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Joan Fabricant

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, portuguese, dutch

Elegant, Newly Renov apt in Old West/bordering Jordaan, filled with sunlight

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Amsterdam Apartment Rental Photos and Description

This Apartment Will be Available Beginning April 5, 2013

Several years ago we bought, and completely renovated our second apartment in Amsterdam. The apartment is in the 'Old West' area which has become very trendy, but still wonderfully convenient with shops and services that are necessary.

This apartment is 55 sq.meters (600 sq. ft) and has every amenity: the bedroom has a queen-size bed, flat screen cable TV on the wall (a few English-language stations), a DVD player with a nice selection of DVDs, two large closets, a comfortable chair and a dresser. Large glass doors open on to the terrace, and the bedroom door can be closed for privacy. Off the hallway is a beautiful large shower,and there is a separate toilet. The kitchen is fully equipped with new appliances, including a Nespresso machine, large microwave and dishwasher. The hallway leads into the nice-sized living room with a comfortable sofa, dining table, small bar, and bookcase. There are two large, double-glazed windows (it's very quiet) that look out onto the street below. Off the living room is a separate small room with futon, desk, computer, printer/copier/scanner, and a CD player. We have high Speed Internet/WiFi

It's the only apartment on the floor. The stairs from the outer door to the apartment are carpeted and unlike many Amsterdam apartments, are an easy walk with a landing between the first and second floor. There is only one apartment on each floor.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Joan Fabricant (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, portuguese, dutch

About Joan Fabricant

My husband and I used to exchange our New York City apartment with a good friend who lives in Amsterdam. After five or six years of loving the city, we decided to buy an apartment here. We have been coming to Amsterdam two or three times a year, each time for a month or two, for about 12 years. We decided to buy another apartment here as an investment. This apartment is also useful for friends, and family who come and visit us from New York as well as using it as a rental.

Joan Fabricant purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Joan Fabricant chose Amsterdam

We searched for many months for a second apartment. In addition to the price, our main criteria were whether we would like to live in it and its location, thinking of friends and renters. We found this one. We both agreed on it right away. It had great potential, and we knew that with a serious renovation and tasteful furniture, it would be a very nice place.

What makes this apartment unique

This is a very comfortable apartment in a great location. Everything is new, including linens, pots, pans, dishes, etc. There is lots of kitchenware. We also have a portable travel crib

We have some very good friends who take care of the apt. They are wonderfully helpful to any renter, and also lovely people. They will meet you with the keys, and explain anything you need to know about the apt or the city. They live a few blocks away should there be any problems. They renovated the apartment when we bought it, and so they know it well.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Joan

Thanks for the 5 day loan of the apartment. We had a good time. All the arrangements with Sylvia worked well.

Thanks for letting us stay on , on our final day before our flight.

The apartment was super clean, the bed really comfy & all the furnishings & equipment very good. Thanks also for the wine & chocs on arrival.



P.S. what a lot of museum's to visit!
Dec 2015
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)
Elegant, Newly Renov apt in Old West/bordering Jordaan, filled with sunlight
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were extremely pleased with the apartment, and Sylvia was very friendly, chatty, and accommodating - I like her very much!

The apartment was all that we expected and more, and we appreciated all the small touches that made it feel even more like home. Forget the Nespresso machine, we enjoy our french press coffee! The chocolates and wine were a nice treat. Beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean and organized, and the usage instructions were very helpful too! Our favorite place was sitting on the balcony…I also appreciated the basket of clothespins to hang freshly washed laundry. The computer/printer station allowed us to print receipts for purchased Holland Cards, and boarding passes for the next leg of our journey. One night, we comfortably entertained friends, who live in the suburbs of Amsterdam, and we all enjoyed a pleasurable evening catching up on life - that would have been much harder to do in a noisy restaurant or a hotel room! From ice cubes to needle and thread at bedside to standard pantry items and refrigerator condiments, we found nothing lacking.

Finally, Sylvia was very responsive when I frantically called from the airport the morning we were departing for Scotland - I had left a suit in the closet, and I think I woke her up. Uncomplainingly, Sylvia met me at the apartment, handed me the keys and I ran upstairs to get the suit (that was needed later on in the afternoon!). Because it was still fairly early in the morning, I made this madcap roundtrip in about 40 minutes, including running up and the down the stairs!

