Living in an industrial building from 1912. This modern, stylish, and spacious loft on the first floor is part of a robust building. It is located in the heart of the popular Pijp neighborhood, in a location that perfectly suits this type of home. This beautiful loft has large windows, high ceilings, and a total area of 242 square meters, making it a great "hideaway." The renovation and finishing have been executed with a modern touch and an eye for detail and materials. The finishing offers luxury without being excessive. With a living room of 160 square meters, an open kitchen, a spacious bedroom, a dressing room, and a complete bathroom, the apartment offers the possibility to easily add a second bedroom. This type of home is rare in such a beautiful location. The large French windows invite you to enjoy the sun at the front of the house while having coffee, while the terrace at the rear is the perfect place to relax in the afternoon and evening. A unique and rare type of home that also offers the possibility for private parking.
The property has its own entrance on the first floor, accessible via a light staircase. The sturdy door leads to a spacious hall with a wardrobe. This hall leads to three corridors that provide access to the living room, kitchen, and bathroom. The hall also houses a guest toilet and a laundry/ storage room.
The living room is exceptionally spacious, with an area of 200 square meters. On the street and sunny side, this space is equipped with large glass windows, allowing plenty of natural light to enter. At the front of the living room is the kitchen, complete with a sturdy kitchen island. Cooking here can be a social event, where you interact with your guests and the space.
The large size of the living room offers the possibility for multiple functions, such as a lounge and workspace. The large walls are ideal for artworks and large paintings. The room seamlessly transitions into the bedroom, separated only by a glass wall and playful elevations.
The bedroom is located at the quiet rear of the property and has windows overlooking the courtyards. The bedroom adjoins a walk-in closet, perfect for an extensive wardrobe, which is connected to the bathroom. The bathroom is beautifully designed with the use of hardwood and concrete and features a bathtub, shower, and double sink.
From the bedroom, you have access to a rooftop terrace. This terrace is partly covered and offers afternoon and evening sunlight. It feels like the aft deck of a yacht and is ideal for dining and drinks with friends.
The layout of the property is so spacious that it is relatively easy to create a second bedroom. Alternative floor plans are available to illustrate this.
De Pijp was built at the end of the 19th century to provide housing for newcomers who moved to the capital for work. Freddy Heineken's father opened the Heineken Brewery here in 1886. The first workers' houses, around the Albert Cuypstraat, were quickly and affordably constructed. Later, towards the Diamantbuurt, Berlage added houses in the Amsterdam School style. It is said that the neighborhood owes its name to the long straight streets that resemble a pipe.
The Albert Cuyp Market and Sarphatipark are determining factors for the dynamics of De Pijp. Artists and writers such as Piet Mondrian, Carel Willink, and Gerard Reve lived and worked here. The lively, mixed population brought many cafes and eateries to the neighborhood. Today, the neighborhood is known as the Quartier Latin of Amsterdam, with many dynamic diverse restaurants such as Auberge Jean & Marie, Le Restaurant, the Peruvian NAZKA, and authentic bistros like Petit Caron.
• Usable living space approximately 242 m²
• Ceiling height of approximately 3.25 meters
• Terrace of almost 10 m²
• One bedroom / Second one easily created
• Accessible via an easy staircase
• Located on private land
• Municipal protected cityscape
• HOA service costs € 257.00 per month
Heineken’s Glazenwasscherij, Est. 1912
Living in a loft has always captured the imagination. It embodies the sense of space and freedom to shape that space in your own way. In a loft, there are no obstructive walls or doors; functions seamlessly blend into one another. Lofts are rugged and robust, calling for a creative and urban spirit. The neighborhood of De Pijp perfectly complements this concept, being dynamic and youthful.
This residence is situated in an industrial building at Quellijnstraat 119, a structure originally constructed by the brother of Heineken for his Heineken’s Glazenwasscherij plans and later used as a factory for Luxaflex. The building still retains its rugged charm, and this residence has been transformed into a loft in an understated manner.
Living here gives you the sensation of being in New York, with ample space for entertaining, whether you’re single or a couple. The terrace, partially covered and surrounded by greenery, offers a delightful outdoor area.
What makes this residence truly special is its sense of spaciousness and understated luxury. The finishing exudes the refinement of timeless elegance and high-quality materials. Spaciousness is created by what has been omitted, making this residence timeless.
De Pijp has much to offer, from the Albert Cuyp market to the metro. The upscale Zuid district and the city center are within walking distance, and the entire city is easily accessible by bike from this central location. In summary, this residence offers a unique opportunity for urban living in De Pijp.
Kees Kemp | Real Estate Agent Broersma Residential
This apartment is situated in a semi-industrial building dating back to the fin de siècle (the early 20th century). It was originally constructed as commercial space for a glass-cleaning business, and Heineken’s nephew had the vision of scaling up the window-cleaning trade. Additionally, there was a need for space for storage and the production of window blinds. The building was erected in 1920.
The structure of the building is surrounded by typical residential blocks characteristic of De Pijp in Amsterdam. Typically, the ground floor houses commercial spaces, while the upper floors are dedicated to residences. The entrance and staircase still retain their industrial and robust appearance.
This building features a column structure that reveals its structural function, contributing to its industrial character. The generous depth and width of the space, which remains open, accentuate the feeling of space. Large windows allow ample daylight to flood in, enhancing the spatial sensation.
The entire building has now been converted into residences, and the owners have collectively ensured its maintenance and preservation.
Living and cooking
This loft apartment has its own entrance on the first floor via a wide staircase and staircase hall that is exclusive to this residence. Upon entering, a robust door welcomes visitors into a hallway with a coat closet. The hallway branches into three corridors leading to the living room, the open kitchen, and the bathroom. The hallway also houses a guest toilet and a laundry/storage room.
The living room is exceptionally spacious, spanning approximately 200 square meters in total. Large windows on both the street side and the sunny side emphasize the industrial feel of the living space. Columns and beams contribute to the industrial character of the room.
At the front of the building, the apartment spans a width of 12 meters. The kitchen is situated on the street side and features a sturdy kitchen island, creating an interactive cooking experience where you can remain in contact with guests and the rest of the space. The layout of the space is so ample that it can accommodate multiple functions, such as a lounge and workspace. The large walls are perfect for displaying art and oversized paintings.
Sleeping and bathing
This apartment’s design allows for a seamless transition from the living room to the bedroom. The separation between these two spaces is only a glass wall, creating a playful and open atmosphere. A staircase and elevation add an interesting element to the space.
The bedroom is located at the quiet rear of the apartment and features windows that overlook the inner gardens, allowing natural light to fill the room.
Adjacent to the bedroom is a walk-in closet designed to accommodate a large wardrobe. This walk-in closet is connected to the bathroom, making it practical for getting dressed. The bathroom itself is tastefully designed, combining materials such as hardwood and concrete. The bathroom is equipped with a bathtub, a shower, and a double sink, providing both luxury and functionality.
The rooftop terrace is a standout feature of this apartment, offering a fantastic outdoor space. The terrace is partially covered and receives afternoon and evening sunlight, making it an ideal spot for relaxation, dining, and socializing with friends. It feels like the aft deck of a yacht, adding a unique atmosphere to the home.
The layout of the apartment is so spacious that it’s relatively easy to create a second bedroom if desired. Alternative floor plans provide options for different space configurations, allowing it to be tailored to the needs of the new occupants.
De Pijp: where heritage meets modern life
De Pijp was laid out in the late 19th century to provide housing for newcomers who flocked to the capital for work. In 1886, Freddy Heineken’s father opened the Heineken Brewery here. The first workers’ houses, around Albert Cuypstraat, were built quickly and affordably. Later, towards the Diamantbuurt, houses in the Amsterdam School style were added by the famous architect Berlage. It is said that the neighborhood got its name from the long straight streets that resemble a pipe.
The Albert Cuyp Market and Sarphatipark define the dynamics of De Pijp. Artists and writers like Piet Mondriaan, Carel Willink, and Gerard Reve lived and worked here. The lively, mixed population brought many cafes and eateries to the area. Today, the neighborhood is known as Amsterdam’s Quartier Latin, still offering diverse dining options like Auberge Jean & Marie, Le Restaurant, the Peruvian NAZKA, and authentic bistros like Petit Caron.
The property is located just off Van Woustraat, one of the major access roads. There is also good accessibility via Scheldestraat via exit S109 on the A10 Ring Road. Public transportation stops at Marie Heinekenplein and Van Woustraat.
Parking is possible through a permit system on the public road (Zuid 3.1 De Pijp Noord). With a parking permit for Zuid 3.1 De Pijp Noord, you can park in Zuid-3 and Zuid-4. A resident’s parking permit costs € 177.08 every 6 months. Currently, there is a waiting period of 10 months for this permit area. A second parking permit is not possible in this area. In addition to parking on the public road, it is also possible to park for free with a parking permit in the Heinekenplein and Albert Cuypgarage (Source: Municipality of Amsterdam, September 2023).
Wat de bewoners gaan missen
Toen we een aantal jaar geleden voor het eerst de loft binnen liepen, wisten we meteen dat we het huis gevonden hadden waar we zo lang naar op zoek zijn geweest. Het huis is sfeervol en rustgevend. Het echte loft gevoel, het gelijkvloers wonen, midden in de levendige pijp. De prachtige oude voordeur, de grote hoge ruimtes, het heerlijke terras, we genieten elke dag nog van dit fijne huis.
Het appartement ademt de historie van het gebouw. Het pand is oorspronkelijk een pand van Heineken’s Glazenwasserij dat in 1912 gebouwd werd. De oprichter van Heineken’s Glazenwasserij was familie van de oprichter van de Heineken Brouwerij. Daarna heeft het verschillende bestemmingen gehad, zoals een houtzagerij, een balletschool en een atelier. Het blijft een bijzonder idee dat dit hier allemaal heeft plaatsgevonden.
We zitten het liefst op het verwarmde terras aan de binnentuin, waar in de zomer de vogels uit de grote groene boom zich luidkeels laten horen. De avonden aan de bar blijven ook speciaal! Movienight vanaf de banken middenin het huis is ook een aanrader.
De buurt is heerlijk levendig. Het gezellige Gerard Douplein met de bars en restaurants, de verschillende koffietentjes en de lekkerste broodjeszaken om de hoek. Je wandelt vanuit het huis zo naar de Utrechtsestraat, Sarphatipark en Amstel of de andere kant op naar het Museumplein & Vondelpark, maar ook de nabijheid van sportscholen/supermarkten, de Albert Cuypmarkt en de bereikbaarheid van de Ring A10 maakt dit één van de beste plekken van Amsterdam.
Onze tip: haal een lekker broodje bij Alberto’s, drink koffie bij Locals, ga voor een uitgebreide borrelplank naar Le Salonard, loop langs de leuke winkels en boetieks aan de Gerard Doustraat, drink een cocktail bij Caffe Pico of Bar Bellini en ga eten bij Libertine, Brut de Mer of Café Caron.
Het meeste wat we gaan missen is het fijne wonen op een unieke gelijkvloerse etage, met de hoge plafonds en de open ruimte. Het is dé plek voor een gezellige borrel, maar als je rust wil kan je je ook goed terugtrekken in de oase van rust in het huis. Wij gaan een ander project aan en gaan terug naar de roots in Rotterdam. Maar we zullen dit prachtige en bijzondere huis nooit vergeten.