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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 70m2 (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 access to the top floor of our dike house. In 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 a 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
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, french, german, dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 14, 2018

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 Volewijck

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.


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
  • Children welcome
  • 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
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • 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 king size real beds or 2.00 mx 1.80 m
  • 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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Quiet, attractive location.

  • 4 of 5

Helpful hosts. Spacious, all conveniences provided.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Pretty Much Perfect

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is in a parklike setting. A narrow paver road between a canal. Most of the traffic is bikes, walkers, and mopeds. It is quiet! The bus stop is about four blocks away. Two busses transport to Amsterdam central. If you have a vehicle parking is on the street directly in front of the apartment. The hosts live downstairs, while apartment is upstairs and has a separate entrance. The apartment is clean, fully equipped and comfortable. There are ample extra linens, comforters, pillows, towels, and hand/shiower/dish soap etc. (this has not always been the case in our VRBO stays).There are plenty of closets and cabinets. It is a small two bedroom apartment , but spacious enough. The kitchen is small with an apartment size refrigerator ( like a half fridge), but adequate for our one week stay.

The host, Rene welcomed us with an apartment and area orientation. On the table was a bottle of wine and Heineken in the fridge. Nice touch! It is convenient to have the host below should you need them. Rene made it clear he was available. He immediately responded to our questions throughout the week, but was not intrusive. We had a great stay and highly recommend it.

As a previous reviewer mentioned --the VRBO site alludes to the apartment having a clothes washer and dryer in the apartment. It does not! The hosts provide laundry service for a fee.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gracious host. Lovely gardens and view.

  • 5 of 5

Rene is warm, helpful and kind. We loved the comfy cozy apartment. The zen-like garden by the water with hidden benches surrounded by Japanese maples was memorable. Recommend highly!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Great property

  • 5 of 5

This was a lovely, well furnished and equipped apartment within easy access to Amsterdam, either by 30 minutes walking along a pretty canal, 10 minutes cycling or just 3 stops on the bus to central station. My wife had an accident cycling in Amsterdam and Rene was very helpful by driving us to the hospital. We recommend not cycling in the Amsterdam rush hour! Otherwise, there is some great cycling nearby along the dykes. We would definitely go back to this apartment.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Amsterdam CS
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $37.22

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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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.