Amsterdam Bike- Michelle Morelan, 2005
I’ve been looking at apartments to rent in Amsterdam. I’m getting antsy, because I usually go away to my favourite city in September to join my husband, and this year I have made no plans. I have rented prior years, but the apt. was kind of run down, and the owner was a little too easy going…"I’ll get the cable or internet going for you in a couple of days…” you know, that kind of thing.
I am faced with a bit of a dilemma though- it costs more for one month in a short term rental, than for 3 months in a long term rental. The short term rentals seem more like glorified hotel rooms, and the long term rentals can look kind of cluttered with other people’s stuff. Also, being an Interior Designer, I want something with character and style.
Here are some choices for rentals:
1. This is a house on Diamantstraat- near the skinny bridge (brug)
2. An apartment just outside of the city centrum…about the same distance to the Dam as Vondelpark. All locations around the city work for me, since the tram service is so reliable.
3. This is an apartment near Oosterpark, which is a quieter location close to the Albert Cypmarket.
So, which one should I take? What one would you rent?