Artistic Apt Heart of Amsterdam

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Nieuwe Leliestraat, Amsterdam, North Holland 1015, Netherlands

The Space

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.

The House
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.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $1416 /week
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • What a wonderful experience. The apartment was very centrally located and beautifully done up. Clean and inviting with quirky additions like bespoke artist designed staircases. The balcony offered a sunny breakfast area. Our hosts were very responsive when booking and when we arrived they were welcoming and warm. We were immediately made to feel at home. Thank you Arjen and Hanneke for letting us stay. Wish we were back already. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

    April 2014
  • There's very little I can add to the rave reviews everyone else has posted.

    The location was fab: within easy walking distance of most of Amsterdam's main sights and situated in a particularly lovely, picturesque part of town.

    The apartment itself is light and airy, but also warm and cosy. It is (as someone else said) up a steepish flight of stairs, so if that's an issue, this may not be the place for you. Otherwise can I wholeheartedly recommend this as a delightful spot for your Amsterdam trip.

    Oh - and the hosts are extremely responsive, friendly and helpful.

    Couldn't have been happier with our first airbnb stay.

    April 2014
  • A wonderful flat, in a wonderful location, with a wonderful host. It's up some narrow stairs (mentioning in case that's an issue), but inside it's a lovely airy space with great light and a really nice feel. Would definitely recommend and hope to return there. Arjen is extremely helpful and friendly.

    March 2014
  • Our owners are really lovely people and the apartment is beautiful. Everything was perfect and I highly recommend Arjen and Hanneke.
    If you want to live a wonderful experience, do not hesitate!

    Located in a very quiet area, the apartment is ideal for a romantic stay. The center and transport are close, really TOP!

    March 2014
  • Arjen met us at the apartment when we arrived and was extremely helpful and accommodating during our stay. We loved the apartment (I actually think it's even more beautiful than in the photos - and they are good photos!). The apartment was absolutely fantastic, both in terms of layout/facilities and geographically. In amongst some really cool independent shops, bars and restaurants and far enough away from the lively city centre so you were fully refreshed for the next day. Arjen was super helpful and very friendly. I definitely would recommend this apartment to anyone.Thanks for a fantastic stay!

    March 2014
  • Arjen was a fantastic host, the apartment was absolutely fantastic and we had a great time there. I don't think theres any more you could ask for.

    March 2014
  • A marvelous trip to Amsterdam in a very well-situated and design apartment. Very nice welcome from our host who made us feel immediately comfortable. It was a great stay, and we'll come back in the same place to benefit of this amazing apartment.

    March 2014
  • We had a wonderful time in a fantastic appt in a great part of town. Arjen was friendly kind and informative and we recommend this to all unless you have accessibility issues as there are a lot of stairs!

    February 2014
    Hanneke & Arjen
    Response from Hanneke & Arjen:

    To be more specific: as you can read in our description of the apartment on our Airbnbsite, there are two stairs of normal length to reach the apartment. Hanneke and Arjen.

  • Fleur met us on arrival and was very friendly and informative. After that we were left to our privacy in this beautiful apartment. Very cosy. Even more amazing in the flesh!

    Great area, you are surrounded by a variety of bars and restaurants and we didn't have a bad meal amongst them.

    I would definitely come back here again!

    February 2014
  • On my way out of the apartment, my wife and I joked that we didn't want to review it on Airbnb because we didn't want the secret of this amazing place to get out. The apartment is just wonderful. As others have said, very true to (if not better than) the photos. Arjen was a wonderful, thoughtful host who went out if his way to check in on us and make sure everything was OK. His daughter Fleur gave us the welcome tour and was also wonderful. An incredible, charming location in a great neighborhood. I cannot recommend it enough.

    February 2014
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Christelijk Lyceum Populierstraat, Vrije Universiteit en Eramusuniversiteit
Divorce lawyer & coach (Arjen); life coach (Hanneke).
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
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