Nice Dutch Canal Back House
- Lockable room
- Pets allowed
- Smoking allowed
|Address||Oudezijds Voorburgwal, 1012 ES Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Response time||A few hours|
Includes a separate bedroom with a king size bed, and a sleeping couch in the living room. The apartment is equipped with a small kitchen, a bathroom and everything you need for a short stay.
Please note: the bathroom is shared and the toilet is in the hallway.
House rulesWe do not really have house rules, but for groups of +2 we require a deposit of 100 euro, payable at arrival. we just expect you to enjoy your stay and behave like you would at home. Smoking is allowed and feel free to bring your pet.
Keep in mind that there's a 5 flight stairs to get there. The bathroom is shared and the toilet is in the hallway.
|Weekly rate for up to 2 guests||$ 741 US|
|Price for > 2 guests||$ 41 US per guest/night extra|
|Check-in after||2 PM|
|Check-in before||On arrangement|
Reviews of this property
L'appartement est conforme à la description. Charmant, idéalement situé en plein centre mais pourtant calme, la chambre à coucher à l'étage est super (manquerait juste une petite couverture supplémentaire...).
Les mauvais côtés, présents dans les commentaires sont bien réels, un petit rat cohabite dans la maison (ne laissez rien traîner !) ; toilettes et douche séparées et partagées ; cuisine très peu pratique avec peu d'ustensiles (une toute petite casserole, peu de couverts...).
Edward n'avait visiblement pas prévenu la personne chargée de préparer l'appartement de notre arrivée. C'est assez désagréable... Ceci dit, Amanda a fait son possible pour nettoyer l'appartement rapidement, elle a été très cordiale.
Supernetter Inhaber, richtig holländisches Appartement, sehr nette Ausstattung, Top Lage
We stayed 13-16th July 2017 and are regular visitors to Amsterdam.
Communication with the owner Edward was excellent and we arrived at 5pm as previously agreed. We were met promptly and shown to our room, which wasn't ready. This didn't bother us as we wanted to go to the big supermarket (Albert Heijn) anyway. Left our bags and returned 40 mins later. Room still not ready. Again this was ok as we wanted to go out for dinner and we were provided keys. Arrived back around 9pm to find a wet duvet cover on the bed (which using a piece of wood we hung up to dry in the eaves) and no towels even though the gentleman (not Edward) had said there would be towels left when he was cleaning room. Again we went out, in the hope towels would arrive upon our return - they didn't, but at least the bed sheets had dried so we could sleep.
I tried to text Edward the next morning to request towels but I think my phone was set up for UK calling. Using the free wi-fi provided, I sent him a message via Wimdu and towels promptly arrived, albeit the next day.
Positives - amazing location, opposite the Bulldog. I was concerned about street noise with the property having traditional older windows but as we were in the back of the house it was really quiet and easy to sleep in the comfortable bed. Great size of property for the location and price. Had a hob, fridge with top box, kettle, coffee machine, microwave and cutlery. Free, quite fast, wi-fi (it took my iPhone a little while to find the network but my husbands Samsung picked it up instantly). Beautiful traditional building with centuries of history (eerily it reminded me of Ann Franks house).
Negatives: toilet is outside the apartment, in the stairwell, is shared by a few apartments in the building and has NO sink in it (I don't recall this being in the advert and was ok for a few days but really a bit of a hygiene issue). Only disposable plates in the cupboard. There was no TV (if we had of known this and known wi-fi was free, we would have brought a tablet / i-pad to stream films). It feels as if the house moves beneath your feet, which can take a while to get used to. When entering the door to the apartment there is a shower room on the right, beside a set of stairs which takes you up to the apartment and a door to another room. I don't think anyone was staying in the downstairs room but if they were, the shower would also have been shared / communal and we would have needed to shut the door inside the living area which then forms part of the floor. We only realised this on our last day when the gentleman came in to show another guest around at 9.30AM while we were upstairs in our bed (notification of this would have been much appreciated). No mention of check out procedures but as we were flying out at 2pm, we left at 11am and left the keys on the table in the apartment.
Overall: Having stayed in a variety of hotels, apartments and canal boats in Amsterdam, I can without doubt say this is a great little apartment, in a fantastic central location, drenched in culture and history. I've only given it 3 stars as it would have taken very little effort to have the room ready on arrival (for a 5pm check-in) and to be made aware of the 'shared' toilet and shower facilities. This would have brought it up to a 4/5 star rating.
