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Pantheos Top Houseboat Prinsengracht

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type boat
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday boat in Grachtengordel

Pantheos Top Houseboat Prinsengracht

This was a truly unique experience to stay on a houseboat. I grew up in Amsterdam but never had the opportunity to stay or even visit a houseboat. I stayed here for 10 days at the end of April and was very fortunate to be blessed with great weather. My stay was excellent and the houseboat contributed a large part to that. It is located in one of the best locations of the city: next to the Jordaan and close to the Westermarkt (with Anne Frank house). It is very quiet on the water even though the city is hustling around you. Sitting outside, looking out over the water is a great experience. Weekends the canal is a bit busier with lots of small boats coming through but it create a unique atmosphere that you will not find in any of the hotels. The houseboat itself is unique so it is hard to describe, it is not small, but it does create an intimate atmosphere. I can see it would be great for a romantic stay (even though I stayed alone Lachebekje (zwart-wit)). The layout makes that the sleeping part is separated from the kitchen/living part even though there are no doors between the sections. The bed is excellent, the shower strong and hot, the kitchen fully equipped, lots of books to read and music to play. But most of the time you will be sitting outside enjoying the view of the canal and the sounds of the city. The nights and morning could be a bit chilly but heather worked just fine. I would recommend the houseboat to anyone who would like ta truly unique Amsterdam experience.

May 2014 Werner CFO Amazon

What an amazing boat and location! We spent most of our visit sitting on the back watching the symphony of the city happen around us. The bed was comfy (and I am picky), the fresh flowers were nice. We also enjoyed feeding the momma and daddy ducks with their babies. We will return and we hope the boat is available when we do.

July 2014 Eillen

What an amazing boat and location! We spent most of our visit sitting on the back watching the symphony of the city happen around us. July 2014 Heike and Günther

The houseboat was awesome - everything we expected. Fake was a wonderful hosts and the houseboat had everything we needed. We had a small problem with the heat and Fake came over so quickly. It was really a simple button to reset that was all but I hadn't figured it out. The location is fantastic too - really I think best neighborhood in Amsterdam. What a treat to experience Amsterdam this way. I highly recommend it.

December 2013 Betty and Mike

El houseboat fue realmente muy confortable , conseguía que te sintieras como en casa y el lugar donde esta situado es simplemente espectacular, cerca de restaurantes, tiendas - se hace hasta un mercado semanal en la zona donde comprar productos de alimentación frescos, Una familia de patos te visita cada día y se mueren por el pan!!!

August 2014 Hellen

Es war alles perfekt, die Fotos geben das Boot realistisch wider, Fake war zuverlässig und sehr nett im Kontakt, der Besitzer sehr serviceorientiert und freundlich. Das Bett ist sehr komfortabel, die Ausstattung völlig ausreichend. Die Lage ist wirklich absolut zentral und alles ist fußläufig gut erreichbar. Wir könne die Unterkunft auf jeden Fall weiterempfehlen und werden wiederkommen, wenn das Boot frei ist.

August 2014 Tina und Ute

Rugby A.S.R.V Ascrum - member since 1989

Kiwanis Amsterdam member since 2005

More Details
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, German, Spanish, Dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 October, 2016

About The Owner

Rugbyclub : A.S.R.V. Ascrum member since 1989

Serviceclub : Kiwanis Amsterdam member since 2005

Owner Houseboat since 2004

The Owner purchased this boat in 2004

Why The Owner chose Amsterdam City

My houseboat is concrete based and is like a floating house on the water except you feel that you are living on the water in a relaxed atmosphere.

If you would ask a Dutch person what is the ultimate place to live in Amsterdam most will come up with the answer a houseboat ovelooking the Westerchurch and guess what Pantheos Houseboat fits the descpription.

What makes this boat unique

Lots of windows but the biggest + is the outside deck to enjoy the stunning view and see Amsterdam go by.


based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

Pantheos Top Houseboat Prinsengracht
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Pittsburgh PA

The best spot in all of Amsterdam from which to see the city.

