We have just returned from a 3-night stay in Palm 1. The apartment is spotless and very comfortable, with everything provided for a short stay. The owners are so helpful and the free app proved extremely useful. We much preferred the less busy district of Jordaan with its selection of cafes and little restaurants (Lucca Italian in particular), compared to the busy center (which is only a very pleasant 10-15 mins walk away). We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again - thank you Jan Carel & Jan Willem.
The location is fantastic and a quiet haven away from the tourist areas. The app provided by the hosts was very handy with excellent tips for restaurants, GPS for your location and how to get home easily when not familiar the streets and canals. Hosts are very friendly and welcoming and easy to deal with. The apartment was of a very good standard with good facilities. Complimentary drinks and stroop waffles were provided which was a nice touch. Our only minor complaint is we were hot in the apartment. Outside temperature was 28. We had a small fan to help but a large pedestal fan for both the lounge and bedroom would have been better. Overall would recommend and would be pleased to stay again.
We stayed here for 3 nights for a weekend in Amsterdam and I will always return but I can’t see myself staying anywhere else now, the apartment was perfect so stylish, clean and had everything we needed and more every detail was looked after.
The hosts just fabulous and so welcoming they even have their own app which we found very useful indeed and enjoyed some of the hosts recommendations for restaurants.
I cannot recommend enough and it’s in a perfect location of Amsterdam with everything in easy reach.
Jan-Willem and Jan-Carel thank you very much for your hospitality.
My sister and I stayed in this apartment for 3 days and I wish we'd had longer! The location was perfect - within walking distance to great restaurants & bars and all the attractions of central Amsterdam, but in a lovely quiet neighbourhood. The hosts were wonderful and have thought of everything to make the apartment a comfortable home away from home. They also had great suggestions for things to do, places to eat etc and provided access to an app 'Concierge' which we downloaded to our phones to help with navigation around Amsterdam. I can't wait to go back with my husband and will definitely try to book here again!
The apartment was clean and really nicely decorated with everything we needed to make our stay comfortable and pleasant. There were even some snacks and drinks left for us, and the ability to make a good cup of coffee in the apartment was very much appreciated! The neighbourhood is beautiful, with plenty of places nearby to have a nice meal. The walk to the centre was quick, easy and very pleasant. The super friendly owners made the check in and out process a breeze, and as they were right next door, they were there in case we needed anything which was also great! Overall, we loved our stay here and would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting amsterdam!
We managed to grab a short weekend here after a cancellation and it was so lovely. The most amazing, friendliest welcoming, really made us feel at home. Great size, so cleanly and just out right amazing. Planning to come back soon.
In the best position, this apartment is close to the heart of Amsterdam. I felt safe and comfortable staying here on my own. Warm, comfortable, stylish, ideal space. I will come back again soon with my husband and small son. Any more than 3 would be uncomfortable.
I stayed in apartment 1 (I think) anyway, the one upstairs.
Location, just perfect
Peaceful, so very quiet!
Hosts: Jan is a lovely fellow and so so helpful. wonderfully warm on introduction then leaves you to your own world, while welcoming you to call at any time if you need help.
Cat: if you love cats there is one next door and you may be lucky enough to see him. He will look at you suspiciously until you say 'hey puss' then he will come running over with lots of purring.
Seriously, everything you need. Make your own dinner, chill on your own lounge.
Worth taking into account:
On the same floor there is a smoker and the smell is evident in the hallway. It comes just a little into the apartment but it didn't bother me. I put a towel down at the door to stop any smell coming in.
No views so to speak and is just a few metres across from another apartment with direct views into each others' abodes. However I did realise that an open home and window is quite standard in Amsterdam. People don't worry too much if they see others through the window!
However there is a lovely light from the adjoining deck which is owned by a separate property.
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