Home is where the heart is!
we had a great time at mariah's place. lovely space, close to the center (nice walk through de pijp, vondelpark, rijksmuseum.
a definite recommendation! thank you!
My daughter and I had a 5 day "get-away" stay at Mariah's lovely apt. Mariah was there to greet me upon my arrival and was so wonderfully gracious and helpful. She spent time with me answering questions and guiding me on how to get around Amsterdam (our first time there) and also recommended restaurants. She even walked me around in her neighborhood! The area is calm and upscale with shops, cafes and restaurants. The famous Albert Cuypmarkt is walking distance away. The tram is very close by for easy access to everywhere. The apt is beautifully decorated and we just felt comfortable and "at home" immediately. The big king sized bed very comfortable. The kitchen equipped with everything from cooking utensils to spices to make a meal. I hope to rent Mariah's apt again someday whenever I get back to Amsterdam!
Lorraine (& Sarah)
Hello Air B&Bcommunity
The details of Mariah and Bibi were excellent, they have very good recommendations for transportation, restaurants, taxi, shopping, museum visits, etc ... everything you need to spend some wonderful days in Amsterdam.
The apartment is excellently located, well maintained and clean, simply doesn't need anything, just steps from the RAI Centre, some great places to dine and the tram. We find best choice for business and spend a few nice days, you just feel like home.
Would return to this apartment without any problem. Mariah ... thank you very much.
Our 1st airbnb stay.
Marije is a very nice and helpful person. The flat has all you need for a pleasant stay and is very quiet.
I hope I have time this spring/summer to rent your flat again.
I recommend Marije's apartment to stay in Amsterdam if you want to feel like a local.
Our 1st airbnb stay. A great time, close to the RAI and very comfortable with a warm friendly host. We would definitely stay here again
The experience with Marije was wonderful. Trustful, reliable communication beforehand. She even changed her shortterm plans to make sure the agreeded on dates work well. She could not be at the place at the time of check-in, but communicated to me in detail and with lovely fotos where in the neighbourhood I could retrieve the leys, it worked very well.
In the appartment everything was prepared, clean, and functional. Her lovely welcome letter described all I needed to know about the appartment (kitchen, bath, washing, internet, TV, etc. etc.), the neighbours, and plenty advise about enjoy amsterdam (including best nearby restauarants for breakfast or dinner)..
There were very, very minor things such as no kaffee machine but only nespresso, or no watering can for the plants as requested, but again, very minor issues to be solved easily as guest in her home.
At check-out she arranged to come over, she stayed with friends the night before to accomodate my stay, and we enjoyed good talks. It would have been very nice to talk and share time more, but we both have busy lifes :-).
I attended a congress at RAI, the appartment was great both as appartment and very close (2-4 minutes walk).
This was my first time airbnb, great experience, also with regards to the system of airbnb to assure reliability and transparency of people involved and easy payments.
Thank you, bright future for such hosts and the system.
Great place, has everything you might need. It's south of the centre of Amsterdam and in an area that easily sets you up for travel on business or leisure. It's away from the major tourist trail, with some great restaurants nearbyy that all the locals frequent. It's also near the RAI convention centre. Getting places is easy, the tram stops are within about 5-10 minutes walk. The area is very quiet and the flat itself is in a quiet side street.
The flat itself is on the 1st floor and features a bright living room with a very comfortable sofa and a massive TV. Not too many channels in English, but enough to keep you entertained. There is also a desk, where you can use your laptop.
The kitchen is well-equipped and features a gas hob, combination oven, dishwasher and coffee maker (Nespresso). Note there is nowhere to sit down and eat in the kitchen so you will have to eat in the living room. Lots of utensils and before you arrive my hostess offered to stock the fridge with some basics prior to my arrival.
The bedroom is dominated by a very large double bed which easily sleeps two. There is also a large TV in the bedroom. Not much space in the bedroom, but there are plenty of other places to store your stuff. Note the curtains are white and there are no blinds, so expect to wake early in the morning by the light shining in! Not a problem for me though as I had to get up early anyway.
The bathroom has a great bath with shower, a washing machine and somewhat unusually a dryer. The dryer turned out to be quite the time-saver for me.
Overall, this turned out to be a really good place to stay and the owner Marije is just so nice. On the map it may seem like this flat is a long way away from where it's all happening, but I think that is to its advantage. The area feels more genuine, and it's a lot more quiet than if you were to stay right in the city centre.
This is a perfectly situated apartment for conferences at the RAI (less than two minutes walk away, with a nearby supermarket and restaurants for supplies) and it was a pleasure to stay here. The host was so lovely and welcoming, the apartment was beautifully decorated, the bed was comfortable and the area was very pleasant. I'd chose this apartment over a hotel any day!
Excellent ! Really convenient for a convention at the RAI and in a wonderful and quiet neighborhood with restaurants, grocery store, shops, splendid park, etc... Trams stop close by and take you into old Amsterdam in 15m.
Marije provided excellent quidance and instructions to get there. The appartement is perfect for two, really nice and equipped with all the necessary kitchen appliances - we made ourselves fantastic dinners !
All in all, a fantastic experience!
Marie's apartment is very charming and very spacious for 2 peoples and it has all you need. The neighbourhood is very calm and pleasant. The city center is a little far but can be reached easily by bicycle or tram. Marije is very friendly. Thanks to her, we spent great time in Amsterdam :).