About This Listing
Comfortabel apartment with amazing view over canal up to the old mill an eyecatcher. Comfortabel for 2 but also for 4to sleep. Openairmarket, quiet area, excellent public transport, walkable distance to old center. 15% under Aibnb's advice price.
This apartment is a nice self contained studio-apartment in a safe area. It's beautifully located with stunning views overlooking the Gardens, the Canal and the old Windmill' 'the Gooijer' which is the only left windmill in the city-centre. The Windmill is a tourist attraction and has its background into the 17th century. The mill is still working and turns several times a week.
The apartment is newly renovated, clean and tidy, entire private situated on the 1st floor (one stair up) of a historic Amsterdam canalhouse. There's no noise from the street since it is located on the Garden and Canal Side.Look what the guests are telling and you know almost everything.
The Windmillview-apartment is conveniently located with a tram stop just in front of the building that'll bring you to the DAM-square in 10 minutes and Anne Frankhouse. And the tramstop along the windmill connects you in 10 minutes to the MUSEUMQUARTER and entertainmentcentre: THE LEIDSE PLEIN.
The busstop near to the mill connects you to the CENTRAL STATION within a few minutes. After booking we 'l send you information about how to get there.
The apartment is surrounded by nice restaurants (Italian, Thai, Frence, Indonesian, Japanese, Chinees etc.) and the famous ale-brewery (Brouwerij 't IJ) is situated on the other side of the canal, just under the mill. STUDIO K, with juge terrasses and open-aircinema in summertime is to be reached in 5 minutes walk.
Also on 5 minutes walk: the beautifull MUSEUM OF THE TROPICS and it takes 10 minutes walk to the AMSTERDAM ZOO, to the AMSTERDAM UNIVERSITY and to the REINWARDT ACADEMY. Very famous is the DAPPERMARKET (daily except sunday) 30 steps from the apartment: multicultural and one of the bests markets of the Netherlands.
The apartment has a comfortable living space, double bed, a COUCH which can be used to sleep for ONE OR TWO EXTRA PERSONS, wardboard, two chairs, cupboard, small tables, TV etc. Seperate is a fully equiped kitchen for four persons, with oven, microwave, gas-top, etc and diningtable with 4 chairs. In the kitchen you´ll find everything to make your own breakfast or dinner. The small, but convenient bathroom provides for the shower, toilet and sink only in use for you for its a privat apartment.
There is a supermarket just two minutes walking away (open all days from 10am till 10pm).If you like to go out for breakfast we advice a very good place to go, also very near to the apartment.
Note : there is a typical Dutch steep stair to enter the apartment, just one. No problem for normal healthy guests.The apartment is non smoking. There is no balcony but windows can wide open and there are mosquito screen.
The apartment provides for free internet (Wfi and cable) and offers:
- Internet (cable and Wifi)
- Gas Top
- Towels and linen for the bed, couch and kitchen
- Free coffee and tea
- Use of washing machine on request
And a lot of information about Amsterdam, maps, what's going on, nice restaurants,. taxi's, rent-a-bike etc.
From Central Station the apartment is only 8 minutes with bus 22
(direction "Indische buurt"). A lot of details after booking.
This apartment is for rent for short and long stay.
Please, do feel free to contact me if you you like to have some more information.
PS I m living on a houseboat which I rent-out occasionally. Look at my advertisement on Airbnb
On request its possible to make a boattrip with our own boat suitable for 5-6 persons with a captain who knows Amsterdam very well. The cost depends on the duration and the number of quests. Its also possible to serve food and/or drinks on board.
Interaction with Guests
Interaction with guests depends on what they need to know. There is s lot of information in the apartment available to make a short stay a great succes.
Splendid view over the canal. Quiet area, nice Amsterdam citizen living in the dikehouse. Famous daily market (Dappermarkt) thirty steps from the apartment. Famous Indische Buurt on 5 minutes walk with lots of restaurants.5 minutes walk from Roest; a citybeach and cafe.
In front of the house tram 14 (to Dam-square -10'), with tram 10 (to the Leidse Plein(12'), with bus 22 (Central Station). Bikes to rent on 3 minitus walk.
Maps in the apartment.
Other Things to Note
Look at the reviews!
The apartment is situated in a 'normal' Amsterdam dikehouse, with three/four Amsterdam citizen around. Please be friendly, say hello when you meet the others.
Its an old building; please be quiet. So are the others.
The apartment is non smoking. Its not aloud and dangerous to sit on the little roof of the neighbours downstairs. There are 3 beautifull terrasses within 50 meter, under the mill, for sure nice spots to smoke.
Use of the washingmachine is on request.
Checkouttime is flexible (depends on arriving guests), but normally before 11 am.
