Ihab's place was much more than we expected for.
Firstly, it's the neighbourhood. Jordaan is lovely, well connected to the city centre and the Central Station by tram and bus, but if you're a walker, you could reach the station in a 25 minutes stroll, through winding lanes along charming canals and bridges.
Secondly, it's the studio. Situated at the first floor of an easy accessible building, the place is very clean, very modern, very well structured. The furniture and all kitchen equipment are state-of-the-art, with an electric stove, incorporated fridge and all necessary items (electric kettle, cutlery, pans, mugs, plates, glasses). For somebody like me, who is a tea-addict, the excellent wide-range quality tea was well appreciated. There is also coffee, coffee milk, sugar, etc. The bathroom is chic and equipped with men and women toiletries. In the room there is a huge smart TV (which we didn’t use, but for TV lovers it’s great). It was nice for me to sleep on the sofa, under a reproduction of one of my favourites Van Gogh's wheatfield paintings.
Last but not least, Ihab was a great host. We communicated efficiently and he was so nice as to offer us a welcome gift (a bottle of good wine), allowed us to leave the luggage in the room after check-out, made sure we do not need anything more (towels, blankets) and kindly provided extra towels.
Compared to other big cities in Europe, Amsterdam is quite pricey when it comes to accommodation. To find a place to stay in the historical centre and yet not to be ripped off is quite challenging. That is the reason I appreciate Ihab most: for asking a fair price in a costly city, while offering a central studio with good amenities.