I'm a writer and art critic based in Berlin and Lisbon. I travel a lot for my work and prefer to stay in places of locals, rather then hotels.
We had a great 1-week stay at Jurriaan's wonderful Berlin apartment. We loved the high ceilings, the Mid-Century furniture and the light that comes into the huge windows - all the perks of living in an older apartment. (There are small things about older apartments that will be different - eg. holding down the flusher for the toilet, not a problem, per se, just different!). The WiFi is excellent, and it was nice to have a washing machine.
We were met by their friend at the apartment and everything was explained and/or self-explanatory. The apartment is well-located, at a main intersection with 2 tram lines at our disposal (light sleepers beware - trams run 24 hours), and the S-bahn a short walk (or 1 tram stop away). It was easy to get into Hackescher Markt, for instance, which takes about 15 mins. The neighbourhood is cool too - within walking distance is Prenzlauer Strasse, and a few tram stops away is Eberwalder Strasse, both with loads of restaurants, cafes and independent shops. If you want to feel like a resident of Berlin, rather than a tourist, this is the perfect place.
My boyfriend and I spent New Year's in Jurriaan's beautiful apartment. We feel so fortunate that we were able to spend the festive season in such a fantastic place!
The location is very convenient at the intersection of two major tram lines, Kollwitzplatz within walking distance and a massive Kaiser's too. The apartment itself is beautiful, spacious and very comfortable. It has so much character and everything works just fine. Jurriaan is very kind and a very attentive host who is easily contactable.
Thank you so much Jurriaan for letting us stay in your apartment and for making our holiday so special!
A thoroughly charming and quiet apartment. Great location, hosts were clear and prompt communicators-a LOVELY experience!!! Would definitely come back again!
Mtrains right out the door, and just a few blocks from the Ubahn, harder to get a cab. Beautiful piano, very comfortable bed, friendly neighbors. I really appreciate that Jurriaan was so quick to respond, and clear about how the place is organized. Staying here was easy and good.
We stayed in the apartment for around a week. The location was really convenient - right by two tram lines and also close to the S-Bahn. The apartment was as advertised, and although Jurriaan was out of Berlin during our stay he was really responsive and took the trouble to check everything was going ok. He was also really flexible when we needed to stay an extra day! We would definitely stay here again. :-)
Jurriaan and Adriana's apartment is beautiful and really well located. It is in the outskirts of Prenzlauer Berg and is very well communicated via tram. The apartment has everything you need and has lots of character. We would definitely stay there again and recommend it to any traveller looking for a flat with high ceilings, wooden floors and lots of charm.
Absolutely positive experience!The flat is perfectly located , to the Alex it is just 15 minutes by tram, which is 100 meters leaving in front of the door.
The room is big, very light and furnished with a really comfortabel bed.
Kitchen and bathroom are big and the kitchen well equipped, so if wanted you can cook.
In total a perfect place to stay!
My friend Thibaut an I had a very good stay at Jurriaan's apartment in Lisbon. The apartment is spacious, bright and nicely furnished. The view from the kitchen window on the Tage river is fantastic. We were only two travelers but the place is big enough for 4 people.
It is located in the old and typical neighbourhoods of Graça and Alfama wich are very nice,. There is a flea market twice a week just down the street and good cafés and restaurant within walking distance.
Jurriaan gave us all the information to prepare our stay and had left important and useful instructions on a sheet of paper. Though we didn't meet ni person I can say he was a very good host and it was a treat to stay at his place !
Jurriaan and Adriana were out of town, so I didn't have a chance to meet them, but my stay at their apartment was great and everything went smoothly. I visited in March and the weather was unexpectedly cold and snowy, but the apartment was warm and inviting - nice to come home to! The convenience of the two stops (M10, M4) right in front of the apartment helped, as well. Highly recommend.
Jurriaan was a great guest! We really enjoyed having him. He's very polite, calm and very interesting to talk to. We've spent a nice Sunday together!
I hope you have enjoyed your short stay in Vilnius. Best wishes!
Jurriaan is a gentle and pleasant guest. He joined us for diner and we had entertaining conversations about art, writing and living in Berlin. We would love to have him as a guest again in our bed and breakfast.
We really enjoyed having Jurriaan stay (website hidden) at the studio. He came for the Art Rio contemporary Art Fair and was extremely kind, and kept the apartment impecable. Highly recommend him as a guest!
I stayed in Jurriaan and Adriana´s apartment for a week in December and everything worked out perfectly. They both are friendly, generous and reliable persons, keep what they promise and do everything they can to make sure people are feeling like at home.
The apartment is located very conveniently. Right in front of the house there are a few tram stops with connections e.g. to the Berlin Alexanderplatz. The apartment itself is very cosy and spacious and has everything you need for a pleasant stay. Absolutely no complaints whatsoever - I had a great stay!
We stayed at Jurriaan and Adriana's appartement over Xmas holidays 2012 and had a very pleasant stay. The appartement is greatly located (Prenzlauerberg). Tramway is right out, and metro one stop away.
The place is big, shiny and cats are really cool :)