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
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

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

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 559 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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!

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 apartment

We have two 1 bedroom (2 rooms) apartment in an historical building ( built 1707). The flat are on the third floor. 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

Owner
C.Atay Hermsen
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Dutch, Turkish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 October, 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
  • 1 of 1

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 559 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 29
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Walking without shoes in the apartment Turn off all the lights and candels when you leave the apartment do not make any noise in the stair case
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:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(171 traveller reviews)

97% Complete
2% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
A Gem in Amsterdam, Home Sweet Home on the Most Charming Canal
average rating of 4.9707603 based on 172 reviews
5

Stay here! You won't regret it.

  • 5 of 5

We felt immediately at home thanks to Cido and Rob. The apartment is about as comfortable as you can imagine and perfectly equipped whether you're staying in or heading out. We arrived after a long day of travel and enjoyed just relaxing the first night with a great view of the canal and then heading out for a bite to eat (so many good restaurants in the area). Cido was quick to respond to everything we asked and arranged a boat tour for us with Rob which we'll never forget. I can't remember the last time we had so much fun. As a family with younger children, it was so nice to feel at home. This place is worth every penny. We've stayed in quite a few places in Amsterdam and this is among the very best. And Cido and Rob make it even better by sharing all of their local favorites. The Noordermarkt on Saturdays is just across the street and well worth your time. Winkel has about the best cappuccino in town but again, the apartment is fully equipped so my husband made his coffee and watched the kids while I went out for some mommy time. We're very grateful to Cido and Rob for sharing their home and giving us the perfect end to a perfect vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Chandra, Thanks a lot for your nice words. Pleasure is on ourside. Weare very happy to know you and your family and looking forward meeting again soon.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Brooklyn, New York
5

Beautiful Apartment/Best Neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Cido & Rob's. The apartment is beautiful and in the perfect location in the Jordaan. We had the chance to take a wonderful boat ride through the canals on their boat and loved seeing Amsterdam through the eyes of true locals. Plus, we were within walking distance of all the sites, cafes, and restaurants. We had an unforgettable stay and hope to return in the future! Thanks again for a perfect trip!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Perfect Apartment in Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The only disappointment was that we wish we could have stayed longer! The apartment is lovely, very clean and well appointed with everything you need. The location is amazing. We loved the view of the canal out the huge front windows, exploring the bars, restaurants and outdoor market and being so close to major attractions (walking distance to almost all), yet feeling like you were still in a local quiet neighborhood. Rob and Cido were great hosts and we were so fortunate to take a private canal tour on Rob’s boat. That was definitely a highlight of our stay. We enjoyed the sites, learned a lot about the culture and history of Amsterdam and liked hanging out with Rob for a few hours. He even stopped at a playground so the toddler in our group could play.

We will definitely stay here again next time we are in Amsterdam.

Note: the apartment is very close to the Anne Frank House - strongly recommend you buy your tickets online in advance so you don’t waste hours in line when you could be enjoying this beautiful city

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying at this perfect home for our week in Amsterdam. Cido was so pleasant and easy to communicate with. The location was truly ideal. We walked everywhere. While we were there we went to 8 museums & galleries, several street-markets, multiple churches and "a few" bars! We even walked two streets where our ancestors lived in the 1600's, and the churches where they were married and baptised. We would 100% stay there again!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Great location, nice apartment, wonderful hosts

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is about 10-15 minutes walk from the train station and the town center to be quite convenient but far enough from the noise and traffic. It is also conveniently located across the canal from Winkle 43 that serves the must have apple pie. Their food is quite mediocre though. But easy 15-20 minute walk to almost any restaurant you like. Supermarket is also just 3 minutes across the canal.

The apartment is quite nice and comfortable for our family of 4 with grown children. Although I do wish there is a small microwave for warming up some takeouts & leftovers we had. Also be aware that the washer/dryer is in the common area for a fee to use.

The hosts (Cido and Rob) were just absolutely wonderful. Flexible to adapt to our schedule. Placed a nice bottle of wine to greet us. Anything missing was immediately taken cared of since they live on the first floor of the building. And Rob also can provide a wonderful private boat tour of the canals at a very reasonable price. We went through some quite interesting areas of Amsterdam. It can be flexibly scheduled depending on weather also and schedule. We highly recommend that for a unique experience.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Loved this apartment and Amsterdam!

  • 5 of 5

This is a very cozy apartment overlooking a beautiful canal. Such a wonderful location, and Cido was a dream to work with. She is so responsive and helpful. Will definitely return in the future. We recommend it highly!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

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.

Photos

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Grachtengordel, Amsterdam area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
summer
7 Aug 2017 - 1 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£735
for 3 nights
From
£225
 
 
winter 2017
2 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£540
for 3 nights
From
£160
 
 
new year
22 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£810
for 3 nights
From
£250
 
 
2018 winter
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£540
for 3 nights
From
£160
£1,061
£3,662
 
 
2018 summer
1 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£746
for 3 nights
£1,661
£5,063
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£720
for 3 nights
From
£220
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £30 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

cleaning £53.6 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

We add %6 tourist city tax +%6 VAT

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Enquire Now
Available
Unavailable

You might like these similar holiday rentals