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Unique High End Canal House, Newly Renovated, Old Inner-City

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

This canal house on the Prinsengracht (100 square meters more than 1,000 square feed) is completely renovated. We bought the apartment six years ago and everything is new. As our apartment is located at a corner, there are 7 big windows overlooking the cannels which makes the apartment unique!

The apartment contains:

- Spacious master bedroom including bathroom (with bath, shower and toilet)

- Bedroom with two single beds that can be put next to each other including bathroom (with shower)

- Open kitchen

- Spacious living room including high def. TV

- Separate toilet

- Fireplace

- New beds and furniture

- Wireless unlimited internet

- New modern kitchen with everything you need including American fridge

- Wooden floors

- Double glazed windows (although you you don't need it because it's a quit area)

- Washing machine / dryer

- Towels, sheets, dishes etc.

- Nespresso coffee machine

Our apartment is in the centre of Amsterdam on the South part of the canals near the 'Spiegelgracht' where all the art galleries are.

It is located 2 minutes from the 'Leidseplein';

The 'Leidseplein is very crowded both throughout the day and night. When the sun is shining, the terraces quickly become filled. Street performers entertain the public, with acrobatic acts and music. At night the crowd changes: Amsterdammers go out here to celebrate, and to visit the theatres, cinemas and clubs. It is also possible to rent bikes at the Leidseplein, which you can store in our bicycle room.

On February 1, 1999, the Dutch government decided to qualify the inner city, the canals of Amsterdam, as a monument, a protected inner city view. The girdle of canals (ranging from the Singel Canal up to the Prinsengracht Canal) is a historically important part of this region, and it is one of the city's most attractive sights.

The girdle of canals starts at River Amstel and ends at Brouwersgracht. One third of the houses along the canals (grachtenhuizen) were built before 1850. During the 17th Century the city extended its boundaries, and canals were shaped in a girdle around the oldest part of Amsterdam to accommodate wealthy tradesmen and burghers. First the Singel Canal was dug out, then the Herengracht, Keizersgracht and, last of all, Prinsengracht.

Keywords: Grachtenpand, gracht, canal house, center, centre, amsterdam, house, luxurious, luxury, flat, 2-bedroom, condo, condominium, 2-bathroom

More Details

Owner
Cazijn
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, dutch
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Cazijn

Eefje is an interior decorator working in the 'Oud Zuid' area of Amsterdam. I am an entrepreneur, with a consulting background at McKinsey & Company. We both are fond of Amsterdam, but still like to travel to all parts of the world. We both are enthusiastic sport players (field hockey, tennis, running and golf). Our children (Floris, 5 years and Lily and Isabella, both 3 years) are our newest hobby together with our silver Labrador dog Muis (Mouse in Dutch).

Cazijn purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Cazijn chose Amsterdam

We bought the apartment because it is located at the best spot of Amsterdam

What makes this apartment unique

The amazing view, the great location in between all major touristic attractions

Amenities

Grachtengordel Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(68 traveler reviews)

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Unique High End Canal House, Newly Renovated, Old Inner-City
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 68 reviews
5

Canal Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment!! Great location close to museums and central Amsterdam. Walked every where we wanted to go. We especially enjoyed sitting in the front window watching all the activity on the Prinsegrscht canal. The pictures accurately show the apartment.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Location worth every penny. Comfortable accommodation and friendly hosts.

  • 5 of 5

Our vacation was greatly enhanced by our accommodation in this apartment. It is probably the most central and beautiful location in Amsterdam. The canal view was wonderful, and we enjoyed wide open windows and watched the variety of boats sliding by as they cruised the canal. We could walk within a block or two to every city amenity; The trams, grocery stores, bank ATM, pharmacy, restaurants, bars, and many many stores. The neighborhood feels totally residential, and cozy. We were struck by the quiet in Amsterdam. Due to the electric trams, the electric motors on the boats, and all the bikes, car noise in general is minimal. We could hear some late night conversations from the restaurant below, but we were sleeping with the windows open due to an unusual heat wave. Nonetheless, we were not disturbed and were very comfortable.

