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Peaceful Apartment In The Old Historical Centre

Marcos

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, dutch
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, dutch
Calendar last updated:
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Peaceful Apartment In The Old Historical Centre

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

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:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Marcos (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, dutch
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2015

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 50 traveler reviews

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Peaceful Apartment In The Old Historical Centre
average rating of 4.96 based on 50 reviews
5

We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time and loved the little apartment on the canal! The hosts went out of their way to make us feel comfortable and welcome, the canal view was terrific, and the location was convenient to so many things. We loved visiting Amsterdam, and this VRBO helped make it work out beautifully. Judy and Mike

  • Submitted: May 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Judy & Mike, Your review has helped us reach an important milestone – you wrote our 50th Review. What’s more important, is that you enjoyed the apartment and you’re stay in Amsterdam. Your kind words coupled with the 5 stars suggests that we achieved our basic aim. We’re so pleased to hear you appreciated the convenience of the central location and, of course, the canal views from front of the apartment. We want our guests to feel relaxed and very much at home during their stay and it’s great that you felt exactly that. We also know that you enjoyed some of our restaurant recommendations during your stay and note that you have provided your own recommendations which we will be sure to share with our future guests. We will also recommend the private tour company you used for your trip to the beautiful Keukenhof. Thanks for being such delightful guests and thanks againfor returning write a review (our 50th). Wishing you both a lovely Summer. Best regards, Marcos
5

Wonderful apartment

  • 5 of 5

Right from our first contact with Marcos everything was so well organised. We were given lots of information about the apartment and the local area and how to find the apartment. Peter met us very warmly and showed us around. Everything was spotless and there were flowers, wine, local beer and milk and juice to greet us and help us settle in. The apartment had everything we needed and more for our 6 night stay. We ate in each evening making use of the very close by supermarket and the well equipped little apartment kitchen.

It was ideally situated very close to the local shops, the Rembrandthuis and 15 minutes walk to central station. We walked everywhere around the city and were glad to relax on the comfy sofa in the evening. The area is very attractive and the apartment block was quiet.

We would highly recommend this lovely apartment and give many thanks to Marcos and Peter.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Joan & Scott, We are really grateful to you both for taking the time to return to the website and write a review. It was our absolute pleasure to have you as guests and it gives us great satisfaction that you enjoyed your stay at our apartment. Thank you for highlighting the convenience of the central location of the apartment. It is indeed within easy walking distance to the Central Railway Station and most of the local tourist attractions. Your review and recommendation means a lot to us. We know that our potential guests often take the time to read guest reviews before making their final choice. We genuinely try hard to make your stay memorable and hassle free – we try to offer a more personable service than many of the larger rental companies. Have a great Summer! Marcos (and Peter)
5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Well what can I say! From making our initial booking to arriving at the apartment we have been very well looked after. It was just like home from home everything that was needed or wanted was there and the icing on the cake was the beautiful red roses, wine, chocolates and nuts as a welcome was such a lovely thought. We had a brilliant 5 days the apartment is so central to everything, turn right and you have bars and restaurant, turn left and around the corner you have supermarkets and shops. We walked everywhere and found the local people so friendly. Thank you Marcos, Peter and Eric for your attention to detail it made our first stay in your excellent apartment first class!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Tess & John, Thank you both so much for taking the time to write a review - and a very nice review at that! We do take great care to ensure our guests feel looked after from their initial booking enquiry until post stay. In your case, I know that Eric communicated by phone and email to answer all of your questions prior to your stay. Peter is always on hand to provide that warm welcome and to assist if you experience any problems during your stay. The little extras such as tea, coffee and milk allow guests to settle/rest after their journey before having to make a trip to the supermarket. You kindly pointed out the convenience of the location with nice bars and restaurants nearby and a large supermarket at the end of the street. Finally, thank you so much for choosing our apartment and for being such lovely guests. Thank you for recommending us and we hope we to see you again. Have a great Easter! Best regards, Marcos, Peter and Eric
5

Fantastic Apartment in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Utterly delighted after our stay in this apartment. Within easy reach of everything, very central location yet quiet. Clean, incredible attention to detail with fantastic views of the canal. A very warm reception from Peter on arrival together with the welcome pack and information provided made our stay very memorable.

We have stayed in many other holiday apartments but this one was in another class altogether, definitely value for money.

Special thanks for allowing us to check out late at no extra cost and to Eric and Marcos for making the booking so easy.

