In 1899, entrepreneur Cornelis Hellingman acquired the plot of land in the picturesque Jordaan neighbourhood between the Looiersgracht and the Passeerdersstraat. The former liquorice-producing site of the Klene sugar refinery had been demolished after a fire and in its place construction company Hellingman’s Bouwmaatschappij commissioned the carpenter and architect Jan Lenderink to build new warehouses and a factory building.
Looiersgracht 43 is an inspiring hub situated on the far right of several terraced warehouses. In the second half of the last century, a third, top floor was added. The property boasts an abundance of space, high ceilings and a generous open-plan office layout enhanced by windows looking out to its secluded back garden.
The location constitutes a sweet spot between the arterial Prinsengracht and Lijnbaansgracht canals. Shops, restaurants and cafés are to be found around every corner, yet the tree-lined Looiersgracht itself retains a tranquil, almost bucolic feel with bobbing pleasure boats and Instagram-worthy bridges. The bustle of Leidseplein and the green space of the Vondelpark are within easy walking distance.