PEACEFUL APARTMENT IN THE OLD HISTORICAL CENTRE

Marcos

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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PEACEFUL APARTMENT IN THE OLD HISTORICAL CENTRE

Old Center Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

This welcoming holiday apartment is situated in an historic converted warehouse overlooking a typical Amsterdam canal. The development is extremely peaceful and only a short walking distance to Central station with very good access to Metro stations (Nieuwmarkt and Waterloo Plein), tram and bus services.

The apartment is on the same street as the world famous Gassan Diamond. The closest attractions include, Opera House, Rembrandt House, Hermitage Museum, Jewish/Portuguese Synagogue, Dam Square, NEMO and the Maritime museum. There is a diverse selection of shops, cafes, restaurants and galleries nearby to explore.

As you enter the historic warehouse building you will be surprised at the modern communal courtyard gardens within. The development also benefits from a modern entrance security system and an elevator to help you get to/from the 3rd floor apartment with your luggage or shopping. The apartment has a comfortable and modern interior with delightful views over the canal.

If you want all of the convenience of a great central location in Amsterdam and demand a safe, comfortable and peaceful place to stay, then this apartment is for you.

Many Amsterdam houses and flats have steep staircases to gain access. This apartment has a lift which negates the need to climb stairs.

Many visitors to the city choose to hire bicycles during their stay. One of the main cycle hire companies is only a short walk from the apartment. You can also park your bike(s) off the street in the residents parking area. This can only be reached by residents and the community is gated.

We are happy to provide specific advice for your visit to make the most of your stay. This might include recommending a local Thai restaurant or give you ideas of places to visit outside the city should you choose.

Other rental options may be available for those staying over 1 week and we would be happy to negotiate a discount on our advertised rates.

IMPORTANT CONTACT INFORMATION

First of all, let me introduce myself - my name is Marcos Moura Vieira and I own this property which was my home in Amsterdam for a number of years. The apartment is now offered as a cosy holiday let and is ideal for visitors because of the Central location.

I have the help of 2 friends in managing the apartment and looking after our guests.

Firstly, Eric Longstaff (UK based) looks after most of the day-to-day administration on my behalf. If you have any booking enquiries or payment questions then Eric can be contacted via our usual email address or by phone:

If calling from outside of the United Kingdom then please dial:

+44 7800 600000

If you are calling from the UK then dial 07800 600000.

Peter Arink (Netherlands based) meets and greets our guests on my behalf. If you have already booked the apartment and need to speak to Peter regarding arrival times or if you experience any problems during your stay then he can be reached by phone on:

If calling from a non Netherlands registered telephone please dial: +31 6250 91235.

If you are using a Netherlands SIM card or a Netherlands payphone then simply dial 06250 91235.

You can Email and talk to us in English, Dutch, French, Spanish and Portuguese.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Singles
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Marcos (Property Manager)
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Speaks dutch, french, portuguese, spanish, english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 38 traveler reviews

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Peaceful Apartment In The Old Historical Centre
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 38 reviews
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Peaceful Apartment In The Old Historical Centre
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1039120
+44 7800600000
Old Center Amsterdam
5

A wonderful apartment for a break in Amsterdam.

  • 5 of 5
Close enough to the centre to have everything within easy reach, but very peaceful. Greeted by Marcos, the owner, on arrival and a very generous welcome pack awaited us. Everything from the initial enquiry to departure was faultless. Would highly recommend staying here and would certainly not hesitate a return visit myself.
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Bruno & Stephanie,

It was an absolute pleasure to meet you both when you arrived at the apartment in August. I must confess that our guests would normally meet Peter on arrival and he is much better rehearsed on ensuring a warm welcome to our guests. Nevertheless, I hope I did enough to ensure that you felt at home fast!

Thanks for taking the time to write a review and for stating the key features of our apartment. Firstly, the location – the apartment is centrally located within easy walking distance to Central railway station and most key attractions. Despite being central, the apartment is also very secure/private and there is no noise from passing pedestrians/traffic. The canal view from the lounge is quite delightful.

Secondly, we try very hard to deal with our guests in a ‘personal way’ and respond to emails quickly – thank you for endorsing this.

Thank you so much for the five stars and your recommendation. We would love to see you again in the future.