I would not hesitate to recommend this apartment to anyone.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Paula (and Mark), Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. This is our first review of 2015 and your comments are totally consistent with previous guests. We are delighted to hear that you both enjoyed your 6 night stay at the apartment. As you regularly use holiday apartments then your review has added credibility. We have 2 key values which we try hard to maintain at all times and you mentioned both in your review – Great (personal) Customer Service and Good Value. We (Peter, Eric and I) take pride with our guest communications and try hard to answer all queries in full and in a timely manner. Where we can make adjustments to help benefit our guests then we will always try to do so. This includes our flexible approach to arrival and departure times. Furthermore, we will never charge any extra for early or late checkouts unlike most large rental businesses. In fact, we have no hidden charges such as administration, cleaning or WiFi etc... Our pricing structure is very straight forward and transparent. More importantly, we try to provide great value considering the very central location. The location is within an easy walk from Central Station and most tourist attractions. You have already indicated that you wish to return in January or February 2016 and we very much look forward to welcoming you both then. Thanks again for your 5 stars and your strong recommendation. Regards, Marcos
San Francisco, California
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We have been renting from apartment owners in Europe for over twenty-five years. This was the best experience of them all: thoroughly professional and friendly. The location is fantastic. The apartment was exactly as described. We can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Paul & Scott, My thanks, as you would expect, for finding some time during the busy festive holidays to write a review. I hope that you both had a great Christmas Day and I trust your vacation in Amsterdam provided the perfect opportunity to unwind before the big day itself. You spent 3 weeks at the apartment before Christmas and we're therefore delighted to hear that it met your expectations in every way. Thank you for commenting on the quality of the customer experience which you experienced and for the 5 stars. We only manage one apartment (this was my Amsterdam home up until 2012) and we can therefore ensure we have tailor our service to the needs of each of our guests. We try hard to provide timely information regarding the apartment in the weeks prior to your arrival and we have an extremely flexible approach to both arrivals and departures arrangements for our guests. Peter is generally on hand to meet/greet all of our guests outside the apartment and provide a quick tour of the facilities within. Furthermore, both Peter and I are always available before, during and post holidays to answer your questions. You guys have much more experience of the holiday rental market in Europe than me and I feel somewhat honored (and pleasantly surprised) on how you compared us overall. I really do hope that we get to see you both back in Amsterdam very soon. Please also recommend us to any friends or family or might be considering a trip to the Netherlands. Thank you for being such delightful guests and may I take this opportunity to wish you both a very Happy, Healthy and Peaceful 2015. Best regards, Marcos
5

Tip-top flat in super location: book this one now!

  • 5 of 5

Our favorite vacation rental ever! The apartment is in a perfect location (walking distance to just about everywhere you want to go in Amsterdam) and extremely comfortable. The ample living/dining area overlooks a charming canal, with close up views from the cozy balcony. Super service from the owner at all points of the booking and rental experience.

We loved all the attention to detail, including obvious fastidiousness with cleaning (something very important to us) and ample supplies of items too often missing from most rental units. Here, you're stocked with laundry detergent, bath soap, toilet and kitchen paper, etc, not to mention kitchen basics, like coffee, sugar, milk, etc. And then there is no end of endearing touches, like 2 dozen gorgeous roses of all hues, fine chocolates and cashews, a great bottle of wine, to name just a few.

Furnishings are comfy and functional and the decor is pleasing. The Bosch washer and dryer are awesome (thank you very much!), the kitchen while small is super efficient, hot water is HOT and plentiful, wifi rapid and reliable. We love the place and will be back for a longer stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Linda & Kurt, Where do I start? First of all, let me thank you very much indeed for your detailed review of both the apartment and the service which you experienced. This review is particularly IMPORTANT for us as we know that you also operate a similar Holiday Rental in Barcelona via the sister website VRBO. Therefore, we know that you fully understand the holiday let business and therefore your honest comments will have increased objectivity and credibility. Thankfully for us, your review is very positive and reflects many of the points which are previous guests have commented on. Of course, the apartment location speaks for itself and all of the little extras such as the various basic items which we provide for guests are in contrast to some of the larger rental businesses. The overall booking experience starting from guests’ initial enquiries through to post stay contact is very personal and we try to respond to emails within hours (not days). We are also happy to provide additional advice to travellers on request to help them plan their vacation. In the last 2 years we have already had a number of returning guests which is extremely gratifying and personal recommendations to friends and family members also accounts for some of our bookings. Thank you again for your detailed and honest review and for the 5 star rating. We really look forward to welcoming you again soon! Wishing you both a special time over the festive period and a Happy New Year! Best regards, Marcos READ ON.... Through our email communication and through checking out your own webpage it is clear that you care as much about your own guests as we do. For any of our previous guests reading our reviews or, indeed, for anyone else who might be interested then I think it is only proper that I mention your own holiday rental property on VRBO – please check it out! (I cannot add link although it can be found through a Google search - Bailen 41 Barcelona)

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Schiphol Aiport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Various bars in all directions
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
GVB Ferry to North Amsterdam - EYE etc
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Central Station
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Various restaurants in all directions
Nearest Beach
28 Kilometres
Zandvoort
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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Rates & Availability

From €100 Per night

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 2015
Mar 1 2015 - May 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
€150
€900
 
 
Summer Peak 2015
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
€165
€975
 
 
Autumn 2015
Oct 1 2015 - Dec 27 2015
4 night minimum stay
€150
€850
 
 
New Year 2015/16
Dec 28 2015 - Jan 4 2016
4 night minimum stay
€215
 
 
Winter / Off Peak 2016
Jan 5 2016 - Feb 29 2016
4 night minimum stay
€100
€650
 
 
Spring 2016
Mar 1 2016 - Apr 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
€150
€910
 
 
Summer Peak 2016
May 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
€165
€990
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
€165
€990
€3,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes €100 - €225/night or €800 - €990/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

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:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
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
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling

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