Jardin Dreams Amsterdam

Karel du Jardinstraat , Amsterdam, 1073TD Netherlands (Show map)


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Innkeepers: Lennart Hiemstra



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.1
  • Value3.6
  • Cleanliness4.1
  • Onsite Dining3.7

Perfect stay for our family.

4.2 on August 10, 2013

We stayed for a week (two adults and two grown children) while visiting my family and friends. The bedrooms were bigger than expected. Lennart separated the master bedroom's beds so my children could share that room. I would've preferred the nicer bedroom, but there wasn't enough room to separate the beds in the second bedroom. We managed and were quite comfortable; we slept late every morning. The dining room chairs were quite flimsy and the small plastic "coffee table" could've been more sturdy. Although, the living room is small, we all managed to squeeze on the couch and relax in the evening. We didn't know anything about the area, but within two days we became experts thanks to Lennart's maps and information. Within a block there are a few restaurants and if you continue up a few more blocks, you will find wonderful restaurants and a great night life. The Pijp is a great neighborhood away from the noise and crowds and we always felt safe. The tram was located only a few blocks away which brought us into the center of Amsterdam. Lennart is a great host and we enjoyed our stay immensely.

Pre-Christmas trip to Amsterdam

4.4 on December 20, 2012

4 of us enjoyed a few days in Amsterdam before the Christmas period, spent hours looking online for the right flat as we tend to use apartments. Eventually chose Lennart's flat and were not disappointed: spacious, modern, had everything we needed, good value for money, easy arrangements for key pick-up, really appreciated the BBC channels, having control over the heating was great as it was particularly cold. Quiet area but near restaurants, supermarkets, museums and the wonderful Albert Cruyp market. A good walk into centre past lovely shops but tram easily available. Came back to Essex fully refreshed. Would not hesitate to go again. Thank you Lennart. Nola

Great Place

4.6 on August 12, 2012

We stated in the apt. for almost a week (it was 3 adults and two young children). The place is great, two good size bedrooms, big kitchen and relatively small living room (but with a nice couch and Tv). The area is great, close (i.e. well within walking distance) to the trams going to the city center, close to a little square with restaurants, close to Albert Cruyt market and a supermarket, close to a park with a nice playground for the kids. Everything is pretty much there for you: laundry, kitchen utensils, even a baby crib, etc. very convenient for a family stay. The only negative I can think of is that it is up two flights of stairs, one of which is very tight/windie

Comfortable stay

4.0 on August 05, 2012

Whenever we travel (all over the world), we rent an apartment to stay in rather than a hotel room as we like the feeling of having a home away from home. We have high expectations of the places we stay and the Jardin Dreams apartment has been among the most comfortable and well situated apartments. It is close to public transit, and there is a park, restaurants, and supermarket within easy walking distance. An additional bonus was the large outdoor market just a few blocks away! The contact with our host was excellent as he was quick to respond to any questions we had. All we can say is well done!

Seeing Amsterdam starting at Lennart's appartment

2.4 on May 29, 2012

Despite the fact that it is member of bed and breakfast places to rent, the fridge was empty, and there was nothing for breakfast other than sugar and coffee. So ok its nice but..

Innkeeper Response
I am very sorry to see your negative review, after having received so many positive reactions from other guests. The apartment does not include breakfast. This is always communicated by email before any booking. Coffee and tea are supplied for free, without limits. I am sorry that you somehow expected otherwise, and also that you did not let me know there was a problem. I would have gladly provided a solution. I do my uttermost best to provide the best experience. The apartment is cleaned very througly after every visit. Amsterdam tour guides are available for free, and I am always reachable by phone & email. In the direct neighbourhood there are many restaurants, for all budgets.

- Lennart (innkeeper)

Cozy apartment for a great holiday in Amsterdam

3.8 on May 18, 2012

If you are looking for a nice, cozy apartment in Amsterdam this is the place you want. The apartment has two comfortable rooms and everything you need to feel at home while on holiday. Nice neighborhood, not far from city centre. Highly reccomended

A great holiday

4.0 on February 02, 2012

I found Mr. Hiemstra's house by chance, while I was searching a place for our trip to Amsterdam. He was really kind to me from the first time we've talked. And by the time we arrived, the house was in perfect condition. You'll have whatever you need, don't worry about it. It is the same as it appears in here. He even has a lot of board games, play cards, poker chips.. You'll love it. And it also has a nearby supermarket. If I go there again, I'll stay in his house, no doubt.

Great place to stay

3.4 on January 18, 2012

Three of us stayed in this apartment for a week. Great, cozy place in a quiet neighborhood. Lots of places to visit or shop nearby and not too far from the center. Everything was clean upon our arrival and we did not have any problems. Thank you, Lennart.

Great apartment in an excellent location

4.8 on October 05, 2011

We stayed at this apartment in September and it had everything we wanted including a quiet area with very good cafes and (very friendly) restaurants nearby. it had the conveniences that make life easier when travelling such as a washer and drier. Central Amsterdam can be reached easily using the nearby trams (#25 into the station and the Dam). The steps to the apartment can be difficult to negotiate with large luggage, but no more than many other places. To sum up - We loved it.

great place!!!

4.6 on October 05, 2011

I've been many times in Amsterdam, tried many differents types of accomodation and now I have found the best.. lennart appartment's has everything you might expect, its spacious, well furnished, well exposed and located, the kitchen is fully equipped, the furniture in the living room and in the bedrooms are just perfect....seriously we had a great time and we'll be back for some more !!!!!

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Location Type

City, Downtown


Amsterdam, Netherlands (AMS-Schiphol) 15 miles

Directions to property:

Taxi from Airport to Apartment: 35 euro, 20 min Train and Tram: 45-60 min, +-8 euro pp Take the train to Amsterdam Central Station Take Tram 25 to “Pres. Kennedylaan” Get out at stop “2e van der Helsstraat” (ask the driver) Walk in 2 min to the apartment ( see map on .amsterdamapartment )

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Albert cuyp market, Van Gogh museum, Contemporary Stedelijk museum, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Urban Inn

On-site amenities

Bike rental, Washer/dryer

Room amenities

Alarm clock, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycles, Boating, Museums, Bars and Restaurants, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming pool

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  • Check In:: after 12:00
  • Check Out:: before 12:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Yes
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Baby bed included
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes Small and clean pets are no problem
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Varies per period, 2-3 nights in spring and 4-7 nights in summer
  • Accepted payments Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A small deposit of 50 euro, payable by bank or Paypal. This is fully refunded when cancelled more then 2 weeks in advance
  • Cancellations: full deposit refund when more then two weeks in advance. After two weeks a refund when a new guest is found
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Lennart Hiemstra

Languages spoken

English, German

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Hi, I am an internet entrepreneur living in Amsterdam. Another business of mine is .pixelfix.nl where you can order the coolest photo edits. In the free time next to innkeeping I go surfing and catamaran sailing on the Dutch lakes. Hope to see you soon in Amsterdam! Check out the calendar on my website for availability. Lennart

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self serve continental

  • Time Served: 08:00 - 14:00
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

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