Slowly I'm building up my place to make it more personal. I have new Art made by my friend "trash these chairs".
Great Apt. w/ balcony
Great Apt. w/ balcony
2 gosta
Studio
2 kreveta
1 kupaonica
2 gosta
Studio
2 kreveta
1 kupaonica
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Welcome to my first home. I love it, and I hope you do too. It's newly renovated in a traditional setting, full of light, has an amazing balcony, and is so central that there is a canal outside the front door. It's compact, but perfect.

Prostor

The whole building has just been renovated. It's an old building (traditional red brick) that's been completely gutted and redeveloped. I'm the first person to live there. All fixtures and fittings are new - shower, kitchen, toilet, etc. Kitchen is fitted with Smeg appliances for those people who appreciate quality and of course help yourself to the washer / dryer if required.

It's a compact but perfectly laid out. It can host 3, but it's perfect for a couple. All open plan, the kitchen overlooks the living room area, and the bedroom is neatly tucked out of sight around the corner. There are two large windows and a glass double door at the back of the apartment which go on to the balcony. The balcony is 2x8 meters - it's pretty huge and spans both the living room and bedroom area. The living room has a double couch which unfolds in to a bed - it holds two but you'd be more comfortable doubling up in the bed. There is also a single reading chair.

The bedroom area consists mainly of a double bed. I like to keep it minimal and airy in there. The bed pops open with hydraulics and there's plenty of storage underneath for hiding luggage or clothing.

Bathroom area is separate from the toilet (quite common in Amsterdam) and both of these are based at the entrance to the apartment.

Of course let me know if you have any questions - unless I've previously stated in our correspondence that I'm unavailable, you can consider me always contactable.

Literally a 2 minute walk from either the Westerpark where you often find cool food markets or music festivals, or the Jordaan neighbourhood - full of boutique stores, cafes and good food. The apartment is on a Canal - you could literally ride a boat home. How cool is that? Subject to parking availability of course!

Tram 10 is at the bottom of the street. The stop is called "De Wittenkade" which is the name of the street the apartment is on.

You can take the number 22 bus from Central Station to Haarlemmerplein and then walk to the apartment (about 2-5 minutes depending on how much you're carrying). You can buy a travel card from Central Station also - it's like a top up card and it's much cheaper than paying cash on the tram.

Mac Bikes is a bike rental company near the train station if you need a bike during your trip.

Maybe you also want to consider downloading a travel app called 9292 - it's really useful for public transport.

Interakcija s gostima

Of course let me know if you have any questions - unless I've previously stated in our correspondence that I'm unavailable, you can consider me always contactable.

Ostale napomene

The most important thing to note is the shower drain. Please lift the cover and clean the drain out once every couple of days. The water will start to flood and you risk flooding the apartment or damaging the apartment below. Keep it clear and you'll have no problems.

Oven instructions. Please take out tray and grill if using microwave functionality. Turn the left nob to just the function. Turning clockwise you have the following: Microwave, Grill, Microwave Grill, Oven, Microwave Oven, Oven & Grill.

Cleaning supplies can be found under the sink.

Please take your rubbish out to the street - you'll find disposal shafts to the left and right of the apartment. It about 100m either direction.

Closing / opening the bed can be problematic. Make sure you pull the rope herd and pull with the bar. When closing, make sure the rope is clear of the closing mechanism, other wise it's difficult to open again.

Toilet rolls can be found behind the mirror - push.


Sadržaji
Zvono / bežični interfon
Kuhinja

Raspored spavanja
Zajedničke prostorije
1 bračni krevet (1,4x2), 1 kauč

Kućni red
Zabranjeno pušenje
Nije prikladno za kućne ljubimce
Zabave i događaji zabranjeni
Dolazak je nakon 12:00
Odlazak do 12:00

Relax, and enjoy the space like its your own.

- You will be staying at my apartment and are not booking on behalf of anyone else
-No parties
- No guests outside those already mentioned in the booking
- No smoking in the house - bacony is ok
- No weed on the property (no drugs generally)
- Please be respectful of neighbours
- If anyone asks just say you're a friend of mine - I am allowed to Airbnb but it's just more personal.


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31 recenzije

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Profil korisnika Jason
Lipanj 2017.
Ben's apartment is perfect for singles or couples traveling to Amsterdam. It's located on a canal street with a short walk to the shops on Haarlemmerstraat and also Westerpark. It's a great location away from the tourist-heavy areas, but with easy access to the entire city by bus, tram or just walking.
Profil korisnika BenBen je Superhost.
Ben odgovara:
Thanks for staying Jason - you were the perfect guest. Cheers
Lipanj 2017.

