Hi, my place is situated in Amsterdam North. You need to take the ferry from Amsterdam central-station towards Buikslotermeer. It will take you 10 minutes from my place to the city centre.
I live in a quiet neighborhood. every Wednesday, Friday & Saturday there is a food market on Van der Pekstraat ( famous street in North). The supermarkets are 5 minutes away but there are also very nice restaurants.
You do not need to do the dishwash! But it wil be Nice if you put the dirty wash in de dishwasher