• Accommodates
  • Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
  • Size
    90 m²
  • Floor No.
  • Family/child friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Washer/dryer
  • TV
  • Hot tub
  • Balcony/terrace
  • Towels
  • Internet/WiFi
  • Dishwasher
  • Gym
  • Disabled access
  • Baby cot
Property summary
Address Falckstraat, 1017 VW Amsterdam, Netherlands
Property type Apartment
Property ID 8WHKNS46
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This property is managed by Jan. Jan will arrange to give you the key to the property upon arrival.
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A luxurious, spacious, ground floor apartment in the Center of 17th Century Amsterdam. Smoking and drugs-using are explicitly not allowed neither inside the apartment nor outside in the courtyard garden nor on the balcony.

The apartment is comparable to a junior hotel suite and is therefore slightly larger than a regular or double hotel room.
• A large lounge and connected an efficient, small, but well equipped kitchen
• Two well sized bedrooms and connected two modern and well equipped bathrooms and toilets
• Luxurious - all you would expect during a 24 hours day, on various levels of privacy and comfort.
• Spacious - 90 m2 (sqm) for 2-4 persons
• A courtyard garden

You’ll enjoy the space, the privacy and private style, all whilst staying in a property of your choice.

• Vibrant daytime on the front side - from the lounge a view on Falckstreet park and the iconic "Canal of the 7 Bridges", the Reguliersgracht. Around the corner the favourite Utrechtsestraat with some of the better boutiques, bars and restaurants in town - the kind the locals flock to.

• Quiet and peaceful nights on the rearside - the bedrooms face the back overlooking a courtyard garden. Perfect when you have a jet lag.

• One of the House Rules of the apartment owners Association is that on the rearside complete silence is requested from 10:00 pm until 8:00 am.

This apartment is useful for leisure time as well for business trips.
Experience life from a local's, "Amsterdammer's" perspective.
It's offering you an authentic way of travelling.

From here you can quickly move around to all the main Conference Centers, the museums and city sites, all situated in walking distances of 5-20 min.

Around the corner the vibrant Utrechtsestraat with its boutiques, bars and restaurants A favourite residential area, where the locals like to wine, dine and shop. See the host's guide book in this website.

For families traveling with a baby, there are a baby cot and chair available.

Two gyms are nearby: Soda Body Fit (Falckstraat 11) and Splash Health Club (Lijnbaansgracht 241). There's a small children's playground just in front of the house.

The apartment is just 2 min from a taxi rank and two tram stops, providing easy travel to all directions of the City:
• Taxi rank at the Frederiksplein in a 2 min walk
• Three Tram Lines in a 2 min walk:
•• Tram line 4 (North/South)
•• Tram lines 7 and 10 (East/West)

• a 10 min walk to the Hermitage Museum and the Rembrandt Square
• a 10 min walk to the Museum Square where the four iconic buildings are close together: the Rijks, the Stedelijk, the Van Gogh and the Concertgebouw Music Hall
• a 20 min walk to the Anne Frank House, the Amsterdam Museum and the Royal Palace at the Dam

• Minimum stay of 3 nights.
• Price reduction:
•• A weekly stay (7 nights) for the price of 6 nights.
That means a price reduction on the price/per night in each season.
• Reservations of 2 weeks or longer will get a free of charge change of bedlinen at the end of each full week, plus extra cleaning services.

• As leisure traveller you book the members of your family or companions.
Up to a maximum of 4 persons.

• As subscriber/participant of an International Conference, Convention, Forum, Trade Show or Meeting, you and your collegues will have the comfort to stay in a multifunctional Living/Office.
•• The core function: a 'comfortable living'.
Variations of 2-4 persons of your company can stay in strict or flexible privacy in their own bedrooms, bathrooms and toilets.
•• An extra alternative function: a 'temporary office'.
The lounge can be used as office during daytime and evenings. Recieve your guests in meetings up to 6 persons in the lounge. This Office is strictly separated from the bedroom area.
•• Both functions in the same price per night.

A spacious lounge looks out onto the Falckstraat Park and the Reguliersgracht also known as"the Canal of 7 Bridges".
It has a free wireless internet link-up.
Universal iPhone/iPad docks and audio sound sticks are available in both lounge and the two bedrooms.
The lounge can also be used as an office during the day and iis big enough to accommodat 6 people for meetings if necessary.

In the connected kitchen you can have easy use of:
• The Qooker (a child-proof tap that provides instant boiling water in seconds, so be careful) for your fresh hot tea or instant soup.
• An all in one sandwich and contact grill for preparing croque-monsieurs or toast.
•• The microwave for heating up take away meals.
•• A Nespresso coffee machine.

Two good-sized bedrooms plus two modern, well equipped bathrooms and toilets.

• The Master bedroom:
•• two connecting single beds (each 90 x 200 cm)
•• two anti-allergic duvets (140x200cm), pillowsand clean sheets.
•• En-suite bathroom with bathtub, walk-in shower, toilet and hairdryer.
•• disposal of bath towels, body and hair soap.

• The 2nd bedroom:
•• one double bed (140 x 200 cm)
•• two anti-allergic duvets (140x200cm) pillows and clean sheets.
•• En-suite wet room with a walk-in shower, a hairdryer, and a private toilet in corridor
•• disposal of bath towels, body and hair soap.

• Miele washing machine, plus different detergents
• Miele dryer
• Iron and ironing board


• Two pairs/couples:
•• each couple will have their strict privacy in their own separate bedroom and connected bathrooms and private toilets.

• For a Family leisure trip:
•• it makes sense that the parents use the Master bedroom.
•• The 2nd bedroom is very useful for grown-up children and babysitter.

• For a Business trip there are different formulas of privacy.
•• Strict privacy: Maximum 2 persons.
Each person has a private room, a connected bathroom and a private toilet.
•• Moderate privacy: Maximum 3 persons.
Two persons share the Master bedroom and the en-suite bathroom/toilet. Each person has his own bed spring, matrass, duvet, sheet and pillow. The 2nd bedroom and the 2nd connected bathroom/toilet can be arranged for 1 person staying in strict privacy.
•• Flexible privacy: Maximum 4 persons.
In the Master and 2nd bedroom and their en-suite bathrooms, 2 persons share 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom.


