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Houseboat apartment in the center of Amsterdam

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bathroom sleeps 4

A modern and recently refurnished apartment with a romantic touch on a houseboat.The location is very close to the busy center of Amsterdam but still in a quiet residential area. A nice place to return to after a day of exploring Amsterdam.


Owner
Sander
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, German, Dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 October, 2017

Location

Nearest Airport
26 Kilometres
Schiphol Amsterdam Airport
Nearest Train
1.5 Kilometres
Amsterdam Central Station
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Amsterdam Ring A10
Nearest Beach
42 Kilometres
Zandvoort
Car: not necessary

Located in a quiet residential area. It's a 10 minutes walk to the free ferry (runs 24 hours a day) which takes you in a couple of minutes straight to the Central station right in the middle of the city. From here all the major attractions of Amsterdam like the Anne Frank House, van Gogh museum etc. are easy to reach by bus or tram. The best way is however to rent bikes to move around like the locals.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house boat in Van der Pekbuurt in Volewijck

Property Type:
  • house boat
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • pier fishing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(76 traveller reviews)

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Houseboat apartment in the center of Amsterdam
average rating of 4.855263 based on 76 reviews
5

Wonderful stay - we are definitely hoping to stay here again.

  • 5 of 5

My husband, son, and I recently stayed on this houseboat and everything about it was wonderful. The houseboat is as described - It is clean and airy with plenty of room to relax. We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. It had everything one could want and was well equipped for just relaxing or eating at home.

Having never been to Amsterdam, we were a little nervous about not being right in the Centre, but as described, this was not an issue. The ferry was a short walk from the houseboat and ran constantly. It was great being so close to all of the action, but also a short walk away so that we could just sit out and relax at night.

The neighborhood is great and there are wonderful restaurants close by.

Sander was great to work with, as was the woman (I can't remember her name) who met us at the houseboat upon our arrival. All in all, everything was wonderful and I have absolutely no reservations recommending this houseboat and will definitely book this again, should we be fortunate enough to have a return trip to Amsterdam.

One caveat - not related to the houseboat but to Amsterdam generally for those making a first time trip. Cabs are very expensive.... I would definitely plan to take the train from the airport and then take the ferry across. Having never been in Amsterdam, and not really sure of the layout, etc., we opted for a cab upon our arrival. We were unprepared for the cost. Going back, we took the ferry!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hampton, Virginia USA
5

The houseboat but was just what we were looking for. It was clean, well supplied, and quiet.

  • 5 of 5

Even though the houseboat is located in the Noord section of Amsterdam and we had to take a free walking fairy into the main area of Amsterdam it was just as I had hoped for and more. Very happy to have stayed in a less crowded and quieter area then in the main busy city area. The walk of less then 10 minutes to the short free walking fairy that was easy and frequent was well worth staying at this houseboat. The person was prompt to meet us and let us in and it was very clean, well supplied and comfortable. Much better than a hotel! Great experience!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely houseboat

  • 5 of 5

Loved this adorable little houseboat! It was super clean and comfortable, location was great and Sander was an excellent host. Everything we needed to make ourselves at home was provided. I would stay here again and again. Well done!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Escondido
5

Unique experience staying on a houseboat, the true Amsterdam way.

  • 5 of 5

We arrived earlier than expected. Sander was very accommodating in meeting us, allowing us to get settled sooner. The houseboat was clean, on a quiet canal. It was supplied with everything we need. Since we had a car, we had to take quite a long way to receive a better car park price. This is inconvenient for those with vehicles. It was easy to take the ferry to City Center for the sightseeing we did. We walked to a market not far from houseboat for our shopping. We enjoyed our stay on the houseboat & would do this again. The narrow winding stairway to bedrooms & bathroom would not work for many. We left our bigger luggage upstairs. Thank you Sander & family for sharing your houseboat with us.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great property to enjoy the city center, but a quiet place to sleep

  • 5 of 5

This was a great property. Sander was great to deal with. He met us at the designated time and went over everything. He even included some places in the area to eat, things to do.

It was about a 10 to 15 min walk to the ferry (free ferry) to the central train station in the city center.

Everything was as described,great stay.

Thanks Sander

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great apartment

  • 5 of 5

Apartment was great, very spacious, has everything you need.

10 minute walk to the boat that runs 24hr to central station.

Supermarket, coffee shop, restaurants all within walking distance.

No AC so it can get very warm up stairs, only a minor issue.

Would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house boat in Van der Pekbuurt, Amsterdam area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn
12 Nov 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£334
for 3 nights
From
£111
From
£120
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£734
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
21 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£5,141
for 7 nights
From
£734
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
New Year
30 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,175
for 7 nights
£1,175
 
 
Winter
8 Jan 2018 - 14 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£280
for 3 nights
From
£93
From
£102
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£579
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£387
for 3 nights
From
£129
From
£138
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£829
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £133.53

- All costs are included (reservation, tax, bed- and bath linen, gas, electricity, water, internet, end cleaning, etc.) apart from a refundable damage deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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