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Sold: Keizersgracht 524, 1017 EK Amsterdam

Type of residence House, canal house, terraced house
Plot size 274 m²
Liveable area 589 m²
Acceptance By consultation
Status Sold



Offered for sale in Amsterdam Centre (Grachtengordel):

Very exclusive and special canal house of 589 m2 located on the Keizersgracht. This stately monumental building, called "t huis Geloof", is located between Leidsestraat and Spiegelstraat and is ideal as a live-work building. The building consists of five floors, has a new foundation (2004) and the front house dates from 1670.

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  • Features

    All characteristics
    Type of residence House, canal house, terraced house
    Construction period 1670
    Status Sold
  • Location


Reference number 02131
Asking price €5,750,000
Upholstered Not furnished
Furnishing Unfurnished
Status Sold
Acceptance By consultation
Last updated 22 March 2022
Type of residence House, canal house, terraced house
Type of construction Existing estate
Construction period 1670
Roof materials Tiles
Rooftype Composite
Surfaces and content
Plot size 274 m²
Effective area 589 m²
Content 2,280 m³
Surface area other inner rooms 47 m²
Surface area external, linked storage rooms 17 m²
Number of floors 6
Number of rooms 14 of which (8 bedrooms)
Number of bathrooms 3 (and 2 separate toilets)
Location At waterside, City centre, Near public transport, Near school, On waterway
Type Patio
Main garden Yes
Orientation South west
Condition Normal
Garden 2 - Type Patio
Garden 2 - Orientation South west
Garden 2 - Condition Normal
Type of boiler Nefit Ecomline HR
Heating source Gas
Year of manufacture 2004
Combiboiler Yes
Boiler ownership Owned
Water heating Central heating system, Gas boiler
Heating Central heating, Fireplace, Partial Floor heating
Bathroom facilities Bathroom 1 Bath, Double sink, Toilet, Walkin shower, Washingmachine connection
Bathroom facilities Bathroom 2 Walkin shower, Washbasin furniture
Bathroom facilities Bathroom 3 Double sink, Toilet, Walkin shower
Has a balcony Yes
Has cable TV Yes
Has a fireplace Yes
Garden available Yes
Has a phone line Yes
Has an internet connection Yes
Has ventilation Yes
Cadastral informations
Amsterdam I 12059
Range Entire lot
Ownership Full ownership
Amsterdam I 7303
Area 274 m²
Range Entire lot
Ownership Full ownership


Offered for sale in Amsterdam Centre (Grachtengordel):

Very exclusive and special canal house of 589 m2 located on the Keizersgracht. This stately monumental building, called "t huis Geloof", is located between Leidsestraat and Spiegelstraat and is ideal as a live-work building. The building consists of five floors, has a new foundation (2004) and the front house dates from 1670.

The rear house and the spacious backyard has a beautiful view of the coach house with a very special monumental rear facade, which is equipped with two beautiful statues and magnificent ornaments. A painting with this image can be found in the permanent collection of the Rijksmuseum.

The entire property has a gross capacity of less than approx 2280 m3 and a living area of 589 m2 (according to NEN2580 measurement report).

The property is situated in a special location on one of the four main canals in Amsterdam between Leidsestraat and Nieuwe Spiegelstraat. The location is very central, with the Museumplein, Leidseplein, Rembrandtplein, Stopera, Royal Theatre Carré and the Hermitage Museum within walking distance. In the vicinity is a wide range of international museums, art galleries, fine restaurants and cozy lunchrooms.

You can park your car in secure parking garages nearby including Parkbee Keizersgracht and through the Weesperstraat the A10 motorway can be reached within ten minutes.

The property is divided into five floors:

Here is currently a spacious practice room which is separately accessible from the street and provides access to the garden. Obviously, this free of rent and / or use rights delivered.

Ground floor and garden:
Through the entrance floor you have access to the general entrance of the building. The front house can be used as you wish and in the back house you will find the cozy kitchen overlooking the garden and coach house. Centrally located is the patio and through the hall you have access to the garden. The garden enjoys a wonderful area (approx. 193 m2) and the view of the coach house with its beautiful statues is breathtaking.

