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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, two bedrooms, 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 a real king size beds or 1. 80m x 2.00m. One bed can be separated into two single beds.

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 guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, german, dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 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
  • 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 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • private bathroom, recently renovated.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • King size real beds or 2.00 mx 1.80 m wide One bed can be separated into two single beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Golf
  • 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
average rating of 4.8125 based on 32 reviews

Quiet, spacious, well equipped apartment with gracious hosts.

  • 5 of 5

Rene welcomed us with a bottle of wine and wonderful instructions on how best to enjoy our stay. The apartment is well furnished and we really didn’t need anything else to make our stay better. There are restaurants and small grocery stores within walking distance and bus stops are convenient to get into the city center. We hope to return.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Slice of Heaven in Amsterdam

  • 5 of 5

This upper floor apartment of an historic dike house is the absolute perfect choice for a stay in Amsterdam. It is ideally situated in a quiet scenic neighborhood with easy access to public transportation or an approx. 2 mile walk along a canal to get to the free ferry which brings you to the Central Station in Amsterdam. It was so nice to come back to this quiet retreat after the hustle and bustle of spending time exploring the museums, restaurants, stores, canals, and other parts of Amsterdam. Rene was a very gracious host and explained the workings of the apartment, as well as how to get to neighborhood restaurants and stores. There were restaurants, bakeries, and grocery stores located nearby in the Mosplein neighborhood, as well as closer to the apartment. The apartment itself has wonderful views from the second floor - looking out the front living room windows or looking out both bedroom windows in the back. Very comfortable beds and plenty of linens. The kitchen is stocked with pots and pans and plenty of dishes. Would highly recommend this VRBO rental to anyone who wants to experience Amsterdam in all its glory!!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, attractive location.

  • 4 of 5

Helpful hosts. Spacious, all conveniences provided.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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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 $34.73

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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.

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