Arnoud's place is absolutely fantastic and I cannot recommend it highly enough!!
Arnoud was a fantastic host and left us a complimentary bottle of wine and some coffee/chocolates to make sure we had a relaxing first evening without having to worry about going to the shops.
Check in was incredibly easy, even though we arrived quite late and check-out was even easier as we just were able to clean up the flat and leave the keys there without having to arrange a specific time to leave.
The flat is in a very quiet yet well connected zone, which I think is just perfect when you visit amsterdam as the central area near the trainstation is very loud and chock full of tourists, some of which are perhaps there not just to see the beautiful architecture and wonderful museums.
The tram to the central station is right outside the flat and there are also several shops and a few places to rent bicycles within a 1 minute walk. I would also highly recommend the Burger restaurant next to the Albert Hiejn supermarket which was absolutely fantastic and run by a very warm friendly Dutch man. Much better than the meal we made the mistake of having in the 'tourist-y' part of the city which, as is usually the case, was overpriced and very low quality.
Again, I can't recommend Arnoud's flat highly enough, the views of the canal and the park were lovely and it is much bigger than the photos might suggest!