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Luxury Jordaan - 2 BR & 2 Bath - Central Location on UNESCO site

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 80 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Great for Families and Groups, Located in the 17th century Canal Ring

This apartment is located a few minutes walking from Centraal Station Amsterdam in the UNESCO heritage site of the Amsterdam Canal Belt. All the Amsterdam sights are closeby and being near Centraal Station ensures all outlying and Dutch sights to be easily and efficiently reached at any time.

As we write this on 23 December 2017 the apartment is in its last phase of an expansive renovation/rebuild. The apartment is being finished and furnished to the highest possible standards and boast an open kitchen, a spacious lounge, two full bathrooms and a separate toilet in addition to its two bedrooms.

There is extremely fast cabled 350 Mbit/s internet ethernet connections in all the areas and wifi throughout. The lounge has a widescreen HD SMART TV and the kitchen has all amenities easily accessible.

Apartment description

This apartment will offer you insight into the history of Amsterdam itself. It was built over 400 years ago and still boasts many of its original characteristics. The Authentic Jordaan is located on the Binnen Wieringerstraat, in the historic centre of Amsterdam. Not much can be found about this nameless house in the archives of Amsterdam. It is built against the old sea dike that protected Amsterdam in the times before the Oranjesluis or the Aflsuitdijk were built.

On one side of this charming little street connects to the Brouwersgracht (Brewers canal) and on the other side it connects to the Haarlemmerstraat. This historic house was built around 1620. It is one of the few houses that still boast its original gable, which is a classical renaissance crow-stepped gable; this is a stair-step type of design at the top of the triangular gable-end of a building.

Not only the gable is still original, the interior with its solid oak beams as well as the steep staircases are original. It is not hard to imagine a Dutch merchant family doing business from this very location.

From the hallway the first set of stairs leads to the first floor of the house. Every room in the house has its own adjustable radiators, it is quite easy to keep this house warm and comfortable in winter. As each room also has windows, it is quite easy to create a nice breeze in the house cooling it down in the summer. There are also fans available on the rare summer days that it is actually tropical.

On the first floor is the living/dining/kitchen. This floor has a beautiful wooden floor as well as beams supporting the floor above. In the front (street side) of this floor there is a spacious living area with sofa’s and widescreen SMART TV. This is a great area to relax.

Away from the street there is a large dining table in the back of this floor. You will find an open kitchen. The kitchen is fully equipped including a fridge, dishwasher, oven, microwave, kettle, coffeemaker and so on.

It is not hard to imagine enjoying a spending an evening with a good diner and equally good conversations at the dining table with dimmed light shining from the chandelier. With ample heating present, the smells from the kitchen and friends swapping stories at the table, this is typically what the Dutch will call “gezellig”. The word “gezellig” is considered to be an example of untranslatability, and is one of the hardest words to translate. Some consider the word to encompass the heart of Dutch culture.

The back-house is a more recent addition to the building and is most likely only 200 years old. In the back house we have installed a washing machine/dryer as well as a full bathroom with bath tub, standing shower, toilet and double vanity sink.

One floor up with the beautiful open stairs there is the floor with two bedrooms, a bathroom and a separate toilet. There is one (twins) in the back, and the master bedroom in the front on the street side (optional with twins, on request). The bedrooms do not have attic rooms above them so you can see the beams that support the pointed roof 4 meters higher. On this floor located in between the two bedrooms is the bathroom with a sink and a rain shower, there is also a separate toilet.

The beautiful antique wooden roof-beams are visible here, instilling one with a deep sense of history that is present throughout the entire house.


Central location (Jordaan)

WiFi internet

Cabled ethernet connection in each room

Carbon neutral energy

Check in at apartment


Widescreen SMART TV

Cable reception

80 m2

2 bedrooms

Open kitchen

Complete kitchen inventory

Microwave / Oven




2 bathrooms; 1 with shower and 1 with shower in bathtub

1 additional separate toilet


Washing machine / Dryer

Iron and ironing board

English Guide books

Bed linen and towels are provided

No Smoking

No party policy

Location description

The house is built against the old sea dike that protected Amsterdam. On one side of this charming little street there is the Brouwersgracht (brewers canal) and on the other side there is the Haarlemmerstraat.

From the Brouwersgracht one has access to the entire canal ring and this is a great spot to relax and watch the boats go by. The many restaurants and bars in the canal ring and Jordaan area are just a few minutes walking away.

The Haarlemmerstraat is a shopping street with many boutique shops and this street has been voted as the best shopping street of the Netherlands for three years running, due to its wide variety of shops, boutiques, cafes, restaurants, galleries and antique shops.

Nearby points of interest

Jordaan – 0 minutes walking

Centraal Station – 4 minutes walking

Dam Square – 5 minutes walking

Westerkerk/Anne Frank – 6 minutes walking

Spui – 7 minutes walking

9 Streets Area – 7 minutes walking

Flower Market – 9 minutes walking

Nieuwmarkt – 10 minutes walking

Rembrandt plein – 10 minutes walking

Leidseplein – 15 minutes walking

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks english, french, german, spanish, dutch, Frisian
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2018

About Wytse

I grew up in the hospitality business, with my parents running hotels and/or restaurants. Since 2005 I have been actively offering short stay apartment rentals in Amsterdam. In 2008 I purchased the Sonnenberg and have been managing the property ever since.

