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Prinsengracht 552 AMSTERDAM, Spiegelkwartier

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Charming canal house with sunny garden, gross floor area 258 m2, located in a prime location on the Prinsengracht !!

A unique opportunity to live on the Prinsengracht in a canal house with clear dimensions and layout.
Located in a prime location near the Spiegelgracht this very charming canal house with the original neck facade from 1698. The canal house has a living area of 217 ​​m2 (measured NEN 2580) spread over four floors. Partly due to the favorable sun location of the building, all floors are spacious and light.


Entrance to the building is possible via the sidewalk or via a separate entrance of the basement. Through the corridor with marble floor on the first floor you enter the living room with a beautiful view over the Prinsengracht. The living room has old wide oak floorboards and a working fireplace with St Anna marble fireplace.

Via the staircase in the hallway you reach the first floor with a work / bedroom at the front of the building. The bathroom with bath, double sink, toilet and washing machine and dryer connection is located in the middle of the building. At the rear is the master bedroom with fitted wardrobes.

Continuing to the attic floor you will find two bedrooms with a loft for storage. The intermediate storage room is easy to convert into a second bathroom if desired. (see also the alternative plan drawing)
The roof is provided with insulation, making it cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

In the basement, the kitchen is situated with a largely granite counter top. The (concrete) floor is equipped with underfloor heating and tiles. The well-functioning fireplace has a beautiful Bretignac natural stone frame. The toilet is equipped with an original fountain. At the rear of the building there is a cooled room for wine storage. Through the French doors you enter the sunny and quiet back garden of approx. 68 m2.

Features and details:
- Located on private land.
- Protected cityscape and national monument.
- Size 217 m2 (NEN) and back garden of approx 68 m2.
- Very comfortable and quiet living with lots of sunlight entry.
- Property was completely renovated in 2000 and the foundation was completely renewed as well!
- Floor are equipped with an anhydrite floor.
- Within walking distance there are several possibilities to rent a parking space.
- Two well-functioning fireplaces.
- Located in the famous Spiegelkwartier.
- Close to the new North-South subway.

Speculation building; The houses Prinsengracht 552-560 were built in 1698 by the carpenter Steven Pijkeren. The land was owned by the rich merchant A. van der Ghiessen and he also covered the construction costs. In November 1698, shortly after the completion of the construction, the houses were transferred to Pijkeren for fl. 15,000, which he did not pay immediately. The contract stipulated that he would only repay the amount after ten years with up to four percent interest. This happened much earlier, however, because he managed to sell the new premises between 1699 and 1701. This case Pijkeren had made a profit and that was the whole company focused on: the construction of the five buildings was a form of speculation! The buildings of Pijkeren had identical neck facades, of which only those of 552 is still preserved!


This information has been compiled by us with due care. On our part, however, no liability is accepted for any incompleteness, inaccuracy or otherwise, or the consequences thereof. All specified sizes and areas are indicative. Although we have carefully measured the property, neither Keij & Stefels realtor nor the seller accepts any liability for deviations in the specified sizes. The buyer declares to have been given the opportunity to (have checked) the specified measurements. Buyer has his own duty to investigate all matters that are important to him or her. With regard to this property, the broker is an advisor to the seller. We advise you to call in an expert (NVM) broker who guides you through the purchase process. If you have specific requirements
regarding the house, we advise you to make this known to your purchasing agent in time and to do independent research on this. If you do not call in an expert representative, you will, according to the law, be competent enough to handle all matters that are of interest.
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Type of house/apartment
Canal-side property
Construction type
Existing property
Year of construction
Roof covering
gabled roof
Roof material
roof tiles

Surface Area and Volume

Usage area Living
217 m²
Other indoor space
4 m²
Building-related outside
1 m²
External storage space
1 m²
Gross volume
720 m³
Lot size
148 m²


Total number of rooms
Number of bedrooms
Number of bathrooms
Facilities bathroom
Bathtub, Toilet, Double washbasin
alarm system, TV cable, flue


roof insulation
Heating type
boiler, fireplace
Hot water
Type boiler
einde levensduur
Boiler year
Property boiler
Freehold property

Land registry details

Surface area
148 m²
Ownership structure
Full ownership

Outside Area

By a waterway, Waterside, In town or city centre
Garden type
Well maintained, southwest, 5 x 13.50 m
Surface area
68 m²
Accessible via back


Type of parking
Paid parking
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