Best regards,

Marcos
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Peaceful Apartment In The Old Historical Centre
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1039120
+44 7800600000
Old Center Amsterdam
5

Simply amazing

  • 5 of 5
All reviews can really be trusted. The apartment is superb, close to all attractions in Amsterdam and so well equipped that it's just a dream come true. The rental process is very efficient and the attentions by the key manager were just unbelievable, including the welcome pack and all the indications provided. Reality is even better than the pictures. I would undoubtedly recommend it to everyone wishing to spend some time in Ámsterdam without the inconveniences of a similarly priced hotel room. No less than 5 stars, for sure. Guys, keep up the good work!
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Carlos & Isabel,

Thank you so much for your fabulous review and 5 stars. Peter and I are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time in Amsterdam and that our Apartment did not disappoint.

Our guest reviews are incredibly important to us and we take great pride in that so many have taken the time to share their experiences on the website. We know that our potential guests are interested to hear the experiences of previous guests to help guide them when choosing a holiday rental.

Our aim is simply to provide good value combined with an honest and friendly service – I’m pleased that you also found this to be the case.
The location of the apartment is Central and within walking distance of most of the City attractions and this too has been a strong influencing factor for our guests. Our key selling point is, of course, Peter. He always enjoys meeting all of guests and taking the time to help them settle and answer any questions on arrival and/or during their stay. We also try hard to be as flexible as we can with guest arrival times as we would rather our guests didn’t have to walk the streets with luggage unnecessarily. In your case, the late arrival of your train from Brussels did demonstrate our flexible approach.

I know that you’re both back home safely in Seville. Thank you for the offer of a beer and a ‘tour guide’ should we visit. We may well take you up on this offer. Thank you for your email with a few suggestions which we have already actioned.

Thanks again for your review and the strong recommendation.

Best regards,

Marcos
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Peaceful Apartment In The Old Historical Centre
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1039120
+44 7800600000
Old Center Amsterdam
5

WA central haven

  • 5 of 5
This apartment was ideal for our time in Amsterdam being fully self-contained, secure and within easy walking distance of the key attractions of the city.

We were extremely impressed with the information and advice provided by Marcos and Peter prior to our arrival in Amsterdam. The welcome by Peter and the unexpected gifts were part of their service. We would not hesitate in recommending this apartment to others visiting Amsterdam and we will certainly use again should we return.
Barry and Jane, New Zealand
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Barry & Jane,

Thank you both so much for your lovely review, 5 star rating and for your strong recommendation. We’re pleased to hear that you found the apartment perfect for your holiday needs. Clearly, the central location coupled with the peaceful setting are the key features which all of our guests seem to appreciate.

We are not a multiple property business and therefore we do benefit from getting to know our guests before they arrive. Furthermore, Peter greets all of our guests and provides a very warm welcome and we’re both always contactable throughout your stay and beyond.

It would be our pleasure to welcome you both to the Apartment in future years.

Best regards,

Marcos
business
Peaceful Apartment In The Old Historical Centre
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1039120
+44 7800600000
Old Center Amsterdam
4

A Very Cute Apartment

  • 4 of 5
What a wonderful welcome you receive when you book to stay at this delightful apartment. Peter met us having provided lots of information about getting to the property and showed us around. He had provided flowers, wine, chocolate and nuts in addition to the normal tea, coffee, sugar etc. His only request in return was that we keep the plants watered as it promised to be a sunny week. And so it was. This very comfortable and clean apartment was a wonderful base from which to explore Amsterdam. So convenient yet tucked away from the main tourist areas and therefore quieter than a more central position. Five minutes walk from a fantastic supermarket. The property was exactly as described and shown in the photos on the website. My only criticism of this apartment is the method of payment which because you pay in two instalments puts a further £50 on the cost of the holiday in bank charges. I have already started recommending!
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Denise & Rob,

Thanks for finding the time in your hectic schedule to write a review regarding your stay. In fact, you are the 35th guests to write a review in the last 2 years. Every review is welcome and our aim remains to please all of our guests the best we can. Your comments have, thankfully, echoed that of previous guests through highlighting the warm welcome afforded by Peter and quiet, central location of our apartment. The outside plants flourished during your stay and we appreciate it when guests take a few minutes to keep them watered.

