|Rental type||Apartment / Condominium|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
|Living space||50 square meters|
Suitable for childrenAsk
Suitable for the elderlyNo
|Theme||Historic, Luxury, Romantic, City, Downtown|
Description from the owner
Award Winning 2011, Canal View Apartment finds itself in an original Amsterdam Canal House, located at the center of the Amsterdam UNESCO world heritage canal belt.
The apartment offers a breathtaking view of the Singel canal and surroundings that will put you right in the middle of 17Th century Amsterdam.
The house has just been renovated and has kept its historical character, offering at the same time all the comforts modern living requires.
This lively neighborhood features a wide selection of cosy restaurants, the best museums, cultural activities and local shops at walking distance.
Canal View Apartment Amsterdam Center AwardWinner
Amsterdam, North Holland, Holland (Netherlands)
Additional Location Information
Canal View Apartment is on walking distance of all musea and tourist attractions:
Van Gogh museum, Rijksmuseum, Anne Frank House, Flower Market, Photographic Museum, night-life, Red Light District, shopping, canal boat trips, bars, restaurants and more.
Location Type City, Downtown
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in EUR) (change)
|Rate Summary||$129 - $162||$129 - $175||$0||$0||3 nights|
|Feb. 28 2013 - Mar. 27 2013
|Mar. 28 2013 - Dec. 29 2013
High Season 2013
|All Other Dates||$129||$129||-||-||3 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Damage deposit - $194 / stay - Security Deposit
- Tax rate - 6% of rental - Tax
Additional notes from owner
For Special Events, Holidays time the price and the minimum stay can change!
Week-end night it means Friday-Saturday-Sunday
For a confirmed reservation a personal credit card data will be asked, however your credit card will NOT be charged*.
Only in case of no show or cancellation your credit card will be charged (please see below)!
Credit card details is only needed to guarantee the reservation.
If you don't have a personal credit card you can also doing a reservation by bank transfer.
Please contact us for more details.
Cancellations more than 15 days prior to arrival:
Cancellations less than 15 days prior to arrival: 1 night charge
Cancellation less than 7 days prior to arrival: 50% of total amount
Cancellation less than 72 hours prior to arrival and no show: 100% of total amount due
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: April 02, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
We would definitely recommend this apartment. The location is superb, next door to one of the best bakeries in amsterdam, a fantastic view and brilliant location. Minnie had every guide book going and a list of great restaurants nearby. The apartment was spotless too and had a vast selection of tea's and great coffee.
We stayed on a really cold week in February and the apartment was really warm.
Our host couldn't have been more charming - he greeted us on arrival, and gave us plenty of useful information regarding local eateries and attractions. We ran into him several times during our stay and he was always most helpful.
The apartment was great: the location suited us perfectly. Spui is a great area for eating, 10 minutes walk to the Rijks in one direction and even less time to wander down to Dam square in the other direction.
The steps up to the apartment are somewhat daunting at first, but after a couple of trips up and down, you get to handle them like a true native. And it is good training if you plan to visit the anne Frank House or the Rembrant House in the course of your stay.
The bathroom wasn't the biggest that we have seen in our travels, but that did not cause us any problem. The apartment was spotlessly clean - my wife has a 'thing' about cleanliness - and she gave top marks on that score. The apartment has been lovingly furnished, including many art books, if you want to improve your knowledge in that area.
The view is fantastic: overlooking the canal - we enjoyed relaxing with a bottle of wine and selection of cheeses while enjoying the view. Local supermarket just around the corner, as well as a selection of bakeries. And no shortage of cafes and restaurants if you want to enjoy a good meal.
Overall, a great place to stay; wonderful apartment; great neighborhood; and easy walking distance to all the attractions of the city.
This is a really lovely apartment with a great view over the canal. Very well placed with some excellent restaurants and shops nearby. No noise at night as the bedroom is at the back. Very helpful owner and plenty of local info in the apartment. Would definitely go back!
