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Bruce Haase

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, dutch

Mondriaan Apartments - in the heart of Amsterdam - Mondriaan No. 1

33 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Grachtengordel Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Historical building with 2 apartments with canal views

The Mondriaan Apartments are located in the historic Jordan district on a quiet canal in the heart of Amsterdam. Most Amsterdam landmarks are within walking distance and there are many shops and restaurants just around the corner. There is an indoor swimming pool and health club just one short block away.

Mondriaan No.1 - Is located on the second floor and has one bedroom with a double bed, a living room with a double sofa bed.

Mondriaan No. 2 - Is located on the third and fourth floor, has 2 bedrooms with each a double. The living room has a double sofa bed.

The apartments are located in a typical 19th century canal house. It is spacious and has been renovated to include all modern conveniences and has a fully equipped kitchen. It is fully furnished and includes all linens. Goose down comforters, and an entertainment system are just a few of the amenities. Historical accents include stained glass en suite doors.

The Mondriaan Apartments offer your ideal home away from home in Amsterdam.

The Apartments offers a smoke-free environment.


We have also tried to factor in care for the environment when renovating and furnishing the apartments. Eco-friendly features including roof-top solar water and photo voltaic panels which provide part of the hot water and electricity used, low energy appliances, low energy lighting, double glazing in most rooms, hardwood bamboo floors in the Mondriaan apartment, eco-friendly cleaning and personal care products and some organic food products.

We require a cash damage deposit of 250 euro (per apartment). This will be returned during the check-out in cash.

There is also a cleaning fee of 50 euro (per apartment) that has to be paid in cash upon arrival.

More Details

Details for Mondriaan No. 1 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

This second floor apartment offers fabulous 180 degree views of the canal and park from the living room/dining area. The Mondriaan is spacious and bright; the furnishings are of a relaxed contemporary style. There are hardwood bamboo floors throughout. The combined living/dining area has a table that seats four, a large sofa bed, arm chair, and an entertainment center with i-pod dock.

The kitchen is equipped with modern appliances (refrigerator,

microwave/convection oven, dishwasher, ceramic stove top, and

coffee maker) and the kitchen is stocked with all the necessary house wares. There is also a washer and dryer.

Please be aware that the apartment has steep stairs and that there is no elevator in the building.

  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Bruce Haase (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, dutch

About Bruce Haase

Dutch-American living in Amsterdam for the past 25 years. I have always traveled a lot for my work and holidays and have seen some great and some pretty bad accommodation. The small attention to detail is often the most important. I enjoy meeting people from different cultures and different backgrounds. As I have always worked internatioally, I speak a few languages, including: English, Dutch, French, Spanish, Afrikaans, and some German.

Bruce Haase purchased this apartment in 1991

Why Bruce Haase chose Amsterdam

We live on the ground floor and first floor of the building, and have slowly renovated it since buying it more than 20 years ago. The thing I like most about the building is the view. It has the charm of looking out on an Amsterdam canal with a quaint little marina on the other side of the canal, but what's quite unusual is that there's and a small park beyond that.which means that, at least in the summer, we don't see any other buidlings, just trees. This makes it very light and quiet. It feels like the best of both works. Because of course being in the Jordaan, there are literally hundreds of restaurants, cafes and galleries within a few minutes walk.

What makes this apartment unique

The property was built in the 1870's and renovated in the 1930's. The stained glass windows and sliding stained glass doors are all original. But while it maintains the charm of a traditional Amsterdam building, it also has all the modern amenities including double glazing, central heating, a modern kitchen and nice bathrooms. Tastefully furnished. The other thing, important to me at least, is trying to make the buidling as eco-friendly as possible. With a solar water heater, photo voltaic panels, and renovations that always take into account the planetary impact.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This comfortable apartment is in a quiet location and is an easy walk through one of the world's truly unique and great city neighborhoods into Amsterdam center. The gracious hosts make a stay in their apartment that much more enjoyable. Well equipped, plenty of space, good location, a fantastic value. Thanks Bruce and Eelco!

