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Herengracht 131 1015BG Amsterdam

Asking price € 1.875.000 

Year of construction
Floor space
174 m²
Number of rooms
Lot size
54 m²



This truly magnificent and unique corner property, dating back to 1625, has no less than 25 windows that offer sublime views of the Bergstraat and the Herengracht. This canal house is one of the lower buildings in the area, which also indicates that it is one of the oldest. But don't be fooled by its old age as the entire building was completely renovated from 2013 to 2015. The renovation was combined with that of the neighbouring property at Bergstraat 8 and managed by Vroom Architecten. The renovation works included the roofs, the foundation, the window frames, all the beams, the façades, and the piping. Whenever possible, sustainable and eco-friendly materials such as wood, mud plaster, and natural paints were used.

The building was already depicted in the ‘canal book’ by Caspar Philips, published in 1768, and over nearly two and a half centuries, it was never extended outwards or upwards.

Piano nobile:
Private entrance with hard stone pavement and steps. This floor is where you will find the kitchen-diner with bespoke kitchen units and a kitchen island, all very tastefully finished with natural stone worktops, a 5-hob gas stove, and a Quooker tap. The built-in wall cupboards include two combi-steam ovens, a warming drawer, a climatised wine cabinet, and a fridge/freezer (all appliances by Gaggenau). The wood-fuelled fireplace is the icing on the cake. The staircase has an ingenious door system allowing you to close off the kitchen with wonderful wooden doors. This floor also offers a separate toilet.

First floor:
Very generously sized living area with double aspect windows that let the natural light flood in beautifully and offer spectacular views of the canal. The living room also includes a fireplace and beautiful authentic old oak flooring, making this room wonderfully cosy.

Second floor:
Charming bedroom with double walk-in wardrobe. The bathroom is situated at the canal side of the house and includes a double shower, a bath with views of the canal, a double washbasin, Vola taps, and has been finished with natural stone walls made of one single piece of stone. An attic offers additional storage space. This floor also has beautiful parquet flooring.

The basement is currently used as a study and includes a wood burner and an ingeniously designed wall with doors giving access to closets for storage, a pantry, a guest bed, and a bathroom with a toilet. This floor, with its many windows, certainly doesn't feel like a basement as it is exceptionally light. The basement has its own entrance from the street and can be accessed from indoors as well. It would be relatively easy to remodel this space to create two bedrooms. The basement has large slate tiles and underfloor heating.

The entire ring of canals in Amsterdam is listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site and renowned for its splendid canals, the sociable and lively atmosphere, and the many restaurants and shops. This unique property lies at a very central location with the well-known and very sociable Jordaan neighbourhood to the west. The Jordaan boasts countless restaurants and cafés, markets, and boutiques and will surely become one of your popular haunts for a great night out! To the east, you will have the historic city centre of Amsterdam on your doorstep. Again, with plenty of restaurants and museums all within walking distance. This is also where you will find Kalverstraat with its many shops and well-known brands. The popular 9 Streets shopping area with loads of independent boutiques is just a few minutes’ walking or cycling.

There is paid on-street parking (Mon-Sat from 09:00 - 24:00 on weekdays, Sunday from 12:00 - 24:00), and residents can apply for a parking permit. According to the website of the Amsterdam municipality, there currently is a waiting list for parking permits (waiting list details per 10 November 2020 permit area Centrum 2).

- Nationally listed, 17th-century building of 174 m2 (GFA226 m2) on freehold land;
- Completely renovated to a very high standard corner property with spectacular views;
- Underfloor and wall heating;
- 2 fireplaces and 1 wood burner;
- Alarm system and cameras operated via an app;
- Erco lighting on all floors, operated by domotics;
- Parking space for rent in a nearby parking garage;
- Transfer date in consultation, but within a short term is possible.

This information was composed by us with due care. However, we can accept no liability whatsoever for any inaccuracies, incomplete information or otherwise, nor for any loss or inconvenience that this may cause. All specified sizes and dimensions are indicative. Purchaser has his/her own obligation to investigate all matters which are important to him or her. Pertaining to this house, the broker-consultant is of the vendor. We advise you to make use of an expert (NVM) broker to guide you for the purchase process. If you have specific wishes regarding the house, then we recommend you to communicate these in a timely manner to your purchasing broker and to do an independent examination of these things. If you do not make use of an expert representative, then the law considers you enough of an expert to be able to have a good grasp of all matters which are of importance. The MVA conditions apply.

The usable surface area is calculated in accordance with the NEN 2580 standard determined by the industry. The surface area may therefore deviate from similar buildings and/or old references. This is mainly due to this (new) calculation method. The purchaser states to be sufficiently informed about the aforementioned standard. The vendor and the broker of the vendor do their very best to calculate the correct surface area and content on the basis of own measurements and to support this as much as possible by posting maps with dimensions. However, if the dimensions happen not to have been (completely) determined in accordance with the standard, then this is accepted by the purchaser. The purchaser has been sufficiently given the opportunity to check the dimensions. Differences in the indicated measurement and size do not provide any right to the parties, also do not the adjust the purchase price. The vendor and the broker of the vendor do not accept any liability in this matter.
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Type of house/apartment
Canal-side property
Construction type
Existing property
Year of construction

Surface Area and Volume

Floor space
174 m²
Lot size
54 m²


Total number of rooms
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MVA neighbourhood information: Grachtengordel-West

Grachtengordel West lies alongside four main canals (Singel, Herengracht, Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht) and is marked as UNESCO world cultural heritage. The area defines itself by its broad canals and big residences. The Grachtengordel has many historical sights, including the Anne Frank house, the Grachtenhuis, The Bible museum and House Marseille. Inside the area lies the well know nine streets (9 straatjes) one of the most important shopping area’s of Amsterdam. The primary functions of this area of Amsterdam are living and working.

Herengracht 131 1015BG Amsterdam

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