Cozy and well-loved apartment (45 m2) with a fantastic view over the beautiful Westerpark. 10 min walk to the centre (Jordaan) through the park. Lots of great cafe's, restaurants and events, right across the Westergasfabriek, tram & bus 1 min walk
Cozy and well-loved little flat of ca. 45 m2, close to the center of Amsterdam 10 min stroll through the hip and happening Westerpark and you will be in the heart of popular Jordaan)
Upon request I will offer breakfast (bread / toast, condiments, cheese, butter, eggs, bacon, milk, fruits, musli, tea and coffee) for and additional 5,- pp / day. Please let me know upfront if you wish a breakfast or not and if you have any dietary requirements such as gluten-, dairy,- etc intolerances. I also offer vegan and vegetarian options. Most foods will be organic.
Free WiFi (of course)
The bedroom overlooks the park and historic monuments of the 'Westergasfabriek' which have been renovated and turned into cafe's and bars, galleries and spaces that host art house events.
There are many events in the park such as the fabulous 'Sunday Market' or 'Neighborhood Market' where people sell delicious homemade food and all sorts of art, clothes and goodies.
In the evening there are many bars (such as the famous 'North Sea Jazz Club'), cafe's and restaurants in and around the park with a broad variety of choices.
The tram and bus station is 1 min walk away and brings you to Central Station (ca. 15 min by bus Nr 21) and the center of the city such as Leidseplein, Rijksmuseum, etc. (tram Nr 10)
You will have the downstairs part of the apartment to yourself. If I am at home I will stay in a separate room upstairs and we will share the kitchen and bathroom.
The apartment downstairs is basically one big room with a semi-closed bedroom, a dining area looking out over the balcony at the South side, with a 4m long sofa and a dining table, a small open kitchen and bathroom.
There is a coffee machine, an oven, a smoothie maker, a hairdryer and air purifier that you are welcome to use.
You might be lucky and there will be fresh tomatoes on the balcony that you can eat, plus herbs and salad.
I got rid of my last tv 10 years ago and never missed it ;-) So, no tv but free WiFi and high speed internet all over the flat.
For more info about the area have a look at:
(website hidden) (agenda for markets, concerts and fairs)
(website hidden) (hip and happening place to be! Good food!)
(website hidden) (my favorite cafe - an old factory hall monument with original features - and good food!)
(website hidden) (very nice cafe in the Jordaan near the park - perfect for your late morning Latte Macchiato and a good read! Relaxed atmosphere and they serve their self roasted coffee!)
The whole downstairs part of my apartment incl. kitchen and balcony
There is free Wifi
Interaction with guests
If I am at home myself (which I can tell you when you email me and we both agree that that is ok) I will be staying upstairs in my studio. We would then share the bathroom and kitchen but I am very respectful of the privacy of my guests and will wait until you leave the house to explore the city.
Other things to note
The house is from 1915 and slightly crooked with steep stairs - so you may want to reconsider taking that heavy wardrobe suitcase :)
Dear guest, after a rather disturbing incident I have adjusted my house rules just so to be clear.
I expect my guests to leave my apartment in the same state as it was when they arrived. If The apartment is left in a mess I will need to add extra cleaning costs of 50€.
RESPECT: As this is a ±100 year old house the neighbors respect each other's privacy in terms of noise pollution, especially at night, so please be considerate (no parties, loud noises, etc. please!)
SAFETY: No open flames are permitted anywhere in the house. That means no smoking or candle burning.
Please always lock the door downstairs and upstairs when you came and leave. Also, you are not allowed (obviously ;) ) to make a copy of the house key!
PRIVACY: I will show you which room is to be kept private (which means no guests access) and trust that my guests will honor my request. Also I do expect my guests to respect my property and not take things with them that do belong to me. If violated, guests will be immediately invited to leave the house and no refund will be granted.
Also, I do not permit anyone other than those in the original guest list to have access to my home. Please do not invite your friends or relatives or people you have met without my permission.
DRUGS: Other than prescription medication, no drugs or illegal substances are permitted
SMOKING: I do enjoy a smoke-free house. Smoking is not permitted (also not on the balcony as I keep finding cigarette buds in my plant pots)
ALCOHOL: Please enjoy your wine or other spirits. If, however, your behaviour falls below my high standards, you will be asked to leave with no refund of your payment. Once again, enjoy your vacation, but do not cause your hosts to be uncomfortable with your behaviour - or lack of propriety.
DRAINS: as this is an old house, the drains clog easily. Please do not flush any things such as tampons, etc down the toilet. If you do use the kitchen, please wipe greasy pans with a napkin first and dont flush coffee or tea leaves, etc down the drain!
Also please appreciate the environment and don't take showers longer than 10 min max! (A recent guest managed to flood my downstairs neighbour's apartment by showering for more than 45min - so please, don't do that! ;) )
KITCHEN: I am happy to share my kitchen with you. However, please consider that this is my private home where I keep my own supplies. So please don't use my oils, herbs, etc. Thank you ;)
I do enjoy a shoe-free house so please take off your shoes before you enter my place - I have slippers available for you.
That's been a hell of a lot of strict talking but unless we put those details in the house rules we cannot ask for a refund if things happen! I hope you understand!
Thank you :-)
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I am originally German but have lived most of my life abroad (The Netherlands, where I live at the moment, the US and Australia). After finishing my MA at the art academy (Rietveld, Amsterdam) I studied interior design and Feng Shui and work as an independent interior consultant and wall designer. I also make truffles (yep, the nice, chocolaty ones! :-) ) which sort of lead a life on their own and have now been published in different magazines. Since 2012 I am studying in the UK and have to travel there on a regular basis - which planted the seed for my AirBnB hosting endeavor! In the meantime I realized that it is actually often much nicer to get to know my guests and provide breakfast, have a glass of wine in the evening sometimes and good talks - so both is possible!
I love traveling - spontaneously booking a flight, renting a car and see where the wind takes me. Alone or with friends. I love taking photographs of my travels and turn them into little books with poetry. I am more of a quiet person when I travel (although I am quite lively at conversations :-) ) and like to read, write and take pictures.
Its hard to live without the delights of modern technology so I highly appreciate having free access to Wifi when I travel :-) I am always very thankful for good food and a nice conversation, general warmth and friendliness and am happy to give the same in return.
Still working on that life motto!!