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Spacious ground floor apt near Amsterdam Forest, free WiFi, 2 free bikes

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Perfect apt for easy access to central Amsterdam, but quieter restful nights..

'Best of Both Worlds' - close to nature (Amsterdam Forest park just around the corner), but also direct bus access to Museum District & central Amsterdam, in just 20 minutes (bus stop right near the house). Your ideal home away from home if you want a quiet night's sleep, but easy public transport to all tourist attractions (or use our 2 free bikes!). Ideal for business travellers for quick access to ZuidAs int'l business district, Amstelveen, and also connections to Rai congress center.

If you are arriving by car: FREE PARKING in the next block (Amstelveen)! Just find a parking space and you can safely leave your car there day and night. Parking within Amsterdam is expensive, so the direct busses and free bikes are a real plus. A perfect get-away, in any season - check out our discount fall and winter rates.

Ground floor apt with own private front entrance, hallway with storage closet, roomy living room with dining table, comfortable chairs and sofas, flat screen TV, original artwork on the wall.

Free use of Internet (WiFi).

Kitchen with all mod cons (fridge, microwave, oven, dishwasher, induction cooker, all kitchen utensils and crockery. Washing machine for your clothes. A welcome package with edibles is provided for your first snacks and breakfast.

Newly renovated bathroom with full bath and shower, toilet, sink, hairdryer en toiletries.

Quiet bedroom in the back, double bed, large closet and clothes storage, ironing board, drying rack, alarm clock/radio. If 2 people travelling together wish separate beds, this can be arranged, but use of the apartment is for 1 to 2 persons only.

Central heating, ventilation fan.

Small terrace garden with bistro set where you can sit outside and enjoy the fresh air. 2 bicycles are available for your use.

I will meet you at the apartment and do the check-in, show you all you need to know about the apartment, and at the end of your stay I will meet you for the check-out.

You have all the privacy you want, with a separate front door, but my husband and I live in the rest of the house (the 2 floors above the ground floor apartment) and I work from home, so I am usually available to give you any advice needed about the apartment or the neighborhood, or to provide tips about what to do and see in Amsterdam. Just give me a call om my mobile phone.

I speak English, Dutch, German and French, and will be happy to help you in any way.

Enjoy your stay at 'Best of Both Worlds!', Guest Apartment 1090.

More Details

Owner
Nicolaas C.J. van Beek
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, german, dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 9, 2017

About Nicolaas C.J. van Beek

Hello, I'm Anne! I was born in the USA, but have enjoyed living in Amsterdam for the past 39 years. My husband and I have traveled extensively in the past - US, north Africa, the Himalaya area, and much of Europe, and now enjoy our many interests here at home - art, music, languages, other cultures & philosophies, the art of horsemanship, and meaningful studies ----and I especially enjoy making our guests feel at home! Our guest apartment is the ground floor of our house, and has a private separate entrance onto the street, and everything to make your feel at home, in the 'Best of Both Worlds' - Nature at your doorstep, and Culture within easy access. I believe that both are needed, for an optimal quality of life. I will be happy to provide you with any help, tips, etc. that you may need, for a wonderful stay. Enjoy!

Nicolaas C.J. van Beek purchased this apartment in 1984

Why Nicolaas C.J. van Beek chose Zuideramstel

When my husband and I got married, we were living in the center of Amsterdam in a narrow street, and we were looking for a place in a greener neighborhood, where we could raise a child in a safe environment and still be in Amsterdam with all its interesting facilities and cultural offerings. Being so close to the Amsterdam Forest proved to be a wonderful choice. My family has enjoyed walking, cycling, horseback riding and picnics and so much more here, for many years. In the fall, the colors are beautiful, and you can enjoy a brisk walk in clean air; in winter, an unspoiled wonderland if it snows, and we have skated on the rowing course when it froze. And all this just right around the corner from our house, and from the ground floor which we now rent out as 'Best of Both Worlds' - come visit, and you'll see why!

What makes this apartment unique

All the above reasons made us choose this property for our home, and now the ground floor is for the enjoyment of our guests. We have loved living here for more than 30 years, and appreciate the broad views over the Forest from our spacious balconies op the top floor; you can hear the songs of many kinds of birds, because of the nearness of the Forest, and the sunsets from our upstairs views are fantastic. So many amenities are within reach - supermarket (Aldi) within walking distance (5 min), a fantastic pub/cafe just down the street (Anno 1890), and great takeaways (Chinese, Indonesian) and restaurants right in the neighborhood, just a few minutes walk from the apartment. By bike you can reach a larger supermarkt (Jumbo) and all sorts of shops, in 5 minutes. Or take a leisurely walk to these shops (12 minutes). We have 2 bicycles in the back terrace/garden, free for the use of our guests. You can ride the frequent busses (every 8 to 10 min.) into the center of Amsterdam - the museum quarter is just 15 min. away. So enjoy all the benefits of 'the Best of Both Worlds' and see why we love living here!