We’re also pleased you enjoyed the small welcome gifts and that you both had a wonderful time exploring Amsterdam.

Clearly, we are a little disappointed to learn that you incurred such high bank charges for the intra EU money transfer – I was quite shocked at the costs you outlined and I know that for a lot of banks the fees are roughly £10 (from UK) or €10 from elsewhere in Europe. I was so shocked that I took at look at the costs online and I believe that Santander do charge £25 per transfer. I have chosen to stick to this method as I believe it is the safest as they clearly identify both parties and the exchange rate is normally very fair. I did have a less than good service from Paypal once and hence reverted to Bank Transfers only. I’m hoping that the EU will force down the costs of transfers in the coming months. All methods incur charges for one or both parties (including the Homeaway payment service) hence we keep our basic price structure as low as possible to reduce the costs for travellers overall. It is worth noting that we have no hidden charges such as cleaning, administration, linen/towels, internet – in fact, we also don’t charge for early or late arrivals/departures. However, I do fully agree that the charges that you incurred were very high and I hope we still provided great value through our competitive/transparent pricing overall.

I would encourage all future guests to check bank charges and, if possible, make the payment online and not via a branch/phone as these can increase the charges.

Thank you so much for your review. We always offer discounts to returning guests and if you do return to the City then please let us know and we will guarantee the best possible price. Thanks also for recommending us to your friends and family.

You were delightful guests and thank you again for choosing us.
I wish you both a relaxing Summer.

Best regards,
Marcos (and Peter)
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Peaceful Apartment In The Old Historical Centre
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1039120
+44 7800600000
Old Center Amsterdam
5

Peaceful, modern, centric, clean.

  • 5 of 5
A beautiful apartment in a beautiful neighborhood. Peter's welcome with so many thoughtful details was the perfect beginning to my first visit to Amsterdam.
The apartment was impeccable. Flowered plants adorned the small balcony facing one of the canals as well as the living area's windowsills. The kitchen had all the appliances one could need and was very clean. As was the bathroom. The bedroom was large, with a very comfortable bed a large closet, a desk and chest of drawers and, oh joy!,a clothes washer and dryer. I highly recommend this rental apartment. Thank you, Marcos and Peter,
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Viola and Maria,

Thank you for finding the time to write such a lovely review and for your glowing recommendation before you even get home. We know you’re in Strasbourg at this time – hopefully finding some time to relax in between studying French!

We are extremely pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our apartment. As a first time visitor to Amsterdam you will have no doubt appreciated the central location and we agree that it is a beautiful neighborhood.

The view from the lounge is superb and it is hard not to sit by the window just watching boats. The comfort and cleanliness of the apartment is clearly very important to us and we’re pleased to hear that we didn’t disappoint you on both counts.

We wish you good luck with your French course and thank you again for choosing our apartment. It was our absolute pleasure to have you stay and we hope you are able to return in the future.

Enjoy the rest of your holiday!

Best regards,

Marcos & Peter
business
Peaceful Apartment In The Old Historical Centre
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1039120
+44 7800600000
Old Center Amsterdam
5

Lovely apartment in great location

  • 5 of 5
This is a really lovely apartment in a perfect location - within walking distance of everything. It's really well equipped and was spotlessly clean. Peter met us on arrival and wasn't at all concerned that we didn't get there until after 10pm. He was very welcoming and we were very pleased that he had thoughtfully provided milk, coffee etc as well as wine, flowers and chocolates. He also gave us directions to the very good local supermarket and a "night store" which was open late if we needed anything else. We were able to have a late checkout on our departure day which was very convenient. The apartment is very light and airy and has a great view of the canal - it was fascinating watching the boats go past. An ideal choice for a holiday in Amsterdam. We stayed 2 weeks and had a great time.
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Joan & Tony,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and to share your experiences. Obviously, I’m delighted to hear that you found the apartment was a perfect base for your 2 week stay. The small extra touches such as milk, coffee etc... are there to help guests settle in fast. I understand as much as anyone, how lovely it is to have a cup of tea or coffee, put your feet up to relax and unwind after a long journey. The wine may be especially welcome if the outbound journey was particularly stressful!

