This second floor apartment was ideal for us as a place to base ourselves whilst exploring Amsterdam. The owner, Joyce Small, lives next door and showed us around. The two sets of stairs leading up to the room are very narrow and windy, but I think this is farily typical of this style of building. We paid her 100 Euros cash per night upon arrival. The apartment was very easy to find, having received precise directions from Joyce by e-mail. It only took us about 5 minutes to walk from the nearest metro station.
There was one lovely large bedroom with a comfy double bed, with double doors leading into a fair-sized living room with tall windows and doors which opened onto a small balcony that overlooked the university building opposite and a canal to the right. The living room was comfortably appointed with 2 leather settees covered by throws, tv,and music centre. The living room area merged into the very well equipped kitchen, with all the essentials and more. The bathroom was opposite the bedroom across the corridor, with a bath/shower to the left and vanity sink to the right. The toilet was in an adjoining room. There was also a washing machine in the bathroom which, from memory, we would have been allowed to use if we'd stayed longer than our 3 nights, but I can't recall if we would have had to pay a bit more for this facility. We felt right at home in this very welcoming and familiar environment, but still had our very important privacy. Every afternoon Joyce dropped by to bring supplies of milk and orange juice, fresh bread, cheeses and meats, from which we easily had enough for breakfast and to then make up a packed lunch.
Because we arrived on a Friday afternoon and left again on a Monday morning, we had no experiences of the students at the university opposite, so can't comment on whether there would be noise nuisance during the school week. There was a comprehensive supermarket about 2 minutes walk away, and the best meal we had locally was undoubtedly at the nearby Italian restaurant, turn left out of the front door of the apartment and continue no more than 250 metres, and it's there on the left (sorry, I can't remember its name, but it was lovely).