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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Amsterdam, North Holland Province

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Liz H
Leeds, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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“A wonderful calm space in the city”
Reviewed 18 March 2016 for a stay in February 2016
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We have stayed in hotels and hostels in Amsterdam previously but this was the first time we had our own apartment. It was easy to find, within 5-10 minutes walk from Centraal station. We arrived a couple of hours too early to check in, but Lisa was available to let us in so we could drop off our luggage straight away. We walked up to Haarlemmerstraat, just 1 minute away, and had a wonderful lunch at Abinish (try the chocolate tart, you won't regret it). When we returned to the apartment Lisa gave us a warm welcome and a very good tour of the facilities. Everything was clearly explained in the house information folder, which was one of the best I've seen, full of suggestions for places to visit. Maarten and Lisa had left us a bottle of wine and some cheese biscuits, which was very kind.
The apartment was furnished to a very high standard; modern, but with some vintage charm too. Fresh flowers made it homely, and the view of the canal and the houses opposite was fantastic. It was very cold when we visited (February) so we had one day where we stayed in and watched the snow fall outside the window. Heaven!
The kitchen was very well equipped and we found everything we needed. I was pleased that there were recycling bins and a compost bin. The bed was very comfortable, and the sleeping area was dark enough at night. There was plenty of storage space. There was an iron and ironing board; a small travel hairdryer was provided.
All areas were spotlessly clean. The shower pressure was good and the temperature was consistent. The room temperature was easy to control (once we'd mastered the electronic thermostat dial - tip: rotate the dial with your thumb from underneath, with slight upward pressure if needed to help it engage).
The location of the apartment couldn't be bettered. There were two decent sized supermarkets very near by, and plenty of smaller shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. Amsterdam is a city for walking or cycling, and being right by the canal made navigation very easy, but there were also tram and bus stops nearby for longer distances. The proximity of the railway station was great for days out. Of the places recommended by Maarten and Lisa, we tried Kanjil & de Tijger for Indonesian food (amazing) and Winkel 43 for a quick supper (great food and service).
All in all we had a fantastic week at Canal View Apartment and would highly recommend it to anyone. Thanks for everything Maarten and Lisa!

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Liked best: The location and the feel of the apartment - cosy and calm
Liked least: Medicine cabinet over sink is a little too big; it was a bit tricky to use the sink without hitting your head. A trivial issue.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Barrie O
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“A superb apartment and location”
Reviewed 24 October 2015 for a stay in October 2014

We were among the early tenants, staying 14 days a year ago. Maarten was most hospitable, ensuring our comfort and helping us to find and select ballet and classical music recitals, and suggesting galleries as well as museums and day trips. Stylishly renovated, the apartment overlooks the picturesque Brouwersgracht Canal, is handy to local shops and restaurants, and just a short walk to Centraale Station and the city transport hub. Canal Cruise boats glide by frequently adding to canal views. Although the apartment has space for two more people, access to the bathroom is via the main bedroom space. Older travellers able to negotiate two flights of stairs would enjoy this location. We valued Maarten's helpful advice and would definitely return to stay. A happy, memorable sojourn for us.

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Liked best: Cleanliness and comfort of the apartment and owner's unobtrusive helpfulness
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Berkeley, California
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“Excellent.”
Reviewed 7 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Satisfying in every way. Great apartment in perfect location. Maarten was a great host too. I would recommend to anybody desiring a locals type experience in amsterdam.

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Doug P
Valletta, Malta
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3 reviews
“An ideal base from which to explore Amsterdam.”
Reviewed 13 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Maarten went out of his way to help us organize the next part of our holiday. Nothing was too much trouble. The apartment was clean, light spacious and comfortable providing a central location close to services and all points of interest in the old city. The information and documentation he provided on points of interest was clear, detailed and extensive.

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Liked best: Maarten's friendly and helpful manner
Liked least: The entrance way.
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Patrick M
Thetis Island, Canada
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Outstanding apartment, excellent location for 1 week visit in AMS”
Reviewed 11 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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Lovely, totally renovated apartment right on the canal.Full kitchen with good appliances, including dishwasher. Queen sized bed, with good reading lights, Bathroom all tile, super clean. Apartment is on 1st floor, 1 set of stairs.
10 minute walk from central station, no problem with wheeled suitcase, two super markets, 1 organic, 5 minute walk, restaurants nearby, 5 minute walk to tram lines.
The owner, Maarten, was a wonderful host, lives in the building, as was very accommodating.
This was the 3rd vacation rental in Europe in the last 15 months, and the best by far.

Having the operating manuals for all appliances in English was a great help
Highly recommended.

Patrick Mooney

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Liked best: Overall the apartment was great
Liked least: Entry hallway to the buildin coud be repainted
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Living like a local in a great apartment in a great location”
Reviewed 1 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Great place to stay, clean and well equipped with fantastic view. Gracious host. Excellent location.

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Ross F
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Exactly what you want from a canal house apartment stay.”
Reviewed 1 August 2015 for a stay in March 2015

Wonderful hosts and a beautiful, airy, spacious, modern and comfortable apartment make this one of the nicest places I've ever stayed. I was moving to Amsterdam to live and completely spoiled myself with a stay at Canal View when I first arrived. The location is close enough to everything you want to see, but but far enough away to be away from noisy tourist crowds. There are plenty of places to eat and drink nearby, and wonderfully comfy bed to crash in afterwards. Highly recommended!

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