I just moved into my apartment in August of 2014. It is in a newly built building so you don't have to worry about any of the typical issues with old amsterdam buildings (e.g. very thin walls so you can hear everything your neighbors do).
Everything is brand new and of a high quality (top end siemens appliances, poggenpohl kitchen, light oak wood floors, custom made reclaimed wood kitchen table, SwissSense bed, passe partout couch, etc).
Kitchen has a giant island (3 meters long) with bar seating so you can chat over a glass of wine while you cook. it also includes induction cooktop, full size european oven and separate steam oven, dishwasher and quooker (boiling water from tap).
Bathroom has a rain shower and double sink.
The apartment is very spacious for amsterdam standards (120 square meters including balcony - ~1,300 sq feet) and includes a separate washing machine and dryer.
The neighborhood is Amsterdam East and you are less than 5 minutes walking from a nice park (Oosterpark). Amsterdam East is a trendy up and coming neighborhood that is very close to the center and tourist sites but also has a distinctly local and hip feel to it. There are new cafes, bars, restaurants and stores opening every month so there are always new things to explore. There are three grocery stores within 100 meters of the apartment (two higher end organic and one normal). There is also a nice canal right around the corner that is lined with restaurants and cafes. A great spot to enjoy a drink on a sunny day!
The tram & bus stop is 2 minutes away by walking (but not in front of the apartment so you don't have the noise). There is a major train/metro stop (muiderport) nearby for getting to/from the airport or travelling longer distances to explore Rotterdam, den hague, utrecht or other smaller cities.
Ask me any questions you might have. i love my apartment and the city so happy to tell you about all my favorite places nearby (both my favorite tourist sites and the hidden gems)