDplayer, Ipod docking station. You have full access to wireless internet.
The kitchen is built in American Kitchen-style and fully kitted out with a microwave, oven, gas hob, toaster, Nespressomachine and a brand new dishwasher.
In the spacious Master bedroom in the back of the apartment you'll find a comfortable, soft double/king size bed (extra long), wash basin, and a small desk. The room has large windows that overlook the neighbours' pretty gardens.
The second bedroom is in the front of the house and also has a queen size bed. I have a baby cot available.
There is a modern bathroom with shower, large wash basin and toilet. The bathroom has comfortable underfloor heating. You'll find a second toilet in a separate room in the corridor. The corridor has a wardrobe where you can easily store your luggage. Bedlinen and towels will be provided. Washing machine/ iron/ ironing board/ hairdryer are all available for use.
You will be having access to your own apartment in the centre of Amsterdam, no shared bedrooms, no shared bathrooms or shared kitchen. The apartment is at the first floor.
Interaction with guests
I'll be around the house for any questions or assistence and in the apartment you'll find a map with information on the area (things to do, things for childeren, shops, tips for nightlife, bars, restaurants, rental bikes, et cetera).
The neighbourhood Oud West is very laid back. There are heaps of nice shops and the best coffee shop in town is just around the block (de Koffiesalon).
There are lots and lots of nice restaurants and bars in the neighbourhood and your host Jessie, who had a restaurant for years, will be very happy to give you advice or directions. If you prefer to stay in, the supermarket is almost next door and open till 22pm (Sundays 10am-20pm). There are several organic shops in the area, as well as designershops, a toy store, bookshops, a beertasting bar, an enormous travelbook store and a lot more that will capture your interest.
Across the street you can rent bikes, carrier bikes and scooters at Mac Bike. And very conveniently, the public transport stop is right on the doorstep of Museum Suite.
Public transport is easy in Amsterdam: there are tram stops all around you wich makes the city easy accessible. The airport is only a short train ride away, or even better, use bus 197, straight from the airport to the Leidesplein (Leidse square) in a little over 30 minutes for a very fair deal!
Other things to note
Location: you'll find this renovated 65 m2 apartment in a typical Amsterdam building. The Museum Quarter of Amsterdam (The Van Goghmuseum, the recently re-opened Museum for Modern Art (Stedelijk Museum), and the Rijksmuseum) can be reached within 10 minutes walk.
The Leidse Square area, famous for its bars and cafes, the city theatre (Stadsschouwburg), cinemas, heaps of restaurants and nightlife is only a 5-minute stroll from the apartment. From the Leidse Square the Leidse Street takes you to all the big brand shops. The apartment is in a relaxed and quiet area, so it's a great place to escape the crowds. It's very easy to reach the apartment, and it's within walking (and cycling) distance to the heart of the city.
The Museum Suite is a non smoking apartment, although you are allowed to smoke outside on the balcony.
The apartment is not suitable for parties, no loud music and no invites without my consent. I am looking for considerate guests. Please consider the neighbours. Minimum stay of 7 nights.
I ve had a restaurant for years, and so I love food & wine and I like to cook myself. Besides food I'm crazy about film and documentaries, specially on when the subject food ;-). I simply love to go to the cinema, but I go to the theatre as well.
I've been traveling throughout Europe, (France, Spain, Italy, England, Ireland) but also South Africa, Australia, Thailand, Indonesia et cetera. My wish is to visit South America. And to explore Mongolia, seems a fascinating and pristine country to me.
I sincerely want to make your stay as pleasant as possible, so please let me know what you need. Ofcourse I also want to give you your privacy, so if you don't call me I won't be bothering you.