My super light inner-city condo is 600 ft sq.: one bedroom (French balcony, queen bed, dressoir and huge closet), one bathroom ( (rain)shower, washer/dryer, separate toilet), open plan living with kitchen (dishwasher, oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, and all appliances you can think of) and dining area that seats five, small balcony (no back neighbors) with morning/midday sun. Digital TV and WiFi available. The condo is located on the first floor of a monumental five story building built in 1910. The building has been completely renovated in 2010.
An elevated railway track separates my street from the super popular culture and recreation park Westerpark. The park is perfect for summer picknick’s and jogging and is literally a one minute walk from my front door. The Westergasfabriek within in the park is a sprawling cultural complex of arty shops, galleries, restaurants, clubs and a cinema. It is host to events all year round: music and film festivals, outdoor concerts and cinema nights, food fairs, arts and crafts markets and the monthly biological farmers markets.
The neighborhood, Spaarndammerbuurt, is a relatively quiet with a diverse population and a strong cultural edge. The main Spaarndammer Street is just around the corner with all the essentials: grocery store, bakery, drugstore, and local hipster hangouts. Spaarndammerbuurt is connected to famous and scenic Jordaan neighborhood and Amsterdam’s city centre with the canals are close by. Amsterdam Central Station is a ten minutes bike ride of 5 minute by bus. The area is well served by public transport (tram 3 and bus 18, 21, 22) and the A10 (Amsterdam’s beltway) is about five minutes by car. Street parking is possible: there is always a spot but it is very expensive in the inner city.