Comfortable and peaceful one-room studio with adjacent own kitchen, own toilet and own shower. Only the stairs up to the studio are shared by the house owners. The studio is situated in the Bellamybuurt, a lovely part of Amsterdam Oud-West, an easy-going and friendly neighborhood with a nice mix of new interesting developments vs. old-style architecture. Famous and very nearby are De Hallen, an nineteenth-century tram depot, converted into a huge food court, an art film cinema, shops etc. De Hallen foodstalls and the neighborhood have people from many ethnic backgrounds.
The Ten Kate-markt, the local outdoor market is just around the corner of the street, and is great for fresh produce, bread, juice, flowers, etc. Oud-West is filled with nice cafes, small bakeries, lunchrooms, outdoor terraces, shops, stores, greenery and trees. The tram stop is around the corner of Ten Kate-markt.
The studio has its own entrance, you just share the communal stairs, but do not have to cross any personal space, so privacy for both guests and host. It has a real double bed and a sofa that can easily be changed into a comfortable single bed. It is suitable for 2 adults (you can sleep together or apart/sofa), and a child (sofa). It is too small for three adults (unless you are family and know ecah other intimately), but it depends how you want to use it.
The kitchen has all facilities (incl. fridge, microwave, cooker) and cooking utensils.
All bed linen, towels and kitchen linen are provided.
You can open the double doors to sit on the balcony, with a lush garden view, trees and birds in the middle of the city. It is newly renovated, everything fresh and built into place.
- Museumplein (Stedelijk Museum, Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum, Concertgebouw): 12 mins (or just 2 tram stops: tram 3 and 12).
- Jordaan: 8 mins.
- Grachtengordel (the ring of canals): 10 mins.
- Central Station: 40 mins (12 mins tram: tram 7 or 17)
- ‘9 Straatjes’: 12 mins
- Dam Square: 20 mins. (8 mins tram)
- Vondelpark: 12 mins.
We are proud of offering you a clean and pleasant place to lodge and relax during your stay in Amsterdam. We are not always able to make up the bed before you come, but will make sure everything is really clean and fresh bed linen and towels are provided.
PS1: Sorry for the smokers, but the space is strictly non-smoking!
PS2: Our studio is up 2 steep flights of stairs.
As a guest: reliable, quiet, clean, appreciates privacy.
Interested in contemporary art, architecture.
Work: art publisher, organizer of art events, cultural events, have to travel a lot for this work, meeting colleagues, organizing events abroad (no large budgets in this world, so both the possibility to use a personal space, rather than an anonymous hotel; and the moderate prices of rooms and apartments appeal to me).
Very often I travel with my partner Nico; he also works in the art book trade.
As hosts: Nico and I have travelled a lot and we know how important a comfortable, clean and pleasant room is, so that is what we like to offer to other people. We like to receive people, we also like some privacy.