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City Centre Apartment for neat Couples or Singles

3 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 nights


Grachtengordel Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom/1 Bath room (Sleeps 2 max 3) City Apartment

Convenient apartment (50m2/540ft2) with a fully equipped open kitchen, bathroom with shower and wash machine + dryer, separate toilet, very light with ceiling to floor windows, bed room with king size box spring.

French Balcony on the front and an apartment wide balcony at the back (bed room).


- Iron

- TV

- WiFi

- Hair Dryer

- Wash Machine

- Dryer

- Sleeping Sofa in Living


Quite street just steps away from the buzz

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Joey Bark
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, dutch
Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2016

About Joey Bark

I'm a young professional in international marketing from Amsterdam

Joey Bark purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Joey Bark chose Amsterdam

Love the location! Since leaving my home town 10 km away a decade ago I fell in love with the Centre of Amsterdam where everything happens just down the street.

What makes this apartment unique

My modern 50m2 home is near hotspots like Leidseplein, Van Gogh Museum, Paradiso, Vondelpark, Museumplein, Jordaan, Canals, Public Transport, High & Fashion Street. I'm sure you'll enjoy it as much as I do due its Prime location, being fully equipped and of course I take well care of it. My apartment is great for Couples, Singles or Business Trips. In case you have a child traveling with you, the sofa in the living can be converted to a bed. As it's my home, availability is limited.


based on 3 traveler reviews

City Centre Apartment for neat Couples or Singles
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews
san francisco, usa

Comfy apartment right in the heart of Amsterdam

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the apartment for 7 days, and we cannot overstate how convenient its location is. just a 2 min walk to the nearest tram station that takes you all over town. on one side it is the exciting Leidseplein area with pubs and restaurants; on the other side we can walk along the scenic prinsengracht canal lined with restaurants and shops. after a long day of sightseeing it is so easy to hop on the tram to get home.

the apartment itself is clean and very well equipped, with a bed that comfortably sleeps 2. it has washer/dryer and wifi. the kitchen has stove and microwave. despite its centralized location, it is remarkably quiet at night. the decor is modern, with just a touch of eccentric fun.

but what really made it 5-star experience for us was the way joey treated us. we rushed to find a place to stay just two weeks before our trip, and joey was very responsive to all our inquiries. we had early morning arrival and departure, and he made sure someone was there to help us get sorted out. he was prompt and courteous and made us felt most at home.

strongly recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Quiet comfortable spot in the heart of Amsterdam

  • 5 of 5

Extremely quiet, but just a couple blocks from restaurants, bars, shops, bike rental, tourist information and a tram stop. Had some decent fast food, and a great lunch at the Peruvian restaurant Mashua.

I always felt completely safe, in spite of returning in the early am.

We opened windows in the bedroom and living room for a nice cross-breeze. Bedroom is well isolated with the door closed if you are traveling in a group. No noise from neighbors. Bathroom is separate from shower, which streamlines things.

The main bedroom mattress is one of the most comfortable I've ever slept on. Our companion opted for the air mattress over the couch. It's still not great- not very firm, and loses some air overnight.

Canals everywhere, though no canal view from the balcony. Can't have everything...

We walked the entire 3-day trip. About 17 minutes to the red light district, maybe 20-25 to the train station. Walk in the opposite direction to get to the Van Gogh museum, as well as an enormous park. We were out exploring from breakfast to bedtime, but if you need to return during the day I recommend a bike, or an appropriate tram pass for efficient travel. If I were to do it again, the iamsterdam city card might have been a good deal.

We drove here to drop off luggage- it's a bit harrowing for a non-native, especially with construction on some of the bridges. I'd recommend carrying/wheeling your luggage from the tram starting from a Park&Ride (8EUR/day) if at all possible. There are hotels in the area, and we saw people wheeling luggage during our stay, so you won't be too out of place.

