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Frank De Smalen

Member since: 2009
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Speaks english, german, dutch

Spacious canalside apartment

78 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Photos and Description of this Westerpark holiday condo

Spacious canalside apartment in Westerpark area. Ideally located to enjoy Amsterdam: only 5 minutes walk to Amsterdam old city, the Jordaan, where a wealth of shops, restaurants, museums, cafés and markets await you. The Anne Frank house is 15 minutes walk away.

Our open-plan apartment would ideally suit a couple, but children can be accommodated. We have digital TV with free-to-air channels, Wifi internet connection, and well-equipped kitchen with a dishwasher. A sitting area can be converted to twin beds with hotel quality matresses. Our flat is in a very quiet, safe area with friendly neighbours. The loan of 2 bicycles is included in the rental price.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Frank De Smalen (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks english, german, dutch


based on 78 traveller reviews

Spacious canalside apartment
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 79 reviews

Wonderful apartment on the canal

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time watching the boating action on the canal as the apartment is literally right over the water. The apartment was very clean and the bed was quite comfortable. The kitchen was small but met our needs. The grocery store is within walking distance as is the bus to the central station. We were probably the only tourists in the vicinity so we felt as if we were better immersed in the local life of Amsterdam. We enjoyed the Rooster café near the canal as a nice local eatery (don’t expect an English menu!) and the family owned type of small stores and food near the bus stop. Neighbors Carmen and Theo were very helpful as the owners were out of town during our stay. The owners were very prompt in communicating prior to our stay. Our only very minor issue was that we were unaware of the limit of 2 devices on signing onto the WIFI and would have made different choices had we known. But we had a GREAT time and it was really just perfect for the two of us!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much and we are delighted you had a good time. We have reset the devices on Wifi to limitless as we had it on 5 and we suspect our neighbour was using our Wifi during our stay. He 'borrowed' it for a while but that was a temporary agreement not to be extended indefinitely, so I apologise for any inconvenience caused. Glad that our apartment and living amongst the locals suited you so well :)
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cheery, bright, clean, convenient, quiet

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect place for our stay in Amsterdam. Convenient (SHORT walk) to everything but just outside the crowds and tourists. The apartment is so cheery and bright, and the big doors & windows overlooking the canal bring the atmosphere right into the apartment. Everything is very clean and modern, but with bright touches and personal art to make it homey at the same time. Kitchen met all of our needs. Bed was extremely comfortable. Internet access & TV worked like a charm. Even watched some DVDs while we rested our feet from long and happy walks. Very quiet -- no noise from outside, upstairs, or next door. Everything about the arrangements was smooth and convenient, from reserving through checking out. Frank and Angela know what it takes to make a vacation rental work, and they've done it. There's plenty of information and maps for your reference, and Frank or Angela can readily provide recommendations and insights. There was a great supermarket very close at hand, with plenty of fresh produce, good baked goods, ready-to-eat entrees. We found some very good restaurants also within a short walk. And you are just outside the Jordan neighborhood, packed with restaurants, cafes and such. We would happily stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your positive and detailed review. This means so much to us! When our guests are happy, we are happy :)
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Leuk uitzicht, prima lokatie!

  • 5 of 5

De lokatie van dit apartement is ideaal. Op loopafstand van het centrum en de gezellige Jordaan. Ook goede verbindingen met het openbaar vervoer naar alle mogelijke attracties binnen en buiten de stad. Heel fijn was de beschikbaarheid van fietsen. Er zijn boeken en toeristen informatie aanwezig over Amsterdam en omgeving. Supermarkt, restaurantjes, cafeetjes is allemaal vlakbij.

De zeer vriendelijke gastheer en gastvrouw, Frank en Angela, zijn altijd bereikbaar en gaven goede informatie vooraf m.b.t. vervoer naar het apartement. In werkelijkheid is het apartment mooier als de foto’s kunnen weergeven. Leuke, kunstzinnige inrichting die het apartment een persoonlijke uitstraling geven. Ruim opgezet, schoon, en alles is aanwezig voor een comfortabel verblijf. Het beste is alle boten die de hele dag voorbij komen. Leuk vertier, terwijl het in de flat rustig is en heerlijk om te ontspannen na een drukke dag. De bedden zijn comfortabel. Wifi werkte ook perfect.