Peter really does enjoy meeting each of our guests and always finds the time to explain the apartment and the many local amenities. We continue to try hard to facilitate flexible arrivals/departures depending on our guests travel itinerary. We certainly wouldn’t want to keep guests waiting for hours on the streets with luggage.

I also remember how delightful it is to sit and watch the boats on the canal. The apartment benefits from having no pedestrians/traffic on the canal side and, therefore, it really is ‘peaceful’. Previous guests have also enjoyed using the residents’ picnic tables next to the canal when the sun is shining.

Finally, thank you once again for your recommendation and for your detailed review.

Have a great Summer and we hope to see you both(or your friends/family) in Amsterdam sometime soon.

Best regards,
Marcos
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Schiphol Aiport
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
GVB Ferry to North Amsterdam - EYE etc
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Central Station
Nearest Beach
28 Kilometres
Zandvoort
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Various bars in all directions
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Various restaurants in all directions
Car: not necessary

Welcome to the 'old side' (Oude Zidje) of Amsterdam in the heart of the city centre. This welcoming holiday apartment is situated in an historic converted warehouse overlooking a typical Amsterdam canal. The development is extremely peaceful and only a short walking distance to Central station with very good access to Metro stations (NieuwMarkt and Waterloo Plein), tram and bus services. However, with such a central location it is unlikely you will need transportation unless you wish to explore further afield.

The apartment is on the same street as the world famous Gassan Diamond factory/museum. The closest attractions include, Opera House (Muziektheater), Rembrandt House/square, Hermitage Museum, Jewish/Portuguese Synagogue, Amsterdam Historic Museum, NEMO and the Maritime museum. There is a diverse selection of shops, cafes, restaurants and galleries nearby to explore.

You can easily reach all of the most famous attractions in Amsterdam: Museum Quarter (Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk Museum), Dam Square, Amsterdam Zoo, Anne-Frank house, Royal Palace, Oude Kerk,

As you enter the historic warehouse building you will be surprised at the modern communal courtyard gardens within. At the canal side of the development you can take full advantage of a private picnic/seating area in quiet surroundings and watch the boats pass by. The development also benefits from a modern entrance security system and an elevator to help you get to/from the 3rd floor apartment with your luggage or shopping. Furthermore, if you do decide to hire bikes during your stay you can find secure bicycle parking within the development.

The apartment has a comfortable and modern interior with delightful views over the canal.

Whether this is your first visit to the city or you're a frequent visitor, we trust you will have a pleasant and memorable stay in Amsterdam. If you would like specific advice on local restaurants or activities to suit your specific needs, then we would be more than happy to help in anyway we can.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Old Center Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring/Summer 2014
Mar 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
€130
€800
 
 
Autumn 2014
Oct 1 2014 - Dec 29 2014
3 night minimum stay
€125
€800
 
 
New Year
Dec 30 2014 - Jan 2 2015
4 night minimum stay
€180
 
 
Winter / Off peak 2015
Jan 3 2015 - Feb 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
€125
€800
 
 
Spring/Summer 2015
Mar 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
€145
€850
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
€145
€900
€3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes €125 - €180/night or €800 - €900/week (depending on dates)

* Prices based on 1-2 persons sharing.

* Holding/Security/Damage deposit of Euro 200 is required on booking. Return within 10 days of checkout.

* Full payment is required 3 weeks before arrival.

* No additional charge for late check-out.

For stays in excess of 2 weeks we are willing to negotiate much better discounts.
This quote includes the 5.5% City Tax.

A €200 holding deposit is required at the time of booking. This would convert into a security/damage deposit on arrival and would be refundable at the end of your stay.

The full balance needs to be paid 3 weeks prior to your arrival. We accept payment via international bank transfer.

We always facilitate a late checkout at no extra cost.
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Amenities

Amenities

Old Center Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Elevator ...
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • White bathroom suite with walk in shower enclosure. Clean towels provided. Soap/shampoo provided. Mirror above wash basin. Sockets available for electric toothbrush and/or razor. Small hair dryer available.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • One large double bed. Plenty of storage for your clothes, luggage and personal items. Window overlooks private internal courtyard. Clean bed linen, quilts and pillows are provided. Additional blankets available. Large mirrored wardrobe. Electronic radio alarm clock with 'Ipod' docking station.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat Dock
  • Gated Community
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Singles
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • live theater
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
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