Stylish Stay at A-Location Old-West

Apartment - Private room · De Clercqstraat, Amsterdam, North Holland 1052, Netherlands

The Space

Dear guest, please make sure you read the whole description. This is a private room and not a whole apartment. Of course you can use the whole apartment, but apart from the private room, you will share it with me :-).

THE ROOM:
I let a private room which is at the top floor (4th) of the apartment and measures 180 square foot (or 16.5 square meters). The beautiful thing about the room is that it still shows authentic style details from the 1900 era (see pictures). Furthermore:
- Double bed
- Lit jumeaux (XXL cover on the bed)
-,Two separate covers available on request
- Enough space for your suitcases to be out of sight
- Built-in closet for hanging clothes
- Extra closet for other clothes and private ownings
- Blinding rollers
- Wifi

On the same floor you will find:
- Private restroom
- Nice bathroom with large walk-in rain shower (hairdryer and towels are available, so you can leave these at home)
- Big bath
- Private sink
- Washer and dryer available

On the third floor there is a fully equipped kitchen which you can use at any time, no problem. You will even have your own fridge. If you would like to have a private breakfast, lunch or dinner, just let me know, and I will make arrangements not to be there. The lounge or living room is huge (at least for local standards) and can also be used at any time. It has a large wide screen television for your entertainment.

THE APARTMENT:
The building was built in 1902 and nowadays is a municipal monument. I bought the apartment in 2009 and had it fully rebuilt from the inside to contemporary standards. The total apartment measurers 1,600 square feet or 150 square meters. On the roof there is a terrace that measures 650 square feet or 60 square meters. It is not completely finished yet, but can be accessed on request. The apartment does not have the typical Amsterdam small and narrow staircases.

Note: I do live in the same apartment. Therefore, apart from the private room, we will share the place.

THE LOCATION:
Right on the edge of Amsterdam Old-West. This means that it's a 5 minutes’ walk to Jordaan District, one of the hot spots of Amsterdam. Anne Frank House is only 10 minutes away and Dam Square only 15 (all by foot). Furthermore Leidseplein Entertainment Area is a 12 minutes’ walk.

Right in front of the apartment there are 4 tram lines that take you to all sights in the city. Direct lines will take you to for example:
- Artis Zoo
- Museum District with Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum or the recently re-opened Municipal Museum of modern art
- Albert Cuyp Market
- Red Light District
- Rembrandtplein Entertainment Area
- Dam Square
- Anne Frank House
- Vondelpark
- Several theatres

Within a range of 150 meters there is a supermarket, Turkish bakery and a fresh fruit and vegetables stand. Bike rental is less than 2 minutes away and of course travelling by bike is the Amsterdam way! You should try this at least once.

THE BREAKFAST:
In principle I do not serve breakfast. However, on your request I can arrange one at an extra charge of 8 euro per person. On the other hand, the Old-West area is the new and upcoming district in Amsterdam with lots of restaurants and bars. Most of them serve breakfast too. I would specifically recommend Café Louter, Du Cap and Bagels & Beans, all within a 2 minutes walk, for a very nice but affordable meal (see pictures, and search for their websites for the most recent menus).

THE PARKING:
In the Old-West area there is usually enough space to park your car (street parking).The rates are rather high though (3 euro an hour or 27 euro for a full day). There are some great alternatives however. There is an option to park your car in one of the transferia right off the highway for only 8 euros a day, including two return tram tickets to the center. Feel free to contact me for some extra information about this option.

WHO AM I?:
Well, I am Bob and I will be your host during your stay in Amsterdam. I will try to make your stay as comfortable as possible. I know the city very well, so if you have questions or requests, do not hesitate to ask me. I can arrange a public transport card for you for the first 24 hours or longer. Just let me know before your arrival. I speak Dutch, English and German. My French is a little bit rusty however. Besides me, my fat black cat Fritz lives in the apartment. Of course I will keep him out of the private room at all times.

Smoking is allowed on one of the balconies.

