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Charlotte van der Waals

Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english, french, german, dutch

GARDENHOUSE -17th Century- in City Center - Self Contained-

33 Reviews
Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Overview

Grachtengordel Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Small house (self contained), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

GARDENHOUSE, 17th Century, fully self-contained and located within the UNESCO World Heritage Area.

The gardenhouse is an entirely private and quiet little house right in the center of Amsterdam. Situated in a very quiet inner garden of a 17th Century Canalhouse on one of the main canals in the old city center named the 'Grachtengordel'. This private little house is totally unique with three soaring windows overlooking the garden with sunny private terrace. Nice to get the opportunity to look behind the facade of the old Canalhouses. The gardenhouse is cozy, harmonious and comfortable. Open kitchen and small bathroom. TV, CD, Wifi, microwave and stove. Double bed (1.40) on the loft and a single bed on the main floor. Maximum 3 persons. Nicely furnished. Around the corner are many shops, restaurants, foodstores and café's as well as public transportation. Within easy walking distance of allmost all major Museums and major Tourist attractions and activities.

Keywords: Garden House

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Charlotte van der Waals (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, german, dutch

What makes this apartment unique

Private self contained little house in the back of a quiet garden with lots of flowers during summer. Complete privacy with the benefits of center-city life just outside of the door.

Reviews

5
based on 33 traveler reviews

GARDENHOUSE -17th Century- in City Center - Self Contained-
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews
5

A Cozy True Home

  • 5 of 5

In our trips my husband and i, we prefer to stay in places no luxury and with accessible cost but something special and different than a traditional hotel.

In "Gardenhouse" we found this and much more.

It's a place where we return at the end of the afternoon crossing by the beautiful garden and where we could relax, enjoy good music, prepare our dinner with tasty things we have already bought near there and plan the program for the next day.

Charlotte, the owner, and her neighbor, Ig, were very kind and left us at home.

Amsterdam is a wonderful city and Prinsengracht it's coolest street.

We left Amsterdam and our "Gardenhouse" happy and satisfied.

We only have to thanks Charlotte who lended us these cheerful and indelible moments.

Maria Luiza Collares ------- from Porto Alegre, Brasil

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastique !

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé une semaine de rêve dans cette petite maison de jardin !

La "Gardenhouse" de Charlotte est très fonctionnelle et en plus quand on peut bénéficier d'un aussi beau jardin en été c'est très qu'agréable !

tout proche des commodités (super marché Albert Heijn au coin de la rue, arrêt de tram à deux pas, restaurants sympas...)

Nous étions avec notre petite fille de 11 mois ; à notre disposition il y avait un "lit parapluie" (lit bébé) : Super !

De plus la situation de la maison est idéale pour visiter la ville :

Nous avons pu tout faire à pieds avec notre bébé en poussette !!!

30 minutes de la gare centrale

15 minutes de la Place DAM

10 minutes du marché aux fleurs

15 minutes des musées...

Encore merci à Charlotte qui nous a facilité ce voyage ;

tout d'abord elle parle très bien français, très accueillante et sympathique.

Elle était à notre disposition pour n'importe quels renseignements...

Nous vous conseillons cette location sans hésiter!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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5

Wohnen wie im 17. Jahrhundert

  • 5 of 5

Drei Wochen habe ich im Gartenhaus an der Prinsengracht verbracht, eine glückliche Zeit. Es kam mir vor, als lebte ich im 17. Jahrhundert, doch mit den Annehmlichkeiten der Moderne. Die Einrichtung ist romantisch, mit alten Bildern und Porzellan und einigen Designerstücken, die Charlotte, die Besitzerin des Hauses, entworfen hat. Das Doppelbett auf eigener Plattform mit Blick in den Garten ist besonders gemütlich, doch ist es nur über eine Treppenleiter zu erreichen. Das mag nicht jedermanns Sache sein. Es gibt noch ein Einzelbett im Wohnbereich und darüber ein schmales Hochbett mit Leiter. An den Wochenenden hatte ich Besuch, und auch zu dritt im Gartenhaus zu wohnen, hat gut geklappt. Die kleine Küchenzeile mit Gaskocher und Kühlschrank ist praktisch und hübsch. Bei schönem Wetter isst man im Garten mit Blick auf Blumen und Bäume. Die Ruhe ist himmlisch, man fühlt sich wie auf dem Lande und ist doch mitten in Amsterdam.

Haus und Garten liegen im historischen Grachtengürtel, nur wenige Minuten entfernt von Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum und Stedelijk Museum. Gleich um die Ecke sind Cafés, Restaurants, ein Supermarkt und ein guter Bioladen. Und mit Tram 16, 24 oder 4 ist man in etwa 10 Minuten am Hauptbahnhof. Aber die Stadt erkundet man am besten zu Fuß, mit dem Rad oder mit einem Boot über die Grachten. Auf dem Amstelveld nicht weit vom Gartenhaus findet montags ein schöner Blumenmarkt statt, und am Samstag sollte man den Noordermarkt in der Nähe des Anne Frank Huis besuchen. Markt wird hier schon seit Jahrhunderten abgehalten, es gibt frisches Brot, Kuchen, Käse, Obst und Gemüse, aber auch Antiquitäten, Bücher und Second Hand Klamotten.

