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Sonnenberg Canal View - Most Central Location in Town

5.0/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Sheets and towels washed at 140°F

Explore the area

    Popular LocationLeidseplein9 min walk
    Popular LocationAnne Frank House11 min walk
    Popular LocationVan Gogh Museum19 min walk
    AirportAmsterdam (AMS-Schiphol)23 min drive

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About this area


Located in Amsterdam's Amsterdam City Centre neighborhood, this bed & breakfast is in the city center and on the waterfront. Royal Palace and Rembrandt House Museum are notable landmarks, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit The 9 Streets and Flower Market. Traveling with kids? Don't miss Madame Tussauds and Artis. Discover the area's water adventures with sailing, fishing, and swimming nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with cycling. Guests love the bed & breakfast's central location.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Amsterdam Museum - 4 min walk
  • Flower Market - 6 min walk
  • Leidseplein - 9 min walk
  • Anne Frank House - 11 min walk
  • Van Gogh Museum - 19 min walk

Getting around

  • Spui Stop - 3 min walk
  • Rokin Station - 5 min walk
  • Schiphol Airport (AMS) - 24 min drive


  • Vinkeles — 3 min walk
  • Gollem — 3 min walk
  • Haesje Claes — 3 min walk
  • Le Pain Quotidien — 3 min walk
  • Trattoria Caprese — 4 min walk

About this property

Sonnenberg Canal View - Most Central Location in Town

Family-friendly Amsterdam bed & breakfast in Amsterdam City Centre, walk to Amsterdam Museum
Sonnenberg is located on the Herengracht, in the historic centre of Amsterdam. Surrounded by the famous nine-streets, this historic canal house was built in 1649 for the Sonnenberg family. It is one of the few houses that still boast its original gable, which is a classical renaissance crow-stepped gable; this is a stair-step type of design at the top of the triangular gable-end of a building.

Not only the gable is still original, the interior with its solid oak beams as well as the winding staircase are original. It is not hard to imagine this Dutch merchant family doing business from this very location. This family remained owners of this historic canal house well into the 19th century, and perhaps the heirs of these Sonnenberg’s are the same Sonnenberg’s as those who are among the ten richest families of the Netherlands.

Sonnenberg - Description
This apartment is located on two floors. Two flights of stairs are circular and steep, and the first one is a straight flight. One enters the Sonnenberg apartment through the shared entrance on the beletage, after climbing a set of stone stairs of half a floor level. All floors have excellent views of the canals, and there is a bench on the porch as well as one on the canal side.

Behind the front door there is a hallway to the first set of steep circular stairs leading to a hallway on the first floor of the house. Practically every room in the house has its own adjustable radiators, it is quite easy to keep this house warm and comfortable in winter. As each room also has windows, it is quite easy to create a nice breeze in the house cooling it down in the summer. There are also fans available on the rare summer days that it is actually hot.

On the first floor there is a toilet in the hallway, and a door to the living/seating room. This floor has a beautiful wooden floor as well as beams supporting the floor above. In the front (canal side) of this floor there is a spacious living area with a bench overlooking the canal, a sofa and TV. This is a great area to relax after or before a day of exploring all the sights of Amsterdam. You will find a counter with limited facilities such as kettle, coffeemaker, toaster, oven/microwave, fridge, dishwasher and a large table in the back of the floor. We have cutlery, plates, cups and glasses to enjoy light meals, ordered in or prepared on the spot, unfortunately no full kitchen (stove and sink from counter are missing in compliance with local laws). We do have an easily accessible sink on this floor.

It is not hard to imagine enjoying a spending an evening with a good diner and equally good conversations at the large table with dimmed light shining from the chandelier. With ample heating present and friends swapping stories at the table, this is typically what the Dutch will call “gezellig”. The word “gezellig” is considered to be an example of untranslatability, and is one of the hardest words to translate. Some consider the word to encompass the heart of Dutch culture.

One floor up with the steep circular staircase there is the floor with one bedroom (twins) in the front, with canal views and the master bedroom in the back (optional with twins, on request). On this floor located in between the two bedrooms is the bathroom, with a toilet, sink, and a bath with shower. The bedrooms have wooden floors, gorgeous beams and the bathroom floor is marble.

