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Cosy (loft)apartment in monumental wharf house,

Bedrooms 1
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Open space with loft in trendy neighborhood, close to city center yet quiet

Nice apartment with an upstairs loft (open) with double bed - or 2 singles in loft, a single bed in the downstairs area

Full kitchen, including dishwasher and microwave

Dining area (for 4)

Internet (WiFi), TV, Radio

Washer/Dryer (hallway)

Linen and towels provided

Cleaning included

Prices are based on occupancy of 2 persons, every extra person is € 30,00 p.p.p.n.

Children from 5 - 15 € 17,50 p.p.p.n.

Possibility of renting longer periods with adjusted pricing.

carla minnema
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

About carla minnema

We are a couple with two daughters who recently moved out the house. We have enough room to offer.

Both still working in our field: Ben is an architect and Carla is a dental hygienist each with their own businesses.

We love to travel ourselves a lot, so we can understand a nice quiet retreat after being in the busy city all day.

carla minnema purchased this apartment in 1985

Why carla minnema chose Amsterdam

We were very much attracted to this property because of the size and the potential and very importantly: the location! The children have loved it here, in the city, but still a lot of room to adventure. We are still enjoying it massively.

What makes this apartment unique

The location on the water with great view, and the nice atmosphere in the neighborhood.

Artists, little businesses of all kinds, galleries, young people, older people; a beautiful mix of everything!

The location as regards to the city, parks, museums, restaurants/cafe's and theaters as well as public transport: all is at walking distance.


Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Schiphol Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Gouden Reael; Bickers a/d Werf,
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Kilometres
Central Station
Nearest Train
1.5 Kilometres
Central Station
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Gouden Reael, Bickers a/d Werf
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Zandvoort, IJmuiden, Bergen aan Zee
Car: not necessary

Central location for public transport, shopping, cafe's and restaurants as well as markets on saturday (farmers market) and monday (antiques)

Westerpark, inclusive culture (music, film and other) with restaurants. Jordaan and bike rental at walking distance.


Haarlemmerbuurt Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • nice bathroom shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • No separate bedroom
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat


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Cosy (loft)apartment in monumental wharf house,
average rating of 4.571429 based on 14 reviews
Mildenhall England

Outstanding, as shown or better. Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Outstanding stay. Everything was as advertised or better. This is a great part of town to be close but not to close. You could walk from the train station and the middle of town. All parts of the stay were great and we will stay again. Todd

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Sebastian, País Vasco, España


  • 5 of 5

El apartamento está magníficamente situado a escasos minutos del centro de la ciudad. Bien comunicado con el resto de la ciudad. El apartamento más grande tiene unas vistas preciosas y el más pequeño es muy acogedor. Está perfectamente equipado y la propietaria , Carla es muy amable, y indica, si quieres los sitios de más interés para visitar. La conexión con internet es muy buena y desde luego si teneis idea de visitar Amsterdam es una opción muy recomendable.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

Carla has 2 apartments, the big one (6 beds) is fantastic, with a wonderful view on the thinest Amsterdam bridge; the littler (5 beds) is ok too, but without view. They are at a walk distance (500 m) from 18 or 21 or 22 or 3 bus stop, that we’ll take you in 8 minutes to Centraal Station or in 15 minutes to Van Gogh Museum. If you stay in Amsterdam buy a 48 hours bus ticket at 12 eu, buses and trams are always in time; otherwise, Carla can rent you some bikes with brakes on the handlebars! The area surrounded the house is very nice, one of the most nice in Amsterdam, I think. Carla has been very kind, because she waited for us till midnight, as our flight was late and she made a discount as we had booked for 5 but arrived in 4. We had a perfect stay in her apartment!

silvia from Italy

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place and location in a quiet setting by canal

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for four nights, with Carla meeting us to tell us about things to do and see in Amsterdam. We (3 adults) were comfortable and felt at home in the third level of a charming building by a canal. There is a loft with twin beds and a full futon on the main level with the dining area, full kitchen, large bathroom with linens, and many windows for sunlight. Internet connection was good, washer/dryer available to use. Very relaxing setting, and easy to walk to other locations in Amsterdam. Grocery stores, markets, many shops and restaurants around the area. We went to museums, did a bike tour of Amsterdam, canal boat tour and enjoyed the city. We would recommend staying with Carla to others!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Experience and accommodations in Amsterdam

  • 5 of 5

Stayed with Carla and Ben in late May for 14 days. They rent three separate units on the property and my friend and I were in the smallest of the three. It was a good size for the two of us. I think it could easily accommodate 4 people comfortably for shorter stays. With us being there for so long the space was appreciated. My friend slept in the loft bed and I slept in a bed set up in a small alcove. There was a living room area with TV and couch and a long table with four chairs which we spent quite a lot of time at. The kitchen is small - A little cramped for two large men to get around in but it was clean and totally acceptable. The bathroom is large and immaculate but lacked a little in the way of convenience, such as racks for towels or shelving for soap and shampoo etc. There was a washer-dryer unit in the hallway that we used and was much appreciated. Knowing it was there before hand allowed us to travel a little lighter than we may have for a two week stay. The wireless internet worked flawlessly and was fast. Overall the apartment was comfortable and the hosts were there when you needed them but stayed out of your way for the most part. I would stay there again without hesitation.

Regarding the location, my friend and I both really liked it. I have been to Amsterdam three times and my friend four and this was probably our favorite area to stay. The apartment is located in an extremely quite area but is just a short walk from basically everything.

If you are going to Amsterdam for a few days or a few weeks, with one person or a group, you will not be disappointed in any of Carla and Ben's rental units. You have to be careful when renting apartments in other countries - a lot can go wrong and there are a lot of scammers out there. It is nice to know that there are honest people like Carla and Ben out there offering such great accommodations for travelers. On one of our walks around the city we met two young girls who were basically staying at a hostel and they were paying almost double what we were paying to stay in this cool, awesome place. I look forward to going back soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Fransisco, California, USA

Awesome getaway, removed from tourist crazy !

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful escape from the noise of the city, but within a short bike ride of all the fun!

3 of us stayed in the smaller of the two apartments and found it to be just the right size. We had one in the attic bed, one on the fold out couch and another on a spare single bed. The small kitchen had the basics and allowed us to cook dinner each night. Bathroom was very nice and roomy.

The area is beautiful and far enough away from downtown to not be touristy(felt like a real neighborhood). The island is full of other beautiful houses and houseboats. This location is perfect for those that like to separate going out to sight see and relaxing back at the apartment. I can not say enough about how nice the area is. It is a 5 to 10 min walk to shops, but once again this is a less touristy area.

Carla and Ben were very professional and the apartment was kept in it top shape. They also went above and beyond by helping us out. Offered many cool things to see and helped with anything we needed. They even gave us a bottle of Prosecco for New Years!

Recommended to friends and family for SURE! Hoping to go back this spring! RENT THIS PLACE

Highly suggest renting bikes to see the city. Going around all the canals and seeing what is outside of the center of the city is amazing.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $35.82 per person per night

Rates are subject to change until reservations are made.

Extra person after 2 is € 30,00 per night
Children under 5 are free of charge
Ages 5-15 € 17,50 per night
July and August we prefer to rent out only per week
Check-in after 23.00 hrs extra fee of € 50,00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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