I am a professional violinist in an orchestra. I have been living in Amsterdam for 26 years. I am originally from Denver Colorado USA
I like people and enjoy helping travelers feel at home.
Our stay at Cynthia's home was amazing. There were six of us and the home was so spacious and cozy. We never felt over crowded.
The location was perfect. It is a really beautiful neighborhood and transportation is right outside of the door. But we mostly walked into the city center and it was a perfect distance.
I would recommend this apartment to anyone and I would love to come back and stay here again!
Great area, walking distance to many museums, Cynthia is very uncomplicated, after all, a very nice stay in Amsterdam.
Great house and beautiful area, was a great weekend, very spacious and the private garden is very useful :)
Close to the supermarket and a great sandwich shop.
We had the best time at this place. Cynthia was more than accommodating. She addressed our every need promptly, with a smile, and then went five steps beyond. There was a really nasty storm while we were there, and Cynthia dug out some of her children's old videos to keep our kids entertained while we were stuck inside. The house isn't perfectly decorated, and it's been a while since it's been updated, but the location is amazing. There are awesome shops within a short walk, and the food in the area is really great. Cynthia was always ready to provide recommendations and helped us out heaps during our week there. With five of us, there was plenty of room, we weren't stuck in each others' faces the whole time we were in the place. Can't say enough good about the place or about how great Cynthia was. Highly recommended - don't stay anywhere else!
Fantastic location with really easy access from the airport (~30mins) and great links to the centre of town by tram (~20 mins) or on foot (~45mins). There is a great supermarket just around the corner and a bike rental shop nearby too.
The house is perfectly functional (if not stylish) and has everything you would need and a large living space (lounge and dining room). There is one double bedroom, with the rest being singles or twins.
I would definitely recommend this place for a group of people looking to visit Amsterdam and keep costs down.
We stayed 4 days at Cynthia's and enjoyed it tremendously. The location of her house is perfect. Close to cafe's and 15 min walk to the Museum Square (we have a 4 yr old, takes a bit longer). There are stairs to be dealt with, but not too challenging, as our 4yr old can do it easily.
Plenty of space, enough comfy beds for all of us and plenty of toilets (good for family with lot of girls!)
We had a wonderful stay in this lovely apartment. It was in a great location, close to the tram stop which went past the museum district and then into the city centre and then onto the central station. It was in a lovely neighbourhood with nice cafes, restaurants and a supermarket nearby.
The apartment was very comfortable, clean and spacious and it was great to have a fully equipped kitchen and a washing machine and dryer.
Cynthia was a lovely host and showed us around the apartment and gave us some good advice on where to go out for dinner and different sights to see. We had a late flight the day we left and it was great being able to leave our bags in the apartment and pick them up later in the day with no hassle. Thank you for a great stay!
Cynthia and Jaap,
Thank you for a wonderful stay at your charming apartment. You were most welcoming and helpful especially Jaap who went out of his way to ensure we were able to book a cab early enough to meet our next transfer/trains on the day of the check out. A big thank you to Jaap from our group!
Specifically on the apartment, while the decor/interior is a bit of a work in progress, it does not detract one bit from the overall cleanliness, charm, warmth and welcome. While there is only one shower/bath, there are 3 toilets which make everything that much easier. There is only one flight of stairs up to the bedrooms from the ground floor living room and kitchen but this is quite steep so seniors may find it a bit tricky. Provision of tea, coffee, maps, etc is quite thoughtful and welcome.
The location while not right at the centre itself, is easily reachable via tram 5 and 24 which get you to the centre quickly enough (10 mins and quite frequent).
Once again, recommend staying here unreservedly!
It was the highlight of our trip. while the renovations are a work in progress everything about our stay was 5 star. We so enjoyed our aisits with Cynthia and Jaap.Both were not only charming but extremely helpful. We all hope to return.
Excellent apartment. Plenty of space and easily accommodated our family of six. Great and very interesting location close to park and museum quarter. We walked from Zuid train station with cases in about 20 minutes. Cynthia a great host who shared her great knowledge of Amsterdam to make our stay even more interesting and pleasurable. Thoroughly recommend you will not get better value.