About this listing
One of the best places in town. :0)
fantastic view and everything you could need for a pleasant stay.
Read the reviews to find out more !!
Our brand new apartment high up in the 22 storey "Karel Doorman" has all you need for a very comfortable stay in Rotterdam. It offers amazing views of the trendy Rotterdam South area and the famous Erasmus bridge from the sun filled semi enclosed ( with glass) balcony, and a great view of the city centre from the northern balcony.
This top location is 4 minutes walk from most theatres, movie theatres and restaurants.
Travel to the studio see Getting around under "The Neighboorhood"
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Our Studio apartment is fully furnished and all linnens are provided.The fully equiped kitchen also includes a dishwasher and washingmachine dryer. So you have all the comforts of home. As extra there is a smart flatscreen TV with internet, plug ins for your iphone or ipad, and a dvd player. There is also Wifi for your computer and an extra TV and dvd player in the bedroom area.
For the coffee lovers we have a nespresso machine :0)
For the extra sleeping accomodation the 2 convertable chairs in the living room can be turned into a chaise longue or 2 beds.
The large partially glassed in balcony with it's amazing views of the south of Rotterdam is a wonderful place to sit in the sun on a sunny day. Even on a cold sunny day, the temperature on the balcony can rise to 26 degrees.
And if that is not enough then there is the glassed in roof garden on the 14th floor for your enjoyment or the fully equiped gym with large sauna open 24 hours a day.
Situated in the heart of the city. It is only 6 minutes walk to Central Station and Schouwburgplein which is host to the Pathé movie complex with it's 7 movie theatres, the Doelen concert venue hosting world renown classical artists, Codarts music, dance and circus academy and the Schouwburg Theatre.
To shop you need only go to ground level to be in the heart of the downtown shopping area which is a host to all the leading brand names.
Rotterdam is a bustling modern city but when you cross the road you will find yourself in the historical Oude Binnenweg. Here you will find numerous cafe's, bars florist and restaurants dotted between the quirky little stores holding unique and creative gifts.
Don't feel like cooking ? You are surrounded by restaurants ranging from takeaway Asian to top of the bill restaurants. We have made a list of our favourites in our information guide.
If you feel like venturing out further you can take the nearby tram or metro and cross the Erasmus bridge to the new and trendy "Kop Van Zuid". Here you will find the famous Hotel New York, in times gone by the Holland America Line building, and now an amazing restaurant. The new Luxor Theatre, photo museum, and the Lantaren Venster "art house " theatre are also in this area .
What makes our apartment so unique? It is warm and cozy tastefully furnished with romantic lighting and very clean :0)
The kitchen cupboards have all the basics like oils, spices, teas and koffies plus many extras so you don't need to race out and go shopping or buy things you can't take back home with you. You can stay in and watch a movie in the living room or in the bedroom as both have a dvd player. I have left some of my favourites :0) . Across the road is a large store which is open till 22:00 with hundreds of films to chose from.
Need some exercise or just want to sit and chat together in the sauna, then I would suggest the gym. All included in the price!
But even better still you can go downstairs into Rotterdam's night life :0) everything within walking distance.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to our skyline haven :0)
Discount parking cards can be obtained ahead of time by making an online reservation. Go to the website of interparking rotterdam and chose ONLINE RESERVATION. Chose hotel parking and follow all the instructions.
24 hrs card is €15:00 from friday to sunday
and 12:50 per 24 hrs from monday till thursday.
The parking garage is "lijnbaan parkeergareage" Crispijn straat
Rotterdam . The apartment building entrance is on the corner of the Karel Doormanstraat and the Crispijnstraat
P.S.We only respond to those whose pofiles are complete with photos of the guests staying and a some information on who you are. All this makes airbnb a concept where inviting people to share your homes becomes a great experience for all.
** Please note that the standard price for 2 people is for the use of a double bed. Not a twin bed .
If there are 2 people and you would like to use a seperate bed we will charge an extra 10 euros for the extra linnens.
This may be paid on arrival :0)
A great site for tourists is. (website hidden)
Here are some restaurant suggestions.
(website hidden). We had a meal here once and it was delicious !
Go to the restaurants at the bottom of the page :0)
Café Restaurant Sijf, Oude Binnenweg 115. In weekend open till 2:00.. Very nice old-looking bar. They also serve food for a reasonable price and most of the food is home made. Try the grilled beef with Spanish pepper and garlic! Or have one of their great sandwiches or salads. Wanna have a nice Belgium beer that gets u all fuzzy? They have a awesome Belgium beer called “la Chouffe” (the midget) on draft... Very tasty! A good start for the evening. edit
This is 5 minutes walk from the apartment. you need to get a table upstairs. very oldy worldy. :0)
To get here you can get the metro to Wilhelminaplein, and from there 10 minutes walk.
Hope you find something you like :0)
Interaction with Guests
Whenever they need assistance :0)
Great neighbourhood, right in the city centre :0)
Close to absolutely everything!!
In the the photos is a map . To get from Rotterdam Central Station you walk along the Weena till you get to the Karel Doormanstraat and walk all the way down to the Crispijnstraat on your left.
The metro and trams are both 2 minutes walk from the studio. Central station 12 minutes walk.
If you prefer to take a taxi instead of walking it takes about 15 to 20 minutes depending on traffic as the taxi has to take a longer route. Please tell the driver "corner of Karel Doorman and Crispijnstraat " or parking garage Lijnbaan.
Traveling to and from schiphol is fast and easy only 25 minutes with the intercity express.
If you arrive at Rotterdam/The Hague Airport there is a bus that leaves every 10 minutes. It takes about 20 minutes to get to Rotterdam central .
While you are in rotterdam you might like to rent a bike. The bike rental office
is underground in front of the station. Cost
6.50 per day .
Other Things to Note
If you want to rent a good bike please go the bike rental office next to Central station.
We love our skyline haven and would like to keep it as a place where people can enjoy their time in Rotterdam. Please leave the apartment as you found it,
Enjoy your time and be mindful of others.
p.s. there is NO SMOKING allowed inside .
There are ashtrays outside but please do not empty them into the bins inside during your stay. You may empty the ash into the bin bags just before leaving and deposit the bags into the containers downstairs near the lift!
Unfortunately we have had guests who have been smoking
softdrugs on the balconies which is disturbing to the neighbours. So this is NOT permitted.
About the Host, Bibi And Nico
We are a happy easy going couple, Nico is an architect and I trained to be a nurse many years ago :0) We love travelling and enjoy meeting people.
We have many interests eg biking, singing, music (all sorts from classical to contemporary gospel, good architecture, reading and from time to time watching a good film. Some favourites are Shine, The Kings Speech, Faith like Potatoes, the Bucket List and The Boy in the Striped Pygamas.
I have spent many years organizing architectural tours all over the world and enjoy being active! My work now is with Stichting Hand one day a week and looking after my airbnb guests. I'm looking forward to hosting you in one of our many rooms and studios.
We have a pension fund and have houses, rooms and studios which we rent out for short or long term. Feel free to get in contact with us if you are looking for a place to stay :-)
For those wishing to use our accomodations we only
share our home with those who have a profile photo and share something about themselves :o)