I'm so happy with my apartment in the Pijp. It's cosy, light and quiet, a house with character. Right on the border of city center, but next to the park. Lot's of stuff around to do, but no noise. And it's located in the Pijp, the SoHo of Amsterdam!
Everything you need to feel at home is available. Enjoy your coffee in the morning sun on the balcony. There's a fully equipped kitchen but I don't think you'll do a lot of cooking with so many cafe and restaurants right around the corner to enjoy