Old gin distillery converted to family apartment loft (185 sq meters) in center of Amsterdam's Jordaan area with 1 bedroom for 2 adults and two smaller child bedrooms both with twin pull-out beds. Bathroom with separate bathtub and shower, gourmet kitchen & roof terrace of 50 sq meters.
The house is an old gin distillery from early 18th century which has been converted to a loft with open kitchen and cozy living room. Modern kitchen is fully equipped with everything to make a foodie happy including indoor bbq, dishwasher, large oven, gas stove, juicer, fondue set and Nespresso coffee machine. Living area has digital t.v., piano, blueray dvd player, B&O stereo for cds and a HarmonKardon airplay/bluetooth stereo. Outside you can walk out to the fenced in (safe for children) roof terrace garden (50 sq meters) to enjoy the afternoon sun. We also have a trampoline for the kids. Main bedroom has a two person Hastens bed with down comforter and the children's rooms have single beds with pull-out mattresses to accommodate two additional guests. Separate laundry room with washer and iron. Wireless access is available. We also have a Wii and PlayStation with games. DVDs are available in the bookshelf. The neighborhood is very safe and child friendly-there are many quiet streets and canals lined with restaurants, cafes, art galleries, boutique shops just outside the door-you will be staying in the heart of the (URL HIDDEN) relax on our terrace with a nice cool Heineken or go out for a walk to enjoy the Jordaan.
We would prefer a couple or family of four to five to be considerate of the neighbours in our housing association. The entire apartment is for your use.
Interaction with guests
Only interaction during your stay is for helping you during your stay by phone or one of our friends who help us with check-ins and check-outs. We will not be present during your stay, however we have friends or neighbours upstairs who can help out if you have questions.
Other things to note
We will arrange for our housekeeper to take care of cleaning the home after your stay for 60 euros. Please leave the house in the same condition as when you arrived (excluding changing the sheets and running the dishwasher).
The heater is located in the living room on the left side, you need to manually adjust it (up or down).
The goldfish needs to be fed every day as well and they will be very grateful to you ;-) We appreciate your kindness with our goldfish. ;-)
We have two sets of neighbours upstairs and they appreciate keeping it pretty quiet in the evenings after 10 pm. Make sure that you keep the hall passage clear. Also ensure that the front door to the hall is closed behind you and triple lock our front door, close all windows when you leave and lock the door to the roof terrace. Also, please do not open the front windows to the street (they date from the 1700s). We do not allow other pets-fortunately we only have 2 goldfish. You can smoke on the roof terrace, please try not to smoke below the neighbour's windows.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.
We are an American/Dutch family living in Amsterdam since 1997. Professionally I am a software executive and my wife volunteers at a government sponsored crisis center. Our two children, Noah (15) and Emily (11) have plenty of toys, games (Wii and PlayStation) board games, legos, doll houses, etc. to keep the kids occupied. We also have a goldfish which needs to be fed..a small request.