Gezellig is a Dutch word that roughly translates to cosy; a warm feeling inside you that blossoms in situations such as spending time with loved ones or reuniting with a long-lost friend. Pronounced heh-SELL-ick - it escapes definition in words, but it is a feeling that we are intimately familiar with. Many have said this word is said to capture the essence of Dutch culture, but I am sure you’ll get a better understanding of it when you stay in Amsterdam. Pack your bags and get going, for these 7 lovely HomeAway and Vrbo vacation rentals will be sure to have you feeling all gezellig inside:
This open-plan suite is perfect for lovebirds: you’ll never be out of sight of each other! The city is super bike-friendly so you should take advantage of the 2 bikes that the owner provides to explore the dreamy canal routes of Amsterdam.
Note that the kitchen is located on the floor below, so you can prepare a romantic dinner without filling the suite with cooking smells. The walls are decked with interesting wallpaper designs that spruce up the suite, giving it a playful vibe, while the chandeliers add a touch of classic hotel charm. Spice up your stay here and soak in the open bathtub. A small side table is well placed so you can set down a glass of wine, bottle of beer, or tipple of your choice and relax in style. For shy visitors, don’t worry. You can still have your privacy in the shower, which almost looks like a space pod due to the wallpaper! The suite has a balcony facing the west so you can watch the sun sink slowly behind the charming facades of the city’s buildings.
Amsterdam Loft Suite
Address: East Amsterdam (Cruquiuseiland)
Price: From 119 USD
Number of Guests: 2
Relaxing vibes radiate from this loft-style apartment with clean lines and a simple palette of white, black, and oak. The layout is perfect for a couple’s cosy getaway or a business person in need of an office-cum-living space. Located in the eastern canal district, it is easy to get around and you can also rent bikes for 10 EUR (11.20 USD) a night from this property. Snug and cosy, the apartment has everything you need. Space is thoroughly maximised but the apartment still feels airy and spacious. No swinging from the chandelier, but you can certainly hone your gymnastic abilities with these gymnast rings hanging from the ceiling. Tucked away up a short flight of stairs is your sleeping quarters. The wooden shutters can be closed to create a private sleeping space. A small working space is carved out here, just right for a laptop and a cup of coffee.
Building in Amsterdam with Air conditioning, Lift, Parking (440638)
Area: Canal District
Price: From 128 USD
Number of Guests: 2
Overlooking the canals and close to many main sights, such as De 9 Straatjes, De Jordaan, Leidseplein, and Anne Frankhuis, this beautifully renovated loft apartment has all the elements for a romantic holiday in the dreamy city of Amsterdam. Original brick walls, exposed wooden beams, and solid oak parquet floor add a rustic element to the place and leave a lasting first impression. As you enter the sleeping quarters, your eyes will be drawn to the gleaming free-standing copper bath with its antique brass faucet. There are no secrets in this apartment! The shower room with a glass door and metal frame leaves nothing to the imagination. The luxury kitchen is fitted with top-quality appliances including a KitchenAid refrigerator and a large wine fridge. The antique counter with a Belgian natural stone counter top completes the look for the kitchen. Snuggle up close in the sitting room, while a roaring fire blazes in the gas fireplace. If there’s serious work to be done, head over to the majestic study. Though you may feel like lingering in this regal room, make full use of your time in Amsterdam to enjoy what it has to offer.
Amazing Renovated High Class Canal Loft Apartment In City Center Of 172m
Price: From 295 USD
Number of Guests: 2
This charming townhouse is nestled within a fantastic area, close to the famous museums, shops, and the tranquil Vondelpark. The tram stop is also just 5 minutes away and will get you to Dam Square in 15 minutes. A quaint piano sits beside the well-lit dining area that radiates warmth and homeliness. Neatly lined bookshelves and a colourful painting add to the peaceful atmosphere of the house. Enjoy an afternoon cup of tea in the sitting area, which overlooks the verdant garden. The 3 bedrooms will comfortably fit your whole family. The children will especially love this bedroom, with a ladder leading up to an upper bunk. If the weather is frightfully cold outside, put on a soothing tune and warm up by the fireplace in this delightful living area.
Comfortable Romantic in high end area, very near to Van Gogh- and Rijksmuseum
Top guest reviewseasy to hook up an apple tv and great wifi and movie channelsthe amsterdam tram system is excellent clean and gets you anywhere you need to be
Host:she had information regarding the home and surrounding area that were very helpfulbarbara the rental manager was friendly and helpfulwe found barbara very kind and politeRead more reviewswe wanted to be close to the museums centrally located in a nice neighborhoodthe location is fantastic away from the crowded tourist areas but close enough to get anywherewe really enjoyed being so close to vondelpark and away from the hustle and bustle of things this tripwe loved the house & neighbourhood - thank you
Amsterdam is famous for its canals, and what better way to experience the city than to live on its waters? This house boat provides unparalleled views of the waterway and is a unique place to spend a few nights. Light floods into the ground level, which has 3 decks leading directly out to the water. The spacious open-plan common areas are perfect for entertaining or for letting the children run around. Enjoy premium waterfront views through the floor-to-ceiling glass windows while dining. You can also head outdoors and have your meal right by the blue waters, with a cool breeze blowing and water lapping against the wooden deck. The bedroom is connected to an extended sheltered balcony. If its cold and wet outside, enjoy a warm cup of coffee in your private sanctuary and enjoy hearing the pitter patter of rain drops against the glass doors.
VAL28 Amsterdam Design House Boat XXL
Area: Near Amsterdam Amstel Station
Price: From 496 USD
Number of Guests: 4
The phrase ‘live like a prince’ could hardly be more apt when describing this beautiful houseboat on the Amstel Canal. Indeed, holiday homes don’t come much more memorable than this well-known local landmark next to the Skinny Bridge which has played host to some illustrious former guests - and, yes, that has even included a Dutch prince. Dating back to the late 19th century this charming period property offers views in all directions from its large roof terrace, and is home to a host of amenities inside that make it a great option for a romantic city break. These include a library with fireplace in which to cozy up of an evening. There’s also an open-plan kitchen for cooking up a romantic meal or two.
Amsterdam's Most Famous Houseboat, Docking Right Next To The Skinny Bridge
Price: from 438 EUR (507 USD)
Number of Guests: 4
Featuring dimmable lighting throughout, this stylishly-decorated rooftop apartment is sure to make for a great option for those seeking a cosy and romantic city break. It also boasts two bedrooms, so groups or small families may also wish to consider it - especially with its enviable rooftop terrace views and a second south-facing balcony area with plenty of outdoor seating on which to socialise. The flat enjoys internet access, a cosy fireplace, kitchen facilities and satellite TV. And its position within the Old West area makes it ideal for the likes of Vondelpark, just two minutes away on foot, and the likes of Leidsesquare and Foodhallen. The canals are also just a 10 minute tram ride away.
Luxury & quiet 2BR loft apartment w / airco, 2 rooftop terraces, by Vondelpark!
Price: from 307 EUR (355 USD)
Number of Guests: 4
More than just a roof over your head
At the end of a long day exploring the wonderful museums, wandering the winding streets, taking in the sights (and smells) of the canals, your weary legs may seek nothing more than the touch of a chair. However, your soul can warm up when you return to a cosy abode, slip off your shoes, and sink onto the couch. Always remember that these 7 HomeAway and VRBO vacation rentals in Amsterdam will be there to give you a warm welcome when you have to finish your explorations for the day.
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