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Sonnenberg Canal View Apartment - Most Central Location in Town

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Great for Families and Groups; Gorgeous Canal Views, 2 bedrooms

Sonnenberg Canal House description

Sonnenberg is located on the Herengracht, in the historic centre of Amsterdam. Surrounded by the famous nine-streets, this historic canal house was built in 1649 for the Sonnenberg family. 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 winding staircase are original. It is not hard to imagine this Dutch merchant family doing business from this very location. This family remained owners of this historic canal house well into the 19th century, and perhaps the heirs of these Sonnenberg’s are the same Sonnenberg’s as those who are among the ten richest families of the Netherlands.

Sonnenberg - Description

This apartment is located on two floors. Two flights of stairs are circular and one is a straight flight. One enters the Sonnenberg apartment on the beletage, after climbing a set of stone stairs of half a floor level. All floors have excellent views of the canals, and there is a bench on the porch as well as one on the canal side.

Behind the front door there is a hallway to the first set of circular stairs leading to a hallway on the first floor of the house. Practically 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 hot.

On the first floor there is a toilet in the hallway, and a door to the living/dining room. This floor has a beautiful wooden floor as well as beams supporting the floor above. In the front (canal side) of this floor there is a spacious living area with sofa’s (one is a sleeping sofa) and TV. This is a great area to relax after or before a day of exploring all the sights of Amsterdam. You will find an open kitchen and a large dining table in the back of the floor. The kitchen is fully equipped except for 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 circular staircase there is the floor with one bedroom (twins) in the front, with canal views and the master bedroom in the back (optional with twins, on request). On this floor located in between the two bedrooms is the bathroom, with a toilet, sink, and a bath with shower. The front bedroom has a carpeted floor and the back bedroom a wooden floor, the bathroom floor is marble.

Features

•Canal view

•Central location (nine-streets)

•Part of UNESCO world heritage

•WiFi internet

•carbon neutral energy

•Check in at apartment

•Self-catering

•Property with short stay permit

•Smart HD widescreen TV

•HD Sat/Cable reception

•private laptop safe

•80 m2

•2 bedrooms (1 double + twins or 2 twins)

•Open kitchen

•Complete kitchen inventory

•Microwave / Oven

•Toaster

•Coffeemaker

•Kettle

•Shower / Bath

•2 toilets

•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 Sonnenberg is located in the “nine streets” area. The nine streets area is well known for its plentiful boutique shops, many restaurants, and its beautiful canals. This area is comprised of nine narrow streets running perpendicular with the four major canals (Singel, Herengracht, Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht) of the canal belt. It is distinctly different from other shopping districts as there is a large diversity of privately owned shops and specialized shops.

Nearby points of interest

•9 Streets Area - 0 minutes walking

•Flower Market - 2 minutes walking

•Spui – 2 minutes walking

•Dam Square – 3 minutes walking

•Jordaan – 5 minutes walking

•Westerkerk/Anne Frank - 5 minutes walking

•Rembrandt plein - 6 minutes walking

•Centraal Station – 15 minutes walking

•Leidseplein - 15 minutes walking

•Nieuwmarkt - 15 minutes walking

Staircases

This apartment has 4 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 circular flight of stairs to the Living/kitchen level. The circular staircase continues up to a floor with 2 bedrooms and the full bathroom. The stairs are steep and narrow, as is typical for a 400 year old house. However with closed doors stairs are not accessible.

I personally meet my guests at the apartment to make sure they settle in alright. During the stay I am always available, and many times organize boat tours or advise my guests on special events during their stay.

The view from the apartment of the most beautiful canal is already awesome. But to be in the nine-streets area of the city means the coolest shops and restaurants are a literal stones-throw away.

From this location no sight is more than 15 minutes away by foot. There is access to more than a dozen tram-lines and bus-lines within 3 minutes walking.

More Details

Property Manager
Wytse
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, dutch, Frisian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2017

About Wytse

I grew up in the hospitality business, with my parents running hotels and/or restaurants.

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.