  • 5 of 5

The houseboat was exactly as advertised yet more adorable and comfortable than we had imagined. In the best area of the city to get to the sights - the Anne Frank House is down the street. In all our travels we've never had a more gracious host and inn-keeper than Fake - he went above and beyond. We left feeling we were saying goodby to a friend. We're already telling people to look into staying at his place when they go to Amsterdam. We definitely intend to do that for sure.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I would recommend this houseboat to anyone. It is in a great area, and the deck is perfect for having a glass of wine and people watching. We arrived and Fake had provided us with some fruits, snacks and drinks, and was able to help us with anything we needed.

Amsterdam is a beautiful city, and we would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

All of my hopes for our stay in Amsterdam on this houseboat came true! The boat is in the perfect location, close to many highlights of Amsterdan, and the Jordaan area is the perfect place to stay, lots of great places to eat, shop and explore. The boat is well appointed and very comfortable.....we will return!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sugar Land, TX

Loved our stay on this adorable houseboat! One block from the Anne Frank House!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about how much my husband and I loved our stay in this cute houseboat on the Princengracht canal, right in the center of the most desirable location in Amsterdam. For less than we would have needed to spend on a hotel, we enjoyed our own private floating "tiny house" for 5 nights recently. We felt as though we were living like the locals. We loved sitting out on our back deck in the late afternoon with a gorgeous view of the famous Westerkerk, having cocktails, wine and Dutch cheese (from the adorable Cheese Museum right across the street.). Fake Hermann was a great host, very helpful and with many recommendations. Amsterdam was beautiful and this houseboat made it even more perfect!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous vacation on Fake's houseboat in July--this is a late review entry...the location is perfect in Amsterdam, on a less-noisy part of the canal, only a couple of blocks strolling will get you to transportation, restaurants, and all of the Amsterdam sights are easy. The houseboat was clean, comfortable, and Fake is delightful and a great information resource. It's a perfect get-away, and we hope to return and stay again, and we have already recommended the houseboat to friends. This can be a romantic escape if that's what you are looking for, or just a fun way to feel like a local. We really had a fantastic stay on this houseboat--thank you Fake!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Myrtle Beach, SC, USA

The Best "Boat-tel" in Amsterdam!

  • 5 of 5

A dream come true on Fake's wonderful houseboat. It was all we expected and more: great canal location in Jordaan, four blocks to city center; cozy, comfortable, world-class record collection and superb bed. We stayed four nights; wished it had been forty! Fake was extremely accommodating and friendly; gave us all the information needed to enjoy his unique place. We loved Amsterdam and took several tours, and walked miles and miles to see everything. The boat has a delightful ambiance: working kitchen, balconies on the canal, strong, hot water and full shower, and eclectic wall pieces and fresh cut flowers. Highly recommend this boat for couples who want to live on and be part of the famous canals of Amsterdam....a block away from Ann Frank's home!

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tom and Jane, Well a think you arrived home safely. Hown was Dublin? We had a good night out in Amsrterdam I enjoyed it. Tom keep me informed if Vreasy has reemburssed your money for the gourmet and beer and wine. I like to know what action they have taken. Take care and stay healthy both of you. Fake
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Shiphol Aiport
Nearest Barpub
40 Metres
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Beemster Golf Club
Nearest Train
1.5 Kilometres
Amsterdam Central Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Amsterdam Ring
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Pancake Bakery
Nearest Ski
368 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

My houseboat has been in my family for more than 25 years and when I am not renting out I live on the boat myself.

My houseboat is located on one of the best spots on the water down town and evrything is walking distance.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday boat in Grachtengordel, Amsterdam City

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Chrismas 2016
23 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Winter Rate 2017
3 Jan 2017 - 31 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Valentines Day 2017
14 Feb 2017 - 15 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Easter 2017
14 Apr 2017 - 18 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Kingsday 2017
26 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Pinksteren 2017
2 Jun 2017 - 6 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Gay Pride 2017
3 Aug 2017 - 8 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
IBC 2017
7 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
ADE 2017
18 Oct 2017 - 23 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Chrismas 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
New Year 2018
29 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £44 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0
Cleaning Costs £44

All my prices are including 5.5% City Tax and VAT.
Cleaning Charges are € 50.00
Addional Guests after 2, pay € 40.00 a night p.p.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday boat in Grachtengordel in Amsterdam area

Property Type:
  • boat
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
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