Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday house boat in West Amsterdam
Have a unique experience of Amsterdam on ‘the perfect houseboat’, situated on a picturesque canal among the real local Amsterdammers of Oud-West. As fellow boat-locals in Oud-West, without a doubt one of the most authentic and original parts of the city, we are proud to say that this area does not have any tourist traps and you can truly experience great variety, food and shops among the locals.
And yet must-sees such as the Dam Square, Vondelpark, Anne Frank House, Westerkerk and the Leidse Square are located at walking distance!
Meander to the oldest part of the city called the Jordaan to enjoy the boutique shopping and fantastic food, or walk to the theatre district and enjoy the great nightlife around the Leidse Square.
The boat, designed by the Rotterdam based architects of SPRIKK, offers a distinctive combination of retro vintage elements such as a curved ceiling and wooden walls with modern luxury. This was quite a challenge, but we succeeded. Therefore you can watch the flatscreen tv (70 channels+) from a genuine chair of Gerrit Rietveld, one of the most famous Dutch furniture designers, and have a dinner at the vintage table of Holland’s design master Louis van Teeffelen whilst listening to your own music plugged in at the docking station.
The exceptional bathroom is close to a spa. The bath, half sunk in the floor, and rain shower give view on the porthole which looks out over the canal- one of the preserved details of this nearly 60-year old houseboat. Not only the Italian tiles and design taps, but also the sheer size of the bathroom contributes to the ultimate bathing experience.
The Arden sleeps 6 people. It has two separate bedrooms with high standard quality beds that can be used either as a twin or a double bed. Using the indoor curtains and comfortable sofa bed, a third private bedroom can be created. All rooms have water view and are provided with WiFi and cable connection for the best internet reception possible.
The kitchen is designed for your convenience. The stylish white, minimal design covers a complete range of all the necessary utilities: induction cooker, dishwasher, fridge, microwave, oven and a washing machine with dryer.
The drawers are fully stocked with all you can think of in order to make a complete diner for your family or friends.
We have made sure even that the most experienced chef cook will feel at home. And if you don’t feel like cooking, rest assured, you are surrounded by some of the best restaurants in town.
To the best of our knowledge and ability, we simply did everything, and continue to do so, to make you feel at home in our gorgeous part of Amsterdam!
- children welcome
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
“My girlfriend Iris and I (Juul) have lived on a houseboat ourselves for quite a few years now and we feel lucky everyday to be able to live so freely and privately on the historic waters of Amsterdam. Therefore we wanted to share this experience with other people. The ideal opportunity presented itself to us early 2012 and we were able to build from scratch ‘the perfect houseboat’. The result is even better than we ever could have hoped for.”
“The architect made a uncompromising design and with the help of a great contractor we managed to build our dream: the 'Arden'. The concept of the design is based on Shakespeares novel 'As You Like It' where two girls escape from the city into the forest called Arden where they find peace and love. We hope our houseboat will have the same effect on you and that you will like it as much as we do!”
“Is it the warm red pine boards on the outside, the retro architecture on the inside? Is it the bath, rain shower the top of the notch Italian tiling and the cute porthole in the bathroom? Maybe it is the vintage Dutch Design furniture, the quality beds, or the flatscreen tv, docking station and fully equipped modern kitchen?
We personally think it is the love that we have put in every detail of this houseboat. A houseboat that is designed to give you the best Amsterdam experience possible. Be welcome!”