|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
The quiet comfortable apartment is situated on the ground floor of an 18th century monumental building in the Jordaan district. The area is famous for history, trendy shopping, bars and restaurants. And is situated in the city centre of Amsterdam. Apartment is located 50 metres from Prinsengracht, hundred metres from Noordermarkt, 500 metres from Anne Frankhouse with free view on Violettenstraat.
Twice a week there is a local market (Monday: flee market and on Saturdays a farmer market).
Close to the canals
The apartment borders the canal district, is close to the Ann Frank House and nearby all other sight-seeing attractions in town (5- 20 minutes walk).
Ground floor apartment
The apartment is well furnished in an understated fashion. The apartment is 110 sq m (about 1050 sq ft). Renovated kitchen and bathroom (end 2012). The living/dining room has a superb view in front and a patio at the rear. The sofa also serves as two/three separate(quest) beds. There is a cable TV and stereo with CD-player. There is a computer with wi-fi.
The kitchen has an oven, coffee-maker, dishwasher and microwave.
The very quiet bedroom is at the rear and behind this bedroom there is a large bathroom with toilet/bath and separate shower. The bedroom has a double (not separable) bed of 2.00-2.00. It is very quiet and has open doors to the patio. Childbed available. There are three bikes available.
I'm living here now for almost 30 years. I saw this area rising to the nicest area in Amsterdam. I live here now with my family upstairs. The plan is in the future to live at the basement as well. It is a beautifull place with a beautifull patio. I put a new bathroom and kitchen in it at the end of 2012 because of two reviews. Because I'm living upstairs I don't want any complaints.
The Owner purchased this apartment in 1980
It is still a quiet apartment in the middle of the centre. For me it is the best neighbourhood of Amsterdam.
You can walk/cycle to every part in the centre within 10-15 minutes. Lot of restaurants and bars. Markets and good shops. Within 10 minutes in a park. In fact everything is available.
I stayed at this apartment with 4 friends (5 20 year old boys in total) and had an amazing time! The apartment had everything we needed, had enough space and was close to everything. We liked how we was away from the busy part of the city and could just chill out in the apartment if needed. The weather was very cold but the heating was working well all weekend. Considering there was 5 young boys staying there, we didn't once need to contact Paul and had no problems at all. Also Paul is a lovely helpful man!
Great Location and a great experience. We had a few little things but nothing major. We would DEFINETLY stay here again.
I went there for 3 days with 4 friends, it was our first visit to Netherlands and Wendy told us about everything, she was so kind. We enjoyed the stay so much.
The apartment is really nice, it has everything to make your stay comfortable, and they even gave us bicycles. I'm sure I'm going to repeat the experience!
I stayed for a week with other 4 friends at Paul´s apartment.
Despite Paul was not in the city during our week, Wendy was really nice and friendly with us, providing information about the city and helping us with everything we needed.
Probably, the best characteristic of the apartment was its location, the center of the city (Dam square, red light district, etc...) is just 10 minutes away from there. Bicycles were also provided so we could go through the city comfortably.
Without hesitation, I strongly recommend this property and I would love to go back!
We encountered one major problem, which, until it is fully and completely remedied by a professional builder, requires me to post a one star review, and provide a warning to others. The combination of the toilet and loose floor tiles was a show-stopper. Seriously. Absolutely. Appallingly. Disgusting.
The owner had obviously had toilet problems in the apartment, since he mentioned it during our initial tour, and there were two used toilets sitting outside in the courtyard. After our first night, I noticed more wetness on the floor around the toilet than one would expect. Further investigation in the morning showed that the drain line was not even properly attached to the back of the toilet, and I could see through the gap between the toilet porcelain and the plastic drain at the connection point. Yes, that meant the water on the floor came from the toilet. From the business end of the toilet.
Okay, I've installed a few toilets in my day, and consider myself moderately handy. It only took a few minutes to get the drain reconnected, and the plastic seal back over the porcelain. Except that the toilet rocked. On loose black 60x60cm tiles with missing grout. Not a problem!! I cut up some plastic to make some shims to put between the toilet and the tiles, and leveled the toilet. Now we're ready to rock, I think to myself.
Except that the loose tiles with the loose grout were effectively floating in a cesspool, with raw sewage mist blasting into the air at the joints. Little fountains of feces burbled from each and every step as the loose tiles wobbled and forced air and a foul cesspool mist out at the joints. I bleached the floor, but I am pretty certain my diarrhea the next day was caused by the fecal mist.
Don't stay here until that bathroom is gutted down to the brick structural elements, has all wood removed, and is basically rebuilt from the foundation up by certified tradesmen.
As a confirmation of the lack of ongoing investment by the owner, the fitted sheets on the main bed were too small, and would come loose at the corners during the night. Combined with the damaged front blinds and insubstantial front curtains on a well-lit street, you have to ask why the owner won't even put 100 euros into the simple and easily remedied problems. I can make a bed, and it is pretty obvious when the sheets are too small for a bed. This is something you know before you even finish putting them on.
This apartment would otherwise be three stars or more.
Me and 3 friends stayed for a week. Wonderful location, great amenities and Paul was very helpful.
I would definetly recommend this apartment, which provided an excellent stay in an amazing city.
Everything is possible in the surroundings of Amsterdam. I advice when you have a longer stay to find your way on internet. If you have a stay shorter than 7 days you will have a very busy program just in the surroundings (within 5 miles). There are 3 bikes included so you can bike all around.
Two days are possible but price will depend on availability.
Rates can be less during low season or last minute. Rates are inclusive I advice you to send a mail for the best rate.
Rates for the whole apartment are:
375 for 3 nights
500 for 4 nights
550 for 5 nights
800 for 7 nights
Month 2750 euro
Rates depends on availability, season, last minute and how it fits in booking schedule.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.