My apartment is not very big, but bright and sunny and I love it!
It's just outside the center of Amsterdam, so, less crowded.
My street is rather wide. I rather like this wideness, because of the privacy. The neighborhood is mostly apartments, but there are 3 supermarkets and other "normal" shops you need for daily life. There are the 3 big museums, the Vondelpark, the Municipal theater and the worldfamous Concerthall (Concertgebouw), all at walking distance.