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Prinseneiland 5 1013LL Amsterdam

Asking price € 3.000.000 

Year of construction
Floor space
881 m²
Number of rooms
Lot size
213 m²



The nationally listed building, built between 1720 and 1734, currently consists of five separate apartments and an artist's studio. Since the 1970s, the house has been inhabited and lovingly cared for by the ‘Lilly’ commune. Some time ago, the residents, together with an architect, prepared plans for a new layout and to move the staircase and install a lift. Ultimately, they decided not to execute these plans but to leave them for the future owners/users.

The building is a former warehouse with a so-called spout gable and was named ‘De Jonge Walvischvaarder’ (the young whaler). In later years, the name was changed to ‘Lili’. The warehouse was first used to store commodities such as coffee and cocoa. In later years, it housed a pickle factory, a frame factory, a machine factory, and artist’s studios.
The ground floor still has the original warehouse doors that give access to the communal bike storage. The staircases to the different floors are also still original.

The five apartments are currently still mostly in their original state and offer a wonderful opportunity for the new owner to put their own stamp on them. The apartments on the second floor and the ones above are all more than 30 metres long and over 5 metres wide. The overall layout of the different floors is as follows:

GROUND/FIRST FLOOR (5A): this floor has a surface area of 155 m2 on the ground floor and a large mezzanine floor with two bedrooms and the bathroom. The kitchen-diner is at the back and has French doors leading to the courtyard garden.

FIRST FLOOR (5B): Apartment 5B has a surface area that takes up almost half of the first floor (the other part is part of apartment 5A). This apartment includes a living room with an open-plan kitchen, one bedroom, and a spacious bathroom (installed in 2016).

SECOND FLOOR (5C): a living room with an open-plan kitchen at the front, the bathroom with a toilet, a shower, and a bath in the centre; two bedrooms, and a large study at the back.

THIRD FLOOR (5D): a living room with open-plan kitchen at the front, the bathroom and two large bedrooms in the centre, and a very generous study/sitting room at the back, where large windows offer stunning views of the courtyard garden and the warehouses on the other side.

FOURTH FLOOR (5E): this floor has a total surface area of 246 m2, with the living room and open-plan kitchen in the front part of the house and a study, as well as a generous artist's studio with the original floorboards and monumental beams in the back part of the house. A staircase in the centre leads to the spacious 5th floor (81 m2) with two bedrooms and the bathroom. The room at the front includes an electric winch. The hoisting beam was renewed in 2017.

All floors (apart from the ground and first floor) have French doors leading to a Juliet balcony at the front.

The property is located on one of the three Westelijke Eilanden (Western Islands) in the centre of Amsterdam, just 10 minutes from Amsterdam Central Station. These islands form a wonderful and sociable community. Thanks to its enclosed position, it has now become one of the most coveted, quietest, and quintessential neighbourhoods in the centre of Amsterdam. For your daily groceries, you can easily walk to the Haarlemmerdijk, the Haarlemmerstraat, and the famous Jordaan neighbourhood.

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 11 February 2021 permit area Centrum 2).

- Entire property (National Monument) of 881 m2 (GFA 1016 m2);
- Quintessential former warehouse divided over 6 floors;
- Situated on freehold land, so no leasehold!;
- Unique object with plenty of (development) options;
- Many windows and wonderful views;
- (Re)construction plans, the inspection report issued by the Monumentenwacht, and a report on the foundations are available;
- Original beams and shutters on the 1st floor;
- Front façade regrouting work (with the typical beaded/extruded joint technique) and new roofing carried out 20 years ago;
- Building of 5 metres wide and 30 metres long;
- Age clause + asbestos clause applicable;
- Project notary: KB Notarissen;
- Transfer date: six months after the purchase agreement.

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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Entry date
Accepting (an offer or contract)
By mutual agreement


Type of house/apartment
Canal-side property
Construction type
Existing property
Year of construction

Surface Area and Volume

Floor space
881 m²
Lot size
213 m²


Total number of rooms
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