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spacious ground floor apartment
gound floor box spring beds
ground floor beds have comfortable reading lamps
ground floor kitchen
ground floor private kitchrn has everything you need
ground floor private toilet and shower facilities
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fresh flowers in every apartment....
top floor private bath
top floor kitchenette
kitchenette top floor
the famous traditional staircase: quite nice actually!
top floor double bed
top floor apartment
tpop floor dining table
top floor has 1 double and 1 single bed
top floor bathroom
flowers for sale at the saturday market
the friendly cafe at the corner, also serves breakfast and world famous Kuyt's applepie!
textiles at incredible bargain prices on westerstraat monday morning market
traditional street organ wrapping up sat market on Lindengracht
fantastic swimmingpool just a block away!
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Studio, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Amsterdam, North Holland Province

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tinarena2...
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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58 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“The stay was ok”
Reviewed April 11, 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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We stayed upstairs for 4 nights and then downstairs for 3 nights. There was pros and cons about both apartments. The upstairs was great, more private, but shower was not fun to deal with as it is a hand held shower and no curtain to keep in any water so a little messing. The single closet for the toilet could really use a vent. The downstairs was ok, the sharing of the entry was not bad but to go to the bathroom you may run into other guests or the owner. My biggest complaint would be the kitchen could use some nicer dishes as most of the cups were tea and coffee stained and chipped. Dishes were the same, chipped and really needed a good cleaning. There was not a lot of utensils downstairs to cook with. I found both places in need of a good deep scrubbing. The shower downstairs was moldy and really needs to be scrubbed with a brush. Both Toilets up and down are in need of a good cleaning. Both places are very dusty and could use floor cleaning and at least shake out the rugs. I ended up cleaning the grime off the fronts of the microwaves and fridges both were very thick with grime. If you like to walk a lot to any of the central attractions this is the place for you. The Anne Frank house was a little over 1/2 mile away. The area is very nice but you do have to walk far to the center of the city. I enjoyed the area, the fact there is a kitchen to cook a bit, if you don't mind the typical stairs I would rent the upstairs as it is more private. We did not think the stairs were that bad at all.

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John S
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
“Fantastic location. Wonderful in every way!”
Reviewed December 23, 2013 for a stay in December 2013
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I stayed in the ground floor flat for four weeks and wish I could have stayed longer. In fact, I tried but it had been booked by other guests. Elske and Karine were so kind and helpful, available but very respectful of my privacy. I have rented about a dozen apartments this year in Europe for at least a week at a time and this was perhaps my favorite.

Of course, it doesn't hurt that it is in a perfect location in Amsterdam, literally a few minutes walk from Prinsengracht. (The Anne Frank House is very helpful as a landmark if you want to get an idea of the location on a map. It is 500 meters from the flat.) I walked everywhere, never taking a taxi or even a tram. And what is the other consideration when renting a place? The cost. VERY reasonable. I appreciated that even more when I looked for another apartment to extend my stay in Amsterdam. Most places I found were literally twice as much!

It is perfect for a solo traveller or a couple. It is great to have the basics in your own kitchen, microwave, refrigerator and a small stove. The bathroom is your own. Just fine and plenty of hot water in the shower.

Also, the internet connection was rock-solid, strong and dependable for the entire four weeks I was there. I have co complaints or even suggestions for enhancements. It was a great and memorable stay.

When I return to Amsterdam, and I certainly will, I will definitely try to stay here again.

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Liked best: The location, which is always my most important consideration. Everything else is a distant second to me.
Liked least: Not appliccable.
Traveling group: Solo
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed November 10, 2013 for a stay in October 2013

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Liked best: living at a tipical trade holland house
Liked least: the stairs
Traveling group: Extended Family
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wherenext...
Manchester, New Hampshire
2 reviews
“Great convenient, quiet location in the Jordan within easy reach of everything.”
Reviewed October 6, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

Elske, our "landlady", was friendly and accommodating during our stay. The open plan space at the top of the house was reached by very narrow steep stairs which might be a challenge for some. There was a double and single bed, eating table, small kitchenette, full bathroom (separate toilet) small TV and plenty of storage. Although very close to the Westerstraaat, a busy area, it was quiet at night. Everything was clean and functioning including the heat which we needed for the cool nights. The cooking pans could be updated especially the old teflon frying pans.
The location in the Jordan was convenient to most things, attractions, eating, shopping etc. We didn't want standard American style hotel accommodations, this quaint and charming home worked perfectly for us.

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Liked best: Location, convenience, character.
Liked least: old kitchen ware.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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IrishKell...
Mount Airy, North Carolina
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Greatest Place to Stay in Jordaan, Amsterdam”
Reviewed May 13, 2013 for a stay in September 2012

I have stayed at the bottom floor studio apartment owned by Elske 2 times now. I stayed in Feb. of 2011 and also Sept. 2012 both times for 4 weeks at a time. Elske is a great host. She makes you feel very welcome. The bottom studio is very large. There is also a kitchen for cooking. The bathroom is very tiny but so are most other bathrooms in Amsterdam. It wasn't a problem but no outlets in bathroom to dry hair. You have to dry your hair in the bedroom. The studio has comfortable beds, WiFi, dining table for 4 people, and floor to ceiling windows covering half the room. It's great for people watching and lots of natural light. The location is the best for all shopping, sightseeing, and close to restaurants and grocery stores right around the corner. I have stayed at other places in Amsterdam before and this is definitely the best. Very comfortable. You will really love this place!

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Liked best: Bottom floor location. No steep stairs to climb.
Liked least: The bathroom is very tiny and no outlets to dry your hair.
Traveling group: Solo
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Texas, USA
Reviewed January 28, 2013 for a stay in June 2011
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“Clean, comfortable, welll situated, great hospitality, tough staires to climb”
Reviewed September 2, 2012 for a stay in August 2012
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Elske is great. Love the location - close to everything and yet somewhat secluded from touristy areas. love the organic farmer's market on Sat. right at the end of the street.
the top appartement is at the top of two steep staircases. My mother (65) had some trouble with that.
In short - great place, great hospitality, great value - but don't take the top floor if you are elderly or have kids.

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Liked best: The surroundings
Liked least: The stair case
Traveling group: Other
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