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Perfect central and quiet Canal Apartment

Bedrooms 1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

50 M2 1- Bedroom Apartment

Stylish and quiet apartment in one of Amsterdams nicest neighbourhoods. Enjoy a village-like atmosphere right in the city center. A perfect and quiet retreat after a busy day of sightseeing. Public transport, supermarket, restaurants, bars and (organic) market at walking distance.

The bright and sunny canal side apartment consists of a spacious living room, a bedroom with a luxurious king size bed, a bathroom and a well equipped kitchenette with state-of-the-art DeLonghi whole-bean coffee machine. The sofa couch in the living room can easily be converted into a second bed for two persons.

The apartment is lovely furnished and includes a high-spec smart TV with a full-host of channels, wireless Sennheiser headphones, high-speed WiFi and a whole-bean DeLonghi espresso machine.

The neighborhood Western Isles (Westelijke Eilanden) is like a village on the edge of the city centre. Fourhundred years ago it was Amsterdam’s first expansion. It’s a quiet neighborhood consisting of canals and reconverted warehouses. As Lonely Planet puts it: "The artistic and the creative soul of the city is concealed in the charming Western Islands. This small archipelago bathes in amazing quietness, only nudged from its slumber by bobbing houseboats and bikes rattling across the wooden bridges. Among the former grain, herring and tobacco warehouses, intrepid travellers will now find artists’ studios creating everything from film and music to painting and designer furniture".

The Haarlemmerplein with a supermarket and organic market on Wednesdays is only 150 meters away. The famous shopping street Haarlemmerdijk is a 200 meter walk, the cozy Jordaan with its bars and restaurants 500 meter, the Central Station is a 15 minute walk or short bus ride away. The Anne Frank House is 1,5 km and Dam Square 2 km away. See my guide at for more nice places at walking distance from the apartment.

Bus and tram stop 'Haarlemmerplein' at 150 meter. Taxi from Schiphol Airport 20 minutes, € 45.

I accept rentals > 2 persons only in case of families (parents with children).

More Details

Sebastian van der Zwaag
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, German, Russian, Dutch
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018

About Sebastian van der Zwaag

I'm a born 'Amsterdammer' and love this city. Although I love to travel it's always good to be back in Amsterdam. I'll be happy to advise you where to go and what to see.

Sebastian van der Zwaag purchased this apartment in 1994

Why Sebastian van der Zwaag chose Amsterdam-Centrum

I always dreamed to live in this neighborhood so when I had the chance to buy a property here it was a dream come true. I have been living here for more than 20 years now and still are very happy with my choice.

What makes this apartment unique

The neighborhood is the best of both worlds: the quiet and laid-back atmosphere of a small village with all big city conveniences a stone throw away.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Amsterdam-Centrum in Amsterdam

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • I accept rentals for more than 2 persons only in case of families (parents with children).
  • For more than 2 persons there's an extra charge of € 25 per person per night.
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Very comfortable king size bed 180 x 200 cm.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing


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Perfect central and quiet Canal Apartment
average rating of 4.95 based on 80 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in this beautiful and clean apt.Owner was helpful and kind. Great, quiet location

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really nice apartment, well equipped and in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Very helpful owner and the accommodation was just right for a family of 3. Had a great short break there and would highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous Apartment - no need to look elsewhere!

  • 5 of 5

There are so many wonderful things about this apartment, I hope I don't leave anything out! Sebastian is a wonderful host and the pictures that you see are how the apartment looks. It was so clean and spacious and perfect for our 6 night stay in Amsterdam. You walk into the kitchen and there is absolutely everything you would need. The coffee maker is an obvious highlight and it made great coffee. In addition there is a refrigerator, microwave, plenty of dishes, glasses, pots, pans and even grocery bags to take to the market! The bathroom has plenty of storage and is a nice space. The king sized bed was very comfortable and the storage closet / cabinet was huge. The living area was so spacious and we enjoyed our time there. There is WiFi, cable t.v. and a music system which was nice to use. The location is terrific - right on the tram line which made getting around very easy. The area around the apartment is so quiet and we never used the sound machine we took! Shopping and restaurants are a quick walk from the apartment. We went to the grocery several times for wine, cheese, crackers, etc. There are many wonderful restaurants within a short walk away. (For a special dining experience we really enjoyed Restaurant Marius, about 5-10 minutes away. I would suggest reservations.) If taking day trips, the central train station is an easy 10-15 minute walk away. We went by bus to Edam one day and by train to Delft. The nearby park is also very close and we enjoyed several walks there. "Living" in Sebastian's apartment gave us the opportunity to experience an area of Amsterdam that we might not have seen otherwise. While we enjoyed touring and visiting other areas of the city, we really enjoyed coming "home" to our quiet apartment and could not imagine staying in any other area. When it was finally time to go back to the states, Sebastian arranged for a taxi. We could have walked with our suitcases back to the train station, but we bought something that we did not want to get damaged and thought the taxi was the best option. I highly recommend the taxi company he called as the van was luxurious and the driver was great. The price of the taxi compared to getting to the airport using the tram / train was about the same cost. Well worth it. Thanks again Sebastian for a wonderful vacation stay. Our best to you and your family!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfectly Lovely Apartment in a Lovely Neighborhood!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I really enjoyed our stay in this apartment. It was stylishly decorated, impeccably clean, and located in a wonderful, quiet neighborhood that was still within walking distance of most sites in Amsterdam. We really enjoyed being close to the Jordaan neighborhood with all its cafes, shops, and a convenient supermarket. Sebastian was a lovely host and supplied us with a welcoming bottle of wine and a ready supply of coffee in an espresso machine :). We would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carrboro, North Carolina

Great central place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was light and airy and quiet, despite being so close to the city center. You could walk to the 9 streets in only a few minutes, get here from the Centraal Station in 15 minutes on foot. Restaurants within a 5 minute walk, and the landlord is close by and very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, Texas/Estes Park, Colorado

Excellent - highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

Spacious, clean, quiet, comfortable flat located a mile from central train station and a few bus stops from museums, etc. Supermarket, restaurants readily available. But the best part is that Sebastian, the owner, was in quick communication with us from the moment we first contacted him about possibly booking a year ago. Met us when we taxied in from the airport, came down with his laptop so we could print boarding passes, and arranged flat-fee transport to airport when we left. All in all, highly satisfactory experience.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Central Station
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Ring A10 West
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

All Amsterdam attractions (Anne Frank House, van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum etc.) within easy reach, either by foot or by public transport.

Bus 18, 21 or 22 to/from Central Station, stop 'Haarlemmerplein'.

Tram 3 to/from Museum District, stop 'Haarlemmerplein'.

Taxi to/from Schiphol Airport, 20 minutes, around € 45.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Amsterdam-Centrum, Amsterdam area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
20 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £24 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £24 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £26.79
Refundable Damage Deposit £178.57

This is a strictly non-smoking apartment!
Check out before 11 am, check in from 2 pm.
I rent to more than 2 people only in the case of families (parents with children), no groups of friends.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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