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Artistic Apartment The Jordan Lily in the Unique Center of Amsterdam
A warm welcome from Hanneke and Arjen!
This apartment in Amsterdam's Jordan is a perfect place for couples who are looking for a getaway as well as for people who are here for business and are looking for a quiet place where they can focus on their work.
No traditional hotel can beat the feeling of having your own apartment in the city center of Amsterdam, with in your street and just around the corner lots of little local cafes, terraces, trendy restaurants, inspiring boutiques, surprising shops, and several special open air markets. To us our Jordan quarter feels like a little village in the middle of Amsterdam Metropolis. We love living here every day!
You walk a couple of meters down the street and you arrive at one of the beautiful canals of Amsterdam, the Prinsengracht. Across the water of the Prinsengracht you see the Anne Frank house before you. The Tulip Museum and Cheese Museum are just around the corner, as well as the entrance of your canal boat tour.
A 10 minutes walk brings you at Dam square with the Royal Palace and the big shopping streets Kalverstraat and Nieuwendijk, or to the Nine Streets, the cosy and picturesque shopping streets of the Amsterdam Canal Belt listed in the Unesco Heretage.
You will be surrounded by a large choice of cinema’s, theaters, galeries, opera and museums as well as restaurants, cafes and clubs.
The apartment is on the top floor of a monumental, typical Amsterdam house from the 17th century with a view on the well-known Wester Tower. You have complete privacy in your light and spacious apartment of 74 m2. It has a kitchen, dining table, couch and a cosy open fireplace. Next to the fireplace the apt has central heating. From the entrance of the house two stairs lead to your apt.
The apt has a little terrace of 5 m2 with a table and two chairs. It is on the courtyard side where the sun is your friend in the summer months from about 10.00 in the morning till late in the afternoon. So here you are: enjoying a nice cup of coffee or a glass of wine in the sun warmth of your own terrace.The quiet back gardens of the Prinsengracht houses surround you, and by sunrise and sunset our favourite blackbird sings for you, high up in the birch tree next to the terrace.
Bed- & bathroom
In the apt itself there is a small second floor (vide) of 15 m2 where you will find the cosy and romantic bedroom under the age-old roof bars. Next to the sleeping room there is a small cute bathroom with shower, toilet and washstand.
Just taste the warm-creative atmosphere of the house and you will feel at home. Almost every part of the house is designed and handmade by an artist-architect that gives you that special feeling. All the paintings in the apartment and the house are of the hand of our daughter and artist Barbara van den Berg. All her work and illustrations you can find on her site: (website hidden)
We live and work on lower floors of the house. We partly share the beautiful common stairway of the house, though nobody will ever enter the stairs leading to the entrance of your apt. You have complete privacy in the middle of this crowded city. Once inside the apt it ’s remarkably quiet.
* We expect our guests to respect our property.
* No more than two guests.
* No pets.
* No other guests beside those who checked-in to the apt.
* Linen, toilet paper, soap, towels and a hairdryer are included. If you need fresh towels, ask us and we replace them for free.
* Laundry service is available (flyer in the apt)
* Check in from 4:00 pm on the day of arrival. Let us know in advance what is the best time for you. We make an appointment on a fixed time. Check out at 11 am on the day of departure.
* No smoking inside. Smoking on the terrace only allowed with door and windows closed. No hard drugs allowed in the apt, neither on the terrace.
* Should the apt suffer any loss or damage as a result of an act or omission by a guest, he or she will remain liable and will be billed accordingly.
* We do not accept any liability for loss of or damage to any valuables or property belonging to guests.
It was our first trip to Amsterdam and we are very glad to have spent it in the beautiful apartment that Hanneke & Arjen have! Arjen helped set us in and gave us an introduction to the house. The apartment is beautifully designed and decorated, specious, clean and comfy. It's very well positioned close to the Anne Frank house and in proximity to several nice bars and restaurants. Beautiful apartment and lovely hosts! Would like to come back!
A wonderful visit in a wonderful city. We felt so welcome here thanks to Arjen and Hanneke. Everything was immaculate yet relaxing and the beautiful apartment is in a perfect location for getting around Amsterdam. Highly recommend.
This was probably my best Airbnb experience ever. The apartment is gorgeous – spacious, well lit, beautifully decorated, comfortable, clean and quiet. We especially loved the romantic open fireplace, the peaceful little terrace, and all the unique details in the design. The location is excellent too, only a short walk from everything we wanted to visit. Arjen and Hanneke were wonderful hosts, very warm, friendly and accommodating of our needs. We enjoyed chatting to them whenever we'd pass them as we left or entered the apartment. They gave us a throrough rundown of the apartment upon check-in which made us feel really settled, and they were kind enough to let us store our bags before check-in as well as after check-out. We highly recommend this apartment to any prospective guests, and truly hope we can stay here again one day.
The apartment looks exactly like the pictures. I really enjoyed the kitchen and fireplace. Check out Cafe De Prins on the corner for some amazing Dutch fondue. The location was great and I would definitely love to stay here again.
The host welcomed us even before we got to the front door. The appartment was more than what we expected, the atmosphere, the ambiance, the attention to detail, the quality of the furnishings and the unique design were exceptional. We would definitely stay again.
This is one of the nicest airbnb's we've stayed in (and we've been regular airbnb'ers for the past 4 years). It was the perfect romantic space to begin our honeymoon.
The apartment is amazing. It sits at the top floor of a more than 300 year old dutch house. The main level is spacious with lots of great art and a nice kitchen area. We loved hanging out in front of the fireplace. The kitchen opens onto a pretty little balcony complete with a secret view of the Westerkerk cathedral. We also took advantage of the snacks and great Nespresso machine provided. The sleeping area above is magical. The bed is very comfortable and the curtains can be closed leaving you to feel as if you're inside of a ship.
Anyway everything is beautifully maintained, clean and filled with natural light from the many large windows. Note: there are steep steps up to the apartment and loft area. This was no problem for us but it might be a problem for the less able-bodied.
Our hosts Ajren and Hanneke were welcoming, helpful and responsive. Great location in the beautiful, bohemian Jordaan neighborhood. There are many nice cafes and restaurants nearby.
About the Host, Hanneke & Arjen
We are Hanneke Baars and Arjen van den Berg. Hanneke is working as a writer and a life coach and Arjen is a divorce lawyer and coach, both in our own practice. We are a couple since 1976 and we have two grown-up daughters, both artists. We are very interested in people’s lives, their history and their passions, but don't worry, we fully respect your privacy! Arjen also is a singer-songwriter, plays the piano and guitar and Hanneke loves to sing. We sometimes have house concerts. You are very welcome in our artistic house and wish you will feel at home!
Hanneke and Arjen