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Wytse

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, dutch, Frisian

Authentic Jordaan Apartment - 400-year Old Charm On Central Location

12 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Haarlemmerbuurt Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Great for Families and Groups; 3 bedrooms in the 17th century canal ring area

If you are planning on visiting Amsterdam with a group of friends or family, you need to search no further. With a spacious living/lounge/dining area and open kitchen this is a great home away from home. This apartment will offer you insight into the history of Amsterdam itself. It was built over 400 years ago and still boasts many of its original characteristics.

Please note that pricing is an approximation, for a precise quote please send an enquiry. Rates include all taxes and charges. Prices for high demand dates may be as much as 30-40% higher than the indicative rates on this site. Rates may also be lower due to low demand or if your dates are very attractive.

Expanded description follows below, Click on More Details;

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Authentic Jordaan House description

The Authentic Jordaan is located on the Binnen Wieringerstraat, in the historic centre of Amsterdam. Not much can be found about this nameless house in the archives of Amsterdam. It is built against the old sea dike that protected Amsterdam in the times before the Oranjesluis or the Aflsuitdijk were built. On one side of this charming little street connects to the Brouwersgracht (Brewers canal) and on the other side it connects to the Haarlemmerstraat. This historic house was built around 1620. It is one of the few houses that still boast its original gable, which is a classical renaissance crow-stepped gable; this is a stair-step type of design at the top of the triangular gable-end of a building.

Not only the gable is still original, the interior with its solid oak beams as well as the steep staircases are original. It is not hard to imagine a Dutch merchant family doing business from this very location.

This Amsterdam house has five floors, and is split into two completely separate apartments which share one entrance into a shared hallway. The owner of the house lives on the ground floor, and is always willing to help out, give advice or just have a friendly neighborly chat with you. The top 3 floors comprise the Authentic Jordaan apartment.

Apartment description

This Amsterdam apartment is located on the top three floors. Two flights of stairs are steep and one is a moderately steep. One enters the shared hallway of the house on the beletage, after climbing a small set stone stairs. From here there is a staircase that leads up to the apartment itself. In the hallway there are some chairs and a table that can be used to sit out on the street, as is usual for people who live in this area.

From the hallway the first set of stairs leads to the first floor of the house and the door to the Authentic Jordaan apartment. Every room in the house has its own adjustable radiators, it is quite easy to keep this house warm and comfortable in winter. As each room also has windows, it is quite easy to create a nice breeze in the house cooling it down in the summer. There are also fans available on the rare summer days that it is actually tropical.

On the first floor is the living/dining/kitchen. This floor has a beautiful wooden floor as well as beams supporting the floor above. In the front (street side) of this floor there is a spacious living area with sofa’s (one is a sleeping sofa) and widescreen TV with DVD player and sound system. This is a great area to relax after or before a day of exploring all the sights of Amsterdam. Away from the street there is a large dining table in the back of this floor. You will find an open kitchen 2 steps up in the backhouse. The back-house is a more recent addition to the building and is most likely only 200 years old. The kitchen is fully equipped including a dishwasher.

It is not hard to imagine enjoying a spending an evening with a good diner and equally good conversations at the dining table with dimmed light shining from the chandelier. With ample heating present, the smells from the kitchen and friends swapping stories at the table, this is typically what the Dutch will call “gezellig”. The word “gezellig” is considered to be an example of untranslatability, and is one of the hardest words to translate. Some consider the word to encompass the heart of Dutch culture.

One floor up with the steep stairs there is the floor with one bedroom (twins) in the back, and the master bedroom in the front on the street side (optional with twins, on request). The back bedroom does not have an attic room above it so you can see the beams that support the pointed roof. On this floor located in between the two bedrooms is the bathroom, with a toilet, sink, and a bath with shower.

Lastly, of the attic floor is only on the front side of the house and has. The beautiful antique wooden roof-beams are visible here, instilling one with a deep sense of history that is present throughout the entire house.

