Multatuli Guest Suite

 Luxury accommodation in the heart of Amsterdam

Stylish & spacious 60m2 guest suite in Amsterdam’s hippest neighbourhood. Central and convenient. Perfectly placed in the sought-after neighbourhood of the northern Jordaan and Haarlemmerstraat, in easy walking distance of all the sights, shops, cafes and restaurants. Large and light living room, quiet and peaceful bedroom, luxurious and spacious bathroom and handy pantry. The house is national monument built in 1790, completely renovated in 2019. In the 1820s it was the home of Multatuli, Holland’s most famous author.

The house is a ‘Rijksmonument’ (national monument) with a rich history, reflected in the original beamed ceilings and narrow stairways yet has been fully renovated and now offers modern comfort and convenience in a superb location.

LAYOUT DESCRIPTION:
The Multatuli Guest Suite is located one flight up from the street level on the first floor (US second floor). The main entrance and staircase are shared with the hosts/owners but the guest suite is completely private. The entire 60m2 first floor of the house is for your exclusive use.

The quiet and peaceful bedroom is located at the back of the house and can be made up with a king bed or with two twin beds. The comfortable mattresses, high thread count white bed linens, black out blinds and curtains ensure a restful sleep, whatever time zone you’re coming from. Convenient luggage racks for your suitcases make it easy to unpack, or to access your things without having to unpack. There is also ample cupboard space and good reading lights. We also offer USB charger points to charge your devices without converter plugs. A baby cot can be provided on request.

The light and spacious living room features three large windows overlooking the street. Relax after a busy day of sightseeing on the deep and comfortable sofa or sit back and admire the view of historic 17th century buildings from the iconic swinging egg chair. A sofa bed can be made up in the living room if two bedrooms are required. The living room features a stylish oak table and chairs – the perfect spot to enjoy a delicious breakfast from the local bakeries and markets. It is also a convenient place to catch up on emails or for business travellers to work. High speed internet is available along with a flat screen tv connected to chromecast so you can watch a film or your favourite shows streamed from your laptop or smartphone. You’re welcome to help yourself to a book from the living library, or to donate one! We provide guidebooks on Amsterdam and maps and will give you the run down when you arrive to you can make the most of your stay in the city.

The small pantry next to the living room has appliances for you to prepare breakfast: fridge, Nespresso and filter coffee machines, a kettle and toaster. Coffee pods, tea and sugar are provided along with cutlery, crockery and glasses. Cooking facilities are not available but there are many excellent restaurants and cafes in the neighbourhood for you to sample (our favourites are listed in our Airbnb Guide Book and in the printed version you will find in the guest suite).

The large bathroom has underfloor heating, a comfortable freestanding egg bathtub and two showers including a rain shower. A hairdryer and luxurious toiletries are provided including shower gel, body lotion, shampoo and conditioner from Amsterdam-based company Marie-Stella-Maris – a Dutch lifestyle brand with a social mission: clean water for everyone, everywhere.

The guest suite is warm and cosy in winter and the room specific Tado heating controls allow you to easily adjust the temperature to your comfort. In summer it is easy to cool the rooms by opening the windows for a through draft and if necessary with the addition of the fans provided. There are only a few days when they are needed as Amsterdam has a temperate climate.

STAIRS:
The guest suite is located up one flight of stairs. The stairs are not suitable for people with limited mobility. In historic buildings in Amsterdam many of the staircases are steeper than some people are used to. When the houses in this area were built in the 17th century there was a tax on the width of the building resulting in tall houses with steep, narrow staircases. We can help you with your luggage (we recommend small suitcases if possible!).

FEATURES:
• UNESCO World Heritage area
• Rijksmonument listed building
• Hosts on hand for advice and recommendations
• Quiet bedroom (kingsize bed or 2 singles)
• Spacious living room (sofa bed)
• Luxurious bathroom (freestanding egg bathtub, double showers, underfloor heating)
• Marie-Stella-Maris luxurious bathroom toiletries
• Tado heating controls for room specific heating
• Flatscreen TV with chromecast
• DVD/CD with selection of DVDs
• High speed WiFi internet
• English guide books + maps
• Double glazing at front
• Nespresso machine + pods
• Coffeemaker
• Kettle
• Toaster
• Hairdryer
• Iron and ironing board
• Laundry on request
• Luxurious white bed linen and towels
• Baby cot and highchair available on request
• First aid kit
• Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms
• Fire extinguisher
• NO SMOKING
• NO PARTY POLICY

BEDS:
The guest suite consists of:
• Bedroom with 1 kingsize bed (180cm x 200cm) or 2 twin beds (2x 90cm x 200cm)
• Living room with 1 sofa bed (140cm x 200cm) suitable for 2 children or 1 adult
• For babies we can provide a baby cot and high chair

Please let us know your preferred bed configuration once you’ve confirmed the booking. Most bedding is down/feather. If you are allergic we can provide synthetic bedding.

GUESTS:
We accept 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. Groups of more than 4 are not permitted. Rates include linen, weekly cleaning and linen change for stays of 10 nights or more, utilities and wifi internet.

The Multatuli Guest Suite is a 60m2 self contained unit one floor up from street level. Exclusive use of the entire floor: quiet and peaceful bedroom at the back of the house, spacious bathroom with egg bath and double showers, large living room overlooking the street and pantry.

We live in the rest of the house and share the entrance and staircase. Marc-Peter is a professional pianist so you may hear some music during your stay.

HISTORICAL INFORMATION:
Full of history, the house was built around 1790 and is a national monument. In the 1820s it was home to the young Multatuli, Holland’s most famous author. You can visit the museum dedicated to him a few streets away in the house of his birth and the large statue of him on the Torensluis bridge on the Singel canal.