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5 Star Reviews Beautiful Boutique Style in City Center of Amsterdam

Bedrooms 1
Separate WC's1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2)

This beautiful and light ‘boutique style’ apartment is situated in the leafy Plantage area which is in the heart of the city of Amsterdam.

It has been completely renovated and lovingly furnished. The spacious apartment has high original ornamental ceilings, a display fireplace and 3 large windows on the North and South side.

The kitchen is like everything else in the apartment – simple, beautiful and high quality and is fully equipped including dishwasher, fridge-freezer, washer/dryer, SMEG hob/oven and granite worktops.

The bathroom includes a large walk-in shower with double basin vanity unit. The bedroom has an original ornamental ceiling, king-sized bed, built-in wardrobes and two large original doors that close the bedroom and bathroom from the open-plan living/kitchen space. The WC/toilet is located separately to the bathroom.

Each piece of furniture has been chosen to create a beautiful and relaxing home. The apartment also has high-speed wireless internet, and a 32-inch Samsung flat-screen TV, DVD player and iPod speaker base.

This first-floor apartment is located very close to the Amsterdam Business School on a leafy and charming street in a quiet residential part of the city.

Within 1-3 mins you can walk to various local cafes, restaurants, bakery, supermarket, book store, Kriterion (arty) movie house, Oosterpark (lovely green park), multiple canals, Artis Zoo and the metro/tram.

Take a 10-15 min (beautiful and safe) walk, and you are out of the calm and tranquility and into the buzzing ‘hub’ of the more crowded, busy, exciting and ‘touristy’ part of the city.

If you are looking for a beautiful, quiet, relaxing well loved ‘home’ to stay in which is right in the heart of the city to enjoy while you explore the canals, museums, shops, parks, restaurants and culture of Amsterdam, then this apartment is the perfect choice.

If you are looking for nightlife and partying – then this apartment nor its location will be suitable for you.


• First floor (no lift)

• Max. number of guests is 2

• Fully equipped kitchen

• Washer/dryer

• High-speed wireless internet

• 32 inch Flat-screen TV / DVD

• En-suite ‘spa’ bathroom

• Strictly NO-SMOKING

• 2 Mins walk to the nearest tram

• Central, quiet and safe


My great friend Kate that lives on the next street will meet you in person on arrival at the apartment to take you through the check-in process.

This will include welcoming you to the apartment, showing you around, explaining how everything works, giving you the keys, finalising payment for your stay and also answering any questions you might have or help you might need on booking tickets, travel arrangements, things to do and places to see - any questions, suggestions, advice or help you might need to make the most out of your stay in Amsterdam.

Kate is also available throughout your stay to answer any questions, provide suggestions and to generally be on hand should be need help or advice with anything from finding the right restaurant, renting bikes, buying gifts to take home etc.

If you would like to book my apartment, please email me ASAP.

To make a booking, I will need the names of both guests and your home address. Once these details are provided I will email you a simple rental agreement. Once you have read, signed and emailed back this agreement, together with a copy of the photo page from your passport - you are officially booked in.

No payment or deposit is needed upfront. I'm trusting that if you sign and return the rental agreement that you definitely want the apartment and will be there at the agreed check-in date and time. This method has worked very well so far with other guests.

It's a very beautiful apartment and I am sure will make a lovely base for your stay in Amsterdam.


• This is a strictly no-smoking (of any kind) apartment.

• A 3-night minimum stay applies.

• Longer-term bookings are also available.

Keywords: Apartment, Quiet, First Floor, Original Features, Light, Safe, Jewish Quarter, Amsterdam Business School

More Details

Kate Gordon
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Russian, Dutch, Hebrew
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 June, 2017

About Kate Gordon

Hi! I live locally and so am always on hand if you have any questions or need any suggestions on what to do or where to go, eat or what to see when you are staying in this wonderful and calm oasis in central Amsterdam.

Kate Gordon purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Kate Gordon chose Amsterdam City

I love the Plantage area of Central Amsterdam. It's green and leafy, charming, full of restaurants and local cafes. It's very safe and quiet and provides a truly local and authentic experience of Amsterdam.

It's in the old Jewish quarter and is steeped in history. The location is BEAUTIFUL. In the heart of the city and yet away from the tourists and crowds.

What makes this apartment unique

This area of Amsterdam is incredibly beautiful. Quiet, relaxed, residential, friendly, safe and full of culture, museums, canals and the Amsterdam University.

