Spacious, central, overlooking canal - Amsterdam home swap
Large (100m2) and welcoming two bedroom apartment, overlooking one of the widest canals in Amsterdam. Super-close to the centre, but in an authentic neighbourhood, you'll have all the pleasure of being a tourist while living like a local.
Big living room/diner with four large windows overlooking wide canal and quiet street - some days, more boats than cars go by. Two big leather sofas, a long cherry-wood table and six elegant chairs. Modern, comfortable, clean and cosy.
Fully equipped kitchen (including dishwasher). Two generous bedrooms at the rear which lead onto south-facing balcony overlooking courtyard - table and chairs allow four to dine out there too. There's a full wet room (with walk-in shower) that connects to both bedrooms) and an additional powder room with toilet and wash basin.
One bedroom has a double bed, the other a king size that can become two singles. It's therefore suitable for two couples, or a family with two kids.
The apartment is about 150m outside where the city walls stood in 1613, and a two minute walk to the cute Jordaan. It's a 15 minute walk to the Anne Frank house, 20 minutes to Dam square. The elegant homes on this street date from the 19th century, my building is an architecturally sympathetic modern infill. Among other benefits, this means that the building is wheelchair accessible - there is an elevator, automatic doors in common areas etc. Contact me for details if you have special mobility needs.
About the location
Though right next to the historic centre, with its many tourists, this is a real Amsterdam neighbourhood. Around the corner is a shopping street with two supermarkets, a delicatessen, butcher, baker etc. as well as restaurants and bars ranging from neighbourhood to smart or cool and funky.
Less than 10 minutes walk brings you to the Westerpark, with its large green spaces and former industrial buildings now turned into a cultural centre - jazz club, cinema, restaurants etc.
At least five street markets (general, organic, fabric, craft...) within 15 minutes walk, on different days of the week.
Rent a bike locally, or on a nice day, rent an electric-powered boat from just around the corner and join other Amsterdamers as you glide around the canals.
Type of home swap
- Home Exchange
- Non-simultaneous swap
Conditions of home exchange
- Non smokers only
- No pets allowed
- Children welcome
- Washer / Drier
- Disabled access
- Lift / Elevator
- Shopping facilities
- Local restaurants
- Good public transport
- Car not required
Closest airport: Amsterdam Schiphol
Nearest city: Amsterdam
Property type: Apartment
Location type: City