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19th century landmark private canal house

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

The Grand Max is perhaps the best place to stay and to enjoy Amsterdam, right between the famous museums and where the action is, but in the quiet and fashionable south part of the UNESCO canal zone. With a surface of 150 sq.m. (1.600 it is fully private on the upper three floors of owner Marc’s 19th century landmark private canal house, fully air conditioned and has a large lounge, a well equipped kitchen, and three bedrooms each with an ensuite bathroom.

The light and airy interior with its high ceilings has a mix of furnishings and swanky colours that read beautifully against the architectural wood and plasterwork. The spacious lounge has a splendid view of the surroundings, from the Prinsengracht canal right in front all the way to the Rijksmuseum. The well equipped half open kitchen and the dining room open onto the roof terrace.

The owner and his family live on the lower floors of the house.

More Details

Marc and Vanessa
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, french, german, dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 16, 2018

About Marc and Vanessa

Marc is a retired lawyer and lives with his family on the lower floors of the canal house. Enjoys welcoming guests from all over the world and making them feel at home.

Marc and Vanessa purchased this apartment in 2002

Why Marc and Vanessa chose Grachtengordel

This is the most sought after area in the Amsterdam. Its is perfectly located in walking distance from all of Amsterdams attractions. It is right on Prinsengracht, one of the three main 17th century canals. At the same time it is very quiet. Everything you need is there and stylishly decorated by "Aan het Park".

What makes this apartment unique

- very large apartment

- three bedrooms, each with ensuite bathroom

- large living room and dining room

- lots of light

- airconditioned

- best location there is


Grachtengordel Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 2 VERY LARGE BEDS
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , FOR ONE PERSON
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 VERY LARGE BEDS
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services


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(7 traveler reviews)

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19th century landmark private canal house
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

The perfect home in Amsterdam!

  • 5 of 5

Marc's lovely apartment was the ideal spot for our family trip to Amsterdam. Very clean and well kept with everything you need on vacation (wifi, hair dryer, comfortable beds and soft linens, etc). Beautiful views are enjoyed from every room and the location is very central and convenient. We could not have found a better vacation rental. I strongly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank youso much Lana. Just sent you a whatsapp. M
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Ripon, California

Perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay in the beautiful canal house. There were 3 ensuites that worked perfectly for our group. The home is furnished really nice, is comfortable and has everything we needed to make our stay relaxing and convenient.

The home is located right on the canal and allowed us to watch the passing boats and activities however at night gave a restful and quiet sleep.

The owner Marc is a wealth of information on Amsterdam and a joy to talk with.

This home is perfect and I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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portland oregon

Simply Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

This was my 3rd time to Amsterdam. Marc’s place is in the perfect location. Walking distance to all the main attractions, yet within an exquisite local canal neighborhood. The accommodations are lovely, lots of light, wonderful views of the canal and city. Superbly appointed with modern amenities. We settled in quickly, I didn’t think I could fall more in love with this city yet, I did and felt very much at home here.

Marc was a perfect host! Friendly, informative and attentive, yet allowed us our privacy.

I would recommend this to anyone looking for an authentic and refined

Amsterdam experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing location. Tha perfect host. An incredible apartment.

  • 5 of 5

Possibly the best location in Amsterdam. A quiet apartment on the canal and only a few blocks from all of the nightlife and cafes. We've stayed in numerous AirBNB locations, but this one tops them all. You won't be disappointed. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for staying at our apartment. We enjoyed having you. We hope to see you again.
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Wonderful house on the canal!

  • 5 of 5

We can't speak highly enough about our stay at this home. Marc was a wonderful host, making us feel comfortable at check-in. The place itself was beautiful and full of natural lights. The space was perfect for us - two couples - and we liked that each bedroom had an en suite bathroom. The quality of the furnishing and amenities is very good - things like a blue tooth speaker and great bedding. We did not try to actually cook in the kitchen, but it did everything we needed: made coffee and tea, held our wine and cheese, and provided a space for us to get organized each day. The back porch is lovely. Yes, the steps are steep but it was not problematic for us. If you have mobility issues, it might be. Marc was super-nice and helpful and we texted a few times with questions that he answered right away. We can't imagine staying anywhere else in Amsterdam!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, excellent facilities and very helpful and friendly host.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay! Marc was very helpful both on arrival and on departure when forgotten car keys prompted a speedy return to pick them up ahead of our flight. We visit Amsterdam regularly and this was an excellent property in a great location. With 2 teenage children the layout worked very well with each able to have their own bedroom and bathroom. It is definitely on our list for another visit.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
23 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Train
2.5 Kilometres
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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