Canal Belt apartments

Amsterdam Canal Belt apartments

Draped prettily around the epicentre of this most vibrant city like an ornate necklace is the delightful and fairy-tale-like Canal Belt District. Known locally as the Grachtengordel, it is made up of four majestic waterways – the Singel, Herengracht, Keizersgracht and the Prinsengracht canals. Constructed during the city’s 17th century Golden Age it boasts a unique elegance that is instantly recognizable to millions as quintessential Amsterdam. You are sure to be immediately enchanted by the beautiful architecture of the tall leaning town houses, bohemian house boats and unexpected wildlife to be found along these graceful iconic waterways. Be sure to explore the area at night time when you will notice many of the charming bridges are lit up prettily by little lights reflecting atmospherically in the water. We offer many Amsterdam Canal Belt apartments in all price ranges for you to start exploring Amsterdam.

Amazingly, a large chunk of the district narrowly missed being demolished altogether in the 1970s when many buildings had run into disrepair following the war and controversial plans were made to build a huge road to connect the city with outlying areas. Thankfully following many actual street battles with local residents, politicians and police the area was saved and the road was not built. Sadly much of the nearby Jewish district, the Waterlooplein, was destroyed already to make way for the Metro development. The Canal Belt added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 2010 since it is now considered to be of great architectural and historical importance.

Our Canal Belt Apartments
We have a wide selection of outstanding properties of varying sizes available for hire within this most beautiful and unique district. Below you find our most popular Canal Belt apartments and a link to all apartments in the Canal Belt area in Amsterdam. To see the availability and location information of all our apartments in the Canal Belt simply state the date of your visit the top of this page and click the search button. If you need further assistance or have any questions then please contact our helpful and friendly support team.

Most popular Canal Belt apartments

Elegant City apartment Amsterdam

Price per night from € 151

Charming and bright 1-bedroom apartment, sleeping up to four guests, superbly located close to the Rembrandtplein in Amsterdam’s breathtaking Canal Belt.
  • Max. guests: 4
  • Bedrooms: 1
Elegant City II apartment Amsterdam

Price per night from € 120

Elegant and modern 2-bedroom apartment, for four people, situated in a quiet side street in a peaceful neighbourhood within Amsterdam’s city centre.
  • Max. guests: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
Hermitage Apartment Amsterdam

Price per night from € 225

Accommodating up to 6 guests, this charming 1-bedroom apartment is very centrally located and offers a welcome retreat in the city centre of Amsterdam, nearby the square Rembrandtplein.
  • Max. guests: 6
  • Bedrooms: 1
Kerkstraat Apartment Amsterdam

Price per night from € 131

Accommodating up to two guests, this charming 1-bedroom apartment occupies a prime position in a side street within Amsterdam’s popular Canal Belt.
  • Max. guests: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
Leidse Square City Centre Apartment A

Price per night from € 129

Accommodating up to five guests, this charming two bedroom apartment offers an ideal base close to the centre of Amsterdam.
  • Max. guests: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
Leidse Square City Centre Apartment C

Price per night from € 137

Accommodating up to six guests, this contemporary two bedroom apartment offers a perfect retreat close to Amsterdam’s city centre.
  • Max. guests: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
Leidse Square Marnix Apartment A

Price per night from € 180

Leidse Square Marnix Apartment A is beautifully located at a stone's throw distance from Amsterdam's cultural, entertainment, and shopping sights. Leidseplein is just 200 metres away. Rijksmuseum and Vondelpark are only 600 metres away.
  • Max. guests: 4
  • Bedrooms: 1
Leidse Square Marnix Apartment B

Price per night from € 190

Leidse Square Marnix Apartment B is perfect for those seeking a relaxing and spacious apartment in the midst of the buzzling city centre. The apartment has a lovely location with two spacious bedrooms at the backside of the apartment. Leidseplein is just on the corner and the charming Jordaan area, Rijksmuseum, and Vondelpark are just minutes away.
  • Max. guests: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
Leidseplein Longstreet Apartment 1

Price per night from € 107

Modern, spacious and beautifully presented, the 1-bedroom Long Street Apartment offers accommodation for up to 4 guests in the centre of the city.
  • Max. guests: 4
  • Bedrooms: 1

Canal Belt area, sightseeing boat, Amsterdam

Sightseeing Boat, Amsterdam

Canal Belt tips

The city of Amsterdam boasts over 60 museums and art galleries and some of them can be found within the Canal Belt district. TheCanal House Museum is a great place to kick off your cultural tour of the city. Located in a stunning canal side building itself, it tells the fascinating story of the Amsterdam canals, explaining how and why they were created. The exhibition incorporates interactive multimedia exhibits and takes you on a four hundred year old journey back in time. You will be amazed by the beautifully restored interior with its high ceilings and chandeliers as well as the ornate courtyard garden at the rear. The museum is located at 386 Herengracht.

To discover even more about the Canal Belt and Amsterdam’s rich historic past then call in at the Amsterdam Historical Museum, also now known simply as Amsterdam Museum. You will find the entrance on Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal, a few second’s walk from the most central canal ring, Singel.

Other museums in the area are the Bible Museum at 366- 368 Herengracht, the unusual Cat Museum (Kat Kabinet) at 497 Herengracht and the world famous Anne Frank House Museum at 263 Prinsengracht, the most visited museum in the Netherlands.

1. Frothy Dutch beers and a sing-along at the Twee Swaantjes
2. Belgian and Dutch beers, liqueurs and jenevers at Papeneiland Café and Bar
3. Sample up to 30 Dutch draught beers at Café ‘t Arendsnest
4. Hot chocolate and ‘brownies’ at Coffeshop Amnesia

1. Sweet and savoury Pancakes at Ovidius Grand Café
2. Dinner and dancing at Werck Restaurant and Café Bar
3. Hearty meals and mash at the Herengracht Bar and Grill

1. Unique gifts and toys at Artika
2. Upgrade your street-style at Onitsuka Tiger
3. Send bulbs and tulips back home at the Floating Flower Market
4. Classy kitchenalia at Kitsch Kitchen

1. The moving and educational Anne Frank House Museum
2. The fascinating Bible Museum
3. The informative and interesting Canal House Museum
4. The fun feline Cat Museum (Kat Kabinet)