Highest recommendation for this lovely apartment!
My husband & I had the pleasure of renting this beautiful apartment for the last week in May, 2012. Upon arrival we were greeted by the friendly owner who showed us her freshly cleaned and well-stocked home. We found the decor most lovely with a mini-gallery of the owner's art and books in each room. Interior furnishings are comfortable for 2-5 persons with views onto the pretty Prinsengracht canal from living, dining & kitchen via the triple windows.
The kitchen was a chief's dream: Wolf gas range, Subzero fridge w/icemaker, Siemens oven & dishwasher: plenty of LeCrueset pans, Wusthof knives, dishes for 5 or more guests. The nearby grocery, butcher, bakery & cheeseshop make cooking a snap. Those who prefer to dine out will find several of Amsterdam's best restaurants (Red, Antoine's, In deKeuken, Beddington's) a short, 3-10 minute stroll away. Carryout and family-style are also just around the corner, along with a plethora of bars and pubs both large and small.
The bedrooms consist of a nicely arranged, comfortable queen platform bed which is very firm--just perfect for our backs--with great linens, down pillows and down comforter with duvet. The smaller, twin bedroom seemed perfect for a child or single adult. Separated from the queen bedroom with a door it is certainly more bedroom than advertised here. There is ample storage with double closets and drawers in the twin room and hallway, respectively.
The toilet room with hand sink is separate from the main shower room. The shower room is spacious by any standard with modern marble & granite throughout, a walk-in rain shower and hand-held paddle option. No bath tub but we didn't miss it. Hot water was plentiful and water pressured excellent throughout our stay. A quadruple mirrored sink with good lighting was a real plus. The bath also contains a small, enclosed washer-dryer combo that worked surprisingly well-- although a brief instructional session was necessary unless you read/speak Dutch.
Overall we give this apartment our highest rating and recommendation. Definitely a 5-star property for its comfort, location in a quiet neighborhood, and modern, elegant decor. Is it a bit expensive? Perhaps, but then again we found it a good bargain that was well worth the price! We would happily return and whole-heartedly recommend to others. We would be happy to provide further details or confirm our personal recommendation of this property.
Carol & David Lambert
Bethesda, Maryland 20817 USA
Helpful votes: 10/10
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