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Prinsengracht 391 1016HL Amsterdam

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109 m²
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Unique and quiet apartment in a Dutch Rijksmonument (national monument), within one of the few surviving Hofje (courtyard houses) in Amsterdam. The Hofje is situated in the midst of the 9 Streets (9 Straatjes), one minute walking distance away, where you can find the best coffee/ lunch spots and bars, but located on a quiet part of the Prinsengracht. This beautifully restored apartment is light and airy, overlooking the gardens between the Prinsengracht and the Keizersgracht, and offers a unique sanctuary in the middle of the liveliest part of Amsterdam. You are within walking distance of shops, schools and public transport.

This 109 m2 apartment is exceptionally idyllic. Wandering through the private Hofje (courtyard) you arrive at the entrance door, on the ground floor, of number 391. From the private entrance, through a landing, you will find yourself on the living floor of this apartment. The entire apartment has original monumental details such as wall tiles, tile floors, wooden floors, fitted cupboards and original doors and two of the only surviving 18th century windows. This authenticity strikes you as you enter the apartment. From a reception room on the second floor there is a small toilet and you can enter the partly open kitchen. The kitchen flows into the dining room. The living room is open to the dining room, both having beautiful monumental fireplaces, closed with historic tiles, and 18th century cast iron scene plates. The built-in cupboards have also been restored. Adjacent to the living room is the reading room, or small library. The house is incredibly light due to its original windows.

A new set of stairs, next to the original extremely steep stairs, lead to the third floor. Also, here, there is a spacious landing with seating area, two bedrooms, as well as an office (which could be used as a third bedroom). At the heart of this floor is the spacious, luxurious bathroom with bath, toilet, sink, walk-in shower and skylight, and Perrin and Rowe taps and shower fittings.

This is a unique opportunity to live in the “Nieuwe Suikerhofje" (''New Sugar Courtyard''). This national monument is like a small historic community dating from 1755. The Suikerhofje was inhabited by Catholic women who shared the houses with each other. The unique layout of the apartment, cabinets and fireplaces still survive in the modernised structure of the apartment. The history of this courtyard has been noticeably preserved during the restoration in 2000. The entrance to the courtyard is located on the Prinsengracht.

From the moment you enter the door on the Prinsengracht and enter the private Hofje, you will find yourself in a unique world of the rich history of the Nieuwe Suikerhofje, and a community dedicated to its preservation. In 2000, the entire Suikerhofje was restored and the houses were fully equipped. The courtyard has a separate bicycle shed and a common laundry room for the five apartments. This apartment is located on private land and has an active, friendly and financially secure association of five-member owners.


- Living in the Nieuwe Suikerhofje
- Own ground
- 109 m2
- 2 bedrooms, sitting rooms and office space
- Small service elevator
- Storage attics
- Service costs are € 290
- Bike storage and communal washing storage.
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sold conditionally
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By mutual agreement


Type of house/apartment
Upper-floor apartment
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Existing property
Year of construction

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109 m²


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