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Spacious, quiet location, 6 mins to center, three bus stops, FREE parking

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Close to center, 2 bedrooms, living room, kitchen, bathroom, terrace, 70m2

On the picturesque ancient 17th century Buiksloterdijk in Amsterdam North is our spacious apartment of 80m2 (860 sq. Ft.).

It is an oasis of peace and yet only 10 minutes by bike from Amsterdam center or 6 minutes by bus three stops to Amsterdam Central Station, the middle of town. In fact you are much closer to the city center than most other places in Amsterdam.

The Buiksloterdijk used to be the place where the Dutch East India Company retired captains. The houses where called 'the captains heaven. The water of the IJ river That runs through Amsterdam used to come right to the house. Now it is a polder.

Its like being close to the buzzing scene of Amsterdam and still feel like you're in the countryside. That is why this location is one of the most popular locations of Amsterdam.

The view is beautiful. Overlooking the North Holland Canal. Known cycling and walking routes through rural North and Waterland go directly fits our house.

In front of the house (50m) is the Noorderpark and its brand new (2015) indoor / outdoor swimming pool.

PARKING IS FREE right in front of the house; the bus stop to Amsterdam Central is a few minutes walking away. The bus takes 6 minutes to get to the Central Station (only 3 stops). By car you drive through the IJ tunnel in 5 minutes to reach the center of the town (Waterloo) with ample parking garages.

By bike just follow the cycle path in front of our house to the end and you are at the FREE ferry in seven minutes. The ferry runs every 5/10 minutes day and night. The trip across takes 2 minutes. On the other side you are at the Central Station.

Ook You could walk to the ferry. It is a beautiful stroll along the canal NH.

Walking distance just 25 minutes.

Amsterdam North is the new buzzing district for art, film and specialty restaurants, zoals the IJkantine Stork Hotel or the Golden Pheasant.

You have private access to the entire top floor of our house dike. The apartment has a its own entrance by stairs. On the front is the living room, with lovely views over the canal. There are two separate bedrooms with real king size beds, both 1. 80m x 2. 00m.

At the rear is a sunny terrace. The sun gets there already early in the morning. Ideal if you want to have breakfast outside.

The apartment features a well-equipped kitchenette with an induction cooker, Nespresso machine and all other Necessary equipment. Free coffee and tea are provided.

There is ook a large brand new and super clean bathroom with bath and separate shower.

The recently renovated apartment has free fast Wi-Fi and a flat screen 40 "television with digital cable reception.

We are living in the house ourselves one the ground floor and are always available for help or questions

More Details

René en Ellen Roelofs
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, german, dutch
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2017

About René en Ellen Roelofs

René is a filmmaker, he produces mainly documentaries. Ellen is a school teacher. She is also a garden designer.

We live in the house ourselves on the ground floor and are always available for questions or help.

René en Ellen Roelofs purchased this apartment in 1991

Why René en Ellen Roelofs chose Amsterdam

Very close to the city center. Much closer to the center than most of the places in the Amsterdam. We The feel is of a quiet village, yet your are in 10 minutes at Dam Square. Just take a bike a go along the bicycle path ore take the bus, 3 stops.

We have FREE parking.

What makes this apartment unique

Large apartment, very sunny, beautiful view in the front and in the back. Quiet setting. Luxury furnishing and very clean. We have FREE parking.


Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Amsterdam CS
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Volewijck Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - tub
    Toilet 1 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Two real beds of 2,00m x 1,80m
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • disco club
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Spacious, quiet location, 6 mins to center, three bus stops, FREE parking
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Beautiful location with easy access to Amsterdam

  • 5 of 5

Spacious, comfortable, beautiful neighborhood with woods nearby, clean, helpful owners. We would love to have stayed longer. Bit of a walk to bus but I am over 70!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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Wonderful way to explore Amsterdam!

  • 5 of 5

What a find! Abundant beauty in a charming, historic setting.

The rental was spacious, very comfortable and meticulously clean. The house and garden are amazingly quiet and private. An oasis of calm, yet very close to the crowded, busy city.

René provided us with two bicycles for a very reasonable additional charge. The whole set-up represented excellent value for a convenient and meaningful stay. The kitchen is well-supplied for cooking your own meals, if you wish. A few small restaurants are within walking distance. Or just go nuts eating in Amsterdam!

Our hosts were unobtrusively available and made sure our needs were fully meet. Regrettably, we only speak English. But that was never a problem as René is fluently multilingual. Indeed, we encountered English speakers where ever we went in Amsterdam.

Don't be put off by the location, it's actually a plus. Amsterdam North is very easily reached by way of a free ferry, or by bus. Presumably by car too -- but we did everything by bike.

The Netherlands has an amazing cycling network and some of those bike "highways" are right at your doorstep. We had the best of both worlds: the city was in easy reach and there is a wide scope of very pretty countryside to explore as well. (We cycled to Marken one day, taking a ferry to Volendam to make a round trip of it.)

Experiencing Amsterdam by bike was a treat in itself. Why aren't more cities making that means of transportation a priority? True, I would not recommended cycling if you are timid or unsteady on two wheels. But reasonably good riders will find this a great adventure.

My husband and I would gladly stay here again should we return to Amsterdam and can recommend it very highly to others, particularly cyclists.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great apartment in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a place in Amsterdam that was central for touring North Holland by car and close enough to get into the city centre easily and this house fitted the bill. In a very quiet area (a few shops and a takeaway within walking distance), yet only about 15 minutes to get to Centraal Station. Hosts Renée and Ellen, who live below the apartment, were very welcoming on arrival and the apartment is very well equipped and clean. The only very minor point is that the description mentions a washing machine, whereas the hosts actually offer a laundry service. Would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Tolle Wohnung und netter Gastgeber

  • 5 of 5

Alles perfekt vor allem die Lage zum Stadtzentrum

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nette Ferienwohnung

  • 4 of 5

Nette, gut eingerichtete Ferienwohnung. Wir waren zu 4 und es hat uns sehr gut gefallen. René hat uns nett empfangen und über alles informiert. Geniale Lage, da man sehr schnell im Zentrum von Amsterdam ist. Auch gute Lokale gibt es in Spazierweite. Die FeWo ist auf jeden Fall zu empfehlen.

Vielen Dank René und Ellen

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Gemütliche, bezaubernde Wohnung

  • 5 of 5

Vielen Dank Ellen und René! Wir hatten wunderschöne Tage in Amsterdam.

Wir wünschen euch noch ein glückliches, gesundes,neues Jahr. 🍀

Liebe Grüße ☺

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $35.38

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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.