As for the apartment itself, the two flights of stairs are steep and do curve, but speaking as an overweight, out of shape individual, I didn't find them too difficult! After a day or two, it was no issue at all. The high ceilings, beautiful decor and updated kitchen and bathrooms are what you would expect in any fine hotel. The beds were soft and comfortable, the closets ample, and we never ran out of hot water. The fridge is large, and has ice and water in the door. The dishwasher is very quiet. It was great to have a washer / dryer on hand. The set up is that the master has an ensuite full bath with a tub/ shower combination. The second bedroom has an ensuite shower room/ sink (though there is no door to close it off from the bedroom, the closet door swings across the opening as a visual barrier, so privacy was not an issue) the second toilet is off the main entrance as a powder room with it's own sink. There is a hairdryer in the unit. The windows are fabulous and the apartment is a corner unit, so there is plenty of breeze in each room and into the whole apartment.There was also a standing fan. There is a privacy glass door that separates the hall and bedrooms from the main living/dining/kitchen space.

The owners were very responsive before we arrived, corresponding with me to answer questions, and then during our stay to arrange payment, and help with questions we had. We will return to Amsterdam and seek out this apartment to rent again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Lincoln, MA
5

Beautiful place, convenient with gorgeous canal view

  • 5 of 5

This is a very nice apartment, convenient to museums, restaurants, shops and yet quiet and homey. One bedroom is a lot nicer than the other, which has a toilet in the hall, and the stairs up 2 floors are a bit steep, but those are minor concerns. We loved this place!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY
5

Beautiful apartment, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Four of us stayed in this great Prinsengracht apartment for five days. It's a spacious 2-bedroom apartment on the third floor. overlooking the canal: light-filled, high-ceilinged, and comfortable. Beautiful new kitchen and the views from the enormous windows were awesome. It's just a 5 minute walk from the Rijksmuseum (where you can find a 197 bus to or from the airport), nearby trams, even though we walked almost everywhere. It was a lovely place to stay, and we couldn't have been happier. Cazijn was super-helpful and accommodating, even though we were arriving mid-day on Easter. All in all, great! Thank you, Cazijn!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Great location, beautiful apartment, astonishing view and nice owners... What else do we want?

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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5

Beautiful views; great location

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four, including our two college students, stayed here for spring break during March of 2017. Even though our flights were delayed, Cazijn was there to greet us with a smile and all we needed to know to settle in.

We found the space to be great for cooking, and we enjoyed the Nespresso machine to give us a boost if we stopped back for lunch before setting out again for the afternoon.

The street is quiet, and we loved the location near to museums and de Pijp neighborhood including the Albert Cuypmarket, great restaurants and brewpubs. Check out the restaurant Paskamer for great small plates and wine pairings. If you like modern art don't miss MOCO for the Banksy and Dali exhibits. It isn't in most guidebooks yet.

We especially loved the corner location of this apartment, with windows that open to the canal. Lovely views day and night. Also appreciated the fireplace which was cozy when we came home at night. Thanks, Cazijn, for sharing this bit of paradise!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Schiphol Airport (Amsterdam)
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Amsterdam Central Station
Nearest Restaurant
All around
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Bloemendaal and Zandvoort

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Rates & Availability

Grachtengordel Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 12 2017
6 night minimum stay
$372
$2,558
$8,140
 
 
IBC
Sep 13 2017 - Sep 19 2017
5 night minimum stay
$535
$3,023
 
 
Autumn
Sep 20 2017 - Oct 17 2017
6 night minimum stay
$360
$2,442
$6,395
 
 
ADE
Oct 18 2017 - Oct 24 2017
5 night minimum stay
$523
$3,488
$11,628
 
 
Winter
Oct 25 2017 - Dec 21 2017
6 night minimum stay
$349
$2,558
$8,721
 
 
Chistmas
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 30 2017
6 night minimum stay
$372
$2,674
 
 
NYE
Dec 31 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
$488
 
 
2018 temp
Jan 3 2018 - Dec 31 2018
6 night minimum stay
$465
$2,907
$9,884
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$337
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $116.28
Tax Rate 5.5%

We work with a deposit check of €400 (or $500 what you prefer). This check will be returned to you when you leave the apartment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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