This is pretty much where you want to stay if you want to see beautiful Amsterdam! The location is extremely central, yet on the part of the canal that the rest of your fellow tourists do not manage to find! You will absolutely love the evening view of the canal and will find yourself staring out the window for hours on end!
The apartment is perfect for a couple and doable for 3 people. It is on the top floor of a canal house, so you will need to be able to walk the stairs, but on the other hand, the view is BREATHTAKING! A peaceful and extremely central Amsterdam canal, right out your window!
Your apartment (your's because you get the place to yourself) has everything you need for a comfortable stay! Aside from a very large king sized bed, and a beautiful and "gezellig" sitting corner for reading or just gazing out the window, all of the amenities are there :
Modern kitchen (dishwasher, etc)
Iphone stereo connection
The apartment is very well lit by natural light (especially in the mornings) and features a modern and complete kitchen with refrigerator, microwave/oven, dishwasher, and stovetop – it is a very comfortable kitchen to cook in. There are four large supermarkets in the neighborhood (5 minute walk tops, every direction), lots of lunchcafes, 2 minutes from Amsterdams best shopping streets (Kalverstraat en Leidse straat), THE theatre street (The Nes), the Rembrandtplein and Leidseplein. There is also a large supermarket in the neighborhood, and of course, the famous Nieuwmarkt (market) is very close by.
In fact, everything is close by, as it doesn't get more central than this. If you rent a bike (I have an bike rental shop for you) then within 8 minutes riding, you are in the best city neighborhoods like the pijp, the jordaan, and of course, you are already in the most beautiful neighborhood, called just "the center"
And Walking, don't even get me started : Dam Square, Nieuwmarkt, Flower market, Red Light district, old churches, shopping streets in the jordaan and PC hooft, all sorts of museums (including Anne Frank, Rijksmuseum, van Gogh, Foam photo museum, etc) -- I could go on -- but trust me, you will stumble upon cool stuff in every direction as you walk out the front door.
You will have a 2012 Amsterdam guidebook at your disposal and I will be able to help with suggestions depending on what you like – as I will personally greet you and make sure that you can stay in touch with me throughout your stay.
Interaction with Guests
We welcome all of our guests personally and upon booking, you will hear from us about how we can keep in touch and meet at the apartment. Also, we're on standby and very responsive during your stay for any problems that may arise. On behalf of Natascha, Fred and Wietske will welcome you at the apartment. They live in Amsterdam and will welcome you and coordinate the key handover.
Other Things to Note
If you need to check in to the apartment between 9PM and midnight, this is possible, but there is an additional cost of 25 Euros, after midnight it will be 50 euros. Thank you for understanding
Please note that after your booking is confirmed you will be asked to sign a simple booking agreement/ short term rental contract between yourself and the apartment’s owner Natascha. Also, upon check in a photo will be taken of your passport (you may also send this per email in advance)
General house rules apply to the apartment:
- No loud music, noise or other nuisance in the apartment, on the balcony or in the common space
- No smoking in the apartment or in the common entrance; on the balcony is OK
- No drugs
- No house parties, no persons permitted in the house except for the people who have booked (after midnight)
- For the loss of keys, we charge 20% of the security deposit
- CLEANING: We will take care of cleaning so no need to vacuum or mop the floor but please make sure that the dishes are done and the garbage has been put out on the street on the last pick up day (see information book in house) or dumped in a trash container outside
The apartment is gorgeous and look exactly as in the images. The location is excellent, walking distance to most locations in Amsterdam. It's quiet and has great view on the canal.
One thing that could be problematic is that it's located on the 4th floor with no elevator, so it might no be suitable to everyone.
Overall great place and good value for money
Nice apartment in a perfect location. Fred and Wietske are very efficient and pleasant to work with!
I very much enjoyed by stay at Fred & Wietske's apartment. The location was perfect and Fred was very welcoming and helpful, allowing me to check in early to accommodate my early morning arrival in Amsterdam. I didn't spend a whole lot of time in the apartment, since I was too busy attending a film festival and exploring the city.
There were a few quirks, like the fact that the front door didn't lock from the outside, a slightly leaking toilet and a bizarre remote controlled lighting system that was tricky to decipher even with written instructions. But I know the lock and plumbing issues are being worked on and never got in the way of my enjoyment of the apartment.
If you're looking for a quiet, cozy place in the heart of Amsterdam, this is a great choice.
The house was so beautiful and so close to everything !
The view to the canal was great, and the house itself was very comftorbale.
Fred was awesome!! He helps us with tips and directions to all kind of places and they were all great .
I will definitely will come back , and when I will I will look for places Fred will offer !
We had a wonderful stay in Amsterdam. The apartment was stylish and beautiful, with a great view! Fred was very communicative and helpful, and even arranged a car to pick us up at the airport and take us to the airport when we left. I would for sure go back, and also recommend friends and family, and everyone else to stay here.
The apartment was really nice, pretty much as it looks like on the pictures. The most important and amazing thing was the location - you litterally are in the centre of everything.
One thing I have to mention is the mildew on the bedroom's ceiling - but if you're not allergic it's no problem - it just doesn't look that nice. And the mattress is not the newest one.
Apart from these two minor points, I do recommend this place and would come back anytime when visiting Amsterdam.
A great stay, a superb view, and a perfect location : the appartment is indeed very quiet AND ultra central. Fred was very nice to speak with, available, and even comprehensive with our change of plans. We already want to come back !
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I am a 12 year resident of Amsterdam, after moving here from the Boston area to discover my dutch roots. I have come to love my city, and it's hidden charms, and am frequently on the move. My sport and my passion is ultimate frisbee, and I spend a great deal of my time organizing one of the world's biggest and baddest ultimate frisbee tournaments. I am the type of host that likes to get involved when you need some guidance or company, and leave you to it when you want to be the intrepid explorer. Happy trails!