My fiancee and I just spent a holiday weekend in Amsterdam and booked a room at Monique's B&B through AirBnb. It was our first time using AirBnb but Monique was very communicative over email after we booked with her, answered all of our questions and made herself very available the first day we were there to make sure we got settled nicely. She had guidebooks of the city, a couple of the good local attraction pamphlets (check out the boat tour, great start to a trip and only about an hour, do it at dusk.)
Her flat is dead in the middle of where you want to be, without being on Dam Square with all the hustle and tourists. It's also across the street from what we thought was the best coffeeshop in Amsterdam, Tweede Kamer. Around the corner was an awesome Indonesian noodle place that was quick and delicious for refueling meals during partying/touristing.
Monique had two sets of keys (which was great) and the bed was definitely a Tempur-pedic which I had never slept on before and was supremely comfortable. I'm looking forward to booking with Monique again in the spring/summer as its my new favorite city (knocking out Reykjavic).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Special price for January and February!!This is one of two studios I am renting out in the same building. If you are looking for a place for four people this could also be ideal! This studio is located on the second floor of the building and right in the middle of the center of Amsterdam. Just around the corner of the lively part of Amsterdam. Nearby everything in town: museums, shops, clubs, bars and restaurants. Public transport is really around the corner. The central station is 15 minutes walking distance and by tram it will only take you 5 minutes (tram 1, 2 and 5). The famous/oldest cafe in Amsterdam is right in front.The studio is a comfortable place to stay. The beds are heavenly, as you can see in my reviews.What's in the private studio?: • Comfortable double bed • Kitchenette with fridge, tea cooker, Nespresso \ machine • Private shower and toilet • Windows are double, so almost no noise from outside • Free WIFI • Free use of washing machine and dryerOn walking distance of: • The Central Station • The Van Gogh Museum • The Anne Frank House • The Rijksmuseum • The Stedelijk museum • The Hermitage • The Leidseplein • The Rembrandts Plein • The shopping streets: Kalverstraat, Leidsestraat or the "Negen Straatjes" • etc. Etc.Etc.Breakfast can be served upon request for €15 per person per day.USP: Great location, beautiful building, great bed, clean room and a host that does everything in her power to let her guests leave satisfied and xperience a stay in Amsterdam which is above expectations ... more less