Canal House


A Bit of History

Opposite the former Court of Justice, located on the Prinsengracht between the Leidsegracht and the Leidsestraat, REB owns one of the so-called the Zeven Provinciën, namely the Gelderland.

The Zeven Provinciën were built between 1714 and 1725 by Benjamin Dutry van Haaften and are known for their nearly identical, original neck gables. Situated in the heart of the Zeven Provinciën, the Gelderland is the largest of the seven properties, which correspond to the seven regions that once formed the Republic of the Netherlands. From an architectural perspective too, the Gelderland, with its striking façade and elegantly framed entrance, forms the symmetrical centre of this beautiful row of canal houses. The fact that Mr Dutry belonged to the nobility of the province of Gelderland, has undoubtedly played a role in this set-up.

The striking façade, the main supporting structure, the floor plans and the impressive curved open staircase to the various floors, have all been preserved in their original 18th century state. Like the other six properties of the Zeven Provinciën, the Gelderland is a listed building.

Next to the protected view of the Zeven Provinciën, this location offers stunning views of the former Court of Justice, with its extensive classicist façade. Even with its future purpose of a luxury hotel, this stately building from 1825 -1829 will keep radiating its monumental beauty.

The Gelderland is conveniently located on the outer canal of Amsterdam’s three main canals, within walking distance of cultural destinations such as the Museum Quarter, the Stadsschouwburg, the De La Mar theatre and venues like Paradiso and Melkweg. The best shopping streets and the Vondelpark are around the corner, as well as important arterial roads and public transport.

As you wish – redeveloping to One’s Desires

An entire canal house of this quality, including a new foundation executed by REB Projects, and with planning permission for redevelopment into multiple residences – with the option of combining an office or practice –, and including a garden and garden house; this can rightly be called a monumental opportunity.

The monumental canal house Gelderland includes a basement, a ground floor apartment with a spacious garden and a habitable garden house, three intermediate floors and a two-storey apartment with a roof terrace. The property has a rectangular layout of approximately 6 x 14 metres and is situated on 194 m2 freehold plot. This project provides excellent opportunities for redevelopment – into multiple high-quality residences or a combination of living and working at this stunning location – while maintaining its current monumental character.