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Frank De Smalen

Member since: 2009
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Speaks English, German, Dutch

Spacious canalside apartment

76 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Spacious canalside apartment in Westerpark area. Ideally located to enjoy Amsterdam: only 5 minutes walk to Amsterdam old city, the Jordaan, where a wealth of shops, restaurants, museums, cafés and markets await you. The Anne Frank house is 15 minutes walk away.

Our open-plan apartment would ideally suit a couple, but children can be accommodated. We have digital TV with free-to-air channels, Wifi internet connection, and well-equipped kitchen with a dishwasher. A sitting area can be converted to twin beds with hotel quality matresses. Our flat is in a very quiet, safe area with friendly neighbours. The loan of 2 bicycles is included in the rental price.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Frank De Smalen (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks English, German, Dutch


based on 76 holidaymaker reviews

Spacious canalside apartment
average rating of 4.9605265 based on 77 reviews

Leuk uitzicht, prima lokatie!

  • 5 of 5

De lokatie van dit apartement is ideaal. Op loopafstand van het centrum en de gezellige Jordaan. Ook goede verbindingen met het openbaar vervoer naar alle mogelijke attracties binnen en buiten de stad. Heel fijn was de beschikbaarheid van fietsen. Er zijn boeken en toeristen informatie aanwezig over Amsterdam en omgeving. Supermarkt, restaurantjes, cafeetjes is allemaal vlakbij.

De zeer vriendelijke gastheer en gastvrouw, Frank en Angela, zijn altijd bereikbaar en gaven goede informatie vooraf m.b.t. vervoer naar het apartement. In werkelijkheid is het apartment mooier als de foto’s kunnen weergeven. Leuke, kunstzinnige inrichting die het apartment een persoonlijke uitstraling geven. Ruim opgezet, schoon, en alles is aanwezig voor een comfortabel verblijf. Het beste is alle boten die de hele dag voorbij komen. Leuk vertier, terwijl het in de flat rustig is en heerlijk om te ontspannen na een drukke dag. De bedden zijn comfortabel. Wifi werkte ook perfect.

Ikzelf woon in de VS en vond het heerlijk om met mijn gezin voor korte tijd een echt thuishonk te hebben in Amsterdam.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nogmaals bedankt voor alles! En de super beoordeling en we zijn blij dat het zo goed bevallen is :)
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  • 5 of 5

My family of four (myself and spouse, plus kids ages 11 and 17) stayed in Frank and Angela's apartment for 5 days and it was absolutely perfect. Frank was such a friendly, hospitable, and incredibly helpful host. He even went out of his way to help me with an unexpected travel issue. The apartment is lovely, clean, and well-maintained. The area is perfect, especially if you want a convenient location that is away of the craziness of the central city area. Frank and Angela have several bicycles available which they encourage their guests to use - and we did. We loved cycling around this beautiful city and seeing it from the viewpoint of a local Amsterdammer. The apartment afforded us everything we needed in terms of space, cooking facilities, location, and a beautiful view. My parents (avid cyclists) are hoping to travel to Amsterdam sometime in the future and I've already told them that they simply MUST stay at Frank and Angela's property.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your positive review and we are delighted you had such a good time in our city and apartment! Thanks for telling your friends and family. We love to have guests recommended by friends or family.
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Good times In Amsterdam!

  • 4 of 5

Our stay with Angela and Frank was great overall. They are both very nice and helpful. Frank met us right away and showed us around. The location was great, walking distance from most things. The apartment was clean, practical , fairly spacious and has a really nice sliding door/window out to one of the canals. The place could use a little Feng shui work, like adding a rug, some artwork to make it a little cozier and the outdoor balcony area was not as I had imagined from the photo. Nonetheless, I would recommend staying with these hosts - we enjoyed our stay a lot.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for that feedback. We have chosen not to have rugs as we want to offer accommodation for people who have dust allergies. I suffer from those myself and know how hard it is to find relatively dust free accommodation. I noticed you didn't mention the bikes which you got free as an extra service we offer. There are in total 8 artworks in the apartment so your comment surprises me. Feng Shui is in my opinion just hocus pocus so I won't answer that one. Glad you enjoyed it anyhow, despite the rather baffling feedback.
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Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This homeaway unit is a wonderful place to stay! It’s very spacious, laid out well, very clean, has comfortable beds and is in a residential neighbourhood with a grocery store about a 5 minute walk away. It’s also within a 40 minute walk of many tourist sites or a 5 minute walk to a couple of different tram/bus lines to take you to those sites. ... and it is beside a canal – it’s kind of neat to watch the occasional barge go by (from the unit) – and yet, it’s quiet inside (the unit).