Features

Central location (Jordaan)

WiFi internet

Carbon neutral energy

Check in at apartment

Self-catering

Widescreen TV

Cable reception

DVD

Sound system (ipod)

100 m2

3 bedrooms

1 sleeping sofa (double)

Open kitchen

Complete kitchen inventory

Microwave / Oven

Toaster

Coffeemaker

Kettle

Shower in Bath

1 toilet

Hairdryer

Washing machine / Dryer

Iron and ironing board

English Guide books

Bed linen and towels are provided

No Smoking

No party policy

Child safety is low due to steep circular stairs (see stairs section)

Location description

The house is built against the old sea dike that protected Amsterdam. On one side of this charming little street there is the Brouwersgracht (brewers canal) and on the other side there is the Haarlemmerstraat.

From the Brouwersgracht one has access to the entire canal ring and this is a great spot to relax and watch the boats go by. The many restaurants and bars in the canal ring and Jordaan area are just a few minutes walking away.

The Haarlemmerstraat is a shopping street with many boutique shops and this street has been voted as the best shopping street of the Netherlands for three years running, due to its wide variety of shops, boutiques, cafes, restaurants, galleries and antique shops.

Nearby points of interest

Jordaan – 0 minutes walking

Centraal Station – 4 minutes walking

Dam Square – 5 minutes walking

Westerkerk/Anne Frank – 6 minutes walking

Spui – 7 minutes walking

9 Streets Area – 7 minutes walking

Flower Market – 9 minutes walking

Nieuwmarkt – 10 minutes walking

Rembrandt plein – 10 minutes walking

Leidseplein – 15 minutes walking

Staircases

This apartment has 3 internal flights. From street level to the entrance there is a short stone flight of stairs up to the front door. From here there is a moderately steep flight of stairs to the Living/kitchen level. After that there is a steep staircase up to a floor with 2 bedrooms and the full bathroom. From this last level there is a single flight of stairs up to the attic bedroom. The stairs are steep and narrow, as is typical for a 400 year old house.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Wytse (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, dutch, Frisian

About Wytse

I grew up in the hospitality business, with my parents running hotels and/or restaurants. Since 2005 I have been actively offering short stay apartment rentals in Amsterdam. In 2008 I purchased the Sonnenberg and have been managing the property ever since.

I love to share my experience of the wonderful city of Amsterdam. In my opinion the best way to see the city is with friends on an open canal boat on a nice day or evening.

My properties all have short stay permits and I operate them as a registered business with the Chamber of Commerce, properly paying taxes both VAT and city tax. This ensures you will not wake up early in the morning to government workers dropping by to check on illegal activities.

Wytse purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Wytse chose Amsterdam

I live in this property myself, or at least on the ground floor, the top house is all Authentic Jordaan. The awesome thing about the area is that it still has the unique charm of a small time neighborhood, and everybody knows each other.

What makes this apartment unique

- Location

- historic charm

Guestbook comments from the manager

Nous étions deux familles avec des ados. Très confortable pour 6 personnes.. L'appartement est très bien situé (tout près de la gare et du centre).

L'appartement est propre et correctement équipé. La propriétaire est serviable et charmant.

Attention les escaliers sont raides (pas pour très jeunes enfants et personnes âgées ou à mobilité réduite).

Allez-y :)
Sep 2014
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Reviews

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based on 12 traveler reviews

Authentic Jordaan Apartment - 400-year Old Charm On Central Location
average rating of 4.75 based on 17 reviews
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Excellent Location

  • 5 of 5

This is a great apartment in an excellent location. The place is old but neat and well-kept, and is walking distance to the canals, the train station, and a bunch of wonderful restaurants and shops. We had a great time staying there and wished we were there for longer. I highly recommend eating breakfast at Vinnies (which is literally a stones throw away). We didn't ride bikes, but there is a bike rental place next door if you're interested. Wytse was waiting for us at the apartment when we got there and was very nice and helpful with our questions. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nice appartment and very well located

  • 5 of 5

Very nice appartment, with all necessities !!

Very well located, in a dynamic neighborhood.