A popular residential area, where the "Amsterdammers" love to wine, dine and shop. Just outside in a 2 minutes walk, you unexpectedly will have the experience of staying in the heart of the metropolitan city life of Amsterdam, on the spot.
Comfortable during daytime, but especially in the nighttime quiet and peaceful on the rearside, where you are sleeping with all the privacy and modern comforts, the way you would expect.
Away from the tourists but very close to vibrant shopping streets, the Utrechtsestraat and the large, 1,5 km long Albert Cuijp market. A small playground right outside the apartment in the park will make the kids really happy.
'The apartment is an excellent location, near to the Canals of the 7 Bridges in the historic center, on a quiet street, but only a minute walk to a street with plenty of shops and restaurants of all kinds. It's a ground floor apartment so it is very comfortable even for older people!
Pavel - Prague, Hlavní město Praha, Czech Republic
October 2013

"After a busy Medical Congress day you can just relax in the apartment and enjoy Amsterdam. I will strongly recommend it to my colleagues"
Irine - Tbilisi, Tbilisi, Georgia
September 2013

"You will not be disappointed if you stay in this apartment.
It is comfortable and feels like home. We wanted to stay in a non-touristy area and experience Amsterdam as the locals do -- this was the perfect place for that. Everything you need is there -- laundry, WiFi, TV, well equipped kitchen and more. It's a ground floor apartment so you will avoid carrying your luggage up a flight of stairs!!
Andrew - (New York, New York, United States)
September 2013

"The host's recommendations on transport, nearby restaurants, the weekly flower market and other tips allowed us to feel part of the neighbourhood and not foreigners."
Isabel and her family - (Buenos Aires, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina)
August 2013

"My parents, my husband and I had a fantastic time at this apartment. It's a good size flat, well furnished, comfortable and above all, very functional. My dad has limited mobility and the flat was perfect for our needs: just a few stairs, walk-in showers, a small kitchen with a Nespresso machine (coffee included), Ipod sound docks in every room, TVs in the two bedrooms, etc. It's a little gem!
Pascale - (Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom) July 2013

"We topped and tailed our trip to Italy with a stay in Jan's appartment in Amsterdam (almost three weeks) and we will be staying there again next year! It is a superlative location, great accomodation. A ground floor appartment is a rare find in Amsterdam, as is the courtyard garden and the quiet street park that it overlooks.
The appartment is extremely well equipped and well setup for two couples."
Akashi and Rudrani - (Noosa Heads, Queensland, Australia) July 2013

"Quiet, centrally located, near tram stops, restaurants, shops, pubs, and museums. Apartment is clean and well furnished with modern appliances and fixtures, a well appointed kitchen, and a pleasant patio. Highly recommended."
Robert - (Huntsville, Alabama, United States) June 2013

"A lovely apartment in a perfect location. The tapas bar around the corner in Utrechtsestraat looks a little unlikely from outside, but the food is really good with a fantastic atmosphere, be brave and enjoy! Also a visit to Het Grachtenhuis, a small museum tracing the history of the city with wonderful 3D animations and detailed models, is well worth while."
Sue, Stuart, Rosemary and Martin - (Cambridge, England, United Kingdom) - June 2013

"This ground floor location is perfectly placed for an easy ten minute stroll to the city and yet is quiet and picturesque. The accommodation is excellent and the back courtyard is a bonus. A home away from home. Great value for money."
Akashi and Rudrani - (Noosa Heads, Queensland, Australia) June 2013

"The apartment is exactly as described and accommodated two couples comfortably. The neighbourhood is close to all of Amsterdam's attractions and the main street very nearby is full of restaurants and interesting shops of all kinds."
Brian - (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) - May 2013

"In one of Amsterdam's best locations, this apartment is adjacent to the "Canal of the 7 Bridges" the Reguliersgracht, in the historic center, within walking distance of all. Well-equiped and very comfortable with a wonderful lounge. And no steep stairs. A very quiet location as well, with the bedroom, a giving into an inner garden."
Larry - (San Diego, California, United States) - May 2013

"Great location everything was 100% awesome!"
Denisa - (Prague, Czech Republic) - May 2013

"The apartment is beautiful – very open, welcoming and immaculate. The rooms and bathrooms (hot showers!) were well outfitted, and we did not want for anything during our stay."
Anna - (London United Kingdom) April 2013

"We did enjoy our two weeks stay in the apartment.Thank you for your information on the anonymous OV chipcard"
Mayan and Yoko - (Tokyo Japan) April 2013

"Friendly, clean, RECOMMENDED!"
Laszló - (Budapest, Hungary) April 2013

"I coordinated renting the apartment for my parents and brothers living in the USA, in town for my wedding. (...) I live in Amsterdam so I know that It is rare to find such a high quality apartment (...) Two bedrooms face the back overlooking a lovely courtyard. Perfect when you have a jet lag."
Coraline - (USA citizen - inhabitant of Amsterdam) March 2013

"We were three (relatively senior) adults and enjoyed the apartment thoroughly. (...) in a great neighborhood and also on the ground floor - no Amsterdam steep stairs to climb! "
Janet - (St Paul, Minnesota, United States) January 2013

"The apartment is simply superb."
Sinay - (Tel Aviv, Israël) December 2012

"The apt itself was what we were looking for. Bedrooms were small but the lounge - the common area - was nice and wide open. The location is ideal. The trams were nearby and accessible."
Jorge - (San Francisco, California, United States) November 2012

" We (my wife and two kids, aged 5 and 9) stayed for four nights and felt so at home my kids were asking when I would find a job in Amsterdam so we could all stay in this neighborhood.
(...) a few toys for the kids (...) a Nespresso coffee machine for the grown-ups. (...) a small playground right outside the apartment made the kids really happy."
Andrew - (Bangalore, Karnataka, India) November 2012

" (...) We felt as we are in our own home."
Özgür - (Istanbul Turkey) October 2012

" (...) comfortable furniture, fast Internet, completely arranged kitchen so you don’t have to think how to make a dinner quickly.
(...) In any room an iPhone dock-station and brilliant sound for your I-Phone."
Nikolay - (Moscow, Moscow, Russian Federation) October 2012

