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Large 16th Century Canal house, 300 sqm

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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights

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6 nights


Grachtengordel House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

Our house is situated at the broadest canal of Amsterdam in the oldest part of the city. It is a very qiuet neighbourhood where families live. But at only 4 minutes walk lies the 'Nieuwmarkt' (see the photo) And at 7 minutes walk lies the Central train station.

We are not the only one that think our canel is the most beautiful 'street' of Amsterdam

Our house was build around 1700, and said to be Captains Home's. We live here about 5 years. We love the house, it is very big.

We live on the bel-etage. That is ground floor, but then a little higher.

There three bedrooms. One of them is in the sousterrain and has access to the outside patio/garden (Half below groundlevel)

Our house is old and still needs some renovating. But it has character and the location is marvellous.

We have an house in the back to (the 'achterhuis'). We rent that permanenty to maximum two people. We share the main door our house. That is all.

We live in our house and rent it out during our holidays.

And we have a cat named stella.

In fact our house is legally two houses. Binnenkant nr. 24 E plus nr. 24 F. But it is one.

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  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

mike boerma
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, german, dutch
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
September 8, 2016
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About mike boerma

We live here since 2004

mike boerma purchased this house in 2004

Why mike boerma chose Amsterdam

Our house is very spacious. It's situated right in the old centre on the broadest canel of Amsterdam. It is a quiet living area. There is very little traffic. But at the same time it is only 5 minutes walk to the Nieuwmarkt. One of the city centres.

What makes this house unique

We have a little garden and outside patio.

Ou house has a lot of space


based on 3 traveler reviews

Large 16th Century Canal house, 300 sqm
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 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: Jul 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: Jul 2015
  • 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: Oct 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Thierry, Thank you for your kind words. Mike and family
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres


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Grachtengordel House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
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 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • 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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