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Canal- Apt.old Center, private entrance and GARDEN, washingmashine, equiped kitc

Bedrooms 1
Space 376 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom

streetlevel apartment for two guests in beautiful part of the city centre.


Charming street level apartment (35 sq M.) in an old canalhouse built in 1725 on one of the 4 main canals. Located in the old city center in the 'Grachtengordel' formed by the major canals. Close to tourist attractions, museums, and public transportation.The address of the apartment is PRINSENGRACHT 728; between Vijzelstraat and Reguliersgracht. A safe upper-class neighbourhood in the very heart of the Golden Age Amsterdam. All the things you like to visit are on walking distance. The prinsengracht-canal is part of the Seventeenth-century canal ring of Amsterdam that has been put on the World Heritage List since 2010.

You have a private entrance so 100% privacy guaranteed.The garden gives you an extra place to relax. We as a family live in the upper part of the house. I work as a Montessori teacher and my husband works as a pediatric surgeon, the three children go to University.

The apartment makes you feel one of the locals. Easy to reach from Central-Station by tramline 4 (6th stop is Prinsengracht) Only 2 minutes walk to number 728.

This location is a peaceful part of the centre. Close to schools, lots of families live in this area.

close to: Rembrandtplein, flowermarket, Nieuwmarkt, Amstelveld, Leidseplein, musea,shoppingcentre, restaurants, daily market and famous area 'de Pijp' and 'Jordaan', fitness centre , red- light district and lots of theaters and cinema's.

The Jordaan with 'the 9 shopping streets' is also close enough to walk. 2 Supermarkets on 2 minutes walking distance.One of them is an Organic Health food store.

The apartment has a living/kitchen, a shower/toilet and a bedroom overlooking the garden.The garden is a very romantic place to relax after a bussy day,the big table and barbeque are there for the guests.The convertable couch sleeps 1 extra person.

The kitchen is well equiped with microwave, oven and washingmachine.with a special code you have free acces to wireless internet.

One of the guests wrote:

'What a wonderful place and fine location. ' I love to cook, and with the local markets nearby and the great kitchen you have it all perfect.

CHECK-IN PROCEDURE chck in time 1:00 pm

All guests are greeted upon arrival to exchange keys and payments, regardless of arrival time. Please let us know what time you plan on arriving to the apartment at least one week before your check-in date.

Tp avoid the high costs of VRBO money transfer I ask you TO PAY THE BALANCE IN CASH UPON ARRIVAL.

From Schiphol: train to Central-Station Amsterdam, take tramline 4 to Prinsengracht (6th stop), walk 2 minutes to 728.

Apartment includes:

Double bed - fully made-up bed.(convertable couch can be used for third guest for euro 50,- p/d )

Kitchen - fridge, stove, toaster, tea-making facilities, pots & pans, cutlery.

Bathroom - shower washbasin, hair-dryer, towels provided.

Wifi internet connection.

Central heating

open doors to garden with seats and table.

How to get to prinsengracht 728 ?

You can take a taxi from the airport to Prinsengracht 728 (should be around euro 50,-60,- on the meeter)

If you call taxi company TCA

+31 (0)20 7777777 you can ask for a pick up service for euro 37,50 fixed price.

Or you can take the shuttle-bus in front of the airport called

" Connexxion" Mercure Hotel

"Centre Canal District Hotel " is

Address: Noorderstraat. From there 2 minutes walk to Prinsengracht 728. (Turn right on Prinsengracht)

Or a train to Central - Station. (euro 7,-) From there tramline 4.(2,90) (tram-stop on your left when leaving the station)

The 6th stop is called PRINSENGRACHT, on even side turn right, 2 minutes walk to 728

You can purchase tickets on the tram

Keywords: 'lot of Privacy,private entrance, quiet, comfortable'

More Details

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2018

About Liesbeth

We as a family live in the upper part of the house and we use our own front door. We rent the apartment for over 22 years and a lot of guests return over and over. Liesbeth spent her childhood in the house and our children already left for their studies and independed life.

My husband is working in a hospital in Zurich, Switserland as a pediatric surgeon and I am a retired Montessori teacher.

Our 3 children are bussy with their study in Amsterdam.

