Me and my partner stayed at Matthijs & Anna's place during a recent stay in Amsterdam. It was our first time visiting Amsterdam and we both had a wonderful time!
Meeting up with Matthijs to check in and get the keys etc was very well organised. Matthijs didn't have long to stay as he had to rush back to work, however he gave us a very warm and friendly introduction and lots of information regarding both the apartment and Amsterdam itself. In the apartment he had compiled loads of useful information for our stay including travel tips, local amenities and emergency contact numbers. Also some wine and chocolates which were a nice touch and gratefully received. Its a shame he didn't get to stay longer as he did seem a really cool and interesting guy but he had to rush back to work and me and my partner had lots planned anyway so all was good!
The apartment itself is very well decorated, very stylish and very comfortable. The kitchen had everything you could possibly need! The bathroom and shower rooms were also both stylish and practical! The bedroom and bed were lovely and comfortable. The apartment had lots of really cool touches such as artwork, great books and some really quirky cool objects etc. It felt like an apartment me and my partner would be pretty happy to call our home (even if it was just for a few days) The outside garden area was also a really nice touch! Finally the location had really good public transport links which made traveling all over the city was a breeze! and I would advise anyone in Amsterdam to make full use of the trams (and or bicycles)
The communication with our hosts before, during and after our visit have been great! They checked in with us many times to make sure things were going ok and we didn't have any issues and I have no doubt they would of been very happy to help had we needed it! (luckily everything worked, we had no major issues and no problems finding the place etc)
Thank you Matthijs and Anna! me and my partner had a great time staying in your lovely home and would definitely stay again if we come back to Amsterdam (which after such a good first visit we would both love to do again soon)
All the best