Your apartment and its location was just right for us, Joan, and I can see why you love this city. We will definitely come back to explore more of the city and countryside next time…I hope your apartment will be available!!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great apartment

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is located very ell, being walking distance to many of Amsterdam's attractions. Most importantly, it is equipped with absolutely anything one needs for a comfortable stay. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very kind review. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks again!
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Exactly what we wanted!

  • 5 of 5

Husband, adult daughter and I spent a wonderful week in this apartment. Location was perfect - we could walk to just about everything but always had the option of several trams. Apartment was spotless and had everything we could need to be comfortable. Joan was quick to respond to my questions and Sylvia was gracious and friendly getting us settled. Especially appreciated the list of recommended restaurants in the area! We were very please with the apartment and would absolutely recommend!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous apartment/ happening neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

We had a really wonderful vacation at this apartment. The location is great, 4 trams almost right out the door and a great neighborhood.Not too touristy, but certainly convenient and filled with interesting stores and restaurants. We enjoyed going to De Hallen and went to the movies a couple of times. The apartment is just like the pictures, everything beautifully done and comfortable. The bathroom is nicely detailed. I like to cook and it was nice to have a fully equipped kitchen where I could actually cook a nice dinner. Silvia and Vito are so nice and such interesting people. And they were always available if we needed advice or directions for something.Joan was a pleasure to deal with when making reservations and had lots of patience with our numerous questions.

Thank you all. We would love to come back.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Roseville, CA

Dutch Delight

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in Joan and Neal's other apartment in Amsterdam but it was not available this time on our travel date. Luckily this apartment was as we have seen it just after is was renovated.

Our stay in this apartment was fantastic. It was clean and very comfortable. We are very familiar with Amsterdam and this apartment is very centrally locatated to all attractions.

When my husband and I come to Amsterdam we will not stay anywhere else except in one of Joan's apartment. Joan is a wonderful person to rent from and her 2 apartments are absolutely wonderful. Sylvia who greets you is also wonderful.

I assure you will not be disappointed staying in this lovely apartment.

Joan, John and I thank you again. Until next time. 👍🌷👍

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best ever, we want to live here!

  • 5 of 5

Not so much in the middle, but not so far that you feel you can't get there. This spot is by far a wonderful experience. Quaint and provocative at the same time. The flat is perfectly sized for 2 people looking to enjoy Holland and this wonderful city. The caretaker and her fill in (Vera) were wonderful to correspond with prior and during our holiday. Joan is extremely friendly and pleasant to rent from. You want to stay here. You are so close to everything that Amsterdam is famous for and steps away from local life. This is a perfect place to hang your hat and experience a beautiful city. 10 STARS!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Car: not necessary

Oud West has become one of the most desirable, and fashionable neighborhoods in Amsterdam. It borders on the Jordaan and is a 10-minute walk to the center. Our apartment has 5 tram lines (the best way to travel in Amsterdam) within a half-block. The museum area (Museumplein) and Vondel Park are 10 minutes by tram (three tram stops). Leidseplein is within walking distance.We are a few stops from the Dam(or a 15 minute walk) and Central Station. We are close to the Anne Frank House.There are supermarkets, drug stores, a laundromat, as well as many great restaurants, cafes, bars, and small retail shops, all within a block or two. It is a wonderful mix of many small, boutique type shops as well as neighborhood stores and services. The apt is 3 blocks from"De Hallen" the beautiful new food and arts complex just completed that used to be the old tram depot.


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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

One time cleaning fee $45

There is a 10euro additional charge per day for a third person.. The tax is included in the price.

25% when reservation is confirmed; balance due 4 weeks before arrival.
We accept Pay Pal, checks or bank transfers.

Security deposit of 500 euros, which is returned on day of departure.

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Amsterdam Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , shower/medicine cabinet in one room, separate toilet
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , A 3rd person can use the futon in the room off the lv. rm.
  • The bedroom has two large closets, a dresser, and a comfortable chair as well as a flat screen Cable TV, and DVD player
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming

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