Wytse purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Wytse chose Amsterdam

The location is one of the most central in the city, and on top of that the property catches some great sun in the afternoon and is located on the most beautiful part of the most beautiful canal of the city.

What makes this apartment unique

- location

- view

- afternoon sun

- character of the building itself

Guestbook comments from the manager

L'appartamento è davvero meraviglioso ed affaccia su uno dei più bei canali di Amsterdam: l'Herengracht. Vi sono stato con la mia famiglia (2 adulti e due bambini di 9 e 5 anni) e con una famiglia di amici ( 2 adulti e una bambina di 6 anni).

Era quello che cercaramo: una tipica casa olandese signorile. Appena si entra c'è un ingresso (in cui lasciavo il passeggino pieghevole) da cui parte una rampa di scale che arriva al bellissimo soggiorno con pranzo cucina e ripostiglio (c'è anche un piccolissimo bagno con wc e lavandino);al piano superiore ci sono due camere da letto (una affaccia sul canale e l'altra, un pò buia, ha solo delle finestre che affacciano sui tetti dei vicini), il bagno ha due ingressi (uno da una camera e uno dall'altra camera); dal vano scale c'è poi l'ultima ripidissima scaletta di pochi gradini che conduce al delizioso sottotetto con due letti ed una finestra che affaccia sul canale.

La posizione comodissima a due passi da tutto. Allo Spui troverete ristoranti ed anche un comodo supermercato aperto fino a tarda ora.

Il proprietario è gentilissimo, molto disponibile...una persona speciale!!!!
May 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Schiphol (AMS) Amsterdam Airport
Nearest Barpub
130 Metres
Dante
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
IJmuiden
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Amsterdam Old Course
Nearest Train
1.5 Kilometres
Amsterdam Centraal Station
Nearest Motorway
3.2 Kilometres
A10
Nearest Restaurant
38 Metres
Lef
Nearest Ski
21 Kilometres
Snowplanet - Velsen/Spaarnwoude
Nearest Beach
28 Kilometres
Zandvoort aan Zee
Car: not necessary

This apartment is located on the most beautiful part of the Herengracht Canal within the Nine-Streets area. 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 is a playground in the direct area, with climbing racks, swings. 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.

Amenities

Grachtengordel Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet - toilet
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 1/2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Anywhere - 1 baby crib , On request
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen sized bed sleeps 2, can be 2 singles upon request
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2 single beds, sleeps 2, can be queen
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • 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; - dish washing soap - coffee - tea - sugar - creamer - washing soap - toilet paper - trash bag - pepper - salt - olive oil - toilet paper

Reviews

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Sonnenberg Canal View Apartment - Most Central Location in Town
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Wonderful lodging in the heart of Amsterdam

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was as advertised - a beautiful, central location on one of the original canals of Amsterdam. The owner, Wytse Bonnema, was gracious, accommodating, and very professional in facilitating the stay of our family group of 4. We loved the apartment layout, its cleanliness, and many amenities. Down the stairs and out the front door gave us immediate access to the many shops, cafes, museums, and restaurants in the area including in the Jordaan and Nine Streets. Without hesitation we would stay here again on our next visit to this city. We highly recommend staying in Wytse Bonnema's apartment along the Gentlemen's Canal.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

PERFECT location!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I visit Amsterdam once a year. I will be sure to book this next time. The location is perfect.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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Great home in central Amsterdam

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home right in the center of everything! Well maintained and very clean. Owner was very responsive. Would definitely stay here again.......loved being right on the canal!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Great clean well decorated home! Quaint and a perf

  • 5 of 5

Really nice host and great apartment.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Perfect canal apartment location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time exploring Amsterdam from the apartment's central location. The view of a canal from the living room is amazing. The apartment was clean and well-maintained. Our host, Wyste was so helpful and had great recommendations for places to eat and things to do. I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Amsterdam.

Thank you!

Amy

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Awesome!!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent property! Great location with a fantastic host. The property has an awesome view of a canal and is very well maintained. I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Amsterdam.

Thank you!

Colin

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Additional information about rental rates

More nights = lower rate $284.33

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

25% prepayment required before booking is confirmed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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