Located on a quiet street in the canal belt, close to the Centraal Station and public transportation, this classic Dutch apartment, although not directly on a canal, is surrounded by 4 canals and is near the MelkMeisjes Brug (milk girl’s bridge), the Haarlemmerstraat and the Jordaan. The Anne Frank House is an 8-10 minute walk. The Flower Market, Van Gogh and Rijksmuseum, Leidseplien and Rembrandtplein are 20-30 minutes walk but also easily reached by tram (2 minutes walk). Dam Square is no more than a 10 minute walk.
Just off the Brouwersgracht, this 50m2 apartment is on the first floor of a building dating to 1720. This is a lovely one bedroom apartment with classic Dutch details such a wall of floor-to-ceiling-windows in the living room, large windows in the bedroom and kitchen and lovely old beams. The apartment is filled with light and has views of a typical old Amsterdam streets.
You enter into a small entry hall from which you take the central stairway to the first floor where you will find the entrance to the apartment.
Upon entering the apartment, you will find a short hallway. To the right is the bedroom with an armoire with drawers, queen bed (160x200), night tables and lamps. On the left is the WC with toilet and washbasin. Moving ahead, the fully equipped kitchen is on the right and the bath with combination tub and shower plus with wash basin, is on the left. You then step into the living room with it's floor to ceiling windows (and draperies), desk and chair, sofa and comfortable chair, cable tv, dvd player and wireless hi-speed internet.
The kitchen looks over the breakfast bar into the living room. Recently updated, it has an oven, gas cooktop, dishwasher, refrigerator/freezer and small appliances (microwave, coffee maker, toaster and kettle). It's fully equipped for preparing and eating meals including pots and pans, dishware and silverware,
Typical small Amsterdam street with sidewalk gardens
Keywords: one-bedroom apartment, sleeps 2-3
Perfect for us! Everything was easy and convenient - just what you want on a holiday. Easy to hop on the train at the airport for a quick ride to Centraal Station, and then an easy walk to the apartment. Located in a quiet neighborhood but close enough to walk to most attractions in the city. The Jordaan neighborhood is a great walking area with many local coffee shops and restaurants, and even a great market on Saturdays. The apartment had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. We especially liked the natural light from all of the windows. The apartment is exactly as it appears in all of the photographs. We will definitely stay here again on our next visit.
My entire experience with the property was Smooth. Keep it in mind that I am a 'last minute' to anywhere I travel, so for anything to go nice and easy is a big plus. From Central station, it's 5 minutes and like 2-3 turns. From hussle and bussel to a quiet street with hardly any cars and a few people, in less than 30m. Susan, the woman in charge of all, greeted me at the door of a pleasant three story. Up one flight of a nice wooden spiral staircase to a nice oak door w/elephant head knocker. It is, as I am still there, all and more than the descriptions and picures tell here.
Everything was explained clearly and all offer of assistance in any situation was offered. An interesting American woman. I was not talking to a robot clerk at a hotel and I appreciated that. Saw her twice as nothing went wrong. The neighborhood is real interesting as anywhere that close to Central is.
No hints, come and find something yourself.
From someone who has been here before, this is a very nice spot.
This apartment is a real find, highly recommended. Our "meet and greet" with Susan all went to plan, she had checked our flight schedule and knew we would be a bit late. She spent some time with us showing us around the apartment, left a map of Amsterdam with us and showed us where everthing was, shops, ATM, restaurants, how to use the trams, advice on buying a museum card etc. This really helped us to settle in quickly and enjoy our holiday. The apartment is lovely as as described in the description. It is in a very quiet street, but very close to the busy tourist sites. I felt that we had hit the jackpot as far as location went. It is very well appointed, with all the little extras that make a stay easy and enjoyable. We would definitely stay here if we come back to Amsterdam.
We stayed 8 nights in May and just loved everything about the apartment. It was very roomy, the bed was super comfortable, the kitchen was large and all new appliances, and it was nice having the shower room separate from the toilet room. Location was great -- in a lovely section of old houses between 2 canals and near the train station and a tram stop as well as bicycle rental. Furnished with some antiques and generally very attractive with large windows. Nice views of a tree and climbing flowering vine out the window. I even liked to look out at night with the inside lights off because the street was so pretty bathed in soft light from the lamp posts. Susan very kindly let us borrow a computer for a day and also supplied us with coffee, cookies and granola. She also helped us with our planning and even looking for strawberry seeds! We were extremely pleased with City Calm -- a really good value and definitely a home away from home.