A cleaningfee (50 euro) and refundable security-deposit (200 euro) can be required by a long stay or special circumstances. This is not set by Airbnb yet, but maybe we 'l let it to Airbnb in the future.
Appartement très agréable, propre, confortable avec une très belle vue. Très bien placé, idéal pour visiter la ville en vélo.
Très bonne accueil d'Adriana qui nous a donnée de nombreux conseils très utile. Très bon séjour sous un temps magnifique...
Très bon accueil d'Adriana. L'appartement était propre et bien rangé, toutes les commodités indiquées sur sa page étaient en place. Avec en prime un petit mot gentil écrit à la craie sur une ardoise :)
L'appartement est vraiment très bien situé, dans un quartier à la fois populaire, typique et proche du centre ville. Petit bonus: si vous êtes sympa avec Adriana, elle vous invitera surement à prendre le thé sur son house boat! Bon séjour :)
Overall Adriana is a good host, punctual and accurate. And apartment though being tiny is comfy enough has a great view from the window - it's even better than the pictures! 14 tram stops three meters from the entrance. Location is quite convenient (shower is a little small as well and because there's just a hole in the floor it floor can be wet for a long time after you took a shower.) In general price and quality was good!
There were some issues to me personally as other guy Matt have mentioned in his review. Which makes you fell uneasy. She is woman and much older than me so I should respect her but it was hard to come in terms with her idea of Perfect Guest. Privacy apart of comfort is something all people need. it was not so bad as it could be.
I don't think that ppl who rent it for just for few days have similar problems, But I lived there for a month. However Thanks!
HOST SNEAKING THROUGH THE APARTMENT WHILE WE'RE GONE. RUDE AND HARASSMENT TOWARDS GUESTS. STOLEN PACKAGES. APARTMENT NOT AS ADVERTISED. AVOID. If you appreciate privacy and enjoying your vacation the way you want to enjoy it, then avoid this person at all costs. The first month of the rental was fine, everything was ok. We got here, got the keys, moved in fine, and everything is going great. Then about a month in I start getting spammed emails from her about why I don't keep in contact and why I don't let her know what I am doing and where I am. The last time I checked this is my vacation, we're traveling frequently and the last thing on my mind is keeping up with emails. You're getting your money and we're staying out of your business, seems simple enough that you can leave us to our travels. So after loads of emails, which I never seen because I wasn't checking my emails, I finally got to see them and responded with a pleasant message of everything is fine and were just enjoying ourselves too much to bother with emails, but rest assured, we and the apartment are doing great. Apparently that wasn't enough for her, and now she's forcing us to meet with her and cater our time around her and her pointless meet ups, and to be perfectly honest I don't have time to meet. I have small side trips every week and 90% of the time we're not in the apartment, I can't cater to your schedule. I'm here to enjoy my vacation. So we have our little meet up and she pretty much harasses us about why we don't keep in contact with her and she scolds us like we're her children. Then she goes on complaining about how the apartment was messy a few days earlier (which happened to be about 4 hours after we just came home from a 5 day camping trip in Germany, needless to say we had to do tons of laundry and yes, the apartment was messy because of that. We had all of our clothes in small piles for laundry and luggage laying around). Here is the big thing though, she came into the apartment without our knowledge, while we weren't home, and snooped around the apartment, completely violating our privacy. It makes me wonder how many other times she snoops in here inspecting our private things without us finding out? Needless to say at this point, I've lost all my sense of privacy throughout the remainder of the trip and I felt like she could be sneaking through our things at anytime we were away, which she knew was often. So during our meeting she hassled us for extra money to clean, claimed we broke her lamp(didn't work from day one, specifically tried turning it on) and hassled us for more money. This is when my vacation turned into a giant mess and soon enough it just made me...
We stayed for seven weeks at Adriana's lovely apartment, and it was absolutely perfect. It is very, very well located for all the main spots in Amsterdam, with nothing more than a short cycle away (with adequate space outside to lock up your bikes when you get back). And the place is equally as good for working from home, which we did regularly, distracted by the view of the windmill, the bustling cafes and bars, and the canal with all manner of water birds. I cannot see how this view could be bettered- it just about crams everything you'd want into one window. By the time we left, the apartment felt very homely, and we were sad to be leaving, and hopeful that we'll return again sometime soon. Adriana is very friendly and helpful, and clearly takes a lot of pride in renting out the apartment. She was always contactable and kept in regular communication throughout booking and during the stay. This apartment comes highly recommended for anyone looking for either short or long stays in Amsterdam for pleasure, business or research- we wouldn't think twice about taking the opportunity to come and stay again. Thanks!
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About the Host, Adriana
Woman, retired, 66 years old, living in Amsterdam at a houseboat, with cat, like theater, classic vocal concerts, movies, culteral events. Like to walk in the mountains for more days, carrying my own bag. Like good food and wine and company of friends.
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