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Grand Sonnenberg Canal View Apartment - Most Central Location in Town

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Last updated: 08/29/2014
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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. Many guests spend hours enjoying the amazing canal view this apartment has to offer.

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 6.

This apartment is also suitable to rent when visiting a conference in the Netherlands because of its central location.

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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This canal apartment is located on the top three two floors. Two flights of stairs are circular and one is a straight flight. One enters the Grand Sonnenberg apartment on the beletage, after climbing a set of stone stairs of half a floor level. All three floors have excellent views of the canals, and there is a bench on the porch as well as one on the canal side.

Behind the front door there is a hallway to the first set of circular stairs leading to a hallway on the first floor of the house. This hallway has a door that leads to the beletage of the Snug Sonnenberg apartment, it is only unlocked when both apartments are rented by the same guests. Practically 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 hot.

On the first floor there is a toilet in the hallway, and a door to the living/dining room. This floor has a beautiful wooden floor as well as beams supporting the floor above. In the front (canal side) of this floor there is a spacious living area with sofa’s (one is a sleeping sofa) and TV. This is a great area to relax after or before a day of exploring all the sights of Amsterdam. You will find an open kitchen and a large dining table that can seat 8 in the back of the floor. The kitchen is fully equipped except for 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 circular staircase there is the floor with one bedroom (twins) in the front, with canal views and the master bedroom in the back (optional with twins, on request). On this floor located in between the two bedrooms is the bathroom, with a toilet, sink, and a bath with shower. The front bedroom has a carpeted floor and the back bedroom a wooden floor, the bathroom floor is marble.

Lastly, of the converted attic floor only the front room is accessible for guests and has twins as well as canal views. The beautiful antique wooden roof-beams are visible here, instilling one with a deep sense of history that is present throughout the entire house.

Canal view
Central location (nine-streets)
Part of UNESCO world heritage
WiFi internet
Check in at apartment
Cable reception
Sound system
100 m2
3 bedrooms (1 double + 2 twins or 3 twins)
1 sleeping sofa (double)
Sleeps 8 (guest #7 and #8 at additional cost and upon request)
Open kitchen
Complete kitchen inventory
Microwave / Oven
Shower / Bath
2 toilets
Washing machine
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 Sonnenberg is located in the canal belt in the part known in Amsterdam as the “nine streets” area. The nine streets area is well known for its plentiful boutique shops, many restaurants, and its beautiful canals. This area is comprised of nine narrow streets running perpendicular with the four major canals (Singel, Herengracht, Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht) of the canal belt. It is distinctly different from other shopping districts as there is a large diversity of privately owned shops and specialized shops.

Nearby points of interest

9 Streets Area – 0 minutes walking
Flower Market – 2 minutes walking
Spui – 2 minutes walking
Dam Square – 3 minutes walking
Jordaan – 5 minutes walking
Westerkerk/Anne Frank – 5 minutes walking
Rembrandt plein – 6 minutes walking
Centraal Station – 15 minutes walking
Leidseplein – 15 minutes walking
Nieuwmarkt – 15 minutes walking


This apartment has 4 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 circular flight of stairs to the Living/kitchen level. The circular staircase continues up to a floor with 2 bedrooms and the full bathroom. From this last level there is a single flight of straight stairs up to the attic bedroom. The stairs are steep and narrow, as is typical for a 400 year old house. However with closed doors stairs are not accessible.

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 110 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Private Chef
          • Concierge


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

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Living: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Double bed, sleeps 2...moreless

          • Anywhere: 1 baby crib

            On request...moreless

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            Queen sized bed sleeps 2, can be 2 singles upon request...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

            2 single beds, sleeps 2...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

            2 single beds, sleeps 2...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          Other Amenities

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


              • Satellite / Cable
              • DVD Player


              • Family
              • Historic


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

              Leisure Activities

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

              local services and businesses

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

              Location Type

                  • Downtown:

                    The apartment is located on the Herengracht Canal in the Nine-Streets area. This area is part of the UNESCO world heritage area of the Seventeenth-century canal ring area of Amsterdam....moreless

                  sports and adventure activities

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

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


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


                      • Iron & Board
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Internet
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Linens Provided

                      house cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional


                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Kitchen
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Toaster
                          • Stove
                          • Microwave
                          • Refrigerator


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                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Low Season
                          Nov 1 - Mar 31, 2015
                          2 night min stay
                          €249 €298
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                          2 night min stay
                          €309 €369
                          Fri, Sat

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                          Last updated: 08/29/2014
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                          15 Kilometres
                          Nearest Airport
                          Schiphol (AMS) Amsterdam Airport
                          25 Kilometres
                          Nearest Ferry
                          1.5 Kilometres
                          Nearest Train
                          Amsterdam Centraal Station
                          3.2 Kilometres
                          Nearest Motorway
                          28 Kilometres
                          Nearest Beach
                          Zandvoort aan Zee
                          130 Metres
                          Nearest Barpub
                          21 Kilometres
                          Nearest Ski
                          Snowplanet - Velsen/Spaarnwoude
                          8 Kilometres
                          Nearest Golf
                          Amsterdam Old Course
                          38 Metres
                          Nearest Restaurant

                          Car: Not Necessary

                          This apartment is located on the most beautiful part of the Herengracht Canal within the Nine-Streets area. 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 is a playground in the direct area, with climbing racks, swings. 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.


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                          Year Purchased: 2008

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                          Speaks: dutch, french, german, english, Frisian


                          €249 - €369 per night (EUR)

                          3 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 6

                          View calendar: Updated 08/29/14
                          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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