I m 43 yr man from Amsterdam, work in the national theatre and arts
The best host in town! Melle's apartment is so comfortable that we spent more time at home than outside, listening music from his collection (who else has Murcof) and enjoying a drink :) Thank you!
Melle was great. He met us at the apartment (which is wonderful), showed us around and even left some museum passes (that allowed us to step to the front of a few very long lines!). The apartment was in very good condition, is in a great part of town and fit our needs perfectly. I would highly recommend Melle and his apartment to anyone coming to Amsterdam!!
We spent a long weekend at Melle's apartment and had a wonderful time!
Melle's apartment is very easy to reach from Amsterdam Centraal, and although it is not far from crowed Leidseplein it was very quiet at night. The area around is full of nice cafès and restaurants, museums are close by and everything can be reached by foot or bike. Melle has created a comfy, artsy and very special place and was a very caring, prompt and flexible host. Thank you very much!
Melle was very helpful and friendly even before we arrived. He was very thoughtful and kind, helping us with luggage and child-proofing! We had a wonderful time in Melle's beautiful and central apartment. Highly recommended. Thank you, Melle!
Response from Melle:
You're very welcome again!
It was our first experience with Airbnb, and we had a lovely week end at Melle's house, surely the best way to enjoy Amsterdam. The house is very well situated in a living neighbourhood close to the center, and is extremely quiet which is always a privilege in a city.
We got warmly welcomed by our host and felt instantly at home. The house is spacious and very well equipped, well decorated, it was a real pleasure to spend the week end there.
Highly recommended in every ways, I will never go back to a hotel ever again !
This apartment is magnificent. My friends and I spent greats moments (in particular on the big terrace) there. Well situated, we were able to make many things for feet.
Melle is a really accommodating, kind and helpful owner. We recommend to all this property and this really charming owner.
Thank you Melle
A very well located appartment with all equipments needed. Nearby shops and restaurants make the place very nice to stay. Melle is available and makes everything easy.
The apartment was excellent.
Spacious, bright, with modern utilities and superbly situated for getting around Amsterdam.
The tram was 2 minutes walk, supermarket, restaurants, cafes all close at hand and only 10 minutes walk to the Leidseplein or modern art museum....probably 2 minutes on the tram but Amsterdam is interesting to walk around.
Melle was friendly and extremely helpful. He went out of his way to enable us to be there during the time we needed, as my job only allows fixed dates.
We had the best time there and would recommend both Melle as a host and the accommodation.
Thank you so much for a memorable experience.
Melle's apartment was such a fantastic find! I would definitely recommend staying here.
Location was perfect. Close to the Leidesplein, Vondelpark (5 min walk) and easy walking distance to the centre. It also has great transport links to the airport, central station and the rest of the city. There is a supermarket / multiple cafes close by. The actual apartment is so beautiful inside. Very modern and interesting interiors. Good lighting, sound system and roof terrace.
I didn't actually meet Melle but he responded promptly to emails and was able accommodate our requests including setting up a very comfortable airbed (we had 4 people). Thanks!
Melle is a great guest. very tidy and conciderate.
would love to have him back.
I was very happy to have Melle stay in our studio.
I would recommend him to anyone concidering him as a guest!
I was delighted to welcome Miss in my house for a vacation , it is very nice and in addition he speaks French which facilitated communication ( because my English is not so good) .
Response from Melle:
Dear Olivier, you used pobably a translator, my name is Melle and thats Miss with a translator. I loved staying in your Riad
Melle and Lisette are very nice people, left our home very clean and were friendly and easy to communicate with, we would gladly host them again.
As my friend I travelled, for a couple of years now, a lot with Melle. He is an interesting man who is curious about other people in different cultures. Citytrips are his favourite.
I would recommend him as a guest in your house because he is relaxed, reliable and self-reliant.
His house is a delight to stay in because of the location, the space, the kitchen, the bathtub, .... Delicious! It's cosy but also clean and equipped with all comforts.
Melle is one of the best hosts the city of Amsterdam has to offer. As one of the main influencers of Amsterdam's cultural infrastructure Melle knows and loves the city and the city knows and loves him back. He is very reliable and his house is a beautiful classic Amsterdam home combining tradition, luxury and contemporary art. The location could not be better, 5 minutes walking distance from bubbling Leidseplein and also 5 minutes from the cultural hub of the Museumplein, in a sweet little neighbourhood called 'Old West', filled with little local bars and shops. Go and stay if you can!
Melle knows his ways around, in city's, on the great waters and maybe also in the mountains, but I am not so sure about that last one. I know him at least as a cosmopolitan traveller who enjoys theatre, arts, food, party's and nice architecture, amongst other things. In our beloved city Amsterdam he is responsable for the programs in the Municipal Theatre. I have been working there with much pleasure, but that was long before Melle entered and transformed the place in a wonderfull mix of the old and the new. After one week in your apartment he probably knows to tell you about the most up to date and newest hotspts and hip events in town.