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A Gem in Amsterdam, Home Sweet Home on the Most Charming Canal

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 559 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Beautiful canal-view apartments, 18th-century building, 24h-local assistance

Best place to stay in Amsterdam, if you want to feel like a local.

Hello, We are Cido and Rob, the owners of two beautifully furnished apartments with heart-stirring view over the historic Prinsengracht, one of the most lively canals in the heart of Amsterdam. Since 2011, we have been welcoming guests from all over the world. They all fall in love with the place and the amazing city of Amsterdam. Many of them return; there is so much to discover here. We live in the same building and we provide 24-hours assistance to make you feel like home. We love sharing insider addresses and some of Amsterdam’s best hidden gems. So be prepared to have the quintessential experience of living like a local. We promise you will never forget your stay in Amsterdam!

Location:

We are in the heart of Amsterdam, in the residential and smart shopping area called Jordaan. Jordaan is the most popular and historic part of Amsterdam, with small cafes, bars, restaurants, boutiques, organic food and antique markets. The apartments have a spectacular view to the 17th-century Noorderkerk (North church) and many houseboats. Sunsets are breathtaking.

Everything is within walking distance:

Central Station -10min

Anne Frank’s House and Westerkerk (West church), where Rembrandt was buried - 5 min

Dam square, the 17th-century Royal Palace and Madame Tussauds, the world famous wax works museum - 8 min

Shopping: 9 straatjes/Nine Streets - the chic indie boutique district, Haarlemmerstraat, the Bijenkorf, Kalverstraat- the main shopping area in Amsterdam - 5-10 min

Museums Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh museum, Hermitage, Stadelijk - 20-30 min

Grocery stores Albert Heijn, Jumbo - 2min, Markt organic grocery - 5min

Across the street, on the other side of the canal:

Noordermarkt - antique and organic food market

Winkel 73, best apple pie in Amsterdam

Café ‘Papeneiland’, one of the oldest café’s in Amsterdam. Don’t forget to ask the barman to show you the entrance to the secret tunnel than was dug in the 17th century.

Parks: Westerpark 10min and Vondelpark - 20min

Our apartment

We have two 1 bedroom (2 rooms) apartment in an historical building ( built 1707). The flat are on the third floor. The rooms are handsomely decorated with antique and vintage furniture, with some modern and industrial touches. The living room is very bright, with  two big windows overlooking the canal.  Imagine sitting by the windows on a sunny afternoon, with a glass of wine, watching the passing parade of people, boats and bike (hardly any cars!). The street is not so crowded and noisy, as central Amsterdam might be, but with plenty of life.

The bedroom has a comfortable double bed and a big closet. It is quiet and spacious, just perfect to enjoy a good night’s sleep.

The apartment comes with a fully equipped open concept kitchen: fridge, oven, dishwasher, coffee and tea maker, dining wares,

We offer complimentary high speed Wi-Fi, coffee, tea, and welcoming wine.

The laundry room is located in the common area, on the main floor of the building. There is a washer and a dryer, both coin operated. The cost is E1.50 for each washer and dryer.

Bicycle

We are happy to arrange bicycle rental or any other tourist attractions, as you wish.

Canal tour

Rob can take you on a private canal cruise with our own boat. This is a must do, if you really want to experience Amsterdam’s rich history and to hear little-known stories of Amsterdam. The view is amazing especially in the evenings, when most bridges and canal houses are illuminated. Old and new side by side, you will find impossible to resist Amsterdam’s charm. The Red light district, one of the oldest and most beautiful parts of the city with its long winding narrow, cobbled streets and utterly charming 14th century architecture, the medieval canal houses witness to the Golden Age, the modern Eye Film Institute that exude playful Dutch design, to name just a few of what Amsterdam has to offer, you are about to embark on an amazing journey!

