Modern canal apartment in central Amsterdam

Modern canal apartment in central Amsterdam


Oct 2006

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4
1 Bathrooms

About our home

Smart modern (1998) apartment, centrally situated in the old part of Amsterdam. A lift takes you up to the fifth floor. Two bedrooms, both with double beds, bathroom with shower and bath, separate wc, absurdly expensive designer kitchen, open dining area and sitting room with cable TV (English, French, German, Italian and Dutch channels). The balcony overlooks a working canal with barges and pleasure boats passing, so you can watch the Dutch bridges open and shut as you eat your breakfast and drink your coffee outside.


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  1. We're an Australian children's author and playwright (Richard) and a Dutch social worker (Agnes) both 65+. Our grown up children live in Sydney, so we've been 'seizing the day', living between our bases in Sydney and Amsterdam and travelling a lot. We're very experienced and very neat exchangers, always leaving super clean places behind us.

    We're looking for short exchanges (about a week, only within Europe, sorry) between April and September 2023.

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Where is it?


On the other side of our canal is an entrance to the beautiful and famous Vondelpark. It's a ten minute bike ride through the park to the centre of the Amsterdam tourist action - Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Concert Hall and Leidseplein. No need for a car - bikes, trams and walking shoes are the best ways to get around Amsterdam! For non-cycling guests, the tram stop is just around the corner. It's fifteen minutes by tram or bike to the historic Jordaan area, the Anne Frank House and Amsterdam's Centraal Station. Plenty of interesting shops, food markets and 'gezellig' or 'cozy' cafes and restaurants are within walking distance of the apartment. When you've had enough fun, it's a twenty minute tram and train ride out of town to Schiphol Airport.

Buzzy restaurants
It's five minutes' walk to the 'eat street' Amstelveenseweg, with a great range of ethnic and local cuisine.
Cool bars
We usually go to bed at night.
Cozy cafés
A number of Dutch 'eetcafes' (eating cafes) are within easy walking distance of our apartment.
Retail therapy
The Overtoom, which begins just across the canal, has a mix of small, quirky shops.
Bit of culture
The famous Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum are a five minute bike or tram ride or a half hour walk away.
Walks in the park
Walk in the Vondelpark or the Rembrandtpark - both just minutes away.
Spot of exercise
The entrance to the lively, but busy Vondelpark is just across the canal. For a less busy route, we like running or cycling in the Amsterdamse Bos (
Day tripping
We like Haarlem, the Ronde Hoep and the villages of Waterland. All are easily reachable by bike, train or bus.

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