-David, Concord, MA

My wife, two daughters (13 and 10), and I spent a week in one of the Marnixkade Canalview Apartments in the fall of 2005. It was an absolute delight -- tastefully furnished, perfectly located in a quiet neighborhood within easy walking distance to the sights of Amsterdam, reasonably priced. But what made our stay special was the non-intrusive attentiveness of our host, who assisted us in many ways. Our stay was a perfect blend of the social connection one finds at bed-and-breakfasts and the privacy offered by big hotels. When we return to Amsterdam, we'll surely stay here. We VERY highly recommend it!

-Jeff Livesay, Manitou Springs, CO
Nov 2007
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Mondriaan No. 1
average rating of 4.878788 based on 36 reviews

Good points: quiet, comfortable, nice view and good neighborhood restaurants and near sites.

  • 3 of 5

To continue with bad points. Stairs are very narrow and difficult to move luggage up two flights. They asked for 250 euro deposit on arrival, and the biggest deal breaker was a 75 Euro charge for early departure.

The stairs and extra charges woul keep me from ever renting this flat. It will also make me aware of hidden costs etc.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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The best choice

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Mondriaan for 2 nights and it was the best decision we made during our whole trip. All the instructions for arrival were well communicated and the host responded to all our questions super fast. The apartment is lovely and homely. It had everything we needed. 5 stars for the cleanliness and attention to details. We would definitely like to return next year.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bastrop, TX

fabulous gem and great location

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place for our brief city visit.

Very well appointed apartment, equipped with everything we needed. Nicely furnished &very comfortable. Quiet and private. Ideal location.

As many have commented, the stairs are extremely steep - especially if you have very large suitcases (we were traveling through Amsterdam on our way back to the US after a 2 week vacation in Europe, so we had very large cases!). That didn't deter us in the least, but it could be a deal breaker for some.

It really was lovely to stay in an authentic canal property away from the crowds. Easy access to the central areas and we loved to walk through the charming streets where we stumbled upon great restaurants and bars.

My only niggle is having to pay separate cleaning fees and an 'early' check out fee (for an 8am check out) - that seems ridiculous and exorbitant to me and I really do begrudge paying it. I feel that many property owners charge cleaning and other fees separately in order to make their per night price seem such a great deal. I really think they should just include all these extras in the upfront rental cost....that way comparing properties is far more exact and fair.

Would stay again if ever we returned as it was such a perfect location

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Swarthmore, Pennsylvania

Loved our stay at Mondriaan apartment!

  • 5 of 5

We just came back from our vacation in Amsterdam, where we spent 8 night in the Mondriaan apartment. We really enjoyed the apartment!!! We were a family of four (kids ages 9 and 11) and the 1 bedroom was plenty big for us. We found everything just as described, in perfect working order- kitchen had all the appliances we needed, washer/dryer was great, wi/fi was accessible. The binder with all the helpful information for the apartment, and the surrounding area was such a great idea! The apartment itself is on a quiet street overlooking a canal. And the view was amazing!! The location is perfect; you can walk to most of the other parts of the city and it is a short bus ride from Central Station and on several other tram lines. Also it is right in the center of the Jordaan neighborhood, which is filled with so many great restaurants. We loved the Ethiopian and Tapas restaurants nearby. Two grocery stores are also 8 min away. There is a gym at the end of the street that is available for use as guests (and my husband used it for swimming!). Finally, we really appreciated all the excellent communication and help we got from Bruce and the rest of the crew. Our questions were always promptly answered and very helpful. A pleasure to be in touch with! We will definitely stay here again next time we are in town.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful location & wonderful apartment

  • 4 of 5

Our family just came back from Amstedam & we stayed at the Mondriaan apartment #2. There were 4 adults & my husband & I stayed on the main apartment & my son & his girlfriend stayed in the upstairs bedroom. The main apartment was overlooking the canal & had a living room/dining room combination. The kitchen was small but had modern appliances. The bedroom was small but the bed was comfortable. The bathroom was small as well especially since the washer/dryer was inside the bathroom. The bathroom needs better lighting. The apartment had wifi so it made it easier for all of us to stay connected with family & friends in the U.S. One thing that we informed the property manager was that the instructions for the washer didn't inform us how long the washer runs. I put the setting for cotton & it took 3 hours for the wash to run. No big deal, but we were just wondering how long our clothes were going to be washed.

