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Living with my lovely and beautiful girlfriend, Lidwien, in Amsterdam. Love cooking, eating, drinking and do some boxing and cycle racing to keep in shape
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Great spot in a great location. Maarten made sure we had plenty of information and even made a great map of his favorite places. Really awesome to have all that information. Apartment is very neat/clean and was a great home base for exploring Amsterdam. Market below the apartment is pretty cool as well. Definitely recommend to anyone!
What a lovely place Maarten has. Me and my boyfriend Roman spent 3 days there (Sep 2013) and found everything to be perfect. Situated about a 5 minute walk to Muiderpoort station which made journeying from and to Schipol airport so easy. The apartment was also close to tram stop number 9, for a quick trip into the main town (this tram goes through Rembrandt and Dam Square too before reaching Centraal Station). Artis zoo is a few stops away and worth a visit.
Although we didn't get the pleasure of meeting Maarten or his girlfriend, the communication from him was instant and concise. Had no problem what so ever. His kind friend, Farid, checked us in and was very pleasant indeed.
The decor is fabulous, got some very good design ideas for my own place. The entrance stairs are steep, but make for a good workout before relaxing when you reach the top.
All is left to say is that I am very pleased that we chose Maarten's place, really made out weekend break carefree and comfortable. Would be more than happy to stay again for our next visit (and say hi to the little robot...) Emma and Roman :)
We had a lovely stay in this beautiful apartment. The owner's sister made us feel very welcome upon arrival and even booked a restaurant for us (which was amazing)! The place was clean and provided everything we needed. Thanks Maarten!
My boyfriend and I stayed at Maarten's apartment in the weekend of 22nd to 25th of August.
Maarten was not able to welcome us personally, but he put us in contact with his sister, who gave us some nice tips and helpful answers to our questions.
He also had some good recommendations written down for us along side with a touristic guide and a city's map.
Even though the area where the apartment is located is a bit rougher, we had no problems what so ever with this colorful neighborhood.
Regarding the apartment we were pleased with everything that we had and didn’t feel the need of anything extra. We would like to give Maarten props for his comfortable and resting bed and for the modern bathroom, which was super clean. Also his good speakers came in handy, when we needed some music to create a better mood.
If we will have the opportunity, in the future, to go to Amsterdam, we would definitely take Maarten’s apartment as a first option accommodation. It is absolutely worth it.
As a tip: be careful with how much luggage you take, because the stair case might be a little bit tricky, as it has the structure and shape of a very narrow “attic staircase”.
Our stay in Maartens's apartament was great. It is a welcoming place, fully equiped, very good location (close to the train station and to the city) and in a neighbourhood with shops, market and very good atmosphere.
Maarten give us very good suggestions and the comunication was really easy. Thank you very much.
It was our first booking through airbnb while we were on the road through northern Germany to the Netherlands by car. Maarten responded really fast and helfpful to our questions before we finally booked. We've had a great stay at the apartment and really fell in love with it from the first second.The interior design is fantastic. We never thought that one could live such comfortable and organized in a 39qm apt. Also we got to know his girlfriends lovely sister who checked us in the day we arrived and helped us orientate in the new city. Also they've had a self-made map with the most attractive hot-spots and restaurants near the area of the Dapperstreet, that we've used permanent, before leaving by bike.
The apartment was clean, modern, cosy and it felt like home from the first second. 100% recommendable! Next time we visit Amsterdam, we would love to meet Maarten and his girlfriend in person.
We had a great stay in Amsterdam not least because of Maarten's cozy apartment. It was a very nice experience for us, to see, how the people live in Amsterdam. We appreciated the cozy and clean apartment. Maarten and his girlfriend where very friendly and helpful and showed us insider locations on the map. If we come to see Amsterdam again, we definitely ask Maarten again. Thanks’ for a good time in Amsterdam.
Great stay, Maarten's communication was promt throughout and we had no problems finding the apartment, getting the keys etc. The photos are true to what we found - a very cozy and airy apartment for 2 in an up and coming area of Amsterdam. Plus we loved the vintage decor! Maarten left us a ton of foodie tips, a map, even a Rough Guide to Amsterdam (which we used extensively!). We loved our stay and would not only recommend this apartment but will also probably go back ourselves. We truly felt we lived like proper Amsterdam'ers for a weekend :)
The only heads up: the stairs to the apartment are very Dutch style steep.
Maarten and his girlfriend were really nice guests and i would host them again any minute! They were friendly and left the apartment very clean... Hope to see you again, maybe in Amsterdam ;)