This unique apartment boasts an impressive 20-meter frontage with a total of 8 windows overlooking the stunning Herengracht. It is situated in one of Amsterdam's most coveted locations, close to the beloved Jordaan district, the historic city center, and the vibrant Noordermarkt.
This apartment encompasses two buildings, Herengracht 117 and 119, and offers the convenience of a lift that takes you directly to the residence. In the 1990s, the apartment underwent an architectural renovation and was even featured in international magazines such as Vogue and Avenue.
What sets this apartment apart is the abundance of natural light streaming in through the large windows and the 3.25-meter high ceilings, creating an airy and open atmosphere. You can revel in the breathtaking canal views.
This remarkable apartment is accessible via both numbers 117 and 119, with the entrance at number 117 featuring a lift that leads directly to the apartment. Upon entry, you step into a spacious hall with a cloakroom, a guest toilet, and a large storage area.
The living space is generous and features a large open living area with ceilings soaring to an impressive 3.25 meters in height. Thanks to the large canal-facing windows and those at the back, the space is flooded with natural light. Adjoining is a spacious kitchen with canal views as well, courtesy of five large windows overlooking the historic buildings on the opposite side. At the back, there are two rooms currently serving as a laundry room and a study but can also be used as children's bedrooms. These rooms share a bathroom with a shower, toilet, and sink.
On the canal side, there is a spacious workspace or bedroom currently used as an atelier. This space has access to the living area, although it is currently separated. At the back, there is a large bedroom with its bathroom, including a shower and toilet.
The third floor houses the master bedroom with a walk-in closet and an en-suite bathroom. The bathroom features a bathtub, shower, toilet, and sink. There is also a second bedroom on this floor with its bathroom featuring a shower and sink. The attic floor offers ample storage space and built-in closets. Both the master bedroom and the landing provide access to the rooftop terrace. This stunning terrace offers complete privacy and sunlight throughout the day, with splendid views of the historic buildings along the Singel canal.
The neighborhood around Herengracht 119 is one of the most picturesque and charming parts of Amsterdam. Located in the heart of the city, this area offers a unique blend of historical beauty and modern vibrancy.
Herengracht itself is one of Amsterdam's most famous canals, along with Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht, collectively forming the iconic canal belt listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The canals are flanked by magnificent 17th-century mansions with their characteristic facades, narrow fronts, and beautiful gable stones.
The neighborhood is steeped in culture and history. Along the canals, you'll find numerous galleries, art shops, and antique stores. There are also trendy boutiques, designer shops, and local artisanal stores.
Moreover, the area is known for its lively dining and drinking establishments, offering a wide range of restaurants, cafes, and bars, from cozy brown cafes to upscale gastronomic experiences.
The neighborhood around Herengracht 119 is also conveniently located to other attractions. Within walking distance, you'll find the Anne Frank House, the Jordaan district, and, among others, Dam Square.
• Total living space approximately 377 sqm
• Rooftop terrace of approximately 46 sqm
• Storage space of approximately 7 sqm
• Six bedrooms
• Four bathrooms
• Optional: the upstairs apartment of approximately 40 sqm is for sale. It's a self-contained studio with a bathroom, kitchen, and living area with a sleeping area. The apartment is ideal as a guesthouse or for an au pair.
• Located on freehold land
• HOA service costs €570 per month
• National monument
• Protected cityscape (Rijksbeschermd stadsgezicht)
• Part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site
This exceptional apartment offers a unique living experience thanks to its extraordinary location on Herengracht, one of Amsterdam’s most impressive canals. With a frontage of an impressive 20 meters and eight large windows overlooking the canal, this apartment is wonderfully bright.
With a surface area of almost 380 square meters, this apartment is mostly single-level and accessible via an elevator, providing effortless and spacious living. The breathtaking view is one of the most striking features of the apartment. The large windows offer a phenomenal view of the canal and its monumental surroundings. Here, you can enjoy the beauty and historical charm of Amsterdam from the comfort of your own home.
Living on Herengracht is an opportunity to embrace the city’s rich history. The monumental surroundings and timeless character of the canal contribute to a unique lifestyle.
The construction of Herengracht 119 commenced during Amsterdam’s Golden Age, a period marked by unparalleled prosperity and cultural flourishing. As part of the expansion of the canal belt, this house reflected the craftsmanship of its time, showcasing its distinctive architecture and magnificent facade. Originally, the property served as a warehouse known as “De Blaauwe Burgt.”
