The Crow's Nest - very central

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Van Noordtstraat, Amsterdam, North Holland 1013, Netherlands

The Space

The studio-apartment has a contemporary modern interior design and is furnished recently. It has a 2 Person high quality bed, bathroom and kitchen. Maximum 3 person can sleep. The 3rd person sleeps in the living room on a bunk bed. All bedsheets and pillows are there. The bedroom and livingroom are seperated by a drawer screen that is open at the foot end. You can use WIFI for free and there is a TV with international channels. You will also find a Nespresso Coffee Machine including cups you can use and you can use my blowdryer. The best apartment in the building because of the great view (3rd floor) and the big windows. Just one stairs up there is a big shared balcony where you can enjoy the peace and sun. Its almost always empty.

The Famous area 'De Jordaan', is just 5 minutes by car, a bit more then 10 minutes by bus and 15 minutes by foot. The Anne Frank House is just 7 minutes by car, 15 minutes by bus and 25 minutes walk. The walk will take you through Amsterdam's beautiful channels like the 'Brouwersgracht'.

In front of the apartment stops a bus that will take you in 10 minutes to central station, the hub of all public transport. Within 5 minutes walk you will reach the trams that will take you to the Leidseplein and more centrally located destinations.

The apartment is part of a historical building and was recently renovated. It was participating for the New Building Price of Amsterdam. The sailors and captains used to rest here, during their worldwide travels. Hence the name I found: Crow's Nest. Feel like a captain overwatching everything. In the morning and at the end of the day you sit at one of the big windows and you enjoy the stroll of the people in the cosy street called 'Spaarndammerstraat'. The street accommodates all your needs like day to day shops, a doctor, dentist, restaurants, snack bars, a coffeeshop etc. There is a supermarket across the street, as well as a night shop.

Further on it's located between the historical Westerpark (5 min. walk) and Houthavens (harbours)(10 min. walk), where a free boat leaves that crosses the Y, Amsterdam's big river that divides North and South. Amsterdam North and the NDSM-Werf was recently declared as Hipster neighbourhood number 7 in the world. At the Westerpark there are bars, restaurants and a cinema. It's a great meeting place for creative people. In the summer there are a lot of festivals and the Amsterdam people go there to BBQ, run, play free tennis or let their children play in the water.

Around 10/15 minutes walk are these famous places:
Noordermarkt. Its famous for its organic market on saterday and also located there is 'De Winkel' where they sell the best apple pie that you have ever tasted. People from all over the world come there to taste it. From there the well known '9 straatjes' (9 streets), with all the dutch Fashion designers having their boutiques there, is around the corner.
Also nearby; Haarlemmerdijk. It has been voted as the best shoppingstreet of The Netherlands; a typical old fashioned shoppingstreet whith all its small shops and cosy, but also chique restaurants and bars and a organic supermarket called Marqt. At the beginning of the Haarlemmerdijk there is the Haarlemmerplein with its organic market on wednesday. And last but definately not least; Prinseneiland! (Prince island). One of the few undiscovered area's in the city. With its small beautifull channels and old houses 'Herenhuizen' and 'Grachtenpanden', where the old rich and famous used to live.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $31 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Security Deposit: $213
Cleaning Fee: $50
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Flexible

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • My boyfriend and me stayed at Koen's apartment for 4 days and immediately felt comfortable. It's a fantastic place to stay not only because of the modern architecture of the building and apartment but also because it is perfectly located! Koen himself had to leave the country so his girlfriend Swanny welcomed us. She is such a friendly person and was agreat help! Even when our flight home was canceled Swanny immediately managed that we could stay for another night at the apartment. A person you relly can rely on! :)

    - very close to the city center (15 min walk)
    ore you take the bus (bus stop is right in front of the apartment)
    - clean, stylish and cosy place (very comfortable bed)
    - wonderful shared rooftop terrace
    - nice bar downstairs, close grocery store
    - amazing host(ess)! :)

    February 2014
  • Very nice place to stay in Amsterdam. Clean, cozy and modern apartment. A lot of huge windows. Comfortable big bed. Perfect for couples.

