If for few days you would like to feel a part of an Amsterdam neighborhood yet be within easy walking distance of much of what Amsterdam has to offer its visitors, then this is a place for you. On the second floor of a residential building, this sunny apartment overlooks the Lauriergracht, is but a block from the Prinsengracht, and is an easy walk to both the Dam and Central Station. Tram and bus stops also are near by. That said, the only time my wife and I took a tram or bus was to go to the Rijksmuseum and that was more for the adventure than the need. My favorite places to walk, however, were my morning strolls to the near by cheese and pastry shops and to the local grocery, dodging the bicycles, and imaging what a fine place this would be to live. When not on their bicycles, our neighbors were friendly, welcoming, and more than once, unasked, came to our aid when they saw us puzzling over a street map. The apartment itself was very pleasant with a large, bright living and dining space, a small but efficient kitchen, a comfortable bedroom, and an inviting deck off the kitchen. The bathroom with just shower and toilet is cramped but adequate. There is a sink, not in the bathroom, but in the bedroom. Though this surprised us at first, it turned out to be a convenient arrangement. The apartment was clean when we arrived, but the dishes needed to be redone and some spilled coffee needed to be cleaned up. Given the overall cleanliness of the apartment, we attributed this to the carelessness of the previous tenants and, perhaps, a rushed inspection of the premises before we arrived. All in all we highly recommend this apartment for its comfort and for the opportunity it gives its visitors, if only for a few days, to immerse oneself into the flow of a great city.