Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday apartment in South Amsterdam - Boutique Apartment Amsterdam
4 Bedrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Modern boutique apartment (155m2), beautiful decorated, with amazing rooftop terrace(75m2), in the up market residential area 'Old South'.
The apartment is our private home which we are able to rent because sometimes we live in a different house. The apartment sleeps 6 depending on the party.
We have a private entrance that leads to the second floor hallway, toilet, light L-shaped living room (55m2) with (French) balconies at the front and rear and an open kitchen with all modern facilities.
Upstairs are three (spacious) bedrooms, two with a double bed (140/180 cm) and one with bunk bed, a separate dressing room, the second toilet and a bathroom with shower and separate bath. An extra folding bed with slatted frame and very comfortable mattress can placed in one of the rooms.
Another stairway leads to the rooftop terrace (75m2) including a roof house, which also can be used as a 4th bedroom. The rooftop is fully furnished with lounge sofa, bean bags, hammock, fireplace and BBQ. Part of roof is decorated as a garden of herbs and fruit plants.
Our neighborhood is called ‘Oud Zuid’ (Old South).
It’ a prestigious residential area steps away from the Vondelpark (the city’s largest and most popular park, with cafés, ponds and English gardens).
Within walking distance of the Museumsquare (Van Gogh, Stedelijk Museum and Rijks-Museum). Near fashionablestreets like PC Hoofdstraat, Beethovenstraat, Cornelis Schuytstraat and all daily groceries around the corner.
There is also plenty nice cafes and very good restaurants nearby (around 150 restaurants and take-a-ways within a 1/2 mile radius).
Other attractions like Concert Hall, Anne Frank House, Rembrandthouse, Heineken Brewery, Squares (Dam, Leidse, Rembrandt) and Canals are within 2.5 miles.
Trams and Buses are all within 1 minute walk. 2 train stations within 0.8 miles. From our home there's a direct bus line to the airport (20 minutes). The city center - Leidse Square area and Museum District - is only a few minutes away and incredibly easy to reach: if you don't like walking and you are not planning to rent a bike (the best way to visit Amsterdam), you can catch any bus or tram to bring you downtown in less then 10 minutes.
Bikes & Canal motor boat
I can organize cheap bicycles for you during you stay. No pick up or return hassles and no need to pay deposit. They are just there ready to go.
As I have my own electrical driven motorboat (very quiet), suitable for 6 persons, I can organize your own private canal tour. You decide were to go and when or just enjoy the ride and let me show you the highlights of Amsterdam. Food & drinks can be provided or bring your own.
The apartment is in a residential area and not suitable for party people and/or stag parties.Therefore this apartment can host maximum 4 male guests or 6 guests in total!! Please do note that we will ask full names, addresses, passport numbers, gender and birth days of all members of your party after booking.
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
Why Michiel chose South Amsterdam
Mchiel likes mixing old with new. The 19th-century Amsterdam home he shares with his teenage daughter, Elisa, features the original ornamental ceiling trim and stained glass. “When we bought the house, it was still in its original state,” says Michiel, an owner of several job recruiting websites. “Like all 19th-century homes, there were small, square rooms. So the first thing we did was tear down the walls to open up the space and let in the light.”
The more modern layout gave way to open spaces and opportunities to highlight Michiel’s collection of semiabstract and modern art pieces.
Michiel was charmed by the original 19th-century architectural details, like high ceilings and mantelpieces, but wanted to combine the formal rooms into one open space. A wall separating the two rooms was removed, and Michiel had new wide-plank flooring installed.
During the renovation, Michiel preserved many of the house’s original features, including the ornamental ceiling trim and the stained glass windows.
The focal point in the living room is the red chaise lounge, shown here with the family’s Frisian stabyhoun, Max. “We don’t really sit on it that much, and Max spoiled it a bit by occasionally wiping his mouth on it,” says Michiel.
The antique French cabinet was a wedding gift and dates to 1835. On both sides of the cabinet, Michiel displays framed batiks that he bought on a trip to Indonesia.
Michiel tucked a media unit and floating shelf into a living room nook. “(This space) used to be a small room, but we tore down the wall to unite it with the rest of the living room,” he explains.
The globe beanbag chair is dog Max’s favorite spot. He enjoys “literally sitting on top of the world,” Michiel says.
The painting is by Amsterdam-based artist Lon Hendriks. Michiel went to one of her exhibitions and bought several of her paintings for the house.
What makes this apartment unique
“I like semiabstract, modern art,” says Michiel. “I chose these pieces because their color scheme matched the furniture and accessories, and because they resonated with me.” This piece is also by Lon Hendriks.
Michiel has a girlfriend with two kids of her own. The oversize dinner table is indispensable when they come over to eat. The chairs are Eames replicas.
Michiel replaced the original kitchen with cabinetry and finishes that are modern and glossy. “I love to have breakfast on the bar stools,” he says. “And when guests come over for dinner, it’s nice that they can sit at the bar while I’m cooking. It keeps the conversation going.”