Flying Dutchman, now settled in New York with Brazilian wife and son. Love traveling and meeting new people. Founder of New York Casas, Ltd. ((website hidden)).
Phillip was a great host. He was friendly, flexible and basically a decent and likeable guy. He arranged to leave work to come and meet me and check me in. He bught me a beer after he finished work and was on hand to answer any questions I might have had regarding where to go and what to do. And when I had lost my passport, he went abve and beyond in order to help me out when discovering I was stuck in Amsterdam.
The apartment itself is incredibly well situated, being surrounded by some good shops, coffeeshops and restaurants and only a few mins walk from Central Station once you know the way (just find Haarlemerstraat and it's a few mins down off on the left hand side) and ou can walk to many of the museums and parks too if you prefer walking to riding a bike or taking a tram. It is a little basic in terms of finishing and furnishing, but it was reasonably clean and whatever it might have lacked in some respects was more than compensated for by the superb location, reasonable pricing and teriffic host.
Food lovers must try "De Belhamel" just next to the apartment, it's a fantastic little place (book a table in advance).
Thanks again Philip.
The host canceled my reservation 7 days before arrival.
I've stayed in Amsterdam 7 times over the last year and a half, usually really pricey places on the canals, and this was by far the best in quality, price and location.
The bed is really comfortable, the apartment is bright with hardwood floors, lots of windows, nice furniture, the location could not be better - beautiful little street two steps from Brouwersgracht (voted the prettiest canal in Amsterdam!) very close to Centraal Station, the canal ring, Haarlemerstraat (and everything you could possibly need is on that street) and Jordaan. Central Station so close by means every tram to the whole city is right there. Right across from the front door is a restaurant called De Belhamel, which is one of the most charming and beautiful restaurants in Amsterdam.
Philip is super sweet, helpful, personable and available by phone whenever we needed advice, etc. He was also great at communicating before we arrived. We had a great stay and I'll definitely be staying there again.
Great location, right in the city center but in a quiet street.
The apartment is nice and spacious, with some lovely details; not extremely clean but decent.
Philip is a kind and considerate host.
Amazing location in the Jordaan and amazing host Philip; original Amsterdam architecture renovated with all modern conveniences...excellent shopping, restaurants and sauna within walking distance; one of our best European experiences to date! Would highly recommend.
WE LOVE PHILIP !!! Uber host!!... pointed us in the right direction during our stay... highly recommended...location is top notch. Thank you Philip... we will be back to Amsterdam, and will be sure to see if your place is available... if not.. will for sure say hello.
We really enyoyed our week-end in this amazing appartment in the center of Amsterdam. It's very well located near the train station and the canal.
Nice host and great place.
Wonderful place, great location, would recommend Philip to anyone!
Philip was a fantastic host. He was very flexible to our travel needs.
His apartment was a lovely flat in a very nice area of Amsterdam.
I recommend this flat for people who would love to see Amsterdam from a locals point of view, but still so very close to the tourist side of things. Perfectly located!!
Great guest! Highly recommend him.