"A really great flat on the ground floor in a nice area. (...) Near all the museums. Utrechtse street is a great shopping street. "
Kate - (North Yorkshire - UK) October 2012

"We loved the layout, cosy beds and luxury bathrooms. The property was brilliantly located being close to the centre yet in a quiet street."
Rodeo - (Cardiff Wales UK) October 2012

"The kitchen (...) everything you need to cook a meal but why bother when there are so many great restaurants!
(...) the lounge is a great place to chill and read a book. The location (...) with bars/shops nearby "
Rob - (Oxted - England UK) September 2012

" (..) Wir haben jede Stunde unseres Aufenthalt hier in der Wohnung und in der Stadt genossen (...)"
Irmgard & Wolfgang, Rose & Bernd - (Berlin -Germany) Sept 2012

" (...) The apartment was exactly as described. (...) a home away from home. (...) great in the evenings to sit in the lounge & chat. (...) 5 minutes away is Utrechtsestraat that has many good bars & restaurants (...) mainly used by locals (...) which means better quality without excessive tourist pricing."
Charlton, (Republic of Singapore) - Sept 2012

"The property (...) very clean and (...) with two well sized bedrooms and - adjacent - two well equipped bathrooms. (...) also had a beautiful courtyard garden."
Nicolas (London, England, United Kingdom) September 2012

"My parents and friends stayed at this appartment. The location of the house was quiet and central. The house was spotless and very cozy, not missing any details."
Aina (Gandia, Valencia, Spain) - Aug 2012

"Nous avons passé un séjour formidable à Amsterdam. Votre appartement a biensur participé à cet excellent weekend.
(..) Nous serons heureux de recommander votre maison à quiconque passera par Amsterdam."
Octavio & Jésus, Ane & Alicia (Gandia, Valencia - Spain) - Aug 2012

"(...) Excellent location.And a beautiful home away from home"
Julie ( San Francisco, California, United States) - Aug 2012

"I was here for an annual meeting of international friends from Belgium, Sweden, and France - all of whom were impressed by the magnificent flat, it's perfection, and location without compare."
Angela (Lake Oswego, Oregon, United States) - Aug 2012

"The apartment is lovely, well decorated and absolutly spotless (mmm the smell of fresh linen...). It was very nice to live among Jan's books and paintings but at the same time it's neutral enough that you don't have the feeling you're invading someone's territory; you actually immediately feel at ease and at home."
Francoise (Antibes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France) - Aug 2012

"L'appartement est très joli, décoré avec goût et très propre (aaahhh l'odeur des draps frais...). C'était très agréable de vivre au milieu de livres de Jan et de ses tableaux mais en même temps la décoration est suffisamment neutre pour ne pas avoir l'impression d'envahir le territoire d'un inconnu mais se sentir au contraire tout de suite à l'aise comme un second chez soi."
Francoise (Antibes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France) - Aug 2012

"Das Appartement war sehr sauber, ordentlich, chic eingerichtet und mit allen Bequemlichkeiten versehen. Die Küche war zwar etwas klein, aber fast professionel ausgerüstet."
Thomas (Davos, Grisons, Switzerland) - Juli 2012

"The apartment was very clean, tidy and luxury, and provided with all the comforts you will expect. The kitchen area was small, but had nevertheless a nearly professional installation."
Thomas ( Davos, Grisons, Switzerland) - Juli 2012

"Located on a calm street but right in a few minutes from the city centre. There you will feel yourself like being local. (...) everything is tidy and clean (...) both bathrooms are in excellent condition."
Nikolay (St Petersburg, Sankt-Petersburg, Russian Federation) - Juli 2012

" The apartment is located in a quiet district. So when we were going to the centre or other places it was nice to walk a little bit, looked up to beautiful little houses and meet friendly citizens. The apartment was super comfy and nice."
Anastasia (Moscow, Moscow, Russian Federation) - June 2012

"This apartment was exactly as photographed (...) just far enough away from the touristy stuff to make you feel like a local and just close enough that all the sights were still within walking distance or just a short ride away. (...) Plus, there were iPhone docks everywhere which made charging easy when power adapters were scarce. (...)"
Hoi (Redwood City, California, United States) - June 2012

"A friend and I rented this place for a few nights. The apartment was very nice for 2 people in separate rooms, (...) The location is great: quiet but close to public transport."
Jeff (Portland, Oregon, United States) - June 2012

"The neighborhood is fabulous; very safe and clean with lots of cool stuff you can walk to."
Karen ( Seattle, Washington, United States) - May 2012

"The location is not right within the main tourist areas (which is great), but very close. The area is more where locals would dine and shop, (...) a quiet, peaceful location."
Dean (San Francisco, California, United States) - May 2012



• At the start of your stay:
The best general introduction in Amsterdam's history (40 min} you'll get in the MUSEUM HET GRACHTENHUIS (The Canal House). This Museum is one of the better starting points for visitors to Amsterdam. It is located in a well-preserved original canalside house.
Het Grachtenhuis introduces visitors to 17th Century City Planning: the development project of the canals of Amsterdam. During your visit to this multimedia, interactive exhibition, you will travel in 40 minutes through 400 years of history.

It's interactive and fun. Imagine stepping on sand just so that you know the houses and streets of Amsterdam have a sandy base. The usage of miniatures and 3D interaction with the latest technology, makes this a must-visit place.

Tip 1: It is worthwhile to visit this right at the beginning of your stay, since they have an interactive booth in which you can print out your itinerary for free!

Tip 2: Do try to visit in the afternoon right before closing and you may be surprised that you're the only one touring the area, making sure that you get to see and interact without having to squeeze among other tourists.

• In the morning:
In just a 5 minutes walk enter the "Koffie Salon" for your Italian Breakfast cappuccino or latte macchiato with un croissant au beurre or au sucre, un chocolatino, un croissant jambon/fromage or a thin, exquisite Dutch honey syrop waffle (from 7:00 am - 7:00 pm, 7/7).