Washer/Dryer are new/high efficiency and extremely slow(so plan accordingly), and all the buttons are in Dutch. I found an English manual on the internet to puzzle it out(the internet, fortunately, was extremely fast and reliable). Definitely ask for tips if laundry is part of your plan.

I can't leave out Joey, who was friendly, prompt, and extremely helpful. He was available by phone when we had a couple of questions, and was prompt at our arrival and departure times. I have no doubt he'd have explained the Washer had I asked. He was also very communicative by email, with helpful parking tips prior to our arrival. He also went out of his way to ship us an item we accidentally left behind. As we found with many people, his English is impeccable, so if that's your native language communication will be easy.

Would book again, had a great time.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Very Pleased

  • 4 of 5

Great place to stay. Owner was welcoming, and easy to work with. He request and deposit, and returned as he agreed on. The apartment is centrally located. We just walked few steps from the tram, and it is near bars, restaurants, and shopping area. During the day is excellent, but at night you might need to pay for taxi, or a taxibike (less expensive). It was very clean, and the bed is very comfortable; however, the sofa is not so comfortable to sleep in. Couple of days and if you are small, you can bare with it. Bathroom is spacious for the european city, and extremely clean. The kitchen was neat clean, and well equipped for a short stay.

The apartment is modern and pretty.

Overall, I was very pleased with this place, and I strongly recommend it for a couple, and if you are 3 if you don't mind so much sleeping in the sofa.

Thanks for hosting our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Cindy, What a treat to read your review! Thank you for your positive feedback and honest note about the sofa bed. Besides the extra softs sheet cover I've got now that doesn't make it a full bed yet, it is hopefully a bit more comfy. Moving forward, I'll inform future guests of the availability of a Blow Up bed as alternative for the sofa bed. Thanks for your stay! Warm regards, Joey
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Nearest Airport
16 Kilometres
Amsterdam Schiphol
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Passenger Terminal Amsterdam
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Golfbaan Sloten
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Central Station
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Snow World
Nearest Beach
31 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

My apartment is conveniently located in the heart of Amsterdam, literally a few meters away from the canals, shopping street, Leidseplein (square with bars, clubs and restaurants).

There's so much to see and do around here, and you ca reach it all fast and easy by foot or do what the locals do; jump on a bike!

Some suggestions:

- Take a stroll to the Van Gogh museum or Anna Frank House (buy tickets upfront, the queue is killing)

- Hop on a canal boat (lovely in the evening when it's dark)

- Try your luck at the casino

- Have fun with international comedians (The American view on the Dutchies)

- Shop till you drop (Highstreet = Kalverstraat. Designer Brands = PC Hooftstraat)

- Cruise around on a bike (be aware of loony bike-virgin tourists) - Hang in the city park (take out your BBQ)

- Dine fine or enjoy a peasant meal (don't fall for the tourist menu's)

- Work out in the gym overlooking the city (Splash, behind the apartment)

- Have a coffee or something else (...) in a coffee shop

- Visit a pop/jazz/classical/rock concert (Paradiso is our Pop Temple and the Royal Concert Hall has the most magnificent musicians, not to forget the Stadsschouwburg, OperaBallet and Carré where you can see the plays and opera)

- Check out all the festivals during high season

Amsterdam, a metropolitan village for the Jet Set and the Back Packer!


Rates & Availability

Grachtengordel Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $164
Start/End cleaning $16
Tax Rate 5.0%

I hope you'll enjoy my home as much as I do!

As I'm renting out my apartment only when we're are abroad, one of us will check you in personally and have someone to check you out. Check-in and out are agreed to upfront in order for us to plan our professional and personal commitments around it so kindly let me know your Estimated Time of Arrival and Leave. We can check you in between 12:00-18:00hrs and check out till 12:00/noon. We'd be happy to accommodate other times if our schedules allows for it, just let me know upfront.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Grachtengordel Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
1 Bedroom with a kingsize bed (180x200 cm) 1 Sleeping Sofa in the living room (140x200 cm)

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