Our wonderful hostess Ulrike provided us with an unparalleled vacation experience! Located on a canal, the ground floor apartment (no steep Dutch steps!) was absolutely beautiful. This is not your average, soul-less vacation rental. High ceilings, artistic decor, high end furnishings, and a really fantastic garden all provided a rich and unique atmosphere. The design of the apartment was wonderful in that the two bedrooms were at opposite ends of the apartment, giving privacy for two parties. Fresh flowers in every room were a surprise and delight. A dream kitchen with all modern appliances including an espresso machine that is a work of art, and a spa-like bathroom put this apartment right over the top!
Ulrike's sense of gracious hospitality was humbling and heartwarming. An international traveler herself she understands what is helpful to guests. She provided detailed and invaluable information about the neighborhood and city for guests to peruse. The apartment is well located close to everything Amsterdam has to offer, but is in a less touristy area thus allowing a more authentic experience. There are many wonderful eateries and markets steps from the front door. Public transportation is easily accessed although you can walk to everything.
We had a fantastic visit to Amsterdam, and we are so grateful that Ulrike opened her wonderful home for visitors to enjoy. Do not hesitate to book!