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

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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Property
apartment
People
4
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
1 - 2 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Grachtengordel - house von Cido

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 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.

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
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
C.Atay Hermsen
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Dutch, Turkish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
27 November, 2016
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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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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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A Gem in Amsterdam, Home Sweet Home on the Most Charming Canal
average rating of 4.968354 based on 159 reviews
petaluma, ca
5

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
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5

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
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Boston, MA, USA
5

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
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The perfect place to stay in Amsterdam

  • 5 of 5

We loved this apartment. The location is fantastic and the view of the canal is lovely. The apartment itself is delightful and did not disappoint in any way. The décor and bed linens were charming and everything was very comfortable. This was our first visit to Amsterdam and if we're lucky enough to return someday, we'd definitely try to return to this apartment. Cido, the owner, was in Vietnam during our visit, but she arranged for a neighbor to let us in so our check-in went smoothly. Cido also arranged for our early morning taxi to the airport even though she was travelling out of the country. We really appreciated her personal attention.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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Western Australia
5

Charming Amsterdam Apartment.

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 nights in this charming apartment in an old canal house. Centrally located in the city centre so that we were able to walk from the cruise terminal on arrival and to the train station when we left. Each night we enjoyed a drink looking out on to the canal watching the activities there. It is comfortable and well equipped with a great Saturday market , coffee shop and supermarket immediately across the canal.Each day we were able to walk to all the sights . Suggest booking for the visit to Anne Franks house before arriving as it is heavily booked. Cido the hostess was very friendly and helpful.We were delighted with this accommodation.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Lenexa, KS, United States of America
5

Wonderful Apartment in Amsterdam!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in the lovely apartment located on the second floor. It was definitely everything as advertised and more! It had a lovely living room overlooking the canal, a fully equipped kitchen and a nice-sized bathroom (especially given European standards)! It's located in the heart of city center and within walking distance to most sites, including the train station which enabled us to make day trips to other cities in The Netherlands easily! The hosts (Cido and Rob) were simply wonderful with great suggestions on things to do, places to eat, etc. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Location

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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Grachtengordel, Amsterdam City

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
december
1 Dec 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
1 night minimum stay
£198
for 1 night
From
£151
 
 
christmas
23 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£482
for 2 nights
From
£217
 
 
late december
28 Dec 2016 - 29 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£425
for 2 nights
From
£189
 
 
eve
30 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
£463
for 2 nights
From
£208
 
 
2017winter
3 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£350
for 2 nights
From
£151
 
 
2017
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£425
for 2 nights
From
£189
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£236
for 1 night
From
£189
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £24 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

cleaning £42 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

We add %5,5 tourist city tax +%6 VAT

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50% deposit

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Grachtengordel in Amsterdam area

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 52 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • 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 ...
  • Hob
  • 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 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
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
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

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