Some of the ancient typical Dutch buildings are still preserved in the centre of Amsterdam . Some are privetely owned and have been renovated to bring them back to life, maintaining the original details of the XVIIth century.

The Sonnenberg House for instance is registered as a heritage building, right on the Herengracht canal, in the central ring of old Amsterdam. This has been restored to accommodate visitors who love historical beauty and wish to have a special city break in Amsterdam.

Grand Sonnenberg Apartment, Amsterdam

Grand Sonnenberg Apartment, Amsterdam

This apartment is housed in a beautifully-restored 17th century building. This was one of the earlier houses that was built along the Herengracht. Inside you still see many original features, such as wooden beams, wooden floors and wooden circular stairs. Everything is very much like it was when it was first built. Most buildings from the 17th century have been changed much over the past 300 years, whereas this one has stayed the same. For instance, its gable – a stair-step type of design at the top of the triangular gable-end of a building – is a classical renaissance crow-stepped one; this detail gives you a hint of what can be expected inside this house.

For more information and reservations please visit our City Break Amsterdam page.