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Luxury houseboat in historic, old city, Amsterdam.

Bedrooms 2
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

This historic houseboat has recently been fully renovated and is equipped

with all the luxury you can think of. The boat lies in the Brouwersgracht, a

canal in "old city Amsterdam". You will have a unique

experience, sleeping on one of the most picturesque canals of Amsterdam,

having breakfast with swans floating by your table. Highly recommended for families with children and couples.

All highlights are within walking distance. The boat is sturdily fixed to

the quay, so there is no swell.

The boat has two decks, an upper and a lower deck. On the upper deck, the

former bridge, there is a small living room overlooking the canal on all

sides. A great spot to have a wine and see the sun set on the canal. This

area also has a tv, so it could function as a children's tv room.

On the lower deck, you will find a huge bedroom in the stern (back of the

boat) with a jacuzzi in the room. Next to this room is the bathroom with a

huge walk-in shower and toilet. The middle of the boat contains an open

kitchen with luxury stove with oven, a dining area and living room area with


In the prow (front of the boat) you find the second bedroom for two.

The ring of canals in the old city centre is one of the most historic parts

of the city, and the Brouwersgracht is right in the middle of it and on the

edge of the famous Jordaan area. In this neighborhood you will find

impressive 17th century canal houses, galleries, boutique shops, lunchrooms

and small restaurants. This area has not been spoiled by fastfood chains and

souvenir shops. This is authentic Amsterdam where you'll be able to meet the


Complimentary are:

-A fully stocked fridge with all basics to start your holiday; wine, beer, sodas, breakfast; eggs, ham, cheese, marmalade, butter, fresh bread, coffee and tea.

-Shower soaps and shampoos.

-Towels and bedlinen (all beds are made for you).

You will get two sets of keys on arrival and check-in will be done by us to explain the whole boat to you.

The boat has recently been fully renovated and is one of the most unique

places on Homeaway in Amsterdam you can sleep.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2018

About Alexis

The houseboat has been totally renovated this year.

Alexis purchased this house boat in 2016

What makes this house boat unique

A professional tour guide (PHD historian 17th century and art-historian) can be ordered for private, historic tours throughout the city including museums of your choice. Your whole tour can be composed to all your wishes and interests. Popular tours are:



van Gogh museum

Zaanse Schans

Royal palace

Museum van Loon

17th century canal belt tour

Red light- / Old Amsterdam tour

Keukenhof (private driver)

Marken and Volendam

Canal tour on a historic salon boat with lunch or dinner


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house boat in Grachtengordel in Haarlemmerbuurt

Property Type:
  • house boat
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • This houseboat is not suitable for party people!!!!! Please respect the neighbours.
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Jacuzzi in bedroom - Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Livingroom - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The master bedroom has a jacuzzi.
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services


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average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Hershey, PA

Wonderful and unique Amsterdam, Jordaan neighborhood location. Roomy, comfortable and clean.

  • 5 of 5

This canal houseboat rental is well worth considering. The location in the Jordaan neighborhood is perfect for visiting all of Amsterdam's major sites. There are many restaurants to sample, and wonderful streets to walk down (just watch out for the bikers!). We loved our visit, and Alexis was a perfect host.

  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay - from the time of booking to our checkout, Alexis was so helpful, knowledgable and responded to my messages immediately.

I honestly cannot recommend this houseboat enough! It's in the most beautiful neighbourhood of Amsterdam, with shops, pubs, restaurants, Amsterdam Centraal station etc. so close - but still so peaceful, cosy and a great place to come 'home' to after a busy day of sightseeing. The stocked fridge on arrival was a really thoughtful touch too!

All in all, a fantastic property in the perfect location - you really can't go wrong here. In fact we'll be back soon! Thanks so much Alexis!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Superb place in the Amsterdam center

  • 5 of 5

We have a wonderful time on the houseboat. It is luxury accommodation where you feel like at your home:) Really superb without any problem. Many thanks to Alexis for a full fridge after our arrival:)

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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South Korea

Beautiful boat in an amazing area in Amsterdam!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time renting a houseboat, and I am so glad we went with this one! Alexis was in contact with us through the whole renting, checking in, and checking out process. He greeted us with a few food items and wine to get us started. He walked us through and explained everything about the boat. The boat itself had everything we needed! It was spacious, cozy, and you can’t beat the location. I highly recommend this rental, and would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Raleigh, NC

Delightful houseboat, great location, perfect host

  • 5 of 5

I'm not sure it gets much better than this. We stayed here for four days in March, 2018. The houseboat looked great online and the pictures are accurate! It is beautiful, clean and spacious. Alexis stocked it with everything you need to get started - snacks, fruit, drinks and breakfast food. The beds are very comfortable. You have everything you need - kitchen equipment, bathroom supplies, linens, towels, guidebooks and an information notebook to give you ideas about what is nearby. We liked that it was near the center of town, but on a quiet canal and in a quiet neighborhood. We fed the ducks, coots and swans daily from the boat. Alexis always responded to my emails and texts, communicated clearly and was very helpful. It was ideal and we would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location! Beautiful boathouse

  • 5 of 5

The pictures are perfect! The location could not be better. We had a fabulous time. Thank you to Alexis and Andre!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Central station
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

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Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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