About This Listing
- 2 bedrooms, 1 with TV
- kitchen with dishwasher and fully equipped
- cable TV, radio
- 3 terraces
- quiet, yet down town 20 meters from restaurants, boutiques etc
Very spacious apartment downtown Amsterdam. 2 terraces, 1 small garden.
In the 1st floor this lovely apartment has a hallway with built-in closets for coats, washing machine and storage.
The light living room with wide windows also has space for a loggia that fits 2 chairs and a table and morning sun.
A modern open kitchen with all utensils you need has oven, microwave and dishwasher.
There are TV sets in the living room and 1 of the bedrooms. There wireless internet in the entire apartment.
There are 2 bedrooms and 1 yoga / meditation studio. One bedroom has a terrace. A new bath room has a bath and separate shower. The WC is located separately in the hallway.
The entire apartment has warm wooden floors.
It is located 20 meters away from the lovely Utrechtsestraat, with over 25 of the best restaurants, boutiques, special gift shops and take aways.
Welcome to Amsterdam @ Kerkstraat 391 !!
Thank you for being respectful, mindful guests and for choosing to share our apartment.
We hope you have a pleasant stay in our apartment.
Here are some useful things to know:
GeneralPlease leave your shoes in the hallway before you come into the rest of the apartment. We would really appreciate it if you would honor this.
KitchenFeel free to use coffee, tea, spices, and cooking oil.
Dishes, pots and pans are all easily found in the cupboards. Please don’t use metal utensils in the pans and coated pots as they will scratch – wooden spoons are available in pot in the kitchen counter.
Please make sure the fridge and deep-¬‐freezer doors shut tight, sometimes they can spring back.
Linen/TowelsWe have emptied out the mirrored wardrobe and a few shelves in the other wardroom/room for your use. Extra blankets, should they be needed, are located in this latter wardrobe. Please take off the linen from the bed and leave in bath tub when you leave.
Clean towels have been folded and placed for you in the bathroom.
Garbage Black garbage bags are located underneath the kitchen sink.
Tuesdays and Fridays early mornings please put the garage bags on the street
TV / RadioThere are 3 remote controls
1) Largest shiny remote = just for on / off TV. Make sure you point hold the remote above the speaker that is in front of the TV
2) Other Black remote with UPC = Channels: Press ‘UPC’ button then pressing up and down for channels
3) Grey remote = Volume. Press TV button and then pressing up and down for sound
Name:AafkeBeneden (or AafkeBoven, either should work)
YogaroomDownstairs is where I teach yoga and where I meditate. Please respect this area and enter with care if needed. I would appreciate it if you were not to move anything in here. For the time being we have put some of our stuff here that would otherwise be in your way.
Cleaning Please take off the linen from the bed and leave in bath tub when you leave.
The vacuum cleaner is in the shared hallway downstairs. We share it with the neighbours. You can find it in the left cupboard that has a key inside.
Dishwasher you can use by clicking ‘on / off’, then choose your program, then press start
Washing machine you can use: choose programs, then press start.
In Amsterdam we collect glass, paper and plastic in separate bags. Glass and paper is thrown in designated bins across from the skinny bridge on the left. Plastic is further away. You can put this on one of the terraces, we will discard of this later. The rest of the garbage can be thrown away in the bin. Black garbage bags are found in the drawer underneath the stove. Full garbage bags can be put outside on the street on Tuesday and Friday early morning. The city cleaners will collect them.
We have arranged for a cleaner, but would appreciate it if you could leave the apartment in the state in which you found it when you arrived.
MailThe small key of the set that is on the table is for the mailbox. Please empty the mailbox every other day or so. It is located in the hallway downstairs. The one belonging to this apartment is the bottom one.
CatThe white cat with (website hidden) called Bram. He lives mainly outside. If you can feed him a can of food in the evening on a small dish outside that would be great. Also a handful of dry food inside (otherwise the birds eat it) everyday please. In winter please make sure that is a small bowl of water inside for him too. Just inside the room annexing the terrace, close to the cat flap.
EnjoyThere are plenty of restaurants just around the corner in Utrechtsestraat.
Vooges: (website hidden)_amsterdam/
Bar Moustache: (website hidden)
Na Siam (Thai): (website hidden)
Paradiso (Bands, performance, concerts): (website hidden)
Melkweg (Bands, performance, concerts): (website hidden)
Also, both the Pijp and the Jordaan are cool areas to go out.
Avoid the squares (Rembrandplein, Leidseplein). Tourists often make this mistake and end up here ;-)
ContactIf there is anything you need or if there is an emergency can always ring the doorbell of any of the upstairs neighbours or call Joris Michels (tel no in the apartment) or myself: (phone number hidden) or at (email hidden)
A really nice and spacious flat in an excellent location. Walking distance to most Amsterdam sights, but located on a quiet and peaceful side street. Some great restaurants, shops, nice pubs and cafes are all around the corner. Aafke made sure we had everything we needed, communication was quick and friendly throughout. Highly recommended!
Aafke was an amazing host. Her apartment is in a great location, next to one of my favorite Indonesian restaurants. It is very spacious and tranquil. Aafke also took the time to greet us, make sure we had everything we needed, including loaning us some spare travel converters and iphone chargers. Highly recommended.
We had a wonderful time at Aafke's charming downtown apartment. There were 4 adults in our party and plenty of room. Loved the outdoor patio space to sit and have a glass of wine in the evening. The neighborhood was great. Plenty of pubs, restaurants, and markets close by. The tram was one block away which gave us access to anywhere we needed to go. Aafke welcomed us personally and showed us about the apartment. I would stay here again when we come back to Amsterdam.
We stayed in Aafke's apartment at the beginning of June 2014 and it was exactly as described. It was the perfect location to walk to everything and restaurants and cafés just around the corner. Very close to the Amstel river and the " skinny bridge" but a lovely quiet street. The area had a real village feel to it. Aafke was great to deal with, even meeting us at the apartment very early in the morning ( our flight arrived at 5 am!) you have a great place Aafke's.
Aafke's apartment was a great base for our trip. It's airy and spacious and very comfortable, as well being well located with some great restaurants nearby. Our kids missed having a TV but we thought that was a plus. A few more instructions wouldn't go amiss (we needed help to figure out the central heating) but overall a great place and Aafke was really helpful.
Super-cosy apartment, with very spacious and light living room and two nice and comfortable bedrooms. Very nice location in a quiet street, walking distance to the very center of the city and 10 minutes by car to the RAI exhibition center. Aafke has also been very kind, it's been a pleasure staying at her place!
About the Host, Aafke
I am a freelance consultant in communications for sustainability initiatives. Have lived in Amsterdam for almost 20years and I love to travel, as I used to work in the travel sector. I always welcome travellers in my apartment in downtown Amsterdam, but a first time use of Airbnb. I am also open for apartment swaps.