Our house is located in the old Eastern Docklands, famous for its modern architecture. From your room you have a wonderful view over the IJ, the historic waterfront from where 400 years ago ships set sail to Brooklyn NY, Capetown SA or Deshima Japan.
There is a double bed for you and a separate couch to chill on. Outside there is a bench to enjoy your view even more! Very quiet at night, but only 15 bus minutes away from the centre! Breakfast is included and we don't charge cleaning cost.
Your room is on the ground floor and has two doors that open directly on to the street. The room is located next to the front door so can you can come home anytime you like without having to disturb others. Besides your own bathroom and toilet there is a tv, a Sonos sound system for music, a fridge, a watercooker, a Nespressomachine and a microwave at your disposal (in case you'd like to prepare you're own food). Each morning we will serve you a small breakfast around eight. If you like to have breakfast earlier, please say so. In front of your room there is a bench on the quay where you can enjoy your breakfast or have a glass of wine or beer in the evening.
We have lots of information available for you: maps and guides, restaurant tips etc etc. A very good site with lots of information about what's going on in Amsterdam is 'iamsterdam' . You really should take a look there before your arrival.
But in case you want some special information, please let us know.
This area is very quiet so you can have a good night sleep. But within 15 minutes you are in the middle of the center by bus or tram.
We are easy accessible by public transport. If you come by car, you have to realize you have to pay for parking within the city of Amsterdam, so also in our street. We advise people who come by car to park at the Park and Ride Zeeburg. Check out their website at iamsterdam.
The ground floor is yours. The second and third floor is ours.
Depends on you. We're perfectly willing to help you discover Amsterdam. Do not hesitate to ask us anything, we'll be around quite often. If we are, come and have a drink upstairs.
We have two very nice dogs, (working) border collies, but we will keep them on our floor. If you are allergic to dogs, please take your precautions. And we have two grandchildren, a girl of three years old and a boy of just one year. We take care of them two days a week.
No smoking inside and please be a bit quiet for our neighbours when you come back late from a wonderful evening out.
After having lived for years right in the hectic centre of Amsterdam we decided to move to this quiet old harbor area. Maike used to work as a book and paper conservator and Caspar is still active as a journalist.
The things we like: Taking a dive in the IJ in front of our house to wake up. Have an espresso afterwards as a reward. Going to the Bimhuis - a famous jazzcafe - in the evening to listen to Ibrahim Maalouf (yes, you can listen his music on Spotify). Making nice meal, having a good glass of wine, watching the ships go by....
And of course, helping you trying to figure out what museum to visit, where you can find to best and cheapest restaurant, what beer is best (Heineken or Grolsch), if the Red Light District is safe to visit at night (YES), and where to find the hottest place in town (right across the IJ).