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Picture perfect 1740 house overlooking Prinsengracht canal - luxury with charm

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

2/3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 2/3 Living Rooms, Chef's Kitchen, Canal Views

We aim for your stay at New Holland House to be an authentic Amsterdam experience, not just a rental. Top 10 reasons to stay at New Holland House:

1. Guests rent the entire house. This is extremely rare in Amsterdam - most canal houses have been divided into a number of smaller apartments. There are 2 bedrooms, 2 living rooms (one can be used as a 3rd bedroom), a large dining area, spacious chef's kitchen, 2 bathrooms, a laundry, a quaint patio and more. Basement is excluded.

2. Location, location, location. New Holland House overlooks the famous Pulitzer Hotel (of Oceans 12 fame!). Anne Frank House, "De Negen Straatjes" (9 Streets) shopping area, Dam Square/Royal Palace and the old cobbled streets of Jordaan are all at your doorstep. In all directions, restaurants, cafes, art galleries, boutique retail shopping, markets, Dam Square/Royal Palace are all within the immediate vicinity. A supermarket, tram stop and taxi rank is just around the corner !

3. Picture perfect house - quite possibly the most photographed in Amsterdam! The combination of a 1740s monument old merchant's home, beautifully restored, with vibrant seasonal flowers in the window box provides an instant 'Wow' factor. You will be the envy of the passers by who frequently stop on the Prinsengracht to admire the house, and take a quick snap.

4. Daydream away with the canal views. The house is angled to overlook the Prinsengracht (and the Pulitzer Hotel) and the furniture is designed to maximise the aspect. Gaze out from the vintage French seat on the ground floor, the beautiful French desk on the first floor or the luxurious lounge on the first floor. It is truly captivating to watch the Amsterdammers walk, cycle and boat by New Holland House.

5. Unique character and charm - a masterpiece. As Owners, we have invested significant time, effort and cost in acquiring local paintings, furnishings, artefacts, books and antiques to give the house a cosy lived-in charm. Many rental properties (including expensive properties) have a minimalist approach or leave the shelves empty. This house we have made the way we (and Amsterdammers of old) would like to live there

6. Hotel quality, 5 star Hotel luxury : linen, towels and product are luxury hotel grade (and acquired directly from hotels or hotel suppliers). Cleaning standards are set at the professional hotel level. Many Amsterdam rentals may also look great, but are more economic in the products they use (if provided), and do not invest the same premium in the level of comfort for guests.

7. Wake up and smell the coffee! Coming from Melbourne, top notch coffee is an absolute must. The top of the range Jura coffee machine grinds the beans fresh for each cup of coffee, is simple to use and makes superb coffee - from an expresso right through to a latte or cappuccino ! Few apartments would have invested in coffee like New Holland House !

8. A fully equipped Chef's kitchen. The kitchen is large, spacious and with everything you need, making cooking in Amsterdam all part of the experience - from an extra large 6 burner stove and oven, to a blender, or Villeroy and boch crockery, its all there ! Try visiting the Noordermarkt farmer's markets on Saturdays, or any number of nearby supermarkets or organic markets to inspire you in the kitchen!

9. Amsterdammer bikes included. Guests are welcome to use (without additional cost) the owner's top range Batavas Personal Bikes. These have been selected because they are unisex, reliable, easy to use and easy to adjust the seat height ..... and they look great! The cost of 2 rental bikes would be around Euro 25 per day, and not of this quality. This is a real bonus that is unique to New Holland House.

10. Little extra's and luxuries included. Apart from the bikes, guest also receive a welcoming supply of Hotel style shampoo/conditioner, body wash and soaps. There is also an initial supply of toilet paper, dish washing tablets, washing machine powder, spare garbage bags - even coffee beans for the machine ! Most short term rentals in Amsterdam do not supply all of these items. Although the house may be old, it has been beautifully renovated, and includes modern luxuries you would expect - including high speed internet WIFI, Bluray player (together with DVD collection), and Cable TV.

More Details

Property Manager
Mark Ekkel
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 August, 2018

About Mark Ekkel

I am a proud Australian, but with Dutch parents, I also have a strong connection and utter respect and awe for the achievements of my forefathers.

To own a piece of world heritage is surreal and an absolute honour. With every trip, I invest time in the house - retaining its old authentic charm while affording the little modern day luxuries. It has been an amazing experience to furnish the house by walking the cobbled streets of the area hand selecting items that will add charm to the house.

As I live in Melbourne, we cannot stay at New Holland House anywhere near as much as I would like. However, I fit the house out so we feel inspired and can enjoy our stay - I extend the same luxuries and comfort to our guests! I have fallen in love with New Holland House - I am sure you will quickly discover why!

Mark Ekkel purchased this house in 2011

Why Mark Ekkel chose Jordaan

Jordaan is simply an amazing location - a historic and genuine "neighbourhood". However, there are very few stand alone houses - it took plenty of patience to find this gem, but it was love at first sight.

