When I travel internationally, I want to experience where I am--and I don't mean from the window of a hotel. Fleur's place was perfect, and I could not have had a better first experience in this great city. The minute my travel partner and I arrived, we were met with the hospitality that soon came to represent many in the city, and her attention to our needs was more than exceptional. We were able to experience Amsterdam the way a native does on a daily basis--she had bicycles ready for us on arrival, and we took them to all the business meetings we had set up. Fleur was more than providing with information about the city and the people. As a plus, we were introduced to her lovely family and even had the joy of attending one of her son's birthday parties. Her breakfasts were outstanding, and if you needed to seek out a quiet place for a minute or two, the yard is extremely tranquil. I know exactly where I'll be staying on my next trip to Amsterdam. Many thanks to Fleur for her hospitality, as well to her family for letting us be a part of it for a short time.