• During the day:
On half way during your leisure walking in the city, take a small break. Enjoy a French "déjeuner" at Bouchon du Centre just opposite the apartment. Afterwards you cross in 100 steps the Falckpark. Take your time in the apartment to recharge your batteries for the second half of the day.

Or invite your guests to a French "déjeuner d'affaires" and recieve them afterwards in the apartment for a meeting or a personal interview. In the lounge you'll have comfortable space for up to 6 persons, and so an environment for your things to do.

• At the end of the day:
Arrive in your home and relax in one of the benches, after one long day strolling around along museums and all kinds of neighborhood. Take the opportunity to withdraw you.

Being recovered you will will be within a 5 minutes walk in the vivid center of the Old City of Amsterdam and stand for a great choice of traditional pubs, small restaurants or great international kitchens. Or you may prefer to eat at home. Then you do your easy shopping in one of the take away shops (original Thai, Chinese, Spanish, Indonesian, Italian), all open till late in the evening.

We are offering you:
A spacious Multifunctional Apartment of 90m2 - a Comfortable Living and a Temporary Office in the same place - ground floor - lively on daytime and peaceful at night.


The I amsterdam City Card is a cost conscious way to explore everything the city has to offer. Visit world-class museums, take a cruise through the charming canals and sample the local delicacies. All for free or with a significant discount! In addition, City Card gives you unlimited access to the city's public transportation system for 24, 48 or 72 hours.
Valid for 24, 48 or 72 hours.

• Gauguin, Bonnard, Denis 14 September 2013 – 14 March 2014


•• Two Fitness Centers on a 2 min walking distance: Soda Body Fit (Falckstraat 11) and Splash Health Club (Lijnbaansgracht 241)
•• The French restaurant "Bouchon du Centre". Opposite the apartment on Falckstraat 1. This restaurant is specialized in the regional kitchen of "the French Lyon Region". A favourite for delicate two-course lunch menus (Le déjeuner) or three-course menus in the afternoon (le Diner). Closing time at 8:00pm, as the guests then are already seated in the Opera, the Music Hall or the Carré Theatre. Open Wednesday up and till Saturday.
•• The typical Dutch pub "Oosterling" just at the corner of the Falckstraat/Utrechtsestraat.
A real ‘brown pub’, located in a monumental building. “Oosterling” is a nostalgic and welcoming bar, due to its laidback attitude. The owners have not fallen prey to modern and fads. For decades the place has remained totally unaltered. There is no music or trendy muzak, and wooden barrels serve as tables. The Dutch regard the atmosphere as typically ‘yesteryear’, warm and inviting but just a little bit cocky too. The pub has been owned by the Oosterling family for four generations. The clientele is friendly and diverse.
•• A one (*) star (2012) Michelin restaurant "La Rive" in the well known Intercontinental Amstel Hotel along the bank of the Amstel near to the Sarphati street.
•• A two (**) star (2012) Michelin French style restaurant "Le Ciel Bleu" on the roof of the Japanese Okura Hotel. From your place in the restaurant you take in the panoramic view of Amsterdam.
Le Ciel Bleu is opened from Monday to Saturday from 6.30 pm until 10.30 pm, lunch upon request. It will be closed from August 6th 2012 untill August 26th 2012 (last day open August 4th, first day open August 27th).
•• The Serre Restaurant - In the same Okura Hotel you may also enjoy on the ground floor a more moderately priced dinner in the Serre Restaurant – Inspired by the rich experiences of 'Le Ciel Bleu". The Serre treats you to a delicious three course menu.
The Serre Restaurant is Okura’s latest culinary expansion.
The Serre recently received the Bib Gourmand recognition from Michelin. You will find here the locals, frequently dining.
•• The famous Albert Cuijp market (at a length of 1,5 km) for various food and clothes from nearly all cultures in the world (6/7, closed on Sundays).
•• The Flower market (7/7) along the Singel for bulbs - the take away future flowers in your luggage.
•• The "Amstelveld", a beautiful large square for enjoying the morning sun. Each Monday there is a special Flower market.
On the Amstelveld is the Amstelkerk, a 17th century wooden church building, constructed as a temporary church, prior to the stone building. Up until now the stone made church was never built.
•• An excellent Italian Coffee Saloon "De Koffiesalon" open from 7:00am to 7:00pm / 7 days a week, even on Christmas and New Year mornings. Nice breakfast place where you can seat at a long coffee table to read newspapers and drink your coffee on your own.

•• In the Utrechtsestraat and environment:
••• Tempo Doeloe, the real Indonesian kitchen of "the good old times" (Tempo Doeloe).
••• Restaurant Sunda Kelapa (Utrechtsestraat 89), a local favourite for its "rendang", coconut spiced, slowly cooked beef. Soenda Kelapa has a Western Javanese kitchen.
••• "Pata Negra" a Spanish Tapas restaurant in the Utrechtsestraat 124. A small restaurant, always packed. The tapas are very tasty.
Tapas you eat in small portions. Originally intended as a snack with a drink, the tapas grown into small culinary delights. Favourites in this restaurant the Queso Manchego or Datiles con Bacon (dates with bacon and almonds) and of course the Jamon Iberico "Pata Negra de bellota". This black haired and hooved pig lives on a strict diet of "bellota's" or "acorns".
••• Patisserie "Kuyt", for famous apple strudels. The apple strudels of this patisserie are the specialty of the house. Several times awarded by the locals as "The best strudels in Amsterdam". You never want anything else.
••• Boucherie "Fred & Jolanda de Leeuw", French truffles and Japanese steak. Direct imports from Wagyu (Japanese bovine pure) from USA, Rubia bovine from Galicia, Spain, Ternera from Galicia, Spain, Max Poilâne bread from Paris.
••• "Tromp's "cheese gallery", a world selection of cheeses.
••• High quality take-away shops: Thai, Indonesian, Italian, Chinese, Spanish.
••• AH grocery shop, open from 8:00am -10:00pm/7 days a week