We lived in new York while my husband was working as a childrens oncologist.We like to share our house with people from other countries. We use VRBO often our selves and think that it is very nice to live like locals in different places in the world.

Liesbeth purchased this apartment in 1964

Why Liesbeth chose Grachtengordel

In august we have the gay parade in front of our house, on Kings- day (april 27) the free market is all around us, In winter time you can skate on the canal in front.

The garden is an extra area to sit, drink, smoke and eat in summer time.

The bread specialist is around the corner, the flee-market and daily market are on walking distance........and so on, please see by yourself.

What makes this apartment unique

Most guests love to live like a 'local'

This part of the city is one of the most friendly and beautiful ones.

boats passing by, cafee's with people sitting outside enjoying the sun.

The houses on this canal make you feel like walking around in a museum.



Grachtengordel Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 376 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Water View ...
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • clean, shower/toilet with washbasin
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • double size Beds (1) 160-200 with 2 mattresses and 2 duvets.,
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 5 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
The apartment has a private entrance. This makes the guests completely independent from the owners who are living in the upper part of the house.


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Canal- Apt.old Center, private entrance and GARDEN, washingmashine, equiped kitc
average rating of 4.952381 based on 63 reviews

Cozy flat with lovely garden in the heart of everything!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful stay in this lovely flat, which is right next to a quiet canal and includes a French doors in the bedroom opening directly into a pretty garden courtyard (perfect place for a drink after a long day of walking). The location couldn’t be better. Not only is it just a short walk from most of the major museums and sights of the city, there is also a supermarket and excellent bagel shop right down the street. The bed was very comfy, the kitchen well appointed and Liesbeth was there to answer all of our questions and give us advice. All in all, it would be hard to beat this apartment for a visit to this beautiful city.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much.
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Perfect place

  • 5 of 5

Everything you need is on walking distance.

Very nice garden, canal view and absolutely private apartment.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a lovely location on the canal and easy to walk to the museums, restaurants &old town center

  • 5 of 5

Clean, bright, pleasant, all amenities we needed for our stay. Hostess greeted us on arrival — gave some city tips and there’s a nice collection of activities brochures. Nearby there are restaurants that “locals” enjoy - delicious!!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you as my guests. Thank you
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Clean and cozy canal side flat in good location.

  • 3 of 5

Stayed at Elisabeth's flat for 5 nights over the Easter weekend. Nice location on the canal and good size for two people. Bedroom is at the back and quiet. All necessary amenities. Can walk to all central attractions with tram only 2 blocks away. Lots of eating options nearby.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego CA and Brooklyn NY

The property location was ideal ! Along the canal. Quiet, central, short walk to tram and all else.

  • 5 of 5

I really enjoyed the airy, roomy, serene and garden/canal location the property offered. A good value ! All needs were met : heating, comfortable bed, cooking and nice hot showers ! I slept like a baby every nite ! Liesbeth was a great host and very, very responsive to all contact made prior to arriving and while staying. Property receives my HIGH recommendation!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you D it was my pleasure. !!
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Bideford, Devon England

short winter break

  • 4 of 5

Great base to see Amsterdam and feel more like a local. Was handy spot to get to all the places we wanted to see and do. Amsterdam is so compact and easy to walk around. Had a wonderful night at the Mirabelle just along the road.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Anne Frank house
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Albert Cuyp market
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Dam square
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van Gogh Museum
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Prinsengracht 728 apartment
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Holland Casino
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Hermitage museum
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New library
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central station
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theatre Carre
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restaurant NEL,Amstelveld
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Amsterdam Historical museum
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Nine little streets, nice shopping
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Madame Tussauds
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museum Van Loon
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Film Museum
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Stedelijk museum
Car: not necessary

Just a few exampels: Near Anne Frank house,public transportation,red light district,flea market,Jordaan,De Pijp, park, casino, rembrandthouse, van Gogh museum, rijksmuseum, Stedelijk museum ,Hermitage, zoo, Noordermarket and daily market.

acces to internet


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Final cleaning fee $46.36

I prefere the second payment in cash upon avoid 10% extra costs for money transfer.
Final cleaning fee euro 40,-
rent is based on two guests.
extra fee for third guest euro 50,- p/n

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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