Angela was always prompt to reply to my questions. As it turned out, she was way during our time there but advised us well in advance, of our contact (Carmen) during our stay. All went really smoothly – Carmen was there when we arrived (and left), friendly and happy to show us the unit/how things worked ... and in case we forgot how things worked, Angela had an information binder that explained all.

We found the unit to be really convenient, enjoyed our time there and would highly recommend staying in this unit.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for choosing our rental and we are delighted you had a nice time. Hopefully there will be a next time and we will get to meet each other personally!
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Excellent Amsterdam rental!

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely brilliant stay in Amsterdam in this apartment. Location is perfect for exploring the city, and the provided bikes made everything very accessible. Inside the apartment is spacious, very functional and well decorated. Beds were comfortable and the shower had great pressure. The canal view is amazing, we enjoyed it most nights after exploring the city all day. There is a grocery store nearby for convenience as well. The hosts were very easy to communicate with and very accommodating. Would highly reccomend and will certainly stay again during my next visit to Amsterdam!

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. Frank and I are very happy you enjoyed your holiday, it makes our job as hosts so worthwhile. Please tell your friends and come back again soon!
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Great canal view!!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just returned back from our holiday in Amsterdam and this flat was PERFECT for what we needed. First from Angela/Frank's fast communication and ease of booking made the whole process start smoothly. Angela even included a nice map and directions on how exactly to get to the flat.

When we arrived in Amsterdam we were delayed by the lackluster customs process at the airport and Angela was more than understanding. After we finally arrived at the city center we followed Angela's instructions and hopped on a bus and off we went. Luckily Angela even met us at the bus stop as we got off and walked us down to the flat herself, how nice!

The flat was fully appointed, from the satellite television, kitchen with all the amenities, large bathroom with amazing shower, and full sweet of tour guide books, pamphlets and recommendations. The beds were two twin size beds pushed together to form one larger bed, both were very comfortable and afforded us a great nights sleep.

There was also a full dining table with 4 chairs and a futon, so more than enough room for just the two of us.

Most importantly, however, was the amazing view the apartment had over one of Amsterdam's many canals. We spent literally one rainy evening just sitting by the open windows admiring the canals and watching the barges float by, it was not only relaxing but truly entertaining as well.

The apartment was clean, included everything we needed and more, and the location was fantastic. Amsterdam has a great bus/tram system, however we only used it twice, when we arrived and when we left, due to having our luggage with us. The entirety of our trip we spent walking the city and admiring the history / lifestyle of those that live here. The apartment did come with use of bicycles, however we ended up not utilizing them after our first walk through the city, the bike scene was pretty intimidating and both my wife and I enjoy walking, so that was an easy choice.

Everything is within walking distance from the apartment including several amazing restaurants, pubs, and convenient / grocery stores.

I would not hesitate to re-book this apartment for a future stay and have already shared it with several friends and family members.

Amsterdam is a lovely city and I'm sure we will return in the future.

A+ apartment and hosts, thank you for the amazing experience!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your wonderful review. Just thought I would mention this on the site. Hope all is well with you and your wife!
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Nearest Train
2.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

10 minutes by car off ringroad A10 West


15 mins by bus from Central Station


15 mins taxi ride from Schiphol Airport

A short walk away is the Westerpark, a great place for a picnic or just to chill out. It also has a regenerated cultural area that boasts a cinema, cafes, restaurants and live concerts during summer months. Hop on our bikes and explore Amsterdam at your own pace.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Westerpark, Amsterdam City

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 6.0%
Stay tax 5.0% per night. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival.

voorschot bij boeking. waarborgsom gevraagd. toeslag voor verwarming (afhankelijk van het seizoen). sleutels af te halen bij eigenaar. degressief tarief afhankijk van de verblijfsduur. tarief afhankelijk van het aantal personen

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Westerpark in Amsterdam area

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 85 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Computer Available
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Courtyard
  • Terrace
  • Loggia
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • Disco club
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming

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