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Do you want to avoid the tourist traps, feel like a local and uncover the hidden gems of Amsterdam while cruising around with your bike? Are you looking for a relaxed stay far from the noise of the city but still want to be 10 mins by bike from the center? You are on the right place then! Welcome to Bed&Bike, a safe haven filled with love and good energy. I (Stephi) would be more than happy to welcome you & give you plenty of tips on where to go, what to see, eat and drink. I fell in love with this city first, then with this house because of its natural light and quietness: there are no tall buildings around, a partial view on the park on the front side and quiet gardens at the back. At Bed&Bike you can use free bikes, I give Bikes to my guests, provided with 2 locks and working lights (cash deposit of 100 EUR per bike required). The house is ideally located since you will have a peaceful and comfortable location while also maintaining a city presence. In this area there are many new hot spots of Amsterdam, loved by the locals, where no tourists can be found (except you of course. Think of the recently opened restaurants Bartack & Huiskamer, just around the corner, both with a beautiful terrace looking over the park; or the indoor street-food-market 'FoodHallen'; or the 2 new hotspots in town, Breakfast Club and Kanarie Club, located just behind the Food Hallen. They are all perfect spots for either breakfast, lunch or dinner. Do you want to catch a movies after? Go to the FilmHallen next door, a film fanatic’s paradise where you can enjoy quality movies in English while sitting in large & comfortable seats. If you love walking or jogging, Rembrandt Park is just on the other side of the street & Vondel Park is walking distance. Within two blocks there are grocery stores, ATM’s, pharmacy, bakery, restaurants, cafes, etc. In only 10 minutes by bike or by tram you can reach the heart of the city - Leidseplein, the Museums or the Jordaan area. Moreover, the house can be reached in only 30 mins from Schiphol Airport or Central Station, either by public transport or by taxi. Bed&Bike is on the second and third floor of a typical red brick building, giving an added feeling of security and a bit of a built in health club, as there is no elevator. Not a place for lazy guests for sure. When you come in from the door on the second floor there is a spacious and bright lounge with a comfortable red velvet couch, big flat screen TV on the wall, plenty of dvd’s for you to watch or books to read. On the other side of the room there is a big table and a well equipped kitchen to cook your meals if you like. On this side of the lounge there is also a balcony where you can enjoy your breakfast on warm days or smoke a cigarette, provided you use the ashtray. Upstairs there are 2 bedrooms and a large bathroom with double sink, WC, Miele washing machine, shower and separate bathtub. On each side of the bathroom there is a bedroom. The front bedroom is called Cozy Nest; it is smaller than the other one and very cozy and romantic; it is equipped with a comfortable 1.40x2.00 double bed, 3 built in closets where you can put your suitcases and clothes; a long mirror behind the door and a portable lamp if you want to read before falling asleep. On the wall, there is a beautiful painting of a Goddess pushing back an evil snake; I bought this beautiful painting during one of my travels to India and I love it! There are 2 little windows with dark blinds, to avoid the first glimpse of sunrise to disturb your sleep in the morning. The other bedroom is called Sleep on Nature because it is inspired to nature: it's equipped with a very comfortable large Coco-mat bed, consisting of multiple layers of natural materials all from renewable sources. On the wall, there is a big canvas of a green forest and the windows looks over the gardens. The carpet is green and the roller blinds are black, to avoid the first glimpse of sunrise to disturb your sleep in the morning. The idea is to make sure you have a quiet natural sleep during your holiday. Max 2 guests allowed each room. Two electric portable fans are available for very hot days. Wireless internet is available in each room of the house. During holidays minimum stay required is 5 nights.