It all started six years ago. The biggest share holder of De Lastage , a former hotel owner, Rudolph Ansems together with David Reinders Folmer, saw an opportunity in purchasing a part of the building from the construction company that had difficulties with selling the lots at that time.
The credit crunch started so real estate was not a good thing to invest in and that is when the idea of a short stay facility came up, apartments for tourists. Rudolph did not have much expertise in that area so he asked Thierry Smagge – a previous restaurant manager, to take care of the business.
Their first clients – Cirque du Soleil, stayed at De Lastage while the whole place was still under construction. After a couple of months of prosperity something went wrong and a long period of stagnation came. Thierry tried talking to embassies, big multinational companies like Vodafone and Shell but as it turned out, they already had their housing arrangements with other companies.
The company struggled for a year and then all of a sudden an idea came to Thierry’s mind, why not having a fully automated booking engine connected to Booking.com and Expedia.com?
It was 2010 when the bookings went sky high. The team couldn’t handle the reservations!
If Amsterdam has earned the reputation of being perfect for short city breaks, stag parties or family hangouts, then De Lastage apartments have managed to emulate the city with stunning precision. How else do you explain their enviable universal appeal? They offer more space, flexibility and great value for money, and hence have cut short the dream run experienced by city hotels or rental agencies.
Your best choice for a comfortable stay in Amsterdam could be for business or for pleasure, but when it comes to making a pragmatic choice about the place of stay, there is an absolute unanimity among travellers of all classes –De Lastage apartments. They are all spacious, well maintained and beautifully done up spaces that inspire feelings of admiration among all guests. These apartments are fully furnished and fully equipped, so you won’t really miss your favorite couch, flat screen TV or even your coffee machine. Not even mentioning your beloved dish – all apartments are equipped with a stove and fridge. And just in case you are on an important business trip and thinking you are missing the fun of Amsterdam, do not…De Lastage apartments is located in a walking distance from the famous Rembrandt and Dam Square.
The location of the apartments ensures that you are never too far away from the capital city’s cultural and architectural wonders. A trip to nostalgic museums, incredible galleries, gourmet restaurants, high-end clubs and the amazing array of nightlife, theatre and music is just a stone’s throw away.