My apartment is welcoming, comfy, spacious and very light. It's only a stone's throw away from the (in)famous Vondelpark and 15 mins walk to various Amsterdam 'landmarks' - museums, the center. The neighbourhood is friendly and authentic.
My son (11 yrs old) and I “live here and love here.” I’m sure you will enjoy your stay in our friendly and spacious one-and-a-half floor home (95m2). It has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and is very light. My place is perfect for couples, or a family of four.
You enter my home on the main (full) floor with living room, kitchen, smaller bathroom, master bedroom, balcony. From this main floor, there's a stairway leading downstairs to my son's bedroom and the bigger bathroom.
The bedroom on the main floor has a double bed. There's a bathroom upstairs too, which is small and has a shower.
The other bedroom downstairs has a 'high sleeper' and a (new and comfy!) sofa-bed. This is where you'll find the larger main bathroom, which has a bath and laundry facilities.
The kitchen is fully equipped and has all amenities you might need: microwave, oven, fridge, pots and pans and so on. The dining table seats 6.
The living room has a comfy and retro leather couch, a flat screen television, dvd player. And of course there's central heating and wifi.
2 small ones at the front side of the building and a bigger one in the back. In summer, you can open up all the doors front to back so the sun (and a breeze!) spills in.
If you’re coming with a child, he/she can play with all the toys. But if you’re staying without kids, the toys won't bother you as they are stowed away.
Coffee and so on:
You're welcome to make use of anything I have in the apartment: herbs, coffees, teas, detergents, shampoos etc. Just unpack your bags and make yourself comfortable!
In terms of location: the apartment is only 200 meters away from the infamous and fun Vondelpark. Great for strolls, jogs, picnics or to go swimming with kids in the paddle pool. My neighbourhood known as 'Oud-West' combines the peace and quiet of the park and the liveliness of the city. It’s laid back and calm, not swamped by tourists, and there are many great restaurants, mellow bars and supermarkets within walking distance.
From the apartment, it’s also only a 15 minute walk through the park to the museum district which is where you’ll find the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk, and the Concertgebouw (you MUST book yourself a classical concert there!). It’s just as close to the city center, and tram 1 takes you straight to the Leidseplein where you can rent bikes, and hit the quaint boutique shopping areas such as De Jordaan, the famous ‘9 streets’ or Central Station.
NB + 35 euro's cleaning costs!
I am a hard working writer and single mother. My place is my home, and so I find it essential it is respected as such.
Therefore - No parties or other guests than those who were announced in the reservation. Believe me, I will find out :)
This is an area where many couples with young children/babies live, so no music or noise after 10pm.
Please be quiet in the hallway.
There will be many personal things of mine, please respect them.
I am an author and travel around a lot. For me it's essential to have a homely base, which is this! I find it important it is respected as such.
There is a small piano, but as this is an area of the city where people work and live, there's a general rule of not playing it before 9am and after 10pm.
* please take off your shoes (especially for the room downstairs, with carpet).
* no guests/friends/strangers other than the ones known to me through your booking (or approved afterwards!). Otherwise, I'll have to deduct a sum from the deposit as this would a.o. mean extra costs (cleaning) etc.
* smoking only outside.
* if anything breaks, I won't get mad (unless you decided to drop a pot of paint on my table :)), just let me know and we'll figure it out.
* I'd appreciate it if you could give my plants/flowers some water!