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Quiet Comfort in Central 17th Century Historical Building

Aadrian

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, dutch
Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Aadrian

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, dutch
Calendar last updated:
May 10, 2010
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Quiet Comfort in Central 17th Century Historical Building

Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Old Center Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Aadrians apartment is situated in a 17th century National Monument in the Jordaan-area, part of the old historical heart of Amsterdam, 500 meters from the Ann Frank house.

The Jordaan is a lively but quiet, picturesque, local, authentic, safe and friendly neighborhood, scattered between and around the Amsterdam canals. It is just off the noisy commercialized tourist zone but with everything right on your doorstep: small streets and squares, tree-bordered canals, loads of monuments, a variety of small restaurants, bars, terraces and all sorts of shops (amongst which supermarkets, bakery, evening shop, Laundromat etc.). There is a street market around the corner every Saturday (also organic food) and Monday (also flea market). Amsterdam Central Train Station is only a 10-minutes walk away. Ann Franks's house even less. You can get everywhere easily by foot but if you prefer also by public transport.

Aadrians apartment combines the privacy of an authentic, fully equipped Amsterdam Jordaan accommodation with the personal touch of a B&B.

Aadrians apartment is situated in a part of our house but you have your own entrance which gives you complete privacy. It overlooks the garden at the back of the house, is very quiet, comfortable and has good light. Unfortunately we have no wheel chair accessibility.

The accommodation is perfect for one or two adults, with our without children. The fully equipped kitchen allows you to prepare meals yourself. You can also check the many reasonably priced delicious café's and restaurants which are abundantly around (list of suggestions present). In the kitchen you'll find a stove, microwave, fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, pans, dishes, cutlery etc. The accommodation also has central heating, 24-hour free fast internet (wifi or ethernet-cable), cable television, radio, a modern private bathroom. You can choose between one or two single beds or one king size double bed, all of them very comfortable.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Aadrian (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, dutch
Calendar last updated:
May 10, 2010

About Aadrian

I'm a film teacher

Aadrian purchased this apartment in 1983

Why Aadrian chose Old Center

It is situated in what I concern as the best area in town: central, historical quiet with all facilities one would prefer to have around

What makes this apartment unique

Central, quiet, personal with complete privacy though

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 23 traveler reviews

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Quiet Comfort in Central 17th Century Historical Building
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews
Toronto, Canada
5

Aadrian's Apartment, Jordaan

  • 5 of 5

I want to thank Peter for the stay at his lovely, cosy and comfortable apartment and for his kindness and helpful suggestions. The location could not have been better with the picturesque canals and great local cafes. Everything is central and within a stone throw's walk away.

Peter provided a binder with maps, things to do, directions etc and a drawer full of tourist pamphlets which helped plan our itinerary.

I will definitely be recommending this rental to friends and colleagues!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Melbourne, Australia
5

Fantastic - as always

  • 5 of 5

This has been our (my wife's and mine) fifth, possibly sixth, stay at the Aadrian's Apartment. Whenever we're ready to visit Amsterdam we literally pray that Peter (the owner and a fabulous host) has a vacancy.

The apartment is located in Jordaan. A colourful, bohemian part of Amsterdam. From here you can reach just about any point in Amsterdam on foot. On the way "there" you will be tempted to stop for a coffee or beer in one of the multitude of cosy cafes or have a bite at any of the most tasteful eateries around the area.

The lodgings themselves are very comfortable. In addition to the fabulous mattresses (read beds), you have all you need for everyday living at home being away from home. Most importantly, there is a fully equipped kitchenette (stove, kettle, fridge, utensils etc). The house is located in a quiet street and you can relax to your heart's content after a busy day.

However, the highlight is (if i may put it this way) Peter, the owner of Aadrian's and your host. Peter is amazing. Apart from offering advice and hints on what to see (thanks for the Stanley Kubrick exhibition tip Peter- we had missed it in Melbourne a couple of years ago), Peter, over the years, secured concert tickets for us, helped us with a doctor and then hopped on his bike to get us the required medication, was the source of anecdotes and stories.

Good luck to all those who are yet to discover Aadrian's and Peter. Just don't visit when we need a bed ....

Mirek

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Of course I feel almost embarrassedly honoured by your flattering comments Mirek, but I am 200% sure that you and Irena would have done exactly the same for me if I had stayed in your place. Hope to see you soon again, Peter
Durham, NC
5

Feel like you live in the Jordaan!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful stay at Peter's apartment in March 2012. I loved being able to cook most of our own meals and buy amazing organic vegetables at the farmers' market around the corner. There are also many wonderful bread & cheese shops, restaurants, laundry, and a full service grocery store nearby. Don't miss the Javanese takeout a few blocks away. It was easy to walk or bike everywhere and for a week we felt we really lived in the Jordaan.

