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Carel User Profile


2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
Sparkling clean9 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience90% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

This apartment, named after the contemporary composer Artjom Kim, has been a favourite hide-out for musicians, artists, playwrights, stage directors and actors. The owner, Carel Alphenaar is a well known dramaturge who worked in theatre, opera and ballet. He translated numerous plays (Angels in America), wrote libretto’s (for Dutch National Opera & Ballet), and worked als a performer (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra). The apartment has been designed by architect Paul Tames van den Berg.


Wireless Internet
Cable TV
Hair dryer

Sleeping arrangements

Common spaces
1 double bed

House Rules

Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 3PM - 8PM
Check out by 11AM


45 Reviews

Charlotte User Profile
November 2017
5 Stars all round - Carel is a wonderful host who makes you feel right at home & the apartment is just as fabulous as the advert shows it to be! The location is excellent as you're away from the noisy tourist areas but everything is still within walking distance (approx 15 mins t…
Julien User Profile
October 2017
Carel gave us the opportunity to stay in his beautiful loft. Perfectly designed for a perfect city break, Carel's space offers all the things you could wish for a charming stay. The view, the location in a really nice area, the luxurious amenities. We just wish we could have stay…
Amy User Profile
August 2017
Had a wonderful stay here, the location is excellent - over the 6 days we stayed in Amsterdam we didn't need to get public transport anywhere, everything was in reasonable walking distance. Lovely views down onto the canal and all the amenities we needed, and the hosts were more …
Susan User Profile
May 2018
If you can't deal with narrow, steep, stairs this is not the place for you. Beyond that, we should all feel lucky to get the chance to stay in this gorgeously renovated, stylishly appointed, immaculately clean historical gem. The history alone is worth it, but Carel offers everyt…
Jatin User Profile
April 2018
Carel place is very nice and great location. Very close to city centre and close to Tram station. Great loaction
Maggie User Profile
April 2018
I had an absolutely wonderful time staying in Carel's apartment. The space was clean and wonderfully arranged, with a beautiful bouquet of tulips (befitting Amsterdam) on the table. There's a lovely desk where you can work and overlook the canal and all of the friendly bikers pas…
Amy User Profile
April 2018
Excellent little apartment in the middle of the city - we walked everywhere from here and it was so easy to get around. It was especially nice to have a mini-kitchen so early morning coffee and late night treats could easily be prepared. The stairs to the third floor are a tad …

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Amsterdam, NetherlandsJoined in September 2016
Carel User Profile
45 Reviews
I live in this house since 1972. I am a man of the theatre. Worked for many outstanding companies as a dramaturge. I play the cello in a stringquartet, so I like classical music. I like Italy, Joseph Roth, Woody Allen, Bach and spaghetti.
Languages: English, Español, Français, Nederlands, Polski
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day
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