Two bedroom apartment in Historic home in city centre of Amsterdam
Authentic Jordaan House description
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 close by 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 January 2018 the apartment is in its last phase of an expansive 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)
- WiFi internet
- Cabled ethernet connection in each room
- Carbon neutral energy
- Check in at apartment
- Widescreen SMART TV
- Cable reception
- 84 m2
- 2 bedrooms
- Open kitchen
- 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 Smoking
- No party policy