Fully furnished light filled 3 rooms with balcony and garden (with sun!) in Kralingen Oost (east), Rotterdam's most desirable neighborhood. Excellent access to metro, tram & bus, shops & restaurants. Only 8 - 10 minute walk to Erasmus University and ONLY 1km from the center of Rotterdam (3 stops on the metro -about 4 minutes) to metro & train station "Blaak" . The Blaak is where the main public library is and where there is also the best fruit and vegetable market (Tuesdays and Saturdays) just about anywhere!. Kralingen was a village until 1895 and still feels like a village, very green with lots of trees, free standing homes and stately townhouses. The apartment has a nice entrance hall with space for bicycles. The living area that formerly was two rooms (dining & living room) is now one large room with a large desk and French doors that open onto balcony and garden. Bathroom has full bath/shower combination. The bright eat-in kitchen is parallel to the garden and is 8 meters long and opens onto a balcony. The apartment has lots of light and is continually updated and well maintained. A good Tapas restaurant and a Dutch restaurant are within a block. A very good Indian restaurant as well as a Thai, also Chinese and an Italian Grand Cafe and other restaurants are within 5 to 10 minutes walk along beautiful tree lined & brick paved streets. There is a Sony Bravia Flat Screen TV and a Sony compact stereo with I-pod dock as well as CD and AM/FM tuner. Nearby is a lovely very large lake and park with working windmills, sailboats and sailing school as well as horse stables. The park is also great for rollerblading !! Suggest you go online and check out nearby tree lined streets - Hoflaan, Avenue Concordia or Slotlaan to get a feel of the immediate neighborhood ...
Host is fluent in English, Dutch, French & German.
The apartment is suitable for one person or a couple sleeping together, not for two separately sleeping adults.
Please leave the apartment as clean as upon arrival - no dirty dishes etc etc. - if the apartment is not found in a similar state as upon arrival additional cleaning charges may be applicable.
Bed sheets should be stripped from the bed and placed in in a pile together with dirty towels for the caretaker to wash.
Light smoking in apartment is ok with doors open... but VERY much prefer that smoking is done on balcony or in garden.
This apartment is my "pied a terre" in Rotterdam acquired many years ago. Kralingen, where the apartment is located, was a village until 1895(?) and still feels like a village even though it is only 1 kilometer from the heart of Rotterdam...such as the main public library, the main fruit and vegetable market and the Hoogstraat (Highstreet or Main St.).
The nearby streets and houses are really lovely, lovely, lovely and very quaint... Just thinking about taking a walk within a block or two from my apartment lifts my spirits even when I am not at home in Rotterdam. Rotterdam is constantly changing and is a great modern city.
It would be my pleasure to give you more info on Rotterdam and the Netherlands ... just let me know what your interests are!