Sunny, spacious, Newly Renov 1 bedr apt. Apt with firepl & lift,
- english, portuguese, dutch
About joan fabricant
My husband and I bought the apt in 2007 after going to Amsterdam for about 10 years.. We used to exchange apts (we live in NYC) with a good friend who lives in Amsterdam. After years of loving the city we decided to buy something. We now go to Amsterdam two or three times a year for about two months each visit, and rent it when we are not there. We have 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 when you arrive, and explain anything you need to know about the apt or the city. They live a few blocks away should there be any problems. They renovated the apartment when we bought it, and so they know it well.
joan fabricant purchased this Apartment in 2007
Why joan fabricant chose Grachtengordel-West
I love the central location, and the convenience of being right in the middle, 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 step out, get on a tram and go just about anywhere.Having a supermarket(Albert Heijn) just next door, and the elevator is very nice.
What makes this Apartment unique
The apt is really very comfortable with many amenities. We have a Nespresso Coffee Machine, regular coffee machine, and french press. Most of the dishes, linens, pots and pans are new,(they're replaced often) as well as most of the furniture. There is a nice selection of books, CDs, and DVDs.The apt. has a new laptop computer and printer., good WiFi. The views are wonderful, and the apt is really comfortable. Please e-mail if you would like more information. 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.
Check-in: 11:00 AM
Check-out: 3:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great location! Very clean and convenient location. Top floor with elevator. JOAN has everything you need as the apartment. Just have to buy food items.
Scrolling down one can see our review from two years ago. Absolutely nothing has changed since then except for the fact time has passed. Both Joan and Sylvia were again an absolute delight to deal with. Joan is always prompt and exceedingly polite in her responses. Sylvia was again at the flat to greet us upon arrival (she has an app showing flight arrival times once you provide her with the flight number). She took a few minutes to reacquaint us with everything. A request was made we communicate by email rather than by telephone. I sent one question. She responded within minutes.
After the second stay we are even more amazed at the convenience and attention to detail of EVERYTHING. Plenty of storage, every kitchen gadget you can think of, spaciousness, modern appliances, extra pillows and bed clothes. You just name it. On top of all this one of the most spectacular and convenient locations in central Amsterdam. We found a new “eethuis” (Broodje Mokum) less than 2 blocks away on the Rozengracht. It is my new favorite lunch place in Amsterdam. A couple doors further down in the beginning of the next block is my new favorite cheese store (Wegewijs Kaas & Delicatessen). I would like to think I know most of the large cheese shops in the city center but have never encountered personal service like this small family shop. They did a fabulous job of cutting and packaging cheese to bring back home.
As much as we enjoyed our initial stay, I think we enjoyed our second one even more. Our only hope is that if we request to stay again we will be allowed to do so.
Beautiful, bright, spacious apartment in Jordaan
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this wonderful Amsterdam apartment. The apartment was spotlessly clean, quiet, very bright and spacious and comfortably decorated. The kitchen is very well stocked and the owners have thought of everything to make their quests welcome. Having an elevator was a real plus as was the washer and dryer. There is a magnificent view out the front windows onto the monumental 17th century Westerkerk church and over the treetops and canals. The Jordaan neighborhood is charming and beautiful with many restaurants to choose from. There is a handy supermarket about 10 meters from the front door of the building. There are 3 tram lines that stop right in front of the building making it ideal for transport throughout Amsterdam. This is a fantastic apartment and I recommend it without reservations!
Only Place to Stay
Had to write as I was just shocked to read the review from one negative person. My husband and I have stayed in this lovely apartment twice and one other time in Joan and Neil's other apartment. When we come to Holland we will not stay anywhere else but in either of their apartments. Always clean, well stocked and just plain comfortable. Have never been disappointed in this apartment.
Joan is always their for you with any questions you might have and always with a fast reply.
Sylvia and Veto also are the best. Sylvia goes out of her way to help with anything that might come up.
Don't let the one negative review keep you away from this apartment or the other one. Like I said we will not come to Amsterdam unless we can stay in this apartment or the other one. But we really prefer this one since it has the fireplace and we always come in the winter.
You will not be disappointed!!!!!!!!!
When my husband and I were planning our recent trip to Amsterdam, we chose to stay in an apartment and what an apartment this was. Its location to sites, trams & buses as well as to the Hop on Hop off canal boats was perfect. Our 2 week stay was made even more enjoyable by the size of the apartment and amenities provided especially the computer & printer and the Nespresso coffee machine. Loved the elevator! The area of the Jordan was full of small restaurants, cafes, boutique shops and grocery stores. We had a fabulous Indian restaurant just a few doors down and an Albert Heijn even closer. One of the best places we found on our wanderings was Winkels, a small cafe, whose name to fame is their unbelievably delicious Dutch Apple Pie. As the apartment was located between two prominent canals, navigating around the city was quite easy. We were able to walk everywhere and we did. Thank you Joan for answering all of my e-mails quickly and Sylvia for your cheerful greeting when my phone wouldn't work upon arrival. You both made our stay in Amsterdam so memorable.
Book this fantastic apartment and enjoy an amazing stay in the beautiful city of Amsterdam!
My wife and I took our first trip to Amsterdam and it was fantastic, made even better because we stayed here! My wife typically handles our vacation travel arrangements, but I decided to handle everything and live a local by booking an apartment instead of a hotel. My wife did insist that we rent from an owner and from someone who spoke English to minimize any miscommunications. I researched a few properties but chose this one due to the owner’s responsiveness. Joan was great; we had tons of questions, and she answered every email promptly. She was warm, professional and her answers were always thoughtful.
Upon arriving, Sylvia and Vito welcomed us, oriented us to the apartment and graciously shared insights on the neighborhood, transportation, and the sights. They were patient and generous with their time. Before leaving, they insisted that we should not hesitate to contact them if we had any questions or needed any further assistance.
The apartment exceeded our expectations. It was spotless, spacious and filled with many little touches that made it feel like home. The kitchen was well-designed and functional. After traveling over 11 hours, we were delighted to open the fridge and find a chilled bottle of wine. My wife was impressed. Usually, she drops her bag and heads to the bar to unwind. Instead, we kicked off our shoes and enjoyed a glass of wine while we relaxed on the couch. We took Sylvia and Vito’s suggestion and ordered take out from the Indian restaurant. It was just the first of many enjoyable evenings. The bedroom was great and comes outfitted with a television, computer, printer & Wi-Fi access. The bed was very comfortable and roomy. I would be remiss if I didn’t thank you for the instructions on how to use the Nespresso coffee machine and the coffee. Sipping coffee and watching the city come to life through large light filled windows was marvelous.
A stellar location and a lively neighborhood make this apartment a perfect choice. We walked out of the front door and were just steps away from the tram, grocery store, cafes, numerous restaurants and the Anne Frank house. We didn't miss a hotel concierge because there’s a tourism/travel office and bike rental shop right downstairs. We walked all over the city, hoping on the tram, bike or canal boat, to explore the neighborhoods and to enjoy the people, cuisine, museums; and a few "coffee" shops.
We began recommending this property before our trip was even over! Loved it!