|van Ostadestraat 166
Amsterdam, Noord Holland
The Netherlands 1072 TG
Established In: 2002
Renovated In: 1995
|Phone: +31 (0)63-004-7835
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Occupant Rate Is:
|Twin Occupant Rate
|Minimum Stay Is:
||3 nights on
|Check In Time Is:
|Check Out Time Is:
||One week in
Bed & Breakfast Downstairs in Amsterdam, is a nice family owned
accommodation, centrally located in Amsterdam.
Guests have access to a private computer with free Internet access.
To help you experience Amsterdam as good as possible there are things
like posters, old pictures, maps & guides in the rooms. We don't do
breakfast, but the rooms are more like apartments. In each room there is a
small kitchen with free coffee, tea and hot chocolate; and a
refrigerator to keep your food and drinks cool.
If you don't like to sleep together you can make from the double, two
The rooms feature:
Bikes for rent (best way to see the city)
Bathroom with shower and toilet in the room
Small kitchen, with free coffee, tea, and hot chocolate
The rooms are located downstairs with a private entrance
One room also features a CD player and private terrace. The private garden
terrace allows you to have your breakfast sitting in the sun or the
option of getting a tan in the afternoon after exploring the city.
B&B Downstairs is situated in an area of Amsterdam called
"de Pijp". It's only a 15 minutes walk to the heart of the
city center. This is what the TimeOut Guide to Amsterdam has to say
about our neighbourhood:
"The colourful area of the Pijp (pipe) is the best known of the
working class quarters built in the late nineteenth century, when a
population boom burst the city's seams.
To make the most of the highly priced land, every square metre was
utilised, resulting in standard long, narrow streets. Thus the official
name of 'Area YY' was soon dropped in favour of a nickname, 'De Pijp'.
Because rents were still too high for many tenants, they were forced to
let rooms to students and it was they who gave the area its bohemian
character, together with the numerous Dutch writers who lived here, such
as Heijermans, De Haan and Bordewijk. Many painters (including Mondriaan)
had studios here too, and the area was swarming with brothels and pubs.
At the turn of the century, the Pijp was a radical socialist area.
Although the area has lost much of its radicalism since then, the
students remain; families with children have all fled to suburbia. The
number of cheap one or two bedroom apartments, combined with the almost
central location, make the area very attractive to students, young
single people and couples. The area also has the densest gay population
Over the last 35 years many immigrants have also found their way into
the area and set up shop. The Pijp now house a mixture of nationalities,
providing locals with plenty of Islamic butchers, Surinamese, Spanish,
Indian and Turkish delicatessens and grocery stores selling exotic food.
Restaurants offer authentic Syrian, Moroccan, Surinamese, Pakistani,
Chinese and Indian cuisine."
Taking care of the children when Tineke is working. He has built
the apartment, and on Sunday he is working as a bartender. Loves to
play tennis, and riding on a bike.
Works as an account manager. In her spare free time she is trying
to beat Olav on the tennis court.
The eldest daughter. Her hobbies are to play the guitar, badminton,
computers, and music listening.
The youngest daugther. Her hobbies are riding on the bike and
playing with Nikkie.
When you travel by car, please be aware that parking is paid between
9 AM and 11 PM. A day ticket costs about €14.
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Web Page: No
Languages Spoken: English, German
Types of Breakfasts: Make Your Own In The Private Kitchen
Special Meals Available: No
Room Types: Luxury Rooms, Apartment with garden, kitchen, free
Private Bathrooms: Yes
Handicap Accessible: No
Consumption of Alcohol: Yes
Amenities/Features: Kitchen, TV, Garden
Nearby Activities: Bicycling, Hiking, Golfing, Horseback
Riding, Fishing, Surfing, Sea Kayaking, Water Skiing, Bird Watching,
Sailing, Windsurfing, Hot Air Ballooning, Shopping, Dancing, Sight
Seeing, Historical Places, Museums, Farmers Market, Arts & Craft
Suitable For: Pleasure, Relaxation, Family, Spiritual,
Honeymoons, Romance, Cultural Experience, Gay/Lesbians
Near To: Beach, Lakes, Rivers, Ranches, Forests, Countryside,
Nature & Parks
Open: All Year
Additional Comments: Bikes for rent. Free Internet available.