Nevertheless, the bathroom is very small, and we told us to be ready at 11h the last day but nobody came in reality to take the keys. We finally left the house with the keys in it only after I contact the person in charge of arrivals and departures who said to me that he would come around 2 hours later.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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5

High quality apartment

  • 5 of 5

A great apartment in a great city. Wyste is a magnificent host who was prompt to meet us and contactable throughout our stay. When I return to the city I will always look first to see if Wyste's apartment is free to use again.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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5

Perfect location in centre of town

  • 5 of 5

The property is walking distance from the train station, off a Main Street with bio supermarkets and cute shops. We had a group of 7 girls, clean and enough beds. Couldn't get the cooker hob to work but other than that is was ideal for what we were looking for. Only 1 bathroom which was tiny, but even with 7 girls we managed to make it work. Would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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5

Great location and well equipped apartment

  • 5 of 5

Great location, easily within walking distance to the heart of Amsterdam square. Apartment was very clean and well equipped cleaning/washing/cooking appliances to ensure that our stay there was made easy and enjoyable. Wytse was very helpful and accommodating both before and during our stay. He was very quick to respond to emails and very helpful on our early arrival by letting us check In and drop our bags off early and also went out of his way to go and collect an aux cable to bring back to us so that we could use the sound system that was provided with the apartment, which was also a very good addition. I would definitely stay here again if returning to Amsterdam and would highly recommend it to anyone else thinking of renting.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

A group of seven friends from four different countries stayed for two nights back in November. Wytse was very helpful and we all enjoyed our stay very much! Would definitely recommend and would stay there again next time we travel to Amsterdam. The location was incredibly convenient, close to the central train station and walking distance to all of the attractions. They rental was clean and well stocked. Thanks for having us!!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Schiphol (AMS) Amsterdam Airport
Nearest Barpub
87 Metres
Cafe Harlem
Nearest Ferry
27 Kilometres
IJmuiden
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Amsterdamse Golf Club
Nearest Train
440 Metres
Amsterdam Centraal Station
Nearest Motorway
3.6 Kilometres
A10
Nearest Restaurant
38 Metres
Snow Lion
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Snowplanet - Velsen/Spaarnwoude
Nearest Beach
27 Kilometres
Zandvoort aan Zee
Car: not necessary

Within 400 meters of the apartment you can find many shops and restaurants. The shops are all of a boutique type, so no usual suspects in this area. The restaurants vary from good value student restaurants to top of the bill, and from Tibetan cuisine to soul food, from breakfast to deli take outs.

For children and adults of all ages there are two playgrounds in the direct area, with climbing racks, swings, sandboxes, football pitch and basketball court. Must see Museums within about 15-20 minutes walking/tram include; Anne Frank house, Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk Museum, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam Historical Museum and Canal House Museum. But there are at least 30 or 40 other museums nearby that are also worth visiting.

Without writing down an entire guide to the city of Amsterdam, this location will give you an excellent base to discover the many aspects of this world famous cosmopolitan city.

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Rates & Availability

Haarlemmerbuurt Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
medium - high
Sep 8 2016 - Nov 11 2016
2 night minimum stay
$225
$2,149
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
medium - low
Nov 12 2016 - Nov 27 2016
2 night minimum stay
$256
From
$423
Fri,Sat
$1,924
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
low 2016
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 21 2016
2 night minimum stay
$198
From
$378
Fri,Sat
$1,578
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
New year 2017
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
$306
From
$494
Fri,Sat
$2,306
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
low 2017
Jan 9 2017 - Mar 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
$198
From
$378
Fri,Sat
$1,578
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$306
From
$494
Fri,Sat
$2,306
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Base charge $225

Please note that pricing is an approximation, for a precise quote please send an enquiry. Rates include all taxes and charges.

Prices for high demand dates may be as much as 30-40% higher than the indicative rates on this site. Rates may also be lower due to low demand or if your dates are very attractive.

25% prepayment required before booking is confirmed.

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Amenities

Haarlemmerbuurt Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • PC
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , can be 2 singles on request
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Living - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double bed sofa
    Living - 1 baby crib , On request
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
We supply some basics for the first day such as; - dishwashing soap - coffee - tea - sugar - creamer - washing soap - toilet paper - trash bag - pepper - salt - olive oil - paper towels - toilet paper

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