On the picturesque ancient 17th century Buiksloterdijk in Amsterdam North is our spacious apartment of 70m2 (860 sq.ft.).
It is an oasis of peace and yet only 10 minutes by bike from Amsterdam centre or 6 minutes by bus, 3 stops to Amsterdam Central Station, the middle of town. In fact you are much closer to the city center than most other places in Amsterdam.
The Buiksloterdijk used to be the place where the Dutch East India Company captains retired. The houses where called 'the captains heaven'. The water of the IJ-river that runs through Amsterdam used to come right to the house. Now it is a polder.
Its like being close to the buzzing scene of Amsterdam and still feel like you're in the countryside. That is why this location is one of the most popular locations of Amsterdam.
The view is beautiful. Overlooking the North Holland Canal. Known cycling and walking routes through rural North and Waterland go directly past our house.
In front of the house (50m) is the Noorderpark and its brand new indoor/outdoor swimming pool .
Parking is only €7,80 per DAY. (In the city 6-8€ per hour)
The bus stop to Amsterdam Central is a few minutes walking away. Busses run every 5 minutes. The bus takes 2 minutes to get to the metro station NOORDERPARK. There you change to the metro line 52, which gets you in 2 minutes to the Central Station, in 4 minutes to Dam Square and in 6 minutes to the Rijksmuseum.
By car you drive through the IJ tunnel in 5 minutes to reach the center of the town (Waterlooplein) with ample parking garages.
By bike just follow the cycle path in front of our house to the end and you are at the FREE ferry in 7 minutes. The ferry runs every 5/10 minutes day and night. The trip across takes 2 minutes. On the other side you are at the Central Station.
You could also walk to the ferry. It is a beautiful stroll along the NH canal.
Walking distance just 25 minutes.
Amsterdam North is the new buzzing district for art, film and specialty restaurants, such as the IJkantine, Stork or Hotel de Goudfazant.
You have access to the entire top floor of our dike house. In the front is the living room, with lovely views over the canal. There are two separate bedrooms with a real kingsize beds of 1.80m x 2.00m. One bed can be separated into two single beds.
At the rear is a sunny terrace. The sun gets there already early in the morning. Ideal if you want to have breakfast outside.
The apartment features a well-equipped kitchenette with a cooker, nespresso machine and all other necessary equipment. Free coffee and tea are provided.
There is also a large brand new and super clean bathroom with bath and separate shower.
The recently renovated apartment has free fast Wi-Fi and a flatscreen 40' television with digital cable reception.
We are living in the house ourselves one the ground floor and are always available for help or questions