Would I stay again - for the right price, dry bedding and towels on arrival - yes!
It was the perfect accomodation. The location couldn't be more central, everything you need was just around the corner. We loved the building with its charme, and especially the bedroom upstairs. The shared toilet was never a problem.
Thank you for having us, we'll definitely come back!
Buona sera, voglio raccontarvi la mia disastrosa esperienza, dopo aver accettato di trascorrere una vacanza di 4 giorni nell appartamento del sig. Edward.
Premetto che avrei dovuto trascorrere la vacanza con mio figlio di 6 anni e con mia moglie, quindi avevo bisogno di un appartamento pulito e accogliente e con tutte le comodità del caso, quindi dopo essere stato tranquillizzato dal Sig. Edward ho accettato il suo alloggio:
Avviso per tempo il sig. Edward del mio arrivo, che sarebbe stato per il venerdi sera verso le ore 23:00 e al mio arrivo (sottolineo puntualissimo) il sig. non si presenta quindi mi ritrovo fino alle ore 24:00 solo con mio figlio e mia moglie in mezzo alla strada nel quartiere Rosso. Dopo svariati tentativi di rintracciare il proprietario veniamo accolti da un inquilino che stava rientrando nel suo appartamento e che si ofre per farci vedere il nostro "alloggio" saliamo tre rampe di scale polverose e ripidissime fino ad arrivare ad una botola di legno scarcassata che apriva verso l'alloggio.Non mi è mai capitata una situazione del genere, non si può più parlare di un alloggio, ma si trattava di un orripilante soppalco sudicio, con lenzuola aggrovogliate e tamponate all'interno di un comò, le coperte che ricoprivano il letto erano sporche di macchie di ogni colore, la biancheria di ricambio non esisteva i bagno sembravani una latrina abbandonata da mesi e per finire abbiamo notato un topo che scappava tra la "cucina, inutilizabile" e le seggiole. Abbiamo ovviamente optato per l'abbandono della struttura per recarci in cerca di un hotel che ci ospitasse almeno per la prima notte il giorno seguente avremmo cercato una nuova sistemazione.
Riassunto della favola; Non abbiamo mai incontrato il sig. Edvard (direi che stata la sua fortuna) abbiamo abbandonato l'alloggio senza che si degnasse di farci una telefonata, abbiamo speso una cifra esagerata perche abbiamo dovuto accettare quello che ci veniva proposto, data la situazione.
Abbiamo scritto immediatamente al centro di assistenza Wimdu per avere un aiuto, ma niente da fare nessuno si è fatto vivo.
Trovo la situazione vergognosa
Se siete interessati a questo alloggio ripensateci è un imbroglio e il sig. Edward è stato con noi un disonesto.
Distinti saluti Giovanni
Content d'avoir plu à quelqu'un que je n'ai pas rencontré....
Les photos de l'annonce doivent dater de 10 ans, Windu vérifie tt-il quelquefois ce qu'il publie?
La salle de bain est un placard carrellé partagé avec un autre appartement.
Les toilettes sont sur le pallier pour 3 appartements, et pas toujours nickel...
La cuisine n'est pas fonctionnelle et il n'y a pas de lave linge.
Donc, mise à part sa belle situation au centre d'Amsterdam et un prix bas au vu de cette situation sachez ou vous allez.
The place was in an amazing location. Not to mention the house is a historic building, full of character right on the canal. Perfect for a short or long stay in Amsterdam. Lots of good places to eat and things to see all within walking distance.
Everything was wonderful. Amazing location and Edward was extraordinarily accommodating. Bedding was clean and the apartment was cozy. Just be prepared to walk up and down a lot of tight stairs. Also kitchen is not the most utilitarian but makes do. Next time we'll have to take the boat out! Cheers and many thanks, H.H.
The apartment very worn, and we had to share toilet and bath with inmates from one or two other apartment.
We would not recommend the apartment to our friends.
We did not get value for the money.
nota positiva: l'appartamento è centralissimo, vicino a pizza dam.
note negative: biancheria sporca, coperte macchiate, scarsissima pulizia.
Il proprietario è stato irreperibile nelle 24 ore prima del nostro arrivo.
Ho dovuto scrivere tantissime volte prima di ricevere una sua risposta.
Non è bello partire per pochi giorni e avere problemi con l'alloggio e la sporcizia.
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