Excellent apartment in central location
Making the booking was very easy and emails with all info were promptly sent. Arriving at the apartment we were met by Minne who kindly carried a suitcase up the very steep set of stairs into the apartment. The apartment took up the whole of the first floor and was in excellent condition. Minne gave a welcoming talk and gave tips on where to eat and buy groceries etc he also gave us an extra set of keys. We were warned about the need to pay cash upfront but we weren't aware of the need to pay a deposit. This wasn't a problem and it was paid back to us on the day before we left. The apartment had everything we needed including an excellent coffee machine and effective central heating. We also accessed the wi-fi. The bedroom was small and the bed fitted across the whole of the width so you had to crawl into bed and there wasn't anywhere to put your phone (for an alarm) or a glass of water. There is one rail to hang up clothes but no where to store underwear or socks so suitcase was used as storage for these. That said the bedroom was very quiet and comfortable. The bathroom again was small but very clean with a good shower and the underfloor heating was good. We found the location of the apartment to be very central to all the main sites and near to nightlife but not near the hen/stag party venues. We found some excellent restaurants in the road parallel to the flower market 5 minutes from the apartment. We would highly recommend this apartment with its fabulous views and would not hesitate in booking again as we had a great visit and the apartment allowed us to have a much more relaxed break as opposed to staying in a hotel.
Bradford, United Kingdom
A wonderfully modern apartment in a beautiful, central location.
We stayed for three nights in this fantastic apartment after reading glowing reviews and looking at the great reviewer photographs. It lived up to our high expectations completely and utterly, and we are definitely considering booking another stay in the future.
It is in a typical old amsterdam canal-side townhouse, but a very tasteful modernisation has rendered it extremely comfortable, and it has been made homely and individual with prints, arty bric-a-brac and books.
The bed was absolutely huge and took up the whole of the small bedroom to the rear, but once you climbed in, it offered a wondeful night's sleep. The bathroom had an excellent shower and a nice selection of toiletries.
Minne was there to welcome us and answer any questions we had. He had very good advice on what to see that might not be on the average tourist's radar. The nearby hidden courtyard being a good example - don't miss it! There was an impressive selection of guide books for guests' use, as well as recommendations for local restaurants to suit any budget. Minne was also very understanding when we had to slightly extend our check-out time because we had booked tickets to see anne Frank's house on the last morning.
As for the location, it really can't be beaten. It is in a part of town which does not have very many hotels, but absolutely loads of beauty and character, with fascinating shops and lots of bars, restaurants and cafes on the doorstep. At the same time you never felt far from any of the major attractions, and we got around just fine on foot and by jumping on and off the (incredibly frequent) trams.
To sum up, a great place to stay if you want to feel a part of a beautiful city. It was my first time in amsterdam, and I'm sure I'll be back. (My partner had been before and didn't need any persuading!) It weaves quite a spell, and this apartment only added to the magic.
Excellent location, perfect apartment
This apartment lives up to its high ratings. It was easy to book and check in, convenient to get to, great neighbourhood, restaurants and shops, very helpful host (Minne), clean and well equipped overall. You will have no problems getting on foot anywhere in downtown.
Location, location, location!!!
Great location, great neighborhood!!! We had a great experience in amsterdam, we love the city and the entire atmosphere around everywhere.
Sometimes pictures/descriptions are not enough to showcase how nice, clean, organized and well prepared everything were for our visit. People in charge of the apartment were very friendly, helpful and nice to us. They had a great deal of information/brochures for almost everything you need during your stay.
Apartment has awesome views to the canal, big windows and skylights; love the kitchen. There are supermarket/grocery stores withing walking distance.
Location, location is everything! Keep in mind that. It's worth every penny.
Ho soggiornato in questo splendido appartamento lo scorso agosto, tramite una richiesta inviata al City Center B&B; che, non avendo stanze libere, mi ha offerto questa alternativa.
L'appartamento è centralissimo. Le finestre bianche dell'elegante soggiorno si affacciano sul canale Singel. Molto pulito e finemente arredato l'appartamento è situato in una posizione che consente di muoversi tranquillamente in città senza bisogno di utilizzare i mezzi pubblici.
Il proprietario dell'appartamento è stato con noi estremamente gentile e disponibile. All'arrivo elenca una serie di regole che vuole vengano rispettate e ciò permette di mantenere l'appartamento in ottimo stato.
All'angolo sotto casa, a sinistra, c'è un bar che prepara ottimi caffè e torte; per chi non volesse prepararsi la colazione al mattino lo consiglio vivamente.
Made such a difference.
I am remiss in waiting so long to review this lovely apartment, because it was so wonderful. It really made our stay in amsterdam. You can see by the photos of the living room that the view is phenomenal. It rained while we were there, but in the evening we sat in the living room sipping a glass of wine and watching the rain and the bicycle traffic. It was absolutely beautiful.
The location is so central that it is convenient to everything and the owner is happy to provide recommendations and directions. I wondered how different our visit would have been if we had stayed in a regular hotel. I think I would have had a very different perception of amsterdam overall. I very much hope to stay here again for a longer time.
The apartment in meticulously clean and very quiet. The bedroom is tucked in the back and taken up almost entirely by the very comfortable bed. The apartment is compact and efficient with a tiny bathroom. This is only a problem if you have some notion of lounging in a bubble bath.
I highly recommend this apartment.
Dale & Barbara
We stayed at this wonderful apartment for a week at the end of april. The canal view from the living room was always entertaining. The apartment is extremely comfortable and very well equipped. And it is well located for all tourist attractions, good restaurants and lovely shops. The owner is most pleasant and very helpful. We feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to rent this delightful apartment!
Great location and great comfortable apartment
The apartment itself was a highlight of our trip to amsterdam. Great location on a nice street, close to many shops, restaurants and walking distance to many tourist sights. Apartment was very comfortable, clean and homey. We would definitely stay there again our next time to amsterdam.
Great place to stay in amsterdam
Very good location, within walking distance of many of the city's sights and museums. Easy to get to and from the Central Station. The canal view from the living room is very nice. The stairs in the house are narrow and very steep, which is typical of older houses in amsterdam. I managed to get my 28-inch suitcase up and down the stairs, and wouldn't bring anything bigger than that.
Perfectly located, beautiful apartment
Spent 4 nights at this lovely apartment and although was probaly more expensive than an Hotel - well worth it. Beautifully decorated, comfortable apartment in an ideal location for all the sights most of which were within walking distance.
The owner who meets you on arrival is full of useful information and tips for eating, drinking and things to do - all his recommendations for food were excellent.
We especially enjoyed a trip further afield to Volendam & Marken - dont bother with the organised tour - just catch the bus from Central Station to Volendam then the ferry over to Marken and then the bus back from there!
All in all a great short break.
Ideal location, wonderful accommodations, gracious & knowledgeab
For five nights in late September, we rented the top-floor apartment of this picturesque and very well-maintained building centrally located on the Singel canal. The apartment itself was newly furnished, modern, and comfortable, complete with a washer & dryer, and amazing views of the canal, the street, the skyline. The stairs to our top floor apartment were steep and windy and we had too much luggage; however, we managed with help from the owner, Minne. If a person has trouble climbing stairs or comes with lots of heavy luggage, we recommend the lovely ground floor apartment.
The owner accommodated our request to arrive earlier than arranged, and he was both extremely gracious and informative in suggesting restaurants and sights. But even more importantly, he was generous in answering our questions and sharing his knowledge of amsterdam, both historical and current. We could not have asked for a better experience. We felt very fortunate to have found this gem of a place.
Central and beautiful location.
We received great service at the Canal View apartment. The owner greeted us on arrival and was very helpful, showed us around the apartment then recommended sights and restaurants to visit while there.
The apartment was a good size for two and had everything you would need, the bathroom was a little small but they all are in amsterdam. The only thing i didn't like was the steep stairs to our room, but all houses have these to, just pack lightly.
Would definitley recommend to others.
Wonderful Stay in amsterdam
A delightful apartment on the Singel canal. Clean, close to a wonderful bakery and within walking distance of museums, this apartment has one real bonus--an owner with an encyclopedic knowledge of amsterdam who is willing to offer any and all advice you might need.
We had a lovely stay at the Canal View apartment.
Minne was great with giving us directions, providing us with suggestions and helping us get familiar with the city.
The location is very convenient and the apartment is well maintained and clean.
The apartment comes with a price but it`s worth every cent. the location is just ideal to explore the city, go shopping, find nearby bars and restaurants. The ambience of this place, the view...you feel the amsterdam heartbeat. The owner (nice guy, young art prof) just finished the roof top terrace overlooking the city. awesome.
Lovely place for a romantic get away in amterdam
My wife and I spent a long weekend here and really enjoyed the experience. The place is clean, comfortable, and very conveniently located. The owner, an art history professor at the local university, takes good care of the apartment and his guests. He has great recommendations for places to visit and has organized the city's tourist attractions, including more off the beaten path places, in a neat and convenient binder, which he personally shares with his guests, pointing out the highlights of the city. There is a wonderful bakery downstairs, a lovely lunch place across the canal and a street full of restaurants and bars on the parallel street in back of the apartment. The place is one street away from the tram, which was our main form of transport to the farther away places throughout the city (very convenient). On the down side, the place has a very steep and narrow staircase so is not suitable for older, disabled or guests with very young children. The bathroom and bedroom are pretty small, but this is pretty typical of any amsterdam apartment so centrally located. In summary, we loved the place and would recommend it without reservation.
Joe & Hai
Comptche, California & Saigon
What a Wonderful Place to Stay!
We loved staying here. Relaxing in the living room watching life go by on the canal street. Running downstairs for an amazing morning pastry!And a close walk to a great eateries, museums and and sights. And Minne provided lots of good tips on local sights, activities, and eateries. We look forward to returning in the future.
Ready to fall in love with amsterdam?
My wife and I stayed here for 5 days in summer 2011. Minne (owner) is an excellent host and instantly makes you feel a part of the nearby community (take note of his restaurant recommendations). We were initially hesitant about spending more on this rental in comparison to other nearby or similar rentals. Ultimately the view from the Tripadvisor photos was the main reason we booked this apartment. However upon arrival we quickly realized this apartment offers superior location and amenities... Reliable wifi, washer/dryer, coffee maker, modern decor, public transport two steps away, grocery store 1/2 block away. Without a doubt, worth every euro to stay here. Stay here and you might just fall in love with amsterdam - we did.
Great apartment in a central location. Clean and well run. Thanks!
May be the best choice to stay in amsterdam
The facility in the appartment is excellent to couples for traveling in the city. The view in front of the appartment and near by the canal is quite beautiful. The location is perfect and close to tram stop which links to a convenient traffic network. Furthermore, house owner is very nice and friendly to provide us any assistance. So, we are sure that we will come back again.
Johannesburg, South Africa
Great apartment and stay!
This apartment is ideally located in the centre of amsterdam. It was extremely cosy and the service provided by our host could not have been better. The apartment had all the facilities we could have wished for, and we got excellent advice on which attractions, restaurants, etc. to visit and which to avoid. Overall it was a wonderful stay!
