We had an amazing stay in this delightful apartment. The location is fantastic! It's just a few minutes from the Haarlemmerdijk which is a great commercial strip with just about every type of store or cafe one could want. Emmy is an truly excellent host! She is super sweet, for one thing, but she is also committed to making sure you have a good stay. She greeted us on arrival and provided a nice intro to the apartment and the area. She gave a uselful little annotated map of the area she created that we used a ton, especially for restaurant recommendations. Having a ground floor place was great. This was our fourth visit to Amsterdam and I have to say, I didn't miss having stairs. The kitchen is very well equipped and it was convenient to have a washing machine. There is no dryer but our items dried really quickly on the drying rack Emmy provides with the apartment. I commend Emmy for being really responsive. Whenever we needed anything, we texted and got a very quick reply. She was also super quick about addressing problems. Someone had gotten wax on the iron and although I assured Emmy that I didn't need a replacement, she still got a new one to us the very next day. There was also a minor issue with the heat up floors (awesome feature by the way) and she made sure the problem was addressed right away. We took advantage of her offer of using her bikes free of charge for two days and appreciated the opportunity to tool around without having to worry about returning the bikes at a specific time. We both absolutely loved the area. The apartment is on one of six little islands near the Joordan (another favorite Amsterdam neighborhood). It's a very residential neighborhood and while there were certainly tourist like us about, it didn't feel at all touristy. Great apartment, great location, gay friendly, great host. Thanks Emmy!