This was the apartment I'd rented out; it was beautifully done inside and looked out on one of the canals. Everything was very minimalistic - none of the cupboards had any handles, you had to push them to get them to open. In fact it was a bit too minimalistic - it took me a while to track down the fridge, then I couldn't find any cutlery! A text to the owner eventually established that they were hidden away in a drawer within a cupboard. D'oh!
I was delighted to find that, for some reason, BBC1 was one of the channels on the television, so I could watch the Wednesday night episode of The Apprentice and not have to avoid seeing who got fired for a week. “Allo, Allo” seemed to be on permanently on one of the other channels.