About this listing
In one of the nicest (prize-winning!) streets in Amsterdam, built in the Amsterdam School style, a newly renovated two bedroom apartment on third and fourth (top) floor.
A spacious living room with build-in kitchen. One bathroom on fourth floor with bath, separate shower, toilet and one sink (not as shown in floor map); a toilet on third floor. A balcony adjacent to kitchen and another large balcony adjacent to your room.
The guest room has a double, comfortable, pull-out sofa. Whether one or two people are comfortable in a double bed is up to your personal preferences, of course.
You'll be sharing the bathroom and kitchen as well as the rest of the apartment with me and my cat. There are no other guests.
Your room with balcony is yours alone (unless my cat sneaks in). If my guests want to keep their privacy, no interaction is required.
Its style is a mixture of coziness and functionality.
Lots of books and dvd's, which you're invited to peruse, in multiple languages.
There's a separate working area in the living room, where you're welcome to work on my laptop, or use your own.
Microwave, juicer, dishwasher, hairdryer, iron, laptop, printer, scanner.
Cable TV (with HBO-channel) and dvd-player in bedroom.
Bed sheets, towels, shampoo and shower gel available.
Closet space and a small rod for hanging clothes.
Two bikes available; you don't need to pay rent to use them, but you'll have to sign an agreement that you will return them.
A 10 minutes walk from Amsterdam-Amstel railway station
a 3 minutes walk from the nearest underground stop.
From there a 7 minute ride to city center and
a 12 minute ride to Central Station.
The airport can be reached within half an hour.
Just a few stops from RAI convention centre.
By tram the Leidseplein, the main musea and the city center are 20 minutes away. By bike less than 15 minutes.
The night bus is situated just around the corner.
I have two public transportation cards for within Amsterdam which you can use. You have to recharge them yourself; still, it's much cheaper to travel that way.
Walking distance from two gorgeous parks, from the Artis Zoo, the flea-market, and the Portuguese Synagogue.
Grocery around the corner, and lots of other shops also within walking distance.
Plenty of pubs and restaurants, some good, some better, can be found close by. Canvas and Trouw, very popular clubs, are just around the corner.
Quiet multicultural neighborhood.
Please note, if you're allergic to cats, it is not advisable to book. I have a cat, and she's very friendly and nice, but she is a cat.
You're invited to use my kitchen, just note it's strictly vegetarian (and is, by the way, also dairy kosher, if you're interested).
If you borrow one of my bikes, you'll have to replace it if lost or stolen.
Parties are fun, but please, not in my house.
Please don't eat, drink or smoke in bedrooms.
!!!Please be quiet on your way up to my apartment and while going down. Don't slam the front door, no loud talking while climbing/descending the stairs, bring your suitcases up/down quietly!!!
This is extremely important, as I promised my neighbors my hosting via Airbnb will not affect them negatively.
That's it. On the whole, I'll enjoy having you here if you enjoy staying here!
Judith hat uns sehr nett Willkommen geheißen und alles super vorbereitet, damit wir uns bestmöglichst in ihrer Wohnung und in Amsterdam zurechtfinden konnten.
Die Wohnung ist sehr liebevoll und passend eingerichtet und außerdem super gelegen. Wir waren sowohl mit der Bahn als auch zu Fuß und mit den Fahrrädern unterwegs, was alles perfekt geklappt hat!
Wir haben uns wie zu Hause gefühlt und auf dem großen Balkon auch mal selbst gekochtes Dinner gemacht :-)
Einzig die Katze hat uns etwas den Schlaf geraubt, da sie mehrmals in der Nacht ihren Platz wechseln wollte und unser Zimmer ihr als Durchgang gedient hat :P
We had a great experience! The room and the flat are very beautiful and tidy. The flat is very well located in a nice and calm neighbourhood. It is a short walk away from the public transport and a 10 min ride (or less) from the city centre. Judith is such a lovely host. She welcomed us very well and made us very comfortable in her house. She also gave us precious tips about the city and provided a lot of things to make our stay more pleasant. She provided transport cards, maps, bikes. She also allowed us to use the kitchen and its supplies and the washing machine. We couldn't have a better experience in Amsterdam! We are very thankful to Judith.
We had an absolutely fantastic time staying with Judith in Amsterdam. When we were arriving, the apartment was extremely easy to find. Judith was so welcoming and was an organised host who was always willing to assist if we needed anything. The apartment is lovely and you have all the comforts of home. The terrace adjoining with the bedroom is amazing and relaxing. The location is fantastic and having the bikes enriched the experience even more.
Welles is Judith's cat, and this was great as I missed my own cat so I was thrilled she was there. If you're not keen on cats, Welles keeps to herself and most of the time you won't know she's there. She can scratch on the door at night to come out to the terrace. We found it was best to just put a shoe in the door to hold it open just enough for her to squeeze through and we didn't hear her at all throughout the night.
We had an amazing time staying with Judith and were actually very sad to leave. If we return to Amsterdam, our first choice would be to stay with Judith again.
Judith was a very welcoming host and she was a cheerful person. Her apartment is pretty. She gave us her public transport cards and bikes. Also, she recommend to us where we travel in Amsterdam. I absolutely suggest Judith's home for staying.
Judith was a warm and welcoming host. She had a lot of good information to provide us with when we were planning excursions around the city. Her apartment is charming, and is in a wonderful location. We were able to walk 5 min and go grocery shopping at the AH, or jump on the Metro. Having daily access to bicycles made our trip even better! We would definitely stay here again.
Judith was a very welcoming host, and the listing was just as it appeared. The neighborhood was in a perfect location: close to everything but still in a quiet neighborhood. It was a huge help to be able to use Judith's bikes. My sister and I were able to get anywhere we needed to go via bikes or walking. I would definitely recommend others to stay here!
Beautiful apartment on a quiet street! The metro was only five minutes away so the location is really ideal for me, not noisy at all but still very close to the busy parts of Amsterdam. volkshotel is also nearby if you need to hail a taxi for whatever reason (maybe to the airport). Judith was such a lovely friendly host, and her cat Welles as well. :) The balcony in the bedroom is something I wish I had in my own home! I would recommend this place to anyone! The only thing is that the staircase to reach her apartment is quite narrow, as are all the stairs in Amsterdam, so be ready to sweat with your suitcase :)
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About the Host, Judith
I'm a mother of 4 grown-up sons.
Interested in music, literature and languages, as well as lots of other things. And, of course, people!
An information science major, currently unemployed.
I like to travel and ride my bike, but like to be home as well.
I find the experience of hosting via Airbnb a very satisfactory one. I enjoy making feel people at home, and making sure they have everything they need. Also, I feel proud to live in this wonderful city, and to share this enthusiasm with my guests. The opportunity to get to know people I wouldn't otherwise have encountered is a large extra bonus!
However, if my guests want to keep their privacy, no interaction is required.