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Picture perfect 1740 house overlooking Prinsengracht canal - luxury with charm

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Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Grachtengordel - New Holland House

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 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 20 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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Mark Ekkel
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
16 October, 2016
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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 Amsterdam City

Jordaan is simply an amazing location. 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!

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.


based on 20 holidaymaker reviews

Picture perfect 1740 house overlooking Prinsengracht canal - luxury with charm
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews

Excelent location, high quality, high standards, very well equipped snd maintained

  • 5 of 5

Property very charming a d cery comfortable, fantastically located, prime Prinsengracht canal view at only a slight angle, friendly and accomodating owner and manager. Excellent open kitchen area, Only caution is that stairs are a bit steep so you need to be carefull. Will definitely be returning.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved this house --- amazing location

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from five days i Amsterdam staying in this lovely little house. It is in the Jordan right on the canal ring. You can walk to anywhere and everywhere from this perfect spot. It is a beautiful little gem of a house, with steep stairs, three floors, a big eat-in kitchen, and two bathrooms. The hosts generously provide lovely bed linens, towels and soaps. there is a wonderful Jura espresso/cappuccino machine in the kitchen. The top two bedrooms are rather small --- but the one with the queen die ed has a bi closet. the other bedroom has two twins. In the middle floor there is pullout couch that was comfortable.

The only things that makes this house challenging are the two sets of extremely steep stairs. -- and the church bells that ring all the time. Oddly some of us were not bothered by the bells -- and some of us were not bothered by the stairs...

The hosts are lovely people --- and we were made to feel at home. We would strongly recommend this house.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely, perfect, ideal, fun. A truly excellent stay!!

  • 5 of 5

New Holland House is in a perfect location with everything you need to have a fantastic stay in the historic and vibrant Jordaan area of Amsterdam. There are shops, restaurants, bike and boat rentals, and gorgeous walks all close-by. We are two adults and two teens. On the third floor, there is a master bedroom with a queen size bed and a second bedroom with two twins. The house could comfortably fit 2 more on the middle floor as there is a full sized sofa bed in a large alcove with doors and curtains. Bathrooms with showers are on the first and third floors. Kitchen and dining with small sitting area on the bottom floor. The kitchen is very well-equipped. The house is a beautiful antique with all the modern upgrades you need. And bikes! Absolutely fantastic. Thanks to the Ekkels for making this lovely property available to us!

Important note mentioned by others: the three-story stairs between floors are very narrow and steep -- for us this added to the authenticity of the house. But if you are not fit and adventurous, this would not be the right house for you. We had carry-on sized luggage. Anything larger and you might want to use the pulley from outside, lol.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Five adults make it an adventure

  • 5 of 5

Loved being in a house with a great location. Kitchen well equipped. As long as you can climb steep steps it is wonderful. All amenities close by. Had fun with the local neighbor, Rita. The driver from the airport made it easy but the van we returned to the airport in was much less money. Met Mark and he could not have been nicer. We just enjoy being among the locals and living the life in a city. If you do then this is the place to hang out.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Amsterdam

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the New Holland House during the month of May, 2016. It is difficult to imagine a better way to experience the city than to stay in this authentic home on the canal in the middle of the historic Jordaan district. As I right this review I am full of fond memories. The area is overflowing of incredible character. We loved walking along the canals and watching the local residents speed by on their bikes to their destinations.

The Westerkerk bells are a part of the history... after hearing them the first night, I just put my phone on a sleep sounds app to drown them out.

Yes, the stairs are steep, they are authentic. As others have described, the bedrooms are on the 3rd level with a small full bathroom and shower, the second level is a family room/sitting area with no bathroom and the 1st level is the large kitchen with a huge table and a large full bathroom with walk in shower.

There are two bikes that we never used because we were there with my 86 year old mother. (she stayed nearby in a B&B because she couldn't manage the stairs)

The home is in excellent condition, very clean and the beds were comfortable. I would stay there again in a heart beat!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place and perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough wonderful things about our stay. I can't imagine staying anywhere else when we return to Amsterdam! Amazing!

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • 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

Prices for this holiday house in Grachtengordel, Amsterdam City

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Last minute - end of year
30 Oct 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £37 per night, per additional guest
Cosy winter special
2 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £28 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £37 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £85 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.0%

Amsterdammer bikes x2 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 stays - shorter stays on application

Amsterdam tourist tax (5%) 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 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Grachtengordel in Amsterdam area

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 110 m²
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 ...
  • 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 6
  • 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
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • 2 bicycles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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

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