This spacious apt is 80m2(850 sq ft) and is on the fourth floor (WITH LIFT) of a well kept building with wonderful views. The view in the living room is of the Wester Church, and the Keizersgracht Canal, and the bedroom looks out at trees and gardens. The large living room has two couches, and is very comfortable, and bright. There is also a new wood burning fireplace. The bedroom has a queen size bed, desk, flat screen TV, DVD player, desktop computer, printer/copier,large closet, and sofa that is comfortable enough to sleep on for a third person or a child. There is a large corridor that separates the two rooms. Both bedroom, and living room have doors so there is lots of privacy. There is a bathroom with bath/shower, and a separate toilet. We have awashing machine, and dryer. New wooden floors throughout the apt. The apt was totally renovated in 2006.
The neighborhood is wonderfully convenient. We are in the City Center (Jordaan) with three tram lines and buses on the street. There are cafes and restaurants on the street, as well as a supermarket right next door. It is an easy trip to Central Station. The neighborhood (The Jordaan) has many unique, boutique type shops as well as neighborhood stores. It is a very convenient area in the heart of the historic district. There is a bicycle shop right on the street if you want to rent a bike. We are two blocks from the Anne Frank House, the Dam, and it is a 15 minute walk to the Museum area, and Vondel Park. The wonderful Noordemarket(organic foods on Sat., and antiques on Monday) is five blocks away.
Keywords: Nice Building with 2 Apartments on Each Floor. Apartment is on 4th Floor
My husband and I bought the apt in 2006 after going to Amsterdam for 10 or 12 years. We used to exchange apts (we live in NYC) with a good friend who lives in Amsterdam. After five or six years of loving the city we decided to buy something. We go to Amsterdam two or three times a year for a month or two, and rent it out when we are not there. We have some very good friends who take care of the apt. They are wonderfully helpful to any renter, and lovely people. They will meet you with the keys, and explain anything you need to know about the apt or the city. They live a few blocks away should there be any problems.
I love the central location, and the convenience of being right in the middle, and yet being in the historic district. My husband thought he might like a quieter street, but has come to love the convenient location where we can just step out, get on a tram or bus,and go just about anywhere.
The apt is really very comfortable with many amenities. We even have a Nespresso Coffee Machine. Most of the dishes, linens, pots and pans are new, as well as most of the furniture. There is a nice selection of books, CDs, and DVDs.There is wi-fi in the living room, and a desktop computer , and printer in the bedroom. The views are wonderful, and the apt is really nice. Please e-mail if you would like more pictures.
Just to say we bought, and completely renovated another apt. early in 2013. If this apt is rented, and you would like to look at pictures of our second apt, it is VRBO #465010. Thank you.