About this listing
On one of the historic islands west of train station. Walking distance train station, hype artista area and deli restaurants De Jordaan. Bike hiring at 300 m. Tram line 3 at 200 m. Buidling outside and inside recently renovated (except old staircase)
plaza in front or the door in on sunny days, you can have a sit on the white sculpture table and eat out here!
Min. stay during Christmas-holidays/Koninginnedag in april is 5 nights!!!!
Ideal for 2 or up to 4 pers. but can host more people with a sleeping couch for main couple, and as an extra service for more then 2 pers. a double mattress and 2 single ones. Very light with 4 big windows right on historic islands in city center, overlooking a plaza with trees, quiet and safe aera right in historic city centre but silent street, 10 min. walk to central train station and 3 min. to night life on Haarlemmerstraat or the famous most typical area De Jordaan.
Very light 28 m2 appartment with 4 big windows overlooking a plaza with trees, no neighbour insight. From one window you can see the canals further on. Next to waterfront river at 100 m. Recently renovated inside and outside (hallway still has to be renovated). Tasteful furniture. Linnen and towels provided for 4 pers. Next to the leatherlook sleeping couch (sleeps two), there is 1 double mattress (160 cm) and 2 single matrasses memory foam (90 cm). --- Near waterfront with River with cultural centre and cafés. Sight in distance at canal. Silent neighbours without traffic, only inhabitants. --- 3 min. walk to Brouwersgracht/Haarlemmerstraat in the famous Jordaan neighbourhood, Haarlemmerstraat, the historic islands with galeries and artists Prinseneiland, Realeneiland. 5 min. biking to central station or 15 min. walk alongside the river. Rent bikes at central station and bike to your appartment. ---- Tasteful furniture with antique farmer's table, 2 leatherlook chairs, leatherlook sleeping couch for 2 pers. plus 2 x single mattrass and 1 x double matrass, modern kitchen completely furnished with washing machine, gas cooking, extractor, stainless steel cupboards and stainless steel Siemens fridge/freezer, elegant shower separated from elegant toilet. --- Ideal infrastructure: nearby in the plaza a bistrot, supermarket at 300m, at 400m Haarlemmerstraat has restaurants, cinema's, fresh bakeries, boutiques, all kinds of restaurants, fashion, art galleries etc. World famous area Jordaan at 400 m, tram line 3 stops at 300 m, night buses at 400 m from the house at Haarlemmerplein. --- Little disadvantage: entrance hall still has to be renovated.
Internet Wifi with non-secure nets in the area but not in the home! No guarantee for internet!
Please realize it is a studio with 28 m2, so one room. Please read descriptions well, so you see we handle cleaning fee. Only book when agreeing on this, as it is not fair to try to bargain or leave wrong or bad reviews while you didn't see it's a studio or you didn't read the description. We cannot do more then write it clearly and have modified with the comments of guests.... see house rules.
Whole studio appartment and facilities, furniture, cooking, bathroom of your own.
Interaction with Guests
Before hand please ask all questions through airbnb as well as on check-in day personally. After that we leave you in peace but you can ask by sending sms texts and we will respond immediately or come to visit you at the appartment if you really need us.
Residential area on one of the historic islands. No sleeping problems with party noise though right in the center. Very light studio-appartment on plaza with big trees. River and canals at 200 m. Distance to night life on Haarlemmerstreet 300 m. Every day need shops and restaurant at 50 m. Tram 200 m.
There are all kinds of deli, wineries and supermarkets, restaurants and take-aways or night shops at 300 m distance on Haarlemmerstraat. Sunday bakery just off Haarlemmerplein. On Haarlemmerstraat you have all kind of night activity from pub, theatres to cinemas. Meanwhile the house is located in a delightfully silent area.
Walking distance with light suitcases from central train station is 10 min. Tram line 3 (circular line) stops at 200 m. Buses from train station running along river and to Haarlemmer Plein (Plaza).
How to arrive on arrival day:
From the airport the apartment is ideally located at 25 min. by cab (30-40 Euros) or train (3-4 Euros). And then two options:
Arrival at central train station.bus and Tram line 3 (3 Euros) or buses to Haarlemmerplein from central station arriving. Tram stop at 150 m from the house and Haarlemmerplein 300 m from the house. Free parking is not available in whole Amsterdam but you can park at Europarking and take tram line 3 home (please look it up on internet).
Arrival at central train station. Renting a bike on Central Train Station Amsterdam!!!! The absolute Amsterdam feel of life. Do not forget to lock it to something fixed like an iron gutter and to close both locks the bike rental gives to you.
You could even walk from central station. It's a 15 min. walk or so.
So, everything easy to arrive at the home and on touristic track. From the airport:
Take train from Schiphol airport to central station and then bus or tram or a cab, it will be 20 min. train plus 10 min. cab or bus in total. This is the more touristic arrival route.
Other Things to Note
As Amsterdam homes have wooden staircases, we only want socially responsible guests who agree on not talking on the staircase when coming home late. We have great neighbours and want to keep those relationsships.... :-) Once we had tell guests about using the security to make sure they are silent in the hallway.
security deposite: 300 Euros for daily and weekly rent (back min. cleaning 50 Euros)
security deposite: 1000 Euros for monthly rent / longer 1500 Euros
Of course deposite will be returned entirely after receiveing a normally used home (no piles of dishwashing and plastic bags with beer bottles).
