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City Calm 2 - 1 Bedroom in Canalbelt by the Jordaan

Bedrooms 1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Located on a quiet street in the canal belt, close to the Centraal Station and public transportation, this classic Dutch apartment, although not directly on a canal, is surrounded by 4 canals and is near the MelkMeisjes Brug (milk girl’s bridge), the Haarlemmerstraat and the Jordaan. The Anne Frank House and Dam Square are an 8-10 minute walk from our place. The Flower Market, Van Gogh and Rijksmuseum, Leidseplein and Rembrandtplein are 15-30 minutes walk but also easily reached by tram (2 minutes walk).

Just off the Brouwersgracht, this 50m2 apartment is on the second floor of a building dating to 1720. This is a lovely one bedroom apartment with classic Dutch details such a wall of floor-to-ceiling-windows in the living room, large windows in the bedroom and kitchen and lovely old beams. The apartment is filled with light and has views of a typical old Amsterdam streets.

You enter into a small entry hall from which you take the central stairway to the second floor where you will find the entrance to the apartment.

Upon entering the apartment, you will find a short hallway. To the right is the bedroom with a dresser, queen bed (160x200), night tables and lamps. There are hooks on the wall and the back of the door for hanging clothes. On the left is the WC with toilet, bidet and washbasin. Moving ahead, the fully equipped kitchen is on the right and the bath with combination tub and shower plus with wash basin, is on the left. You then step into the living room with it's floor to ceiling windows (and draperies), desk and chair, super-comfortable sofa and chair, cable tv, dvd player and wireless hi-speed internet.

The kitchen is off the living room and can be entered from the living room or the hallway. Completely updated in 2010, it has an oven, gas cooktop, dishwasher, refrigerator/freezer and small appliances (microwave, coffee maker, toaster and kettle). It's fully equipped for preparing and eating meals including pots and pans, dishware and silverware. There are always basic kitchen supplies available (herbs, spices, oils & vinegars. etc)


Typical small Amsterdam street with sidewalk gardens

Keywords: Bright and airy, one bedroom, quiet, calm, sleeps 2

More Details

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017


Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Train
0.2 Miles
Centraal Station = 4 blocks
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Car: not necessary


Grachtengordel Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Toilet is separate from the bath
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Bed - 160x200cm
  • Satellite / Cable
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling


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City Calm 2 - 1 Bedroom in Canalbelt by the Jordaan
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Well located, well stocked, quiet, clean and comfortable, all you want or need in a vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Susan for your hospitality in allowing us to rent your apartment for a week in October.

The apartment was well situated, on a very quiet street accessible to all the sites that you would want to see in Amsterdam, and 10 min walk from the train station makes easy access to and from the airport, and a quick train ride out to other surrounding destinations.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect flat in central but quiet location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at City Calm 2 for 4 nights in late April 2016. We were extremely happy with this apartment. It was quaint and had character, while also being clean and with all mod cons. It was cosy without being cramped, and light and airy but easy to keep warm.

Susan, the owner, was very helpful in the planning phase but was overseas during our stay. Franklin, who was our greeter and contact person in her absence, was lovely. He carried our luggage up 2 flights of stairs (we left 2 large suitcases and 1 roll aboard one on the ground floor when we arrived at 8am) so when we arrived at noon the apartment was ready for us to move in and we didn’t have to cart heavy cases! This was very much appreciated as we had just travelled over 30 hours from Australia, arriving at the airport at 7.30am, and then had to wander around the city for 2 hours while previous guests checked out and apartment was cleaned. (which we knew would be the case)

The apartment is located in a great spot. It is less than 10 mins walk from Centraal Station, but is in a small street so is very very quiet and peaceful.

Some great restaurants and cafes close by, around 5 mins walk, with great TA reviews. 5 mins walk to supermarket, 5 mins to Jordaan area, 10-15 mins to Dam Square, red light district nearby too, but not so close to be evident when in the apartment and surrounding streets.

We also really appreciated that Susan provided lots of provisions and items that are often not included in apartments, which saved us from having to do a big shop at the supermarket on the first day only to leave them behind - e.g., coffee, tea and sugar, oil and spices, paper towel, laundry and dishwashing/dishwasher detergent, several rolls of toilet paper, just to name a few.

We would stay there again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Roseburg, Oregon USA

Perfect apartment

  • 5 of 5

I have been traveling to Amsterdam several times a year, for the past 10 years, to visit family and enjoy the city. I have stayed at a variety of hotels and B&B's and was so happy to discover City Calm 2 three years ago. I spent a month there this past summer and it just felt like home. I am returning for New Years this year and can't wait. Susan is fabulous and I feel like we have become friends over the course of my visits. I look forward to seeing her as much as my family. The location is perfect and the apartment has absolutely everything you could possibly need.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Wonderful Apartment

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently stayed in this beautiful apartment for 4 nights. This apartment presents even better than in the pictures on line. It is immaculately clean and very comfortable with everything you could possibly need. We enjoyed coming back in the evening after a busy day of sightseeing.

The apartment is well situated with lots of good restaurants nearby and easily accessible transit.

We would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it to anyone planning a trip to Amsterdam.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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My Favorite Place

  • 5 of 5

I love this place. I have stayed here on several occasions and this place is elegant, fresh, and with everything you need. It is right where you want to be and Susan is helpful and welcoming. Hope it doesn't become too popular as this is my go-to place in Amsterdam.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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better than description

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in the top floor city calm apartment for three nights at the end of June. The apartment was even lovelier than the photos. It is situated on the top floor of a small townhouse. The living area is a corner windowed room filled with light. The street is very quiet although it is in the midst of the bustling canal district and within walking distance to everything (museums, restaurants, train station, shops, outdoor market etc). The apartment was spotlessly clean and outfitted with a tasteful mix of antiques and modern furniture. It is thoughtfully stocked with coffee, tea, spices, fluffy towels and smooth sheets. The kitchen is perfect, stocked with everything you need for meal preparation (although there are also lovely restaurants everywhere in town). The apartment is up several flights so keep this in mind. It was no trouble at all for us. The apartment has no formal closet but plenty of hangers and a hanging rack for things that you feel need to be stored that way, but really, this is a minor thing. The bathroom setup is nice in that there is a separate watercloset with toilet and sink, then separate room for shower and sink. Although it was only two of us, the extra bit of privacy is nice. Susan, the American owner, sat with us for some time to go over details regarding the area and the apartment. She is a wealth of information. The apartment is within walking distance from train station and Amsterdam is so civilized that it is quite simple to take the commuter train directly from the airport into town. No need at all for a car or taxi. Contacting Susan via email and phone was straightforward and easy. She gave always very clear, detailed directions. She lives in the same building so I would imagine is very accessible if you have questions. This is an extremely comfortable, quiet, clean and charming apartment. We are so grateful for our stay here. Thank you Susan.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $293.5
Tax Rate 12.0%

- We cannot accept more than 2 guests in this apartment.
- Cleaning upon departure is included.
- There is a late arrival fee of E25 for arriving at our door at or after 23:00 /11:00PM. This is a one-time charge, not per person. It is collected upon check-in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.