René and Jaap’s apartment is amazing, a home from home, which it definitely became after staying there for a whole 3 weeks! This is also how the 2 hosts let you feel. On arrival we were welcomed heartily by Jaap and led to the apartment where flowers and a bowl of fresh fruit awaited us in the beautifully furnished, very spacious living area with its lovely view on the canal with romantic houseboats and the bridge lovely lit at night. A bottle of red wine and drinks waited in the kitchen for relaxing on the balcony facing the green garden. Bedroom and bathroom are small but well equipped with all necessities. The small passage linking kitchen and living room is also used by the hosts for entering their bedroom upstairs but did not bother us at all. Jaap and René are very likeable people, considerate, concerned about our wellbeing all the time, willing to help with everything and spoiling us! Fresh flowers every week, the famous Utrechtsche appelbollen and and and… Superhosts for a reason! A great advantage were also the two bicycles they offer for guests – there’s no way without a bike in Utrecht! And so much fun! But then also – the apartment is ideally situated very centrally with a mere 8-10 min walk to Centraal and appr. 20 minutes and one is in the lovely center. The lively Kanaalstraat with multicultural vibes, colourful shops, small exotic restaurants is only 5 minutes away. It felt like saying goodbye to good old friends when I had to leave and I would definitely stay there again! Also – Utrecht is worth more than one visit !
Spotless with personal touches. Amazing hospitality but still respectful of my privacy. If you can, take a tour of Utrecht with Rene. Best Air B and B yet!
The welcome you will receive from Rene & Jaap is amazing. They have lots of ideas on where to visit, what to see. One evening we were invited into their beautiful garden for drinks. It was a lovely end to the holiday”
“René is a great and caring host. His place is very spacious, clean, with great views on both sides. The balcony overviewing the beautiful garden was an unexpected bonus. Oh, and the use of his bicycles was very special. Your tips regarding Utrecht were very valuable. You are a great host!””
An amazing stay with incredibly, amazing and equally knowledgeable hosts. René and Jaap offered excellent information and were more than helpful and made sure we were comfortable at all times. They live in the building, but we were totally independent and free to use the space and felt quite at home. What a beautiful location! Very convenient to the train, bus and tram station and close proximity to the mall and city centre. The charming apartment on the first floor (exactly as pictured) was very clean, neat and very comfortable. The rear outdoor space was beautiful, like a retreat! We absolutely loved our stay and would have liked to stay longer! A highlight for us was the use of their bicycles to explore the city and its surrounds.
My best airbnb experience ever! To start, Rene and Jaap are just simply very good-hearted, kind people. So this would do in most of the conditions. Secondly, flat is absolutely fantastic-in fact my second best experience ever (sorry guys, that tropical bungalow full of chinoiserie has won) Thirdly, bike provided made my trip a true pleasure. And last but not least, charming Utrecht has a lot to offer. Best wishes! Once again thanks for all!
“René & Jaap were excellent hosts, and our experience at their BNB exceeded our expectations. We could see the apartment looked stylish and clean in the photos. However, the photos couldn’t capture the extra details and hospitality of René & Jaap! Our only regret – not booking quickly enough that we could stay for the entirety of our trip!!!”