Vintage Hip Westerpark near Jordaan

Apartment - Private room · Van Bossestraat, Amsterdam, North Holland 1051, Netherlands
Jeroen

Cozy and vintage. Friendly and helpful host. Free coffee and tea in your room. Quiet neighbourhood, low speed traffic. Public transport around the corner. Free and fast WiFi. Near city centre. Van Gogh museum only 11 minutes by tram no.3.

Your host, Jeroen
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Cozy and vintage. Friendly and helpful host. Free coffee and tea in your room. Quiet neighbourhood, low speed traffic. Public transport around the corner. Free and fast WiFi. Near city centre. Van Gogh museum only 11 minutes by tram no.3.

The Space

FREE COFFEE & TEA, free & fast WiFi, free CITY MAP to 38 MUSEUMS, Vintage & Cozy, and lots more.

This private room (13 m2), with ensuite bathroom (shared toilet and shower, only with the host) is ideally suited to the culture-loving traveller near Jordaan and City centre (15 min. walk!) and only a five minute walk to the Westergasfabriek.

Double bed (140 x 200) - bedsofa (high quality mattress + extra firm cover mattress)
Is suitable for two persons, max. 2x 90kg.

It is a simply furnished room where you can read a (e-)book or use your WiFi device. Located on a quiet interior street with hardly no traffic (low speed area). Free & Fast WiFi.

- Watercooker: make your own coffee and/or tee
- Laundry service (pay a fee)
- Safe: Fire alarm in hallway
- Left luggage after check-out service (free)

Semi-long stays: I also accept bookings for several weeks till a maximum of 4 weeks.

Hope to welcome you soon in Amsterdam!

Guest Access

I only book people that are travelling solo or together like couples, friends and family (max. 2). So no strangers in your booked room. The 'open kitchen' is situated in my private space, thé other room. So sorry, no use of the kitchen; In your room is a watercooker, free coffee and tea.

Interaction with Guests

This is a bedroom in a small two room apartment (42 m2). I live in the main room at the back. Your room is at the front. Only the bathroom can be locked, so it is based on trust. There is no pass-through. Your privacy is guaranteed.

The Neighborhood

Westerpark is residential area with plenty of café's, bars, small restaurants, shops, cinema, galeries, park. A 10 minute walk to 'De Jordaan' and/or City Centre (20 min).

Getting around

Bus no.21 is 150m away and brings you to the Jordaan, Haarlemmerplein and Central Station.
Tram no.10 goes all the way to East Amsterdam and passes Leidseplein, Museum square (Rijksmuseum entrance), Heineken experience, Artis Zoo, Tram no. 3 takes you to Van Gogh, Stedelijke, Museumplein, Vondelpark, Sarphatiepark.

At arrival I can give you your first directions where to find a good and payable meal and sit and enjoy it with the locals. Additional I can give you information of renting bikes (the best way to travel in Amsterdam).

Personal guided tour: 2,5 hours by bike through Amsterdam, €30,- (exclusive bike rental).

Other Things to Note

Check-in is after 15:00 pm untill 22:00 pm.Please notify host 48 hrs. prior to your arrival.

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 0.5
Beds: 2
Extra people: $29 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $396 /week
Monthly Price: $1387 /month
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Moderate

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  • Jeroen's place was cozy, located in a calm neighborhood. The Amsterdam center is only a few minutes away by bus but reachable by bike too.
    In the absence of Jeroen, Jeffrey hosted us very kindly.
    Recommended!

    May 2014
  • Normally I give the host the benefit of the doubt. In fact I originally left a positive review as the place was nice, and our brief interactions with the host were (I thought) pleasant. However, when the host reviewed me, he accused me of being uncomfortable with being around a gay community, which is ridiculous! I only met the host twice, once when entering the premises for the first time, and once to let him know we were leaving. To be clear: we did not have a single conversation about my experience in Amsterdam, or my opinion on the gay friendly community. I don't understand where the accusations come from and they're extremely offensive. I live in San Francisco (one of the most openly gay communities in the world) so this accusation is absolutely offensive and unfounded.

    I've contacted the host to ask for clarification, but he has failed to respond.

    The host also accused me of not being tidy in the bathroom because I left my toiletries in the shower during my stay, but if that's his idea of untidy, then so be it. He also never let me know he thought I was untidy, so it's not like I could have adjusted my behavior.

    Airbnb is a great community and I love using it when I travel.... but I'm not sure I can suggest staying here considering the offensive and false accusations of homophobia. I guess if you want to be unfairly judged and offended, feel free to book.

    Also the photos do not depict the actual place you are getting, and the noise level in the location is unbearable. Every time someone enters the premise you will hear the footsteps so take that inconsideration.

