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

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 6 nights


Grachtengordel Apartment Rental Photos and Description

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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, dutch
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 1, 2016
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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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(58 traveler reviews)

Unique High End Canal House, Newly Renovated, Old Inner-City
average rating of 4.948276 based on 58 reviews

Great Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We were greeted by a very friendly and helpful Eefje who gave us some pointers on her city for our 3 night stay in mid October 2016. The Canal House apartment was a perfect location, just outside all the hubbub in a relatively quiet area along a beautiful canal. The property was clean, well maintained and the description/pictures were accurate.

We found a Rijsttafel restaurant just a 5 minute walk (Puri Mas Restaurant) where we enjoyed a delicious and reasonably priced meal.

We would definitely recommend this apartment to anyone wishing to spend some time in Amsterdam.

Gerry & Carol/Bruce & Val

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best find in Amsterdam

  • 5 of 5

My husband, daughter and I LOVED this apartment. We were greeted by the delightful owners and received a great orientation to the beautiful and well-equipped corner apartment looking over one of the most historic canals. It was comfortable, quiet, yet just a few blocks from good restaurants, The Van Gogh and Rijks Museums. We would recommend this apartment to anyone seeking a fabulous stay in Amsterdam.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous apartment!

  • 5 of 5

Great location and amenities. Perfectly represented in the pictures. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in this apartment in Amsterdam, and would recommend it highly. The huge windows overlooking the canal were great - it felt like we were outside when the windows were open, allowing a true Amsterdam experience. Hosts Cazijn and Eefje were very accommodating and helpful in all respects - thank you!!

The only drawback was the 2 flights of steep winding stairs to get to the apartment, which made the check out with our luggage a challenge (luckily, Cazjin graciously toted all the bags up when we arrived). Otherwise, a real gem!!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Fabulous location, comfortable and well decorated. Friendly and courteous owners.

  • 4 of 5

Easily accessible to major sights in this highly walkable city. View of the canal and all the canal happenings from the front room fully open windows was thoroughly enjoyable with a bit of cheese and "stroop waffles" and glass of wine. Our beds were comfortable and we looked forward to coming "home" each evening.

Two reasons this review isn't 5 stars. 1, the claim that it's a quiet neighborhood. There's a ground floor restaurant that is open from breakfast until midnight which is very noisy even with the windows closed. Garbage removal and trucks come very early in the morning. 2, the bathroom supplies need sprucing up a bit. We were given one small towel per person which were old. No hand towel and no face cloths and no soap in either shower. It's the little things!

Other than the above, we love Amsterdam and all that it has to offer and would recommend staying at The Canal House for its prime location in this area.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great apartment

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is exactly as it is shown in the photos. It is lovely, clean, working kitchen & all appliances. We enjoyed the view over the canal. Located right near everything.

fresh-cut flowers and a bottle of wine waiting for us upon our arrival.

this apartment has received many good reviews, but I wanted to be sure it was maintained.

Cazijn is very professional and responsive for any questions - even when he was on vacation!

thanks for a wonderful stay-

Lynda & family, Toronto, Canada

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Ontario, Canada

Fantastic in every way!

  • 5 of 5

This is a belated review, we stayed for a week in the middle of May. I have rented apartments in many places in Europe and this was one of the very best experiences (maybe THE best!) of all. It was wonderful dealing with Cazijn and Eefje and we were delighted to have been greeted by both of them and their beautiful family. What a pleasant surprise! The apartment looks great in the photos, but even better in real life. It is bright, spacious, tastefully decorated and thoughtfully equipped. A binder with useful information is left for guests. One can walk everywhere -- groceries are nearby, the wonderful Rijksmuseum, and countless terrific restaurants. It feels like home, and was a cozy retreat on the cool evenings of May. The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen has everything you would need if you wanted to cook (we did not cook much, there were too many good restaurants to try!) I would go back there any time, it was a great experience in every way!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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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

Grachtengordel Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 22 2016 - Dec 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
Dec 31 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter - low season
Jan 9 2017 - Mar 5 2017
6 night minimum stay
Early spring
Mar 6 2017 - Mar 30 2017
6 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
Early summer
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
6 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 30 2017
6 night minimum stay
Dec 31 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $107
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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Grachtengordel Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • 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

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