The house has three floors: the ground floor, the basement and the first floor. On the ground floor there is a hall with a marble floor and a toilet. The living room has a sitting area on the street side and a kitchen with an island and luxury appliances at the back. On the first floor are three bedrooms, one with custom-made wardrobes and a balcony, and a generous bathroom with bathtub, double shower and washbasin. The basement has two bedrooms, a bathroom, a laundry room, a boiler room and a storage room.
A bright and contemporary three-storey ground floor house of approximately 245 m² located on private land.
This family home was extensively renovated in 2018, preserving original features, optimising the layout and also looking at sustainability. Thus, the house now has an energy label A+. A wonderful encounter between the past and the present.
A generous living space with open kitchen with a terrace facing the garden. The open kitchen with island is equipped with contemporary appliances. A cosy place with beautiful light through the entire glass frontage at the rear.
The garden is located on the northwest, in the afternoon the sun enters the well-kept garden wonderfully.
The first floor has three bedrooms, including the master bedroom with a generous dressing area and air conditioning. The bathroom is generously proportioned with natural daylight which makes this space even more pleasant. A bathtub, double shower and vanity unit with double sinks have been chosen. Again, everything is finished in detail.
In the basement there are two bedrooms, each with fitted wardrobes and a bathroom in the middle. An ideal floor for a work/guest room or parents' room. The laundry/boiler room can also be found here.
What the residents will miss
Apart from the most precious place in the house for us, the living kitchen, where we have had many cosy and special moments with friends and family, we are also going to miss the neighbourhood a lot.
The property is located in the''Museumkwartier''. This neighbourhood is known for its beautiful 19th-century architecture, cosy cafés, exclusive shops and leading museums. Museumplein, Vondelpark and the historic canals are all within walking distance from Nicolaas Maesstraat.
One of the most notable attractions nearby is the Rijksmuseum, one of the most famous museums in the world and home to many famous works by Dutch masters such as Rembrandt and Vermeer. The Van Gogh Museum, with the world's largest collection of Vincent van Gogh's paintings, is also near the property.
Besides museums, there are plenty of shops, ranging from small boutiques to international luxury brands. P.C. Hooftstraat, Amsterdam's most famous shopping street, is just a few minutes' walk from Nicolaas Maesstraat and offers a wide range of high-end fashion and designer shops.
For food and drink lovers, there are plenty of restaurants, cafés and bars nearby. The selection is extensive; from authentic Dutch dishes, international specialities or a cosy pub, there is something for everyone.
For daily shopping, there is a wide range of quality shops on the Van Baerlestraat or Beethovenstraat. Every Saturday there is a charming organic market near the Jacob Obrechtstraat.
The cosy Pijp area, including the famous Albert Cuyp market, is also within walking distance, as are Vondelpark, Sarphatipark and the city centre.
In short, Nicolaas Maesstraat is a perfect base for people who want to enjoy Amsterdam's vibrant atmosphere and discover the city's rich cultural and historical attractions.
• Living area approximately 245 m²
• Garden facing northwest
• Located on private land
• Energy label A+
• High quality renovated in 2018
• Underfloor heating and cooling
• Open fireplace
• 5 bedrooms
• 2 bathrooms
• Service costs VvE € 210,- per month
• Professional Vve - Falcon management
• Municipal protected townscape
The most popular architectural style in the second half of the 19th century was the Neo-Renaissance, a style period in which the Dutch Renaissance from the 16th century was reinterpreted. characteristic of the Neo-Renaissance are the horizontal natural stone layers between the brickwork and the stepped gables, which are almost indistinguishable from those of the Renaissance era. The historical sentiment was now only reinforced by being even more exuberant with the decorations. Nicolaas Maesstraat is a street in the Amsterdam-Zuid district, named after the dutch painter Nicolaes Maes (1634-1693). The street runs from Jacob Obrechtstraat to Valeriusstraat and crosses Johannes Verhulststraat and Cornelis Schuytstraat. The street is mainly a residential street with mainly terraced houses and a few flat blocks. The houses were mainly built in the 1920s and 1930s. Most houses have beautiful, characteristic facades and there are many trees along the street, creating a pleasant atmosphere. The property at Nicolaas Maesstraat 78 was built in 1903 in a row of six residential houses (numbers 78-88). In 2018, the entire house was refurbished and brought up to today’s needs of comfort and sustainability. For instance, in addition to double glazing, a hybrid heat pump was installed and underfloor heating and cooling was installed. The ambience of the renovation is a balanced combination of classic and modern with a serene yet cool look. The black and white colour scheme has been beautifully implemented in all rooms of the house, creating a nice unity across the three floors.
