Visited Amsterdam for congress last Just (2014). Owner was very keen and friendly. We had very warm welcoming. Came at the enough late evening but she waited for as I we would be part of family at last on way to home. Really cordially!
House looks very imperial as you can see on images of owners, jackdaws have nests on rooftop and you start the morning with joyful voices of them.
Small, nice cafe is close.
I think that free parking in such city (especially if you come from another city by car) is really jewel.
When I looked for place to stay - I wanted to find something more or less (but not too far) from center of city, place with canal view or at least close to canal and calm enough, and with possibility to make a dinner myself.
As I wrote at the beginning - we had very warm welcoming and felt really care from owner - but ... Place isn`t close to center at all (only if you ride a bike - then, yes; unfortunately, I do not do this). We do not use a pool what is... more