Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the captains house.
Arjen was the perfect host. Loved all the extras that were supplied flowers, sweets, tea, coffee and well stocked fridge. Also informative short tour of the area. Arjen allowed us to drop our bags off early and looked after our bags when we checked out until it was time to get the train to the airport.
The only slight negative was the earlier than expected wake up call when the construction team at hotel next door were removing the crane.
If we return to Amsterdam in future we would be love to stay again.
The owner (Arjen) was very nice from start to finish.. He was very easy to talk to and always answered back quickly. The apartment itself was faultless and looked exactly the same as in the pictures. When we arrived, despite how late it was, Arjen took us on a small tour around the area showing us where to go and what places to stay clear of. Furthermore on our leaving day we were running slightly late, however Arjen gave us an extra hour and also offered to keep our suitcases safe in the apartment whilst we went to go eat. I will be sure to book this apartment again as both the apartment and Arjen were great! Thank you for your hospitality!
The Captains House was very well located for easy walking access to all attractions in Amsterdam. The owner, Arjen, met us on arrival and helped us bring our bags inside. The apartment was delightful and had everything needed for a family of 4, including beer, wine and soft drinks in the fridge. Arjen then, very kindly, took us on a walking tour of the local area and gave some excellent recommendations for local restaurants and coffee houses. We all felt very comfortable at the Captains House and would certainly stay again.
We stayed for 5 nights at the apartment with our kids. Arjen is a great host and his tips and suggestions for sights and restaurants were excellent. The apartment was very clean and comfortable for 4 of us and we enjoyed being able to walk everywhere. Highly recommended!
We stayed here for 5 nights in early July. Arjen was the perfect host, showing us the best places to eat and orienting us to the city. The place was spotlessly clean, beds were very comfortable and Arjen even left us some much appreciated local beer, wine and cookies, plus fresh flowers. There is no oven which was not a problem for us. The extra half bath was a big plus for four people. Stairs are steep but Arjen helped with our luggage. It is located in a great part of Amsterdam, just enough away from the super crowded tourist spots but still in the heart of town, and easily accessible to everything. The only negative for us was the construction noise outside one bedroom window that starts early in the morning as we like to sleep with our windows open. If you keep them closed this shouldn't be an issue, and doesn't affect the back bedroom at all. Thank you Arjen for your hospitality and a wonderful stay!!
Beautiful flat in the historic section, close to all the sights, but still quiet at night. Arjen, our host, made sure the refrigerator was stocked, and gave us a tour of the area. It was nice to have 1-1/2 baths for the four of us, sometimes difficult to come by in the old apartments.
The location of the Captain’s House is absolutely brilliant, only about seven minutes walk to Centraal Station which is also the hub for an excellent tram service. Chinatown and the Red Light District are quite close but the street itself is very quiet at night. Families with children have no need to worry.
The stairs at the apartment are steep - as they are everywhere in Amsterdam. Fortunately our host, Arjen, was there to help us with our luggage. He also gave us a tour of the local area and showed us some good places to eat. Captein & Co (only a stone’s throw away) became our regular haunt at the end of a busy day’s sightseeing.
Everyone in our party commented on the comfort of the beds and the quality of our sleep. There is plenty of storage space, the smaller of the bedrooms has a very spacious wardrobe and the double-room has storage built-in.
The kitchen area, while small, had all that we needed - hob, toaster, microwave, dishwasher. Coffee, tea, herbs, spices and cooking oil were all provided. There isn’t an oven… not a problem for us but if you’re wanting to save money by eating back at the apartment you might find this a constraint.
The fridge was nicely stocked on our arrival with cold drinks of all sorts. We were also welcomed with a bottle of wine, stroopwafel and freshly cut tulips.
The sitting-room area was really lovely. Two nicely proportioned sofas meant that we could really spread ourselves out - great for planning our next day’s activities. And of course I must mention “The Egg”. It’s about 15 inches tall and gradually changes colour… very relaxing.
We can’t thank you enough Arjen, for providing us with such a lovely apartment. We would love to come again.