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About Beatrijs Smulders
Beatrijs is the most famous independent midwife of the Netherlands and most likely of the world. She is a true advocate of the natural birth and the Dutch tradition of giving birth at home. Beatrijs wrote several books on pregnancy and giving birth and appears regularly in the Dutch and international media. At the moment she is writing a autobiographical book on women, sex and love vrouwen, seks en liefde. Beatrijs is married with documentary film director and musician Roel van Dalen. Beatrijs and Roel have two grown-up sons.
Beatrijs Smulders purchased this Bed And Breakfast in 1995
Why Beatrijs Smulders chose Nieuwmarkt en Lastage
We think this canal is the most beautiful place to live in Amsterdam. From the moment we saw the house for the first time, we fell in love with the location and with the house. The basement is a part of our house and we live right above where you will stay.
What makes this Bed And Breakfast unique
The location of the house is absolutely gorgeous. When you stand in front of the house, it is as if you are standing in the 17th century. Furthermore, everything in Amsterdam is walkable from the house! Nearby, 5 minutes walk, there are wonderful terrasses, where you can have sunny hours and dinner after a great swim in a canal- swimming-pool around the corner, in front of Pension Homeland. A truelly great spot! There are several impressing museums in the neighbourhood (Scheepvaartmuseum, Tropenmuseum, Rembrandt-huis), lovely markets like the Waterlooplein-market and a greenery market on the Nieuwmarkt square. Wonderful shopping areas like the Rokin, Kalverstraat & Nieuwedijk are nearby, as well as the famous '9 streets'. The central railway station and city subway are only 3-5 minutes walk and will bring you everywhere where you want to go. This is a truly great spot from where to discover the city.
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:2 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
A lovely unique apartment
We stayed here for 4 nights the apartment is massive. With everything you need. The location is fab just a short walk everywhere yet quite in the street the property is on so perfect. We would definitely recommend if you’re looking for a different experience than a hotel.
We had a wonderful time at The Cave! What a welcome retreat to return each night! Every detail for the visitors comfort was met, including tea as well as coffee.
We stayed in the basement of a 17th century building and it was cool in every way. Outside it was 90 but our place had the perfect temperature. It is also a very unusual place but large and had everything you could need.
Charming, unique listing in a fabulous location
Wow! So much more fun that staying in a hotel! Everything as pictured - tons of space, clean and comfortable. Couldn't ask for a more convenient location, just a few minutes walk from Amsterdam Central Station. It is a little musty, but that's to be expected in an underground basement apartment built in the 17th century right along the canal. Comfortable bed, all the necessary linens, towels, dishes and kitchen supplies provided. Our adult son was a last minute addition to our trip and the owners were great to accommodate him. The living room couch converts into a bed.
I sometimes have trouble with my knees -- the short flight of stairs into the apartment was not a problem for me, but may be an issue if you have difficulty with mobility.
We had a little hitch with check in, but that was due to a last minute change in our schedule (arriving 4 hours earlier than expected) and our inability to get international texting and calls to go through on our mobile phones. The owners were out of town for our arrival and had arranged to have their housekeeper let us in. Once we finally made connections she was great to come and let us in and show us around.
Overall a great experience and if we come to Amsterdam again we will definitely check here first for a place to stay!
Great location, huge space
Loved the location of this place! So close to everything, but far enough away that it’s very quiet at night. Great place!