Locals sitting outside in the sunshine in cafe terraces, children playing, students at the University and locals going about their daily lives.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Grachtengordel in Old Center

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Spa like bathroom which is en-suite to the bedroom. The WC/toilet is situated separately to the bathroom.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size bed (1) Beautiful extremely comfortable huge king-size bed with brown suede headboard.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Much loved 'T cafe' is next door serving great breakfasts and lunches every day of the week, Beans & Bagels café is also 3 doors down, 'El Torino' restaurant - the local Turkish/Italian restaurent for excellent local dinners is also a few doors down and serving great food at great prices, Bike rental nearby, metro is few mins walk, artsy cinema seconds away, supermarket seconds away, theatre seconds away, Zoo seconds away


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(48 traveller reviews)

5 Star Reviews Beautiful Boutique Style in City Center of Amsterdam
average rating of 4.9791665 based on 48 reviews

Spring in Amsterdam

  • 5 of 5

This was my fourth visit to Amsterdam and the first visit for my granddaughter. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this great apartment which was near lots of great restaurants and just a short walk to Tram 9 and metro. It was also close enough to walk to the center. Kate, our host met us at the apartment to ensure we knew how everything was and how it worked. She was kind enough to set up an inflatable bed in the living room for me to sleep on and this worked out very well. This is a great apartment in a very cool and quite neighborhood.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Location

  • 4 of 5

This apartment is on the first floor of a quite street, across from the University of Amsterdam, in a residential and non-touristy area of central Amesterdam. It is close to great restaurants, within 15 minutes walking of the museum district, and most of all, it is well appointed and perfect for a couple.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect apartment for two

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at this cozy, well-appointed flat in the Plantage neighborhood. It had everything we needed -- a good sized bedroom, modern bathroom, well-equipped kitchen, and laundry. The residential location is a bit far from the center of activities in Amsterdam but that makes it pretty quiet (even with the University of Amsterdam across the street) -- a big plus. It's about a 20 minute walk to everything but there are also trams very nearby. Also in the neighborhood are good restaurants (Aguada downstairs and Bagels & Beans for breakfast just steps away), a supermarket, etc. Kate was gracious, reliable, and lovely. We would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location for a visit to Amsterdam

  • 5 of 5

This property was amazing. It was far enough away from the touristy places and perfect for our stay. Amsterdam is a super walkable city, and the location was superb. I would definitely recommend this to anyone, and would stay there again. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful apartment in a great location! Comfortable bed and furniture and great light in a nicely decorated place. Across the Street from the Univ. of Amsterdam on a quiet area. We were there for 6 weeks and got to know the area well. Close to metro and tram, as well as many very good restaurants. It's in a more residential area so not part of the tourist intense Central area. Easy to walk to the Metro or tram in 5 minutes. Just 3 tram stops to the Concertgebouw or the Rijks museum. Will likely be back to Amsterdam and would stay there again without hesitation. Kate was there to meet us and was extremely helpful throughout our visit and in our departure. We not only would recommend this to any friends (unless they needed handicap accessibility) but have already done so.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I stayed for 5 nights and had a wonderful time. The apartment was exactly as advertised! It was beautifully decorated and had all the amenities that we needed (and more). The location was wonderful. It was far enough away from the extremely busy Centrum but close enough to walk in to the Centrum if we wanted. We walked our entire trip so had no need for the tram but if you did not want to walk the tram was right there. There was plenty to see and do in the local area including museums, the Carre Theater, the Waterlooplein Market, the Artis Zoo etc. There were many great restaurants close by and if you wanted to eat in the apartment, a grocery story was right around the corner. Claudine and Kate and Yury were extremely helpful. We even had help with our bags to get up the narrow stairwell! Having some cold drinks to enjoy in the fridge and having coffee for our use (regular and decaf) was a really nice touch! I would definitely recommend this apartment and if in Amsterdam again would definitely return to the Roet!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
21 Kilometres
Schipol Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: not necessary

In the Plantage Area of Amsterdam - 'the most beautiful and green neighbourhood' - Just a few mins walk to Jewish Museum, Hermitage Museum, Holocaust Museum, Botanical Gardens, Rembrandt House Museum, Amsterdam Music Theatre, Artis Royal Zoo, the Portuguese Synagogue, National Maritime Museum and multiple other museums. Plus 2 mins walk to nearest metro and trams, 2 mins from our local (artsy, small and very cosy) Kryterion Movie Theatre, 2 mins to the local supermarket, 5 mins walk to the lovely green Oosterpark and also the famous Carre theatre house plus multiple, local (and really good quality and good value) local cafes and restaurants...High speed Wi-Fi throughout...English language TV channels...video entry phone... very quiet and safe residential area...bike rental few mins walk... absolutely beautiful and peaceful apartment for your stay in Amsterdam.


Prices & Availability

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4 night minimum stay
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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