It was so great to be on Nieuwmarkt! Great vendors at the market, lots of restaurants and even a grocery store located around the square. Enjoyed people watching from the big windows. The bed was very comfy and loved having a washer/dryer in the apartment. We hope to visit again!
No problems with the apartment itself, clean and spacious. Some of the owners clothes/personal belonging present (leaving no room to hang our own up), this may or may not bother you in the age of Airbnb.
However, the ongoing building work ruined our stay. The basement was being worked on, with a jackhammer starting up every morning at 7-7.30am continuing until 4pm. The sewers were blocked one morning as a consequence of the building work, leaving us unable to flush the toilet or use the shower.
Entrance to the property was over a makeshift wooden hatch covering the work in the basement. To leave the property we had to push a button to turn a light on in the basement which signalled the builders to lower the hatch
Also disappointed with the owners communication regarding the building work. No mention of the building work was made during the booking process. We tried to contact the owner at the time of the blocked sewers, but was told they where on the road and they would contact us later - which they didn't.
No apology or offer of compensation from the owners rep at the end of the stay.
Great location, directly overlooking De Waag and the market. A short walk from the station, or any other attractions Central Amsterdam has to offer. Could not ask for a better place to stay! Many nice bars, cafes and restaurants around the Nieuwmarkt area. Apartment is spacious, very clean and not cluttered. Maaike has been very helpful and always just an email away. Mart who let us in to the apartment was also very helpful and recommended some places to visit.
I have visited Amsterdam several times, and this is by far the nicest place I have stayed in, Maaike's home is truly lovely.
Thanks for having us!
Lovely apartment, home from home. Very well equiped and has everything you need for your stay. Brilliant views from all windows. Had a good night sleep every night in a very very comfy bed!! Thank you Mmaike, Mart and Tara xxx
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