Consultant, editor-in-chief of De Speld, satirical newsmagazine.
Melle and Vanya Flat is really confortable and stylish with a lovely view on the canal. We felt like home. Ideally situated between the City center and Amsterdam suburbs, we felt like real locals. Melle also prepared a list with lots of information on what to do and what to Care about during Our trip.
Thank you Melle & Vanya
If you want to experience Amsterdam rather than just visit it, then this is the place to stay. Upon arrival, Melle had left me 2 pages of detailed information - one page had all the information I needed for the apartment (how to change the thermostat, access the wifi etc), the 2nd page had lots of information about the neighborhood as well as some general information on what to see in Amsterdam.
The apartment is an easy tram ride from Centraal Station, the tram stop is only a couple of minutes away. The apartment looks out over a canal. There is a great park nearby as well as a local market and numerous places to eat and drink. I felt very much at home here and it was great to spend time in a real Amsterdam neighborhood and interacting with the local residents instead of other tourists and seeing fast food restaurants everywhere.
As a first time airbnb user, I have to say I am extremely pleased with my experience using this website! Melle was extremely helpful and accommodating during my stay. His place is absolutely delightful and I have no complaints.
Melle's flat is great! We had a great time there and the area was just right, close to a local market, nice bar/restaurants and a brewery! Although Melle couldn't be there when we arrived he made sure someone handed the keys over and left all kind of useful information for us to explore the city with a non-turist pair of eyes! Amsterdam is a lovely place to visit, the Dutchman are really nice and welcoming and they definetively have a good eye for design! When back in Amsterdam we will be contacting Melle again!
Melle en Fanya are lovely guests. They are very social, entertaining and sweet. Nice to have them around. You certainly have to host them!
Melle is a great 'roommate' + a pleasure to be around. (As a boyfriend he's not bad as well...) He knows a lot of cool places and insights in Amsterdam's cultural & night scene which he probably will share with you.