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The Red Studio Apartment Palamedes

Bedrooms 1
Space 344 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

The comforts of home on a unique spot.

2 Studio apartments in the cultural centre of Amsterdam.

These quiet situated Studios combine the comforts of home with a great location on the edge of the old city centre. The Studios have their own private bathroom with shower, one excellent bed for 2, WiFi and a TV/DVD/CDR- set to make your stay comfortable. Bed- and bath linen are included.

The Red Studio and Yellow Studio can accommodate 2 persons each.

The 'Studio formula' means self catering. There is coffee and tea, microwave facility. The studios are on the 3rd floor, so you'll have to climb stairs. You'll have your own key of your Studio and the front door.

Included facilities:

Microwave / Combi oven





Baby cot

Private bathroom

Hair dryer

A baby guest- and cot are free. Minimal stay is 4 nights in the Summer season, weekends can be booked from 3 weeks before the reservation date.



Nearby there are the beautiful 17th century canals with their stately houses. In the museum quarter you'll find the famous Rijksmuseum, the Stedelijk- and Van Goghmuseum as well as the Spiegel-quarter with its many antique shops. All are in walking distance.


Deli's, supermarket, restaurants and bars are just around the corner. A few hundred meters further on will bring you to the most exclusive shopping street of the city. A longer walk or a short tram ride takes you to the city's busy shopping centre, with its large department stores, or the many markets, including the Flower market.


The apartments are situated near the famous Leidseplein with its unique bars, grand cafe's, restaurants, cinemas, clubs, concerthall, discos and several theaters. The location provides entertainment for everyone.


The Vondelpark is a stone's throw away for walking, in-line skating, biking or jogging. There are also several popular terraces to have a drink or lunch near one of the Dutch TV Studios.. In summer there is a free open air theater with concerts, dance programs and theater. Boat- and bicycle rentals are close by.




Your hosts are Karin and Edwin Kummer

More Details

Property Manager
Edwin and Karin Kummer
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, dutch, Some words in French and German.
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 7, 2018

About Edwin and Karin Kummer

We both are born in Amsterdam and are educated at a Art and Design Academie and business schools.

Edwin and Karin Kummer purchased this studio in 1999

Why Edwin and Karin Kummer chose Oud West

We have visited several European cities and hotels and restaurants but were missing a place for ourselves that also was payable. So we started these Studio Apartments for a affordable price.

What makes this studio unique

The Studios combine the comforts of home on a unique spot in the city and are in walking distance to all the interesting places were you must have been.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Review #12888903 “Studio Apartment in cultural Amsterdam”

Wonderful stay!

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

We were very pleased with our choice to stay in this studio apartment in Amsterdam. The location is excellent, just a minute's walk to the tram stops, and a reasonable walk to shops, restaurants, etc. Between walking and trams we were able to see everything we'd hoped to see in Amsterdam. We appreciated the flexibility and savings that came with having a small kitchen, and the owners were friendly and helpful. The place itself was clean and complete with everything we needed. We would not hesitate to stay here again.

Date of arrival

August 28, 2015
Aug 2015
  • 1 of 1


Oud West Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 344 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Toilet, shower and whas hand basin.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • It is a 1 room Studio apartment with 1 bed for 2.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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The Red Studio Apartment Palamedes
average rating of 4.8125 based on 17 reviews

Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our stay with Karin and Edwin was enjoyable in every way. They were very

accommodating. The apartment is very spacious and very well furnished.

The location in the Museum Quarter is fantastic.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tastefully done interiors. Awesome location. Highly recommended.

  • 5 of 5

Loved my stay here. Everything was perfect!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Praveen and his lady are nice guests, interested in the city, very calm and friendly. Regards Karin and Edwin / Studio Palamedes Amsterdam
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Wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our four nights here. Edwin was a gracious host and was even nice enough to assist with our numerous suitcases and helped hauling them up the typically steep Dutch staircase. He had maps and guidebooks ready for us, also marked local restaurants and grocery stores! Everything was super clean, super convenient, and well thought out for making our stay comfortable. The apartment is bright and overlooks several garden patios below. I would highly recommend this unit to anyone, but be warned the stairs are very steep and only 3” wide in spots! If mobility issues are a problem, this might not work for you.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Edwin was of great help with everything.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A great couple, nice guests.
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Charming, Well-Situated Accommodations

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were on our first visit to Amsterdam together and we couldn't have selected a more perfect place to stay. We knew in advance about the steep staircases but they were not a problem. We arrived too early to check in but Edwin greeted us and gave us space to store our bags while we went sightseeing and waited to move in. (When we returned, we found that he had kindly wrangled our suitcases to the top floor--a lovely gesture for two tired travelers!). We couldn't have been cozier in our rooftop getaway. Very comfortable bed, wonderful light, modern appliances--we couldn't have asked for more. We walked everywhere from the well-located property, tucked away in a quiet lane off a main street. Museums and the fabulous Vogelpark were minutes away and all the other attractions within very manageable walks. The neighborhood has lots of good restaurants and a market just a half-block away. If we return to Amsterdam, the Red Studio will be our first choice for a home-away-from-home. Thank you, Karin and Edwin!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

The owners were very pleastent and greeted us upon arrival. It was close enough to the major part of town that you could walk without a problem but yet just outside of the busy parts so it provided a nice quiet out when you were done with the crowds. A lot of amenities nearby including a bike rental just around the corner which was awesome.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
To North Amsterdam
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Golf Spaarnwoude
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Central Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Ring road
Nearest Restaurant
35 Metres
Indonesian Restaurant Kartika
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Snow planet
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The Studios are on the 3rd floor, you'll have to climb stairs.

The canals with the stately houses from the 17th century, the museums with the typical old Dutch paintings as the RijksMuseum and the Van Goghmuseum and the modern art and design collection in the Stedelijk Museum. The Vondelpark for jogging, walking and the many terrasses. It is all in walking distance.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

The trade or use of soft-or hard drugs such as hashish or marihuana or cocaine etc. and the drinking of to much alcohol is not permitted. You shall have to leave the studio in case we observe such.
Thanks for your cooperation and we wish you a happy stay.
Edwin & Karin Kummer.

Manager'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.

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