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Canal house, 'built in 1607' - 50 sqm attic studio, spacious glass façade

Bedrooms Studio
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
1 - 3 nights


50 sqm attic studio, spacious glass façade

The romantic attic-studio is located on the top floor in a historic canal house in Amsterdam, year of construction 1607. Because of its nice location close to the Oudezijds Achterburgwal, the attic studio offers a romantic view over the namesake canal and over the roofs of Amsterdam. The studio consists of a large room (50 sqm), that stretches over the entire length of the canal house. It offers up to 6 sleeps. A double bed (that can be turned into 2 single beds on request), a comfortable sofa bed for 2 and a large mattress (1,40 x 2 meter) on a bunk bed in an intermediate attic. Modern mini-bathroom with shower, sink and WC, integrated, well-equipped kitchen unit, large dining table with chairs. The studio is suitable for couples, families or a small tourist party , that does not need separate bedrooms.

About the property

Canal house, 'built in 1607'

We offer a romantic attic-studio on the top floor in a historic canal house in Amsterdam, built in 1607. Because of its nice location close to the Oudezijds Achterburgwal, the attic studio offers a romantic view over the namesake canal and over the roofs of Amsterdam. From the 2 room apartment you can look out over the canal as well, and over the historical canal houses with the typical back garden. In the same house you will find a guest’s room as well, equipped for 2 or 3 persons with a private bathroom available.

Arrival by airplane/train:: From the airport Schiphol by NS regional train to the ‘Central Station'. From there it is an approximately 10 minute walk, or 1 stop by metro to 'Nieuwmarkt'.

Arrival by car, parking: Unfortunately, there are only chargeable parking in Amsterdam.

Our recommendation:

The low prices park+ride parking lot Zeeburg, 6 EUR per 24 h, including a tram ticket for the return to the centre (subject to change).

Do you have questions? We will be happy to help!: We, a friendly agency with 2 persons in Berlin, convey chosen, well-kept private accommodations in the large metropolises in Europe for 17 years.

Amsterdam is one of our personal favourites. We recommend the attic-studio in the canal house '1607' especially because of its central location in the middle of the historic old town, its romantic view through the spacious glass façade, the flair of a canal house and its reasonable price.

The friendly host from Amsterdam speaks good German and very good English and will be on site to answer all your questions!

More Details

Property Manager
Petra Jahn-Draskóczy, INTAS Berlin
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, german, hungarian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017

Available Rentals


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

50 sqm attic studio, spacious glass façade
average rating of 4.142857 based on 7 reviews
Clifton Park, NY

Very noisy, smelly towels

  • 1 of 5

My family stayed here for three nights and I'm glad it wasn't longer. We stayed on the third floor. Stairs are steep but we expected that.

What we did not expect is for whoever was staying in the room above us to pace the floor and go up and down the stairs numerous times between the hours of 11pm and 4 am. Every night we were there. In addition, there is some sort of fraternity across the street who had a loud (constant thumping beat) party every night between about 9 pm and 2am. Needless to say we did not sleep much.

Another annoyance is that when we arrived at 2pm, which was our agreed upon time, our room hadn't been cleaned. We were allowed to leave our stuff but had to leave the room. After traveling with two young children for almost 24 hours it would have been nice to relax, take showers and possibly give them a nap.

If you are to stay here, bring your own towels! The ones provided smell like mildew, which is because they are hung dry in a damp, dark basement. And lastly, be aware that one of the men who owns/manages the house enjoys feeding about 100 pigeons and seagulls on Sunday morning around 730 am which causes quite some noise outside the building. I observed this on Sunday morning, after which I observed him throw two empty beer bottles into the canal...which is just one of her reasons the canals had trash floating in them.

I wouldn't stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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1 5

Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the attic studio apartment which was perfect for two people and quite spacious. The apartment is an easy walk from the central railway station and has an excellent location right in the atmospheric heart of Amsterdam. Restaurants, supermarkets and bicycle hire shops were just a few minutes walk away and it made an excellent base for exploring everything the city has to offer. Even though it was located on the top floor (no lift) we didnt mind the stairs at all as it gave us first hand experience of what it was like living in one of these historic amsterdam houses which in my view is something you cant experience in a modern building. The view of the canal from the floor to ceiling windows was terrific and it was just fascinating to sit there and watch the activity below after a day of site seeing. The apartment was very well maintained, clean, cosy and comfortable. This would definately be my choice of accomodation when i return to Amsterdam in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Austin, TX USA

The First Of What I Hope To Be Many.

  • 5 of 5

I arrived by train and was able to walk and locate the apartment without any problems what so ever. This historic house was wonderful, after entering front door. I was taking to a place in my heart and mind that felt at home. I was able to manage the stair case which made me feel like a kid again along with all the wonder of the past, and thoughts of how they must have lived in this very same home during the 1600's. You are in walking distance from every where you would want to be or see, while visiting Amsterdam and staying at this location. I was able to walk on foot to just about everywhere.

The price can't get any better in my eyes and you will be hard press to find a more affordable place to stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2010
  • Stayed: Feb 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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17 2
Mönchengladbach, NRW, Deutschland

Tolle Unterkunft / Great housing

  • 4 of 5

Die Wohnung ist super. Sie ist sauber, charmant und man hat alles, was man braucht. Der Vermieter war sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Alles, was wir besichtigen wollten, haben wir zu Fuß erreicht. Wir haben unsere Zeit sehr genossen und werden diese Wohnung gerne wieder anmieten! ...

The housing is super. The room is clean, charming and you have all you need. The lessor is friendly and helpful. All we wanted to see or to visit was in walking distance. We enjoyed our holiday and we will come back to this room again if we stay in Amsterdam the next time!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Es ist eine sehr einfache Unterkunft aber es ist alles da was man für einen Kurzurlaub brauch, zentral gelegen alles gut erreichbar zu Fuß.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Amsterdam zu Sylvester

  • 5 of 5

Hat alles super geklappt! Der Vermieter war sehr nett. Die Wohnung liegt zwar genau im Rotlichtviertel, aber wenn man drei Schritte geht kommt man auch an sehr ruhige Ecken.

Vielen Dank für alles wir kommen garantiert wieder!


  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2010
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Kilometres
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
Nearest Train
0.8 Kilometres
Centraal Station
Car: not necessary

Thanks to the very central location, you can discover Amsterdam easily on foot or by bike. To the Amsterdam Main Station, the 'Central Station,' you just have to walk about 10 minutes. The connections for the public transportation are very good (tram, bus, subway, regional train). The Oudezijds Achterburgwal is one of the oldest canals (waterway) in Amsterdam. The Northern part of this canal is located in the lively red light district 'de Wallen', in the Southern, quieter part there is e.g. the Amsterdam university, the listed monument Binnengasthuis and the romantic Oudemanhuispoort (book market). The accommodation is located in the middle of the canal, exactly at that spot where the lively red light district and the quieter, Southern part with the university district meet.



Binnenstad Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , separate beds are possible
  • If requested, the double beds can be arranged as separate beds.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
The historical house 'built in 1607' is as many other buildings Amsterdam, a narrow steep right stairs, (no lift) because of this; it is limited for handicap persons. If you have any question, please, call us, we will attend you gladly. The housekeeper helps every guest with baggage gladly. We will send you more pictures upon request!

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