•• The Rembrandtsplein/Amstelstraat and environment:
••• FLO Restaurant, a Paris based formula of "Une Brasserie Francaise", untill late 11:00pm
••• The BANK. The entire ground floor of The Bank, with a total of circa 7000 m² of space for shops and cafés/restaurants, has now been leased. (website hidden) chose The Bank for its operations and leased 12,500 m² of office space. The Bank is becoming an icon in the historic city centre of Amsterdam.
On the ground floor of the BANK:
•••• A Starbucks Coffee, conceptstore.
•••• Asian Wagamama Restaurant open till 11:00 pm
•••• Italian Vapiano Restaurant open till 00:00 pm, and in the weekends till 01:00pm.
•••• George Deli USA
•••• BIO supermarket "Marqt", at the corner near to the bridge Utrechtsestraat/Heerengracht. Every day fresh meat and fish. Open daily from 9:00am - 9:00pm/7 days a week
The Marqt formula is your food should be real food. Good for you, for the producers and for the environment. Five principles: real food is original, made ​​with respect for the environment, really fresh, made ​​with inspiration and really tasty.
The producers are the partners of Marqt. Sturdy peasants, sharp butchers, warm bakers, sophisticated wine connoisseurs and colorful coffee roasters.

•• The Museum 'FOAM - All about Photography'.
Foam's photography museum has its home at Keizersgracht 609 in the centre of Amsterdam: galleries, bookshop, library and a wellknown café.
'&Foam' is a new shop located at Vijzelstraat 78.
Selling photography magazines, books, prints and more. '&Foam's collection will comprise new and vintage books, posters, zines, limited editions, music.

••• Located in a 16th centuriy building along the river Amstel near to the Waterlooplein, this new museum has an agreement with the Russian government to produce exhibitions together with the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg (Russia). The Hermitage Amsterdam is an independent and autonomous legal entity with its own money flows and its own objectives.
••• St Petersburg Hermitage is a state museum located in the old tsarist palace complex on the Neva River. The museum houses a magnificent art collection that includes imperial porcelain, superb Rembrandts, ancient cameos, Madonnas by Da Vinci, marble sculptures by Canova, colourful paintings by Matisse.
••• Tsar Peter the Great (born in1672 died in 1725) left Russia in secret in 1697 on a diplomatic mission to Western Europe. There the tsar gave instructions to buy up paintings and commissioned artists to come and work in Russia. It was Peter the Great who laid the basis for the tradition of collecting.
••• It was Tsarina Catharine the Great (born in 1729 died in 1796) who bought 225 paintings in Berlin. This was not the end of the story. In fact she purchased some 4,000 paintings, over 10,000 drawings and prints, ancient and modern sculpture, silver, porcelain, furniture and carved stone - her great passion.
••• And the Hermitage continued to grow. Tsar Nicholas I bought art in Holland in 1850 when the collection assembled by the Dutch King Willem II came up for sale.
In 1917, the Hermitage was renamed the State Hermitage Museum. In the years following the Russian Revolution, the museum continued to expand as the nationalised art collections found their way to the Hermitage.
••• Around 65,000 of the more than 3.(phone number hidden)bjects at the museum are on show in the Hermitage’s 350 rooms. In addition, items from the enormous collection are also on display in satellite museums, such as Hermitage Amsterdam. Yet the bulk of the collection remains in storage.

•• THE MUSEUM VAN LOON at the Keizersgracht (Closed on Tuesdays)
••• This splendid house lies in the Amsterdam canal district. The Museum Van Loon is a magnificent private residence built in 1672. The first resident was painter Ferdinand Bol, a pupil of Rembrandt. The interior of the house has remained largely intact during the last centuries and still evokes the splendor of the Golden Age.
••• In the rooms, a large collection of paintings, fine furniture, precious silvery and porcelain from different centuries is on display.
••• Behind the house is a beautiful garden, an oasis of quiet in the vivid inner city. The garden is laid out in formal style, and is bordered on the far side by the classical façade of the coach house.
Coaches would enter through the Kerkstraat, which was especially designed for coach houses. This long street lies between the Keizersgracht en Prinsengracht. The coach house has always been part of the complex. It remained private property of the Van Loon family up until 2009. With the help of foundations and donations, the coach house was acquired by the museum.
••• This original unity of canal house, garden and coach house is nowhere else to be seen.This house gives you a glimpse of the world behind the façades of the canals A visit to Museum Van Loon is therefore worthwhile.

•• THE OPERA HOUSE - Muziektheater on the Waterlooplein
This building is Amsterdam's city hall and opera house combined, based on an idea by the Austrian architect Wilhelm Holzbauer, and designed in cooperation with Van Dam. Both space and costs were saved by wrapping the L-shaped office section around the opera auditorium. The sheer size of this autonomous urban block, the facade architecture and the element of compromise unleashed a storm of protest from townspeople and architects alike, which subsided as building progressed.

•• THE CARRÉ THEATER along the river Amstel

•• DE BAZEL. Vijzelstraat, near bridge Keizersgracht/Vijzelstraat
••• This buiding is an art deco building with a rich and royal history and dates back to the beginning of the twentieth century. Together with the Royal Palace on the Dam square, the City Hall and the Rijksmuseum it may be counted amongst the most striking historical buildings of Amsterdam.
The building is named after its architect (website hidden) Bazel (phone number hidden)), and was built between 1919 en 1926 for the ‘Nederlandsche Handel Maatschappij’ (Dutch Trading Company). This company, founded in 1824 by King Willem I, was to stimulate the reclining Dutch economy in the nineteenth century. It was mostly active in the trade of colonial goods and is therefore seen as the successor of the famous ‘Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie’ (VOC).
••• At the end of the nineteenth century Karel de Bazel was one of the architects searching for new ideas: eternal and timeless designs, not associated with a specific trend. He was strongly inspired by theosophical and esoteric ideas. He believed our consciousness is unable to grasp the higher knowledge behind these ideas. Art, myths and symbols could be used as a mirror to convey their divine message.
••• In this building light plays an important role. The unification with the divine (the light), or one’s self, is the highest goal in life. A building’s goal was to express universal harmony. The architect’s task was a divine one. Mathematical principles could express the higher message in a building.
••• The architect employed a strict regime. He based the outline of the building on rectangles of 3.60 cm x 3.20 meters, while for the façade he used 90 cm as a basis.

