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Authentic Jordaan Apartment - 400-Year Old Charm on Central Location

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Amsterdam apartment description

If you are planning on visiting Amsterdam with a group of friends or family, you need to search no further. With a spacious living/lounge/dining area and open kitchen this is a great home away from home.

Three bedrooms offer sleeping arrangements for 6 persons, while a sleeping sofa (double bed) offer additional accommodation for two more persons. A total of 8 persons can stay here, though its best suited for groups of 5 or 6.

This apartment is also suitable to rent when visiting a conference in the Netherlands because of its close proximity to Centraal Station.

You will literally find every type of shop and restaurant around the corner, and any and all of the major sights are within walking distance.

This apartment will offer you insight into the history of Amsterdam itself. It was built over 400 years ago and still boasts many of its original characteristics.

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Authentic Jordaan House description

The Authentic Jordaan is located on the Binnen Wieringerstraat, in the historic centre of Amsterdam. Not much can be found about this nameless house in the archives of Amsterdam. It is built against the old sea dike that protected Amsterdam in the times before the Oranjesluis or the Aflsuitdijk were built. On one side of this charming little street connects to the Brouwersgracht (Brewers canal) and on the other side it connects to the Haarlemmerstraat. This historic house was built around 1620. 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 steep staircases are original. It is not hard to imagine a Dutch merchant family doing business from this very location.

This Amsterdam house has five floors, and is split into two completely separate apartments which share one entrance into a shared hallway. The owner of the house lives on the ground floor, and is always willing to help out, give advice or just have a friendly neighborly chat with you. The top 3 floors comprise the Authentic Jordaan apartment.

Apartment description

This Amsterdam apartment is located on the top three floors. Two flights of stairs are steep and one is a moderately steep. One enters the shared hallway of the house on the beletage, after climbing a small set stone stairs. From here there is a staircase that leads up to the apartment itself. In the hallway there are some chairs and a table that can be used to sit out on the street, as is usual for people who live in this area.

From the hallway the first set of stairs leads to the first floor of the house and the door to the Authentic Jordaan apartment. 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 tropical.

On the first floor is the living/dining/kitchen. This floor has a beautiful wooden floor as well as beams supporting the floor above. In the front (street side) of this floor there is a spacious living area with sofa’s (one is a sleeping sofa) and widescreen TV with DVD player and sound system. This is a great area to relax after or before a day of exploring all the sights of Amsterdam. Away from the street there is a large dining table that can seat 8 in the back of this floor. You will find an open kitchen 2 steps up in the backhouse. The back-house is a more recent addition to the building and is most likely only 200 years old. The kitchen is fully equipped including 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 steep stairs there is the floor with one bedroom (twins) in the back, and the master bedroom in the front on the street side (optional with twins, on request). The back bedroom does not have an attic room above it so you can see the beams that support the pointed roof. On this floor located in between the two bedrooms is the bathroom, with a toilet, sink, and a bath with shower.

Lastly, of the attic floor is only on the front side of the house and has. The beautiful antique wooden roof-beams are visible here, instilling one with a deep sense of history that is present throughout the entire house.

Features

Central location (Jordaan)
WiFi internet
Carbon neutral energy
Check in at apartment
Self-catering
Widescreen TV
Cable reception
DVD
Sound system (ipod)
100 m2
3 bedrooms (1 double + 2 twins or 3 twins)
1 sleeping sofa (double)
Sleeps 8 (guest #6, #7 and #8 at additional cost and upon request)
Open kitchen
Complete kitchen inventory
Microwave / Oven
Toaster
Coffeemaker
Kettle
Shower in Bath
1 toilet
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 house is built against the old sea dike that protected Amsterdam. On one side of this charming little street there is the Brouwersgracht (brewers canal) and on the other side there is the Haarlemmerstraat.

From the Brouwersgracht one has access to the entire canal ring and this is a great spot to relax and watch the boats go by. The many restaurants and bars in the canal ring and Jordaan area are just a few minutes walking away.

The Haarlemmerstraat is a shopping street with many boutique shops and this street has been voted as the best shopping street of the Netherlands for three years running, due to its wide variety of shops, boutiques, cafes, restaurants, galleries and antique shops.

Nearby points of interest

Jordaan – 0 minutes walking
Centraal Station – 4 minutes walking
Dam Square – 5 minutes walking
Westerkerk/Anne Frank – 6 minutes walking
Spui – 7 minutes walking
9 Streets Area – 7 minutes walking
Flower Market – 9 minutes walking
Nieuwmarkt – 10 minutes walking
Rembrandt plein – 10 minutes walking
Leidseplein – 15 minutes walking
Staircases

This apartment has 3 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 moderately steep flight of stairs to the Living/kitchen level. After that there is a steep staircase up to a floor with 2 bedrooms and the full bathroom. From this last level there is a single flight of stairs up to the attic bedroom. The stairs are steep and narrow, as is typical for a 400 year old house.

