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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:
23 May, 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 Haarlemmerbuurt

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 Haarlemmerbuurt in Haarlemmerbuurt

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
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(73 traveller reviews)

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Perfect central and quiet Canal Apartment
average rating of 4.9452057 based on 73 reviews

Loved the apartment, neighborhood, and city

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay. Over and over we were so happy with this neighborhood. It close enough to walk into the main touristy parts of the city but we actually preferred the quieter areas nearby with excellent bars, restaurants and cafes. The owners were more than helpful with anything we needed. Our biggest complaint was boarding the airplane to go back home.

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Apartment & a Great Host!

  • 5 of 5

You will not be disappointed - everything is exactly as described. The apartment is spotless and in an excellent location; close to restaurants, shops, a medium size supermarket, and the tram line that goes to the major museums. And a lovely view of the canal just out your front patio. But the real bonus is your host, Sebastian. He is warm, friendly and always ready to fix any little detail that needs attention. The apartment is well stocked with guide books and maps and Sebastian will also offer tips, directions and any assistance you need. He is terrific! The whole experience far exceeded our expectations and really made our Amsterdam visit a GREAT trip. We would love to come back again and stay right here -- maybe we will in a few years.

Jim & Cheryl from California

  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent choice for anyone traveling to Amsterdam.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed16 days this was the PERFECT apartment; clean, nicely decorated and on the ground floor! Sebastian was helpful and took care of all our needs. The apartment has easy access to transportation,, restaurants and grocery store. Located in a quite beautiful canal neighborhood.

We would definitely recommend this apartment.

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Flat

  • 5 of 5

This lovely flat was just perfect. It was very clean and well stocked. Close to transportation and a grocery. The bed was comfortable and the area quite. Sebastian was very nice and answered all our questions. A nice plus he had Metro cards available which we could load which made using the local transportation a breeze.

Thank you love our stay in Amsterdam!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The location is great, apartment was spotless, and has everything you could want. We hope to return one day. Thanks Sebastian!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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wonderful location but easy to get to the city center

  • 5 of 5

First off, Sebastian was so easy to work with. He always responded quickly to my many emails with questions about the area. The apartment was convenient to grocery stores, cafes and restaurants. The public trams and buses were within easy walking distance and took us to the downtown area and also the Museumplein ( Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh). The bed was comfortable and the living/dining area had comfortable furniture. Sebastian was very good about letting us leave our luggage since our flight came in at 8:30am. He also tried to get the apartment ready ahead of check in time since he knew we were tired from our overnight flight. The kitchen was small but had all the pots and pans we could want. We made breakfast and dinner each day and then ate out at lunchtime.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
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Great park and cultural area, lots of places to have a drink, a meal or go to the cinema. ht...
The Movies
Nice small cinema, good quality movies.
Worst Wijncafe
Great sausages and good wine. Tel. 020 625 61 67
Restaurant PS
Nice small restaurant around the corner. Tel. 020 421 5218
Small World Catering
Nice deli, good food, good atmosphere.
Typical Dutch bar on one of Amsterdam's most picturesque spots. Bill Clinton fancies their a...
Arendsnest Dutch Beer Bar
Fancy a beer? Here they serve 130 different Dutch beers! Be like U2 and try a few :-)
Tweede Tuindwarsstraat
Nice little Jordaan-street with bars & restaurants.
Haringhandel A. van Dok
You should definitely try Arie and Tiny's raw herring. With or without onions and/or pickles.
Good restaurant, nice location. Tel. 020 344 64 28
Squash City B.V.
Ready for a workout?
Bioscoop Het Ketelhuis
Another good cinema.
Cafe de Oranjerie
Nice local bar, good pub food.
Old time favourite. Not cheap, but definitely worth it. Tel 020 624 38 99
De Gouden Reael
Nice restaurant, great location. Tel. 020 623 38 83
Bar Mick
Nice bar for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Pacific Parc
Bar, restaurant & club. Good terrace.
Museum Het Schip
Nice small museum dedicated to the Amsterdam School of Architecture.
Bak restaurant
Good restaurant, specializes in vegetables. Tel 020 737 25 53
De Walvis
Popular bar-restaurant.
Vesper Bar
Great cocktails.
Cafe Thijssen
Popular café for a beer or a coffee on Saturday.
North Sea Jazz Club -- CLOSED
Good place for live (jazz) music.
Cafe Restaurant Amsterdam
Famous restaurant in former pumping station of water supply system, nice atmosphere, good te...
Bistro Zuidlande
One of our favourites: delicious food from a noted chef. Tel. 020 475 20 46 http://www.bistr...
t' Blaauwhooft
Nice local café with good pub food.
AH Supermarket, HEMA, organic market on Wednesdays
Market on Saturdays
Noordermarkt Organic Farmer's Market
Organic market on Saturdays
EYE Film Institute Netherlands
Film Museum, has a good restaurant
DIS Dinner Shop
If you want to dine in the apartment and don't feel like cooking: here you can buy a good meal.
Bakkerij "Mediterrane"
Here you can have a good breakfast with probably the best croissants in town.
Nice new place to have breakfast, lunch or just a coffee.
Quality home-style restaurant close to the apartment. Same owner as Worst Winebar
the breakfast club
What's in a name?
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 Haarlemmerbuurt, 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 May 2018 - 24 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
20 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £26.31
Refundable Damage Deposit £175.4

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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