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As described by other reviewers, the staircase to the apartment is steep and makes a sharp turn at the top... but there are hand rails on both sides. The big challenge is with carrying luggage up and down. Not advisable for small children or anyone unable to climb 40+ steep steps.
Noise - As many reviewers have noted, the apartment bedrooms overlook a busy street intersection with a tram line.... If you shut the windows when you are ready to sleep, the noise is not an issue (at least for us). I found it enjoyable to drink my morning cup of coffee and watch the activity in the busy street below... Trams, people pedestrians, lot's of bikes and cars at a bustling intersection.
The tram is handy, and the metro station is directly across the street from the apartment. There is a nice friendly "cheers" type bar where locals hang out next door to the apartment. There is a large grocery store a couple of blocks away. A good selection of restaurants within walking distance. There is a highly rated Indonesian rijsttafel restaurant nearby, as well as a Thai restaurant. Easy walk to the museumplein, or take the tram.
The cable TV has a selection of English language TV stations. No problems with the WiFi. Decent size bathroom by European standards. Kitchen well equipped.
There is a balcony off of the kitchen that overlooks a courtyard with nice trees. When we visited, there were no chairs on the balcony.
The owner's friend Matej was very helpful with check-in. He was waiting for us in the apartment, and gave us a tour of the features and instructions on the appliances, WiFi, etc. (pay attention to gas stove instructions - manual igniter must be held down to light the burners).
Security is good - door at street level requires a key, as does the door into the apartment.
Price is reasonable, good location, comfortable apartment - we would stay here again!