Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Grachtengordel (Canal Ring Area) - Snug Sonnenberg
Great for Families and Groups; Gorgeous Canal Views for up to 6 persons
If you are planning on visiting Amsterdam with a group of friends or family, you need to search no further. With a spacious living/lounge/dining area and open kitchen this is a great home away from home. Many guests spend hours enjoying the amazing canal view this apartment has to offer.
The master bedroom offer sleeping arrangements for 2 persons on queen size bed, while two sleeping sofa's (double bed) offer additional accommodation for four more persons. One sofa bed is on the top floor in the living and the other in the dining/lounge area downstairs. A total of 6 persons can stay here.
This apartment is also suitable to rent when visiting a conference in the Netherlands because of its central location.
You will literally find every type of shop and restaurant around the corner, and any and all of the major sights are within walking distance.
This apartment will offer you insight into the history of Amsterdam itself. It was built over 400 years ago and still boasts many of its original characteristics.
Expanded description follows below, Click on More Details;
This Amsterdam canal apartment is located on the bottom two floors: the “souterrain” floor and the “beletage” (piano nobile) floor. These two floors are connected with an interior staircase. One enters the Snug Sonnenberg apartment on the souterrain, which is a semi-lowered (half below and half above street-level) ground floor. The beletage floor is half a floor above streetlevel and has a 3.5 meter high ceiling, with 2.5 meter high canal view windows running the width of the building.
Upon entering the souterrain the massive beams that support the beletage are quite impressive. This floor has an open kitchen with dining area, as well as a very comfortable sofa that is also a double bed when folded out. The kitchen is fully equipped with all modern comforts and the dining table can easily seat six persons. In the back of this floor there is a separate bedroom with vanity sink and toilet. The beams in combination with antique floor tiles and the stone walls give this space a very warm and comfortable atmosphere. With ample heating present, the smells from the kitchen and friends swapping stories at the table, this is typically what the Dutch will call “gezellig”. The word “gezellig” is considered to be an example of untranslatability, and is one of the hardest words to translate. Some consider the word to encompass the heart of Dutch culture.
On this floor there is a staircase leading to the beletage, this floor has high ceilings and large windows overlooking the Herengracht canal. Opening the windows one can sit on the window stills or window bench and overlook this beautiful canal with all its historic houses running along its sides. There is a seating area in the front (canal side) of this floor with an ornamental antique heater. The large sofa can be converted into a double bed. In the back of the floor there is a full bathroom with sink, toilet and shower cabin. This floor also has a door that leads to the upstairs Grand Sonnenberg apartment, it is only unlocked when both apartments are rented by the same guests.
Central location (nine-streets)
Part of UNESCO world heritage
Check in at apartment
3.5 meter ceilings
1 bedroom (double)
2 sleeping sofa (double)
Sleeps 6 persons
Complete kitchen inventory
Washing machine / Dryer
Iron and ironing board
English Guide books
Bed linen and towels are provided
No party policy
Child safety is medium due to open stairs (see stairs section)
The Sonnenberg is located in the canal belt in the part known in Amsterdam as the “nine streets” area. The nine streets area is well known for its plentiful boutique shops, many restaurants, and its beautiful canals. This area is comprised of nine narrow streets running perpendicular with the four major canals (Singel, Herengracht, Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht) of the canal belt. It is distinctly different from other shopping districts as there is a large diversity of privately owned shops and specialized shops.
Nearby points of interest
9 Streets Area – 0 minutes walking
Flower Market – 2 minutes walking
Spui – 2 minutes walking
Dam Square – 3 minutes walking
Jordaan – 5 minutes walking
Westerkerk/Anne Frank – 5 minutes walking
Rembrandt plein – 6 minutes walking
Centraal Station – 15 minutes walking
Leidseplein – 15 minutes walking
Nieuwmarkt – 15 minutes walking
This apartment has one internal flight between the souterrain (kitchen/bedroom) level and the beletage (living/bathroom) level. From street level to the entrance there is also short stone flight of stairs down to the front door. The flights are moderately steep.
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
I grew up in the hospitality business, with my parents running hotels and/or restaurants. Since 2005 I have been actively offering short stay apartment rentals in Amsterdam. In 2008 I purchased the Sonnenberg and have been managing the property ever since.
I love to share my experience of the wonderful city of Amsterdam. In my opinion the best way to see the city is with friends on an open canal boat on a nice day or evening.
My properties all have short stay permits and I operate them as a registered business with the Chamber of Commerce, properly paying taxes both VAT and city tax. This ensures you will not wake up early in the morning to government workers dropping by to check on illegal activities.
Wytse purchased this apartment in 2008
Why Wytse chose Grachtengordel (Canal Ring Area)
The location is one of the most central in the city, and on top of that the property catches some great sun in the afternoon and is located on the most beautiful part of the most beautiful canal of the city.
What makes this apartment unique
- afternoon sun
- character of the building itself