You will not expect this!
In the popular area Old-West, parallel to the shoppingstreet de Kinkerstraat and close to the Vondelpark and the entertaining Leidse Square, you can find my appartment of approximately 66m2, with a good balcony towards the south, on the second floor.
I bought this apartment and decided to completely rebuild it. I had a couple of specific wishes, like a brick texture wall, a kitchen made of concrete and the extremely heavy metal bathroom door. It took some effort but every piece of furniture has a special story. I transformed a simple apartment into a New York style loft. The urban, metrostyle combined with old family treasures and secondhand furniture found in thriftstores and on the Internet, makes it a special and intimate home.
For your use there is wifi, cable tv and of course central heating.
Parking is possible in the street, but local parking prices are due.
I am clean and take good care of my beloved home. Though, also for you if you would rent my house; good people receive a good treatment!
Just around the corner there is a very long
"shopping" street the "Kinkerstraat" for all your daily needs and more, where you can find a 6-days a week open air
"ten kate" market, also known as a farmers market.
The Hema, a famous big Dutch department store,
boutiques, coffeeshops, restaurants, lunchrooms, bookstores,
a 7-days-a-week-open supermarket, dry cleaner, or a laundry service a cross the street, next to the drugstore/pharmacy,
And a Internet cafe on the corner,
in case you decide to leave your laptop home too ;p
My apartment is only 20 min. from the airport or central station,
The tram and nightbus stop (7&17 tram and the 353 nightbus)
is only a few steps from my house.
Main attractions like the Leidseplein, Museumplein (a square, where all are big museums are located), Vondelpark or the grachtengordel (canals) and it's little 9 streets,
are no more than 10,15, or 20 min. away.
Tram no. 7 will take you to leidseplein with loads of restaurants, bars, and the Leidsestraat "shopping street".
The Leidsestraat leads you to the floating flower market
and the Kalkverstraat, downtown shopping area.
Tram no. 17 will take you into town to the Dam square (and it's monument) and Central Station.
To the Museum plein get on tram no.7 ( direction flevopark)
or tram no.17 (direction Central station). Get off the 2nd stop (Kinkerstraat/Bilderdijkstraat), and take tram no.12 ( direction Amstel station) or tram no.3 (direction Muiderpoort station) it's as everything, very close by.
For the people that can't sleep, the 353 nightbus runs all night
and stops at the same tramstop, takes you straight into town, Leidseplein,
city centre and central station
non will take longer then 5, 10 or 15 minutes ride.
I am sure you will have a pleasant time!
No smoking inside
We went to visit Amsterdam as a birthday surprise and we were very much delighted with the accommodation and location of the apartment it was easy to access the main area but was just enough out to enjoy the peace and quiet. The apartment was very comfortable and had everything you need the design and layout was beautiful and we will be returning in the future : ) highly recommended.
Der Aufenthalt in Marijkes Wohnung war zauberhaft. Die Lage ist top, die Wohnung ist stylisch eingerichtet, alles was man benötigt ist vorhanden (auch Handtücher und Föhn). Die Organisation von Check-In und Check-Out funktionierte einwandfrei.
Alles in Allem tiptop. Danke Marijke&Lara! :)
We both had a great stay in Amsterdam! Marijke's apartment is really nice and comfortable. It is also in a great location, within 20 mins walking distance of the main centre of Amsterdam or less than 5 mins to the tram into town. We did not get a chance to meet Marijke but her friend Lara who gave us the keys was very friendly and helpful. We would definitely recommend the apartment as a great place to stay for friends staying in Amsterdam in the future.
Tolles Apartement! Wir hatten wunderschöne Tage in Amsterdam - Marijkes Apartment ist großartig. Lage ist super, zu Fuß in die Stadt, die neuen "Foodhallen" sind direkt ums Eck, Supermarkt dirket vor der Türe, alles was man braucht! Check-In und -out hat problemlos funktioniert.
Vielen Dank für den schönen Aufenthalt und auch die tollen Amsterdam Tipps!!
The loft is exactly like the pictures, nice and cozy, but it is especially convenient for the center; is 2 min walk from the tram 17 and always nearby there is a market to stock up on everything you need. The welcome was also very warm even though we could not know Marijke, but we were still very happy. In summary, thumbs up !
The owner was not there, so we didnt get to meet her, but communication was very fluid at all times.
She left in charge a couple of friends, which, never came to meet us, even though we agreed a day before time of arrival, and, after finally being able to call them (they didnt pick up the first couple of tries) he came 15 minutes after the call.
It was snowing, freezing cold, pregnant wife, and, worst of all, i only had 30 hours in Amsterdam, so, every minute counted.
We ended up coming in the apartment 1 hour after agreed, so i was kind of angry.
Apart from that, he was nice and gave us everything we needed for our stay.
The apartment is nice, though it could use a deep cleaning, specially rugs and couch. Shower does not have a light, so you kind of shower in the dark.
Decor is very nice, kind of industrial, pictures describe it perfectly.
Location is pretty good too, nice area with lots of shops around, and a tram a couple blocks away.
Internet comes and goes as it please, so dont rent this if you need to work or you must use wi fi at all times.
Other than that, pretty good apartment.
Marijke was great and her apartment was an awesome place to stay in Amsterdam. It is close by the metro and a close walk from markets, bars, restaurants, and coffee shops.
We are Marijke Vos and Lars van Overbeek. We are an open and friendly couple from Amsterdam. Marijke is a writer and Lars is an Art director for movies.