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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

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Recent Netherlands reviews

  • excellent apartment in amsterdam

    "my wife and i found the apartment to provide us with a wonderful experience in amsterdam. the owners exceeded our expectations in many ways. 2 fresh flower arrangements, fresh fruit, bread,cheese,ham, juice and more! the photos were accurate depiction. place was very well stocked, decorated, clean. bed was very comfortable. location was excellent. stairs were steep, but we knew that going in, common in amsterdam. jip gave us a thorough introduction to the place when he greeted us upon our arrival. we met up with 2 couples from our home town, they were each staying in hotels within 5 minutes walking distance. both couples were wishing they had rented an apartment. i would absolutly recomend this place to a friend."
    Guest: michael m. Date of Stay: October 2013 Review Submitted: October 24, 2013
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  • A comfortable and cosy stay.

    "When contacting Charlotte the owner she was very quick to respond, and extremely helpful. The gardenhouse is very comfortable, and we enjoyed the country-feel of the space in the city. The walk into the main part of town is very easy - and very pretty - and you get to pass over many lovely bridges, discover cafes and restaurants and the walk to the popular museums is very easy too. Highly recommended for its location in the city. The travel from the airport is very easy, and tram number 4 is the nearest one to the gardenhouse. The bed on the mezzanine level is very comfortable, and the space (for us two) was perfect. The kitchen was well-equipped for breakfast and light meals, with a fridge (easily stocked from the supermarket round the corner) and pots, pans, toaster, kettle, cups, plates and bowls are all provided - and towels for the shower room and sink too. There is a good size dining table, and outdoor table and chairs too (in the photos) and we felt very safe and welcomed into the house. There are guidebooks that have been left, and these great walking map cards in a little box that someone previously has left - these were very handy as little maps to walk around with. We spent most of our time out of the house, but it was a lovely place to come back to at the end of the day, and it isn't too far to stop back in during the day if you needed to, as we did once to drop some things off. I would highly recommend this house for a couple (or perhaps three as there is another smaller mezzanine with a single bed), however the stairs up to the mezzanine levels are a bit steep, but perfectly manageable. There is enough space for a comfortable stay (we were there four nights) and Charlotte was very accommodating. For the two of us she lent her museum passes which we were able to use to save on entrance fees, which was so very kind. I would certainly stay in the gardenhouse again (hopefully soon!) when we next take a trip to Amsterdam. Thank you Charlotte!"
    Guest: Katarina H. Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: March 24, 2014
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  • Great stay

    "We spent three days at ARK16 and had a wonderful time. The accommodations were as advertised and everything was neat and tidy. The breakfast foods were excellent, the bed was comfortable and there was plenty of hot water. The location and convenience to the GVB transit were excellent. We got the transit pass for three days and traveled with ease all over Amsterdam. Annette, thank you again."
    Guest: Gene & Ruth Date of Stay: December 2013 Review Submitted: December 11, 2013
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Amsterdam Travel Tips

Vibrant Amsterdam Vacation Rentals

Amsterdam is wonderfully vibrant European City. It has a rich cultural and historical heritage and a very cosmopolitan population. In a culture of coffee shops and street side cafés, watching people can be almost as interesting as visiting the city's cultural sites. For the independent traveler, the many canals and cycling paths make getting around easy. It's the type of city that you will want to explore with your guidebook in hand to make sure that you get the most out of your visit.

Travelers to Amsterdam Vacation Apartments

Business people, university intellectuals, students, backpackers, culture buffs and even seasoned travelers will find Amsterdam a fascinating destination to visit. The summertime can be crowded with many tour buses passing through, but the great thing about Amsterdam is that it is a year-round destination. Young travelers will enjoy the summer season when there are many festive events and outdoor concerts that take place in the city. The long summer days stretch into the night, giving you a sense of a neverending vacation time. If its museums and historic sites you want to see then you can take advantage of some of the great off-season travel deals and visit during winter.

Unique Amsterdam Vacation Rentals

Amsterdam, like many other European cities, is a fantastic blend of old and new. Historic old buildings house quaint rental apartments that have been fully refurbished and equipped with a host of modern conveniences. Stylish décor makes you feel quite at home. It's nice to know that if the weather turns fowl, you can curl up on the couch in the comfort and privacy of your own apartment. Many of the rental homes are conveniently located near tram or metro stations, making getting around to the city sites easy and convenient. For families or groups of friends travelling together, a rental apartment is one of the most affordable ways to stay in Amsterdam. Larger apartments can comfortably accommodate six to eight adults.

Museums Worth Visiting Near Amsterdam Vacation Apartments

Amsterdam has more than 50 museums so for first-time visitors, it may be difficult to decide which ones to visit. Here are some tips on the more famous museums and exhibits. The Rijksmuseum houses paintings from what's known as the Golden Age. Timeless historic masterpieces that have been meticulously looked after are well worth seeing. The Anne Frank house is a moving museum, showcasing the traumatic and courageous World War II experience of a young woman. The Van Gogh Museum has the largest collection of his art worldwide. Visiting the museum provides insight into the superbly talented artist who led a sad and tragic life. The Hermitage Amsterdam houses an exhibit of the treasures of Czarist Russia. The Stedelijk Museum has recently been re-opened with a wealth of interesting exhibits of modern and contemporary art. Rembrandthuis was the home of one of Holland's most revered artists. This museum provides a unique insight into the artist's life and major events that influenced his art work. The Diamond Museum looks at the origins and formations of diamonds in a captivating way. If you're looking for a change from the historical type of museum then visit the Tassenmuseum where there is a unique and extensive collection of purses and handbags.

Getting to Your Amsterdam Accommodation

Schipol Airport is Europe's fifth largest passenger airport and located 20 kilometers southwest of Amsterdam's city center. It is a well organized and efficient airport, handling more than 480 million passengers a year that pass through from more than 260 destinations worldwide. There are extensive connections to major airport hubs in North America, Europe, Africa, and the Far East. Metro and train lines connect the airport with the city, making it easy to get around in Amsterdam.

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