•• REMBRANDT SQUARE at the end of the Utrechtsestraat.
Rembrandtplein (Rembrandt Square) is a major square in central Amsterdam. It is named after the famous painter Rembrandt van Rijn.
••• This square used to be a butter market. It developed into a centre for nightlife with the opening of various hotels and cafés. There are bars chock-a-block with people singing along to Dutch folk songs at the top of their voices, and a few large clubs.
••• The popularity of the Rembrandtsquare has arisen along with the café terraces, which are packed during summer. In the middle of the square is a green rectangle of grass with a statue of Rembrandt himself, in front of which there use to stand smaller statues. Twenty two bronze figures created by the Russian artists Alexander Taratynov and Mikhail Dronov were placed in the middle of the square in 2006. These figures are characters from Rembrandt's most famous painting The Night Watch, the painting to be seen in Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum. The bronze figures were moved to New York City in 2009 - to Moscow in 2010 - to Oranienbaum, Russia in 2011. In 2013 they are back in Amsterdam.
••• A big LCD-screen is located at the Rembrandtplein. Passers-by can interact with the screen with a Bluetooth enabled mobile phone.
••• The square borders on the Reguliersdwarsstraat, a street widely known for its popularity in the gay scene.

•• Museum "OUR LORD IN THE ATTIC" (Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder). One of the city's oldest museums. This beautiful 17th century house served as a ‘hidden church’. Private catholic churches were common in the Northern Netherlands, born of necessity when in 1581 the practice of the Catholic religion was prohibited. Visitors are taken back in time almost 350 years and wander through corridors, rooms, kitchens and stairs to the heart of the museum: the magnificent church in the attic. In 1887 a group of Amsterdam Catholics bought the building to protect it against demolition.

The Nieuwmarkt and a large part of the Zeedijk form the heart of Chinatown. The first Chinese in Amsterdam worked as coke stokers, fuelling the large passenger ships. With the decline of sailing, many Chinese became unemployed and started restaurants and Chinese shops. The Chinese community is very close, takes care of each other and remains loyal to their traditions and customs.

The Buddhist Temple ‘Fo Guang Shan He Hwa’ (Buddha Light Mountain) was built on the Zeedijk in 2000. An abbot and four nuns live here and manage this building. The women have dedicated themselves to Fo Guang Shan, a new branch of Zen Buddhism. The temple is devoted to Guan Yin, a female Buddha. Her name means: ‘the wise one full of mercy’. Her statue can be admired in the public area of the temple.

The house where Rembrandt lived between 1639 and 1658 is a museum: the Rembrandt House Museum. The building was constructed in 1606 and 1607. The house was built on two lots in the eastern part of the city. Many rich merchants and artists settled in this new part of town. It is a substantial two-storey dwelling house with a stepped gable.

•• THE JEWISH MUSEUM on the Waterlooplein

•• The 17th Century PORTUGESE SYNAGOGUE on the Waterlooplein.
••• The Portuguese Synagogue also known as the Esnoga or Snoge, is a 17th-century Sephardic synagogue in Amsterdam. Esnoga is the Ladino word for synagogue. The Amsterdam Sephardic community was one of the largest and richest in Europe during the Dutch Golden Age, and their very large synagogue reflected this.
••• In last January 2012 the nowadays Israeli Prime-Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described the Synogogue as "one of the most beautiful synagogues I have ever seen". He reflected a very common view.
••• In 1492 the Jews were expelled en masse from Spain by the Alhambra decree. Many who fled to Portugal were forced to convert to Catholicism in 1496, while the other Jews were expelled from Portugal in 1497.
Some of those who wished to enjoy a freedom of religion found refuge in Amsterdam. During a substantial migration that took place in the 17th century, these Jewish refugees from the Iberian peninsula called themselves Portuguese Jews to avoid being identified with Spain, which was at war with the Dutch Republic at the time.
••• In 1670, the Sephardic Jewish community of Amsterdam acquired the site to build a synagogue and construction work began on April 17, 1671, under the architect Elias Bouwman. On August 2, 1675, the Esnoga was finished.
The inscription above the entrance is from Psalm 5:8: "In the abundance of Thy lovingkindness will I come into Thy house". The sign also contains "1672", the year the building was supposed to have been ready, and "Aboab", the name of the chief rabbi whose initiative it was to build the synagogue.
••• It was from this synagogue community that Baruch Spinoza - the later world famous philosopher - was expelled (excommunicated) for his "atheistic" writings.


•• EYE Film Institute Netherlands.
••• Location: EYE Film Institute Netherlands
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••• Public transport: there is a free ferry service on the banks of the IJ, at the backside of the Amsterdam Central Railway Station. It runs 24h/7days from the Station to the EYE and back.
•••The EYE Film Institute is an eye catching building, a piece of modern architecture. This Institute has 4 comfortable cinema’s, 7/7 programming from 14:00pm- 23:00pm.
••• In the basement EYE’s collection is accessible to the public, for free. The collection spans the entirety of film history: from silent films dating back to the start of cinema (at the end of the 19th century) to the newest digital productions.

••• Location:Polonceaukade 27 1014 DA Amsterdam
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••• History: Wester Gasfabriek (Western Gas Factory) one of two big coal factory complexes in 19th century Amsterdam. The complex was completed in 1885, strategically located near to waterways, the rail network and access roads. Originally, the gas was used for street lighting.
In 1898, Amsterdam’s city council took over the running of the factory. Production increased and the site was expanded. Later, gas production was gradually reduced as the city council started sourcing more and more of its gas from Hoogovens in IJmuiden and, from 1963, natural gas from Slochteren. The Westergasfabriek ceased gas production in 1967.
By the time the factory shut down, the site was heavily polluted, making it difficult to find a new purpose for the area. In the meantime the GEB, the municipal energy company, used it for storage and as a workshop. From 1992, the buildings were used temporarily for creative and cultural activities. Adventurous entrepreneurs and artists flocked to the site.
••• New destination: It was immediately clear that Westergasfabriek was the ideal location for events such as De Kunstvlaai art fair, the Holland Festival and Awakenings club events. It became the meeting place of choice for creative and innovative Amsterdam residents. The site and the creative buzz around it ultimately led to the area becoming a permanently designated cultural zone.
Nowadays, the Westergasfabriek is providing a new surge of energy and light. The redeveloped factory site and the beautifully laid out park are an asset for the local area. Creative entrepreneurs work in the renovated historic buildings and many high-profile events and festivals are held here. The Westergasfabriek is regarded as a model for redevelopment, far beyond the Netherlands’ borders.