Peter was a wonderful host and the apartment is clean & well-maintained. Yes, the stairs are steep but after a few times up and down we got used to it. Overall it was a excellent stay and I would definitely stay at Peter's place next time! Thank you Peter!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your nice review Lanae. You know more about the Jordaan than I did about Durham. I'm glad that you have corrected that slightly by giving me a beautiful photobook about your city.
Beaverton, OR
4

Stairs

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is as advertised except don't stay here is you have any issues with stairs. Buildings are constructed to save space and one way is for stairs to be so steep they are like going up a ladder. Amsterdam is very compact and easy to walk almost everywhere from this location. Just remember that bicycles have the right-of-way over pedestrians.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You're right Carol, stairs are usually rather steep in our old historical centre. You can find them in the Ann Frank house as well. People had other considerations more than 3 centuries ago. So do come back if you like that Golden Age experience. Thanks for staying.
Adelaide, Australia
5

Great apartment in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for 4 nights during the weekend of the Queen's birthday festival in Amsterdam. The apartment has everything you need and an excellent sized bathroom for Europe. Yes the stairs are steep, but our host Peter helped us with our luggage and showed us how to negotiate the stairs with heavy bags.

The location is perfect, being walking distance from the majoraty of attractions you'd like to see. During the Queen's Day festivities, we were able to retreat to the apartment for some rest, before going out and enjoying the street parties again. The street market was literally a 2 minute walk for those who want to stock the kitchen and the Jordaan area is charming and beautiful.

Peter was very friendly and welcoming and we'd highly recommend this apartment to anyone who wants a memorable and authentic experience staying in Amsterdam.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your nice review Greg, I'm glad you survived the Queens Birthday.
NEAR PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA
5

HOME SWEET HOME

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is located in my favorite neighborhood which greatly influenced my decision to stay there. And that neighborhood, The Jordaan, is located on the west side of town, which I also much prefer. The Jordaan offers many shops, cafes, and restaurants to satisfy travelers with both large or small budgets. On market days, you can grab a bite from vendors selling everything from ready-to-eat and freshly made fruit cups, juices, and smoothies to sandwiches of grilled meats. And if you've got a sweet tooth like me, there are plenty of treats like cookies and cakes and other Dutch specialties to indulge in. Haarlemer Straat is nearby for the serious shopper and is a good choice for those heading up to Central Station. Head in the other direction and you'll easily reach many of Amsterdam's attractions. Anne Frank House, the Rijks and Van Gogh...........also my two favorite squares, Leidseplein and Rembrandtplein, but make sure you've got your walking shoes. They're a bit of a hike, but I'm a walker. I NEVER use public transportation, not even the Hop On/Hop Off busses or canal boats. Just not my thing, I guess....plus the money I save by walking goes toward my food and drink budgets. If you want to really appreciate the city, do it on foot. I think you can reach the major museums in no more than 25 to 30 minutes and can see so much on the way. I spent the months of December '11 and February '12 in the apartment, so was able to really explore the city, especially The Jordaan. I tried to alter my route each day so I'd see all it had to offer. It's a dynamic neighborhood well worth visiting. Peter, who owns the apartment, is a wonderful host, who is happy to answer any questions and you can't begin to imagine how much I appreciated his carrying my 45-pound suitcase up those steep and narrow stairs for me, while I struggled with only my carry-on bag! He's a few months older than me, but is in far better shape. THANKS FOR YOUR HELP, PETER!!! Another interesting part of town is The Nine Streets..........for you shoppers. I've already alerted Peter of my return for the month of December '12. It's a lively month with a carnival atmosphere. The squares feature ice skating and kiosks offering gluhwein, coffees, sausages, and other treats to satisfy any taste.........and there are games, too, so you may go home with a stuffed animal or other prize. The apartment is simple, but you'll do little more than sleep there. You'll be out from dawn to dusk and beyond.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your extensive review Harry! You soon felt like being a close friend! One of the nice things of renting out an apartment is to meet people with all sorts of tastes and personalities. I have regular guests (see other reviews) who love to stay inside the apartment most of the day and enjoy the quietness (which -to be honest- wouldn't be my choice too, I'm more an explorer like you). Some people see the famous Amsterdam stairs as a challenge, others admire the monumental charm of the building of which they are an inseparable part.

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Old Center Apartment Rental Rates

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Amenities

Old Center Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 25 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • King size bed
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
Notes:
Aadrians apartment combines the privacy of an authentic, fully equipped Amsterdam Jordaan accommodation with the personal touch of a B&B.

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