Amsterdam Vacation: Where Are We Staying

Today is the third day of our Amsterdam vacation, but only now, by the end of the third day, I’ve got some time to write about it. Do not even know where to start :). First – a couple of words (and pictures, of cause!) of where we are staying.


This is a somewhat new experience for me: this is not a hotel, but also not a classic B&B, where you either have a room in the same house or apartment, where your host is staying, or the host is on vacation and renting their space.
It’s an old house which is remodeled to be a family-style hotel. There are two apartments for rent on each of the floors, and at least two in the basement. We live in the attic, and thereby it is just one studio on our level. The note from the host advised us to take our shoes off when in the house since this way we generate less noise. The building is on the bank of the most inner canal ring, so it’s a pretty expensive property.

Here is me standing on the stairs which lead to the utility room half a floor above:

The roof window shows the sky:

The stairs are … as you expect in Amsterdam:

This grandfather clock is in the hallway, where the stairs begin:

This sitting room is on the left side of the entrance on the first floor and can be used by all of the guests:

The bike pumps by the entrance:

We both have been to Amsterdam before, but this time around even more than previous times, we were shocked by the number of cyclists, and by the ways they navigate the city, It honestly feels like they rule the place, and also that they do not obey any sort of rules. We were thinking about renting the bikes in Amsterdam, but we’re glad we didn’t do it.

Back to the studio. They said, it will be “a garden view”, but the garden is somewhere below :), and the view is mostly on the roofs, although quite charming:

There is even a hook to lift the stuff into the apartment:

This lady on the wall is watching us all the time though 🙂

I love these tiny coffee cups (yes, tiny by American standards:))

I also love a small detail of this closet – how it is opened without ay knobs:

Basically, I love everything about this place! One funny thing was, that there was no body wash or soap in the bathroom, only lots of shampoo and conditioner, so we bought some, and then yesterday morning we found on the steps which are in front of our studio, two tubes of the body wash :).

4 thoughts on “Amsterdam Vacation: Where Are We Staying

  1. Cool experience, very amsterdamish )). (Somehow I also had problems with soap in the hotel there, and it was difficult to find soap in bars in supermarkets )).

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  2. Awwww, great pictures, and the bike pumps by the entrance door are SO cool!

    Have you tried the famous Dutch haring yet?

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