The last stop on my five week Europe trip was Amsterdam, a city I’d been to a few times and was relatively familiar with. Which was why it was a total shock to find a VRBO listing for an affordable apartment on Warmoesstraat, across from my favorite restaurant in town, and half a block (i.e., stumbling distance) from my favorite Genevers bar. To say this is a prime location is an understatement; tourists leaving Amsterdam Central were taking pictures of the apartment all day long because it overlooks the first major scenic canal (which is also where the canal boats depart).
$140/night gave us a big bed and a futon, a washer and dryer (sorely needed at this point in the trip), a bathroom with a high-tech toilet, a poorly tuned piano, and a kitchen stocked with wine, coffee, and sweets! Couldn’t have asked for a better apartment for my final week in Europe.
Leonard Kinsey is the owner of Bamboo Forest Publishing, and the bestselling author of “The Dark Side of Disney”, the Anarchist Cookbook of Disney travel guides. He has lived in Baltimore for over 15 years, and enjoys drinking craft beer in unique places, eating nachos and pizza, listening to 80s hair metal, and arguing about Star Trek minutia, often all at the same time. Watch out ladies!