We knew this place was going to be perfect for our family when the email correspondence with the owner was so easy. We'd reserved our apartment in the middle of the year - after all, we were staying in Amsterdam for five nights over the New Year period. And when we arrived early after an overnight train trip from Zurich, our bags were stored upstairs until we returned in the afternoon.
The location is wonderful, with an entrance to the underground station just a few steps from the front door - it has a lift, and you don't even need to cross a road (but it doesn't show on the public transport maps; they only show the entrance to the other end of the station). Walk over the bridge towards Rembrandthaus and you'll find a great supermarket on the other side of the road, plus trams on that road.
And it's right near two lovely cafes: we liked Rembrant Corner right on the canal, but also walk along the canal to the Waterlooplein market and you find Bagels & Beans - wonderful food and coffee. And you can shop in the market and then go back for another coffee!
The Delft Blue apartment itself was lovely, with a very private bedroom out the back with an ensuite and a sofa that transformed into a comfortable bed for our daughter . . . and left her with the TV which she loved given she had some English programs to watch after a couple of weeks in German-only Austria and Germany.
We found the apartment perfect for New Year's Eve - slightly removed from the crowds but still close enough to hear the fireworks for hours and hours!
- 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