2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom,. sleeps 3
- english, french, german, dutch
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-Zuid
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!
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great place to stay
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Amsterdam.
The owner, Hans, met us at the apartment and provided us with detailed information on the apartment, the local area and also provided a detailed map and instruction on how to travel to popular tourist spots.
The apartment is a short walk to the nearest Metro station and Tram stop and is a convenient place to stay for the city centre. Travel by Public transport is made easier as Hans provides pre-paid OV Chip Cards (similar to London Oyster Cards) for travel by Metro, Tram and Bus. At the end of your stay simply calculate how much you have spent and give Hans the money.
The apartment is well-equipped with everything needed for a short stay including kitchen appliances, oven, washer, shower room, satellite TV etc.
An excellent apartment and would be happy to stay again on our next visit to Amsterdam.
Hans apartment was absolutely perfect for myself and friends. Located in a residential area, everything was at our finger tips. Grocery, post office, banks and parks. Hans is very prompt in communication, making sure your vacation enjoyable. Public transportation are only steps away.
Great base for two week vacation, best customer service.
We are a family of three and spent two weeks at Hans’ Amsterdam apartment. The communication was excellent and he was incredibly detailed oriented.
Hans met us immediately when we were dropped off by taxi and showed us around and gave us the most in-depth recommendations and instructions that we have ever had in the 15 years we have been doing VRBO. He also had fresh flowers in the living area, apple pie in the kitchen, and delivered strawberries mid stay with new linens. It was a very nice touch.
One of the nicest things was that he had three transportation cards waiting for us with money already loaded on them. We just had to leave them at the end of our stay with a similar amount left on them. Pay it forward, so to speak. These cards were so convenient for the trams, metro, and trains. The stops/stations were a 10 - 15 minute walk along the river and took you to the center of Amsterdam or anywhere you needed to go.
The apartment worked well for us but it may not be good for those who have mobility issues. It has one typical steep Dutch staircase to enter. The neighborhood is quiet and very safe with a drugstore, restaurants, and grocery nearby.
Thank you, Hans, for making our vacation to Amsterdam and the Netherlands easy and stress-free!
Great Host - Beautiful Location
My sister, brother in law and I completed a biking tour around Amsterdam for a week. After completing the tour, we stayed at Hans’ very comfortable apartment. It is located in a beautiful area away from the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam and overlooks a peaceful beautiful park. It’s a lovely 10 minute walk to the metro.
Hans met us at check in and gave us a thorough overview of the area, complete with annotated maps and lists of places we might want to check out. He also provided us with transportation cards that we simply reimbursed him for what we used. That was really nice; we didn’t have to figure out how/where to buy cards and how much we would need during our stay.
We had dinner at one of the restaurants Hans recommended along the river. Peaceful setting, delicious meal and very accommodating wait staff. It was in an old house that had been part of the gas or power company. Lovely!
The apartment is cozy and was perfect for our party of 3. It was really nice to have the kitchen so we could eat some meals at the apartment (mostly breakfast, but also evening dinner and snacks). We also enjoyed being able to wash a few garments after being on the bikes for a week!
Thank you Hans for a wonderful stay!!
It was a good experience.
Firstly I have to thank to Hans who is the owner of apartment. He was really kind and he shared everyting about Amsterdam what we need.
Apartment location is so good. Close to places that you might go. And also this area is so quiet and peaceful.
Apartment was so nice, clean and comfortable.
So, I can highly recommend this aparment to everyone who wants to visit Amsterdam.
Beautiful and comfortable apartment. Close to city with walkable places for dining and shopping.
We enjoyed our stay in the apartment... quiet, coffee, tram/Metro passes, updated bathroom and very comfortable bed. Owner very helpful with tips on sites, restaurants, etc.
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.