Stylish apartments in the heart of Amsterdam
The Niewmarkt district is perhaps the best starting point to enjoy Amsterdam to its fullest. Stepping out of your doorstep you find yourself at the start of a lively shopping and dining street that leads you to the famous ‘De Waag’, or better known by tourists as ‘the castle’, which is only 10 meters away. On the way, dozens of restaurants and bars beckon, making it hard for you to resist the lure of out-door cafés that invite you to sit, drink, and enjoy the view of a lively neighborhood buzzing with a truly authentic Amsterdam vibe. Within a hundred meters you will find Amsterdam’s China Town on the Zeedijk street, an area where you can rummage through oriental curiosa and other exotic products from the far east, and of course, indulge your palate in Chinese food and a myriad of other Asian cuisines, or simply pamper yourself with a traditional Chinese massage that dot the area around a grand Buddhist temple. Just a stone’s throw away is Amsterdam’s infamous red light district, Holland’s tourist Mecca, it has given Amsterdam, and perhaps even the rest of the Netherlands, quite a peculiar image that has fascinated the world for many generations—that, and of course, the notorious ‘coffee shops’ you can find at practically every street corner. Apart from these however, Amsterdam boasts of its famous canals from which you can see the city at it most picturesque. One of our favorite canals, ‘Kromboomsloot’, is a very short stroll as you step out of the Artist House doorstep to the left.
Still within walking distance you will find the mid-range shopping center on Kalverstraat, and the famous 9th Street. Great bargains await you at the market on Waterlooplein.
Take a leisurely walk to all must-see sights like Madame Tussauds, the Portuguese-Jewish Shrine, Vondelpark, Rembrandt’s house, Anne Frank’s house, the Artis Zoo, Nemo Nautical Science Museum, the Botanical Gardens and many more. Amsterdam’s flamboyant night life sizzles at major night spots like The Opera, Rembrandtplein, Warmoesstraat, and Leidseplein.
Metro stations and tram stops are also right around the corner to take you to and from Museumplein, Amsterdam’s cultural center, where you can immerse in Van Gogh’s life and work at the Van Gogh Museum, or stand in awe of more Dutch Masters like Rembrandt, Vermeer, Van Dijk, Hals, Piekaar, and other Art Masters like Rubens, Tadema, Caravaggio at the Rijksmuseum. On the other side of the sprawling Museumplein be swept away by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven or even Tschaikovsky as the Amsterdam Philharmonic lifts your soul to grand crescendos at the Stadschouwberg concert hall.
Hop on a bus from around the corner and discover the other side of Dutch life and culture in neighboring tourist essentials like Volendam, Marken, Edam, and Zaanse Schans.
Travelling to other important cities like Leiden, Delft, The Hague, Rotterdam, and Utrecht is nice and easy when you know you’re just a 5-minute walk away from the Central Station. You won’t ever miss your flight from Amsterdam Airport either.