A 201M2 (GFA 223M2) DUPLEX APARTMENT LAID OUT OVER THE BASEMENT AND GROUND FLOOR OF THE FORMER BANK BUILDING “HET BLAAUWE HUYS”
The history of this designated national heritage building began in 1616. Two single-roofed houses with hard stone façade are built along one of Amsterdam's most beautiful canals. Herengracht 196-198, known locally as 'De Blaauwe Huysen', was a remarkable complex for its time.
In 1998, De Blaauwe Huysen and the buildings Herengracht 200 and 202 were converted into 17 unique apartments. The apartment, which we have the pleasure of offering you, is laid out over the noble floor and the basement at the front of the building. The freehold building boasts a beautiful entrance with antique revolving door, marble corridors and an impressive inner courtyard. The building comes with a shared bicycle parking facility in the basement with an exit door opening out onto the Herengracht.
Noble floor; hall with meter cupboard and separate toilet. A hallway offers access to the spacious, high-ceilinged living room with large windows affording views of the Herengracht. The living room’s patio doors open out onto the beautiful atrium with its impressive blue ceiling. The hallway also offers access to the kitchen, which can be closed off by a sliding door. The kitchen is adjacent to a bathroom featuring a toilet, vanity and (shower in) bath. On the other side of the kitchen, the stairs lead to the mezzanine; this gorgeous open-plan floor, which accommodates fitted custom closets, can be used as the bedroom floor, but thanks to the spectacular view of the canal, it is also ideal as an office. A large desk has already taken up residence! Gorgeous mosaic parquet flooring throughout the entire ground floor and mezzanine.
An internal staircase in the hallway leads to a generous laundry room with a kitchenette with cleverly concealed closet space for the washing machine and dryer. This room leads to the spacious basement where the vaults can still be admired and custom closets offer a sea of storage space. A split level in the room has been used to create a sitting/lounge area.
This floor also offers a generous bathroom with toilet, spacious walk-in shower and double vanity with a large mirror cabinet with plenty of storage space.
Beautiful, large ceramic terra cotta-coloured floor throughout the basement.
LOCATION & ACCESSIBILITY
The house is located in the city centre, around the corner from the Raadhuisstraat and near the Westerkerk, the Royal Palace on the Dam and the Hartenstraat, which is part of the shopping area De Negen Straatjes. Here, you can see the history of Amsterdam in all its glory, the beautiful buildings accommodating one great shop after another. De Negen Straatjes are unique in their diversity, a perfect amalgamation of the past, present and future.
Paid parking on public streets with parking permit (between 9am to 12pm), Sundays 12 am to 12 PM. According to the information on the website of the Municipality of Amsterdam, there's a waitinglist for parking permits (per the information provided on 16 October 2017 for permit area Centrum 2).
- National heritage
- Two bedrooms, but can be easily reconfigured to accommodate more
- Shared bicycle parking facility in basement
- Second entry in the basement
- Acceptance by agreement, preferably as quickly as possible.
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.