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History of the Amsterdam canal district

From the second half of the 14th century, Amsterdam was to develop into an important trading city. The transit of grain in particular formed the basis for the city's great prosperity. Post-1585, the population had grown to such an extent that the decision was taken to expand Amsterdam. To the west of the old centre, a multi-phased process led to the construction of the canal district, which was a great work of engineering for those days.
From 1663 on, the canal district came into being between the Leidsegracht and the Amstel river. Where possible, the land was divided into regularly shaped plots. A system was introduced by which the scale of the plots directly distinguished between the inexpensive and expensive areas, so that only the wealthy traders and regents could afford the more expensive plots. The northern section of the new canal district (the Herengracht and Keizersgracht) was intended as a residential area for the most affluent parties.

 

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Brief history of the residents

Historically speaking, the real estate is a unique possession, which was built in 1687 by assignment of Mr. Albert Geelvinck (1647 - 1693), who also bought plots on the Keizersgracht in that same year. He commissioned the construction of a double residence on the Herengracht, which was embellished with a variety of reception rooms, and stables with coach house on the Keizersgracht.
The plot at Keizersgracht 633 subsequently became a warehouse known as ‘Het kleine Haasje’ (the little hare) and later again a coach house named ‘De katoenboom’ (the cotton tree). Geelvinck's wife lived in the house until her death in 1647. The couple had no children and the residence was therefore inherited by their great-niece Agatha Livina Geelvinck in 1649. The latter moved into the house with her son Dirk Trip, who lived at number 504 from 1759 on, renting out the main house. Geertruy Trip sold the house to merchant Verwit Asschenberg in 1813. The complete complex was auctioned off in 1858. In 1861, the house and stables were bought by a couple who sold them on again in 1867, to banker Jan den Tex Bondt. From that time, the house was home to bankers for many years, who also held office there. On selling the building in 1920, the then owner Mr. Hacke took along with him the hand-painted tiles and ceiling paintings upon his departure. After that period, the complete building on the Herengracht became office premises.

 

Historical Survey

Bulletpoints

  • Herengracht 518 - approx 14165 ft² (1316 M²)
  • Keizersgracht 633 - approx 7599 ft² (706 M²)
  • Unesco Heritage
  • National Monument
  • Including parking facility
Car
 
Schiphol International airport 25 min. -
Brussels 2.5 hours 45 min.
Paris 5 hours 1 hour 20 min.
London 6 hours 1 hour

Floor plans Herengracht 518

Basement
First Floor
Second Floor
Third Floor
Fourth Floor
Fifth Floor

Floor plans Keizersgracht 633

First Floor
Second Floor
Third Floor
Fourth Floor
Fifth Floor

NEN 2580 reporting
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Allocation plans
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Clarification zoning horeca Dual zoning Zoning description

 

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Zoning discription
Soil survey
Exploratory soil survey Historical soil survey