De Korenbloemen Studio Apartment

Historic Central Amsterdam

Superb Location

The Korenbloemen (The Cornflowers) canal house was built in 1605 and is one of the early brick houses in (then) a tiny city. From here the city expanded with the canal ring, circling the ‘old city’.  

You are in the heart of town, very close to Dam Square, Red Light District, Central Station, museums like the Rembrandt House and the Hermitage, but actually everything is close.  All of Amsterdam’s highlights can be found within a one mile radius from the apartment.   You can easily walk to all highlights in Amsterdam, however, if your feet get tired you can hop on one of the trams, or you can join the Amsterdammers on their bikes and peddle around in the city.

With the Nieuwmarkt Metro station just around the corner from the apartment, transfers to and from the airport via Central Station are very easy.

Getting There by Public Transport

The train ride from the airport to Central Station is around 20 minutes. From there you take any metro departing Central Station and get off at the first stop (Nieuwmarkt Station). From there it is a 200 meter walk to the apartment.

Exit the metro station marked Nieuwe Hoogstraat/ Snoekjessteeg.  When you get to the street level, you find a narrow alley immediately on your left, it is almost like a corridor and it is called Zuiderkerkhof.  It gets you to the square next to the South Church.  Walk into the Zandstraat just past the Church on your right-hand side.  Walk to the end of Zandstraat.  You find the apartment on the corner with Kloveniersburgwal, at number 55.   

Getting There by Taxi or Car

It's easy to take a taxi directly from Schiphol and you can ride in one of the new Tesla taxis to the airport.  Make sure you get a taxi from the taxi line and not from the drivers wearing black and yellow jackets.  They are not official and will overcharge you.  A taxi from Schiphol to the apartment should cost between €45-€55.  

You can also rent a car, but a car is pretty useless in Amsterdam.  The city is very compact and the apartment location so central, that you can easily walk to all of the highlights.  Trams, bikes, bike taxis or regular taxis can help out when your feet get tired.

If you do decide to rent a car, it is best to park your car in a parking garage.  The nearby ones cost around €40-€50 per 24 hours.  A much better deal are the Park & Ride options with parking just outside the city centre with free metro/tram tickets to get you to and from the apartment. 

Getting Around Town by Bike

Bicycling around Amsterdam is the easiest way to get around town.  There are two bicycle rental shops nearby.  

Just a short walk down the Kloveniersburgwal is Good Bicycle:  http://www.goodbicycle.nl/

Another bike rental shop located nearby in the Waterlooplein Market is Mac Bike:  http://macbike.nl/

Make sure to watch the instruction video in order to bicycle safely around Amsterdam.