DescriptionA detached house right in the middle of the city? In one of the highlights of the Amsterdam School? This is your chance. One of the two unique tower apartments in the Berlage-tower at the Mercator Square is now for rent since the first time it was rebuilt. A once in 2 decades opportunity.
• Living in a Dutch historical landmark, but with all the conveniences of a modern contruction
• For architecture lovers, or those who want something really special.
• A lot of outdoor space thanks to a large panoramic roof terrace of approx 30m2.
• Extra storage space within the apartment to keep your house organised.
• In the middle of the "Booming Baarsjes", a popular upcoming district.
Entering the building you pass through a glass door into the lobby. Residents of the tower apartment have exclusive and secured access by elevator which goes up to the entrance level of the apartment. Upon exiting the elevator you enter the front hall of the apartment.
When you enter the apartment through its front door, you come onto a landing. On your left is the void of the living room and on your right are the stairs. The ‘floating’ bookcase hanging in the void also serves as a railing. At this level you will also find a guest toilet and a separate storage and laundry space.
The living room has a height of 5 meters and a large window facing north. (In 1925 the tower was originally intended as an artists’ studio - for which even northern light is important). The centerpiece is a light sculpture by the American artist Isamu Noguchi. The room has a wooden floor of American oak from the same batch as the kitchen worktop and the dining table. Across the entire length of the Eastern wall (8m) a wooden bench is built in, which now serves as dining table seats.
The kitchen is located at the front (south) side. It has a worktop of solid oak, it’s height is 95 cm, while it is deeper than usual, 72 cm. Looking out of the windows you see the lively square in front of the building and in the distance you can see the high-rise of the Zuidas. The ceiling of the kitchen is 4 meters high. The kitchen is custom designed for the apartment and includes refrigerator, dishwasher, (separate) oven/microwave, and a design extraction hood.
From the kitchen you go through a hidden hatch down to a lower level. Here your find a large hobby space of 25 m2 and 155 cm height. There are shelving units on all walls, with storage space, bookcases, wardrobes. It is now also in use as a work area. This well-isolated room is quiet and suitable as a library, play / work space or additional storage room for stock. A place where you literally can be completely hidden.
Through a door and a steel staircase you go from the living level onto the sunny roof terrace on the south. From here you have a panoramic view on the square and the surrounding areas. The front parapet is decorated with the original decorative tiles. The terrace is divided from the rest of the roof through a privacy screen and plants. The design of alternating trees and shrubs has been made by a landscape architect.
By way of the stairs you go through the hallway to the study on the front (south) side. On each side of this room there are small balconies. Here you will find a built-in desk. Sitting or standing behind the desk a you have a view of the Westerkerk. On the west side is a spacious walk-in closet.
From the study there is a flight of stairs to the highest level with bedroom and bathroom. From the bedroom you have a spectacular view of the Hoofdweg on the one side, and on the surrounding areas to Sloterdijk and the Port of Amsterdam on the other side.The bedroom can be closed by a massive wooden sliding door. The bathroom is high and bright in the morning; from there, you can watch the sun come up over the Amsterdam city center. The bathroom is decorated in a Mediterranean white/blue motif with blue handmade Italian glass tiles, Duravit sink, tub, toilet and floor heating.
After the apartment was newly built, the interior was thoroughly redesigned by the Flemish interior architect Wim de Vos. He has won several design awards and is notable for his unconventional and minimalist designs. As Berlage in his time, he custom designed the kitchen and all built-in furniture to match the apartment. By breaking away walls and making ingenious case and bench constructions he succeeded in making the apartment spacious and bright.
Upon going outside you directly walk into a shopping area. On and around the square you will find a supermarket, several bakeries, a Volendammer fishmonger, a butcher, and much more. The Rembrandt Park and the Erasmus Park are just around the corner. Swimming and fitness can be done at Sportplaza Mercator, the popular and most modern swimming pool in Amsterdam.
In this district one trendy restaurant after another is being opened. Cafe Zurich on the square has become one of the hotspots of Amsterdam West. On summer evenings the terraces around the fountains are filled with people.
As a resident of the Mercator Square you can park for free in the newly renovated garage under the square. By car you pop onto the A10 in a couple of minutes. Tram and bus stop right outside your door, the subway stop is 5 minutes by bike. Within 10 minutes by bike you’re in the middle of the Jordaan, Leidseplein or Vondelpark.
• Dutch historic landmark
• Spectacular view on all sides
• Panoramical roof terrace of 30m2
• Spacious interior design
• Extra hobby space of 25m2
• Fully insulated
• A lot of custom built-in furniture (moving can be light and quickly)
• Exclusive access to the apartment by elevator
• Common bicycle shelter below the building
• Close to the A10
|Asking price||€1,900 per month (furnished, upholstered)|
|Service costs||€25 per month|
|Acceptance||By 01 December 2022|
|Offered since||17 November 2022|
|Last updated||29 November 2022|
|Type of residence||Apartment, upstairs apartment, apartment|
|Type of construction||Existing estate|
|Surfaces and content|
|Plot size||85 m²|
|Floor Surface||85 m²|
|Number of floors||1|
|Number of rooms||2 (of which 1 bedroom)|
|Number of bathrooms||1|
|Year of manufacture||2010|
|Water heating||Central heating system|