living with my boyfriend in this beautiful dollhouse. So cute! Once you're in Amsterdam you have to stay in this house for the real Amsterdam feeling.
There are no words which can properly express how much we loved our stay at Merel & Ruben's beautiful house - just being there was the best part of our trip to Amsterdam. From the moment we walked in, it felt like home. The graciousness of our friendly hosts only added to that feeling. Merel & Ruben were at the house when we arrived - they showed us around a bit, offered us the use of anything & everything in house, handed the keys and then left us to our devices for the week, which was very nice. They also left a helpful guide to the neighborhood which we found very useful, along with some treats to enjoy :)
I was so relieved to find that the house looks exactly as it does in the photos - stylishly decorated & spotlessly clean. I'm quite picky about both cleanliness & decor, and yet didn't take issue with a single detail. The vibe is very friendly, airy & welcoming. I was traveling with my young daughter & niece and they loved it there as much as I did - maybe more! It was actually almost a pity to leave the comfort of the house, but the surrounding neighborhood was equally wonderful. Merel's house is in the absolute best location in Amsterdam. Everything you could possibly want - supermarket, drug store, juice bar, farmer's market, canals, best cafes, best shops - are literally right outside their door.
The overall experience could not have been more perfect, from beginning to end. We had such a great time, my daughter decided she wants to live in Amsterdam when she grows up and have a house just like Merel & Ruben's : )
We were so sad to leave, and cannot wait to hopefully return one day. If I ever visit Amsterdam again, there is certainly no place else I'd rather stay.
Booked this for our parents who had a lovely stay in Amsterdam.
Very friendly host and lovely part of Amsterdam.
We loved staying at Merel & Ruben's monumental canal house! Such a wonderful house, full of character, stylish and comfortable and the location can't be beaten.
Merel and Ruben were so accomodating and left us with lots of advice and tips, fully equipped to enjoy the city.
The three of us would love to return to Amsterdam and would want to stay at Merel & Ruben's again.
I had a lovley stay in this beautiful channal house in Jordaan Amsterdam. I sleept like a queen. The house is in the best shape and have everything you need. Yes, the staurs are steep and narrow. For me this just added on to a great experience. The host where very kind and accurate with their information and timing. The house itself is in Jordaan area which has a many nice bars and restaurants. For me it is a bit like Williamsburgh in Brooklyn NYC, Söder in Stockholm or Möllan in Malmö. I would recommend all my friends to go and live in this house.
We had a fantastic stay at the Monumental Canal House. Merel and Ruben were incredibly welcoming, giving us advice on local places to visit and being very flexible in checking in/out times.
The house itself is awesome, 5 stories, all finished with a designer touch. It is like a luxury boutique house, certainly beats hotels! The stairs are for the fairly agile! Very comfortable for 4 people with two bedrooms, dining room and living room.
Location is superb, 15 mins walk to the tourist areas and Dam Centraal. Supermarkets just around the corner. 5 mins to Anne Frank museum.
Overall we couldn't recommend staying here highly enough, fantastic house and hosts in a brilliant city. Wish we could have stayed for longer.
I can only recommend Merel as a guest on AIRbnb. She and her family were very nice and easygoing people, and they treated my apartment with care and respect. Merel, I hope to see you back in Copenhagen again :-)