The Four Big Brothers closely together on one big square: Het Concertgebouw, Het Rijksmuseum, Het Van Gogh Museum and Het Stedelijk Museum. Visit all the four of them and you have spent a full 15 hours day.

Built in the late 19th century, the home of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra is known for outstanding acoustics.
•••• From September to June at 12:30 p.m. every Wednesday on lunchtime, there is a free 30 minute concert in the Concertgebouw. This is often a public rehearsal from world famous orchestras or ensembles that will perform, for a fee, later that evening. Arrive early!
•••• By world standards the concerts here are usually expensive - even with free drinks and city transport included. They have smaller price differentials than most others between 'best' and 'worst' seats.
The acoustics are great. The Concertgebouw has its own world class orchestra The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and attracts excellent soloists and other orchestras on tour.
•••• On the Royal Concertgebouw website and with the help of (website hidden) Chrome's translation services, you will be able to get your tickets to a performance. When it is nearly sold-out, there are sometimes "podium" tickets which offer a unique view of the concert experience. You are seated behind the orchestra and being able to watch the conductor, the closest thing to being part of the orchestra. The conductor, soloists, and choir enter and exite through the aisle right next to the podium places, affording you a close view of outstanding, sometimes even legendary performers of this time.

•••• During his ten-year artistic career, Van Gogh was highly prolific. A full 864 paintings and almost 1,200 drawings and prints have survived. The largest collection of his work – more than 200 paintings, 437 drawings and 31 prints – can be found in the Van Gogh Museum. Many other drawings and paintings by Van Gogh can be found at the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo (The Netherlands) and the Musée d’Orsay in Paris (France). The rest of his work is divided among a large number of museums and private collections around the world, including many in the Netherlands, France, Germany, the United States and Japan.
•••• The collection of the Van Gogh Museum originally belonged to Theo van Gogh (phone number hidden)), Vincent's younger brother. Following Theo's death, it passed to his widow, Johanna van Gogh-Bonger (phone number hidden)). Although a number of works were sold, she retained a major group, representing all phases of Van Gogh's oeuvre. On her death in 1925, her son, Vincent Willem van Gogh (phone number hidden)), inherited the collection. In 1962, on the initiative of the Dutch state, he transferred the works to the Vincent van Gogh Foundation. They are now on permanent loan to the Van Gogh Museum and form the nucleus of its collection. The museum also has a large collection of works by other 19th-century artists: contemporaries and friends of Van Gogh's - among them Paul Gauguin and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec - as well as a number of older artists whom he admired, such as Léon Lhermitte and Jean-François Millet. A great many of these works were collected by the Van Gogh brothers. Their original collection has been complemented through acquisitions and long-term loans from other institutions.

Location: Museumplein 10, Amsterdam
This Museum wants to be a home for the arts, artists and a wide audience. A place where visitors are being inspired by their curiosity, dialogue, criticism and self-reflection.
Its base is a more than 100 years, world known modern art collection in the heart of Amsterdam and accessible for everyone. Works of art are in the tradition of this museum like old friends, when they strike us and our curiosity and stimulate us to think about ourselves and the surrounding world.
Lawrence Weiner: " A work of art allows us to reconsider our place under the sun."

After almost 10 years of renovation, restoration and alteration, the completely renovated Rijksmuseum will tell the story of the Netherlands from the Middle Ages to the present. A new display of the collection, a renewed building, new public facilities, a revamped garden and a new Asian Pavilion - only Rembrandt’s most celebrated painting The Night Watch will return to its former place.

Opening hours & admission
The Rijksmuseum will be open to the public 365 days per year. The museum will be open daily from 9 am to 5 pm. The museum remains free for children under 19.
Until spring 2013 the masterpieces of the Dutch Golden Age continue to be on view in the Philips Wing.

••• This building in the old harbour - adjacent to the Passenger's Terminal - lies a 10 minutes walk away from the backside of the Amsterdam Central Railway Station. It opened its doors to the public in the spring of 2005. This spectacular building has become Amsterdam’s New Concert Hall of the 21st Century.
It serves as a cultural anchor - one of the links connecting the newly developed IJ banks with the old heart of the city. This building, with its huge glass façade, was designed by the Danish architects 3XN and has won various Dutch and international architectural prizes.
At the end of a great sunny day in Amsterdam you will be witness of a beautiful sunset from the west facing terrace of the building on the bank of the river IJ.
••• The Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ consists of a multifunctional state of the art chamber music hall, seating 725, several foyers for workshops and master classes, and extensive conference and catering facilities.
••• Besides the main concert hall is a smaller hall which can seat 100. Since May 2009 this hall has been home to the completely renovated, unique 31-tone Fokker organ, owned by the Huygens-Fokker Foundation, which dates back to 1950.
••• Jutting out from the buiding of the Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ is a raised ‘black box’ which contains the Bimhuis, stage for jazz and improvised music. The Bimhuis has a comfortable auditorium with spectacular views over the old city and a spacious bar overlooking the River IJ. The two organisations are neighbours. See (website hidden).

