About this listing
If you feel excited to have all Amsterdam has to offer you nearby, but prefer a calm and comfortable place to sleep in the centre, then I'd be more than happy to welcome you as my guest!
Travel happy and relaxed!
New bookings can make use of the WIFI connected terminal in their room to easily check the sites of touristic hotspots and to navigate easily in Amsterdam! And, of course, there's plenty on paper to make your plans....
Make yourself at ease! You will stay at my old Amsterdam house, SHARED with me, in one of the popular areas of Amsterdam and have your own sleeping room with comfortable electric adjustable double boxspring. Feel free to watch a movie at night from the bed before going to sleep and make yourself a coffee or tea if you like. My house has a separate toilet and modern bathroom with rain shower. It’s all not too big, but modern and clean. No need to bring towels or soap, they are already here for you! Best thing in my house is the balcony (becoming a green garden :-)) at the south side of the house, that catches sun from early morning, and a perfect breakfast place (or have it in one of the nearby coffee places).
Plenty of oranges are usually on stock in the kitchen and free to take, so go for a homemade healthy fresh orange juice or smoothy for breakfast or anytime you like!
Newcomer in Amsterdam? I’d be happy to help you on your way. But just to give you an impression of approximate distances and the hotspots you can just walk:
- A 5 minute walk to the Albert Cuyp market, the Sarphati park
- A 10 minute walk to the 17th century Amsterdam canals and canal houses and boat tours, Heineken Experience or Amstel River
- A 15-20 minute walk to the Utrechtsestraat, Leidseplein, van Goghmuseum, Museum Square or Weesperzijde/Carre theatre area.
- 3 minutes to Bike rental, tram stop, supermarket and (arthouse) cinema Rialto
- Studentbars, music and art cafes (lunch, dinner and drinks at reasonable price) are just in the neighborhood of Albert Cuyp.
- 5 mins by tram from RAI conference centre (or walk it in 25 mins)
- Need information on tram lines, nices routes or places to go? Just ask!
- Traveling like a real Dutchman? Your key chain is an 'OV chip card'.for public transportation. Charge some credits and make low cost trips: easily cross Amsterdam or visit other cities.
South part of the center where my apartment is located is definitely at the ‘suitable side of Amsterdam’ to reach Schiphol Airport (6x per hour, total traveling time approx 30 minutes by public transport).
If this suits your preferences, I look very much forward to welcoming you!
*** IMPORTANT: My space can get booked within short time frame. To reserve the space for yourself, confirm this with a payment. To avoid disappointment I recommend checking your airbnb inbox shortly after sending your message to me. At Amsterdam daytime, generally expect my reply to your message within 1 hour or less. Thank you so much and have a wonderful (holi)day in Amsterdam!!!***
Just to make all have a convenient stay here:
- My house is a non-smoking area (but outside is fine of course)
- My house is not suitable to bring pets
- I trust all to respect my neighbours and their sleeping hours (as old Amsterdam houses are no fully isolated music studios unfortunately). So keep it quiet at late night and take your shoes off.
- My house is not suitable for disabled as it has, for Amsterdam perspectives, a very doable staircase, but no elevator
- No joints, no marijuana, no paddo's, no pink elephants or simply...no drugs (only allowed in coffee shops)
- Clean the kitchen after use (leave it as you found it)
- Weekend check in can be flexible (please inform me about your expected arrival time)
-My location offers a place for only 2 guests and I receive oftentimes inquiries for overlapping dates: Of course unless agreed otherwise, the space is reserved for you after booking completion.
Renske was very professional and greeted us warmly. Her place is located in the De Pijp, which is close to the Old District but far enough away, it slow down a bit. Great location! We found parking right outside, it may not always be accessible but I constantly saw open spots all over. Renske greeted us with tea, oriented us to the town and showed us the place. It is a very stylish and fashionable apartment. The place is very clean, great bathroom and an amazing little balcony (have tea their in the morning). Great stay!
