Walking distance of Westerpark, Jordaan, Amsterdam-Noord, Haarlemmerstraat, Amsterdam Central Station.
Quiet neighborhood, the street is prohibited for cars and is a side street from the water side. Amsterdam CS station (5 min.) and De Dam (10 min.) cycling from the apartment. Tram 3 stops around the corner. On the other side you'll find the ferry to Amsterdam-Noord (NDSM Wharf). Nearby are good options for dinner and drinks.
My apartment is situated in the Zeeheldenbuurt, if you'll translate it literally it would turn into Sea Hero Neighbourhood (although I'm not sure if that's proper English). It's part of district West and surrounded by Haarlemmerbuurt, Houthavens & Spaarndammerbuurt. The area originates from the 17th Century and was primarily developed to create warehouses for salt, flour and leather products. As of late 1800 the warehouses and other buildings changed into houses as the city expanded and need for housing increased.
Tram line 3 to Zoutkeetsgracht runs through a large part of the city, take this line and exit at final stop Zoutkeetsgracht.
I moved to Amsterdam in 2013 only to stay for a short while but four years later I'm still here. There's so much going on that I'm not tired of it (yet) ;) I hope you experience the same,