Second floor:
In the front house of the second floor is the spacious living room with fireplace located. The back house is currently used as an office / study but can also perfectly serve as bedroom or dining room. Central you will find a second (small) kitchen and separate toilet.

Second floor:
On the second floor you will find the first bedroom floor with three very spacious bedrooms, three bathrooms and more than enough closet space.

Third floor:
Only the front house has a third floor, accessible by the indoor staircase. On this floor there are four bedrooms and the third bathroom. Through the back smaller bedroom is a loft ladder to reach the storage room.

Fourth floor:
The very spacious storage room is located on the sixth floor and fourth floor of the building. To all storage space you will find here also the CV installation and access door to the roof.

For the exact layout we refer you to the floor plans.

This property is located on private land. There is no leasehold.

- Entire canal house;
- Top location around the corner from the Nieuwe Spiegelstraat / Spiegelgracht;
- Living space: 589.1 m2 (NEN2580 measurement report available);
- Gross content: 2,280.39 m3;
- State monumental building (No. 2636);
- with new foundation (2004);
- spacious backyard (approx. 193 m2) with breathtaking views of the coach house;
- equipped with 7 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms;
- three fireplaces;
- All imaginable amenities within walking distance;
- located on private land;
- standard age clause applicable;
- Subject to vendor approval;
- delivery in consultation.

*Monument - Keizersgracht 524 't Faith | Building with facade (XVIIIc) under straight cornice (late XVIII/early XIX). Decorated sidewalk, carved Louis XV door, cut window with lantern XIX A. | State monument number 2636.

In 1670 carpenter Gerrit Jacobsz. built three identical houses on Keizersgracht for silk merchant Pieter van Zuylen, 524, 426 and 428 called Faith , Hope and Charity . The houses are each three bays wide and have a common frontage. At the back of the gardens there are garden houses against the back walls of houses on Kerkstraat. In the course of time, the unity between the properties broke down and they became independent properties.

In 1743 the merchant and art collector Nicolaas Doekscheer became the owner of the building Het Geloof, at number 524. He had the interior decorated with stucco and in 1754 he provided the building with a new gable in keeping with the taste of the times, with attic lights between the brackets of the cornice and a balustrade. On top of the balustrade is a now disappeared statue personifying Faith. Then Casper Philips makes the facade drawings, with this new cornice. The present attic dates from a rebuilding around 1800.

In 1756 Doekscheer buys the neighboring house, number 526, with an associated rear house on Church Street and also the house behind his own house. He had the two small houses demolished to make way for a large coach house, this being Kerkstraat 61, which was built back to back against the garden house of his house on Keizersgracht.

On the side of the Kerkstraat it is easy to see how the coach house is closed off with an imposing and rich top. Downstairs there are stables and coach house, upstairs there are dwellings for the coachmen and others and above them the haylofts. In 1758 the construction was completed. On the garden side the coach house was given a showy gable in an exuberant rococo style.

Doekscheer is an avid collector of mainly seventeenth-century paintings. On a few occasions he also acted as commissioner. In 1772 he had the Haarlem painter Hendrik Keun (1738-1787) make two paintings, one of his residence Het Geloof, and one of his garden with garden and coach house. The first painting was sold at auction in 1796 and has since disappeared without a trace. The other canvas ended up in the Rijksmuseum in 1951. The painting shows gardens and coach house on a sunny day while Doekscheer himself, his wife and staff are in the garden.

The rear facade of the coach house provides a worthy backdrop for the depiction. In the decorated niches are statues of Hercules and Ceres and on the cornice of the low garden house the figures of Faith and Hope and, in the middle a medallion of Love. In later times, the sculpture of the garden house disappeared. In 1958, the carriage house was restored. At that time, a new balustrade on the roof of the coach house was still missing, at a subsequent restoration in 1976 the sculptor Hans 't Mannetje made a copy of wood based on the painting by Keun, which was placed in its original place on the roof of the former coach house. The two decorative chimneys of the coach house have also been returned.

Source: Municipality of Amsterdam.

For more information about this property and / or to make an appointment, please contact our office. Our staff will be happy to assist you.

This house is offered in accordance with art. 7:17 paragraph 6 Civil Code. The specified features are intended only as an indication.

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