|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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'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.
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!
Anne van Beek-Rehder purchased this apartment in 1984
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!
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!
We have just spent 4 wonderful days the "Best of Both Worlds one bedroom apartment. It is located in a wonderful residential area, only 20 minutes by bus to Central Station, which by the way, stops right outside the door.
Anne is a very pleasant host who met us on arrival, showed us thru the apartment and provided us with a file of bus schedules, maps, attractions etc.
The apartment which has been totally renovated , very clean and offers a full kitchen with new appliances and all amenities you would need. The bathroom is tastfully done in grey slate with a modern tub and shower. There is a small rear courtyard to enjoy a glass of wine and there are 2 bicycles which we used to bike to Amsterdamse Bos park, a 1,000 hectare urban forest , offering miles of bike paths which is located right around the corner from the apartment.
About 100 yards down the street is a fabulous restaurant called Cafe 1890 which serves excellent food in a great atmosphere at reasonable prices, which we frequented several times during our stay.
All in all, " Best of Both Worlds" is an excellent choice when visiting Amsterdam. Thank you Anne for your hospitality.
We were very pleasantly surprised by the quality of this apartment . Everything we needed was available and we felt very much at home. Anne was so helpful in directing us to places and going that extra mile for us. The ease of transportation to city center, availability of grocery shopping and restaurant so close by was amazing. We would definitely recommend this place to our family & friends. Thanks Anne, hope to see you again. Mike & Julie S.
The location of the "Best of Both Worlds" apartment was great for someone traveling by car. We were able to park free just one block away from our lodging, and the Metro was only about a ten minute walk, (the same direction as the large grocery store). We ate at the same restaurant, "Anno 1890" five of the six nights we were there, since the food was great, inexpensive, and the staff went out of their way to Mae us feel welcome. Oh, and it was only 1/2 block away! he apartment is very roomy, appointed nicely, and had a washing machine, handy for folks traveling an extended period of time. Staples were in the kitchen for use, on a "take some, leave some" system. We will definitely stay here again if we travel to Amsterdam. One last thing, the "Amsterdamse Bos Forest was a pleasant place to visit, and we were lucky enough to see the Scttish Highland Cows, including one that was only about six on this old.
Anne was a super host! Fixed a small problem right away and even stocked a few goodies in the fridge for us. We so enjoyed being a little out of the city but a a short bus ride in. It is located near the Amsterdam forest- Anne has bikes available and we took advantage to be one of the locals riding all over!
I highly recommend this property for your stay in Amsterdam. The apartment is beautiful and has everything you need. Anne welcomed us and left us fresh, delicious spelt bread, butter, cheese, fresh eggs, and jam. It's the perfect place to stay, with the bus stop across the street and the tram a couple blocks away. We also enjoyed the bikes and rode everywhere with them. Our favorite was the Forest (Amsterdam de Bos) which is right behind the apartment. The apartment really is a perfect location! It is comfortable and quiet, and has a kitchen where we made breakfast and coffee most mornings, and the bathroom is new! I can't say enough about this property. Oh, and we loved the artwork on the walls. We will definitely stay here on our next visit! Thank you Anne for your hospitality.
My husband and I spent several days at Anne's wonderful flat. Part business, part pleasure, this was the ideal location for everything. By far, the highlight of our trip was our morning and evening bike rides in to the Amsterdam Forest which is just around the corner and ideal for relearning back brake peddling on the bikes that came with the flat! The flat itself was very well equipped and Anne was kind enough to put some essential food items in the fridge for us - a kind gesture and much appreciated. Aldi is just around the corner, but it was nice to be able to have a cup of tea after flying in! We did venture in to Amsterdam one day and this was so easy with the bus stop just outside the house. Anne was the perfect hostess meeting us when we arrived and highlighting restaurants in the area, shops, bus times, attractions etc. Many, many thanks Anne for a wonderful few days. We do hope to be back in the future.
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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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$196|
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!
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.