Profil korisnika Jeri
Svibanj 2017.
We had a wonderful 5-night stay in Ben's lovely apartment in the Jordaan. It is beautifully renovated, clean and bright, with the most comfortable bed! There's a combination washer/ dryer right in the unit which was so convenient and the wifi is excellent. The neighborhood is very walkable, yet far enough away from the hustle & bustle of the city center that it's peaceful and quiet even at night. One thing to be aware of are the traditional steep and narrow Dutch stairs leading up to the apartment. If you have mobility issues, this is not the place for you. Ben was awesome at communicating even though he was out of the country during the time of our stay, always replying within a few minutes to any questions I threw at him. We would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it!
Profil korisnika BenBen je Superhost.
Ben odgovara:
Thanks Jeri - really appreciate the solid feedback. Take care!
Svibanj 2017.

Profil korisnika Luis
Prosinac 2016.
This is was our first Airbnb experience, so obviously we were nervous going in but Ben made it all go so smooth! The apartment was very charming and the location was perfect, bus and tram stops that can take you everywhere, all even walkable if you're the walker type. The balcony was awesome, just a shame that we went when it was cold and thus didn't spend much time there. Climbing the stairs was a funny experience the first time around since they were so tiny, maybe something we weren't used to, but by the end of our trip we handled it like pros. The last time we went down we couldn't help but think, "wow we're actually going to miss going down these stairs"; I think it's the little things like that that helped make our trip more memorable.

Profil korisnika Katherine
Rujan 2016.
We loved the location! Easy to walk, bike or take public transportation to everything in the city. The two bikes were a nice bonus. We decided to only use them on first day and opt for walking mostly. The space was as described. However we were surprised to find it was an interior facing balcony, not a canal one. It was nice to have a machine to use. I wish there would've been a way to hang dry my clothing as there was no closet. Just a small coat rack with a few hooks and no hangers. Our first day there was the end of a heatwave, and we found it difficult to get the apartment to cool off even that night as the apartment is at the top of a building and gets a lot of direct light even with the blinds closed. My friend is quite tall and large and had a bit of trouble with the shower room. I assured him this was a good size for Europe, but he felt uncomfortable at 6'4". The toilet was in a separate room, which I like. But again it was also cramped even for me, with a tiny sink. A tall person might have to sit sideways on the toilet! The wifi went out during our stay and Ben was quick and helpful in telling me how to reset it. His friend met us when he was free to hand over the keys. I wish there was a way to have a lock box at this unit. We ended up waiting outside for a bit longer than I would've liked waiting for the friend because at first we couldn't get a hold of him.
Profil korisnika BenBen je Superhost.
Ben odgovara:
Hi Katherine, Thank you for taking the time to give such thorough feedback on my apartment and it's great to hear that overall you loved it. I can't stress enough that my apartment is a very modest and minimal studio (as per my listing description and photos) and I'm sorry if your 6'4" friend felt a little cramped. I do everything possible to make sure my guests have the best trip possible. I can't offer a key box for security reasons, this is my home and a residential building that is Airbnb friendly - a key box is unfortunately a stretch too far. This is why I always state a check-in time of 12pm. This enables me to schedule a check in time with me on my lunch break, or a friends if I am travelling (which was the case this time). Regardless of my travel commitments, I'm pleased you were satisfied with my instant communication. As you both work in the airline industry and were on call to take a number of flights to Amsterdam 12 hours before check-in, we agreed 12pm with the caveat that if you arrive sooner I will do my best to be flexible and get you in there before 12pm. As it transpires you checked-in around 11.30am once my friend was available (it was communicated to you that he would be unavailable before 11am) which was about 30 minutes ahead of our agreed schedule. I understand my apartment can get a little warm during a heat wave (a very rare event for Amsterdam) which is why I also provided you with a fan that would adequately cool you during the night. I do however wished you had asked about a clothes dryer as I would have quickly directed you to one. Please don't hesitate to book with me again.
Rujan 2016.

Profil korisnika Karmen
Ožujak 2016.
Ben's home was perfect for us! We love to cook and this kitchen has every utensil and tool you would need (pots, pans, rice cooker, steamer, cheese grater etc)! The shower pressure was awesome with an option to switch to a rain shower. The apartment's updated, clean and comfortable. Lots of natural lighting and fresh air from the terrace! Ben is totally reliable and communicative.

Profil korisnika Michael
Veljača 2016.
Ben's place was gorgeous, and right next to three bus/tram stops, so it was easy to get around, although I still highly recommend renting a bike.

Profil korisnika Catarina
Listopad 2017.
Ben’s place its so nice, i have nothing to complain about! The house its awesome for a couple, small but confy. Situated in a calm area, its a escape from the city buzz to rest at night. Its only about 20/30m to city centrum by foot or 3/4m by bus. Dont really met ben in person but he was always very nice by message. I recommend! The house and, of course, the city! I’ll miss ben’s place and Amsterdam!

Amsterdam, NizozemskaČlan od Siječanj 2012
Profil korisnika BenBen je Superhost.
Traveller from a young age. Born in England, raised in Scotland. I've been privileged enough to live in some of the world's greatest cities: New York, Barcelona, Paris, Hong Kong, and now Amsterdam. I love and respect people and cultures. I'm clean and tidy.
Jezici: English, Español
Stopa odgovora: 100%
Vrijeme odgovora: unutar jednog dana

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