"The other reviews say it all. To be warmly greeted in person into a beautiful, clean, modern, comfortable, relaxing, well equipped and fully stocked apartment is truly remarkable and much appreciated by us. There were gorgeous fresh flowers in vases, a fruit platter, candy, milk, juice, breads, cheeses, coffee, tea, all the condiments for cooking all waiting for us along with a soaker tub to really relax! We are a couple in our 60's and being jet lagged and having supplies available was very much appreciated. We were given a great map with all the little streets marked on it. I found it to be the best map even if it does require good reading glasses or a small magnifier. The outdoor market was a close walk with many delightful food items. There were 2 food stores nearby and lots of eateries around as well as all types of regular stores as this is a regular neighborhood area where the locals shop and eat. We used the tram along Albert Cuypmarkt street to go back towards Central Station to the Dam area where we got off and did some sightseeing. We saw the Royal Palace, walked into the Joordan area and explored the shops, canals, cafes in that area. We then walked into the Leidseplein area from there and back to the museumplein and then back to the Ruby. We are in our 60's but good walkers. The museumplein is a 10 minute walk. We bought the Museum Card which entitles you to entrance to many interesting museums and allows you to avoid the lines. We went to the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh, Stedelijk, Hermitage, Royal Palace, Jewish Historical Museum and Amsterdam Museum. We wanted to see others such as the Dutch Resistance Museum and the Maritime museum as well but ran out of time! The owners gave us good suggestions for museums and restaurants and had a notebook available with operating instructions, maps, etc.
You can also go on a canal ride from the Rijksmuseum area or explore Vondelpark which was beautiful.
We didn't use the TV and don't know if they had any setup for listening to your own music from IPod or Phone from a speaker which is something we like to do if we were staying for a longer time. The WIFI was perfect.
I would definitely love to come back again."
Guest: Lois A.
Date of Stay: September 2015
Review Submitted: September 30, 2015