Binnenkant 1011 BG
Prepare to be surprised – this lovely early 20th century canal home is light, spacious and full of Old Amsterdam charm. Featuring 2 bedrooms, a fireplace, south-facing deck on the canal, a simple but effective kitchen, whirlpool bath and wheelhouse cabin with glorious panoramic views, this home’s charms will stay with you long after you have moved on.
Entrance via wheelhouse. This space is lovely when the sun comes out, and is the best spot for a cup of coffee in the morning, a bite of lunch with a good book, and a drink by sundown. Watch the world go by with views of the canal houses and monumental edifices all around. Ready to retire? A few steps take you into the canal boat itself, to the guest room. A door leads through to the main space, a long and wide room with lots of south-facing skylights and windows on the canal.
With the open kitchen adjacent to the dining table, the vintage lounge set situated around the fireplace, and a desk area to the rear, this cosy space offers lots of privacy and creature comforts.
A hall with closets and door separates the lounge from the bedroom. The bedroom has a big romantic bed with stained glass skylight, as well as a great bath in which to lounge after a weary day.
The deck outside, facing south and with views of the canal houses to the other side of the canal, is the envy of the area. One can access it from out of the canal boat’s lounge, or from the wheelhouse upstairs, so it is easy to go out with a drink or a bite to eat when the weather is pleasant.
Situated on a broad and quiet canal lined with old Amsterdam canal houses, and yet only ten minutes walk from Amsterdam Central Station, this home is ideally located to explore Amsterdam, but also in order to live in Amsterdam and work outside in the office precincts. The beautiful Scheepvaarthuis – Art-Deco shipping headquarters from the early 20’s – forms an ornate decor behind the Old Amsterdam Perseverance and now serves as a hotel. Restaurants are to be found in plenty all around. The Nieuwmarkt with its cafe’s restaurants, organic market and supermarket, not to mention Chinatown with its many eateries are also a mere five minutes walk away.