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

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights


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

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, dutch
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2018

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 Grachtengordel

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


Grachtengordel Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • 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 ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Balcony ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(78 traveler reviews)

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Unique High End Canal House, Newly Renovated, Old Inner-City
average rating of 4.948718 based on 78 reviews

As advertised

  • 5 of 5

This worked very well for our family of four with two teenagers. Great central location near the museumplein and convenient for nearly everything. Apartment is spacious, comfortable and well supplied.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Fabulous Canal House Apartment in a Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We throughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful apartment. The apartment is nicely decorated and welcoming, with a magnificent view of the Prinsengracht and its historic canal houses. This spacious, airy, pristine apartment feels like a home, and every amenity is thoughtfully provided by the owner, including very comfortable beds. I agree that the rather steep staircase might present a problem for anyone with physical limitations, but for everyone else, maneuvering the staircase is well worth it!

Amsterdam is wonderful, and the apartment's location on Prinsengracht is ideal for exploring and experiencing this city - within easy walking distance to museums, restaurants, shopping and a lovely park with running paths. Groceries are found a short walk away, and numerous options for grabbing coffee, sandwiches, etc. are also close at hand.

We always choose to rent apartments when we travel, and Cazijn's apartment has easily gone to the top of our 'Favorites List'. A return visit is definitely in order.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing apt in perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

We felt at home right away. The owners made sure we were comfortable and we settled in for a very enjoyable stay. Lovely amenities... ... easy location and beautiful neighborhood...only suggestion would be better instructions for washer and dryer. We'll have wonderful memories. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Charming second floor apartment in the central canal area of Amsterdam with great amenities.

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is ideally located at the southern end of the inner city historic canal district on Prisengracht. The front living space overlooks the tranquil canal and offers lovely views of both the canal and street life below. Three of us spent just over a week there exploring Amsterdam.The apartment is well within walking distance to many of the museums, art galleries, historic homes, shopping districts and restaurants. There is a small good quality restaurant next door and a nearby grocery. The rooms are spacious and comfortable and everything is in good working condition. The apartment has every amenity that you would need including a full kitchen, laundry area, cable TV and WiFi. The hosts are very helpful, responsive and reliable. I looked at a number of properties and feel extremely fortunate to have found this one at the last minute. Be advised that the narrow steep staircase and second floor location might present a problem for renters with physical limitations. Otherwise I recommend this apartment without reservation. I would absolutely stay their again if I return to Amsterdam.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Portland OR

Perfect Apartment- Excellent location

  • 5 of 5

We recently traveled with my parents to Amsterdam and this was a perfect apartment for 2 couples. The location couldn't get much better either, you are a very short walk to the museums. The apartment is on the same canal as the Anne Frank house, making it very easy to find this museum. The apartment is light and bright with big windows over looking the canal, but it still remains fairly quiet. There is a restaurant on the ground floor and with the window open you can hear some talking, but it was not overly loud. The 2nd bedroom was very very quiet. Cazjin, the owner, was very easy to work with. He was at the apartment when we arrived and got us settled in, giving detailed information of the important stuff like the grocery store, excellent bakeries and favorite local restaurants. We would highly recommend this apartment, very comfortable and again, perfect location.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful week in Amsterdam.

  • 5 of 5

I feel so lucky to have found this apartment in Amsterdam! Being on the third floor with huge windows gave us a perfect view of the canal below. The location is perfect for walking to the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh museum, Anne Frank House, and many wonderful restaurants.

Just be aware that the steps (2 flights) are steep and narrow and may not be suitable for everyone but we loved having the true Dutch house experience. I would definitely return if the chance ever arose again!

Thanks you Cazijn (and family) for making this a wonderful trip!


  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $122.19

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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