Amsterdam centre local, I am a software entrepreneur, enthusiastic life enjoyer & surfer with love for photography:)
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My stay in Martijn's flat was great. The location is superb—very close to everything, but not too touristy or loud (at least when I was there). It is especially nice to be a short walk from the central train station.
The flat is very nice and open, with good light, and a nice view out over the canal.
I enjoyed staying in a building from the 17th century, but it's true that the stairs up are narrow and steep, so not good for large luggage or those with balance difficulty.
Martijn was out of town during my visit, but made easy arrangements for me to pick up the keys, and was in constant contact. I felt very welcome and would definitely return!
The apartment was great. It was located in an area that was (a) 5 minutes from the central station, (b) along a canal and (c) near numerous restaurants, bars, coffeehouses, stores and other attractions. The apartment exceeded our expectations. Friends who were staying in other locations stopped by to visit and were jealous of our location and the apartment. Martijn was great. He provided breakfast when we arrived and answered any questions we had during the visit. I would absolutely stay here again.
Absolutamente recomendable!! Hemos estado de lujo en casa de Martijn, como en una suite de hotel pero con todas las comodidades y la sensación de estar como en casa. Estratégicamente situado, todo a pie o en bicicleta. Es la primera vez que nos alojamos de esta manera y no creo que volvamos a movernos por el mundo en hoteles. Ha sido PERFECTO!!!
Séjour très agréable ! L'appartement de Martijn est on ne peut mieux placé, tout se fait à pieds. Le quartier est vivant, et pour ceux qui ne veulent pas cuisiner, une multitude de restos se trouve à proximité. Un supermarché se trouve à 5 minutes pour les autres !
Sans parler du charme de l'endroit, de l'immeuble historique et de la "carte postale", à savoir de la vue du salon, dont j'avoue, je ne me lasse pas.
Martijn est un hôte très prévenant et très disponible.
Sans aucun doute à recommander et une excellente adresse !
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.
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...