The apartment is a self-contained, 19th century townhouse with private entrance from the street. It is 800 sq ft, plus a roof deck. It is on 3 whole floors, with the 1st floor the kitchen and huge table, the 2nd floor the very large living room an …
I loved this house from the moment I reached the first landing and saw the lovely kitchen with the huge comfortable table that made it instantly feel like a home. The house has real character, large comfortable rooms and is well equipped. The authentic Dutch stairs - almost like walking up a bookcase more than a staircase - are amazing. The furniture is new and many things seem to have been recently renovated. Amenities like wi-fi and huge LED TV and all other items provided added to comfort of the stay. Best is the location, you are in the heart of Amsterdam with so much to do just outside the front door. We spent six hours at Daalder restaurant a few doors down - great food and atmosphere and there are so many places nearby. The owner was very helpful in making sure we had everything we needed.
We had a very superb weekend, the house is perfect - for two people or six ... I really look forward to returning and would recommend to anyone wanting a great Amsterdam experience.
Familia con hijos adolescentes, estancia de 6 dias, Apartamento céntrico, barrio tranquilo, ideal desplazarse con bicicleta (15€/dia) a todos sitios de Amsterdam, MAL comunicado con bus o tranvia al centro, se puede ir andando al centro y coger tte.publico. Apartamento edif. antiguo, bien conservado, muebles antiguos. El apartamento tiene 3 plantas, 1a. planta cocina con mesa amplia de comedor y aseo, 2a.pl. zona sala estar muy espaciosa con 2 camas aux (plegatines no muy comodos) y 3a.pl. hab.matrimonio con baño compl. (perfecta) y terrado aire libre. Típica casa de Amsterdam con escaleras muy estrechas, no asustarse, al final te acostumbras. El apartamento forma parte de la aventura de Amsterdam, es divertido y sobretodo tiene una situación perfecta junto a los canales y casa Ana Frank. Os lo recomiendo, si puedo volveremos. El propietario os ayudará por email en todo lo que necesiteis o bien por telefono; persona de toda confianza, aunque no llegamos a conocerlo en persona. El apartamento es perfecto tanto para gente joven como para familias con niños o adolescentes.
We stayed here for 4 days while visiting Amsterdam and one of our fondest memories is the apartment we rented. The owner was very easy to deal with as we live in the States and it was exactly as the photos stated. We had plenty of space for ourselves and our two daughters. It really felt like home away from home. The neighborhood is fantastic with plenty of eateries and small shops. It's picturesque and very safe. Mostly is was great to be away from the touristy crowds yet within walking distance to all the great sites. Wish we could have stayed longer! We can't say enough.....look no further!!
This apartment totally rocks! The four of us (husband, wife, two grown children) stayed here for a week and we loved every moment of it. The location couldn't be better, right in the heart of Jordaan, the hippest community in Amsterdam. The rooms are large and very comfortable. I would have to say to anyone interested in staying here that the stairs are quite steep, even for Dutch stairs, but they are manageable. Otherwise this is the best deal in town!
Great place to stay. Very safe, quiet and pleasant area. Within walking distance to all the main attractions. The flat was clean and prepared before arrival with fresh bedding and the rooftop terrace was a bonus as it was nice to have drinks up there and relax and sunbathe. On the first night of our stay our group picked up some food at the Japanese and Indonesian restaurants next door and all celebrated together in the large dining table in the kitchen where we ate, had a few drinks, laughed and prepared ourselves for the long evening ahead. It was nice to have such a communal area as well as enjoy all the nearby cafes.. We came to Amsterdam to play a show (as we are the band AAG[all american girl] and we found that this place was a perfect space for us to relax, rest, and centre ourselves for our busy nights in such a lively city.We also thought the stairs were really charming and old architecture left us with a reminder of traditional Dutch culture. I would definitely come back!
The location of the apartment is excellent and the neighborhood is without any doubt one of the best to stay. We were 5 people in the apartment which is the maximum allowed. I don't recommend at all if you're going to be this number of people because there isn't enough beds. There is a double bed with two mattresses, an extra bed and a armchair turn into bed that is really uncomfortable. That's it, the other has to sleep on a sofa (is not a bed) unsuitable even for a nap. For the rest, the apartment is fine. The only complaint besides the beds, is when we arrived, the kitchen was dirty and the light of the toilet didn't works and the owner didn't anything and we didn't know anything about him throughout our stay.
We just returned from a great week in Amsterdam and loved our stay in this apartment. The location absolutely cannot be beat. It's within easy walking distance to all the major attractions, but well outside of the tourist core. Shops, cafes, and pubs abound (Eetcafe Rosereijn on Haarlemmerdijk was a favorite), and there are a number of small markets and grocery stores within a 5 minute walk or less. Public transit is easily accessible via the Nw. Willemsstraat tram stop a few blocks away. Although the neighborhood teems with activity, it's amazingly quiet at night.
