“Rene and Jaap’s apartment is very clean, stylish and in a wonderful central location making it easy to get around and tour Utrecht and the surrounding areas. As is the case with many older European cities, the roads in the city center circle around and can be confusing to navigate. If you do things correctly, it only takes 10-15 minutes to walk from Centraal Station to the apartment. If you use Google Maps to get your route, be sure to select a “walking” route as I accidentally got directions as if I were driving and was routed in a less efficient manner! My bad.”
“A really cozy and clean flat, near to the station, where you can feel like at home. René and his partner are perfect hosts, let all kinds of little attentions in the flat and giving good tips to discover Utrecht. They also provide two excellent bikes which is so “gezellig” in the Netherlands ! A place to go!”
“Stylish large apartment with a beautiful view over one of the canals, well located close to the central rail station and the Jaarbeurs convention complex. My host Rene could not have been more helpful. Highly recommended!”
“Rene’s home is very clean, bright and comfortable. It has all the extra special touches that make you feel at home. We were welcomed by fresh flowers, fruit, snacks and drinks in the fridge. Rene didn’t overlook anything! The canal view and location are great. Rene’ is definitely a Super Host! You won’t be disappointed!”
“Rene, thanks again for the wonderful hospitality! Your house is beautiful and all of your special touches made me feel right at home! It was a please to meet both of you! I will always remember the kindness you showed me! Thank you!”
We had a fantastic stay at Rene’s place. His hospitality was exceptional, especially when we both took poorly. The apartment is lovely – spacious, light, clean with all the amenities we needed and a number of special touches. Location is great- overlooking the canal and just 10 minutes into the Old Town. Would thoroughly recommend this accommodation.
“The most wonderful BnB we have stayed at. We were warmly welcomed at the apartment by Jaap and later on by René. The apartment was spacious, clean and had a stunning view of the canal and house boats. It is walking distance from the Utrecht Centraal station, as well as supermarkets. René and Jaap spoilt us with their hospitality, giving us welcomed advise, suggestions, and even some books to browse. Wonderful hosts, and stunning apartment. We would 100% stay here again in the future, and would highly recommend it to other travellers.”
“René’s space is all he claimed and a little more: elegant, well furnished and spacious. Besides, he and Jaap are the best hosts we’ve ever had! A great and delicious experience!”
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 !