At Bed&Bike you can use the available bikes whenever you like, or use the kitchen to cook your own meals, and feel like a local! Ideal for travellers who want to live in a peaceful area, live like a local, meet other travellers but be in 10 mins in the centre by bike. The room is private - Bathroom, kitchen and rest of the house are SHARED with me (when I am home) and the other guests who rent the other room (max 2). If you are 4 people you don't need to share anything if you book both rooms.
Do you want to avoid the tourist traps, feel like a local and uncover the hidden gems of Amsterdam while cruising around with your bike?
Are you looking for a relaxed stay far from the noise of the city but still want to be 10 mins by bike from the centre?
You are on the right place then! Welcome to Bed&Bike, a safe haven filled with love and good energy. I (Stephi) would be more than happy to welcome you & give you plenty of tips on where to go, what to see, eat and drink. I fell in love with this city first, then with this house because of its natural light and quietness: there are no tall buildings around, a partial view on the park on the front side and quiet gardens at the back. I have named it Bed&Bike because instead of breakfast I give Bikes to my guests, provided with 2 locks and working lights (cash deposit of 100 EUR per bike required).
The house is ideally located since you will have a peaceful and comfortable location while also maintaining a city presence. In this area there are many new hotspots of Amsterdam, loved by the locals, where no tourists can be found (except you of course ;-)). Think of the recently opened restaurants Bartack & Huiskamer, just around the corner, both with a beautiful terrace looking over the park; or the indoor street-food-market 'FoodHallen'; or the 2 new hotspots in town, Breakfast Club and Kanarie Club, located just behind the Food Hallen. They are all perfect spots for either breakfast, lunch or dinner. Do you want to catch a movies after? Go to the FilmHallen next door, a film fanatic’s paradise where you can enjoy quality movies in English while sitting in large & comfortable seats.
If you love walking or jogging, Rembrandt Park is just on the other side of the street & Vondel Park is walking distance. Within two blocks there are grocery stores, ATM’s, pharmacy, bakery, restaurants, cafes, etc. In only 10 minutes by bike or by tram you can reach the heart of the city - Leidseplein, the Museums or the Jordaan area.
Moreover, the house can be reached in only 30 mins from Schiphol Airport or Central Station, either by public transport or by taxi.
Bed&Bike is on the second and third floor of a typical red brick building, giving an added feeling of security and a bit of a built in health club, as there is no elevator. Not a place for lazy guests for sure ;-) When you come in from the door on the second floor there is a spacious and bright lounge (common area) with a comfortable red velvet couch, big flat screen TV on the wall, plenty of dvd’s for you to watch or books to read. On the other side of the room there is a big table and the kitchen. On this side of the lounge there is also a balcony where you can enjoy your breakfast on warm days. On this floor there is my bedroom too.
Upstairs (you can use the external door directly to your floor - no need to pass through the common area) there are 2 bedrooms for the guests (the other one can be booked separately) and a large (shared) bathroom with double sink (one each room), WC, Miele washing machine, shower and separate bathtub. On each side of the bathroom there is a bedroom. The one you can book here is called Cosy Nest because it is small and cosy; it is equipped with a comfortable 1.40x2.00 double bed, 3 built in closets where you can put your suitcases and clothes; a long mirror behind the door and a portable lamp if you want to read before falling asleep. On the wall, there is a beautiful painting of a Goddess pushing back an evil snake; I bought this beautiful painting during one of my travels to India and I love it!
There are 2 little windows with dark blinds, to avoid the first glimpse of sunrise to disturb your sleep in the morning. Wireless internet is available in each room of the house. If you want you can book both bedrooms, please check availability first.
During holidays minimum stay required is 5 nights.
I love the west area of Amsterdam because it's quiet, beautiful yet full with bustling shopping streets and only a few minutes from the centre. Here you'll find the Vondelpark and the Rembrandt Park, great shops and the best restaurants in town, street markets as well as elegant mansions, cultural meeting points and excellent terraces.
Bed and breakfast
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands