About the home
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.
This Amsterdam house has five floors, and is split into two completely separate apartments which share one entrance into a shared hallway. The owner of the house lives on the ground floor, and is always willing to help out, give advice or just have a friendly neighborly chat with you. The top 3 floors comprise the Authentic Jordaan apartment.
This Amsterdam apartment is located on the top three floors. Two flights of stairs are steep and one is a moderately steep. One enters the shared hallway of the house on the beletage, after climbing a small set stone stairs. From here there is a staircase that leads up to the apartment itself. In the hallway there are some chairs and a table that can be used to sit out on the street, as is usual for people who live in this area.
From the hallway the first set of stairs leads to the first floor of the house and the door to the Authentic Jordaan apartment. 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 (one is a sleeping sofa) and widescreen TV with DVD player and soundsystem. This is a great area to relax after or before a day of exploring all the sights of Amsterdam. Away from the street there is a large dining table that can seat 8 in the back of this floor. You will find an open kitchen 2 steps up in the backhouse. The back-house is a more recent addition to the building and is most likely only 200 years old. The kitchen is fully equipped including a dishwasher.
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.
One floor up with the steep stairs there is the floor with one bedroom (twins) in the back, and the master bedroom in the front on the street side (optional with twins, on request). The back bedroom does not have an attic room above it so you can see the beams that support the pointed roof. On this floor located in between the two bedrooms is the bathroom, with a toilet, sink, and a bath with shower.
Lastly, of the attic floor is only on the front side of the house and has. 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)
Carbon neutral energy
Check in at apartment
Sound system (ipod)
3 bedrooms (1 double + 2 twins or 3 twins)
1 sleeping sofa (double)
Sleeps 8 (guest #6, #7 and #8 at additional cost and upon request)
Complete kitchen inventory
Microwave / Oven
Shower in Bath
Washing machine / Dryer
Iron and ironing board
English Guide books
Bed linen and towels are provided
No party policy
Child safety is low due to steep circular stairs (see stairs section)
The house is built against the old sea dike that protected Amsterdam. On one side of this charming little street there is the Brouwersgracht (brewers canal) and on the other side there is the Haarlemmerstraat.
From the Brouwersgracht one has access to the entire canal ring and this is a great spot to relax and watch the boats go by. The many restaurants and bars in the canal ring and Jordaan area are just a few minutes walking away.
The Haarlemmerstraat is a shopping street with many boutique shops and this street has been voted as the best shopping street of the Netherlands for three years running, due to its wide variety of shops, boutiques, cafes, restaurants, galleries and antique shops.
Nearby points of interest
Jordaan – 0 minutes walking
Centraal Station – 4 minutes walking
Dam Square – 5 minutes walking
Westerkerk/Anne Frank – 6 minutes walking
Spui – 7 minutes walking
9 Streets Area – 7 minutes walking
Flower Market – 9 minutes walking
Nieuwmarkt – 10 minutes walking
Rembrandt plein – 10 minutes walking
Leidseplein – 15 minutes walking
This apartment has 3 internal flights. From street level to the entrance there is a short stone flight of stairs up to the front door. From here there is a moderately steep flight of stairs to the Living/kitchen level. After that there is a steep staircase up to a floor with 2 bedrooms and the full bathroom. From this last level there is a single flight of stairs up to the attic bedroom. The stairs are steep and narrow, as is typical for a 400 year old house.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Zandvoort aan Zee, 27km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Hen and stag parties
|Access:||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 8, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
- Please note that even though we are flexible, minimum stay is always at least 2 nights
The Northern Holland / North Holland region
The province of North Holland is situated by the North Sea. Next to Amsterdam, there is a lot of interest in this province.
Visit the popular places by the sea like Zandvoort, Bergen aan Zee or Schoorl. It's worth while to visit our beauty full province.
The Amsterdam / Jordaan area
When in Amsterdam, you have to visit the main musea like the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh, the Stedelijk Musuem or the Hermitage.
One of the latest hotspots is the new film museum Eye, located on the river IJ which crosses Amsterdam.
How to get there
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25 minutes travelling from Schiphol Amsterdam Airport (AMS) airport or 90 minutes from Eindhoven airport (EIN), around 5 minutes walking from Centraal Station in Amsterdam. Easy to reach by car as well.
We will provide very detailed information on how to get to the property upon booking.
Activities near Amsterdam
Golf within 30 mins drive
10 Sep 2012
We have stayed at the Jordan Apartment for 4 nights. It is a clean , beautifully decorated apartment. The owner was very helpful . I would definitely recommend this place.
07 Sep 2012
We liked the atmosphere of the house and the typically "Amsterdam-Design". The owner was very friendly and accomodating. Had some drinks sitting in front of the house on the street (with... more
30 Sep 2012
Nous étions deux familles avec des ados. Très confortable pour 6 personnes.. L'appartement est très bien situé (tout près de la gare et du centre).
L'appartement est propre et... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|11 Oct 12||4 Nov 12||£ 2100||£ 279||£ 379||Flexible|
|4 Nov 12||2 Dec 12||£ 2160||£ 269||£ 359||Flexible|
|2 Dec 12||21 Dec 12||£ 1830||£ 219||£ 319||Flexible|
|21 Dec 12||28 Dec 12||£ 2100||£ 299||£ 299||Flexible|
|28 Dec 12||2 Jan 13||£ 2800||£ 449||£ 449||5 Nights|
|2 Jan 13||28 Mar 13||£ 2100||£ 279||£ 379||1 Night|
|28 Mar 13||1 Jun 13||£ 2500||£ 309||£ 419||1 Night|
|Prices for group size 7|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|11 Oct 12||4 Nov 12||£ 2300||£ 309||£ 409||Flexible|
|4 Nov 12||2 Dec 12||£ 2370||£ 299||£ 389||Flexible|
|2 Dec 12||21 Dec 12||£ 2040||£ 249||£ 349||Flexible|
|21 Dec 12||28 Dec 12||£ 2300||£ 329||£ 329||Flexible|
|28 Dec 12||2 Jan 13||£ 3000||£ 479||£ 479||5 Nights|
|2 Jan 13||28 Mar 13||£ 2300||£ 309||£ 409||1 Night|
|28 Mar 13||1 Jun 13||£ 2710||£ 339||£ 449||1 Night|
|Prices for group size 8|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Overall||11 Oct 12||4 Nov 12||£ 2600||£ 339||£ 439||Flexible|
|4 Nov 12||2 Dec 12||£ 2580||£ 329||£ 419||Flexible|
|2 Dec 12||21 Dec 12||£ 2250||£ 279||£ 379||Flexible|
|21 Dec 12||28 Dec 12||£ 2600||£ 359||£ 359||Flexible|
|28 Dec 12||2 Jan 13||£ 3470||£ 509||£ 509||5 Nights|
|2 Jan 13||28 Mar 13||£ 2600||£ 339||£ 439||1 Night|
|28 Mar 13||1 Jun 13||£ 2920||£ 369||£ 479||1 Night|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday and Saturday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
As rates vary a lot please request a quote when asking about availability. The pricing system offered does give a good estimate, but does not allow for all pricing to be accurately reflected all the time. In general rates vary from 40 - 90 EUR per person per night.
Rates for 5 person occupancy is 30 EUR less than that of 6 persons.
Rates for most Thursday and Sunday nights are 50 EUR more than advertised.
Also please note that my minimum stay varies between 2 and 5 nights depending on variations in demand.Enquire now
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