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Spacious modern loft apartment in back part of canal house, with garden

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,314 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Quiet oasis with lots of space (215 sqm) to retreat from the city buzz

Apartment ideal for a family of 4 or two couples. Max four persons in a group, max 5 if it's direct family akin/relatives (parents, children).

I have an official short stay permit issued by the Amsterdam city council.

The apartment is located in the back of a historic Canal House. It is the perfect place to relax after a busy day in town. The modern loft apartment measures 215 sqm. It has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a library/study corner (on the lower level), a large open living and dining space with high ceilings and huge windows overlooking the garden, open plan kitchen with diner on the upper level. With the apartment comes a private, secluded garden with day bed, table and chairs. There is an separate room downstairs with washer and dryer.

Due to the open plan space, the apartment is less suitable for small children.

As the lower floor of the apartment is below streetlevel, the downstairs bathrooms are equiped with pumps. These need to be handled with care and make some sound when used.

Master Bedroom: King size bed 210x180, windows on interior space

Walk-through closet

Large Bathroom with bathtub, double sink, separate rainshower, toilet

Bedroom 2: double bed 200x160, windows on garden

Bedroom 3: two single beds (80x90), windows on garden

Small bathroom: sink, rainshower, toilet

Extra room with washer, dryer/ironing board

Open kitchen with diner for 6: oven, stove, dishwasher, Nespresso coffeemaker, etc

Large open living, with two couches, flat screen tv, large windows giving on garden, dining area for up to 12 persons.

Separate hall and bathroom.

Note: as we live in a historical building, it is inevitable that we have the occational mouse in the house. Precautions have been taken. Please avoid unpacked leaving bread/toast/cereals on the counter.

Note: as we are situated next to a daycare, please be aware that there are sounds of children playing outside (weather permitting) sometimes in the morning and from 4-6pm)

The apartement featured in:

*Lofts of Amsterdam

*The Art of Living in Amsterdam

As the property is my private home, I always ask my guests for some background information, like where you are from, what you do, who you are travelling with.

More Details

Mrs F Brouwer
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 2, 2018

About Mrs F Brouwer

I've loved Amsterdam ever since I moved there 30 years ago, and look forward to welcoming you and help you make the best of your stay. I have travelled a lot and know what makes a homestay worthwhile. As my children (24 and 22) have left home to study, I now have the opportunity to offer my apartment for rent. I work for an ICT Multinational and study Arts & Culture. I like contemporary art of which you will find a lot in the apartment. And I cannot live without books so you will be surrounded by plenty of those too.

Mrs F Brouwer purchased this apartment in 1989

Why Mrs F Brouwer chose Grachtengordel

Once you see the apartment you'll understand why I still love it since we moved in 30 years ago! It has the best of both worlds: whilst in the middle of Amsterdam the place is very tranquil. The loft style apartment offers plenty of space; ceilings reach 6 meters high. You'll find quiet, space and plenty of green in the garden. The popular nine streets area is around the corner. You can walk (or cycle) to all major attractions. And as you step out of the historic front door of the building, the beautiful Herengracht canal will bring a smile on your face.

What makes this apartment unique

The space, the height of the ceilings, the open living room with it's overcrossing 'bridge', the huge windows and the quiet garden! On top of that: location, location, location.


Grachtengordel Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2314 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 9:00 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • -no exceeding of maximum number of guests
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , + double sink
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , + toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Windows on garden
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Windows on garden
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , windows on interior
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
HOUSE RULES: -no smoking in the house -no pets -no parties -consideration for neighbours -please handle the two downstairs toilets with utmost care. As these are below street level they are equipped with grinders and can only process 'human waste' and small amounts of toilet paper. There is a third toilet upstairs.


