Sonnenberg Canal Apartments Amsterdam are located on the Herengracht canal, in the historic centre of Amsterdam. Surrounded by the famous nine-streets, these historic canal apartments were built in 1649 for the Sonnenberg family. It is one of the few apartment 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 winding staircase are original in the apartments. It is not hard to imagine this Dutch merchant family doing business from this very location. This family remained owners of these historic canal apartments well into the 19th century. Perhaps the heirs of these Sonnenberg’s are the same Sonnenberg’s as those who are among the ten richest families of the Netherlands.
This Amsterdam house has five floors, and is split into two completely separate apartments. Each apartment has its own entrance. But the two apartments can also be rented together, for those guests the connecting door will be unlocked. This way the guests have the entire house, comprising of two canal apartments to themselves. The bottom two floors is where the Snug Sonnenberg Canal Apartment is located, the top 3 floors comprise the Grand Sonnenberg Canal Apartment.
When travelling with friends or family to Amsterdam renting a vacation rental or holiday apartment is a great idea. The advantages of renting a canal apartment in Amsterdam are many. There is more privacy than a hotel or hostel can offer. One can cook ones own meals, be it breakfast or diner, and save money. And one gets to experience the city of Amsterdam from the perspective of a local, living in an Amsterdam apartment.