I pinch myself whenever I arrive to think I own this little magic piece of world heritage - it is like waking up to a Postcard everyday you are here!

What makes this house unique

The house just looks picture perfect. People regularly stop to take photos - it may well be one of the most photographed houses in Amsterdam !

As it is world heritage listed, the external facade is here to stay. Inside, the old staircase, the old beams and the quirkiness of an Amsterdam remains, but you have more freedom to add a touch of character and luxury.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Jordaan in Amsterdam-Centrum

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:30 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Large and luxurious on ground floor
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , On bedroom level
  • Initial soap / small hotel style shampoo bottles provided Initial supply of toilet paper provided Luxury Towels provided
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , TV, walk-in-robe, luxury linen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , 2nd living room has sofabed that can be 3rd bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Option of 2 singles or double
  • Cot available on request
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • swimming
  • tennis
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms Bookings above 4 people are on an exception / subject to approval basis only eg a family of 5 with a small child. The second living room can be converted into a bedroom, with super comfortable luxury sofa-bed.


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Picture perfect 1740 house overlooking Prinsengracht canal - luxury with charm
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  • 5 of 5

This house was more than I could have dreamed of. We had such an amazing time at your home. Anyone thinking of visiting Amsterdam - THIS IS THE PLACE!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you - we love feedback like this - we really do our utmost to make your stay an authentic Amsterdam experience!
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A charming and authentic Amsterdam home!

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely historic home located in the Jordaan, perfect for shopping, dining and sight seeing. The home is nicely furnished and the beds were quite comfortable. The large kitchen is a dream.

Two couples can easily stay in the home without running into each other at every turn. The stairs are a challenge as they are quite narrow, however this is a traditional Amsterdam house and has retained its charm. The property manager was very attentive and stocked the kitchen with a few items prior to our arrival.

The pictures accurately depict this charming home.

I would highly recommend this home and would definitely stay here again on my next visit to Amsterdam.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great location and charming well provisioned house. I highly recommend this property. The only issue is the stairs which are quite steep. I will be back! The owner and manager, Lidia, are both superb and responsive.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning place. Perfect comination of modern and old world in the best neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about this place. It is beautiful inside. Rustic, yet modern. The neighbor hood is simply the best. Close to transport, restaurants, the canal, grocers and shopping. It has a great cook's kitchen and ample space to stretch out and relax after a long day of being out.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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As advertised. Lovely House, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Great experience! The house has full professional quality kitchen. Quality linens .Bicycles were a big bonus. Very comfortable. Great location.

A lot of thought given to the guests comfort by supplying

all the little things you usually do not have when you travel.

The manager was also very attentive.

I will stay there on my next visit

  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location. We could walk everywhere. Great space and terrific kitchen. Stairs are steep.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to stay for two weeks.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Central Station
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
9 Streets
Car: not necessary

New Holland House is in the historic heart of Amsterdam, in the neighbouring block to Anne Frank House.

De Negen Straatjes (9 small shopping streets nestled between canal bridges) start just across the canal.

The house overlooks the famous Pulitzer Hotel (of Oceans 12 / George Clooney / Brad Pitt fame).

Tram stops, Canal boat stops, taxi ranks are all within 100m.

Supermarkets are within 100m, and a number of great organic supermarkets are in the area.

Fantastic restaurant streets and cool cafes/bars are to be found in the beautiful cobbled streets of Jordaan in the area surrounding the house.

Dam square and The Royal Palace is a few minutes away walking through the 9 streets.

An amazing central location in the most interesting part of Amsterdam.

The Museums, Vondelpark and other areas of Amsterdam are all in walking or riding distance. Luxury bikes (2) are provided with the house.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £84.82

IMPORTANT NOTE : As the house is popular and heavily booked, it is likely that guests will be checking out the day of your arrival. It takes 4 hours to make the house spotlessly clean for your arrival and it is not possible to already come into the house while it is being cleaned. To respect local policy it is also not permitted to wait with your luggage on the street for several hours while the house is being cleaned. We want guests to have a wonderful experience upon arrival and being left on the street when exhausted after a long flight has generally proven to be stressful for guests, cleaners, our meet&greet host and neighbours. It is strict policy therefore that guests arriving in the morning must book the extra night. We therefore recommend that you organise your flights so that you arrive in the afternoon, to save the extra night's accommodation. Alternatively, it may be money well spent to make sure you can settle in, shower and relax immediately upon arrival.

Amsterdammer bikes x2 (up to 4 subject to availablity) can be are available to use (riders responsibility basis) - saves daily rental of euro 10-15 and the bikes are much better than your typical tourist bike. A great way to discover Amsterdam !

Cleaning fee of Euro 95 applies

7 night minimum stays.

Amsterdam tourist tax (6%) of rental is added to rental charge

Initial supply of soap/shampoo, dishwasher powder, washing powder, toilet paper, coffee beans provided

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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