I have stayed in many vacation rentals before, but dare I say this was the very best of them all?  I always love the experience of staying in an apartment rather than a hotel when we travel to other cities because somehow I feel more like a local (and you all know how I cringe at feeling like a tourist!) This trip to Amsterdam was unlike other visits to the city I had taken in the past and I think a lot of that had to do with the fabulous apartment we stayed in.  I partnered with House Trip for our getaway and when I saw the images of this apartment on their site I knew I had to stay there (and photograph it!).  The apartment is located in the North-West area of the city- I loved staying a bit outside of the city center (but it is still only a 10 minute walk to the main train station) and getting a much better feel for the life of the locals.  The street itself it a pier that juts out into the harbor and the view from every window in the building is spectacular.  I could have sat for hours watching the boats pass by our window, one morning we awoke to an enormous cruise ship passing by- as I have never been on a cruise ship and or seen one up close before, it was quite the sight!

In addition to the amazing apartment, the owner was incredibly generous and welcoming. He shared some the names of his favorite restaurants around town, and even picked us up from the train station- on top of that, the beer waiting for us in the fridge was a definite bonus after a long train ride from Berlin :)

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House Trip Apartment Amsterdam

Nespresso might just be the key to my heart :)

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House Trip Apartment Amsterdam

just a cruise ship passing by our window

House Trip Apartment Amsterdam

all the hallways in the building are painted a different color

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House Trip Apartment Amsterdam

we went shopping at Marqt one night and bought an array of cheeses, olives and bread back to the apartment and watched the clouds turn pink as the sun set from the picnic tables in front of the building- it was lovely.

House Trip Apartment Amsterdam

I know I went a bit photo crazy, but I was feeling SO inspired by the building and apartment for more info about the building check out the silodam site And for the full apartment listing, click here and for more Amsterdam apartment rentals, House Trip has a page just for Amsterdam flats and surely a flat for every budget :)

Thanks again to House Trip for a wonderful stay in Amsterdam!

I always try and maintain full transparency here on Chasing Heartbeats.  Although our stay in Amsterdam was sponsored by House Trip, the content of this post is my own, honest opinion.  :)

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