Keywords: Warehouse, Jordaan,prinsencanal,Centrum,cosy apartment,best location,near Annafrank house,canal district,safe ,

More Details

Owner
C.Atay Hermsen
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, dutch, turkish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
September 26, 2017

About C.Atay Hermsen

We are a couple loves traveling and always trying to rent an apartments during our trips just to feel as we are living in that country. First thing we do is trying to find a local markets ,do shopping and cooking at our new home.So when we have the second apartment in the same building we decided to give this opportunity to our guests in the best part of Amsterdam.So our guests are being also our neighbors.It became a hobby for us while I am working as a dentist and my husband works as an engineer.

C.Atay Hermsen purchased this apartment in 2011

Why C.Atay Hermsen chose Old Center

We live also in the same building so we decided that 2 apartment is too much for us and began to rent it to our guests since 2010

What makes this apartment unique

This is the most popular area called Jordaan with many small cafes and restaurants.During the day it is always alive with street musicians,boats or somedays with local markets .At nights it is so peaceful and safe and you hardly hear trafic although the apartment is located centrum centrum. It is 2 minutes walking distance to Anna frank's house and 20 minutes to the museums. There are many uniek shops around and 2 parks .Train station is 10 minutes walking distance. So you dont need any public transport. The view from the apartment is delightful with boat houses and the view of Norden church. All the day you can watch passing of boats on the prinsencanal.My favourite ritual is going to saturday market just across the house to buy weekly fresh flowers and fish to cook for weekend.We are sure you will also enjoy beeing here as we are enjoying since 12 years.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This July 2014 was actually the second time we enjoyed staying at Princengracht with Cido and Rob. First we came on a business/pleasure combination-trip in November 2013, and even if we had carefully selected the accommodation and read all the reviews we came across, little did we know what awaited us! It was easy enough to figure out that the location is perfect for those who wish to stay mainstream but still to enjoy the more relaxed and quieter part of this beautiful city. But renting an apartment in an unfamiliar place from people you do not know is some sort of a lottery - always. Well this time we won - big time! Where to begin?! Location is approx 15 minute walk from Central Railway station, where it is easy to arrive by train directly from the Schiphol airport. It only takes about 20 minutes. Check it out on http://goamsterdam.about.com/od/gettingaroundamsterdam/tp/amsterdamairporttransportation.htm The apartment offers great view of the Princengracht canal trough the grand windows - easy to relax with your favorite glass of wine, a cup of tea or coffee and feel like at home. You have all the utilities at hand in the cabinets if you like to enhance your experience as a local by cooking... but, in case you don't there are plenty of restaurants, small cafes and bars all around and your host is the best source of where to go. The apartment is clean - squeaky-clean as a matter of fact. There is a very comfortable double bed in the bedroom. Yes, you do have to climb some flight of stairs to get to the upper apartments, but that can hardly come as a surprise - you are in a rather typical Amsterdam canal house! The area, Jordaan, is the perfect place to stay in Amsterdam, certainly worth the extra Euros you might have to pay for staying in this part of the city. As to be expected you are surrounded by museums, churches, grand buildings, and shops on every street. All easily accessible by bus or tram, but as a matter of fact, if you enjoy walking, the best way to explore Amsterdam is by foot. You can do shopping on the popular (and populated!) Kalverstraat, Damrak and Leidsestraat, but if you like to do somewhat different shopping, take a leisurely stroll on the Haarlemmerstraat and enjoy the day! Now, that was all on the location and the city. What about the greatest hosts of all?! They are helpful, cheerful, considerate, friendly, enthusiastic, great source of local info and extremely good to be around. Cido and Rob are exceptional hosts. Please - if you
Jul 2015
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Amenities

Grachtengordel Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 559 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Rain shower, Double Bowl Sink
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • 1 bedroom - 1 queen , 2 baby crib , 2 sleep sofa /futon , We have one bedroom and pretty big sofa in the living room
  • first bed 1,60-2,00 second bed sofa bed 1,80-2,00 child cot
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
Notes:
Best location on the most charming canal prinsen canal in most popular area Jordaan Just across the Noorden markt just on the corner of best shopping street 2012 Harlemmerdijk

Reviews

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Stay here! You won't regret it.

