|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
GARDENHOUSE, 17th Century, fully self-contained and located within the UNESCO World Heritage Area.
The gardenhouse is an entirely private and quiet little house right in the center of Amsterdam. Situated in a very quiet inner garden of a 17th Century Canalhouse on one of the main canals in the old city center named the 'Grachtengordel'. This private little house is totally unique with three soaring windows overlooking the garden with sunny private terrace. Nice to get the opportunity to look behind the facade of the old Canalhouses. The gardenhouse is cozy, harmonious and comfortable. Open kitchen and small bathroom. TV, CD, Wifi, microwave and stove. Double bed (1.40) on the loft and a single bed on the main floor. Maximum 3 persons. Nicely furnished. Around the corner are many shops, restaurants, foodstores and café's as well as public transportation. Within easy walking distance of allmost all major Museums and major Tourist attractions and activities.
Keywords: Garden House
When contacting Charlotte the owner she was very quick to respond, and extremely helpful.
The gardenhouse is very comfortable, and we enjoyed the country-feel of the space in the city. The walk into the main part of town is very easy - and very pretty - and you get to pass over many lovely bridges, discover cafes and restaurants and the walk to the popular museums is very easy too. Highly recommended for its location in the city.
The travel from the airport is very easy, and tram number 4 is the nearest one to the gardenhouse.
The bed on the mezzanine level is very comfortable, and the space (for us two) was perfect. The kitchen was well-equipped for breakfast and light meals, with a fridge (easily stocked from the supermarket round the corner) and pots, pans, toaster, kettle, cups, plates and bowls are all provided - and towels for the shower room and sink too.
There is a good size dining table, and outdoor table and chairs too (in the photos) and we felt very safe and welcomed into the house. There are guidebooks that have been left, and these great walking map cards in a little box that someone previously has left - these were very handy as little maps to walk around with.
We spent most of our time out of the house, but it was a lovely place to come back to at the end of the day, and it isn't too far to stop back in during the day if you needed to, as we did once to drop some things off.
I would highly recommend this house for a couple (or perhaps three as there is another smaller mezzanine with a single bed), however the stairs up to the mezzanine levels are a bit steep, but perfectly manageable.
There is enough space for a comfortable stay (we were there four nights) and Charlotte was very accommodating. For the two of us she lent her museum passes which we were able to use to save on entrance fees, which was so very kind.
I would certainly stay in the gardenhouse again (hopefully soon!) when we next take a trip to Amsterdam.
Thank you Charlotte!
AMAZING - Truly cannot say enough.
There were so many great things about this little apartment- including Charlotte! The location can not be beat. In the middle between the hub of the tourist area and the museum, don't forget the large market. There is an incredible cafe on the corner on the way to the grocery store... this is a must! The Albert Hein grocery around the corner is also perfect for - good food, plus beer and wine. There is also a great natural health food store near there as well! We used both! Charlotte providing her museum card saves sooo much money.
The little bachelor or studio at the front, was perfect for my husband and I - just the right about of space. It was incredible to sit on the bench or look out the window and see the real locals going about their day. Made us truly appreciate the area and the town.
Must do's in the area:
- Cafe on the corner walking right from the rental
- pub walking out and to the left - with the lights and near the kids play area.
- new Europe walking tours - really get you familiar with the area.
- WALK EVERYWHERE - its an incredible area and just wonder around
-big market north of the rental (can't remember name- in all guide books)
Hidden away, off the beautiful Prinsengracht, you will sleep well at night in this quiet, Amsterdam cottage and awake to sit and eat breakfasts in the serene garden. My 10 year old son and I spent 3 short nights at Charlotte's cottage, and could not give enough praise. Charlotte is helpful, the location is central and safe, and everything is perfect. We parked our bikes out front by the canal, and could get to everything important in a matter of minutes. Charlotte's museum pass helped us get into museums for free and also to get into the express lines, avoiding long lines (be sure to call the Anne Frank museum & reserve your entrance though, otherwise you do get put in line!). While the cottage was perfect for us, it will not be suitable for everybody--the ladder to the bedroom loft is steep, so anybody with small children or with any kind of physical disability would not find it suited for them. There is not an oven inside, so any food you cook will be on the stovetop, and the bathroom is a standup shower in a very small space. This was all charming to us, and did not detract from the experience, but it should be noted that not everybody would appreciate it. However, this cottage became an intrinsic part of our Amsterdam experience--we had a hard time leaving in the mornings, and couldn't wait to get back in the evenings. We could not recommend it enough to anybody looking for a wonderful getaway! Thank you, Charlotte!
My husband and I spent a week in Amsterdam in June and were fortunate to have booked the garden house. The location is perfect, within walking distance of the major museums, Anne Frank House, 9 Streets and other sites. We're good walkers and trekked almost everywhere, including Dam Square, but there are also a couple of tram stops nearby for those who prefer to ride. Within a couple of blocks of the cottage are grocery stores, restaurants, bakeries, ATMs--everything a traveler needs.
The cottage itself is exactly as shown in the photos. It's clean, well-kept and a perfect example of Dutch design and ingenuity--using every square inch of space. Although the weather was a bit cool at times during our stay (there's a cozy heater in the cottage), we did have several opportunities to enjoy the garden. After a day of sightseeing, it was great to come "home" and enjoy a glass of wine sitting amid the roses and other flowers. The garden house is totally private and quiet. You access it by walking through the canal house and out into the backyard. It's very much your own space.
Charlotte was away when we visited, though reachable via email. She had arranged for her upstairs tenants to watch out for us--and they did, helping out on a couple of occasions and suggesting things to see and do. She also made sure we had the use of museum passes--a big savings, as well as a convenience.
A few things we especially enjoyed: stumbling onto free concerts at both the Hermitage and Stedelijk Museums, dinners at Restaurant Red (surf and turf!) and Soenda Kelapa (Indonesian), a day trip to Delft, but most of all the chance to feel like natives of Amsterdam for a week.
My daughter, teenage granddaughter and I stayed for 7 nights in Charlotte's garden house. It was in a great location within walking distance of everything we needed- groceries, restaurants, shops,transportation, etc.We were able to walk to the Rijksmuseum, Anne Frank House, the Negen Straatjes shopping area, and the Flower Market. The photos accurately reflect the appearance and amenities of this spotless little gem! Charlotte was very helpful in answering any questions we had, gave us the use of her Museum cards, and arranged for a taxi pickup for our day of departure.
After a full day of walking and sightseeing it was like coming home to a peaceful, quiet space to recoup on our own private patio.
I would recommend this property to friends and family, and hope to go back someday!
I stayed nearly 3 weeks at the studio apartment in Charlotte's beautiful 17th century canal house. It met all my needs. I could walk everywhere I wanted to go...even Central Station. Tram stops, restaurants, sights and grocery stores were nearby. Charlotte even let me borrow her museum card which made my stay a wonderful cultural experience. She was most helpful but not intrusive. Not having to climb very steep steps was a bonus. The studio is facing the canal and located on the lower level, only a few steps down. I highly recommend this studio for a single traveler or a couple. Thanks, Charlotte.
On walking distance to all major activities: most museums, many shops, groceries (organic aswell), many restaurants, café's and all kinds of public transportation.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Mar 1 2016 - Oct 1 2016
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €35 per night, per additional guest|
cleaning fee of euro 35,- when stay is shorter then one week
The payments terms are: 1/3 of the total price will be asked as a deposit when booking is confirmed.
The deposit can be payed by Paypal (an invoice will be send to you) or by banktransfer (whithin Europe).
The balance can be payed by Paypal or banktransfer or cash during your stay.
* 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.