    April 2014
    Jeroen
    Response from Jeroen:

    I, the owner (Jeroen) double checked this story with the host onsite: Jeffrey. He is sticking to his side of the story that communication with Ricky and his friend was unfriendly and "cold". Twice he had tried to have a conversation with them. Ricky's response seems very emotional, as we only had got the impression that he was not that comfortable with the gay-friendly city of Amsterdam. Jeffrey had requested them to dry the tiles in the bathroom, which they repeatedly dit not do. Sometimes it just does not 'click' between a host and guest. Very regretful, but as this is my host on site his home, I have to protect his privacy and that guest take notice to a view simple houserules. Please also read reviews from other guests. Best regards, Jeroen

    April 2014
  • Jeroen's apartment is a very convenient choice as it is located quite close to the canal area of Amsterdam. It's only 5 minute walk from the nearest bus stop, which connects to Amsterdam Centraal. Jeroen provides a cosy room with a queen sized bed, at an affordable rate with which you probably only manage to rent a hostel bunk bed elsewhere. There are some house rules to adhere to but I think they are fair.
    As Jeroen was away during my stay, his friend Jeffrey had become my host and he had been friendly and helpful in carrying my luggage and advising on directions. Overall, I think it is a good choice of stay if you are going to Amsterdam.

    April 2014
  • The room is confortable and well located near the city center, especially to Jordaan district, my favourite. The flat is clean and located in a silent and peaceful neighborhood. The host has been fairly clear about the tight house rules so not get misunderstood.

    April 2014
  • We had a very pleasant stay at Vintage Hip Westerpark. The area is quite and calm and a few minutes bike from Dam, the very heart of Amsterdam. Jeroen's place is nice and cosy.

    April 2014
  • nice room, good place and great hospitality...

    March 2014
  • Excellent apartment, the host is very nice and lets you free tea and coffee in your room. Very pleasant place.

    November 2013
  • Great host and nice place!
    I stayed 3 nights at Jeroen's place and I can definitely recommend it! Jeroen is very friendly and a great host. He puts a lot of effort into making your stay as comfortable as possible. Since he knew I was in Amsterdam for the marathon he had saved the newspaper articles about it for me, which was very sweet. He is also happy to give you suggestions about the city and practical things. He is very nice to talk to but I could also have my privacy and relax in my cozy room.
    The colorful sheets together with the nice furniture and decoration give the room a great character. The room and the bathroom were very clean. The water-cooker and coffe/tea in the room were great and I could even use his hair-dryer since I had forgotten mine. The bed has a nice and firm mattress.
    The place is located in a quiet and save neighborhood and a bus towards the central station or metro station is 1 minute walk away and super easy to find with his description.
    I can totally recommend it to everyone looking for a nice room in a quiet area with a friendly host! I'm glad I stayed there!
    Dank je wel, Jeroen!

    October 2013
  • Freddie and I had an amazing stay at jeroen's place. The apartment is located a stone's throw away from jordaan area where there are so many great bars, cafes and restaurants. The area is safe and quiet, but close enough to walk to many sites (ie rijksmuseum in about half an hour etc)The room is spacious and comfortable- the bed was really comfy and the shower facilities clean and good quality. The place feels very private too. Although we were late arriving Jeroen still briefed us on places to go and was friendly. I would recommend room to friends!

    October 2013
  • I was in Jeroen apartment for for nights during October 2013. My overall experience was ok. The place is located approximately one hour walking from the DAM, 40 minutes with the busses (you need to take it two), and is about 200 m out (on the west side) from the Amsterdam map the owner is providing you. In the room you have two davenports, a little bedside table, a fauteuil, a closet which is useless since is completely full of things. There are no chairs and no tables. Most of the things are old and do not really give you a good feeling when you enter in the room. You are not allowed to use the kitchen, not even to make you a coffee in the morning. The owner is very respectful of my privacy, however, not particularly useful or attentive (as usually is when you use Airbnb). The place is safe and located in a nice area. I would recommend it to anyone traveling for a short period of time, however, based on my experience you can find something more convenient.

    October 2013
    Jeroen
    Response from Jeroen:

    Walking to the Dam is approx. 30 minutes. This can be verified on any GPS map. Travelling by bus in Amsterdam is not the preferred transport. I advise walking, bike, scooter or tram. But communication with Wanna was difficult, as she hardly spoke or understood English.
    The Chinese cabinet has empty space and at least one free shelf for your stuff. But most guests (99%) do not use this as they leave stuff in their suitcases/bags.
    This is a two-room apartment and that is why use of kitchen can not be shared as then I have no privacy at all (open kitchen). There is a watercooker and free coffee and tee in the private room.
    Old furniture is not completely true. The bedsofa and boxspring bed are from Ikea. The other items can be seen as 'vintage'. If you do not like this, then maybe this is not your 'cup of tee'.
    Not attentive? I spent about 5 emails or more with Wanna to help her with her transportation from the Airport to my place, which is not difficult. The Netherlands is a very organized country and you can not miss the directions to Amsterdam... Furthermore I carried her suitcase upstairs and also helped when leaving. I am not a travel agent or hotel; If you are expecting this, then better to book elsewhere.

    October 2013
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Artlover, drawing with conté conte crayons, painting, biking in Amsterdam, outdoors, cinema, café solo, books and quality newspapers. I believe in the sharing community. Looking forward to meet you! Jeroen
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