••• The National Maritime Museum has reopened in 2012. Its archives contain 500 years of maritime history. Built in the Golden Age as a warehouse (Arsenal) for the Dutch war fleet, it was used by the Navy for centuries.
••• During the 17th Century (the Golden Age) the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands was one of the richest and most powerful countries in the world. And that was primarily thanks to seafaring.
No country in the world had as many ships as the Netherlands. Thanks to seafaring, trade flourished. The Dutch East India Company (VOC - Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie) was founded in Amsterdam and developed into the 'world’s storehouse': goods from the four corners of the world could be bought here from the company’s massive stocks.
Dutch artists and scientists of the time were world-famous. The Republic, known for its political and religious tolerance, attracted many people from all over the world.
But, many of the Dutch merchants who became rich through trade with far-flung countries were also ruthless, even cut-throat businessmen - literally. Some wiped out whole villages to get what they wanted.
••• In this Museum you will get to know this extraordinary time period up close and personal. You will meet characters who lived in the Golden Age and hear their extraordinary stories.
In the 17th and 18th century, the Dutch set sail to Asia in certain types of ships known as “East Indiamen". It was a voyage of about eight months and the East Indiamen made this journey nearly five thousand times.
••• An exact Iroko wooden copy of this Dutch East India Company (VOC) ship is the "Amsterdam" and is moored alongside the museum since 1991. This ship is one of the most stunning pieces in the museum’s collection.
The original "Amsterdam" ran aground in 1749 as she took to the North Sea from Texel to Batavia on 8 January 1749 on her maiden voyage. In a sudden storm the ship lost her rudder on the English Channel on 26 January 1749. The captain decided to beach the ship on the Southern coast of England, an attempt to save her and her cargo and crew. But the ship quickly mired in mud and could not break free and was lost.
The shipwreck was discovered in 1969 in the bay of Bulverhythe, United Kingdom.Archaeologists were able to learn much about the construction of Dutch East India Company ships, their cargo and life on board by studying the wreck. It is the best-preserved VOC ship ever found.
Although the wreck is submerged in the sand and mud of the beach (and is even visible at very low tides), much of the excavation was done by divers, for whom a small tower was constructed near the wreck. Some of the finds are on show at the Shipwreck and Coastal Heritage Centre in Hastings, East Sussex, UK.

••THE ANNE FRANK HOUSE, Prinsengracht 263.
••• During World War II on June 12th 1942 was Anne Frank's 13th birthday. On that day she receives a gift from her parents that she really wants: a June diary. She immediately begins writing in it: “Our freedom was severely restricted by a series of anti-Jewish decrees: Jews were required to wear a yellow star; Jews were required to turn in their bicycles; Jews were forbidden to use trams; Jews were forbidden to ride in cars, even their own; Jews were required to do their shopping between 3:00 and 5:00 P.M..."
When Margot, Anne Frank's sister, is called up to be sent to a German labour camp, their parents Otto and Edith decided in 1943 the dangers have become too great. They take their family into hiding.
••• Located at the Prinsengracht 263, the real hiding place of Otto Frank's family (4 persons), another family (3 persons) and a single dentist (1 person) was in an empty section of the building owned by Otto Frank's company. While business continues, as usual, in the front part of the building, these people were hiding in the annex out back.
••• On 4 August 1944, everyone in the secret hiding place was arrested. Someone has betrayed them. They are deported first to the Westerbork transit camp, and then on to Auschwitz in Poland. Otto Frank is the only person from the hiding place to survive the camps. The others all die.
••• When Anne Frank House opened to the public in 1960, the building's purpose had not yet been decided. Was it to be a memorial? A museum? Or a monument to commemorate the victims of what would later come to be known as the Holocaust?
Rather than simply a museum, Otto Frank’s vision for the Anne Frank House was to turn it into an international youth centre. It would be a place for dialogue, where young people could gather; a place serving as a warning from the past, but focused on the future. His vision was sustained by the many letters he received from young people who had read his daughter’s diary, seen the play or the film from 1959 chronicling the family's time in hiding. Otto Frank moved to Basel (Switzerland) in 1952, but continued his close involvement with all the activities surrounding The Anne Frank House.

The first stone was laid in 1648, the year a peace treaty was signed with Spain. The "Peace of Münster" was a peace treaty between the Dutch Republic and Spain signed in 1648. It was a landmark treaty for the Dutch republic and one of the key events in Dutch history; with it, the United Netherlands finally became independent from the Spanish Crown.
With the peace treaty, the Netherlands was recognized as an independent country.

Adres Sandbergplein 1 Amstelveen, postcode 1181 ZX
The Cobra art movement (phone number hidden)) is inextricably associated with major city centres: COpenhague, BRussels, Amsterdam. This is where the artists who joined Cobra lived, met one another in cafés and worked in shared studios.

The COBRA artists were part of the artistic avant-garde that brought colour to these major world capitals in the 1940s and 1950s.
NETHERLANDS: Karel Appel, Constant, Corneille, Eugène Brands,Anton Rooskens, Shinkichi Tajiri DENMARK: Asger Jorn, Carl-Henning Pedersen, Egill Jacobsen, Henry Heerup, Erik Ortvad BELGIUM / FRANCE: Alechinsky, George Collignon, Christian Dotremont, Jean-Michel Atlan, Jacques Doucet
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1. The owner of the apartment is member of a legally registered Owners Association. All he written house rules of the Association are applicable to everyone who lives in the apartment.

2. Special attention of the users of this apartment is asked for the house rule that after 10:00 pm in the night untill 8:00 am in the morning inside the building, and outside in the courtyard and on the balconies silence will be required.

3. Be so kind to keep in mind that this apartment is a non smoking apartment. Explicitly smoking and all other ways of consuming soft and hard drugs (marihuana included) are not permitted neither in the apartment, nor outside in the courtyard garden nor on the balcony.

4. The apartment is not suitable for meetings and cocktail parties larger than 6 persons.
For this reason meetings or cocktail parties for more than 6 persons are not allowed.

5. Anyone of your friends or business relations, invited by you for a meeting or private visit, is very welcome. The lounge is a comfortable place for 6 persons max, having a private visit or a meeting.
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September 2013

The apartment is beautifully located and very quiet, while only a few steps away from the tram stop and taxi Square. Jan is a great host. He had already bought some food for us and even went with us to the P & R parking lot and back. In parting, he is especially quickly come by bike! It can not meet in Amsterdam probably better!

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September 2012

There were four in Jan's apartment and enjoyed our stay. Jan is a perfect, gracious host and the apartment is beautiful and is in a nice, quiet but interesting environment. Everything you need is 5 minutes away on foot initially. One can also explore the city on foot. We felt very comfortable and at home immediately. We will gladly return. Irmgard

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August 2012

We were very hospitably received by January Flowers, delicious coffee, juice for the kids and some initial messages for the next morning. For beautiful apartment with all luxury amenities. We have fine days and will definitely recommend to others.

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