Miauw is a small collection of contemporary apartments in the coolest part of this small but very HIP city.
Each apartment is different, and the largest two - one on the lower-ground floor and one on the second floor, each feature a very contemporary kitchen, a dining and living area, and a separate bedroom with ensuite bathroom.
The first floor landing acts as a small lobby/library. It's a bright space with big stacks of books and vintage pieces of mid-century Scandinavian modern.
The Keizersgracht - literally translated 'The Emperor's Canal' - runs past the windows of Miauw. It is one of the longest, largest and most important canals in this old water-borne merchant city.
The black bedroom on the first floor is a hot favourite. As cutting edge as it may seem, it reflects the predominant colour of the canal houses.
From $271 per night.
The second floor apartment has a living room that includes a corner perspective - a rarity in Amsterdam - and a definite bonus in terms of daylight and the view.
Amsterdam is famous for its laid-back sense of cool. A bicycle, or a small boat - or preferably both - is essential.