Since I have to be abroad for my work pretty often I am very happy to offer you my apartment which is located in one of the most popular neighborhoods in the city called 'De Jordaan'. This part of the city is located within several canals and is one of the oldest parts of the city. The apartment consists of 3 bedrooms, a living room with pull-out sofa, a kitchen with a dining table, bathroom with bathtub and shower and one separate toilets. The two bedrooms on the topfloor both are both supplied with two single beds and the bedroom on the floor beneath is supplied with one single bed. The pull-out sofa in the living room is suitable for one person so that I can accomodate 6 persons.
As I already mentioned the apartment is located in the neighborhood which is called the Jordaan. The neighborhood is full of cafes, pubs and restaurants and you will find public transport within 5 minutes walking.
The following attractions are also within walking range from the apartment:
Anne Frank-House, 5 minutes walk.
Dam Square: 10 minutes walk
With its famous Royal Palace and the National Monument ,is situated in the heart of the city and is a must if you want to go sight-seeing. The Dam Square connects the Kalverstraat and the Nieuwendijk, which are the two main shopping streets of the city, with each other. On the square itself you will find the city’s biggest department store, called: De Bijenkorf as well as the world famous Madame Tussauds Wax figure museum.
Leidseplein: 15 minutes walk.
The Leidseplein is one of the most vibrant hotspots of the city, around this square you will find several Pubs, Clubs, Restaurants and a Cinema, the world famous Coffeeshop The Bulldog is situated in the middle of the square next to Grand Café Heineken Hoek and from the tram stop ‘Leidseplein’ it is a 2-minute walk to the Holland Casino, Amsterdam’s biggest Casino.
Museumplein: 17 minutes walk.
The world famous Museumplein is one of the most popular attractions of the city, around this square you will find the ‘Rijksmuseum’ which is Holland’s biggest and most important museum with a collection of more than a million art-objects, made by 17th century Dutch masters.
The Van Gogh Museum and the recently completely renovated Stedelijk Museum are also situated around this Square.
From the Museumplein it is a 5-minute walk till the Albert Cuyp Markt, Amsterdam’s famous street market
Rembrandtplein: 20 minutes walk
This square is named after Rembrandt, the world famous 17th century Dutch painting master and is one of the most popular entertainment area’s in the city with its Pubs , Discotheques , Clubs , Cinemas and Restaurants.
Red Light District: 12 minutes walk
One of the most touristic, busy, popular and exciting parts of the city and at the same time also one of the most historic and oldest parts of the city.
Nowadays it is famous for its erotic character.
On the ‘Nieuwmarkt’ you will find a great range of restaurants and pubs and in the summertime a lot of terraces.
Famous attractions in this area are the Casa Rosso Sex Theatre, the Banana Bar Stripclub and the Old Sailor (pub).
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Minimum Stay:||3 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$2134 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$5691 /month|
|Check In:||3:00 PM|
|Check Out:||12:00 PM (noon)|
Two guys met us there and handed over the keys and walked us through everything. If you plan to use the washer /dryer, have them show you how it works.
The apartment worked well for us, we liked the location, it's in a great neighborhood, pretty quiet at night. We would probably rent it again. The grocery store isn't right around the corner as others have mentioned, but not too far away, maybe a 10min walk. Red light district is about a 25 min walk, about the same to Centraal station. Tram lines 17 & 10 to central area, or Museum area are pretty close, we used them a few times. There are lots of nice restaurants in the Jordaan, many are concentrated a few block north of the apartment.
We had a group of 5 adults, there is room for a couple more. The first floor of the apartment is on the 4th floor of the building (using the American system, ground floor = 1st floor). As mentioned by many others the stairs are very steep, this wasn't a problem for us, but it could be for old people, or those with injuries.
The lower floor consists of a good sized kitchen/dining room. The kitchen has minimal pots/pans/plates bowls cups, utensils, etc. Barely enough to get by, but we made it work. We had breakfast here everyday, and cooked a few dinners. The stove and oven both worked. The dishwasher had a VERY strong chemical smell coming from it so we didn't use it. There is a small fridge and freezer. no microwave oven.
A TV room that has a sofa and futon, and a folding bed, so you could sleep about 4 kids in there or a few adults. There is also a bedroom on this level with 2 twin beds. And a toilet, the only one. I thought this could be a problem for 5 of us, but it was fine. There is WiFi, it worked fine for us.
Upstairs are two bedrooms, each with 2 twin beds. The beds are OK, not super comfortable, but not terrible either. The back bedroom has a rooftop terrace outside. There is a laundry room, with a shower and separate bathub. Shower worked well. Clothes washer worked fine but we had problems with the dryer. The dryer worked at first, one or two loads, but then we couldn't get it to dry anything, it spins around, stops for a while, spins some more, but no heat, so we gave up. European appliances are kind of baffling, with overly complex controls, cryptic icons, no words, very different than what we are used to in the US.
There are radiator heaters in all rooms, they worked well for us, we were plenty warm.
Nice stay in a nice calm neighborhood.
Internet wasn't great though. Should be a problem if you do not need it that much.
As everyone said, the stair to the apartment resemble a hiking trip. Do not even consider it if you have huge luggage or older people on your group.
The apartment was spacious with a large kitchen. Unfortunately there was only one toilet where as the photos show two. The second toilet was locked with cleaning supplies. Beware the stairs - very narrow and steep. Elder people, pregnant women and young child would have problems with them. Definitely would not be able to get anything but carry on luggage up the stairs. The place could have been a bit cleaner upon arrival. Overall the apartment is close to many restaurants and Central Station - easy to get to on public transport. Internet only worked in the kitchen area and not in the bedrooms.
Location was fantastic, very close to everything. Appartement was spacious and we had plenty of room for 8. There were a few issues however: he said the internet would work but it never did, thankfully there are lots of places in Amsterdam that had free wifi but this was inconvenient. Also the freezer didn't work which was also inconvenient
This apartment is in a fantastic location in Amsterdam. Jordaan is a nice district approximately 15 minutes walk from central Amsterdam. Very close to bars, shops and restaurants. The house itself is very spacious and can house many people. We had a group of 5 and it was perfect and left very clean for us. The stairs to this apartment are very steep and it was quite painful dragging our bags up and down them but this was only a minor nuisance. Would definitely recommend this place and stay here again!
the appartment is very spacious and only about 15 min. away from the center.
The steps to the app. are very steep and that's why I don't think this app. is suitable for everyone.
The agency is advertising two toilets, but one of them was filled with toilet paper and cleaning items, also we had to clean it up first. Overall we had fantastic time in Amsterdam!
The apartment has a great location, close to the heart of the city.
I only met Swen (who is a frienf of Jesse). He was very kind and friendly. We were a company of 8 people and pushed the apartment to the limit. BUT there was only one WC (the second was closed) and we had only 4 towels for 8 persons. (There were a lot of them in the dryer but there were still wet until the time we left).
Also, smoking is prohibited opposed to the Ad.
Nice place. Close to everything. could use another bathroom. VERY steep stairs
It was a really nice apartment, good location. It could have been a little bit cleaner and without working lights in the kitchen/diningroom it was not that good. We had enough space and a lot of fun with the steep stairs:)
The apartment was clean and in a good location. It was just a short walk or bus trip to many popular tourist attractions. Our host was quite cooperative and even assisted us in retrieving some jackets that we left behind.
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.