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The name of this cellar in 1719
Historic Wall 800 years
Entire townhouse

Unique vaulted cellar in old Utrecht city center

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Unique vaulted cellar in old Utrecht city center

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
Great check-in experience95% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Outstanding hospitality14 recent guests said this host offered outstanding hospitality.
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.

Airbnb the Swarte Leeuw is on one of the most attractive locations in Utrecht : The yard of de Oudegracht. The Swarte Leeuw is housed in a 800 year old vaulted cellar, where medievel vaults go along with contemporary modern art and a pleasant stay in a unique location. The city of Utrecht is located approximetely 25 miles from Amsterdam and is easily accessible by car
or public transport


Laptop friendly workspace
Hair dryer

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 crib

House Rules

Not suitable for children (2-12 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM


60 Reviews

Claude User Profile
June 2017
Marco was well a organised and communicative host. The place is perfect for experiencing Utrecht and is very close to everything you will need/want. A really unique place!
Anne User Profile
July 2018
I had an amazing time in Utrecht and this beautiful spot had a lot to do with that. Being able to enjoy a breakfast sitting besides the old and very idyllic canal and watching the boats go by, feeding the ducks and geese made it fairytale like. The cellar was a perfect spot durin…
Ramiro User Profile
July 2018
This was a great place to stay in. You can't beat the location. Right on the canal, really close to a great supermarket (about 30 yards away), and about a 10 minute walk to the Dom Church. Marco was a great host too. Very attentive to details, he even waits for guests with a bott…
Brian User Profile
June 2018
Marco is a wonderful host, he was there to greet us on arrival & again as we were departing. On our previous visit to Utrecht we had seen people coming out of these canal side cellars & decided that on our next visit that we wanted to stay in one if we could. When booking this tr…
Linda User Profile
June 2018
The Black Lion is the name of this unique accommodation in Utrecht. My husband and I loved staying there, steps away from Oudegracht, a lovely canal. Marco provided a small table and chairs to use outside. We spent nearly every morning and evening out there, with coffee or wine, …
Laurine User Profile
May 2018
Just a lovely place next to the beautiful and peaceful canal. Marco was extremely flexible, compliant with our program and very helpful if you don't know the city. Thank you !
Michael User Profile
May 2018
It's not every day that you can stay in a converted cellar that's older than most countries, and it's a neat place to stay! The space has two decently sized rooms, one as a dining/relaxation space and the other room contains the kitchen, bathroom, and bed. It can feel a little in…

Hosted by Marco

Utrecht, NetherlandsJoined in October 2014
Marco User Profile
64 Reviews
Marco is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Hello. My name is Marco. Since 1995 I live with my girlfriend Nandy in Utrecht. In 1996 I started to work as a sculptor in a vaulted cellar on the Oudegracht. After my retirement we decided that we didn't need a large studio anymore and made the studio into a combined workshop,…
Languages: Deutsch, English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
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