Welcome! You found our bright & cozy vintage City Garden Studio. It's great for singles and couples!
The Studio is decked out with a:
- comfortable sofa bed (with extra top mattress)
- kitchenette with 2 cooking plates, sink, Nespresso coffee machine and water cooker
- bath room with shower (which you won't have to share)
- separate toilet (which you won't have to share)
- direct access to the garden (with BBQ and firepit)
- swinging chair
- sidetable & 2 chairs
- lots of books & magazines (mostly in Dutch) & DVDs
- cutlery and vintage china so you can eat in style
- bed linen and towels
- free & fast wifi
- welcome coffee & tea (and probably something sweet too :-))
We can provide a baby cot too for those travelling with wee ones.
- parking (only €5 per booked day, much cheaper than downtown!)
>> PLEASE NOTE THESE OPTIONS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE ROOM PRICE. We ask you to pay the extra sum for booked options in cash on the first day of your stay.
* ABOUT THE HOUSE *
We live in a 4 story townhouse with a big communal garden. The house was originally built in the 1930s, but has been completely renovated 5 years ago.
We are big lovers of vintage design, so expect to find a lot of 70s style items in the studio. Our house was featured in several Dutch interior lifestyle magazine.
* ABOUT THE GARDEN STUDIO *
From the Studio you have direct access to the garden. We have a big communal garden with plenty of room to play if you bring a kid :-).
In summer, the garden is great to relax - we even get some sun in the evening!
When you stay over, our family lives on the top 3 floors; the first floor is for guests only. We do share our front door with you, but if you prefer, you can use the back door.
* ABOUT OUR NEIGHBOORHOOD *
We live in a quiet street in lively multi-cultural, non-touristic neighborhood, close to the city centre.
There's lots of small shops and convenience stores + a 24/7 shop within walking distance.
We have a great organic restaurant nearby as well as a real stroopwafel-cafe (a stroopwafel is a typical Dutch caramel cookie, baked with sea salt, lemon, bacon or even wasabi!) and take away restaurants from all corners of the world; a book with flyers is provided, as is a link to a (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) Map with highlights and practical information.
The famous Van Nelle Fabriek is a 5 minute walk.
The beautiful historical Delfshaven area is a 10 minute walk.
The Rotterdam Zoo Blijdorp is at a 20 minute walk.
The fantastic outdoor playground 'De Speeldernis' is at a 15 minute walk.
Also in the neighbourhood:
- a cute petting zoo with cows, sheep, chickens, rabbits & goats
- a public swimming pool
- the Roel Langerak Park (with an athletics track and a discgolf court) for jogging, playing or BBQing.
Our neighbourhood is multi-cultural and non-touristic. In the daytime, there’s a lot of kids playing in the street and the closeby football court. In the night time, it’s quiet. In our street there’s primarily family homes, several playgrounds and football courts (a big field and a smaller one). The nearest cafe is within a 5 minute walk.
*ABOUT ROTTERDAM *
Rotterdam is a beautiful city with modern architecture on every other corner. It has great museums, galleries, restaurants and shops; both the big brands as a lot of indie shops.
Our personal favorites are Hotel New York (great view & fantastic atmosphere), the Blijdorp Zoo, the Swan Market (a big vintage/craft market), Rotterdams City Farm with great restaurant Uit je Eigen Stad - and many others.
Rotterdam is also well known for its great events, like:
January: International Film Festival Rotterdam
February: ART Fair, ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament
April: Hotel Mozaïque, Rotterdam Marathon
May: Circusstad Festival, Roparun, Operadagen
June: Poetry International, CHIO Rotterdam, Parade, Keti Koti Festival
July: North Sea Jazz festival, Summer Carnaval, Metropolis Festival
August: Duizel in het Park Festival, Pleinbioscoop, City Racing Rotterdam
September: World Harbour Days
* HOW TO GET HERE *
- tram 21, 23 or 24 (stop is a 3 minute walk from our home)
- metro ABC line (stop is a 10 minute walk from our home)
- bus 38 (stop is a 5 minute walk from our home)
You can also walk to the centre - or rent a bike and do as the Dutch do!
* PLEASE NOTE *
We are a family with two children (6YO & 9YO). Our girls are quiet but young - some singing on the stairs before and after school may occur :-)
Smoking and pets are not allowed in the house (but you can smoke in the garden or in front of the house, where there's a wooden bench to sit on).
Checking in: from 4.15 pm (you can drop of your luggage beforehand if you like)
Checking out: at the latest at 11 am.
We would love to meet you and welcome you in our lovely home!
A private garden and a communal garden.
We live on the top 3 floors, so communication is easy :-)
Unfortunately, smoking and pets are not allowed in the house. You can smoke in the garden if you like.
Please note that we are a family with young kids (4YO and 7YO). Our girls are quiet, but - they're kids. Some singing on the stairs before and after school may occur. If you like to stay at a silent place, please book someplace else.
On the flip side: if you bring your owns kids, we will not frown upon singing (or crying, for that matter :-))
you're welcome to have friends visit you at the Studio - but please no parties!
Creative entrepreneur with a special love for children's design & marketing to moms.
Mother of two girls.
Wife of one husband :-)
Collector of vintage toys.
Growing green fingers and dito garden.
Love to welcome visitors to Rotterdam and show them the (hidden) beauty and general awesomeness of our city. Also very much in the know when it comes to great places to go with kids.