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Unique High End Canal House, Newly Renovated, Old Inner-City

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 150 nights


About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

This canal house on the Prinsengracht (100 square meters more than 1,000 square feed) is completely renovated. We bought the apartment six years ago and everything is new. As our apartment is located at a corner, there are 7 big windows overlooking the cannels which makes the apartment unique!

The apartment contains:

- Spacious master bedroom including bathroom (with bath, shower and toilet)

- Bedroom with two single beds that can be put next to each other including bathroom (with shower)

- Open kitchen

- Spacious living room including high def. TV

- Separate toilet

- Fireplace

- New beds and furniture

- Wireless unlimited internet

- New modern kitchen with everything you need including American fridge

- Wooden floors

- Double glazed windows (although you you don't need it because it's a quit area)

- Washing machine / dryer

- Towels, sheets, dishes etc.

- Nespresso coffee machine

Our apartment is in the centre of Amsterdam on the South part of the canals near the 'Spiegelgracht' where all the art galleries are.

It is located 2 minutes from the 'Leidseplein';

The 'Leidseplein is very crowded both throughout the day and night. When the sun is shining, the terraces quickly become filled. Street performers entertain the public, with acrobatic acts and music. At night the crowd changes: Amsterdammers go out here to celebrate, and to visit the theatres, cinemas and clubs. It is also possible to rent bikes at the Leidseplein, which you can store in our bicycle room.

On February 1, 1999, the Dutch government decided to qualify the inner city, the canals of Amsterdam, as a monument, a protected inner city view. The girdle of canals (ranging from the Singel Canal up to the Prinsengracht Canal) is a historically important part of this region, and it is one of the city's most attractive sights.

The girdle of canals starts at River Amstel and ends at Brouwersgracht. One third of the houses along the canals (grachtenhuizen) were built before 1850. During the 17th Century the city extended its boundaries, and canals were shaped in a girdle around the oldest part of Amsterdam to accommodate wealthy tradesmen and burghers. First the Singel Canal was dug out, then the Herengracht, Keizersgracht and, last of all, Prinsengracht.

Keywords: Grachtenpand, gracht, canal house, center, centre, amsterdam, house, luxurious, luxury, flat, 2-bedroom, condo, condominium, 2-bathroom

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Cazijn

Eefje is an interior decorator working in the 'Oud Zuid' area of Amsterdam. I am an entrepreneur, with a consulting background at McKinsey & Company. We both are fond of Amsterdam, but still like to travel to all parts of the world. We both are enthusiastic sport players (field hockey, tennis, running and golf). Our children (Floris, 5 years and Lily and Isabella, both 3 years) are our newest hobby together with our silver Labrador dog Muis (Mouse in Dutch).

Cazijn purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Cazijn chose Grachtengordel

We bought the apartment because it is located at the best spot of Amsterdam

What makes this apartment unique

The amazing view, the great location in between all major touristic attractions


Grachtengordel Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Balcony ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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love it!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location, perfect hosts, fantastic property.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Perfect private luxury in the centre of Amsterdam

  • 5 of 5

* Perfect location with stunning view at 5 minutes'walk from Rijksmuseum, 8 minutes' walk from van Gogh museum, 15 minutes' walk from the Hermitage museum. Foodstore and luxury cakeshop close by.

* Property was clean and well-maintained with 2 bedrooms with their own bathroom.

* The owner provided good customer service.

* We dined out 3 times: at La Cacerola (3 minutes'walk) in the Weteringstraat (delicious), at the White Room in Krasnapolski (1-star restaurant) and in the van Baerlestraat. We visited the 3 museums mentioned above and the Stedelijk museum.

* We had a lovely and comfortable stay and would certaintly recommend the property to friends or relatives.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location Location Location! View View View!

  • 4 of 5

Both are five star. Huge wrap around windows in the main living area open on to spectacular views of the canal and allow light to fill the space. The apartment is beautifully situated for getting to a major attractions either on foot or by tram as several lines run close by. The apartment is comfortably outfitted although one suspects the renovation is no longer “new” as furniture, sofa, bed and linens could all use a refresh soon. Everything worked well except the gas fireplace which had no gas and which, upon reading the notes left for visitors, the owners would really prefer you not use. There are many good reasons for this, all of which we support, but the gas fireplace should be labeled non-working in the list of amenities. We had been looking forward to it during a cold January stay. This is not a luxury apartment but it is very nice. The stairs did not trouble us, but be prepared for them. I happen to be noise sensitive which posed a problem. It is a fairly busy corner on the Prinzengracht with car, bike and foot traffic at all hours (and the engine noise and chatter that accompanies them). The cafe below is open until midnight 6 days a week and attracts a younger crowd later at night. Our windows were shut to the frigid night air and we could still hear the music and conversations (especially from the smokers gathered on the outside terrace) at all hours. Mornings we heard the music pumping as the crew opened up the kitchen, and it varied in loudness throughout the day. But on Friday night some sort of after hours party finally drove my husband to the front door of the restaurant at 2 am to ask that the music be turned off. To compound the noise issue, the hardwood floors above us caused every movement by our neighbors to thunder overhead. It sounded like a herd of elephants although I suspect they were just going about their daily business. So, if you are at all noise sensitive, this apartment could be problematic. Having said all this, I want to end by saying the owners were lovely to deal with, responsive and flexible and this rental will definitely work well for the right people.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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As advertised

  • 5 of 5

This worked very well for our family of four with two teenagers. Great central location near the museumplein and convenient for nearly everything. Apartment is spacious, comfortable and well supplied.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous Canal House Apartment in a Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We throughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful apartment. The apartment is nicely decorated and welcoming, with a magnificent view of the Prinsengracht and its historic canal houses. This spacious, airy, pristine apartment feels like a home, and every amenity is thoughtfully provided by the owner, including very comfortable beds. I agree that the rather steep staircase might present a problem for anyone with physical limitations, but for everyone else, maneuvering the staircase is well worth it!

Amsterdam is wonderful, and the apartment's location on Prinsengracht is ideal for exploring and experiencing this city - within easy walking distance to museums, restaurants, shopping and a lovely park with running paths. Groceries are found a short walk away, and numerous options for grabbing coffee, sandwiches, etc. are also close at hand.

We always choose to rent apartments when we travel, and Cazijn's apartment has easily gone to the top of our 'Favorites List'. A return visit is definitely in order.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing apt in perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

We felt at home right away. The owners made sure we were comfortable and we settled in for a very enjoyable stay. Lovely amenities... ... easy location and beautiful neighborhood...only suggestion would be better instructions for washer and dryer. We'll have wonderful memories. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Schiphol Airport (Amsterdam)
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Amsterdam Central Station
Nearest Restaurant
All around
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Bloemendaal and Zandvoort


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $123.06

We work with a deposit check of €400 (or $500 what you prefer). This check will be returned to you when you leave the apartment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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