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Spacious ground floor apt near Amsterdam Forest, free WiFi, 2 free bikes

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Perfect apt for easy access to central Amsterdam, but quieter restful nights..

'Best of Both Worlds' - close to nature (Amsterdam Forest park just around the corner), but also direct bus access to Museum District & central Amsterdam, in just 20 minutes (bus stop right near the house). Your ideal home away from home if you want a quiet night's sleep, but easy public transport to all tourist attractions (or use our 2 free bikes!). Ideal for business travellers for quick access to ZuidAs int'l business district, Amstelveen, and also connections to Rai congress center.

If you are arriving by car: FREE PARKING in the next block (Amstelveen)! Just find a parking space and you can safely leave your car there day and night. Parking within Amsterdam is expensive, so the direct busses and free bikes are a real plus. A perfect get-away, in any season - check out our discount fall and winter rates.

Ground floor apt with own private front entrance, hallway with storage closet, roomy living room with dining table, comfortable chairs and sofas, flat screen TV, original artwork on the wall.

Free use of Internet (WiFi).

Kitchen with all mod cons (fridge, microwave, oven, dishwasher, induction cooker, all kitchen utensils and crockery. Washing machine for your clothes. A welcome package with edibles is provided for your first snacks and breakfast.

Newly renovated bathroom with full bath and shower, toilet, sink, hairdryer en toiletries.

Quiet bedroom in the back, double bed, large closet and clothes storage, ironing board, drying rack, alarm clock/radio. If 2 people travelling together wish separate beds, this can be arranged, but use of the apartment is for 1 to 2 persons only.

Central heating, ventilation fan.

Small terrace garden with bistro set where you can sit outside and enjoy the fresh air. 2 bicycles are available for your use.

I will meet you at the apartment and do the check-in, show you all you need to know about the apartment, and at the end of your stay I will meet you for the check-out.

You have all the privacy you want, with a separate front door, but my husband and I live in the rest of the house (the 2 floors above the ground floor apartment) and I work from home, so I am usually available to give you any advice needed about the apartment or the neighborhood, or to provide tips about what to do and see in Amsterdam. Just give me a call om my mobile phone.

I speak English, Dutch, German and French, and will be happy to help you in any way.

Enjoy your stay at 'Best of Both Worlds!', Guest Apartment 1090.

More Details

Owner
Nicolaas C.J. van Beek
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, German, Dutch
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2017

About Nicolaas C.J. van Beek

Hello, I'm Anne! I was born in the USA, but have enjoyed living in Amsterdam for the past 39 years. My husband and I have traveled extensively in the past - US, north Africa, the Himalaya area, and much of Europe, and now enjoy our many interests here at home - art, music, languages, other cultures & philosophies, the art of horsemanship, and meaningful studies ----and I especially enjoy making our guests feel at home! Our guest apartment is the ground floor of our house, and has a private separate entrance onto the street, and everything to make your feel at home, in the 'Best of Both Worlds' - Nature at your doorstep, and Culture within easy access. I believe that both are needed, for an optimal quality of life. I will be happy to provide you with any help, tips, etc. that you may need, for a wonderful stay. Enjoy!

Nicolaas C.J. van Beek purchased this apartment in 1984

Why Nicolaas C.J. van Beek chose Amsterdam City

When my husband and I got married, we were living in the center of Amsterdam in a narrow street, and we were looking for a place in a greener neighborhood, where we could raise a child in a safe environment and still be in Amsterdam with all its interesting facilities and cultural offerings. Being so close to the Amsterdam Forest proved to be a wonderful choice. My family has enjoyed walking, cycling, horseback riding and picnics and so much more here, for many years. In the fall, the colors are beautiful, and you can enjoy a brisk walk in clean air; in winter, an unspoiled wonderland if it snows, and we have skated on the rowing course when it froze. And all this just right around the corner from our house, and from the ground floor which we now rent out as 'Best of Both Worlds' - come visit, and you'll see why!

What makes this apartment unique

All the above reasons made us choose this property for our home, and now the ground floor is for the enjoyment of our guests. We have loved living here for more than 30 years, and appreciate the broad views over the Forest from our spacious balconies op the top floor; you can hear the songs of many kinds of birds, because of the nearness of the Forest, and the sunsets from our upstairs views are fantastic. So many amenities are within reach - supermarket (Aldi) within walking distance (5 min), a fantastic pub/cafe just down the street (Anno 1890), and great takeaways (Chinese, Indonesian) and restaurants right in the neighborhood, just a few minutes walk from the apartment. By bike you can reach a larger supermarkt (Jumbo) and all sorts of shops, in 5 minutes. Or take a leisurely walk to these shops (12 minutes). We have 2 bicycles in the back terrace/garden, free for the use of our guests. You can ride the frequent busses (every 8 to 10 min.) into the center of Amsterdam - the museum quarter is just 15 min. away. So enjoy all the benefits of 'the Best of Both Worlds' and see why we love living here!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Zuideramstel in Amsterdam

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • New chic bathroom, totally renovated. Full bath with shower, toilet, washbasin, towels and toiletries provided, and hair dryer. Radiator/drying rack. Underfloor heating in winter.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Quiet separate bedroom in back; double bed, night tables, clock radio/alarm clock; chairs, spacious closet w/ clothes hangers, shelves, storage, with iron & ironing board and drying rack. Soft rugs. If separate beds are needed, this can be arranged. But occupancy is for 2 persons only.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
I will be happy to provide any information or tips necessary, to help make your stay the most enjoyable possible! We live in the 2 floors above the ground floor guest apartment, and I work from home, so I am available by phone for your questions, or can come down for a chat, to help you out in any way. Just call me on my cell phone. Normal check-in and check-out times: check-in - 14.00 (2 pm), check-out (11.00 am). Extremely early or late deviations from these times are possible, but may mean a small cash fee; just let me know your planned arrival and departure times. Looking forward to meeting you...Enjoy your stay!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Spacious ground floor apt near Amsterdam Forest, free WiFi, 2 free bikes
average rating of 4.892857 based on 28 reviews
5

Bright,stylish,spacious apartment. Very well equipped with everything we needed.

