We had a great time watching the boating action on the canal as the apartment is literally right over the water. The apartment was very clean and the bed was quite comfortable. The kitchen was small but met our needs. The grocery store is within walking distance as is the bus to the central station. We were probably the only tourists in the vicinity so we felt as if we were better immersed in the local life of Amsterdam. We enjoyed the Rooster café near the canal as a nice local eatery (don’t expect an English menu!) and the family owned type of small stores and food near the bus stop. Neighbors Carmen and Theo were very helpful as the owners were out of town during our stay. The owners were very prompt in communicating prior to our stay. Our only very minor issue was that we were unaware of the limit of 2 devices on signing onto the WIFI and would have made different choices had we known. But we had a GREAT time and it was really just perfect for the two of us!