It's hard to find decent accommodation in Amsterdam but I found this one with a lot of searching on the web and have to share it. There are 3 separate apartments in the same loction. I chose Raamgacht 2 as it was 1 bedroom and I have to say it was much better than anticipated. Located on a quiet canal in central Amsterdam just a few minutes walk to Dam Square. This place gives you loction without the noise. It is on street level so no steep steps to climb. The website is very acurate in regards to pictures. It is tastefully decorated with everything you could possibly need. Everything is provided from linen to cutlery, crockery, furniture, iron, free ADSL and WiFi, tv ,dvd, stereo. Pretty much just move in and feel at home. Fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer and great heating. This particular apartment has a seperate bedroom where as the other 2 are studio. You have your own street front entrance and own telephone line. The host who lives upstairs is very welcoming and helpful and unless you have a problem you are not disturbed. There is a fantastic supermarket around the corner, "Albert Heijn" which has all your needs for self catering.
Best....Location, walking distance to everything central, washer/dryer, comfort, privacy, feeling at home.
Worst....Bells ringng constantly from a church or somewhere continuously. I have no idea where they come from. Does make you feel like you are in Europe though.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Amsterdam Canal Apartments offer two stylish and comfortable canal side apartments in the historic city centre of Amsterdam with everything of interest within walking distance: the "Canal View" studio with large kitchen and the one bedroom "Delft Blue" Apartment.Both are suitable for a couple or two singles each. The apartments are equipped with really everything for a relaxed and comfortable stay to give you a home away from home feeling. You’ll find original Dutch antiques and Design, WiFi, Ipod and Iphone dock, flatscreen TV, DVD, stereo, a complete kitchen and a comfortable double bed and an extra single bed,etc.The apartments are centrally, but quiet and romantically located in a 17th century merchant house on the very quiet crossing of two canals in the heart of the Unesco World Heritage site of the canal area of Amsterdam . You will find everything of interest, like museums within a 1 mile radius. Restaurants, shopping areas and cafes are practically next door.Both apartments have also a separate listing on Tripadvisor, as Amsterdam Canal Apartment "Canal View" and Amsterdam Canal Apartment " Delft Blue" ... more less