Unique 17th century well maintained canal house with a renewed foundation, many original details, two fireplaces, an open gas fireplace, a garden, a roof terrace, a secure flat roof with a wealth of plants. Also a spacious basement with pantry and bathroom located on one of the most beautiful canals in Amsterdam, the Leidsegracht, between the Keizers- and Herengracht. The property has destination: Mixed 1, therefore you can also have an office in the property. The property is also suitable for several residents.
In the immediate vicinity you will find the Museumplein, concert hall, theater and the popular 9-Streets with numerous nice shops and cozy restaurants. Also the Jordaan, Leidseplein / Leidsestraat and the Vondelpark are literally within walking distance.
The building has a beautiful neck gable with claw pieces with fruit and flower motifs. Pavement with a rarely preserved 17th-century curb (pavement baluster).
Via a low outside staircase you reach the first floor, entrance to the house. You enter a spacious light room with vide. Seating area at the rear with double doors giving access to the nice city garden and storage.
Behind the living room is a closed kitchen with various built-in appliances and with access to the spacious separate toilet with sink.
On this floor is a spacious work / living room with original monumental fireplace from 1663 with an open gas fireplace. This is a beautiful room from where, because of the vide, you have a clear view over the ground floor and the
canal. Also from here access to the flat with many plants and Portuguese pottery jars.
Here the sitting room has been created with a wood-burning fireplace. A sunny room with a beautiful view over the canal. The modern kitchen is located at the rear and equipped with all built-in appliances.
Landing, the master bedroom gives access to the en-suite bathroom with bathtub, washbasin, toilet and sauna. The second light-filled bedroom is at the front and has a wood-burning fireplace.
Landing with laundry room. Two good bedrooms. Second bathroom with bathtub, sink and toilet.
Here are two storage rooms and a lovely roof terrace with a view over the canal and the city, where you can enjoy the sun.
This basement is half below street level with patio doors to the street. A perfect space to use for an au pair / nanny or as an office space. At the front a generous space for a living area and sleeping area. At the rear the bathroom with shower, sink, toilet and boiler room at the back.
The Leidsegracht is a wonderful example of the unparalleled appeal of Amsterdam. Around the corner are shops, cafes, theaters, Concertgebouw and cinemas. The canal is quiet with varying green trees and historic facades.
The Leidsegracht was part of the Uitleg van Amsterdam and marked the boundary between the first and the second phase of the construction of the canals. Between 1615 and 1658, the Leidsegracht was the Southern boundary of the city. The canal got its name in 1658 and was named after the city of Leiden.
Excellent public transport connections via various tram and bus lines. The Central Station and the Vondelpark are only five cycling minutes away. Excellent parking options, both on the street through a permit system or in a nearby parking garage.
- Private land;
- Destination: mixed 1;
- Foundation repair in 2004 (with the exception of the extension);
- Rear painting was done in 2019 and the front was done in 2018;
- Entire building on the canal;
- National monument;
- Garden, roof terrace and secured flat roof;
- Original 17th century staircase;
- Large and high basement;
- 2 central heating systems (owned, the main boiler has been renewed in 2020) and electric boiler (rent).
• Mechanical ventilation
Leidsegracht 8, 1016 CK Amsterdam
• On the waterfront • In town center • Clear view • Near waterway
€ 3.150.000 k.k.
Canal house, Terraced house
Surface and volume
Partial insulated glazing
Central heating, Electric boiler rent
(2020, Combined furnace, Owned)
West, 15 m², 214×695 cm
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Pieter Joep van den Brink
De Lairessestraat 123, 1075HH Amsterdam
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