The Pieter van der Doesstraat Residence

de baarsjes, amsterdam
3 bedroom - 1 bath
(7 reviews)
Travel dates:
€341 - €531 per night (EUR)
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
1 king
1 full / double
3 twin / single
1 air bed

Perks for the Parents

This beautiful family home in the Baarsjes area of Amsterdam is right beside a playground and includes a roof terrace and bikes so you can explore the city like a local. Set up with a big kitchen, guests can comfortably cook for their family. The main living space is open to the kitchen and includes a lounge, dining table and study area. The hosts can lend guests their 2 bikes with child seats so you can browse around in Amsterdam like a local. Bike helmets can be easily rented around the corner of the house, as well as more bikes if needed. There is no TV in the house, but instead there is fast internet with WiFi on all floors of the house as well as an interactive television account, Spotify account, Netflix account and Sonos.

Why Kids Love it

The residence has plenty of toys and books for babies and toddlers, and lots of storage which means the parents can enjoy a stylish house when the kids are asleep. There is a step, mini bike and mini car. Two high chairs are included. Right in front of the house, there is a child safe playground and within walking distance there are several parks and a children's farm. The hosts can provide a list with bars and restaurants suitable for a visit with young kids, as well as other great things to do with the family. All bedrooms have blinds as well as curtains so little ones can sleep comfortably in a dark room during the day, if needed.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: flexible - please contact host for details. Safety notes: all stairs are child safe, all door handles are placed vertical to prevent the little ones (under 3 years) opening the doors themselves. All electric points and kitchen drawers are child safe. The roof terrace has, besides the legally-approved metal fence, an additional bamboo fence of 140cm high to prevent little ones climbing out. Normally, the house is cleaned on a weekly base; the hosts will agree with you on how to arrange cleaning during your stay to make your visit as comfortable as you want. Car rental is not advised - public transport and cycling are the best ways to get around the city itself.

About the Location

The residence is in the Baarsjes area of the city, 10 minutes from Dam square and 5 minutes from the Jordaan. Less crowded than the center, it is one of the up-and-coming neighborhoods in the city and there is plenty to do nearby. There are 3 big parks with walking distance, as well as many shops and grocery stores, bars and restaurants, and a children's farm. From Schiphol airport, it is only 15 minutes by taxi and 30 minutes by public transportation to the house. For guests with car rental, there is parking right front of the house for a fee of around 30 euro per day. There is a park-and-ride option for 1 euro per day at the train station Sloterdijk (10-15 minutes by public transport) or pre-bookable Parkable services in the area (10-14 euro per day).

Accommodation Details

This 3-story design apartment includes a child-safe roof terrace. From the main entrance on the first floor, you enter the spacious (shared) staircase where strollers can be stored. The apartment is entered on the second floor and has a spacious living room with open kitchen on the third floor, with a big 6-burner stove, lots of storage and all herbs and spices you can imagine. There is also a toilet and a study on this floor. The fourth floor has a bathroom with big bath, separate walk-in shower, toilet and 2 sinks, plus the master bedroom with kingsize bed and crib. There is a second bedroom, set up with 2 single beds (plus an additional trundle single bed). The spacious roof terrace with olive trees, lounging area, dining table and barbecue is reached from this floor. The recently renovated fifth floor has a third bedroom with a small double bed and closet, plus a separate washing area with washing machine and tumble dryer.

Style Notes

Modern Scandinavian. The hosts love to combine contemporary and vintage design classics and have created a space that is great for adults and children alike. The wooden shutters on the third floor and all the lighting throughout with dimmer switches helps you to easily create the atmosphere you want. White walls, neutral tones and well-chosen showpiece artwork and sculptures makes it original and calming. We love the cookbook display in the kitchen, the mid-century modern sideboard and the roof terrace.

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Frank B.
Member since August 11, 2016
Nice to meet you! I grew up in the south of Holland, my wife in Merida, Venezuela. We have a son Ilay (2014) and a daughter Flo (2017). We love meeting people, especially from other cultures / countries. Since 20 years we live and work in Amsterdam, which is besides the traveling, our most favorite city after all. We would love to welcome you and give you the best experience of Amsterdam possible. Looking forward to host you!

7 reviews

Rebeca V.
Visited in February 2023
Thank you Frank and family for having us stay in your home. The house was spotless! Definitely a plus when staying in a home. Frank made everything so easy from check in to check out. The neighborhood was a bit from the center however the tram and metro are about a 3 min walk which made it really easy. There is a super market next to the house as well which was super convenient when staying with a baby. Everything was equipped for our baby/ toddler. Thanks again for a great experience! We loved Amsterdam :)
Dorita C.
Visited in December 2022
Frank is an incredible host. He answered all our questions, gave us information about the neighborhood, he helped us to celebrate my son’s birthday and he even welcomed us with a couple of bottles of wine The apartment is amazing, very spacious, comfortable and modern. My kids loved to play with legos. We would definitely stay at Frank's house again.
Visited in October 2022
Beautiful home in a great area for families. quiet with a little park just outside. Very close to a canal. Safe residential area. The interiors are lovely - very well designed with everything we needed. Frank was accomodating and a great host. Just a note that there's a bit stairs which is perfectly fine and normal in the netherlands- but a call out in case families are stairs-conscious. Everything was in great condition and safe. No complaints would definitely book again.
Franz P.
Visited in August 2021
Frank was a very caring and supporting host, trying his utmost to make us feel comfortable during our stay. The property is very nice and, besides the typical stairs in Amsterdam, which could be challenging when carrying up things, an excellent place to stay with small kids too. There is a nice kids playground near by and the Erasmuspark just 5min walking distance with lots of space to let the small ones run and play. We can definitely recommend this property and want to thank Frank and his family for hosting us!
Alexandra M.
Visited in May 2019
Frank and his family were the perfect hosts and made sure that everything was seamless, from our check-in, to arranging for a stroller. The apartment was beautiful, comfortable and in a residential neighborhood away from the busiest parts of the city. We loved pretending to be locals and our daughter (2) loved being able to play with “new” toys and explore the little park next door. It was a relief to not have to worry about lugging a travel crib, etc. - everything we needed was there! We had a wonderful stay.
Catherine E.
Visited in April 2019
We had an amazing time! The property is super kid friendly - particularly if your kids are obsessed with cars and trucks like mine are! Frank was an amazing host, always willing to help (including carrying our bags up the steep stairs to the apartment). I would wholeheartedly recommend this property to anyone with young kids
angela y.
Visited in May 2018
Frank's home was just as described - clean, spacious and lots of toys! We enjoyed the location and exploring the nearby parks on the two bikes (with child seats) that he let us use. There are a lot of steep stairs, but this is common in Amsterdam and did not prove to be a problem for us. There is a grocery just a few minutes walk away and the nearest tram is conveniently located just a 10 min walk away as well. We loved our stay here in Amsterdam!

De Baarsjes, Amsterdam

The hip melting pot

Just west of Oud-West, this multicultural, up-and-coming neighborhood is close to Vondelpark and 10 minutes from the city center by bicycle. Popular among college students, artists, and young professionals, De Baarsjes is filled with art centers and green spaces. Take a picnic lunch to Rembrandtpark, explore the open-air market on Vespuccistraat, or visit art galleries along Witte de Withstraat.