Located in the historic heart of the city at the intersection of the Reguliersgracht and Prinsengracht canals in Amstelveldje, this vacation home rental in Amsterdam is set in one of the most idyllic stretches of the city’s canals.
The first in a series of “suites” planned by a husband and wife design duo, the penthouse apartment is modest in size but long on style and reflects not only favorite places and spaces, but individual personality.
Met by a tall staircase, the space invites you up to explore what’s on the other end. The apartment may have the façade and bones of a 17th century canal house, but it’s been infused with bold, playful style. The all-in-one living and dining area features floors lacquered in sharp, shiny ebony contrasted with rich, emerald-colored walls.
There’s a lush, Baroque modernism at work here with furnishings in fuschia velvet fabrics and leopard-prints, and green shag carpets posing opposite one another. Playful touches include pop art pieces such as the neon “Wham!” sign, original Danish and Guillaume Corneille prints, and an homage to Prince in the compact kitchen with dining bar.
Upstairs the sloping loft bedroom is perched in the eaves with a canopy bed for two in dreamy whites and creams. The little roof terrace is the spot to to watch the parade of boats on the canals and Prinsengracht stretching out below.
Stieglitz provides guests with her favorite Dutch export products including her latest fashion collection, in your size, assembled in the wardrobe. Custom beverages stocked including Frysk Hynder Whiskey, Amsterdam Republic Vodka, Bobby’s Gin, Ketel1, St. Nikolaus Quelle in Malbron mineral water. Optional grocery stocking of your favorite groceries. 100% Organic natural care soap and amenities by Marie-Stella-Maris and shave kit by Boldking. Wifi throughout, Apple TV with Netflix, iPad with SONOS sound system, two Dutch bikes for guest use.
One of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam is still the Golden Age beauty it has been since the 17th century. The city’s core is compact and atmospheric, lined with the famous canals and historic quarters including the medieval old town center. The posh 17th century Canal Ring neighborhood is a UNESCO site and home to the upscale residential neighborhoods and as well as the best nightlife.
The famous Jordaan and cosmopolitan De Pijp districts are within walking distance across the road from Culture Park Westerpark as is nearby Utrechtsetraat with its mix of eclectic, modern and old world shops that tie the past and present together.
The museum quarter is one of the most famous in the world where the masterpieces of native son’s Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Vermeer, Mondrian and more are on display and is within walking distance.
Take advantage of the fab local markets on offer including: Noordermarkt (every Saturday and Monday mornings), scout some vintage finds at the flea market in Waterlooplein (Monday to Saturday), and Westerpark (varying Sunday mornings).
The local NDSM shipyard is a fun hub of activity in one of the city’s most creative and artistic neighbourhoods and plays host to several summer music festivals.
Amsterdam, Holland, Netherlands. Nearest Airport: Amsterdam Schipol Airport (22km)
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Amsterdam is fascinating and fun any time of year.
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