On the picturesque ancient 17th century Buiksloterdijk in Amsterdam North is our beautifully located garden studio of 50m2 (860 sq. Ft.).
It is an oasis of peace and yet only 10 minutes by bike from Amsterdam center or 6 minutes by bus three stops to Amsterdam Central Station, the middle of town. In fact you are much closer to the city center than most other places in Amsterdam.
The Buiksloterdijk used to be the place where the Dutch East India Company retired captains. The houses where called 'the captains heaven'. The water of the IJ river That runs through Amsterdam used to come right to the house. Now it is a polder.
Its like being close to the buzzing scene of Amsterdam and still feel like you're in the countryside. That is why this location is one of the most Sought after locations or Amsterdam.
The view is beautiful. Overlooking the North Holland Canal. Known cycling and walking routes through rural North and Waterland go directly fits our house.
In front of the house (50m) is the Noorderpark and its brand new (2015) indoor / outdoor swimming pool.
PARKING IS FREE right in front of the house; the bus stop to Amsterdam Central is a few minutes walking away. The bus takes 6 minutes to get to the Central Station (only 3 stops). By car you drive through the IJ tunnel in 5 minutes to reach the center of the town (Waterloo) with ample parking garages.
By bike just follow the cycle path in front of our house to the end and you are at the FREE ferry in seven minutes. The ferry runs every 5/10 minutes day and night. The trip across takes two minutes. On the other side you are at the Central Station.
Ook You could walk to the ferry. It is a beautiful stroll along the canal NH.
Walking distance just 25 minutes.
Amsterdam North is the new buzzing district for art, film and specialty restaurants, zoals the IJkantine Stork Hotel or the Golden Pheasant. The NDSM area is presently the cultural hotspot of Amsterdam. You could walk there from our house.
Around the corner from our house, at the canal, is a small cafe where cakes, muffins, juices and ice cream are available. In the evening you can enjoy a home cooking meal at a very reasonable price.
A small supermarket is at 150m, a Dutch bakery at 300m and a big supermarket Albert Heijn is at 800m.
1km away is the 18-hole golf course Amsterdam-Waterland.
PARKING IS FREE in our street. Very unusual in Amsterdam, where you almost can not find a parking space and the rates are in excess of € 5 per hour.
The studio features a living / sleeping area, kitchenette (with refrigerator, Nespresso coffee machine, electric cooker and microwave), a luxurious bathroom with sauna (supplement or € 15 for 2 persons for 3 hrs) and a separate toilet.
The studio HAS floor heating. Large windows overlook a lush garden, designed by Ellen. There is a king size bed or 2.00 x 1.80 m, a spacious seating area and dining table.
The terrace on ground level is ook only for you, as is the lounge area in the garden.
Free fast wireless Internet is included.
As you hosts -we live in the home ourselves- we are happy to assist you with tips, online tickets and other questions you might have.
Staying in Garden View Apartment is an experience!