HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

Big 16th century Canal house 3 Bdr

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 0 - 6 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4

Our canalhouse is situated in the oldest part of Amsterdam. It is a quiet living area. But at the same time it is in the middle of the centre of Amsterdam.

We have three big bedrooms with each a bathroom. The living area is huge. About 320 m2. With a small patio and a little garden in the back. On of the oldest canals in Amsterdam is right outside our house.

The central trainstation is 6 minutes walk.

There are 8 beds.

mike boerma
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, German, Dutch
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 March, 2018

About mike boerma

We live here since 2004

mike boerma purchased this apartment in 2004

Why mike boerma chose Grachtengordel

Our home is situated in a very quiet area but still 5 minutes walk from one of the centres of Amsterdam. 5 minutes walk from the central trainstation.

What makes this apartment unique

Our house is very big. about 300 square meters. With three big bedrooms. A small patio garden in de back.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Grachtengordel in Nieuwmarkt en Lastage

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Single beds can be put in other bedroom.
  • There is a double bed on each bedroom. Two single beds can be placed in any bedroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • ice skating
  • tennis


5/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Big 16th century Canal house 3 Bdr
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Felt like locals

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely stunning house, it's distressed feel only added to the character. Perfect for entertaining and big meals, with cosy out door areas and three massive ensuite rooms.

And to top it all off you're welcomed home by their lovely cat Stella who loves to curl up with you next to one of the many sunny windows.

Incredible location, within walking distance of everything and a short stroll to restaurants, cafes and supermarkets.

Two of the toilets didn't have doors (purposely) but the showers were lovely!

Would highly recommend, especially over a hotel/hostel - you really felt like you belonged and the group was able gather for meals and planning (and the odd glass of wine).

Thank you, Mike!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Elizabeth, Thank you for your kind words. About the toilets. A good remark. I did not think of that. As a group of eight friends you need some privacy there. We will take care of that for the next time we rent our house. Mike
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

the house is very central in Amsterdam, and it was easy to walk almost everywhere.

We loved the house- the decoration was fun and whimsical, and the house is huge! There was easily enough room for all 6 of us, and we enjoyed the roomy bedrooms and the in suite bathrooms.

The house is unique and fun, and we would love to come back some time again.

Communication with our host was very easy, and we have only had a positive experience.

Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 1

Splendida esperienza

  • 5 of 5

Tutto perfetto. Dall'ospitalità di Mike, sempre presente anche se in vacanza, alla location, una tipica casa olandese vissuta ed originale, con ampi spazi anche per dieci persone. In pieno centro, non abbiamo mai sentito la necessità di usare mezzi pubblici: la destinazione più lontana è stato il Meseo Van Gogh, raggiunto comunque in non più di mezz'ora di tranquilla passeggiata. Comodissimo anche da raggiungere dall'aereoporto, con il treno: la stazione dista non più di dieci minuti a piedi. Che dire... non saremmo potuti capitare meglio. Grazie Mike e famiglia!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Séjour inoubliable!

  • 5 of 5

Un logement idéal en tous points pour découvrir Amsterdam: l'emplacement est central, à moins de 10 minutes à pied de la gare, nous n'avons utilisé qu'une fois le tram, pour aller au rikjmuseum. Pour le reste, tout se fait à pied. La location était très spacieuse, tout à fait conforme aux photos et impeccable, et la communication avec Mike très facile, nous avons pu le joindre rapidement chaque fois que nous avons eu besoin de le faire (pour trouver un médecin pour notre fille malade par exemple). Accueil vraiment sympathique avec pain frais pour le petit déjeuner ( nous sommes arrivés tard le soir)! Je recommanderais volontiers cette grande location.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Thierry, Thank you for your kind words. Mike and family
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Our house is on the broadest and one of the oldest canals of Amsterdam. It is an old captains house. It is a official monument.

Our house is located in a very quiet living area. But on the same time is only 5 minutes walk from the 'Nieuwmarkt', one of the old centre of Amsterdam. It is also situated only 5 minutes walk from the central trainstation.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Grachtengordel, Amsterdam area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 5.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
Ask Owner a Question

You might like these similar holiday rentals