In the 18th century, Herengracht 119 underwent an upgrade, solidifying its status as one of the most prestigious residences along the canal. The 19th and 20th centuries brought turbulent times to Amsterdam, marked by shifts in the economy and urban planning. In 1870, the building was transformed into the “Openbare Burgerschool 1e Klasse” for girls.
Subsequently, it was utilized by the Burgtschool, which later relocated to Herengracht 34. Following this period, it was occupied by Central Beheer. After their departure, it was converted into apartments and acquired by the present owners.
Living room and kitchen
This remarkable apartment is accessible through both numbers 117 and 119, with the entrance at number 117 equipped with a lift that leads directly to the apartment. The staircase via 119 leads through a marble corridor. Upon entering, you step into a spacious hallway featuring a cloakroom, a guest toilet, and a large storage area. From this hallway, there is also access to a spacious work/office space and a guest bedroom.
The living space is exceptionally generous, boasting a grand open living area with ceilings soaring to an impressive 3.25 meters high. Thanks to the six French doors on the side and the five large windows at the front and back, the space is wonderfully bright. Next, there is a spacious kitchen, also with a view of the canal. The five large windows offer a beautiful view of the canals and historic buildings on the other side.
Bedrooms and bathrooms
At the rear of the apartment, there are two rooms currently serving as a laundry room and a study but could also be used as children’s bedrooms. These rooms share a bathroom equipped with a shower, toilet, and sink.
On the canal side, there is a spacious workspace or bedroom, currently used as an artist’s studio. Towards the rear, there is a sizable bedroom with its own bathroom, featuring a shower and a sink.
The third floor is home to the master bedroom with a walk-in closet and an en-suite bathroom. The bathroom includes a bathtub, shower, toilet, and sink. There’s also a second bedroom on this floor, complete with its own bathroom featuring a shower and sink. The attic floor provides ample storage space and built-in closets.
Both the master bedroom and the hallway provide access to the rooftop terrace. This stunning terrace offers complete privacy and sunshine throughout the day. From the terrace, there is a magnificent view of the historic buildings along the Singel, the Royal Palace on Dam Square, the New Church, Magna Plaza, the Sonesta Koepel, all the way to the other side of the IJ River, where you can see the A’dam Tower.
The area surrounding Herengracht 119 is one of the most picturesque and charming parts of Amsterdam. Located in the heart of the city, this neighborhood offers a unique blend of historical beauty and modern vibrancy.
Herengracht itself is one of Amsterdam’s most famous canals, forming the iconic canal ring along with Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The canals are lined with beautiful 17th-century townhouses featuring their characteristic facades, narrow fronts, and stunning gables.
The neighborhood is steeped in culture and history. Along the canals, you’ll find numerous galleries, art shops, and antique stores. Additionally, there are trendy boutiques, designer shops, and local artisanal stores.
Moreover, the area is renowned for its lively dining and drinking establishments. There is a wide range of restaurants, cafes, and bars, ranging from cozy brown cafes to upscale gourmet experiences.
The neighborhood around Herengracht 119 also enjoys a convenient location with respect to other attractions. Within walking distance, you can reach the Anne Frank House, the Jordaan district, and Dam Square, among others.
The property is located near Brouwersgracht at the beginning of Keizersgracht, making it easily accessible by public transport, bicycle, and on foot. The accessibility by car is surprisingly convenient due to connections via Haarlemmerhouttuinen and Westerdoksdijk / De Ruijterkade (S100) to the city’s ring road.
Public transportation, including the nearest tram stop, is just a few minutes’ walk away. The Central Station, with metro and international train connections, is also within walking distance. There are various bike paths and bike parking facilities nearby for secure bicycle storage.
Parking is possible through a permit system on the public road (permit area Centrum-2c). With a resident parking permit for Centrum-2c, you can park in Centrum-2. A resident parking permit costs €300 every 6 months. Currently, there is a waiting period of 15 months for this permit area. A second resident parking permit is not possible in this area. In addition to on-street parking, it is also possible to park for free with a parking permit in the Oosterdok Eiland garage and the Rokin Parkeergarage. (Source: Municipality of Amsterdam, September 2023).