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 March 2018 the apartment is available again for rentals after expansive 15 month 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.
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)
Cabled ethernet connection in each room
Carbon neutral energy
Check in at apartment
Widescreen SMART TV
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 party policy
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