A beautifully restored townhouse from 1891. Situated on a quiet and family-friendly street, this property underwent a full renovation in 2017 while carefully preserving its original details and atmosphere. This modern family home boasts a well-thought-out layout with six bedrooms and five bathrooms. The west-facing backyard enjoys afternoon sun, and the rooftop terrace is sunlit throughout the day.
Enter via the ground floor vestibule and hallway, which features a guest toilet and an exquisite staircase. The bright living room with a fireplace is located at the front. This space is exceptionally luminous due to the high windows and 3.25-meter-high ceilings. The spacious kitchen-diner is situated at the rear. The living room and kitchen diner are separated by modern en-suite doors. The luxurious kitchen is equipped with an island featuring a breakfast bar. An original glass conservatory with stained glass windows overlooks the garden. Access to the garden is provided via an outdoor staircase from the kitchen diner.
The first floor accommodates two spacious bedrooms, each with built-in wardrobes. Each of these rooms has its own bathroom with a bathtub, toilet, double sink, and shower. The front bedroom includes a small balcony with street views.
The second-floor houses two more roomy bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. The bathroom at the front has a shower, toilet, and sink. The bathroom at the rear includes a bathtub, shower, sink, and toilet. There is also a laundry room with space for a washing machine and dryer on this floor.
The basement includes a fifth and sixth bedroom/office. The front room is suitable for use as a playroom or office. The rear bedroom features its own bathroom with a bathtub, shower, toilet, and double sink. The spacious west-facing backyard enjoys the afternoon sun, while the rooftop terrace, accessible from the staircase, is bathed in sunlight throughout the day.
Two hundred years ago, the Museumplein area was occupied by farms. In the early 19th century, the construction of the Museumkwartier began to create more living space. The influence of architect Cuypers is evident in this neighborhood; he not only designed the first homes but also created the Rijksmuseum in neo-Gothic style. The character of the area is akin to the era vividly depicted in Thomas Rosenboom's "Publieke Werken." This neighborhood is also defined by the Concertgebouw, built in the neo-Renaissance style.
The arrival of the Van Gogh Museum introduced contemporary architecture by Gerrit Rietveld to the Museumplein. The neighborhood's offering of restaurants, cafes, and shops mirrors the eclectic mix of architectural styles and perfectly complements the area's international allure. Connoisseurs of haute couture and shoppers will find themselves at home on P.C. Hooftstraat, home to fashion houses such as Burberry, Ba&sh, and Isabel Marant Étoile. One of the perks of this neighborhood is its proximity to the city center, De Pijp, and Amsterdam Zuid, with the Vondelpark just a short walk away.
• Usable living space of approximately 286 sqm
• Garden of around 33 sqm, west-facing
• Roof terrace of about 30 sqm
• Six bedrooms
• Five bathrooms
• Fully renovated in 2017
• Construction year: 1891
• Energy label: C
• Freehold property
• Municipal protected cityscape
• Part of UNESCO World Heritage
This beautiful home is situated on one of the most stunning streets in Amsterdam South, just a stone’s throw away from world-famous museums, the Vondelpark, and the historic canal belt. The street itself is known for its tranquility, minimal traffic, and beautiful architecture.
In 2017, this family home underwent a complete renovation. During this renovation, great care was taken to preserve the original character and atmosphere of the house while combining it with modern and comfortable finishes. The high ceilings and large windows contribute to a light and open feel throughout the residence.
Daniël de Bont | Real Estate Agent Broersma Residential
This beautiful mansion, built in 1891, was designed and constructed by the real estate agents Blankenberg and Groenendijk, who were also responsible for the buildings at numbers 9-13 and 5-7 on the same street. The house spans four stories and is lavishly decorated both on the exterior and interior.
A notable feature is the exquisite external staircase, the vestibule, and the grand staircase. This house was built in the eclectic style typical of its time. Eclecticism is an architectural movement that freely combines elements from different historical styles or movements in a single work.
This approach contrasts with the historicism of the 19th century, where meticulous replication of historical styles was the norm. An eclectic building often features loosely interpreted characteristics from various neo-styles, combining them into a new, historically-inspired whole.
Eclecticism as an architectural movement originated in the first half of the 19th century in Paris and was introduced in the Netherlands around 1850. In the decades around 1900, this style was widely used in the design of commercial buildings, such as the famous Hirsch Building in Amsterdam, completed in 1912.
Living and cooking
The entrance to this house is located on the bel-etage and leads to a vestibule and hallway, where a guest toilet and a beautifully restored staircase can be found. The hall and vestibule have been carefully restored and feature a beautiful facade with stained glass windows.
At the front of the house is a bright living room with a fireplace. Thanks to the high windows and 3.25-meter ceilings, this space is exceptionally luminous. There is ample room for a generous lounge setup.
To the rear of the bel-etage, there is a spacious kitchen-living area. These two spaces, the living room and kitchen, are separated by modern en-suite doors. The luxury kitchen is equipped with a kitchen island complete with a bar. The adjacent conservatory, with original stained glass windows, provides views of the garden. From the kitchen living area, there is access to the garden via an external staircase. The kitchen-living area is the heart of the house and is large enough for an expansive dining table, making it an excellent place for enjoying meals and gatherings. Additionally, a beautiful gas fireplace is integrated into the kitchen cabinetry.
Sleeping and bathing
On the first floor, there are two spacious bedrooms, each equipped with custom-made closets. Both bedrooms have their own luxurious bathrooms, complete with a bathtub, toilet, double sink, and shower. Additionally, the front bedroom has a small balcony with views over the street.
The second floor accommodates another two generous bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom. Both rooms have custom-made closet walls. The front-facing bathroom includes a shower, toilet, and sink, while the rear-facing bathroom features a bathtub, shower, sink, and toilet. There is also a laundry room on this floor with ample space for a washer and dryer.
In the basement, you’ll find the fifth and sixth bedrooms, which can be used as additional bedrooms or workspaces. The front room could serve as a playroom or office. The garden-facing bedroom has a bathroom with a bathtub, shower, toilet, and double sink, making it ideal for guests or an in-house au pair. This room also has a walk-in closet with custom-made cabinets. In the basement hallway, there is a spacious storage area, and an under-stair wine cabinet is also included.
The garden and roof terrace
The spacious backyard faces west and benefits from the afternoon sun. The rooftop terrace is accessible from the stairwell and features a glass canopy. This rooftop terrace, with an area of approximately 30 square meters, enjoys sunlight throughout the day and offers a beautiful view of the city.
In the place where the Museum Square now resides, two centuries ago, quaint farmsteads once stood. To satisfy the growing need for residential spaces, the construction of the Museum Quarter commenced in the early 20th century. The influence of renowned architect Cuypers is unmistakable, as he not only contributed to the initial residential structures but also lent his genius to the neo-Gothic design of the Rijksmuseum. This era’s charm is eloquently captured in Thomas Rosenboom’s work, “Publieke Werken.” The illustrious character of this district is further shaped by the presence of the Concertgebouw, a neo-Renaissance masterpiece.
With the advent of the Van Gogh Museum came the infusion of contemporary architectural artistry by Gerrit Rietveld into the Museum Square. The culinary, café, and boutique offerings mirror the eclecticism of architectural styles and harmonize seamlessly with the international allure of the neighborhood. For connoisseurs and patrons of haute couture, the exclusive P.C. Hooftstraat beckons with fashion houses like Burberry, Ba&sh, and Isabel Marant Étoile. An added delight of this locale is its proximity to the city center, De Pijp, and Amsterdam South – featuring the enchanting Vondelpark – all within easy walking distance.
The residential property is conveniently located with easy access to the A2 and A4 highways via the A10 Ring Road, using exits 108 and 109. It is surrounded by multiple tram stops at the corner of Museumplein (Lines 2, 3, 5, and 12) and is also close to bus stops providing routes to destinations such as Schiphol and Amstelveen.
Parking is available through a permit system on public roads (permit area Zuid 8.1). With a parking permit for Zuid 8.1, you are allowed to park in Zuid-1, Zuid-2, and Zuid-8. A resident’s parking permit costs €177.08 for a 6-month period. Currently, there is an 8-month waiting period for this permit area. It’s important to note that obtaining a second parking permit in this area is not possible.