•Canal view
•Central location (nine-streets)
•Part of UNESCO world heritage
•Extreme high speed WiFi internet
•Wind and solar power electricity
•Carbon offset for heating
•Check in at apartment
•Smart HD widescreen TV
•HD Sat/Cable reception
•Private laptop safe
•80 m2
•Steep stairs (400 year-old landmark feature)
•2 bedrooms (1 double + twins or 2 twins or 2 doubles)
•No full kitchen (stove and sink from counter are missing in compliance with local laws)
•Complete kitchen inventory
•Microwave / Oven
•Electric egg boiler
•Separate sink
•Basics provided
•Shower / Bath
•2 toilets
•Washer/dryer combi-machine
•Iron and ironing board
•English Guide books
•Bed linen and towels are provided
•No Smoking
•No party policy
•Child safety is low due to steep circular stairs (see stairs section)

Location description
The Sonnenberg is located in the “nine streets” area. The nine streets area is well known for its plentiful boutique shops, many restaurants, and its beautiful canals. This area is comprised of nine narrow streets running perpendicular with the four major canals (Singel, Herengracht, Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht) of the canal belt. It is distinctly different from other shopping districts as there is a large diversity of privately owned shops and specialized shops.

Nearby points of interest
•9 Streets Area - 0 minutes walking
•Flower Market - 2 minutes walking
•Spui – 2 minutes walking
•Dam Square – 3 minutes walking
•Jordaan – 5 minutes walking
•Westerkerk/Anne Frank - 5 minutes walking
•Rembrandt plein - 6 minutes walking
•Centraal Station – 15 minutes walking
•Leidseplein - 15 minutes walking
•Nieuwmarkt - 15 minutes walking

This apartment has 2 internal flights. From street level to the entrance there is a short stone flight of stairs up to the front door. From here there is a circular flight of stairs to the Living/seating level. The circular staircase continues up to a floor with 2 bedrooms and the full bathroom. The stairs are steep and narrow, as is typical for a 400 year old house. However with closed doors stairs are not accessible.

I personally meet my guests at the apartment to make sure they settle in alright. During the stay I am always available, and many times organize boat tours or advise my guests on special events during their stay.

The view from the apartment of the most beautiful canal is already awesome. But to be in the nine-streets area of the city means the coolest shops and restaurants are a literal stones-throw away.

From this location no sight is more than 15 minutes away by foot. There is access to more than a dozen tram-lines and bus-lines within 3 minutes walking and Rokin Metro is no more than a 4 minute walk.
Guest accommodations at this bed & breakfast offer washers/dryers and irons/ironing boards. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, microwaves, and dishwashers. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers. Cribs/infant beds are also available.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

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Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: WiFi

Family friendly

  • Cribs/infant beds available
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Washer/dryer


  • Books
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Cribs/infant beds available
  • Heating


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Towels


  • TV

Food and drink

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Outdoor space

  • Balcony or patio


  • Dryer
  • Iron/ironing board

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Check-in time starts at Flexible
Minimum check-in age - 23


Check-out before Flexible

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Cribs (infant beds) are available

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited

We should mention

A car is not required for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

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5/5 Excellent

Really great apartment and location.
We had a great time in Amsterdam and the apartment was in the perfect location for exploring different parts of the city. It is comfortable and clean and the host was very friendly and amenable. Everything went smoothly for our stay.

5/5 Excellent

Great Location ... Great Place!
Everything was as described and met our needs. I look forward to booking again in the future!

5/5 Excellent

Amazing apartment and fantastic location!
We stayed at this wonderful apartment for a week with our family of 4. Wytse is a great host and We enjoyed our time in the heart of Amsterdam. The apartment is in a terrific location to go just about anywhere one would want to go...walk, train, tram, airport etc. We can’t wait to come back to stay again!

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful apartment in a beautiful location.
Great location with many shops and restaurants. The apartment is beautiful and perfectly kept. 5/5!

5/5 Excellent

A lovely characterful property and great location
We had a fantastic stay in the apartment on Herengracht. Accommodation was ideal, location fabulous. Wytse was an excellent host and very helpful. Highly recommend staying here!