Ikzelf woon in de VS en vond het heerlijk om met mijn gezin voor korte tijd een echt thuishonk te hebben in Amsterdam.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nogmaals bedankt voor alles! En de super beoordeling en we zijn blij dat het zo goed bevallen is :)
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  • 5 of 5

My family of four (myself and spouse, plus kids ages 11 and 17) stayed in Frank and Angela's apartment for 5 days and it was absolutely perfect. Frank was such a friendly, hospitable, and incredibly helpful host. He even went out of his way to help me with an unexpected travel issue. The apartment is lovely, clean, and well-maintained. The area is perfect, especially if you want a convenient location that is away of the craziness of the central city area. Frank and Angela have several bicycles available which they encourage their guests to use - and we did. We loved cycling around this beautiful city and seeing it from the viewpoint of a local Amsterdammer. The apartment afforded us everything we needed in terms of space, cooking facilities, location, and a beautiful view. My parents (avid cyclists) are hoping to travel to Amsterdam sometime in the future and I've already told them that they simply MUST stay at Frank and Angela's property.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your positive review and we are delighted you had such a good time in our city and apartment! Thanks for telling your friends and family. We love to have guests recommended by friends or family.
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Good times In Amsterdam!

  • 4 of 5

Our stay with Angela and Frank was great overall. They are both very nice and helpful. Frank met us right away and showed us around. The location was great, walking distance from most things. The apartment was clean, practical , fairly spacious and has a really nice sliding door/window out to one of the canals. The place could use a little Feng shui work, like adding a rug, some artwork to make it a little cozier and the outdoor balcony area was not as I had imagined from the photo. Nonetheless, I would recommend staying with these hosts - we enjoyed our stay a lot.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for that feedback. We have chosen not to have rugs as we want to offer accommodation for people who have dust allergies. I suffer from those myself and know how hard it is to find relatively dust free accommodation. I noticed you didn't mention the bikes which you got free as an extra service we offer. There are in total 8 artworks in the apartment so your comment surprises me. Feng Shui is in my opinion just hocus pocus so I won't answer that one. Glad you enjoyed it anyhow, despite the rather baffling feedback.
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Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This homeaway unit is a wonderful place to stay! It’s very spacious, laid out well, very clean, has comfortable beds and is in a residential neighbourhood with a grocery store about a 5 minute walk away. It’s also within a 40 minute walk of many tourist sites or a 5 minute walk to a couple of different tram/bus lines to take you to those sites. ... and it is beside a canal – it’s kind of neat to watch the occasional barge go by (from the unit) – and yet, it’s quiet inside (the unit).

Angela was always prompt to reply to my questions. As it turned out, she was way during our time there but advised us well in advance, of our contact (Carmen) during our stay. All went really smoothly – Carmen was there when we arrived (and left), friendly and happy to show us the unit/how things worked ... and in case we forgot how things worked, Angela had an information binder that explained all.

We found the unit to be really convenient, enjoyed our time there and would highly recommend staying in this unit.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for choosing our rental and we are delighted you had a nice time. Hopefully there will be a next time and we will get to meet each other personally!
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Nearest Train
2.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

10 minutes by car off ringroad A10 West


15 mins by bus from Central Station


15 mins taxi ride from Schiphol Airport

A short walk away is the Westerpark, a great place for a picnic or just to chill out. It also has a regenerated cultural area that boasts a cinema, cafes, restaurants and live concerts during summer months. Hop on our bikes and explore Amsterdam at your own pace.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday condo in Westerpark, Netherlands

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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$27 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 6.0%
Stay tax 5.0% per night. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival.

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo rental in Westerpark, Netherlands

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 85 m²
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Computer Available
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • video player
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio
  • Loggia
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • disco club
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming