What you will love about this home
Cozy apartment full of light with a big sunny balcony in the popular and central area "De Pijp" in Amsterdam. Guests tend to feel at home quickly. It's best suited for 1 or 2 persons, as it has 1 bedroom and 1 sleepercouch in the living room.
What you will love in the neighborhood
It's centrally located in a popular area called "De Pijp". Everything you need around the corner: good restaurants, places to have lunch, (organic) supermarkets, local grocery stores, atm's, public transport and the Amstel river.
Easy to go visit several musea like the Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk Museum, Van Gogh Museum, Concertgebouw, Hermitage and art galleries - some good ones are to be found in the neighbourhood. Near Albert Cuyp market, The Dutch National Bank, and some really good places to eat/get food.
It's an easy walk into town. One can also take public transport. Two main tram lines (3 and 4) stop around the corner, a 2 minute walk from my home. From the airport it's easy to get to my place by public transport: 20 minute train ride + 15 minute tram ride + 2 minute walk and you are home.
Please note: my apartment is on the 3rd floor and there's no elevator.
I have exchanged homes with friends in Paris and Brussels, through couchsurf homeswap with Barcelona, Maastricht, Cologne, Venice and Berlin. So far lovely experiences. I prefer to swap with a place with a vacuum cleaner - to my surprise it doesn't come with every home!
For 2017 I'm specifically interested in changing homes with Venice, Athens, Kassel, Berlin and Paris. On my wishlist are Japan, Chile, Bolivia and many more places.