Previous reviewers do not exaggerate about the steep, narrow, winding stairs in the apartment. This apartment would not be a good choice for anyone with mobility concerns or for families with young children. The stairs were intimidating at first, especially with luggage in tow. But after just a day or two, walking up and down the three flights of stairs in the apartment became second nature, and they contribute greatly to its charm. The apartment itself is spacious yet cozy. We prepared a couple of meals in the well-equipped kitchen and enjoyed planning our days over breakfast at the large dining table and relaxing in the living room at the end of the day. The apartment easily accommodated our party of three, and the second bath (half-bath) off the kitchen was a nice perk. (The main bath is on the top level next to the bedroom.)
It's worth noting that the apartment and its furnishings do show signs of wear. The walls and stairs are ready for a fresh coat of paint, some of the furniture is worn out, the rooftop terrace (a great feature on cool, clear nights) is cluttered with broken chairs, and the whole apartment could benefit from a thorough deep cleaning (there was a thick layer of dust under some furniture). If you're expecting 4-star luxury, this is not the place for you.
But if "cozy and comfortable" is your style, if you like to get away from the crowds of tourists and experience a city as the locals do, and if you value a responsive, easy-to-work-with apartment owner (we never met Mok, but handled all communication quite easily via e-mail), this could be a great option for you. The apartment became more and more charming to us as the week went on, and we certainly would not hesitate to stay here again on our next visit or recommend this rental to friends. We loved our stay here.
I just returned home from my annual vacation to Amsterdam. I found this apartment in 2009 and I haven't stayed at a hotel since. The location of the apartment is in the peaceful/romantic Jordaan District, and is a nice escape from the hustle and bustle of Centrum. As a 26yo male, the roof top access is heavenly for a smoke and a glass of wine. The apartment is very spacious and very welcoming. On Saturday mornings there is an open market right outside of the apartment and there is an Aldi grocery store right around the corner. There are several sushi bars and cafes around the corner as well. I am most impressed with the renter Mok. He has been very prompt, professional, and accepts Paypal! I would recommend this apartment to any family or friends that want to go to Amsterdam.
We had a fantastic stay in this apartment for a week. The neighborhood is my favorite to stay in Amsterdam...convenient to most attractions, safe, full of cafes and local charm without being touristy. Mok is very responsive and easy to deal with. The apartment has typical Amsterdam charm with narrow, steep, winding stairs (be prepared in terms of luggage.) It's very comfortable, if a bit worn as you might expect from any place that has regular use in this way. We certainly would love to stay there again next time we visit.
Great location-Within walking distance of all tourist sights. The Main street of Jordan is 2 blocks away; with a large grocery store, coffee houses and shops. The neighborhood is real safe and friendly. We were surprise by the number of bicycles, they have bike lanes and if you are in their lanes you must watch for them as you would for cars on roadways(www.nomoresnow.com).
All necessary items are in apartment; washing machine, wi-fi, tv, etc., everything is clean.
The apartment is large and is on 3 floors.
Mok the owner is more than accommodating.
We stayed one week and would not hesitate to stay there again except longer next time.
As with all Amsterdam homes the buildings are higher than wider and floors are connected with steep narrow stairways. We were on a 10 month world tour and this was one of our better apartments.
A142 houseboat On a cycling distance of about 10 minutes from Central Station you will find this rustic houseboat. The friendly atmosphere in the area almost feels like a village, yet you are in the center of Amsterdam.
The houseboat is located near the Westerpark. Here are some cafes with live music and many restaurants. It’s a few minutes’ walk from the famous canals of Amsterdam. It’s also just a short walk to the Jordaan, one of the nicest areas of Amsterdam, famous for its bars, restaurants and entertainment. Located next to the houseboat you will find a health club, when feeling like it.
The houseboat features an extended living and dining room with kitchen. Modern furniture on the wooden floor creates a warm atmosphere inside the boat. The bedroom contains a double bed. The bathroom has a bathtub and a separate shower. There is a cot available in the boat. However, the showpiece of the houseboat is the large sun terrace with stunning views over the water. You really feel like standing on the water, when looking out over the deck. Enjoying your morning coffee, swans and ducks will pass by looking for some bread for them. When this happens, you will know why you chose this boat for your stay!
Authentic detached house with sunny garden within walking distance of downtown LILO's Place Lilo's place is an authentic detached fisherman's house from 1910. It is fully modernized and equipped with all comforts. During the renovation, the most original architectural details have been preserved. Quietly situated, this charm...
I loved this house from the moment I reached the first landing and saw the lovely kitchen with the huge comfortable table that made it instantly feel like a home. The house has real character, large comfortable rooms and is well equipped.. ”
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