On one of the most beautiful canals, in the center of Amsterdam, you could just walk past the canal house of Jelka and Marco. Jelka is an independent designer and her husband a passionate specialist in Japanese antiques. Their house was built in 1640 and all the original foundations are still standing. Seduced by the abandoned, impressive canal house and the Amsterdam way of living the couple decided to buy and restore the house. They live there since 25 years with their 2 sons. The ruined building was brought back to live ﬂoor by ﬂoor. Already upon entering the long, narrow, high hall, painted in pink and white, a Japanese temple lantern catches the eye. The tone is set! The 17th century house willingly merges with the collection of Japanese antique and contemporary art. Design furniture, ﬁgurative and abstract paintings by artists friends make their interior a unique place. You’ll also discover a small pearl hidden behind the house. The Little Japanese garden inclosed and protected between the high walls of the surrounding canal homes.
Location The Netherlands NO. Images 48