2-floor 125 square meter apartment, streetlevel, canalside, with large garden

2-floor 125 square meter apartment, streetlevel, canalside, with large garden

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
2 Bathrooms

About our home

Our ground&firstfloor apartment is located on a canalsite, has paintings, lots of books & cd's.
groundfloor: sittingroom with fireplace, diningrooim an adjoining kitchen, toilet/shower balcony and large garden. First floor: two bedrooms, two toilets, shower and bath. The fourniture is comfortable though not posh and most modern comfort, includig sauna is available. We use to invite many people for dinner.
Tramlines: 3,12,13,14.

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  1. We are more or less pensioned, me journalist/filmmaker, my wife a culture geographer, though I still work and exploit a small destillery (www.eau-de-vie.nl) We travel a lot: I did articles, books and filmdocumentaries on travelling and walking long distance pathes. My wife worked as geographer, runned a catering firm and published a cookbook.
    We like musea, good food and walking amongst other things

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Our house is júst outside the official centre but therefore even more central, because Amsterdam has many nice different neighbourhoods. It's on a canal 5 min.walking dist. from the old centre (= Jordaan) the 3 famous canals (Prinsen-, Keizers-, Herengracht, Anne Frankhouse (10 min. walk). Two nice big parks, Vondelpark and Westerpark about ten min. walk, the Museumplein 15 min. (van Goghmuseum, Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk museum) The Leidseplein 10 min. walk (Milkyway, Paradiso). Lots of nice shops, cafe's and restaurants in the old part of town. Cinema's and theaters, operahouse, galleries, all nearby. Easy to get a canal tour. A saturday-biological foodmarket, a mondaymorning fleemarket and an everyday market within walking distance. The city is not as big as London or Paris, it's easy to walk around, and (Amsterdam has no hills...) most people bike. Trams; most connections stop within walkingdistance. You can also take a tram to the Central Station (15 minutes) and take any bus or train to visit other parts of Holland (typical old Dutch villages like Marken or Edam). A 45 min ride by bus, train or even hydrofoil takes you to the Northsea beach in Zandvoort or IJmuiden.

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