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

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


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!


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 apartments:

We have two 1 bedroom (2 rooms) apartments in an historical building ( built 1707). The flats are on the second and third floors. 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.


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

C.Atay Hermsen
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Dutch, Turkish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 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 Amsterdam City

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Grachtengordel in Old Center

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 559 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Rain shower, Double Bowl Sink
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • 1 bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Cot , 2 Sofa bed/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
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
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


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A Gem in Amsterdam, Home Sweet Home on the Most Charming Canal
average rating of 4.968944 based on 162 reviews

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.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, Oregon

Lovely in all ways

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely apartment in an ideal location! It is easy to get there from Schiphol by train to Centraal Station, and a safe, short and easy under 10 minute walk from there to the apartment -- even for tired travelers at night in the winter. The shower is hot, the bed is comfortable, the view is awesome day and night. Even though it is centrally located, there was no street noise at night. We thoroughly enjoyed walking a short 2-3 blocks to enjoy an excellent Thai dinner the night we arrived, then adventured out to enjoy the night life in Amsterdam-West. On our first morning we enjoyed the open air market directly across the canal (viewable from the apartment) where we found excellent vegetables, meat and eggs, flowers, treats of all kinds, art and street musicians too. It was easy and so enjoyable to walk a long day -- from the apartment to explore the Museum Quarter, Vondelpark, the arts district, shops (lovely window shopping), stopping at Heineken and local pubs on the way back with beautiful winter light installations along the canals. Incredibly fun.

The hosts are great. Cido was timely in answering my booking and questions email, and they were accommodating in arranging our arrival on a Friday night at 9pm. Rob met us to show us in, and provided great suggestions and directions when we asked him about what we wanted to do. Rob demonstrated through his actions that he is warm and funny, also a kind and generous person.

We want to go back to Amsterdam for a longer stay to adventure further, and would hope to book here again.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oakland, CA

A jewel in Amsterdam

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is a jewel. Nicely appointed, wonderful light from the windows facing the canal, fabulous location, great Saturday market directly across, can walk almost everywhere. And the best jewel of all is the manager, Chido, who provides guests with inside information of the best places to walk, eat, and explore in this lovely city. We can't wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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petaluma, ca

Great place to stay and wonderful host

  • 5 of 5

We spend about 5 days and really enjoyed everything about the apartment. We had a few rainy days and enjoyed shopping at the farmer's market and eating in, and on other days enjoyed the wonderful restaurants in the neighborhood. Could not have been more happy with our choice.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay in Amsterdam

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 2 weeks in the lovely apartment which overlooks the Prinzengracht canal and we loved every minute. The location is perfect for seeing the entire city and for becoming part of a local neighbourhood. Sitting at the window, morning or evening, and watching the many boats go by was constant delight. Our host, Cido, was terrific: warm and extremely helpful, and she took the time at the beginning of our visit to orient us to local and city wide points of interest and good places to eat ( always important!). The apartment itself is well laid out, well- appointed and there is lots of storage. We would definitely recommend this apartment to friends.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston, MA, USA

Delightful Apartment and Owner

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay here at the beginning of October. Our host Cido was delightful and very helpful in meeting us and settling us in. She gave us lots of good information on the surrounding neighborhood and helped us celebrate my wife’s birthday in a special and memorable way. Thank you Cido!

The apartment is perfect for a couple traveling to Amsterdam. It’s in a lovely neighborhood near the Jordaan, with views of Prinzengracht canal and the Noorderkerk (north church). On Saturday there is a very nice open market just across the canal which we enjoyed very much. There are many nice cafe’s, restaurants, and markets right in the area. We felt at home right away and settled into living local easily.

The apartment is a short walk from the CentraalStation, which is an easy train ride from Schipol Airport. The transfer from plane to the apartment is less than an hour, and very easy.

The apartment is close to many convenient tram stops which quickly and easily get you to all the other sites in Amsterdam. Use your chipped debit/credit card to purchase a one hour pass at the stop, then tap it on the reader as you enter and exit the tram. We rode to Museumplein one day and Rembrandtplein another. Walking back to the apartment from there was a great way for us to explore the city. There is much to explore and enjoy in Amsterdam! It’s a beautiful and vibrant city.

The apartment is clean, quiet, comfortably furnished and fully equipped with everything you could need to make your stay enjoyable. We were on the third floor, which is walk up only, but not a problem for us. We could have stayed much longer than we did! We hope to return! Definitely 5 stars. Recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Gaper &Tabac
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
central station
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres

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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Grachtengordel, Amsterdam area

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
3 Aug 2017 - 6 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
7 Aug 2017 - 1 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
new year
22 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
2018 winter
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
2018 summer
1 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £28 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

cleaning £46.32 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

We add %6 tourist city tax +%6 VAT

money transfer
50% deposit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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