|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Feel on top of it all in this stunning penthouse with large roof terrace in the “Pijp”, a 19th century part of Amsterdam just south of the historical city center.
The apartment’s amenities, furnishing & decorations are of the highest possible degree and the roof terrace will offer you a stunning view over Amsterdam.
With your feet on the ground, the very lively and famous Albert Cuyp Market is just around the corner, where you may buy the best fresh vegetables, fruits and fish in town, along with cheese, spices, bric a brac, clothes, etc.
The Museumplein with the Rijks Museum, Van Gogh Museum and Stedelijk Museum are just a short stroll away, as is the Spiegel Quarter, great for antique shopping. But when you tire of all this culture, the lively Leidseplein with it pubs and discos is within walking distance.
And excellent public transport around the corner will take you anywhere in town. Or do as the locals and take a bike: bike rentals are nearby.
The “Pijp” area itself is the most popular quarter of town, with loads of intimate restaurants, cozy bars and a wide range of shops.
Layout and Amenities
The apartment is on the top part of a 19th century building that has recently been completely renovated to the highest possible degree, and above the Ruby Luxury split level apartment #295552.
The apartment consists of a large living & dining area (covering the whole top floor of the building) with open plan designer kitchen with large cooker, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, convection and microwave oven and a half bathroom.
In the sitting area there is a big screen TV with DVD player and stereo set with CD and radio.
The living has a large balcony and stairs to the roof terrace. On the floor below you will find a large bedroom with king size bed (180*210), large wardrobe and bathroom with a tub and second toilet. The bedroom has a second TV.
Both living and bedroom have parquet floors.
The apartment can sleep 3 persons: 2 in the bedroom and 1 additional person in the living on very comfortable sleeper sofa, that fold out to 1 comfortable single bed.
High speed wireless internet access is included; on request we will also provide a laptop computer to no extra costs.
We can supply prepaid mobile phones for your convenience at no charge.
The bathroom has a hair dryer, towels, shower gel, shampoo and conditioner.
Includes all bed linens, towels etc.
The kitchen, supplied with dishes and utensils for 6 persons, is equipped with a large refrigerator and freezer, convection oven and a micro-wave.
There is a dishwasher, a coffee maker, toaster and all other necessary supplies.
Amenities such as fresh coffee, tea, milk, sugar, juice, cereals and spices to cook with you will find in the kitchen cupboards.
An ironing board and iron are available.
The apartment has central heating.
Laundry service and in-between cleaning is included with stays longer as a week. Before you arrive the apartment will be spotlessly cleaned and the beds made.
While all the rooms are non-smoking, smoking is allowed on the balcony and roof terrace.
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Keywords: Luxury Apartment
Recently my wife and I purchased our first home. As we are going about building a new kitchen, we go back to the week we spent living in this beautiful apartment and use it's kitchen as a template for our own. Yes, it was that good. Everything from the kitchen to the living space to the comfortable bed to the 1.5 bathrooms to the west-ward facing balcony was amazing. We didn't want to leave. By far the best vacation rental we've had in the past 10 years.
For the past 6 years I have been traveling to Amsterdam on business 3 to 4 times per year for visits of 10 days or so each time. I have stayed in this penthouse apartment every time. The location is superb for my work with the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum. The neighborhood has numerous restaurants and shops. Tram access to the central train station is quite convenient. The apartment is clean, spacious, well-maintained, and well-equipped. There is the added bonus of roof access in warm weather. The landlords are especially courteous and helpful. I have recommended this apartment to friends. My most recent stay was in October 2013.
Other reviewers have accurately described the warm, friendly welcome, complete with wine and munchies, as well as the steep, narrow stairs (I'll add "shallow" to that list). What no one described, so what I didn't expect, was the street noise, which is LOUD.
The reason is that the apartment overlooks Ceintuurban, a busy, noisy street, and also a small side street (Dusartstraat). The chainsaw buzz-sound of passing motorbikes on Ceintuurban is near-constant. Next door to the apt is a coffee house, and across the street is a bar with outdoor seating. Every night we had noise from these sources, and on weekends, noise lasted from the evening into the wee hours, ending in prolonged yelling in the street below the windows between 3 and 5 AM on *both* weekend nights we were there.
