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The Lighthouse, Waterfront Apartment in the Centre of Amster

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Last updated: 06/29/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The Apartment / Reservations / Rates / Location

The Lighthouse is situated on a canal waterfront location of the former hystoric shipyard “De Walvis” (The Whale), in the centre of Amsterdam on the trendy and sought after quiet little island Prinseneiland. You will find a description of the location here under.
The exclusive apartment ( 100 m2 / 1075 square feet) has its own private entrance and hallway. The entrance of the apartment is situated on the terrain of the former shipyard “De Walvis” which you can enter through a private gate.
The apartment is situated on the second floor of the gray wooden building.
The apartment has one large bedroom with a king-size double bed (width 1,80 / long 2 meter), which consists of two separate mattresses that can be adjusted electrically into any position you like, and there is a Sony Bravia flat screen TV.
Next to the bedroom is a large bathroom with bath, separate shower and a sink.
There is a separate toilet in the hallway.
Through the hall we come into the living room containing a sofa, very comfortable chair and a round glass table with comfortable Castelli design-chairs.
From here you have a magnificent view over two crossing canals. Wireless Internet connection is available.
The living room can be used as an office and comprises a big flat screen TV, DVD player, I-pod docking station and a fully equipped kitchen. The kitchen has a refrigerator, hot-air-oven, microwave, gas cooking plate, coffee-machine and a toaster. There is free coffee and tea.

If you wish to make a reservation, please check the calendar and ask for a reservation by E mail. We will respond within 24 hours at the most.

Low Season Oct 1 till March 31, € 175,- per night / € 1.120,- per week
High Season April 1 till Sept 30, € 195,- per night / , € 1.260,- per week
High Season Dec 23 till Jan 5, € 195,- per night

Prices are including taxes, towels, bed-linen and cleaning.
For staying longer then 1 week price on request.

City-bicycle rent € 10,- per day per bike / Private car park for € 25,- per day / Pick-up service at the arrival gate of Schiphol Airport for € 50,- / Drop-off service to Schiphol Airport for € 35,- / Breakfast at request put ready in your apartment for € 12,50 per person / Private boat trip in our open boat for € 70,- per hour, you go where the big canal boats can not come./ Chauffeur driven trips to nearby attractions like the windmills in Zaandam or where you want to go. Rates at request.

The apartment is situated on the Prinseneiland. I will give you some information about our location in relation to the rest of the city.
First of all, our neighborhood is still part of the Centre of Amsterdam. It is a very quiet and safe 'little village' right next to the 'busy' part of the city. There are still a few little shipyards but most of the warehouses are converted into residences. The city is more or less built in circles around the centre. We are the western part of the centre, nearby Central Station. That is at this moment I think the most popular part.
Next to our apartment lies the famous Jordaan. The Jordaan is a small part of the city, famous for the narrow streets with little shops, cafes and restaurants. We are divided from the Jordaan by a very nice shopping street. In this street there are two normal supermarkets (open 8AM/10PM), bakeries, a butcher and two organic supermarkets. There are all kind of shops, cafés, nice little restaurants everywhere around us.
We think Amsterdam is more a “big village”. That is, the part where you want to be as a visitor. You can walk everything, but certainly on the bike everything is really nearby.
The address is Prinseneiland 10, Amsterdam if you want to look it up on Google Maps. The street view is still from the period we were building, a few years ago. But one of the pictures you can click shows the finished building.
Walking distance to the Central Station 15 minutes (bike 7 minutes), Jordaan 10 minutes (bike 5 minutes), Dam 17 minutes (bike 10 minutes), and Rijks Museum / Van Gogh / Stedelijk Museum (contamporary/modern art) 35 minutes (bike 20 minutes), Anne Frank Museum 10minutes (bike 5 minutes).
If you want to explore more of the city we have bikes for rent and there are trams and buses to all parts of the city at a 4-minute walk. Apart from the general maps that we provide, we also made a map of our neighbourhood. A selection of breakfast-/lunch-places/restaurants/supermarkets is pointed out on this map. We also have “around the corner” a few very nice and good restaurants. We are happy to advise you and/or make reservations for you.