Amenities

Zuideramstel Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • New chic bathroom, totally renovated. Full bath with shower, toilet, washbasin, towels and toiletries provided, and hair dryer. Radiator/drying rack. Underfloor heating in winter.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Quiet separate bedroom in back; double bed, night tables, clock radio/alarm clock; chairs, spacious closet w/ clothes hangers, shelves, storage, with iron & ironing board and drying rack. Soft rugs. If separate beds are needed, this can be arranged. But occupancy is for 2 persons only.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
I will be happy to provide any information or tips necessary, to help make your stay the most enjoyable possible! We live in the 2 floors above the ground floor guest apartment, and I work from home, so I am available by phone for your questions, or can come down for a chat, to help you out in any way. Just call me on my cell phone. Normal check-in and check-out times: check-in - 14.00 (2 pm), check-out (11.00 am). Extremely early or late deviations from these times are possible, but may mean a small cash fee; just let me know your planned arrival and departure times. Looking forward to meeting you...Enjoy your stay!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Spacious ground floor apt near Amsterdam Forest, free WiFi, 2 free bikes
average rating of 4.8974357 based on 39 reviews
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Fine place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Good location, near airport and in a quiet neighborhood with plenty of shops, etc. Well equipped little apartment. Very pleasant owner went out of his way to accommodate us, providing bicycles, printing out boarding passes and leaving some breakfast things so that we didn't have to rush out and buy stuff. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We loved our stay!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was roomy and well-equipped with all we needed. Stephen welcomed us on our arrival, showed us around and answered questions. There were maps and info on getting around Amsterdam (bus one block away). Another plus was Cafe Anno 1890 Bar nearby with great food and drink. We are very happy we chose this HomeAway!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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This is our second time staying here.

  • 5 of 5

We love that Stephen leaves us a nice loaf of bread and eggs and a few more goodies in the refrigerator. The bikes are definitely a benefit! Riding to Amsterdamse Bos is so beautiful. Thanks again for a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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5

Cozy, convenient, quiet

  • 5 of 5

Not in downtown Amsterdam, but right on bus line and biking into town about 25 minutes easy ride. Right next to beautiful amsterdamseBos park. Great biking and hiking, picnicking. All the modern conveniences, nice small kitchen, nice bathroom and living area. Original art. Small fenced backyard. Bikes included. Was perfect for 2.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Amsterdam

  • 4 of 5

Had a fantastic time in Amsterdam. The apartment is located on a main road and immediately next to it is a cycle lane so be alert when you step outside. It was clean and tidy with a plethora of information about Amsterdam. The guidebook for the apartment had useful notes of the area and how to commute in the area.Stephen greeted us on our arrival and took us through everything he explained the easiest way to commute into Amsterdam and what to find in the locality. There are plenty of food shops a selection of restaurants' especially good is Cafe 1890 about ten doors away, the food was good and the staff excellent. The apartment could use a few more wine glasses plates etc apart from this it was ideal for our trip.We enjoyed not being in Amsterdam central it was a relaxing apartment to have after a full day in Amsterdam. Just behind the apartment is Amsterdam Bos a large forested park that you could utilise for walks.

A lovely week engaged by our apartment.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

I have nothing, but great things to say about our stay. Stephen was a great communicator. The accomodations were perfect for my husband and me. The location was very close to public transit. Our host provided a few groceries (bread, jam, eggs, juice, etc), which we really appreciated. I also appreciated being outside the city proper. Amstelveen is very accessible to city center, while offering a more local vibe.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Map

Nearest Beach
15 Miles
in summer, 'city beaches' in 15 min. Sea beach:
Car: not necessary

If you love nature: a must-see, as a break from the busy tourist attractions of central Amsterdam, is the beautiful Amsterdam Forest park, just steps away from the apartment. By foot or by bike, a green paradise (or in the autumn, enjoy the fall colours!). Loads of active and less-active possibilities and special attractions. Stables and riding schools in the area, kayaking or canoeing on the waterways, or visit the Goat Farm for home-made goat's cheese and ice cream! Information on the Amsterdam Forest is available in the apartment.

For lovers of modern art: not just the museums of Amsterdam are easily reached, but also the art offerings of Amstelveen: a quick bike ride or bus ride (10-12 minutes) in the opposite direction will bring you to the famous Cobra Museum (modern art: permanent collection of the famous Cobra movement, and various changing exhibitions of prominent modern artists), and several minutes walk further to the Van der Togt Museum, a hidden jewel of modern art (various guest exhibitions of renowned national and international artists, and fabulous permanent collection of modern glass, sculpture, bronze and paintings).

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $206.76

No extremely last-minute bookings. Please make your confirmed booking at least 48 hours - and preferably one week - before your estimated hour of arrival at the apartment.
Check-in 2 pm, check-out 11am.
Apartment is suitable for 2 persons only.
Free bicycles provided, with combination lock.
We prefer travelers over 28 years of age.
No pets. Smoking only in the garden; ashtrays are provided. Thank you!

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.