We stayed at the 4 th floor, get used to the Dutch stairs was a little tiring but very fun, perfect apartment for a couple,wonderful welcome from the owner
Great place and location, friendly and helpful owner
Ive been to amsterdam over 30 times and prefer to stay in appartments - this one is really good, the only potential downside is the steep stairs (which are pretty common in the Dam) - The location is excellent - as is the view out of the window. The owner met me on check in to explain the no-smoking policy and go through some of the books / recommendations for the local area. I scaled the stairs for my smoking sessions which was fine. Would definately consider staying here again in the future.
great position in great city
This apartment was light and comfotable with a great view over singel canal. living area was very nice, bedroom was small with no wardrobe to put clothes meant living out of suitcase. Kitchenette was small but servicable and bathroom was clean but small. Stairs to apartment on 1st floor were incredibly steep, but would stay there again in a heartbeat. The living area, the position and the view out the window more than made up for its shortcomings. Amsterdam itself is a great city. Just hire some bikes and go exploring .
We stayed in this apartment for 4 nights. When we arrived, the owner was waiting for us and gave us a brief introduction to the apartment. He provided us with great maps and tourist information. The apartment was very clean and stocked with all the things that we needed during our stay. There is a wonderful bakery below the apartment, and a great cafe just across the canal. The apartment is situated in a perfect location, right next to the tram line, and within walking distance to many tourist attractions. Highly recommended!
Fantastic central independent living
Just fantastic - great apartment in the cetre of town - would definitely recommend!
Brian & K
Exceeding Our Expectations
We spent a week in this delightful apartment which is so close to the major sites (on foot), close to great restaurants and useful shops. Great view over Singel canal (people watching is fun) and the owner was helpful and friendly. His suggestions shaped an exciting bike trip into the country, through seaside villages and between fervent pastures to an interesting island. The highlight of our stay. We would not think of staying anywhere else on our next visit.
Dave and Jim
Bury lancashire England
canal view apartment
Excellent location in the very heart of amsterdam walking distance to all that this capital city has to offer.
plenty of bars restaurants coffee shops close by.
It was great to meet Minne the owner who was a great guy very pleasant and very informative.
The apartment was beautiful, extremely clean, and centrally located. The owner is super nice and was very helpful and accommodating. I would absolutely recommend this apartment!
Great location. Super views.
Fantastic canal view which makes the location very atmospheric - it's great to relax and watch the world go by outside your window. The only downside is that the 2 roof terraces will not be accessible until safety railings are installed soon, so that will be a good reason to go there again! Excellent reception and support from Minne, the owner.
Ik ben zo terug!
New York City
This is the best accommodation you could ask for! The apartment is right on the canal, with a wall-sized window overlooking the canal, right in the center of real (i.e., not touristy) Amsterdam. The best restaurants, bars, etc. are steps away and if you want to do the touristy stuff, that's about 15 min walk away. The apartment is meticulous, newly renovated and very clean. The owner is an amsterdam native who loves his city and eager to make sure you have the best experience possible. I could not recommend this highly enough!! A true find!
Great apartment on beautiful canal - very central location!
This was a perfect place to stay - easy to get to so many places, beautiful view from the living room - close to delicious restaurants, easy and tasty coffee to make and kitchen so you can keep breakfast things or beer or wine and snacks! The bedroom is literally just big enough for the bed (no room on either side) but it doesn't matter. The hosts are wonderful as well.
Lovely location, great landlord
We spent 3 days at the "Canal View apartment", great location, although the stairs (69 steep steps, to be precise) will be a problem for some people. The owner (I don't know if he wants his name published) gave us the basics for tourism in amsterdam, even putting at our disposal city guides and giving us suggestions even to the next leg of our trip. Definitely a place to go back.
When in Amsterdam
Beautiful place and great location
We rented this cozy apartment for our 4-day stay in amsterdam. It was really a treat to get to come back to a beautifully renovated and well decorated place after a day of sight seeing. The view of the canal from the large bay windows was really soothing. Overall I highly recommend it. I would only forewarn about the large cash deposit that was required upon arrival...not ideal for international travelers given the cash limits of most atms...prepare in advance!
Very nice, clean, comfortable, renovated flat. Be prepared to climb the Dutch stairway! The location is ideal & Minne is a great host.
