|Minimum Stay||2 - 5 nights|
This second floor apartment offers fabulous 180 degree views of the canal and park from the living room/dining area. The Mondriaan is spacious and bright; the furnishings are of a relaxed contemporary style. There are hardwood bamboo floors throughout. The combined living/dining area has a table that seats four, a large sofa bed, arm chair, and an entertainment center with i-pod dock.
The kitchen is equipped with modern appliances (refrigerator,
microwave/convection oven, dishwasher, ceramic stove top, and
coffee maker) and the kitchen is stocked with all the necessary house wares. There is also a washer and dryer.
Please be aware that the apartment has steep stairs and that there is no elevator in the building.
The Mondriaan Apartments are located in the historic Jordan district on a quiet canal in the heart of Amsterdam. Most Amsterdam landmarks are within walking distance and there are many shops and restaurants just around the corner. There is an indoor swimming pool and health club just one short block away.
Mondriaan No.1 - Is located on the second floor and has two bedrooms, one with a double bed, one with a king size bed and a living room.
Mondriaan No. 2 - Is located on the third and fourth floor, has 2 bedrooms with each a double. The living room has a double sofa bed.
Please note: The second bedroom in the two bedroom apartment on the fourth floor is accessible through a communal corridor shared with the owner.
The apartments are located in a typical 19th century canal house. It is spacious and has been renovated to include all modern conveniences and has a fully equipped kitchen. It is fully furnished and includes all linens. Goose down comforters, and an entertainment system are just a few of the amenities. Historical accents include stained glass en suite doors.
The Mondriaan Apartments offer your ideal home away from home in Amsterdam.
The Apartments offers a smoke-free environment.
We have also tried to factor in care for the environment when renovating and furnishing the apartments. Eco-friendly features including roof-top solar water and photo voltaic panels which provide part of the hot water and electricity used, low energy appliances, low energy lighting, double glazing in most rooms, hardwood bamboo floors in the Mondriaan apartment, eco-friendly cleaning and personal care products and some organic food products.
We require a cash damage deposit of 250 euro (per apartment). This will be returned during the check-out in cash.
There is also a cleaning fee of 50 euro (per apartment) that has to be paid in cash upon arrival.
Dutch-American living in Amsterdam for the past 25 years. I have always traveled a lot for my work and holidays and have seen some great and some pretty bad accommodation. The small attention to detail is often the most important. I enjoy meeting people from different cultures and different backgrounds. As I have always worked internatioally, I speak a few languages, including: English, Dutch, French, Spanish, Afrikaans, and some German.
Bruce Haase purchased this apartment in 1991
We live on the ground floor and first floor of the building, and have slowly renovated it since buying it more than 20 years ago. The thing I like most about the building is the view. It has the charm of looking out on an Amsterdam canal with a quaint little marina on the other side of the canal, but what's quite unusual is that there's and a small park beyond that.which means that, at least in the summer, we don't see any other buidlings, just trees. This makes it very light and quiet. It feels like the best of both works. Because of course being in the Jordaan, there are literally hundreds of restaurants, cafes and galleries within a few minutes walk.
The property was built in the 1870's and renovated in the 1930's. The stained glass windows and sliding stained glass doors are all original. But while it maintains the charm of a traditional Amsterdam building, it also has all the modern amenities including double glazing, central heating, a modern kitchen and nice bathrooms. Tastefully furnished. The other thing, important to me at least, is trying to make the buidling as eco-friendly as possible. With a solar water heater, photo voltaic panels, and renovations that always take into account the planetary impact.
This comfortable apartment is in a quiet location and is an easy walk through one of the world's truly unique and great city neighborhoods into Amsterdam center. The gracious hosts make a stay in their apartment that much more enjoyable. Well equipped, plenty of space, good location, a fantastic value. Thanks Bruce and Eelco!
-David, Concord, MA
My wife, two daughters (13 and 10), and I spent a week in one of the Marnixkade Canalview Apartments in the fall of 2005. It was an absolute delight -- tastefully furnished, perfectly located in a quiet neighborhood within easy walking distance to the sights of Amsterdam, reasonably priced. But what made our stay special was the non-intrusive attentiveness of our host, who assisted us in many ways. Our stay was a perfect blend of the social connection one finds at bed-and-breakfasts and the privacy offered by big hotels. When we return to Amsterdam, we'll surely stay here. We VERY highly recommend it!
-Jeff Livesay, Manitou Springs, CO
Are house rules will be provided upon check-in
All very nice perfect location all ruined by an east european accented lady who came for the check out inspection and found a toilet clogged. It was malfunctioning in the beginning but she retained the deposit. Strange that the first and only thing she checked has been the upstairs toilet as if she might have known...When renting better calculate the deposit as part of the price
The apartment is as pictured and in a convenient location on the edge of the Jordaan. Bus and tram stops are within one block, and we walked to restaurants and tourist sites easily. The apartment is very clean and well maintained. There are two short flights of very steep stairs - pack light!
