We purchased our house (N29) in December 2004. The front facade is a monument, which means it must be preserved in its original style. We have been unable to establish the exact age of the house as the city archives only provide information from 1906 and our house dates from before this time. Opposite N29 stands a monument building (the first social housing in Amsterdam) built in 1672 for the weaver population.

Drawings from the local authority show an extension to our property in 1871. The terrace room, kitchen and breakfast area are in this section. We assume that the front section of the property dates from sometime between 1672 and 1871. It may have been a property related to a previous house on the Prinsengracht to the back of Noorderstraat 29.