Unique 17th century well-maintained canal house with a new foundation, many original details, two fireplaces, an open gas fireplace, a patio garden, a roof terrace, a beautiful flat 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 building has destination: Mixed 1, so you can also keep an office in the building. The building 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. The Jordaan, Leidseplein / Leidsestraat and Vondelpark are also literally within walking distance.
The building has a beautiful neck gable with claw pieces with fruit and flower motifs. Sidewalk with rarely preserved 17th-century sidewalk fence (sidewalk baluster).
Through a low outside staircase you reach the ground floor, entrance to the house. You enter a spacious light room with loft. Rear seating area with double doors which give access to the fine city garden under architecture and storage. Behind the living room is a closed kitchen with various built-in appliances and with access to the spacious separate toilet with wash basin.
On this floor there is a spacious work / sitting room with an original monumental fireplace from 1663 with an open gas fireplace. This is a beautiful room from which, through the void, you have an unobstructed view of the lower floor and the canal. At the rear, a clear view of the inner gardens between the Heren- and Keizersgracht. From here you will also find access to the plateau with many plants and Portuguese earthenware jugs.
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 has all built-in appliances.
Landing, the master bedroom gives access to the en-suite bathroom with bath, washbasin, toilet and sauna. The second bedroom with lots of light is located at the front and has a wood-burning fireplace.
Landing with laundry room. Two good bedrooms. Second bathroom with bath, sink and toilet.
Here are two storage rooms and a lovely roof terrace with a view of the canal and the city, where you can sit in the sun.
This basement is located half under street level with French 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 central heating space at the back.
The Leidsegracht is a wonderful example of the unparalleled attractiveness of Amsterdam. Around the corner are shops, cafes, theaters, Concertgebouw and cinemas. The canal is quiet with varying greenery from the trees and historic facades.
The Leidsegracht was part of the Explanation of Amsterdam and marked the boundary between the first and the second phase of the construction of the canal belt. Between 1615 and 1658, the Leidsegracht was the southern boundary of the city. The canal got its name in 1658 and is named after the city of Leiden.
Excellent connections to public transport through various tram and bus lines. The Central Station and the Vondelpark are only five minutes by bike. Excellent parking options, both on the street through a permit system or in a nearby parking garage.
- Own ground;
- Destination: mixed 1;
- Foundation repair in 2004 (with the exception of the extension);
- Rear painting carried out in 2019 and the front carried out in 2018;
- Entire building on the canal;
- National monument;
- Patio garden and an official roof terrace on the 5th floor (sun all day);
- Original 17th century staircase;
- Large and high basement;
- 2 central heating boilers (owned, the main boiler has been renewed in 2020) and electric boiler (rental).
Leidsegracht 8, 1016 CK Amsterdam
• Near waterway • On the waterfront • In town center • Clear view
€ 3.000.000 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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