    A bus stop is very close and a bus goes to Central Station every 10 minutes. The apartment is far enough from central noise and crowds, but close enough to get to historical center very fast.

    The owner is a good guy. Very hospitable and punctual. Helped us with our baggage. We had absolutely no problem with check in/out.

    Only one warning: the apartment is on the fourth floor and there is no elevator in the building. If you have babies or problems with health I believe you should think about it.

    January 2014
  • I just spent 3 days in koen's appartement . I loved it! It s small but perfect for couples , it s very cute and modern. I falt in love with the building . There are many Shared spaces very clean and modern , with are almost always Empty. Koen was very nice and helpfull, he answered all my questions very quickly. If i come back to amsterdam i ll go to his appartement again . It was a great trip. Thank you koen!

    December 2013
  • Great place, close to the Jordan. Loved it!

    November 2013
  • koen's place was fantastic and the building is uber chic with some fantastic common areas and a nice roof top to share. quick bus rides to central station and being next door to the grocery store made for great convenience. koen was very accomodating and friendly! the burger place downstairs makes a killer brekky and the burgers and fries are a must try. i would go back any day!! thanks koen!

    October 2013
  • Myself and 2 friends recently stayed at Koen's place for 2 nights (fri-sun).

    Koen's apartment is very great :) the apartment building is modern and stylish, in a good location, a beautiful 20 min stroll from the city centre. The apartment was very clean and comfortable. Koen meet us on arrival and explained all we needed to know about the house and area!

    The neighbourhood is quiet past 12 but also has a few bars and restaurants. There is a lovely little bar close to the apartment and amazing pizza restaurant 2 mins walk away. There is also a convenience store open late opposite the apartment.

    Thanks again Koen!

    October 2013
  • Stayed for a week at Koen's apartment, everything was good: clean, comfortable, well equipped, close to center, nice neighborhood. Very nice place downstairs to eat & drink. Have everything you need near by: big supermarket, cafes, few coffeeshops, park and more. Everything was easy with Koen, seen him and his girlfriend one time at arrival. Recommended.

    Thanks Koen.

    October 2013
  • Good apartment, convenient(ish) location. Stove was out of order but washing machine worked really well!!! Best for a couple - the price for an extra person isn't worth it as they sleep in the same room on the couch. Apartment is a one room studio.

    October 2013
    Response from Koen:

    1st of all; the 3rd person sleeps on a comfortable bunkbed, not on the couch. Second, the stove was working. 2 out of the 4 were not at the time, but I told this to one of Cecilia's friends when she entered first. 3rd, there is a drawer screen (open at the footend) between the bedroom and the living room. You can clearly read this in the description.

  • It was a very nice stay. Koen's apartment was clean and cosy. The building is amazing with fun common areas. 10mn to central station by bus. Supermarket and a nice restaurant downstairs. We'd love to come back soon! Thanks again Koen.

    September 2013
  • I stayed at Koen's apartment for two nights with two friends and thoroughly enjoy it. The apartment is only a few stops away from Amsterdam Central Station on the bus. It is right next to a restaurant, groceries store and a night store as well. Its a lovely quiet neighbourhood. The apartment was clean, tidy and modern and I have no complaints at all. Koen was very friendly and helpful throughout our stay also. I would stay again!

    September 2013
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Lorentz Casimir Lyceum, Tilburg University
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Hi Everybody! My name is Koen and I'm Dutch, living in Amsterdam. I'm an explorer. For my job I travel a lot. Favorite places to travel to are New York, Capetown, Singapore and Barcelona! Favorite things to do? Sports, music, travel, cooking, meeting new people and watching movies. Often I'm traveling when you are using my apartment. When I am around though, I am more than happy to show you around in my beautiful city! If you don't want that then I respect that and you will not see me. Finally, my life motto? Enjoy, live, love, and give all you have.
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