The ground floor
The entire house has been remodelled under architecture. At the entrance and hall, the residents have kept as much original as possible by including the beautiful marble floor and doors. The hall contains the toilet. The living room is a nice open space with an attractive seating area on the street side. This floor is slightly higher than street level which gives more
privacy. The space is made intimate by the modern en suite – a fixed wardrobe wall on either side. The living room has a sturdy oak floor in a hungarian point. At the rear, a sturdy glass
front has been chosen for extra light in the kitchen. The dining area is a fine spot in the house and a delight for the cooking/dining enthusiast. The contemporary kitchen is bespoke and the cooking island makes a cosy connection with the dining area. The fresh white kitchen is equipped with luxury built-in appliances such as a Liebherr double fridge and freezer, a
Liebherr wine climate cabinet, Bora induction hob with an internal extractor system, Miele combination oven, coffee machine and quooker. In the dining area, the original fireplace with
hearth has been beautifully preserved, and the fireplace is frequently used. The cabinets in the home are custom-made by Strakk, the lighting is recessed from modular. Through the
veranda, located behind the kitchen, the rear garden can be reached via a staircase. The garden of approximately 43 m² is located on the northwest. The sun can therefore be enjoyed in the afternoon.
The first floor
The master bedroom is located at the rear with a custom-made wardrobe space. A lot of glass has also been chosen at the rear facade, really bringing the balcony into this room. This
bedroom has built-in air conditioning. The other two bedrooms are located at the front, one of which has a beautiful bay window and built-in air conditioning. A nice place to sit, a view
through the street. The bathroom is generously proportioned with natural daylight, which makes this space even more pleasant. A Lauffen bathtub, a Dornbracht double shower and a
washbasin with Lauffen double basin and Dornbracht taps were chosen. Again, everything is finished in detail.
Two spacious bedrooms have been created in the basement, one at the front and one at the garden side. A new bathroom has been realised in the middle. The bathroom has a generous walk-in shower, washbasin and toilet. Both bedrooms have built-in wardrobes. This floor is perfect for older children, a workspace and/or guest room. Here you will also find the laundry room and boiler room as well as a spacious storage room. The storage room was built as a wine cellar, the cupboards are of the same size. So the room can still serve as a wine cellar. The boiler room has space and connections for three washing machines and/or a dryer.
The property is easily accessible by public transport, bicycle, on foot and by car. The public transport stop is within walking distance. The tram and bus stop on museum square is
about 3 minutes’ walk. By bicycle, it is possible to reach the city centre within a few minutes. The property is also easy to reach by car. There are various arterial roads nearby, such as the A10, Amsterdam’s ring road, offering connections to the rest of the Netherlands.
It is possible to apply for a parking permit. The permit area is Zuid 8.1 and this parking permit allows parking in Zuid-1, Zuid-2 and Zuid-8. The estimated waiting time for a parking permit is currently 5 months. (Source: Parking permit for residents – City of Amsterdam)
What the residents will miss
When we first walked into the house on Nicolaas Maesstraat, we were immediately sold, it felt right and we immediately knew that this would be the house we wanted our daughter to grow up in. The hall with marble floor, the high ceilings and the spacious rooms, among other things, ensure that we fully enjoy every day here. Part of the choice for this house was its central location, between the ‘village-like’ Oud Zuid and the bustling Pijp area.
The house is timeless and completely renovated with both preservation and restoration of original details such as the fireplace, the original doors and the marble floor in the hall. This
combined with innovations such as a beautiful living kitchen with lots of light, optimal use of spaces and good insulation ensure that everyone can create their own unique family home
here. Apart from our most precious place in the house, the living kitchen, where we had many cosy and special moments with friends and family, we are also going to miss the neighbourhood
very much. The cosy Oud Zuid with fantastic restaurants and shops, the Pijp with its nightlife, the choice between a walk to the Beatrixpark or the Vondelpark, but also the proximity of
many good schools and sports venues and the accessibility of the ring road make this one of the best places to live in Amsterdam. Meanwhile, with a second on the way and a dog, we made the choice to move to a quieter area closer to family and the beach. We haven’t found the house yet, but one thing is for sure, it should feel as safe, familiar and good as the Nicolaas Maesstraat 78H.