Very centrally located in a cool Amsterdam neighborhood just outside the famous Jordaan area. It's quiet at night -with all the tourists a canal or two away- and lively at daytime with all the shops, bakeries, butchers, fish shops, bio supermarkets and many restaurants; Japanese, Italian, Greek, Indian, French, Spanish… Very convenient: the big supermarket across the street is opened every day till 22:00.
Everything of interest is at walking distance. You walk right into the Jordaan with all its lovely bars, shops and restaurants, the Anne Frank Museum at a 10 min walk, Leidseplein at 15. Vondelpark, Dam square & museumplein at 20. Don't forget a visit to the Westerpark- a little less famous but more interesting with all its cultural facilities…
If you'd rather take public transport; the tram stops at a 100 mtr from the front door. But the best way to explore Amsterdam is to do as Amsterdammers do; take the bike! I have a spare old amsterdam bike you can use!
At home there's everything you need. I'll make sure there are fresh oranges, and some coffee for the espresso machine, for you to wake up with in the garden. If you don't feel like eating out you can have breakfast in the garden, go to the bakery at the square -it's really good. And at night, if you can't choose from all the restaurants, have a barbecue in the garden or simply cook at home. The kitchen is fully equipped with a fridge, oven, dish washer and coffee machine. Use everything you find, I don't mind sharing!
After a long day of exploring you could watch a movie on the flatscreen TV -there's a small collection of movies & series. No cable - who watches TV anyway? Personally, I'm more into music. There is free wifi internet and a nice stereo sound system that plugs right into your Ipod/mp3 player or laptop, or connect wireless with the bluetooth speaker! If that's all too high tech for you just spin a good old record on the turntables. I have a playlist-wall with 13 records, if you replace a record with one you brought (or bought) yourself you can take it home. Let's make a weird soundtrack together!