AN OASIS: ELEGANT, LIGHT & SPACIOUS APT (135M2) AT PRETTY CANAL

Mark Schalekamp

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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AN OASIS: ELEGANT, LIGHT & SPACIOUS APT (135M2) AT PRETTY CANAL

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3 bedroom, canal view

Beautiful, elegant and luxurious double apartment with canal view in one of the prettiest areas of Amsterdam. In the heart of Plantage-quarter, around the corner of the zoo, the Hermitage-museum and the famous skinny bridge. Quiet but only a five to ten minutes walk from most tourist attractions.

The apartment is large, 135m2 (1400 ft2), two top floors. I bought the place 5 years ago, after a complete renovation and I furnished it with the help of a professional interior decorator, warm and elegantly.

Wooden floors, a fully equipped kitchen, steam oven, satellite TV, ADSL, bathroom with jet stream. Haestens bed! (that's Swedish top-quality) Two terraces. Best thing about the apartment: it's very light!

Master bedroom, spare room with a single or double bed and study/guest room. Two separate toilets, one big bathroom.

NB My apartment is on the 3rd and 4th floor. I like that because of view and privacy, but mind you that there's no elevator and the stairs are typically Amsterdam: quite steep!

(towels, hair-dryer, soap & shampoo's are for you to use, just like the coffee, tea, pasta, sugar, herbs & oils. If you have special wishes, like gluten-free products or a cot for your baby: let me know!)

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
We were in Amsterdam on business and preferred a apartment to an hotel. We were very lucky with this apartment: it was even better than the pics suggest. Light, spacious and very comfortable. Good beds, fine towels, very nice bath room. Close to all the city-centre-hotspots, but just outside its noise. Mark was a very generous and helpful host. Tahnk you!
Oct 2012
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Mark Schalekamp

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Speaks dutch, english, french
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Hi,

I'm a writer. This apartment is where I live and work. I like sports, music, traveling and meeting my friends.

I love my apartment, it's where I live and work for 4 years already and I'm sure you'll love it too!

Best,

Mark

Mark Schalekamp purchased this apartment in 2007

I'm sure you'll love my property! It is an oasis in the heart of Amsterdam, at walking/cycling distance of all the main attractions. My apartment is light, very comfortable, spacious and elegant. You'll feel at home - just like the ones who have rented it the past year!

The light - the canal view - in the heart of the city but still quiet

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 7 traveler reviews

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An oasis: elegant, light & spacious apt (135m2) at pretty canal
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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An oasis: elegant, light & spacious apt (135m2) at pretty canal
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Plantage Amsterdam
France
5

Lovely Amsterdam apartment, very central

  • 5 of 5
The apartment was lovely, high ceilings and big windows. It is very central and easily accessible to everything. The homeowner is warm, welcoming and full of useful information. The staircase to get to the apartment is narrow and steep so be prepared, however once in the apartment it is a great home away from home.
  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Laura, for your nice review! And about the stairs, yes they are steep. But that is always the case in these Amsterdam canal houses, as they did not want to waste precious room on staircases... I always help with suitcases, and without luggage it isn't a problem (my neighbor is a lady of 78, and she walks up and down the stairs every day, with groceries!)
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Plantage Amsterdam
Las Cruces NM
5

Great apartment

  • 5 of 5
We loved the apartment and its location. The owner Mark was very helpful.
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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An oasis: elegant, light & spacious apt (135m2) at pretty canal
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Plantage Amsterdam
5

Beautiful and quiet apartment

  • 5 of 5
As others have said, this apartment is perfectly located on a quiet canal, walking distance to everything yet away from the noise and bustling city. Our party of 5 was met by Mark, who helped us up the many steep stairs with our multiple heavy pieces of luggage. Fresh flowers, local beers and some additional groceries were provided, as well as Mark's personal recommendations on where to eat, shop, etc.

Everything we needed was provided, including French press and hair dryer. We were very comfortable, and made good use of the wifi, washer, dryer and rooftop deck while taking a break from enjoying Amsterdam.

Would definitely recommend and would love to return. Thank you Mark!
  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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An oasis: elegant, light & spacious apt (135m2) at pretty canal
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Plantage Amsterdam
St. Albert Alberta Canada
5

Great Apartment! Great Location!

