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Bed & Beads The African Lily

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Bed & Beads The African Lily

Private room in townhouse
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1.5 bathrooms
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 bathrooms
Ellen is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Sparkling clean
8 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Self check-in
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The cosy room with African decorations is situated in the downstairs guest apartment of a townhouse build in 1712, located in the heart of the old city centre 'De Jordaan'.
The bedroom and bathroom have just been renovated. The bedroom in the basement has a comfortable queen size bed and is surrounded by African beads. The bathroom (shower and sink) is situated ensuite, the private toilet is located outside the room a few steps higher on the split level.


Hair dryer

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed



27 reviews
Outstanding hospitality
Quick responses
Stylish space
Jamie User Profile
July 2018
Ellen and Ceasar were great people and fantastic hosts. The place is stunning - comfy bed, beautiful communal area and cool furnishings. the area is perfect and we couldn't be happier with our trip!
Harriet User Profile
June 2018
We had the best stay in Ellen’s property- the house itself way surpassed all expectations and looked even better in real life than in the pictures! Ellen and Caesar were so friendly and welcoming and that really set the tone for an amazing city break. I would 100% recommend this…
Li User Profile
May 2018
Great location, cozy room, amazing public area. The hosts are really nice and thoughtful. Love the special accommodation experience.
Jonathan User Profile
September 2019
Excellent hosts with an amazingly unique and utterly charming little spot in a quiet neighborhood convenient to seeing the best of Amsterdam. We spent three of our ten nights in Europe here and enjoyed the best sleep of our entire trip. Also, Ellen went above and beyond and…
Kevin User Profile
August 2019
Place matches the images. Spacious including living room and kitchen. Hosts were amazing and accommodating. Staircases were somewhat narrow but that is to be expected. Would recommend!
Jeffrey User Profile
August 2019
Absolutely charming, would definitely come back! Ellen was very quick to respond to any questions or concerns I had; she and Caesar were both extremely willing to share their deep knowledge of Amsterdam.
Karen User Profile
August 2019
Wonderful place, lovely hosts, great location, comfy bed, the layout worked great for my daughter and I. She could sleep while I tinkered in the kitchen having a nespresso latte. The bed was large and worked for 2 people. This is a 3 level space with 17th century narrow steep…

Hosted by Ellen

Amsterdam, NetherlandsJoined in November 2014
Ellen User Profile
27 Reviews
Ellen is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
My name is Ellen Nagtzaam and I will be your host (together with my partner Caesar) in the African Lily. We have opened our door of the beautiful townhouse from 1712 in April 2018 and business is going really well since. We are picking up a lot of guests so far and the first…
Interaction with guests
If needed we will be there to help you find your way in Amsterdam, guide you to the many different sights of the city or book you a restaurant. However, if you prefer to have some privacy we will respect that.
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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The neighbourhood

Things to keep in mind

Check-in: 3PM - 10PM
Checkout: 10AM
Self check-in with smart lock
3PM - 10PM

House Rules

  • Not suitable for children and infants
  • No smoking
  • No pets
  • No parties or events