I think this accommodation is in the better part of the city - many very good restaurants (and the central station) within easy walking distance- for us it was ideal for our 3 day stay we wished we coutd have extended it by another week.
The owners wife Loes was away but her husband was fabulous without being in any way over-bearing - the location could not have been more ideal and we had a really fantastic 3rd introduction to Amsterdam - our 3rd level room had a really good view over the canal (careful when you change as you are in full view of the constant tourist barges) - however it is not a heavily touristic area (definately no red lights )
Our stay left us wanting to re-visit and we would definately choose this accommodation over the other researched accommodation. (The price is much the same as the hotels) but the personal service is very good and in my opinion the accommodation is really good value for money
The only downside was the rowdy students partying a few houses away (out of control of the owners) - the glazing in the windows isoriginal 18th century and may not be replaced with modern double glazing - as an architect I respect this grace to these ancient and graceful buildings and am happy to forfeit a few hours sleep for them.
The staircase to the 3rd level is very narrow- but such are the stairs in these very old buildings.
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