Historic homes are built from wood in Amsterdam, so even after insulating againt noise, neighbours hear each other more then in concrete buildings. For this we only accept families or groups who are responsible citizens.
Sorry to say but as we had bad experiences before, we now handle the policy to use the security money in case the neighbours in our home or the neighbours who hear you talk loud on the stairs, the street or roof terrace will file a complaint to me. And we will inform Airbnb of breaking the rules and take you out of the home. Airbnb has backed us up in that case before!
Will be done by worker 50 Euros and on the basis of normal use of the house.
Normal use of the house as a normal guest means taking down your own litter and your own bottles as it is 3rd floor and easy for you as a group to leave the home in a normally used way.
Please note, this is a self-catering appartment. No bed & Breakfast service or hotel. You will fill up needs like toilet paper or dishwashing soap etc.!!!
From Sep 1 - Nov 30, 2015 the minimum stay is 28 nights.
plaza in front or the door in on sunny days, you can have a sit on the white sculpture table and eat out here!
We had a great stay at the apartment on Barentzstraat. Very quiet and relaxing area but still very close to the bustling Haarlemmerstraat and only a 10 minute bike ride away from the red light district. Very convenient location and the apartment actually was nicer than we had expected from looking at the pictures. Yvonne was very kind and understanding and made sure we felt comfortable. The apartment is on the top floor which helped the ventilation and made for some beautiful sunset views. Came with a group of 4 and we all fit quite comfortably on the mattresses provided. Very good price considering the location! Would definitely rent the apartment again if the opportunity arises.
La verdad es que escogimos el apartamento por el precio, en comparación al resto de apartamentos estaba bastante bien. Me puse en contacto con Yvonne y la verdad es que responde rápidamente a cualquier petición.
En cuanto al estudio, pues está bastante bien. Nosotros lo ibamos a usar prácticamente para dormir, porque pensabamos patear Amsterdam y caer rendidos allí. Dispone de un sofá cama (nosotros no lo usamos), 2 colchones individuales y 1 matrimonial (este es de muelles y no era muy allá... yo no dormí en él). Digo que no usamos el sofá, porque ibamos 4 personas, y directamente todos los colchones fueron al suelo y dormimos en ellos (no hay somier ni patas de cama jeje). La principal ausencia del piso: el WiFi, estaría genial que hubiera pero nada... Tuvimos que comprar papel higiénico y Fairy porque no había. Y en cuanto a las escaleras del edificio, es un tercero, y hay que subir casi a gatas, pero sí que es verdad, que así son los edificios en Amsterdam. Pero lo dicho, para dormir y tal, un estudio bien! ;) Por cierto, no hay horno ni microondas.
En cuanto al trato con la propietaria, sí que es verdad, que para mi gusto insistió demasiado en las instrucciones a seguir para la reserva, me considero muy previsible, pero se excedió. Y más aún, cuándo nos pedía un mensaje 1 hora antes y otro mensaje 15mins antes, y así lo hice. Y finalmente, llegó ella con retraso tanto en el check-in como en el check-out. Además, de supongo un mal entendido entre nosotros, en el que no paraba de decirme que respondería a todo cuando ya lo había hecho.
En resumen: estudio muy normal, muy bien aclimatado, luminoso y silencioso, para poder dormir mientras conoces la ciudad (por cierto, a 25-30minutos a pie del centro o a 10-15 en bici). Y el trato con la propietaria, muy protocolario y excesivamente riguroso con sus normas, cuando a la hora de dar la fianza, no da ni siquiera ni un papel en el que se dice que hemos hecho entrega de dicho dinero. ;) Pero en general, mujer simpática y amable, que posiblemente ve todo demasiado positivo.
Gracias Ámsterdam!!! :)
The apartment has a nice location. You can get to town centre really fast, there's a tram and a bus 2 minutes away.
The place is really small, but it's ok because you won't be there for long. It's a nice place but needs some improvement. The drain of the shower is open and has a bad smell. There was a lot of dust in the curtains, a friend that have bad allergies had to take allergy medicine every night (only 1 person of the 4 that stayed there).
The place served us well in our stay there.
The host was really punctual and professional. The area was really nice, just a bit too far away from the city center if you are walking. Overall, quite satisfied with our stay.
Yvonne is very nice and helpful. We are happy to stay there :) it's nice, we have all the thing that we need. And it's really convenient to stay near the city centre.
Yvonne is really helpful and nice. We have a great time in Amsterdam and we love her suggestion on food and she provides a lot of information about Amsterdam to us ;) We love this city very much!!!
We had a lovely stay in this appartment. The room was clean and comfortable. The Location is close to the city center. I recommend this place!
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About the Host, Ym
I am Art and language interested, educated in arts and in university in Amsterdam. Fell in love with Tuscany where I am located. Love to travel and interact with cultures. Great to host like-minded people once in a while. I help friends who also rent out to guests who love Amsterdam.