Das Gartenhaus ist nicht nur ein gutes Feriendomizil, sondern auch alltagstauglich. Während der Woche ging ich zum Niederländisch-Sprachkurs am Goethe-Institut in der Herengracht, und abends machte ich Hausaufgaben draußen am Gartentisch zwischen Rosensträuchern oder drinnen an der langen Tafel neben dem Gasofen. Das Zusammenleben mit Charlotte, die im Vorderhaus wohnt, war harmonisch und unkompliziert. Sie ist eine gute Gastgeberin, hilfsbereit und zuvorkommend, doch sie lässt ihren Gästen auch viel Freiraum und respektiert deren Privatsphäre. Und weil der Abschied so schwer fiel, komme ich nächsten Jahr wieder, um in Charlottes Gartenhaus zu wohnen und weiter Niederländisch zu lernen.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A comfortable and cosy stay.

  • 5 of 5

When contacting Charlotte the owner she was very quick to respond, and extremely helpful.

The gardenhouse is very comfortable, and we enjoyed the country-feel of the space in the city. The walk into the main part of town is very easy - and very pretty - and you get to pass over many lovely bridges, discover cafes and restaurants and the walk to the popular museums is very easy too. Highly recommended for its location in the city.

The travel from the airport is very easy, and tram number 4 is the nearest one to the gardenhouse.

The bed on the mezzanine level is very comfortable, and the space (for us two) was perfect. The kitchen was well-equipped for breakfast and light meals, with a fridge (easily stocked from the supermarket round the corner) and pots, pans, toaster, kettle, cups, plates and bowls are all provided - and towels for the shower room and sink too.

There is a good size dining table, and outdoor table and chairs too (in the photos) and we felt very safe and welcomed into the house. There are guidebooks that have been left, and these great walking map cards in a little box that someone previously has left - these were very handy as little maps to walk around with.

We spent most of our time out of the house, but it was a lovely place to come back to at the end of the day, and it isn't too far to stop back in during the day if you needed to, as we did once to drop some things off.

I would highly recommend this house for a couple (or perhaps three as there is another smaller mezzanine with a single bed), however the stairs up to the mezzanine levels are a bit steep, but perfectly manageable.

There is enough space for a comfortable stay (we were there four nights) and Charlotte was very accommodating. For the two of us she lent her museum passes which we were able to use to save on entrance fees, which was so very kind.

I would certainly stay in the gardenhouse again (hopefully soon!) when we next take a trip to Amsterdam.

Thank you Charlotte!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ontario, Canada
5

Great Bachelor/Studio - @ front

  • 5 of 5

AMAZING - Truly cannot say enough.

There were so many great things about this little apartment- including Charlotte! The location can not be beat. In the middle between the hub of the tourist area and the museum, don't forget the large market. There is an incredible cafe on the corner on the way to the grocery store... this is a must! The Albert Hein grocery around the corner is also perfect for - good food, plus beer and wine. There is also a great natural health food store near there as well! We used both! Charlotte providing her museum card saves sooo much money.

The little bachelor or studio at the front, was perfect for my husband and I - just the right about of space. It was incredible to sit on the bench or look out the window and see the real locals going about their day. Made us truly appreciate the area and the town.

Must do's in the area:

- Cafe on the corner walking right from the rental

- pub walking out and to the left - with the lights and near the kids play area.

- new Europe walking tours - really get you familiar with the area.

- WALK EVERYWHERE - its an incredible area and just wonder around

- museums

-big market north of the rental (can't remember name- in all guide books)

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plymouth, NH
5

A Tiny Slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Hidden away, off the beautiful Prinsengracht, you will sleep well at night in this quiet, Amsterdam cottage and awake to sit and eat breakfasts in the serene garden. My 10 year old son and I spent 3 short nights at Charlotte's cottage, and could not give enough praise. Charlotte is helpful, the location is central and safe, and everything is perfect. We parked our bikes out front by the canal, and could get to everything important in a matter of minutes. Charlotte's museum pass helped us get into museums for free and also to get into the express lines, avoiding long lines (be sure to call the Anne Frank museum & reserve your entrance though, otherwise you do get put in line!). While the cottage was perfect for us, it will not be suitable for everybody--the ladder to the bedroom loft is steep, so anybody with small children or with any kind of physical disability would not find it suited for them. There is not an oven inside, so any food you cook will be on the stovetop, and the bathroom is a standup shower in a very small space. This was all charming to us, and did not detract from the experience, but it should be noted that not everybody would appreciate it. However, this cottage became an intrinsic part of our Amsterdam experience--we had a hard time leaving in the mornings, and couldn't wait to get back in the evenings. We could not recommend it enough to anybody looking for a wonderful getaway! Thank you, Charlotte!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Schiphol
Nearest Barpub
25 Metres
few minutes walk several bars
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Central Station Amsterdam
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
A10 / A1 / A4
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
few minutes walk several retaurants
Nearest Beach
45 Kilometres
Zandvoort
Car: recommended

On walking distance to all major activities: most museums, many shops, groceries (organic aswell), many restaurants, café's and all kinds of public transportation.

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Rates & Availability

Grachtengordel Apartment Rental Rates

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4 night minimum stay
$123
$781
$2,676
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $39 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $56
Tax Rate 5.0%

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Amenities

Grachtengordel Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 26 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The private small bathroom is just renovated.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • bedroom - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1 Queen bed on loft; 2 single beds (one high for adolescent)
  • 1 Queen size Bed on the loft, 1 Single bed on the main floor. Baby cod can be added. 1 Single top bed is available for young adult as a third person.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The gardenhouse is situated in a quiet inner garden behind the facade of the canalhouses of the Prinsengracht. Private sunny terrace in front of the gardenhouse.

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