Herengracht 31 2312 La Leiden

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 5,146 sqft
  • 3,208 sqft lot
  • $527/sqft
In a very privileged location beside one of the most beautiful canals of Leiden lies this stately mansion from the first half of the 18e century.
This property combines a number of exceptional fea
In a very privileged location beside one of the most beautiful canals of Leiden lies this stately mansion from the first half of the 18e century.
This property combines a number of exceptional features that are very hard to find in the centre of Leiden today, namely:
- Location: the wide Herengracht is home to some of Leiden’s finest monumental buildings. Most of them were built in the 17e and 18e centuries by or for wealthy merchants and notables. It is still quiet and pleasant to live beside this canal, within walking and cycling distance of everything that makes Leiden so attractive: a wide range of restaurants, shops and culture. And with your own pleasure boat in front of the door, you can enjoy cruising through the city or to the Kagerplassen.
- The living space: this property offers no less than approx. 480 m2 of living space! And yet it is and remains a comfortable and functional (residential) house. As is often the case with such monumental canal-side houses, the property consists of a front house, a light court and a rear house. Part of the property now forms a completely independent living unit with its own entrance; ideal as a multi-generational residence or to rent out to reduce living costs.
- The garden: a pleasant, large and sunny garden is of great value in the city centre. This house has such a garden; facing SE, it offers both sun and shade during the day, also thanks to the beautiful red beech tree. And if you would like to park your car on private property, you can do so via the gate at the rear. Moreover, the ’light court’ is a pleasant place to sit both in summer and in winter. Jules Deelder’s wall poem was sung by him at this location during a festive occasion and then applied to the wall by the city painter of Leiden (Jan Willem Bruins).
- The state of maintenance: this property was completely renovated in 2008 (literally from basement to roof), while retaining its original character. For you as a resident, this means the convenience and comfort of a modernised house, perfectly combined with characteristic features such as marble and wooden floors, high ornamental ceilings, several stone fireplaces, etc.
For the layout and finish level of the house, we refer to the floor plans and the extensive photo and video presentation on our website.
Particulars: -
Living space 478m2
- Basement 14m2 (other indoor space)
- Balcony 11m2 (building-related outdoor space)
- Plot 298m2
- National monument
- Inspection report of monumental conservation available
- Completely renovated in 2007 . Overview of all work available
Leiden is known for its beautiful historical city centre with its many canals where you can enjoy a drink at one of the many terraces or just take a stroll. The centre of Leiden is not only beautiful, but also very practical, as almost all shops, museums and other attractions are situated within walking distance of each other.
Besides this beautiful centre, the city also has attractive natural areas, including several city parks and the recently opened ’Singelpark’, a 6 km walking route along the canals of Leiden. Leiden is also practically situated in the Randstad. By train, you can reach cities such as Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague within 20-30 minutes, and by car, you can get anywhere quickly from Leiden via the A4 and A44. But the coastal towns of Noordwijk and Katwijk are also within cycling distance (less than 10 km)!
All in all, a unique property in a superb location. Well worth a visit.
  • Listed Sep 08, 2022
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  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Fireplace
  • Mansion
  • Gas Stovetop
  • Kitchen island
  • Gate
  • 2D Floor Plan
  • Basement


  • Coastal
  • Mansion
  • Renovated


  • Office
  • High Ceiling
  • Washer Dryer
  • Kitchen island
  • Fireplace
  • Basement
  • Gas Stovetop


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