Although there is a sofa bed in the living room in addition to the king bed in the bedroom (actually two twins pushed together), it is not a good set up for four people because you have to walk through the bedroom to get to the bathroom and to the kitchen. However, it was spacious for two. It is quiet with a lovely canal view and the kitchen is well equipped for coffee and for cooking.
Reservation and payment procedures were confusing - once the reservation is accepted on Home Away, all further correspondence was with a group called Flat Reservations. However, we kept getting messages from Home Away asking for deposits and payments. We sent a deposit via Pay Pal, and then were required us to bring cash to pay the balance, security deposit and cleaning fee which was quite inconvenient. There was also some confusion about how much we actually owed because Flat Reservations was not including the 95 euro Home Away fee in their calculations (which was 95 Euros). We were also charged an additional 40 Euros cash for "early checkout" (before 9:00). Although Flat Reservations acknowledged that this early checkout fee was not disclosed on the Home Away website, they refused to refund it. I agree with another reviewer who says that this is an ongoing problem with Home Away rentals - owners adding fees and trying to make their nightly rate appear lower than it actually is. Unfortunately these types of administrative issues dampen enthusiasm to return.
To continue with bad points. Stairs are very narrow and difficult to move luggage up two flights. They asked for 250 euro deposit on arrival, and the biggest deal breaker was a 75 Euro charge for early departure.
The stairs and extra charges woul keep me from ever renting this flat. It will also make me aware of hidden costs etc.
We stayed in Mondriaan for 2 nights and it was the best decision we made during our whole trip. All the instructions for arrival were well communicated and the host responded to all our questions super fast. The apartment is lovely and homely. It had everything we needed. 5 stars for the cleanliness and attention to details. We would definitely like to return next year.
Perfect place for our brief city visit.
Very well appointed apartment, equipped with everything we needed. Nicely furnished &very comfortable. Quiet and private. Ideal location.
As many have commented, the stairs are extremely steep - especially if you have very large suitcases (we were traveling through Amsterdam on our way back to the US after a 2 week vacation in Europe, so we had very large cases!). That didn't deter us in the least, but it could be a deal breaker for some.
It really was lovely to stay in an authentic canal property away from the crowds. Easy access to the central areas and we loved to walk through the charming streets where we stumbled upon great restaurants and bars.
My only niggle is having to pay separate cleaning fees and an 'early' check out fee (for an 8am check out) - that seems ridiculous and exorbitant to me and I really do begrudge paying it. I feel that many property owners charge cleaning and other fees separately in order to make their per night price seem such a great deal. I really think they should just include all these extras in the upfront rental cost....that way comparing properties is far more exact and fair.
Would stay again if ever we returned as it was such a perfect location
We just came back from our vacation in Amsterdam, where we spent 8 night in the Mondriaan apartment. We really enjoyed the apartment!!! We were a family of four (kids ages 9 and 11) and the 1 bedroom was plenty big for us. We found everything just as described, in perfect working order- kitchen had all the appliances we needed, washer/dryer was great, wi/fi was accessible. The binder with all the helpful information for the apartment, and the surrounding area was such a great idea! The apartment itself is on a quiet street overlooking a canal. And the view was amazing!! The location is perfect; you can walk to most of the other parts of the city and it is a short bus ride from Central Station and on several other tram lines. Also it is right in the center of the Jordaan neighborhood, which is filled with so many great restaurants. We loved the Ethiopian and Tapas restaurants nearby. Two grocery stores are also 8 min away. There is a gym at the end of the street that is available for use as guests (and my husband used it for swimming!). Finally, we really appreciated all the excellent communication and help we got from Bruce and the rest of the crew. Our questions were always promptly answered and very helpful. A pleasure to be in touch with! We will definitely stay here again next time we are in town.
Mondriaan Apartments are located on a quiet canal in the heart of Amsterdam's historic Jordan district, a vibrant area with many shops and dozens of restaurants within easy walking distance. You can walk to most of Amsterdam’s favourite landmarks and Central Station is about 15-20 minutes on foot.
It is also ideally situated, with tram and bus stops just 50 meters (about 150 feet) away. Tram 10 takes you directly to Amsterdam’s nightlife on Leidseplein (just 5 stops), while Tram 3 takes you to The Concertgebouw (Concert Hall) and many of the major museums (Van Gogh, Rijksmuseum). Bus 18 takes you, in 5 stops, to Central Station and Amsterdam’s emerging waterfront (Bimhuis, Jazz Hall, and Stedelijk Museum).
Although centrally located, the apartments' location across from a park and small marina provide a quiet and natural serenity you wouldn't expect in a city. Bike rental nearby. Paid street side parking is available.
Other Activities: museums, sightseeing, historical walks, theatre, concerts, restaurants