Herengracht 61 Amsterdam


Charming and completely vacant canal property measuring over 313 sq. m. with a patio and a beautiful view over one of Amsterdam’s finest canals, Herengracht. This building has monument status and dates from 1654, with a beautiful neck gable and decorative oculus windows in the façade. The property consists of a ‘front house’ section with five floors, including an attic and a basement, and a ‘back house’ section with three floors. The property currently needs updating, but this offers you the perfect chance to redesign the interior based around your own needs and create your ideal home.

Within Amsterdam’s canal district, this section of Herengracht, between the Blauwburgwal and Brouwersgracht, is prized as a quiet and peaceful residential area. It consists mainly of residential houses, free of noisy hotels or bars and most of the traffic is local traffic.

It is also an extremely convenient location within Amsterdam. You can walk to Central Station within a few minutes, and from there you can travel onwards to any other part of the city by tram, train or metro, as well as to Schiphol Airport. The lively Noordermarkt, Lindengracht, Haarlemmerstraat and the famous Negen Straatjes are also within walking distance, offering wonderful restaurants, cafés with terraces by the canal side, a weekly organic market and many unusual shops.

There are stone steps leading up to your own front door on the first floor.

From the entrance area, you enter the living room with exposed beams and beautiful views over Herengracht. In the middle there is a foyer providing access to an 8.5 sq. m. patio and the kitchen at the rear of the property.

The basement can be accessed from here, or alternatively from the street through a separate entrance.
Most of the the basement has a ceiling height of 2 metres. The central heating boiler is also located in the basement.

First floor:
Landing, toilet and shower, bedroom in the ‘back house’ adjacent to the light court. This bedroom also provides access to a second upstairs room with an attic space. The spacious living room is located at the front of the house overlooking the canal. The original beams are exposed and there are playful differences in height.

Second floor:
Landing, spacious bedroom at the front overlooking the Herengracht. Spacious bathroom adjacent to the light court.

Third floor:
Landing, spacious living room/bedroom that extends from the light court to the canal side.

Fourth floor:
Spacious bedroom with visible roof structure and beautiful round attic windows at the front. Finally, there is a practical, spacious storage area in the attic.

- Living area of 220.20 sq. m., plus 93.20 sq. m. of other interior space in the basement, which has an average ceiling height of 2 metres.
(NEN 2580 measurement report available).
- Freehold property.
- The property is a national monument, dating from 1654.
- The building needs renovating.
- Old-age, asbestos and non-residents clauses apply.
- Notary for this project: Mol Notariaat, Amsterdam.

The property has been measured according to NEN2580. These measurement guidelines are designed to ensure that measurements are made in a uniform way in terms of useable floor area. These guidelines do not exclude the possibility of differences in measurements due to, for example, differences in interpretation, rounding or limitations when making the measurements.

This information has been compiled with due care and attention by our office. However, we cannot accept liability for any omissions or inaccuracies, or the consequences thereof. All sizes and dimensions are indicative. The buyer remains responsible for verifying all matters that are of importance to him/her. Our office is the real estate agency for the vendor of this property. We advise you to approach an NVM/MVA real estate agent to assist you with their expertise during purchasing. If you choose not to make use of professional guidance, this is deemed to mean that you consider your legal expertise sufficient to handle all associated matters. The General Conditions for Consumers of the NVM are applicable.


Asking price € 1.695.000 k.k.

Type of property:
Construction type:
Existing property
Year of construction:
Floor space:
220 m²
Lot size:
76 m²
806 m³
Total number of rooms:
Parking permits, Paid parking
By mutual agreement


Street: Herengracht 61

Postal code: 1015BC

City/town: Amsterdam