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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 - 6 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
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Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2017

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 Old Center

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
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
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 -
(64 traveler reviews)

Unique High End Canal House, Newly Renovated, Old Inner-City
average rating of 4.9375 based on 64 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Great location, beautiful apartment, astonishing view and nice owners... What else do we want?

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful views; great location

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four, including our two college students, stayed here for spring break during March of 2017. Even though our flights were delayed, Cazijn was there to greet us with a smile and all we needed to know to settle in.

We found the space to be great for cooking, and we enjoyed the Nespresso machine to give us a boost if we stopped back for lunch before setting out again for the afternoon.

The street is quiet, and we loved the location near to museums and de Pijp neighborhood including the Albert Cuypmarket, great restaurants and brewpubs. Check out the restaurant Paskamer for great small plates and wine pairings. If you like modern art don't miss MOCO for the Banksy and Dali exhibits. It isn't in most guidebooks yet.

We especially loved the corner location of this apartment, with windows that open to the canal. Lovely views day and night. Also appreciated the fireplace which was cozy when we came home at night. Thanks, Cazijn, for sharing this bit of paradise!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Really nice!

  • 4 of 5

It´s a really charming apartment near everything, including the main museums. You feel like you´re living in Amsterdam. The apartment was clean and it´s exactly like in the fotos. The only thing that we didn´t like was to carry our heavy luggage till the second floor...

I recommend!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Cozy Amsterdam apartment on a canal in a very quiet convenient neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

The owners are very kind and helpful and we're available you phone or email for assistance. The area is close to many main things (9 streets, dam Square, etx), is quaint and quiet. There are numerous shops within a blocks radius to get food to bring home or eat out. The apartment has two nice size bedrooms with thick curtains that keep light out nicely. There is 1 full en suite bathroom and a second toilet and sink in the small room bedroom with a toilet in the hall. The set up is quite nice. There is also a fireplace. I highly recommend this apartment!

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Weekend in Amsterdam

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely welcome from Effi who told us all we needed to use the apartment and gave us some restaurant ideas.

The apartment is in an excellent position on the Prisengraght, and sitting watching the world go by on the canal is everything you would want from a stay in Amsterdam. Situated on the 2nd floor it is peaceful, even though there is a restaurant on the ground floor. Located close to the museums and excellent restaurants.

The apartment is comfortable and although only two of us it would have been equally comfortable for 2 couples. The kitchen was well equipped and we would have cooked if staying longer.

The bed was very comfortable and showers excellent. Although a cold weekend, we were warm as toast on return from sightseeing.

The stairs, as you should expect in an Amsterdam townhouse, are steep, but even my husband and his 'knees' managed with suitcase!

We had a lovely holiday and look forward to having a return visit.

Thank you Effi and Cazijn

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Delightful and spacious with wonderful canal views

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted when we walked in and saw the spacious living area and kitchen with abundant daylight and canal views. The apartment is a corner building so there is daylight and view on two sides, a rarity in Amsterdam! There are two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a powder room. We were only two, so didnt need the second bedroom, but it was nice for my wife and I to have separate bathrooms. We used the second bedroom as a dressing room. The location is perfect. A 10-minute walk south is the Museum Quarter, with the Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk and Van Gogh all there. If you are a music lover, you should see a concert at the world-reknowned Concertgebouw, also located on the Museumplein. There are grocery stores, bakeries and a nice wine shop all within a block of the apartment. But none of this matters without good service, and we found Cazjin and his wife to be warm and welcoming hosts. This apartment is where they lived previously and it is clearly a labor of love for them. Everything was nicely decorated, in good working order and very clean. I understand that you could get a nice hotel room for a similar price as this apartment, but having the extra space, 2 bathrooms, and the ability to have some meals at home make this a very good value compared to a hotel. We will defintely stay here again next time we go to Amsterdam!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Grachtengordel Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
Early summer
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
6 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 12 2017
6 night minimum stay
Sep 13 2017 - Sep 19 2017
5 night minimum stay
Sep 20 2017 - Oct 17 2017
6 night minimum stay
Oct 18 2017 - Oct 24 2017
5 night minimum stay
Oct 25 2017 - Dec 21 2017
6 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 30 2017
6 night minimum stay
Dec 31 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
2018 temp
Jan 3 2018 - Dec 31 2018
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $108.95
Tax Rate 5.5%

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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