Perfect home away from home
My husband and I rented this apartment for six nights in September. It was exactly as described. It was clean and spacious. The bed was incredibly comfortable. We loved the shower and the double sink in the bathroom. The towels were downright plush. We had everything we needed in the kitchen to have breakfast every morning and to prepare dinner at the apartment two or three nights. The washer and dryer were efficient and definitely came in handy. Many handy amenities were already provided: bar soap, tissues, dish detergent, laundry detergent, etc. The view of the canals from the livingroom was so special that we rearranged the furniture so that we could eat overlooking the Amstel.
The location is ideal. We walked everywhere, the museums, the red light district, Anne Frank house, even the train station. There were a supermarket and a liquor store very close. There was a huge variety of restaurants literally within steps of the apartment. A bit farther, but still an easy walk, was a wonderful seafood restaurant, Lucius.
Although the weather was less than perfect during much of our stay, we were able to take advantage of the terrace one afternoon for drinks. It was remarkably private for such a lively neighborhood.
Unfortunately, Juan was unavailable at the time of our arrival, but he arranged for a colleague, Fermin, to meet us. He met us at the apartment exactly on time, and he stayed to show us around the apartment, how to use the appliances, etc. He even took the time to look over our map with us to orient us to Amsterdam, as it was our first visit. He warned us to be careful to avoid obstructing bicycle traffic, which turned out to be very good advice. Juan was extremely attentive to our questions before our arrival, providing us very detailed information, and he even emailed us during our stay to make sure all was well.
Not only would we recommend this apartment to others, but we look forward to returning to Amsterdam and this apartment.
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