I stay often in amsterdam as part of my work and business and found this apartment perfect for a 2 week stay. It is a fantastic location and walking distance from all hotspots. The apartment is a true dutch canal house and for an insight to high-end amsterdam living with newly refurbished modern interior. Located on the 1st floor of the building it has a beautiful view of the canal to which turns into a very romantic scene in the evenings. Although the apartment is very central it is tucked away enough for a silent undisturbed sleep. The bed was so comfortable I found it extra difficult to wake up in the mornings for work. The landlord Minne is a very lovely welcoming man who was attentive for any needs I required. Overall a brilliant apartment and highly recommended.
Island of Malta, Malta
Me and my friend had a very good stay in this apartment situated in an excellent location and with great views over the canal. The apartment is modern and clean. The host was friendly and ready to help. Looking forward to visit amsterdam again and stay here again !
Lebanon, New Jersey
Wonderful location on the Singel canal!
After searching the internet for hotels in amsterdam for a 5 day stay and encountering mixed results; we finally decided to pursue staying in a B&B;, something we have always enjoyed in the us. We found what sounded like the perfect place, the City Center Bed and Breakfast. The problem was that they were fully booked during the time of our trip. However, they referred us to someone that had a newly-renovated apartment for rent right on the Singel canal and at an affordable price. We secured our reservation with a credit card and hoped we had made the right choice.
The first floor apartment (one flight up a very steep stairway) was delightful. The owner, who lives upstairs, saw us coming and ran down to get our luggage for us. He then showed us the apartment, which consisted of a nice sized living/dining room with large windows overlooking the canal, a small fully-equipped kitchen area complete with coffee, a small bathroom/shower room, and a bedroom just the width of a queen size bed. There was not much room to store luggage or clothing, but we made it work for our relatively short stay. We prepared our breakfasts every day with supplies purchased at a nearby albert Heijn supermarket. The neighborhood near Spui was full of cafes, restaurants, shops, and plenty of access to trams. We bought a 5 day tram ticket and explored many different parts of the city. The apartment was clean, well furnished, and the owner was very helpful in finding places to eat and sights to see. We will definitely go back to this apartment on our next visit.
Spacious apartment, great for long term stays
Spacious apartment right on the Singel Canal, 20 minute walk from the train station. Close to shopping, museums, restaurants. Host was very friendly. The stairs to the second floor apartment are very narrow and steep; large suitcases will be a challenge to get up the stairs. We only had carry-ons and even they were awkward (the owner did offer to help). Wifi worked great once I got on - hopefully the owner has simplified the key.
The bathroom with shower and heated floor was great. Everything we needed for our short term stay was there. Great coffee machine too.
Beautiful apartment in fantastic location
This apartment's perfect location - right in the middle of the city - means that everything is within walking distance; museums, shops and nightlife.
Added to this the modern apartment has everything you could need; from an extra length king size bed, guide books, a washer dryer and a great coffee machine.
The owner Minne will also give you great tips on the best local eateries.
We had an amazing stay, and will definitely stay there again when we return to amsterdam.
Very nice place, nice channel sights, right in the city center, walkable distances for the entire city.
And very nice people, very good service, familiar and pleasant. I'll repit as soon as I can.
Enjoy your stay.
This was perfect for us- good location, clean,and the owner was
This was the best! We were delighted with everything about this apartment. The bedroom was a bit small, but we didn't go to amsterdam to stay in a bedroom anyway.
Everything was very clean and we even had fresh fruit waiting for us. The windows looked out over a canal and it was great to relax and enjoy the view. The location was perfect, close to public transportation and a wonderful neighborhood. The owner recommended several places to eat in the area and we were extremely happy with each one. The value was excellent and we will recommend it to anyone who might be travelling to amsterdam. It was on the second floor, so it would not be good for a person who was physically disabled. There was a couch that turned into a bed so it could be ok for a couple with 1-2 children. Although we never made anything but tea in the kitchen,it was nice to have the appliances available.