2/3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 2/3 Living Rooms, Chef's Kitchen, Canal Views
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-Centrum
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.
Check-in: 2:30 pm
Check-out: 10:30 am
Toddlers need to be supervised around stairs
The stairs are quite steep. If you have fitness, weight or general health concerns, we do not recommend you rent here.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
We needed a last-minute place to rent for just a few days, Mark was so accommodating and we were able to instantly book it as we boarded the flight, we were traveling standby! It’s a wonderful cozy home, it was perfect for us and we had three people. The stairs are indeed very steep but we managed them just fine. Great neighborhood within walking distance to many shops and cafés, loved the bells from the Westerkerk nearby and it was the perfect way to find our way back. Lidia and Dirk were gracious hosts, check in and out were smooth and Lidia provided good shopping advice. Wonderful stay!
We'll be back!
The perfect family base for a week in Amsterdam. Prime location. Classic Dutch charm with just the right amount of modernization. We loved our time at New Holland House.
Beautiful Charming Property
We loved everything about this property! It’s Beautifully restored with everything you may need and more. Perfect location as well. The check in process was quick and easy and Lidia went over and above helping us out after we had already checked out. I would stay here again in a minute!!
Perfect house in which to walk to everything you might want to see in Amsterdam . The location could not have been more perfect
A wonderful five days
The property was exactly as advertised, very centrally located, with excellent access to central Amsterday. The home is beautifully appointed, a wonderful mix of old-world charm and modern convenience.
Charming from the outside, not the inside!
The location of the house was excellent. The layout of the house was very restrictive and disappointing. The large (by European Standards) bathroom on the main floor was very nice, except the bedrooms were on the third floor, not the main floor. The bathroom on the third floor was so small that the door would open out and hit the stairway bannister. You literally could only use the toilet and shower because the tiny sink was hidden under a shelf.
The property manager was not very welcoming or forthcoming with helpful information. She explained there was smoke coming out of the dryer so not to use it, she would get someone to fix it in a couple of days and she never did. Maybe that's why the luxurious towels were so stiff?
The online and email description of the amenities were very misleading. We were told the house would be freshly painted. Only the middle floor of the house was freshly painted. The first floor was very dusty, the rug under the "dining table" table was full of saw dust, looked like it was never cleaned from when they sanded the steep narrow steps. Because these steps were unfinished, there were no treads and they were very slippery. The wooden bookcase under the steps reeked of smoke. We had to buy our own disinfectant/air spray to cover up the smell. There were cobwebs and dust on the first floor and in the queen bedroom. Also, be prepared for people constantly looking into the front window of the house and taking pictures.
If there is any doubt about what I described, I'd be happy to provide pictures of the inside of this property, taken on the first day of our rental.
Hi Mindy. I am glad you appreciated the fresh painting of the house outside and the great location. I am most surprised by your comments about the cleanliness of the house as I expect the highest (luxury hotel) standards for the house - as all other reviews have appreciated. I apologise that the house wasn't immaculately cleaned (which appears to have been due to the building works before your arrival), and will take this up with our local manager to ensure that future guests experience the same 5 star experience that all other guests have had in the past. Mark
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.