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Private Apartment in Good Area + free Bicycles

Bedrooms 2
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom,. sleeps 3


Quiet and very private, this 3-room apartment (55m²/600ft²) offers superb open views across a park and the Amstel river. In a popular and one of the best areas in town and near a shopping street. Close to the historical centre and to public transport and always parking spots in front of the apartment (paid parking).

The apartment is fully equipped with:

1. Living/dining room, flat screen TV (Satellite TV) with DVD player, free WiFi, comfortable couch and chairs

2. Master bedroom with double (King) size bed (2x 36x78 inches / 2x90x200 cm) and wardrobes.

3. Second bedroom with double (Queen) size bed (2x 31x78 inches / 2 x80x200 cm).

4. Kitchen with toaster/oven/grill/microwave plus washing/dryer machine.

5. A marble tiled bathroom with shower.

The apartment is on the first floor (no lift) and is graced by the sun and is very light. Complete with central heating making the apartment very comfortable.

The rent includes cleaning, fresh bedding & towels. I am sorry but we do not rent to families with children under 10 years old or to 'party people'.


South of the centre in one of the best areas in town. The area features many traditional Amsterdam buildings which were built in the 1930s. Close to the city centre and near a shopping street with supermarkets open every day till 10 PM. Also close to RAI exhibition centre. Always parking spots in front of the apartment (paid parking 17 EUR/day, sunday is free).

No neighbors across the street and a open lovely view of tree lined park which lies across the borders of the Amstel river. A few minutes walk from the apartment takes you to a shopping street, where you'll find grocery shops and restaurants to have breakfast, lunch and take-away. The grocery shops and supermarkets are open 7 days a week till 10PM.


Close to public transport:

- Tram 4 takes you in 4 minutes to the largest open air market (Albert Cuyp) and to the centre in 10 minutes

- Tram 12 brings you in 10 minutes to the Museum Area

- From nearby railway station RAI in 11 minutes to the airport.

You can also walk quite easy from the apartment to the centre and feel the atmosphere of this unique area where tourists from all over the world are enchanted by the architecture (Amsterdam School).

Bicycles are provided for free! We also provide you with all tourist information for sight seeing, best local restaurants, best way to use public transport and other secrets to explore.

No smoking in the apartment or in front of the apartment. No pets allowed and no loud noise and respect the peace and rest of neighbours.

More Details

Hans Smit
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, german, dutch
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

About Hans Smit

I was born in in the Netherlands and live in Amsterdam since 20 years.

Hans Smit purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Hans Smit chose Amsterdam

The apartment has got a unique location. In one of the best areas in Amsterdam; facing a park and the Amstel river (no neighbours) and lots of trees and plants in the neighbourhood and still a real Amsterdam neighbourhood with all the facilties like Tram, foodshop and supermarkets and restaurant within a few minutes distance and with tram in 10 minutes right in the heart of the historical center and always parking spots in the street

What makes this apartment unique

Architecture (building from the 1930's) makes it a real Amsterdam apartment (architecture style is called Amsterdam School); very light apartment (East, South positioning) and facing the green trees of the park and the blue water from the Amstel river which makes it very quiet to relax from the busy city. But if you like to benefit cities life, you'll be there within 15 minutes!


Watergraafsmeer Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • River ...
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • In Master Bedroom: King size bed 72x78 ; in Second Bedroom: Queen size 63x78 For families with a baby we provide a Baby Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • ice skating
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Private Apartment in Good Area + free Bicycles
average rating of 4.730769 based on 26 reviews
United States

Best visit to Amsterdam Ever!

  • 5 of 5

This was our fifth visit to Amsterdam (April 1-9, 2017) and our second experience with renting an apartment. Hans is an excellent landlord/host. From his initial welcome and greetings to all the wonderful information about local points of interest to recommended shopping and dining in the area, everything was covered for a most enjoyable stay. We chose this apartment because of its close proximity (20-min walk) to the RAI Center where my wife was attending a convention. Additionally, the tram lines are only a 12-minute walk and so convenient for getting anywhere around the city. The neighborhood is calm and quiet - away from all the touristy concentration in the central core. On our next visit to Amsterdam we will seek to rent from Hans again, whether it be a convention or not.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York City area

Excellent Host and Nice Location

  • 5 of 5

Hans was an excellent, helpful host during our stay over New Years Eve. He provided lots of information about things to do and places to go around the apartment and throughout Amsterdam. The apartment is roomy and well equipped. While we were there it was quite chilly so the gas heater in the living room was very cosy and warm. The main bedroom has a very comfortable bed and I assume the other bed is nice as well since my son did not complain. The stairs up to the apartment are somewhat steep so if that is an issue for you, take note. The use of the bicycles that came with the apartment was great - everyone rides everywhere in Amsterdam even in bad weather! The apartment is not located in the main touristy area of Amsterdam but is along the Amstel so you have access to parks and central Amsterdam pretty easily. It also makes the ride to/from the airport a breeze. We used Uber and it only cost 20 Euros or so each way - a bargain for 3 people! Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Laurel, for you most kind review. It makes me feel good that you and your two children did enjoy you stay. Because that's also one of my goals with renting out my apartment. Have a nice spring in a few months! hans
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UK/London, Dorset

Nine and a half out of ten

  • 5 of 5

Splendid little apartment in a pleasant residential neighbourhood. Slightly off the centre but with relatively easy links to all the main sights of the city and good local shopping facilities. It is clean, well-equipped and extremely comfortable, though the shower room/toilet and the kitchen are both rather cramped in size and there is a steep staircase to the first floor entrance. This might be difficult to negotiate for anyone with a mobility problem. The owner is very personable, helpful and easy to deal with.

Thoroughly recommendable.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely quiet apartment with free bikes!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, comfortable, quiet apartment in a residential area close to parks and within a 15-min cycle ride of the city centre. Owner Hans was there to welcome us and set us up with the use of his bikes - an excellent bonus, thank you Hans! We would definitely stay here again although we would take insect repellent to ward off the mosquitoes at night time!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Appartement formidable

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un super séjour. Hans est un hôte admirable qui nous a apporté beaucoup d'information très utiles pour notre sejour. L'appartement est parfait et très propre, tres bien équipé et bien situé par rapport au centre (20 à 25 minutes). Nous y retournerons sans aucun doute, avec grand plaisir.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here very much, Hans was welcoming and extremely helpful. We had a couple of glitches which were not his fault, and he was informative and apologetic. The kitchen is small but well equipped, and it's great to have a washing machine as we are long term travelers. The beds are comfortable, and although the second room is small, it's fine for a couple. The apartment is also very cosy :-)

Public transport links are also good and easy, and the bicycles are great to have.

We would book again for a future visit.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Amsterdamse Golfclub
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Amstel Station
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Ring Road
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Quiet and private, this homy 3-rooms apartment (55m²/600ft²) offers superb open views across a park and the Amstel river. The apartment lies South of the centre in one of the best areas in town (Rivierenbuurt). The area features many traditional Amsterdam buildings which were built in the 1930s. The historical city centre is 15 minutes away and public transport in neighbourhood (tram, railway station, subway) and a shopping street around the corner (supermarkets open 7/7). Also close to RAI exhibition centre.


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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $38 per night, per additional guest

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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