Renske was a really nice host!!
The apartment was as beautiful as described :)
We went to renske's house for 3 days. The apartment is similar to the pictures. Clean with many flowers on the balcony. Renske is a very good host
She was very nice and gave us many information about the city. Her house is located in a very quiet and nice area near many shops and restaurants, a nice market and a big park . It was very easy to come from the train station with a direct tram in 15 min. For all this reasons I recommend her apartment.
Renske hat uns sehr freundlich, zuvorkommend und offen empfangen. Unser kleines Zimmer entsprach genau der Beschreibung und ist - wie die übrige Wohnung - sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet. Wir haben in diesem ruhigen Quartier sehr gut geschlafen.
Renske erkundigte sich nach unseren Plänen und gab ihrerseits Tipps für Ausflüge, Besichtigungen und günstige, aber gemütliche Verpflegungsmöglichkeiten. War sie vor oder nach ihrer Arbeit zu Hause, durften wir sie immer um Ratschläge bitten und sie war jederzeit sehr hilfsbereit, aber niemals aufdringlich.
Wir haben die Zeit in Amsterdam und in Renske's Wohnung sehr genossen und können sie wärmstens weiterempfehlen. Sollten wir wieder einmal nach Amsterdam kommen, werden wir bestimmt bei Renske nach einer Übernachtungsmöglich fragen.
Renske made us feel really welcome, giving us a tour of the appartment, a treasure map for great places to see in Amsterdam, and some delicious French orange juice. She also really helped us out when we missed our tram to the airport! The appartment is just as pictured, plus there's remote controlled beds! The neighbourhood is also great. There's lines of shops and restaurants as far as the eye can see, plus the museums, markets and park are very nearby. I would definitely recommend it :)
Sono stata ospite di Renske con un'amica, la nostra prima volta ad Amsterdam. Siamo state accolte con calore e la nostra host ci ha fornito informazioni utili sulla città e sul quartiere, suggerendoci gli obiettivi sui quali concentrare le nostre energie nel poco tempo a disposizione.
De Pijp è un quartiere non centralissimo (10 minuti in tram dalla stazione centrale) ma vitale, lontano da quelle che Renske ha definito "trappole per turisti". Nei pressi dell'appartamento ci sono bar e ristoranti molto frequentati ma mai sguaiati o equivoci.
L'appartamento è delizioso: pulito, arredato con gusto e dotato di ogni comodità. Siamo rimaste impressionate dalle caratteristiche scale quasi verticali che portano all'appartamento e dalla comodità del letto. Esperienza molto positiva e totalmente consigliata!
Renske was a delightful hostess, making our brief stay in Amsterdam quite nice. Her warm and inviting personality was charming. The quaint apartment is up a steep, narrow set of stairs that she navigates with ease, even while carrying our luggage, though we found a bit intimidating. Inside, her home is clean, bright and inviting. All areas except the bedroom are shared spaces, which could have been awkward, but Renske was very accommodating. The shower room is separate from a quite small toilet area which helps accommodate multiple guests. The bedroom was filled wall-to-wall with a comfortable, adjustable bed and just enough floor space for our luggage and a bit of maneuvering. Her space is a 5 minute walk to several tram lines (number 4 was quite convenient to reach old town and Central Station) and we found a delightful little bakery worth visiting.
About the Host, Renske
Just a little bit about the 'why joining the airbnb hosting community':
It was a year ago, I urgently needed a place to stay in NY at the time all hotels seemed full, that I used Airbnb for the first time. Never expected but so amazing!! I had a wonderful host there. So much better than a hotel!
Now, a year after, I have the luck to own a fantastic place to live in Amsterdam, which I am ready to share. Being the finishing touch of your city trip will be a honour and my pleasure, and I will do my very best for that. And proof that Airbnb is just a better alternative to stay. Looking forward to learn to know travelers from all over the world!