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Big 16th century Canal house 3 Bdr

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 0 - 6 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4

Our canalhouse is situated in the oldest part of Amsterdam. It is a quiet living area. But at the same time it is in the middle of the centre of Amsterdam.

We have three big bedrooms with each a bathroom. The living area is huge. About 320 m2. With a small patio and a little garden in the back. On of the oldest canals in Amsterdam is right outside our house.

The central trainstation is 6 minutes walk.

There are 8 beds.

mike boerma
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, german, dutch
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About mike boerma

We live here since 2004

mike boerma purchased this apartment in 2004

Why mike boerma chose Grachtengordel

Our home is situated in a very quiet area but still 5 minutes walk from one of the centres of Amsterdam. 5 minutes walk from the central trainstation.

What makes this apartment unique

Our house is very big. about 300 square meters. With three big bedrooms. A small patio garden in de back.


Grachtengordel Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Single beds can be put in other bedroom.
  • There is a double bed on each bedroom. Two single beds can be placed in any bedroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • ice skating
  • tennis


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Big 16th century Canal house 3 Bdr
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Felt like locals

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely stunning house, it's distressed feel only added to the character. Perfect for entertaining and big meals, with cosy out door areas and three massive ensuite rooms.

And to top it all off you're welcomed home by their lovely cat Stella who loves to curl up with you next to one of the many sunny windows.

Incredible location, within walking distance of everything and a short stroll to restaurants, cafes and supermarkets.

Two of the toilets didn't have doors (purposely) but the showers were lovely!

Would highly recommend, especially over a hotel/hostel - you really felt like you belonged and the group was able gather for meals and planning (and the odd glass of wine).

Thank you, Mike!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Elizabeth, Thank you for your kind words. About the toilets. A good remark. I did not think of that. As a group of eight friends you need some privacy there. We will take care of that for the next time we rent our house. Mike
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Wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

the house is very central in Amsterdam, and it was easy to walk almost everywhere.

We loved the house- the decoration was fun and whimsical, and the house is huge! There was easily enough room for all 6 of us, and we enjoyed the roomy bedrooms and the in suite bathrooms.

The house is unique and fun, and we would love to come back some time again.

Communication with our host was very easy, and we have only had a positive experience.

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Splendida esperienza

  • 5 of 5

Tutto perfetto. Dall'ospitalità di Mike, sempre presente anche se in vacanza, alla location, una tipica casa olandese vissuta ed originale, con ampi spazi anche per dieci persone. In pieno centro, non abbiamo mai sentito la necessità di usare mezzi pubblici: la destinazione più lontana è stato il Meseo Van Gogh, raggiunto comunque in non più di mezz'ora di tranquilla passeggiata. Comodissimo anche da raggiungere dall'aereoporto, con il treno: la stazione dista non più di dieci minuti a piedi. Che dire... non saremmo potuti capitare meglio. Grazie Mike e famiglia!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Séjour inoubliable!

  • 5 of 5

Un logement idéal en tous points pour découvrir Amsterdam: l'emplacement est central, à moins de 10 minutes à pied de la gare, nous n'avons utilisé qu'une fois le tram, pour aller au rikjmuseum. Pour le reste, tout se fait à pied. La location était très spacieuse, tout à fait conforme aux photos et impeccable, et la communication avec Mike très facile, nous avons pu le joindre rapidement chaque fois que nous avons eu besoin de le faire (pour trouver un médecin pour notre fille malade par exemple). Accueil vraiment sympathique avec pain frais pour le petit déjeuner ( nous sommes arrivés tard le soir)! Je recommanderais volontiers cette grande location.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Thierry, Thank you for your kind words. Mike and family
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Our house is on the broadest and one of the oldest canals of Amsterdam. It is an old captains house. It is a official monument.

Our house is located in a very quiet living area. But on the same time is only 5 minutes walk from the 'Nieuwmarkt', one of the old centre of Amsterdam. It is also situated only 5 minutes walk from the central trainstation.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 5.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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