I live near Amsterdam with my wife and two children and I work for a a Dutch travel organization with foreign offices in Paris, Hamburg and Zurich. I get to travel a lot through Europe and work often abroad. While traveling I prefer to stay in an apartment as a far better option than spending my evenings in hotel rooms. When I am abroad my own house is also available for Airbnb guests to use.
My say is always: Threat your rental apartment as your own!