Booked here for 7 nights but ended up staying 8. Would have stayed 10 nights but it was booked unfortunately. That tells you something about how much I liked it here.
I emailed Bas the owner my arrival time and sure enough when the taxi pulled up outside he was there to shake my hand and show me around the apartment. A nice welcome.
I stayed in the canal view apartment. It is a large studio and would suit a couple perfectly. The apartment is part of the owners house. It is a beautiful 4 story 17th century canal house on gorgeous Raamgracht canal. The apartment looks out over the canal and the houseboats. The Zuider Kirk is behind and the bells play briefly on the half hour or so throughout the day as mentioned by other reviewers. I loved it as it added to the charming atmosphere of Amsterdam. The bells stopped at 11pm.
The apartment is fully equipped. Dishwasher, washer dryer, oven and cook top and all the necessary cookware. There is satellite TV and good wifi.
It was clean and well stocked with spare linen and towels.
The location is superb. I hired a bike for the week (a must do in Amsterdam) but you can walk anywhere in the city from here. Albert Heijn supermarket is 3 minutes walk away and has everything. The Waterlooplein flea market is next door as well. The Nieuwmarkt metro station is at the back of the block and if I had released how close it was I would not take a taxi here from Centraal station but the 30 second metro trip instead.
Bas is a discrete and helpful host. It was nice knowing he was nearby if needed. The apartment has a lot of charm and character. I loved sitting at the table by the window with a coffee or a beer and watching the street life. It is a quiet area by the way.
Amsterdam is an expensive city for accommodation. I thought this place was a bargain for the quality, cleanliness, location and service. Would love to stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Amsterdam Canal Apartments offer two stylish and comfortable canal side apartments in the historic city centre of Amsterdam with everything of interest within walking distance: the "Canal View" studio with large kitchen and the one bedroom "Delft Blue" Apartment.Both are suitable for a couple or two singles each. The apartments are equipped with really everything for a relaxed and comfortable stay to give you a home away from home feeling. You’ll find original Dutch antiques and Design, WiFi, Ipod and Iphone dock, flatscreen TV, DVD, stereo, a complete kitchen and a comfortable double bed and an extra single bed,etc.The apartments are centrally, but quiet and romantically located in a 17th century merchant house on the very quiet crossing of two canals in the heart of the Unesco World Heritage site of the canal area of Amsterdam . You will find everything of interest, like museums within a 1 mile radius. Restaurants, shopping areas and cafes are practically next door.Both apartments have also a separate listing on Tripadvisor, as Amsterdam Canal Apartment "Canal View" and Amsterdam Canal Apartment " Delft Blue" ... more less