Because the apartment is on the third and fourth floor and no elevator is available, it is not accesssible for wheelchairs.

What do I ask from you?:
That's easy, just be a good guest and act like it's your home. Bring your good mood too, it's a friendly city.

I am looking forward to hosting you!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Cleaning Fee: $21
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Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

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  • Bob was an ideal host, helpful when needed, very considerate, and really generous when it came to answering questions and providing suggestions for places to see and how to get there.
    The accommodations were impeccably clean and the apartment most attractive. It is also well located in terms of good public transportation to local sights.
    For a single person or a couple, this is an excellent choice when visiting Amsterdam. I enjoyed my stay very much.

    April 2014
  • Bob was very welcoming and respectful. He gave us great advise to make our trip sucessful and comfortable. His place is amazing and very peaceful very closed to the city center. We do recommand to anyone who would like to visit Amsterdam in great condition.

    March 2014
  • My girlfriend and I stayed with Bob in his lovely apartment for a few days during March.

    The apartment was super clean with everything you need, and in a great location in Amsterdam.

    Bob is a fantastic host and does everything he can to make sure your stay is as comfortable as possible. Bob's cat Fritz is also on hand to make sure your every need as attended to!

    All in all, a wonderful stay in an awesome city. I would recommend Bob's apartment to everyone.

    March 2014
  • Bob is a great guy, a fantastic host and his apartment is amazing. We definitely have to visit him again as soon as he has finished his rooftop terrace ;)! Bob took his time to share his knowledge about Amsterdam and we had a great and funny evening chat – thanks again! We can definitely recommend this place.

    March 2014
  • Our stay in Amsterdam was great - a nice city with a lot to see and explore.
    Bob was very helpful and his flat is comfortable and near all places to see. He was friendly and reliable. The cat was entertaining, too.
    We would visite Amsterdam again und can recommend this bnb.

    March 2014
  • it was great experience staying Bob's place. i could feel how Bob prepares for visitors. He was kind and very helpful and the place was beautiful! 1min from Trem so you can go anywhere easily.

    March 2014
  • Me and my girlfriend have had a wonderful time at Bob's Apartment. He is a very nice, relaxed and helpful host. We definitely felt like we were welcome at Bob's.

    We wanted to go out for dinner in the evening and Bob recommended a great restaurant and even ordered a table for us on the phone. That's what I call a great host.

    The apartment is absolutely beautiful and just like in the pictures!
    Furthermore the apartment is very clean and you can definitely feel like home there.

    So all in all I can definitely recommend Bob and his apartment to anybody!
    Thanks Bob!
    Andreas

    P.S. The cat Fritz is the coolest guy ever

    March 2014
  • Bob is a fantastic and friendly host. He immediately managed to make us feel like at home, and so did Fritz, the Cat!
    Un hôte d'une grande gentillesse, qui nous a bien conseillé pour nos visites et nos déplacements dans Amsterdam. Il nous a vraiment fait partager son très bel appartement, particulièrement bien situé et exposé.

    February 2014
  • good host
    good apartment
    good cat
    just perfect

    February 2014
  • We had a wonderful time staying with Bob. He was a great host, laid back, welcoming and friendly. We had some very enjoyable and amusing chats in the evenings. The apartment is very stylish and spacious with a particularly beautiful bathroom. It's also very well located right on the edge of the historic and charming Jordaan neighborhood and well connected with a five minute tram ride from the museumplein. The guest room was very comfortable. All this and Fritz the cat too! Highly recommended!

    February 2014
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Dear guest, Here's something about myself. I am a 41 year old sales professional from Amsterdam with an interest in almost everything I don't know (and that includes you as a guest). I will do my utmost to make your stay as comfortable as possible. In my private time I row and create music. Because of my love for films, I have a collection of movies you might want to watch during your stay. And as soon as my boat is fixed again, I promise I will take you out on a boat trip through the canals (provided, it's not raining). I love sports, but due to a double knee operation I am not able to do a lot myself anymore. Best, Bob
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