  • 5 of 5

We felt immediately at home thanks to Cido and Rob. The apartment is about as comfortable as you can imagine and perfectly equipped whether you're staying in or heading out. We arrived after a long day of travel and enjoyed just relaxing the first night with a great view of the canal and then heading out for a bite to eat (so many good restaurants in the area). Cido was quick to respond to everything we asked and arranged a boat tour for us with Rob which we'll never forget. I can't remember the last time we had so much fun. As a family with younger children, it was so nice to feel at home. This place is worth every penny. We've stayed in quite a few places in Amsterdam and this is among the very best. And Cido and Rob make it even better by sharing all of their local favorites. The Noordermarkt on Saturdays is just across the street and well worth your time. Winkel has about the best cappuccino in town but again, the apartment is fully equipped so my husband made his coffee and watched the kids while I went out for some mommy time. We're very grateful to Cido and Rob for sharing their home and giving us the perfect end to a perfect vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Chandra, Thanks a lot for your nice words. Pleasure is on ourside. Weare very happy to know you and your family and looking forward meeting again soon.
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A beautiful apartment in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

It was an ideal place to take some time out, reconnect, and relax in a city that is warm, welcoming and wonderfully diverse. The apartment is bright and airy, very comfortable, maintained to a high standard, and has some lovely views over the canal and local area. Cido herself (and I am sure Rob too) could not have been more welcoming and while we did not need to call on her for anything, we knew that she was there if we did. Overall it was a lovely stay where the apartment played an important part in allowing us to relax and have fun. I can definitely recommend it and are looking forward to a return - perhaps next time in winter to see how cosy it feels!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Brilliant location, cute apartment and warm hosts

  • 5 of 5

We only had 2 nights here straight off a flight from NZ - it's a short walk from station and we could drop our bags early in morning so that was very helpful. This was a delightful and homely place to stay - such a picturesque location and interesting neighbourhood. Being on the canal gave us a great view of the evening boat parade in the warm twilight.. It is a very compact space, especially the bathroom and having our adult daughter on the sofabed meant there wasn't much living space so if you don't like being cramped it's probably not for you. It's perfect for two or with a small child. The location more than made up for it though since we were out most of the time, we loved walking and biking everywhere. The hosts are very friendly and willing to please and we had good communication before and during our stay. This was above our normal budget but I'm so glad I booked it. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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GREAT APARTMENT--GREAT OWNERS

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Amsterdam was wonderful. We loved the apartment . It was very comfortable and in a great location. We took Rob's boat cruise and that was a highlight of our stay.

We enjoyed Rob and Cido very much. They are lovely folk and made our stay more enjoyable because of their friendliness. I highly recommend the apartment and area!!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

An excellent stay

  • 5 of 5

Cido is an excellent hostess, easily available, and helped us find local eateries and grocery

stores. The apartment was clean and the location half a block from the Anne Frank

House on the Prisengracht Canal is wonderful. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Lovely

  • 5 of 5

There isn't much I can add to these reviews except to say that this apartment is just about perfect. We loved every minute of our stay, and would certainly chose to stay there again. The location is perfect, in the ideal neighborhood and also so easy to walk to anywhere in the city and to walk to the central train station to go outside the city. Very quiet at night. Many neighborhood restaurants that were wonderful. The apartment was extremely comfortable and very much up to date.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Schiphol
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Gaper &Tabac
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
central station
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Vlamings

Just next to Anna Franks House, In the centrum 10 minutes walking distance to central station, just between

2 nice shopping streets . Harlemeerstraat (chosen best shopping street of 2012) and 9 streets

On the most charming canal of Amsterdam , Prinsen canal.

Just across the popular Noorder market.

Photos

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $71.14
Additional Guest Fee $35.57 per person per night

We add %6 tourist city tax +%6 VAT

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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