The apartment was also centrally located to the bus/tram stop, restaurants, cafes, bars, & supermarkets. We got our cleaning deposit back on the morning before we left after Kosimo (spelling?) inspected the apartment. Our interactions with everybody was very friendly & easy. We would definitely recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Karla, thank you so much for the nice words. It was a pleasure having you as our guest. I will do my best to improve the things you mentioned and would love to welcome you again. Regards form Amsterdam, Bruce
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Burlington VT

Great choice in Jordaan away from the crowds.

  • 5 of 5

Very pleased we found the Mondriaan apartment in Jordaan for many reasons.

Situated in this (relatively) quieter neighborhood away from the chaos of the downtown hordes this was our retreat when we'd had enough for the day. No need for vehicle - easy and pleasant walk into the city.

Delighted to find how clean and well equipped it was - maid still cleaning when we arrived. We dropped our bags and went shopping at nearby supermarket with some regrets (don't make the same mistake!) - as when we returned we found the apartment stocked with everything from the staples such as juice, bread, butter, eggs, cheese, ham to a table setting with fruits, a basket of assorted goodies, beer and wine and a vase with fresh roses!

Extremely generous, very welcoming and much appreciated.

Bruce on vacation himself but niece Ise was delightful and answered all of our questions. Thanks Ise!

The apartment is well equipped and WiFi pretty fast. I agree with prior reviews - stairs steep (as is the norm here) and not for disabled. We are a couple of late 50 yr olds - no problem. The one bedroom apartment is perfect size for 2 and maybe two kids but a squeeze for 4 adults noting the one small bathroom off the bedroom.

Was impressed with all the Eco/power saving features, the washer and dryer, all the appliances you could possibly need, though never did get the hang of the Innowave oven even with online 84 page instruction manual!

We look forward to booking here on our next trip back this way and can definitely recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Schiphol (Amsterdam)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
Dozens of bars within 5 minute walk
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Amsterdam Central Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
More than 50 restaurants in easy walking distance
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Mondriaan Apartments are located on a quiet canal in the heart of Amsterdam's historic Jordan district, a vibrant area with many shops and dozens of restaurants within easy walking distance. You can walk to most of Amsterdam’s favourite landmarks and Central Station is about 15-20 minutes on foot.

It is also ideally situated, with tram and bus stops just 50 meters (about 150 feet) away. Tram 10 takes you directly to Amsterdam’s nightlife on Leidseplein (just 5 stops), while Tram 3 takes you to The Concertgebouw (Concert Hall) and many of the major museums (Van Gogh, Rijksmuseum). Bus 18 takes you, in 5 stops, to Central Station and Amsterdam’s emerging waterfront (Bimhuis, Jazz Hall, and Stedelijk Museum).

Although centrally located, the apartments' location across from a park and small marina provide a quiet and natural serenity you wouldn't expect in a city. Bike rental nearby. Paid street side parking is available.

Other Activities: museums, sightseeing, historical walks, theatre, concerts, restaurants


Rates & Availability

Grachtengordel Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 18 2016 - Oct 24 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest
NYE 2016/2017
Dec 28 2016 - Jan 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $282
Cleaning fee $56
Tax Rate 6.0%

Are house rules will be provided upon check-in

Owner'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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Grachtengordel Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Waterfront
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Two Spacious and comfortable bathroom with shower, sink and toilet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The bed room has one queen-size bed with firm mattress The living room has one large sofa bed (queen-size) with firm mattress in living room
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Mondriaan Apartments are non-smoking. Our good relation with our neighbors is important to us, therefore party groups are not welcome in our accommodation.

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