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Unique loft in a 1735 historical building right in the city center

Bedrooms 2
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 floor bright apartment with 2 bedrooms and a sofabed, close to all attractions

The apartment is unique for its historical architecture: being on the top floor, the original wooden beams of the 1735 listed building are exposed, and with windows on each side, this creates an amazingly light space.

The apartment consists of two floors on the 5th and 6th floor of the building. When entering the apartment, the kitchen, dining room and bathroom are on the first floor. One floor up is the spacious living room with high ceilings, from where a second stair leads to the first bedroom in the mezzanine, and a second bedroom on the same floor. The sofa in the living room becomes a comfy two-person bed.

Due to local regulations in Amsterdam, we can only host groups of 4 or less.

The building is part of the UNESCO heritage listed Canal Belt, circling the Medieval city center. The location is both a perfect gateway to explore the Amsterdam night life (the Rembrandt Square area is famous for its many cafes and restaurants, and the city's main gay streets are literally around the corner), as well as other cultural highlights, such as museums, parks, and historical neighbourhoods.

Tramlines 9 and 4 stop around the corner, connecting to Central Station in 10 minutes. There is a metro-stop at 5 minutes walking, connecting to Central Station in 3 minutes, and to the cities other main train stations (Amstel, Zuid, etc). However, everything is in walking distance (e.g. Central Station is a pleasantly 30 minutes walk) or in easy reach by bike. If you want to rent a bike, I will happily help you out.

More Details

Freek Janssens
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, Italian, Dutch
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
7 June, 2018

About Freek Janssens

Hi, I'm a true Amsterdammer who loves to travel the world, discover new food, and explore the countryside on my vintage bike.

I like to be amongst people, that's why I live right in the center of the city, in a historical 17th century house.

When I am not traveling, I work at the University in the department of Sociology/Anthropology


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Grachtengordel in Amsterdam-Centrum

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , The badroom has a marble floor.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Upper bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Upper bedroom in the mezzanine.
    Lower bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Lower bedroom, with plenty of storage space for your cloths.
  • There are two bedrooms in this apartment, plus a comfortable sofa that easily turns into a two-person bed.
  • Television
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling


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Unique loft in a 1735 historical building right in the city center
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Great apartment

  • 5 of 5

Awesome location and apartment. Close to everything in town. Very clean and spacious.

  • Review Submitted: 05-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location! Good flat - with a caveat

  • 4 of 5

Freek is a great host. The flat is very clean and well-equipped with kitchen tools. The beds are very comfortable. The location is excellent; right off Rembrandtplein so close to the trams, restaurants, grocery, shopping and great walking to many sites.

One item that is not mentioned in the description is the low ceiling of the 1st floor (kitchen and bathroom). If you are 5'10" (1.78m) or taller, you are going to hit your head on the ceiling beams.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic apartment, great location

  • 5 of 5

There were 6 of us that stayed here and we all loved this apartment. Everything worked, everything was clean, there was no excessive noise. The beds were comfortable as well. 10 min walk to the centre. Would absolutely recommend staying here. We will definitely be staying again :)

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great apartment in great location

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment in great location, everything in the apartment you need for a really comfortable stay, will definitely be booking again!!!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic house - perfect welcome

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a weekend in Amsterdam at this beautiful house, located in a very central location, in a Rembrandtplein's crossbar. The owner was very friendly, he welcomed our requests and was very helpful. The house is historic but renovated and equipped with every comfort. I hope to return here in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words. It was my pleasure to host you and your friends, and I hope to welcome you back in Amsterdam soon!
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Amsterdam Schiphol International Airport
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Central Station
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Central Station
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Amsterdam Beach


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £43.82

A refundable damage deposit of €300 will be charged via Paypal. This deposit will be refunded upon check-out (less any damage done to the apartment).

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.