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 90 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Groups
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Singles
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • We supply some basics for the first day such as; - dishwashing soap - coffee - tea - sugar - creamer - washing soap - toilet paper - trash bag - pepper - salt - olive oil - paper towels - toilet paper...moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Stereo
  • Television

Theme

  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    The apartment is located in small street running between the Brouwersgracht and Haarlemmerstraat. This area is part of the UNESCO world heritage area of the Seventeenth-century canal ring area of Amsterdam. Brouwersgracht is known as the best 'street' to live on in the Netherlands for the past 4 years, and the Haarlemmerstraat has been voted best shopping street of the country for the past 3 years. From here all major sites and museums of the city are within easy reach. In the local area (up to 500 meters away) you will be able to find any and everything you could ever need while visiting Amsterdam....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • PC
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    We supply some basics for the first day such as; - dishwashing soap - coffee - tea - sugar - creamer - washing soap - toilet paper - trash bag - pepper - salt - olive oil - paper towels - toilet paper...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Boat:

    Boat can be rented for private tours with captain....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
low season
Jan 6 - Mar 29, 2015
2 night min stay
€189 €289
Fri, Sat
€1,469

Rates are based on 5 guests; add €30 per night, per additional guest

high season
Mar 30 - Nov 29, 2015
2 night min stay
€269 €379
Fri, Sat
€2,059

Rates are based on 5 guests; add €30 per night, per additional guest

low season 2
Nov 30 - Dec 17, 2015
2 night min stay
€189 €289
Fri, Sat
€1,469

Rates are based on 5 guests; add €30 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
€259 €369
Fri, Sat
€1,939

Rates are based on 5 guests; add €30 per night, per additional guest


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  • Tax Rate 4.17%

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Prices for high demand dates may be as much as 30-40% higher than the indicative rates on this site.

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Location

20 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Schiphol (AMS) Amsterdam Airport
87 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Cafe Harlem
27 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
IJmuiden
12 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Amsterdamse Golf Club
440 Metres
Nearest Train
Amsterdam Centraal Station
3.6 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
A10
38 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Snow Lion
20 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Snowplanet - Velsen/Spaarnwoude
27 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Zandvoort aan Zee

Car: Not Necessary

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 are two playgrounds in the direct area, with climbing racks, swings, sandboxes, football pitch and basketball court. 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.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2007

About: I grew up in the hospitality business, with my parents running hotels and/or restaurants. Since 2005 I have been actively offering short stay apartment rentals in Amsterdam. In 2008 I purchased the Sonnenberg and have been managing the property ever since. 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. My properties all have short stay permits and I operate them as a registered business with the Chamber of Commerce, properly paying taxes both VAT and city tax. This ensures you will not wake up early in the morning to government workers dropping by to check on illegal activities.

Why Amsterdam:
I live in this property myself, or at least on the ground floor, the top house is all Authentic Jordaan. The awesome thing about the area is that it still has the unique charm of a small time neighborhood, and everybody knows each other.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
- Location - historic charm


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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, dutch, Frisian

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  • Lounge area of living room

    Lounge area of living room

  • Lounge area

    Lounge area

  • Authentic details

    Authentic details

  • Gable shot

    Gable shot

  • Lounge area

    Lounge area

  • Fully equipped kitchen

    Fully equipped kitchen

  • Fully equipped kitchen

    Fully equipped kitchen

  • Landing second floor

    Landing second floor

  • First bedroom with double or twin beds

    First bedroom with double or twin beds

  • Bathroom

    Bathroom

  • Second bedroom with  twin beds

    Second bedroom with twin beds

  • Dining room chandelier

    Dining room chandelier

  • Dining and kitchen

    Dining and kitchen

  • Lounge area

    Lounge area

  • Authentic details

    Authentic details

  • View from front door

    View from front door

  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • Fully equipped kitchen

    Fully equipped kitchen

  • Entry living room on first floor and stairs to second floor

    Entry living room on first floor and stairs to second floor

  • First bedroom with double or twin beds

    First bedroom with double or twin beds

  • Second bedroom with  twin beds

    Second bedroom with twin beds

  • Third bedroom with  twin beds

    Third bedroom with twin beds

  • Authentic doorbell

    Authentic doorbell

  • Street view

    Street view

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Minimum stay: 2 nights
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