I am so happy we found Julies apartment! We didn't know the area from before, and were originally keen on living closer to the city center, but travelling with two small kids, Julies place was absolutely perfect.
The apartment itself is big and full of light, with nice plants and comfortable beds and furniture. The area it is located in has a charming mix of small immigrant shops, nice restaurants and cool cafes, but the best thing of all is that one of Amsterdams nicests parks is located just next door. Flevopark, and it's wonderful playground Jeugdland, is just amazing. In the summer there is an outdoor pool to swim in as well, and a big lake to kayak in. I wish I was there in July!
We rented a bakfiets ( bike with a big wooden box for the children at the front) and that was a wonderful way to get around town. The zoo, the sea, the Nemo-museum, downtown, - everything was just a 10-15 min biking away. And after spending a day in the city center, where I had to hold on to the children all the time, to prevent them from walking into the biking lanes/falling into the canal, it was lovely to get "home" to our peaceful corner of town, where they could run on the sidewalks, and stop at two or three playgrounds on our way from the grocery store to " our home".
Julie was easy to communicate with both before and after our booking, and very helpful, answering all our questions promptly and kindly. I'd love to stay in her apartment again, and highly recommend it to other families!