The Palestrinastraat Residence

museumkwartier, amsterdam
3 bedroom - 1 bath
(2 reviews)
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€938 per night (EUR)
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Perks for the Parents

This beautiful, spacious child-friendly home in the city’s Museum Quarter has parks, playgrounds, galleries and shopping streets within walking distance. Sleek and beautifully decorated, it has plenty of space for a large family and an array of designer touches. The house is usually occupied by 3 children - it is stocked with activities for children 8 years old and up. The neighborhood has a village feel and is home to plenty of families as well as local markets and shops, coffee bars, bakeries, and places to work out. Nearby museums include the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum and the Stedelijk Museum, and the Concertgebouw is also close by. Public transport is nearby to help reach downtown Amsterdam.

Why Kids Love it

The residence is best for children over 5. There is a great bunkbed for older children plus boxing work out, WiFi and XBox. Sporty playgrounds, soccer fields and a swimming pool are all nearby. It is an easy tram ride to visit Anne Frank House, or find canal boat tours. Just a handful of Amsterdam’s great child-friendly attractions nearby include: the Vondelpark, basketball court and skateboarding at Museum Square, Zuiderbad swimming pool, Artis zoo, NEMO museum and the library of Amsterdam, near Central Station. The owners can store the kids items away as required.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 3 days. As typical of Dutch houses, there are steep stairs; care must also be taken on the balconies, and young children should be supervised at all times. The hosts provide a detailed house guide with insider tips on the local area. The house is non-smoking. No pets. The house will be cleaned on a weekly basis during your stay included the change of bed linen and towels. Car rental is not necessary; the owners can suggest reasonable paid car parking nearby. The hosts offer a large selection of family bikes including for adults and kids 8 years old and up.

About the Location

The residence is steps from the Concertgebouw and just over a block from the Museumplein in the Museumkwartier of Amsterdam. It has easy public transport links nearby with trams running to the heart of the city. It is a family-friendly yet active neighborhood with museums, cultural attractions, great shops and conveniences on its doorstep. It is an easy location for a family stay, with shopping streets and markets including Cornelis Schuytstraat, P.C. Hoofdstraat and the Pijp close by. There are family-friendly restaurants, coffee shops and grocery stores nearby as well as spots to exercise and do yoga. Schiphol airport is best reached by public transport - bus or tram - and is 20 minutes away.

Accommodation Details

This 4-story house has 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom and has a hall, living room with cable TV and Xbox360, plus dining table on the ground floor. There is also a balcony with a view of the garden, an exercise bike and weights, and a fully equipped kitchen on this level. The next floor up has a toilet. The third floor has a primary bedroom with king bed and balcony. There is a second bedroom with bunk beds featuring a lower queen bed and an upper single bed, which can sleep up to 2 adults on the bottom or 2 children using the bunkbed. A additional single bed can be added to this bedroom. The third bedroom is set up with a single bed. There is a large family bathroom with bath and walk-in shower. The house also has a paved garden with seating area.

Style Notes

Modern, state-of-the-art design. Furniture includes items from Interlubke, Montana from Denmark, COR and Lifetime; amenities by Alessi and SMEG make the kitchen bright, functional and up to the minute. Artwork reflects the owners’ love of color with items from Billio Nic, Herman Brood, Floor de Bruyn Kops and others. While the building dates to 1904, the interior is super modern, clean and uncluttered and designed to make the most of the spaces. We love the enormous family bathroom with its silver tiles, the pale wood floors and white walls throughout, and the adventure-themed kids bedroom with high sleeper and bright orange details.

  • 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 bunk bed
2 twin / single
Marlous d.
Member since June 24, 2016
Hello travel lovers, We arrived in Amsterdam in 1992 ( Michiel) and 1994 (Marlous) for doing our study and since then we didn’t leave this amazing city (except all the travels and work experiences abroad) so we discovered the city at early age ( with experiencing all the good and bad things), started our career over here and now we have our family life in this lovely neighborhood which feels like a modern upgraded ghetto in the middle of the energetic city of Amsterdam. We enjoy our family life with the kids who goes to school and which has there friends nearby and playgrounds around (our garden, “Vondelpark”, “Museumplein”) and within a second we leave the house for a movie (at Cinecenter Cinema near "Leidseplein" is our favorite) or a theatre (Stadsschouwburg at "Leidseplein" which also has lots of International Plays) or having drinks with friends in one of the bars or restaurant nearby (the “Pijp” or the Jordaan”). All within a short distance or a 10 or 20 minute walk. We love to work as an Artist Manager and an Attorney at Law specialiced in IP matters and doing sports like racecycling, jogging, yoga and play tennis. We do love art and painting. We loved to travel around the world and now with our kids we downsized the distance to overcome and explore Europe with his nice countries like Italia (our favorite till so far is the lovely place Lucca) and Austria (for skieing and staying in a nice family hotel like Grand Hotel Zell am See), Turkey (with the charming place of Alacati) and our favorite cities like Paris ( we love to eat a croissant with our kids in Parque Luxembourg) and Tarifa (for hanging around in this kite-surfing place paradise). We also enjoy simply going to the nearby beaches of Bloemendaal (Beachclub Republiek), Zandvoort ( Family Beach Vooges) or Noordwijk (Beachclub Zuiderbad) and we love to overstay a weekend in our familyhouse in Zeeland. We enjoying life with our friends and being with our lovely kids. We are also interested in Houseswap with another family for a nice place which is child friendly, has 5 beds available, situated nearby sea and beach or nice cities in Europa, a lovely apartment in New York or anything special and authentique.

Museumkwartier, Amsterdam

The city’s cultural heartland

In the south of central Amsterdam, the Museum Quarter is the city’s cultural hothouse, including the Rijksmuseum, the Stedelijk Museum and the Van Gogh Museum among its treasures. It’s super well connected by tram to the city at large and is close to the Vondelpark for tots who prefer play to paintings.

2 reviews

Visited in July 2022
This house stands, in my opinion, in the nicest location in Amsterdam. It is a residential street, a world apart from the crowds in the center, and yet a 5 minute walk from the museums and a 15 minute walk from ... the crowds in the center. A real house **is** the family that owns it, and this is what you find here. This is not a rental unit indiscernible from a hotel room, but a genuine house with kids laughter and all. Pretty pretty nice. Thanks!
Alissa S.
Visited in April 2019
We had an absolutely wonderful stay at the Palestrinastraat home. Marlous was a lovely host, and there was lots of helpful information about both the house and various local restaurants/shops/etc. The house is beautiful and was fabulous for our family of five - it was lovely to sit on the balcony outside while the kids played in the backyard. The location was perfect - easy access to everything we wanted, but also very neighborhood-y and quiet. Highly highly recommend!