We had a lovely time at Margot's beautiful and serene apartment in Amsterdam. Margot's home is wonderful, with its comfortable bed and back zen garden (with a sauna!), it was the perfect place to come home to after a day in Amsterdam. The kitchen is equipped with all the essentials we needed to prepare breakfast and dinner, and the clean and fresh bathroom had the added touch of a heater, which was great for our 2 year old daughter. The home, which is on the ground floor (perfect for those travelling heavy, like us), is absolutely quiet. The bedroom faces the garden, which is situated in a quiet courtyard, and in the mornings we were greeted by birds and the odd neighborhood cat, it was wonderful.
This was our second time staying in the neighborhood, just outside the city center and Vondelpark - it is our favorite place to bike back to after spending the day in the center of the city or in the park with our daughter. The area, though quiet, has all the amenities you need around every corner - a neighborhood cheese shop, a small grocery store, and some bigger ones a few blocks away. The tram is a few minutes walk, but we didn't need it because we simply crossed the beautiful Vondelpark by bike to get to anywhere we wanted to go.
Although we didn't have the pleasure to meet Margot in person, she arranged for her friend to meet us, and made sure that we were taken care of. Her friend was lovely, she was punctual, and knowledgeable about the home, we really appreciate her showing us around.
We would highly recommend the apartment for anyone who is looking for a peaceful and restful apartment during their stay in Amsterdam!