How did we find it? Dell gave us 8 or so choices of places we could stay. They varied quite a bit, especially by location. Our priority was to be as close to downtown as possible. And this place is definitely right downtown, which is why we picked it. The back of the house sits against the main shopping street in Amsterdam. (Hindsight: I don't think we realized how small Amsterdam is. Really, I think about half of the housing options would have had the downtown feeling we were looking for. But, nevertheless, we're glad we ended up here.) It came fully furnished. We've stayed in a "fully furnished" apartment before that had nothing, so we've been pleasantly surprised how how fully furnished this really his. They even provided brand new linens! We did ship over a few crates of things: mostly clothes, toys, pictures, a year's supply of diapers (not kidding), toiletries, etc.
Here are some pictures of the main floor:
|I am obsessed with this table. And how cool are these lights?|
Not pictured: the fireplace. How amazing will that be in the winter?!
|Cute little table and chairs on the balcony.|
|We've never had a "guest" bathroom before. We are excited about it!|
|View from the living room to the kitchen.|
I'll do a post sometime soon that shows the upstairs. I also need to do a post that documents how we actually get to this place. It is a journey! Also, a post dedicated to our laundry situation. This place is great, but it definitely has a few "european quirks," as I call them. :)