I just got back from checking out my new house. I have to move out of my current house on Keizersgracht by Feb 1, and I have been lucky to find somewhere to go. My new place is on Nieuw Nieuwstraat (New New Street, not to be confused with the nearby Old New Street), near the corner with Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal.
The apartment is in a modern building and is currently being renovated throughout. My room has a double bed and wardrobe, I can keep my desk in the living room. My flatmate (the owner) is Pranay, a 20-something English guy.
The apartment is good, but it is the location that is the best part. Although my current house is in the Centrum, it is on a canal. My new place is inside the canal ring. It is almost as central as you can get. It is about 30m from the famous Grasshopper coffeeshop. Close to Centraal Station, de Dam, de Wallen. Right on the edge of the Medieval centre.
[Update, 1 day later] He just called me to tell me that the deal is off, his cousin is moving in instead. Bugger.