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Property Type

  • 3 story
  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 1076 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Little children are welcome if the guest brings its own camping bed. For bigger children we have a mattras. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking outside allowed if you clean up your own smoked cigarette ends....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double

    You can adjust your favorite position...moreless

  • The bedroom is roomy, has a walk-in closet and a big bathroom with bath, sink and separate shower. The toilet is just outside the bedroom in the hallway. The beds can separately be adjusted to your favorite position. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: tub, shower

    Roomy bathroom, two-person-sink, big bath, shower...moreless

  • In the roomy bathroom you find a two-person-sink, a big bath plus a separate shower....moreless

Other Amenities

  • We also have a Pick-Up (€ 45,-) / Drop-off (€ 30,-) Service from / to Schiphol airport, bike rent (€ 10,-/day), private car-park € 20,- per day, private boat trip (€ 65,)....moreless


  • Satellite / Cable:

    there are a lot English stations, one French, three German and of course CNN, MTV, Discovery etcetera....moreless

  • Stereo:

    There is an I-pod dock for your MP3 player...moreless

  • Television:

    (2) in the living room (plus DVD player) and in the bedroom...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Monument View:

    You are in an old neighbourhood...moreless

  • Water View:

    Beautifull view over the crossing of two canals...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    directly on the Amsterdam canals...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Ice Skating
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    The dining table is next to the kitchen and you dine with the most beautiful views over the canal and the skyline....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    see washing machine...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    There is a wood fireplace. We do not want our guests to use it. There can come a smell in the room which is not attractive for the guests that come after you....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    There is a fitness club at 5 minutes walk with all you can imagine plus free use of the sauna and turkish bath....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    floor heating...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wifi, you get the code for free use...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    The living room gives you the opportunity to relax after a busy day in the city. You can sit on the comfortable couch or the big chair and read or watch TV or a DVD on the big-screen plasma-TV....moreless

  • Parking:

    we have a private parking place which you can rent for....moreless

  • Telephone:

    We provide our guest with a mobile telphone. This way you can always reach us, make reservations for a restaurant or call a taxi....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    In the apartment is no washing machine. However, we can do your washing in our machine and dryer or there is a laundry on walking distance...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    A good coffe machine plus free coffe pads....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    You will find a complete set of dishes plus all you need to prepare and have a great diner....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen has all you need to cook. The kitchen is perpetrated from the living and dining by a half-high wall....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    All you need is there...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    You can rent our city-bicycles for € 10,- per day per bicycle. ...moreless

  • Boat:

    We provide a private boat trip in our open boat, we go where the big round-trip canal boats can not come....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    You can sit outside on our private terrain...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    You can sit outside on our private terrain...moreless

  • Tennis:

    I can introduce you at my tennis club....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    A very modern swimming facility plus Gym is nearby....moreless

  • Sauna:

    There are various sauna's nearby, amongst them a very nice one in Art Deco style...moreless



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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Apr 1 - Sep 30, 2015
2 night min stay
Low Season 2
Oct 1 - Dec 23, 2015
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Taxes Not included


City-bicycle rent € 10,- per day per bike / Private car park for € 20,- per day / Pick-up service at the arrival gate of Schiphol Airport for € 45,- / Drop-off service to Schiphol Airport for € 30,- / Breakfast at request put ready in your apartment for € 12,50 per person / Private boat trip in our open boat for € 65,-, you go where the big canal boats can not come.

We ask a downpayment of 30%. This first payment confirms the booking. Second payment 3 weeks before arrival. We will send a Paypal request for the payments (we charge 3% for paying with Paypal). You can also pay by bank if you wish.

* cancelation till three weeks before arrival: immediate 100% refund.

* no show: no refund.

* cancelation-costs: Paypal costs (3%) plus € 20,- administration costs.

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Last updated: 06/29/2015
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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Schiphol Airport
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Train
Central Station (CS)
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Amsterdam Ring
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant

Car: Not Necessary

The Light House is located on the Prinseneiland. The Islands Realeneiland, Bickerseiland and Prinseneiland are three small unique islands that still belong to the Centre of Amsterdam. The atmosphere feels like a small quiet village of old shipyards, from which some are still functioning, and warehouses, most of them converted into apartments. Artists and people with creative professions came to this neighborhood to find the quiet spirit of the past so close to the busy part of town.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1973

About: Shipbuilder and Publisher started recently a vacation rental apartment in their beautifull newly rebuild wooden Harbor House.

Why Amsterdam:
We practised our professions on this location already for more then 30 years. The kids moved out to lead their own lives. We rebuild the old buildings with a separate apartment with its own private entrance.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
You are situated on one of the oldest parts of Amsterdam city centre, called 'The Western Islands'. It is a quiet little village, directly connected to the live and kicking part of town with its shops, cafe's, restaurants and cultural activities.

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Speaks: english, french, german, dutch, romanian



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