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Speaks: english, french, german, dutch

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

54 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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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
Cazijn (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, french, german, dutch

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


based on 54 traveler reviews

Unique High End Canal House, Newly Renovated, Old Inner-City
average rating of 4.962963 based on 54 reviews

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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Gorgeous Apartment in Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this lovely apartment in the heart of Amsterdam. Fantastic canal view - spacious and very comfortable. Cazijin and Eefje could not have been easier to work with from booking to getting settled, etc. We have rented many lovely apartments throughout Europe but this might just be our favorite. Easy walk to a few grocery markets and great restaurants and of course right by the museum district. Can't imagine staying anywhere else when visiting this fantastic city. Perfect from start to finish.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Amazing Place to Call "Home" in Amsterdam

  • 5 of 5

The Canal House is perfection. Dealing with Cazijn during the rental process was so easy and the description is right on. Beginning with our welcome by Effie (sp?), his wife, we felt that we were 'home'. Fresh flowers and a bottle of wine, plus a folder filled with all kinds of information was appreciated. Wonderfully decorated with amazing views from the windows of the activity on the canal, lent such a welcome return each night from walking this amazing city. The location is perfect for the Reikmuseum and Van Gogh, a 20 minute walk to Anne Frank, the tram to City Central about a 2 block walk, easy walk to grocery store and two wonderful restaurants, one right outside the building. What more could one want?

Buffet Van Odette is the restaurant right outside the door and we had a wonderful meal. However, the best was La Cacerola which is an easy walk. We had the 3-course surprise menu and it was unbelievable. They are closed Sunday and Monday so we were so pleased we could eat there the last night of our stay at the Canal House.

Give yourself a treat and stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Loved Our Stay

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved staying in Cazijn's and Eefje's apartment in Amsterdam. Beautifully decorated, the apartment has lots of light and worked well for our family of four. In fact, the apartment was so comfortable and the views were so lovely - it was hard to leave! However, Amsterdam calls and happily the apartment is ideally located with a lovely bistro downstairs, close to the museums, shops and restaurants, and overlooks the canal. Finally, our hosts Cazijn and Eefje were very accommodating and helpful. All in all, a wonderful stay. We highly recommend it! (One note - there are two flights of narrow stairs up to the flat - not a problem for us, but might be a consideration for some.)

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Beautiful Apartment, Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here at the end of a two week European vacation. The location and views were absolutely stunning. We thoroughly enjoyed relaxing in the evening overlooking the canal with a glass of wine. We were within walking distance of grocery stores, wine shops, and many restaurants and cafes. The apartment was immaculate and well taken care of. We were travelling with our two teenagers, who were able to have their own space. The owners are delightful and were very welcoming. I highly recommend staying in this beautiful apartment.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 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

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Sep 14 2016 - Oct 18 2016
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Oct 19 2016 - Oct 23 2016
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Dec 31 2016 - Jan 2 2017
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Jan 9 2017 - Mar 5 2017
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Mar 6 2017 - Mar 30 2017
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Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
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My Standard Rate
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $112
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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