So, the website's description of this apartment as "quiet" is just wrong. This description should be changed to "noisy", or the owners should sound-proof the windows. The noise was so much that it we repeatedly checked the windows to make sure they were closed properly. They were, and they seem newer and double-glazed, but something is seriously amiss because a ton of street noise is coming through. If you are a light sleeper this is a major problem.
The street the apt is located on is a bit gritty and grimy (on top of the nearby coffee house and bar). On the other end of the block, along the canal, there is a mini-red light district. We never felt afraid walking in the area at night but perhaps should have; as on the morning of our departure we were greeted by a glass covered sidewalk DIRECTLY in front of the apartment where a car window had been shattered overnight.
Additional, exceptional noise problems were present at the time of our stay (week of Sept. 23 2013) because construction was going on on the roof of the apartment next door, on BOTH sides. This made for some insane noise in the mornings, so loud it basically chased us out of the apartment. So much for leisurely mornings on vacation!
The owners had not warned us this construction was occurring, and we had no option to cancel or find other accommodations. No discount was given, either, though I never would have chosen to stay there had I known this construction was going on. It is a nice apartment, but highly compromised by these issues.
We had an excellent time in Amsterdam at the Penthouse Apartment. My partner and I were traveling together and took a lot of time to decide on the perfect location for our stay. We looked at the pictures and read other reviews carefully. Everything is EXACTLY as described in the description and pictures. We were impressed when we arrived at how large the property is. VERY SPACIOUS! The location is perfect, a 5 min walk from the Albert Cuyp Market (dont miss it!) and a 10 min walk to the Rijks Museum. Beautiful canals nearby. This is the perfect apartment for people who LOVE to WALK AND EXPLORE. (There are tram stops on Centerbaan (2 min walk), if you're not a walker.) Also ATMs that dont require credit cards with chips are conveniently located nearby. We found everything we could have ever wanted within a 15 min walk of the apartment. Highly recommended. Loved the beautiful flowers that were in the apartment when we arrived, and they lasted all week! Also a beautiful 360 degree view of the city from the roof terrace.
The apartment is the kind of place I could imagine living in. It is very bright and comfortable with everything you could imagine needing. My wife, 9 year old daughter and I looked forward to relaxing there after a day exploring in the city. Jip and Gertjan were very helpful with advice and even provided fresh food for our arrival including local pastries made especially for Queensday. Very delicious. The Pijp area has lots of restaurants, cafés and parks and the center is easily accessible by tram, bike or walking. We'll definitely be back on our next visit to Amsterdam.
We really enjoyed staying in the apartment and Jip the host was amazing. He greeted us with an easy-to-understand explanation of the apartment, it's layout and the appliances. The apartment is well-designed and well lit. The back balcony and the roof deck are particularly charming. There was a white wine, meats, cheeses and crackers to tide you over until you can get to the market. He also had a cache of pamphlets and booklets about Amsterdam, its neighborhoods and museums along with his personalized list of local restaurants and businesses.
We really enjoyed staying in the Pijp Neighborhood with it's abundance of great ethnic restaurants and the Albert Cuyp Market. We could take trams or walk to just about anywhere in Amsterdam. The Pijp neighborhood was active during the day and evening, but it did quiet down so you could sleep at night. Plus if you want crazy central Amsterdam is just a good hike or a tram ride away.
Watch out for bicycles--They have the right of way! Also, the stairs to the apartment are exceedingly steep and narrow. If you weigh more than 15 stone you may want to reconsider. Do NOT bring large pieces of luggage!
All in all a great place. You feel like you are staying in the nicest place around!
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €30 per night, per additional guest|
The day and week pricing is up to 2 persons. Maximum sleeps in the apartment is 3; extra guest is € 30,= a night.
To make a formal booking we charge your credit card (Visa or Master Card) for 50% of the total. We do this by using PayPal.
Our cancellation policy:
50% of deposit will be refunded if cancellation is made 14 days or more before arrival date.
20% of deposit will be refunded if cancellation is made 7-14 days before arrival date.
No refund if cancellation is made 6 days or less before arrival date.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (EUR) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.