Amsterdam centre local, I am a software entrepreneur, enthusiastic life enjoyer & surfer with love for photography:)
Beautiful house in a great location. Martijn was flexible and friendly - would definitely stay at his place again.
We had a fantastic time in Martijn's beautiful and perfectly located flat! Five minute walk away from the station, literally around the corner from the red light district, but still (nicely) removed from its hustle and bustle. The building and flat are charming inside, with ancient (17th century!), narrow stairs winding up to the flat. Huge, comfortable bed, similarly huge, comfortable sofa, and Martijn was even kind enough to leave us two bottles of wine to enjoy during our stay :). He (and his girlfriend) were charming throghout, and made it extremely easy to work through the details and logistics of our stay. If we go back to Amsterdam any time soon we will definitely be getting in touch with Martijn again - highly highly recommended!
P.S. Martijn is also hilarious - always a plus!
The house is amazing and close to everything. It feels like going in Rembrandts foot steps up the tiny winding staircase (don't bring to many large suitcases). The bed is comfortable and the living room very cozy. The only problem with this apartment is that you rather stay at home than exploring the fantastic city of Amsterdam. Martijn is a very good and caring host.
This apartment is a treat to stay in. Short (6 minute ) walk from central station and right in the heart of the action. Quiet and historic.
I have never had a chance to stay in such an historic apartment before.
Martijn was accommodating and helpful - no preblems.
I had a very nice stay in Martijn house.
The apartment is clean and tidy, well organized. Confortable sofa, good bed, useful bathroom, practice kitchen. Be athletic with the stairs, fourth floor! Quiet neighbours.
Very close to Centraal Station and,downstairs everything you can need, supermarket, restaurants, cafès, shops, metro stop. Walking distance to the Dam and Flower Market.
Martijn is nice, kind and present. Thanks a lot for all.
Martijn's apartment is exactly as described in a beautiful building overlooking a canal. Even though it is a short stroll from Chinatown and red light district it is very quiet, we slept with the windows open with out any bothersome street noise. Both my wife and I absolutely loved our stay.
I had a wonderful time staying in Martijn's romantic and charming apartment. The apartment has a fantastic location just in the center of Amsterdam and a wonderful view!
The apartment is so authentic and beautiful and Martijn is a great host! I felt so welcome!
We had a great time at Martijn's place! It's a beautiful old house perfectly located at the very center of Amsterdam. You can just step out of the door and enjoy the canals and dozens of bars and restaurants. The apartment is nice and clean, and Martijn was very supportive making our stay most enjoyable. There's no better place for an extended weekend stay, I highly recommend staying at Martijn's place!
Martijn has a fantastic apartment, right in the heart of Amsterdam, with direct canal view and lots of sunlight. It is only a short stroll from the station and close to everything. The apartment was very clean, he even provided breakfast biscuits!! Martijn kept in touch during our week-end stay to make sure everything was fine, with funny handwritten instructions!! To balance my review, an elevator would help to reach the 4th floor (but hey my airbnb parisian flat does not have one either !!) and ceiling height is fairly low (sometimes had to bend my 1m90) but this is part of the charm and character of this very romantic apartment indeed! Highly recommended for couples!
If you are looking for a truly authentic experience in Amsterdam this is where to start. Martijn's place is architecturally fantastic and nothing beats sitting in the front window with a coffee (generously provided by the host) looking at life happen in the canal below. We greatly enjoyed Martijn's attentiveness as a host and his continual check ins as the week went on. One word of caution however, avoid any oversized and overweight luggage as the stairs are not for those week in the knees! I would definitely recommend this gem of a place.
Ha sido un huésped magnífico..Ha dejado la casa muy limpia y ordenada,además es muy amable y encima habla el español muy bien.Esperamos que vuelva,lo recibiríamos muy contentos.Altamente recomendable como huésped.
Martjin was a very nice guest!! We planned everything in advance! Was easy to communicate once he had Internet on permanently. Was very respectful with the house and I give my high recommendation for other reservations around the world ! All good and keep traveling! :)
Just perfect guest, always welcome.
Correu tudo bem.
Recomendo o Sr. Martijn Hoek.
A receber no futuro.
It was pleasure to host Martijn and his friends,they were great guests.Friendly,communicative,polite and clean.Hope to see them again.
Apreciado Martin, muchas gracias por tu valoración.
Has sido un buen huésped, cuidando y respetando nuestra casa.
Esperamos que hayas tenido una feliz estancia.
Nati y Fernando.
Martijn has a wonderfull house and an even better personality. The house is really stylish and beautifully located in the centre of Amsterdam. Martijn is full of positive energy and communicates fast and clear. I would say that he is a phenomenon in Amsterdam. Definitely a recommendation!
Martijn is a creative person, who is upbeat, friendly, welcoming, fun, intelligent and in for anything. He'll be a fantastic host, and can give you any information you want on things to do in Amsterdam because of his outgoing personality. Warning: his zest for life is contagious.
This is a true, but of course, pretty biased report on him. I am fully aware of the nepotism factor in my reference. So if I had to name one disadvantage, it would be that he.. well he..ehh, he...smell ehh...No. I really can't come up with anything bad. Just book his apartment with confidence and you will not be disappointed.
Not only is Martijn's place in the heart of happening Amsterdam (any project developer would kill for that spot!). He's also a guy that knows Amsterdam from it's most attractive side. I'm sure he's willing to show you where you want to go, or even have you join him to a beach (he's a skilled surfer). However, if you are more the 'I like my privacy' type, that's okay too. He won't be around much anyway but will be in to check whether you are happy. Unless of course he's got himself killed by the afore mentioned project developer...