Modern apartment, well placed for transport.
Posted May 28, 2016
Apartment IV is very nicely fitted, with modern bathroom and kitchen area, wooden floors, and sofabed in the sitting room/kitchen. Separate bedroom with double bed. It's on the 3rd floor of the apartment building, up steep stairs.The small loo is separate from the bathroom which has a bath with shower over it and a sink. The kitchen area is compact but has a good range of crockery and pans, with a 2 ring gas hob and a microwave, but no toaster. There's not a lot of storage for clothes - just one rail with hangars, but no drawers.
The apartment is on a busy road with trams (3 and 12) and is only 30 metres away from a junction with another tram (1) which goes towards town. The Vondelpark is only about 100m in the other direction, with the museum area a little further on. It's 5 minutes' walk to Leidseplein, a main tourist square and the start of the main shopping streets. There is an ordinary supermarket at the junction near the apartment, with an organic supermarket one block away towards town. We found the double glazing very efficient at cutting out noise of the road, but if the weather was very hot and the windows had to be opened, it could be noisy.
We found it very helpful to be able to check in and pick up the keys at the Short Stay desk at the airport. The desk is just behind the airport information desk in Departures area 3. There is also an office in Herengracht , staffed until 10pm and guests are given a 24hr phone line to contact in the event of emergencies.