  • 5 of 5
Our family of four stayed in Mark's apartment for one week in July. The apartment is in a terrific location, within walking distance of many attractions, and a short 5 minute walk to trams and the metro. The apartment is completely as described, spacious, quiet, well furnished and well equipped. There are grocery stores and neighbourhood restaurants a short walk away, and a Beans and Bagel café at the end of the block that we frequented for breakfast. Mark was an excellent host, he was able to accommodate some last minute schedule changes, and was present to greet us, show us through the apartment and orient us to the neighbourhood. The only caution I would note is that this an Amsterdam apartment with steep Amsterdam stairs - if you cannot do stairs, you could not stay here. We have stayed in many VRBO rentals and can advise that for everyone who can accommodate stairs this is an excellent apartment.
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Gwen, for your nice review! And about the stairs, yes they are steep. But that is always the case in these Amsterdam canal houses, as they did not want to waste precious room on staircases... I always help with suitcases, and without luggage it isn't a problem (my neighbor is a lady of 78, and she walks up and down the stairs every day, with groceries!)
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An oasis: elegant, light & spacious apt (135m2) at pretty canal
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Phoenix, AZ
5

Pictures don't do this property or the property owner justice

Pictures don't do this property or the property owner justice
  • 5 of 5
This was the first time we had done an international VRBO rental and we were not sure how this would turn out as the property looked too good to be true. And we could not have been more satisfied with not only the property but the ease of booking, checking-in, checking-out, and the thoughtfulness of the owner Mark.

Mark answered all of our questions with regards to location, proximity to restaurants, and information on the property prior to us signing the contract and sending in payment. He was in constant communication with us having confirmed receipt of necessary documents each step of the way. In addition, he actually contacted us the day before our trip to reconfirm arrival and departure times. When we arrived via cab he had just pulled up on his bicycle (It's Amsterdam) and he had purchased flowers, bread, cheese, sausage, eggs, orange juice, and beer for us. We had not asked for these items and he took it upon himself to make us feel welcome in his home.

He gave us a personal tour of the property, suggested local cafes and restaurants, directed us to the grocery stores and wine shops, and he even provided us with tour books for us to use during our stay.

The beds were so comfortable and we were not sure what to expect - down matress, down comforters, and fluffy pillows were the perfect retreat for our weary bodies at the end of the day. His living room was so beautifully decorated in neutral colors and we were given free use of the kitchen and laundry facilities (although there was no cooking on vacation).

I would highly recommend this property and it is a 15-20 minute walk from the major squares and museums, which in our opinion added to the charm. Located right on a canal it was quiet and serene.
Also note there are a total of 87 stairs from the street to the top floor of the unit - would not be a good property if you had knee or hip issues and could not climb stairs. But this is Amsterdam and you won't find very many properties that don't have stairs.

Thanks Mark for making our vacation such a relaxing one.

Brian, Charles, and Brad
  • Submitted: May 22, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Brian, Charles and Brad, for your kind words! You were great guests, it was my pleasure to make your stay as nice as possible!
Welcome any time!

Mark

p.s. it takes 87 steps to the top floor: to the entrance of my apartment is 53, I just counted... But as you: that's Amsterdam!
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An oasis: elegant, light & spacious apt (135m2) at pretty canal
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Istanbul
5

Highly Recommended!

  • 5 of 5
We were a group of 5 (3 adults and 2 kids) who have found -as suggested in the description of this lovely apartment- "the oasis in the middle of Amsterdam”. It was my first time in Amsterdam and having stayed at a so-called 5-star hotel the during the first three days of my trip, I was blessed to spend the second half of the trip in this beautiful apartment. Photos are great reflecting all the light, cleanliness and abundance of space, yet what you won’t see in the photos will be waiting for you upon your arrival: amazing view of the canal, proximity to the city center with absolute privacy, the serene decoration with subtle sophistication and most importantly the urge to renovate your own bathroom when you get back home (beautiful renovation, just beautiful). The city is festive enough, so is Mark’s neighborhood, yet in a quiet tone. We spent most of our time around Prinsengracht: walked to the Hermitage, Rembrandhuis, shopped in the markets listed on the map Mark prepared for us, dined in restaurants on nearby Utrechtsestraat, had afternoon drinks along Amstel. If you are new to the renting an apartment concept, Mark is a great host to start it with. We were in touch with him from beginning till the end getting immediate answers to all of our questions. I highly recommend this property, you will be delighted.
  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Schiphol Airport
Nearest Train
Central Station
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Zandvoort
Nearest Barpub
Many!
Nearest Restaurant
Many!
Car: not necessary

My apartment is in the centre of Amsterdam, but in a somewhat more quiet part. There are nice little restaurants and cafes around the corner, it is 5 minutes from the Zoo, the Hermitage Museum and the Jewish Historic Museum.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Plantage Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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3 night minimum stay
€325
From
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Thu,Fri,Sat
€2,100
€6,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €80 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Prices are in EUR and for FOUR PERSONS and negotiable. For an extra fifth guest the rate is 75 EUR. Rates are all included (tax/cleaning/linen etc).

Check-in from 1.30PM, check-out before 10.30AM.

You're welcome!

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Plantage Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Computer Available
  • Broadband Access
  • Mobile Phone
  • Covered Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1) Haestens - Swedish top quality, Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • arboretum
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
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