  • 5 of 5

We were welcomed to the property by Stephen who showed us round and gave us all the information we needed about the accommodation. He also had a lot of books leaflets and timetables available about the area. We were pleased to be given an initial small supply of groceries including bread and eggs. The apartment was very bright,spacious and comfortable with everything we needed including two bicycles which we used every day to get around. We enjoyed our stay here and would definitely recommend it as a good base to explore Amsterdam.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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5

Spacious, Quiet, Well Appointed

  • 5 of 5

This was very clean and well appointed. We were surprised by the variety of "welcome" breakfast items in the fridge. It was easy to get to the museums, central district and other major attractions by taking the 170, 172, or 174 bus that stops across the street. Cafe Anno 1890 is a great pub, just a few doors down.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Spacious, light and ideally located

  • 4 of 5

We spent four nights here. There is a newly renovated bathroom with a good shower, spacious living area and a spacious bedroom with plenty of cupboard space and very comfortable bed. There is a modern kitchen with all necessaryequipment.

Although by a main road, the house is quiet. BBC1 and BBC2 are available. Internet was good. The owner has two Dutch style bicycles which we used to cycle to Amsterdam (about 30 mins and very safe), and into the extensive woods behind the property where there are lakes and places of interest to see. Bus stops are a few metres away. The owner left useful information for local shops, buses etc. (There's an Aldi 10 mins walk away), and supplied some food basics, which was a nice touch. All queries were quickly responded to.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Comfortable, roomy and well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

Out of town and next to the Amsterdam Forest, it was a great place to come back to after a busy day. We used the bikes provided and cycled everywhere.

Kitchen facilities are OK and there is a supermarket near by.

Our hosts were friendly, helpful and informative. Great place to stay to see a bit more of Dutch life.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Great appartnent, clean and well kept, friendly reception late at night with a few eats laid out for us on arrival then left to get on with it while only being an email away from help if required. Location was just perfect, on a main bus route between the airport and city centre and all roads had cycle lanes to get out and explore with the apartment bikes. 10 mins into city centre. Some local shops and a pub close by. Also on the edge of a large wooded park, great to get out for a morning cycle or run away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre! Defo recommend!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Lovely and Comfortable Apartment!

  • 4 of 5

Sadly, Anne, the owner had taken quite ill when we arrived so her husband Nicholas was there to greet us and show us the apartment (Anne, your are still in our prayers for a full recovery). The apartment is in a nice neighborhood, fairly clean, nicely furnished, and everything was in working condition. Everything we needed was provided including coffee, a few staples, laundry detergent, small amount of bath soap and enough toilet paper for a couple of days. There is plenty of closet space and it was very convenient to have hangers for our clothes. Washing machine is provided, however, I could not find any instructions so I used my translator and was able to do a couple of loads of laundry. The bedroom is down a steep flight of four steps so we slept in the pull out couch because I have problems getting up and down stairs. All the linen and pillows were provided for the couch and we slept fairly comfortably. There is a small store about 5 blocks away and a larger one about 10 minutes walk. Bus stop with buses to the city center was less than a minute's walk across the street and it took about 20 minutes to get to the center. We enjoyed having dinner at a family restaurant on the next corner with great food and good prices. Nicholas or his son were always available to answer any questions just by knocking on their door. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this cozy apartment and highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Beach
15 Miles
in summer, 'city beaches' in 15 min. Sea beach:
Car: not necessary

If you love nature: a must-see, as a break from the busy tourist attractions of central Amsterdam, is the beautiful Amsterdam Forest park, just steps away from the apartment. By foot or by bike, a green paradise (or in the autumn, enjoy the fall colours!). Loads of active and less-active possibilities and special attractions. Stables and riding schools in the area, kayaking or canoeing on the waterways, or visit the Goat Farm for home-made goat's cheese and ice cream! Information on the Amsterdam Forest is available in the apartment.

For lovers of modern art: not just the museums of Amsterdam are easily reached, but also the art offerings of Amstelveen: a quick bike ride or bus ride (10-12 minutes) in the opposite direction will bring you to the famous Cobra Museum (modern art: permanent collection of the famous Cobra movement, and various changing exhibitions of prominent modern artists), and several minutes walk further to the Van der Togt Museum, a hidden jewel of modern art (various guest exhibitions of renowned national and international artists, and fabulous permanent collection of modern glass, sculpture, bronze and paintings).

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Zuideramstel, Amsterdam area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£265
for 3 nights
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£590
£2,354
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £147.38

No extremely last-minute bookings. Please make your confirmed booking at least 48 hours - and preferably one week - before your estimated hour of arrival at the apartment.
Check-in 2 pm, check-out 11am.
Apartment is suitable for 2 persons only.
Free bicycles provided, with combination lock.
We prefer travelers over 28 years of age.
No pets. Smoking only in the garden; ashtrays are provided. Thank you!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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