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THE APARTMENT The Lighthouse is situated on a canal waterfront location of the former hystoric shipyard “De Walvis” (The Whale), in the centre of Amsterdam on the trendy and sought after quiet little island Prinseneiland. You will find a description of the location here under. The exclusive apartment ( 100 m2 / 1075 square feet) has its own private entrance and hallway. The entrance of the apartment is situated on the terrain of the former shipyard “De Walvis” which you can enter through a private gate. The apartment is situated on the second floor of the gray wooden building. The apartment has one large bedroom with a king-size double bed (width 1,80 / long 2 meter), which consists of two separate mattresses that can be adjusted electrically into any position you like, and there is a Sony Bravia flat screen TV. Next to the bedroom is a large bathroom with bath, separate shower and a sink. There is a separate toilet in the hallway. Through the hall we come into the living room containing a sofa, very comfortable chair and a round glass table with comfortable Castelli design-chairs. From here you have a magnificent view over two crossing canals. Wireless Internet connection is available. The living room can be used as an office and comprises a big flat screen TV, DVD player, I-pod docking station and a fully equipped kitchen. The kitchen has a refrigerator, hot-air-oven, microwave, gas cooking plate, coffee-machine and a toaster. There is free coffee and tea.
RESERVATIONS If you wish to make a reservation, please check the calendar and ask for a reservation by E mail. We will respond within 24 hours at the most.
RATES Low Season Oct 1 till March 31, € 175,- per night / € 1.120,- per week High Season April 1 till Sept 30, € 195,- per night / , € 1.260,- per week High Season Dec 23 till Jan 5, € 195,- per night
Prices are including taxes, towels, bed-linen and cleaning. For staying longer then 1 week price on request.
City-bicycle rent € 10,- per day per bike / Private car park for € 25,- per day / Pick-up service at the arrival gate of Schiphol Airport for € 50,- / Drop-off service to Schiphol Airport for € 35,- / Breakfast at request put ready in your apartment for € 12,50 per person / Private boat trip in our open boat for € 70,- per hour, you go where the big canal boats can not come./ Chauffeur driven trips to nearby attractions like the windmills in Zaandam or where you want to go. Rates at request.
LOCATION The apartment is situated on the Prinseneiland. I will give you some information about our location in relation to the rest of the city. First of all, our neighborhood is still part of the Centre of Amsterdam. It is a very quiet and safe 'little village' right next to the 'busy' part of the city. There are still a few little shipyards but most of the warehouses are converted into residences. The city is more or less built in circles around the centre. We are the western part of the centre, nearby Central Station. That is at this moment I think the most popular part. Next to our apartment lies the famous Jordaan. The Jordaan is a small part of the city, famous for the narrow streets with little shops, cafes and restaurants. We are divided from the Jordaan by a very nice shopping street. In this street there are two normal supermarkets (open 8AM/10PM), bakeries, a butcher and two organic supermarkets. There are all kind of shops, cafés, nice little restaurants everywhere around us. We think Amsterdam is more a “big village”. That is, the part where you want to be as a visitor. You can walk everything, but certainly on the bike everything is really nearby. The address is Prinseneiland 10, Amsterdam if you want to look it up on Google Maps. The street view is still from the period we were building, a few years ago. But one of the pictures you can click shows the finished building. Walking distance to the Central Station 15 minutes (bike 7 minutes), Jordaan 10 minutes (bike 5 minutes), Dam 17 minutes (bike 10 minutes), and Rijks Museum / Van Gogh / Stedelijk Museum (contamporary/modern art) 35 minutes (bike 20 minutes), Anne Frank Museum 10minutes (bike 5 minutes). If you want to explore more of the city we have bikes for rent and there are trams and buses to all parts of the city at a 4-minute walk. Apart from the general maps that we provide, we also made a map of our neighbourhood. A selection of breakfast-/lunch-places/restaurants/supermarkets is pointed out on this map. We also have “around the corner” a few very nice and good restaurants. We are happy to advise you and/or make reservations for you.
The bedroom is roomy, has a walk-in closet and a big bathroom with bath, sink and separate shower. The toilet is just outside the bedroom in the hallway. The beds can separately be adjusted to your favorite position. ...moreless
Bathroom 1: tub, shower
Roomy bathroom, two-person-sink, big bath, shower...moreless
In the roomy bathroom you find a two-person-sink, a big bath plus a separate shower....moreless
We also have a Pick-Up (€ 45,-) / Drop-off (€ 30,-) Service from / to Schiphol airport, bike rent (€ 10,-/day), private car-park € 20,- per day, private boat trip (€ 65,)....moreless
The living room gives you the opportunity to relax after a busy day in the city. You can sit on the comfortable couch or the big chair and read or watch TV or a DVD on the big-screen plasma-TV....moreless
we have a private parking place which you can rent for....moreless
We provide our guest with a mobile telphone. This way you can always reach us, make reservations for a restaurant or call a taxi....moreless
In the apartment is no washing machine. However, we can do your washing in our machine and dryer or there is a laundry on walking distance...moreless
Low Season 2 Oct 1 - Dec 23, 2015 2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
City-bicycle rent € 10,- per day per bike / Private car park for € 20,- per day / Pick-up service at the arrival gate of Schiphol Airport for € 45,- / Drop-off service to Schiphol Airport for € 30,- / Breakfast at request put ready in your apartment for € 12,50 per person / Private boat trip in our open boat for € 65,-, you go where the big canal boats can not come.
We ask a downpayment of 30%. This first payment confirms the booking. Second payment 3 weeks before arrival. We will send a Paypal request for the payments (we charge 3% for paying with Paypal). You can also pay by bank if you wish.
* cancelation till three weeks before arrival: immediate 100% refund.
* no show: no refund.
* cancelation-costs: Paypal costs (3%) plus € 20,- administration costs.
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The Light House is located on the Prinseneiland. The Islands Realeneiland, Bickerseiland and Prinseneiland are three small unique islands that still belong to the Centre of Amsterdam. The atmosphere feels like a small quiet village of old shipyards, from which some are still functioning, and warehouses, most of them converted into apartments. Artists and people with creative professions came to this neighborhood to find the quiet spirit of the past so close to the busy part of town.
Year Purchased: 1973
About: Shipbuilder and Publisher started recently a vacation rental apartment in their beautifull newly rebuild wooden Harbor House.
Why Amsterdam: We practised our professions on this location already for more then 30 years. The kids moved out to lead their own lives. We rebuild the old buildings with a separate apartment with its own private entrance.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment: You are situated on one of the oldest parts of Amsterdam city centre, called 'The Western Islands'. It is a quiet little village, directly connected to the live and kicking part of town with its shops, cafe's, restaurants and cultural activities.