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Spacious modern loft apartment in back part of canal house, with garden
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews

Very nice and so convenient to everything we wanted to do Shop ,museums and lovely restaurants

  • 5 of 5

My favourite city Amsterdam

And I loved that the apartment had a garden

And very nice to have a lovely small grocery nearby

Great area for walking

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This loft was in a perfect location as we were able to walk to many attractions. Our hostess was waiting for us when we arrived and showed us around her lovely home. She also left us with a book of information about her historic home and information regarding the area's restaurants, cafe's and boutiques. Even though this loft is right in the city you would never know as it was quiet and peaceful. The loft has it's own lovely private garden. An amazing place!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Austin, TX

Beautiful apartment in great location!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful apartment exceeded our expectations! There were 4 of us and the apartment was very comfortable, spacious, and quiet. After a day of sightseeing, it was wonderful to relax in the garden before heading out to one of the spectacular restaurants in Amsterdam. The location was perfect. We walked to all the sights, museums, etc. Lots of restaurants and unique shops near the apartment. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Perfect Easter Break

  • 5 of 5

We spent a perfect Easter break at Florentine’s apartment. It is centrally located in the 9 Straatjes district with its trendy restaurants, boutique shops and anything you may need. The apartment overlooks the inner court and the garden and is very quiet and peaceful, despite being in a busy central area, allowing to relax after a long day of sightseeing.

The apartment has a very special aura about it, beautifully and carefully decorated with the unique pieces of art. It is airy and spacious and very well looked after. We had everything we could possibly need for a comfortable stay. Florentine’s library had a lot of books on the history of Amsterdam and the Dutch art, which we very much enjoyed perusing.

Florentine is a very accommodating and caring host, it was very easy to communicate with her prior and during the visit. She is very well organized. She was away from Amsterdam when we arrived, but we were welcomed by the lovely staff of The Friendly Host, a local company helping Florentine to look after the apartment and her guests. The Friendly Host gave us a tour of the apartment and answered all our questions in well-informed and professional manner.

Thank you, Florentine, for our amazing stay. For our next visit to Amsterdam we would book the apartment without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Chandler AZ

Simply Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week in this incredible apartment! It is so centrally located that we hardly used the trams and walked easily to absolutely everything. It was well appointed and everything was there that we need to cook. When we needed to rest, having the lovely green garden and enormous picture window was a relief to the busy city and the "killer" bicylists! :). I wouldn't ever stay anywhere else. Florentine is the consummate host and we feel like we now have a great homebase whenever we return.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Best apartment, best location, best everything!

  • 5 of 5

We have experienced vacation rentals from Saint-Remy to San Miguel de Allende, from Maine to Morocco, and this apartment is definitely at the top of the list.

1) Location!!: right in the 9 Streets, within walking distance to Centrum, Jordaan, Anne Frank House, Westerkerk, the Palace, grocery stores, and hip boutiques. The tram to Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk, and Van Gogh Museum is just a few blocks away.

2) Apartment!!: Wonderful, comfortable, spacious, with touches of a five-star hotel. Great gourmet kitchen with everything you need. The garden--and the huge window overlooking the garden--is a huge plus. Very quiet, too. Perfect for our family of five.

3) Owner!!: Florentine was so helpful, from recommending taxi service to working with us to extend our stay. We're only sorry we didn"t get to meet her.

Can't recommend highly enough!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Nearest Airport
11 Kilometres
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Cafe Het Molentje, Gasthuismolensteeg
Nearest Golf
9 Kilometres
Amstelborgh, Borchlandweg
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Amsterdam Central Station
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
Italian Restaurant Quattro Gatti, Hartenstraat
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Zandvoort or IJmuiden
Car: not necessary

Located in the historic center of Amsterdam, on the renown Herengracht Canal, part of the World Heritage Canal Ring. Walk to nearby museums with Rembrandt and Van Gogh, or to the Anne Frank House. Enjoy shopping in the Nine Streets area just around the corner of the apartment. Stroll along the canals and have coffee, lunch or dinner in one of the many restaurants of which you'll found plenty within walking distance.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $98.45

Sorry but I cannot accept reservations more than 6 months in advance

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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