My husband and I spent the second week of our honeymoon in Amsterdam, and stayed in the Amber apartment. People have commented on the stairs and they are quite unbelievably steep, but this is mentioned on the website, and if you take it slow, it's worth the effort. Marten and Jojo were both absolutely lovely - very welcoming and friendly, even helping me to organise a surprise birthday cake for my husband upon our arrival.
The location is perfect - a short walk from Centraal station and Dam square, and right next door to Orange Bikes if you want to hire a bicycle for the day. There's a supermarket round the corner too, so you can stock up the little flat and make it your home!
The flat itself was gorgeous - roomy enough, bright with lots of windows, and a great view of the Singel canal and the gabled rooftops. It was very clean and had all the amenities needed to feel at home. The free WiFi was handy. There was a nice little coffee maker, a toaster, dishwasher, and proper oven and hob. There was a hairdryer, iron and board, everything. There were even teabags! Marten and Jojo also let me use their laundry room - very handy when you're living out of a bag for a fortnight - and supplied powder, fabric softener, the works! The loft/mezzanine bed area was extremely comfortable and we slept well - there was some noise from the street below but it wasn't excessive. The bathroom was quite ingenious - a tiny area but perfectly functional (though it took me a while to figure out what was making a sound like a mechanical crow - turns out it was the air freshener!). If I could find one thing I'd change, I'd say a little more storage for hanging clothes, but that's being very picky!
We definitely plan to stay here again when we visit Amsterdam. Thanks so much, Marten and Jojo!
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- Two beautiful canal view apartments in a monumental canal house located in the center of Amsterdam, just behind the Dam Square at walking distance (10 to 15 min) from the central station. ... more less
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