I love to share my experience of the wonderful city of Amsterdam. In my opinion the best way to see the city is with friends on an open canal boat on a nice day or evening.

Wytse purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Wytse chose Grachtengordel

I live in this property myself, or at least on the ground floor, the top house is all Authentic Jordaan. The awesome thing about the area is that it still has the unique charm of a small time neighborhood, and everybody knows each other.

What makes this apartment unique

- Location

- historic charm

- newly renovated

- 2 full bathrooms

Guestbook comments from the manager

Nous étions deux familles avec des ados. Très confortable pour 6 personnes.. L'appartement est très bien situé (tout près de la gare et du centre).

L'appartement est propre et correctement équipé. La propriétaire est serviable et charmant.

Attention les escaliers sont raides (pas pour très jeunes enfants et personnes âgées ou à mobilité réduite).

Allez-y :)
Sep 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Grachtengordel, Netherlands

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Toilet - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , can be 2 singles on request
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
    Living - 1 cot , On request
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
We supply some basics for the first day such as; - dishwashing soap - coffee - tea - sugar - creamer - washing soap - toilet paper - trash bag - pepper - salt - olive oil - paper towels - toilet paper


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Luxury Jordaan - 2 BR & 2 Bath - Central Location on UNESCO site
average rating of 4.785714 based on 19 reviews

Incredible experience in the best location!

  • 5 of 5

This is a TRUE Amsterdam experience, the property is right in the center of Amsterdam with all of the attractions at walking distance. The Haarlemmerstraat offers great boutique shopping and plenty of restaurants, and the Jordaan and canals are right at your doorstep. The owner is very responsive and the place was cleaned well upon our arrival.

Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 08/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great apartment for groups, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at Authentic Jordaan Apartment during the summer. We were 4 adults and 3 children (6, 5 and 3 years). Check-in and communication with Wytse was very easy and the apartment was well equipped and furnished. The children loved the novelty of climbing up and down the traditional steep stairs and the open plan kitchen-dining-lounge area was perfect for our family holiday. The traditional style of the house was really endearing - our group was from the UK and Australia so we loved being in a traditional Amsterdam house.The location was in a great spot for transport links around Amsterdam and also for excursions out of the city and getting to the airport. Plenty of supermarkets, shops and restaurants on your doorstep too. Highly recommend for groups and families too.

  • Review Submitted: 24/11/2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Location

  • 5 of 5

This is a great apartment in an excellent location. The place is old but neat and well-kept, and is walking distance to the canals, the train station, and a bunch of wonderful restaurants and shops. We had a great time staying there and wished we were there for longer. I highly recommend eating breakfast at Vinnies (which is literally a stones throw away). We didn't ride bikes, but there is a bike rental place next door if you're interested. Wytse was waiting for us at the apartment when we got there and was very nice and helpful with our questions. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 29/06/2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice appartment and very well located

  • 5 of 5

Very nice appartment, with all necessities !!

Very well located, in a dynamic neighborhood.

Nevertheless, the bathroom is very small, and we told us to be ready at 11h the last day but nobody came in reality to take the keys. We finally left the house with the keys in it only after I contact the person in charge of arrivals and departures who said to me that he would come around 2 hours later.

  • Review Submitted: 06/04/2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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High quality apartment

  • 5 of 5

A great apartment in a great city. Wyste is a magnificent host who was prompt to meet us and contactable throughout our stay. When I return to the city I will always look first to see if Wyste's apartment is free to use again.

  • Review Submitted: 31/03/2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location in centre of town

  • 5 of 5

The property is walking distance from the train station, off a Main Street with bio supermarkets and cute shops. We had a group of 7 girls, clean and enough beds. Couldn't get the cooker hob to work but other than that is was ideal for what we were looking for. Only 1 bathroom which was tiny, but even with 7 girls we managed to make it work. Would stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 10/03/2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Schiphol (AMS) Amsterdam Airport
Nearest Barpub
87 Metres
Cafe Harlem
Nearest Ferry
27 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Amsterdamse Golf Club
Nearest Train
440 Metres
Amsterdam Centraal Station
Nearest Motorway
3.6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
27 Metres
Het Warenhuis
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Snowplanet - Velsen/Spaarnwoude
Nearest Beach
27 Kilometres
Zandvoort aan Zee
Car: not necessary

Within 400 meters of the apartment you can find many shops and restaurants. The shops are all of a boutique type, so no usual suspects in this area. The restaurants vary from good value student restaurants to top of the bill, and from Tibetan cuisine to soul food, from breakfast to deli take outs.

For children and adults of all ages there are two playgrounds in the direct area, with climbing racks, swings, sandboxes, football pitch and basketball court. Must see Museums within about 15-20 minutes walking/tram include; Anne Frank house, Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk Museum, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam Historical Museum and Canal House Museum. But there are at least 30 or 40 other museums nearby that are also worth visiting.

Without writing down an entire guide to the city of Amsterdam, this location will give you an excellent base to discover the many aspects of this world famous cosmopolitan city.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Grachtengordel, Netherlands

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning and handling AU$160.78

Please note that pricing is an approximation, for a precise quote please send an enquiry. Rates include all taxes and charges.

Prices for high demand dates may be as much as 30-40% higher than the indicative rates on this site. Rates may also be lower due to low demand or if your dates are very attractive.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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