We would thoroughly recommend staying here, and it was perfect for two of us with a 1 year old. The apartment is a studio but is very large with loads of space. Its nicely furnished and very well equipped. The kitchen has everything you need to do proper cooking, including a large range. The studio is very warm and has it's own combi-bowler. Richard kindly provided a travel cot for us. The location is great. The neighbourhood feels quiet and not at all touristy, but is close to the metro and to bars, restaurants and supermarkets. The nearby bakery - Bakhuys - is fantastic. Its also very near to Oosterpark which is a very large green space and has playgrounds. We walked to everywhere we wanted to go - Rijksmuseum, botanical gardens, Jordaan etc.
Amsterdam is not a place with fancy apartments. The Dutch are frugal. Keep that in mind when booking. Having said that this place is quite large and the shower was huge. The one bed was big enough for a couple and the second one for a small single adult. Maximum occupancy is a couple and maybe a kid then another kid on the couch. We were 3 men and were unable to make it work comfortably. Hosts were very communicative and space was just as pictured (but maybe a little dated since pictures are 10 years old). Easy to get to the central area with the tram right there. Right in the neighborhood of the university so lots of students. Super close to the grocery store so easy to get food. Fine overall. But only for 2 people.
We really enjoyed our stay. The coffee pot was a bit grubby and mouldy when we arrived - no biggie. We couldn't get the tumble dryer to work tho - didn't seem to have any power despite being plugged in.
Un logement idéal pour découvrir à pieds les charmes d'Amsterdam : musées, parcs, bars, commerces... Je vous le recommande sans hésiter !
We stayed at Richard's flat for a week in May. The location of this apartment is great. Super close to the tram and metro. Located on a quiet street - the pub on the corner was closed for renovations, so that may have helped with the quietness. Richard was easy to get a hold of and offered good suggestions for places to eat and things to do. He is a pleasant host.
Richard was very nice and accommodating and let us check-in a couple hours earlier. He was there to greet us and tell us everything we needed to know about the flat and nearby amenities. The flat was a spacious studio, very clean and nicely decorated. The kitchen was fully functional which was great since there's a grocery store just 3 mins away. We enjoyed full privacy even though they live just upstairs, and Richard was just one text away in case we had any questions. Couldn't be happier, a very hassle-free visit to Amsterdam! Thanks Thea and Richard!
Lovely, quiet flat, exactly as pictured. Checkin and checkout was a breeze, wifi worked a charm, Richard was a gracious host. Would stay again!
Richard was nice and was there to great us and help us with anything we needed. The apartment is cool and very conveniently located next to a Metro station.