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Juul Steyn

Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks English, French, German, Dutch

‘The perfect Houseboat, close to Dam Square, Vondelpark, Leidse Square

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday house boat in Amsterdam City

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!

For more great houseboats check www.rentahouseboat.com

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Juul Steyn (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks English, French, German, Dutch

About Juul Steyn

“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.”

For more great houseboats check our website www.rentahouseboat.com

Juul Steyn purchased this house boat in 2012

Why Juul Steyn chose Amsterdam City

“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!”

What makes this house boat unique

“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!”

Reviews

4.8
based on 41 holidaymaker reviews

‘The perfect Houseboat, close to Dam Square, Vondelpark, Leidse Square
average rating of 4.756098 based on 41 reviews
4

Attractive, comfortable and unique Amsterdam accommodation

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Houseboat in April, 2016. Juul was more than helpful leading up to our trip, offering tips about the neighborhood and getting to the boat from the airport. He met us promptly when we arrived, even though we were a bit ahead of the check-in time. So good-natured and helpful. The boat was very clean and well equipped, albeit a bit smaller than the photos show. We were travelling with 5 (3 adults and 2 teens), and while it was tight, the unique experience of being right on the canal was well worth it. The neighborhood was great - easy access further into the heart of Amsterdam by tram or bus, and wonderful food (restaurant and grocery) options. Also very quiet and felt like a family neighborhood. Very highly recommended - we would stay again in a heartbeat!

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Didn't want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

Myself and four others stayed in this houseboat for 3 nights. The houseboat is very spacious and a unique experience. Juul made us feel very welcome and the recommendations for local places to eat and drink were very helpful. The accommodation had everything we required, was very clean and homely. The location is ideal in a quiet residential area, yet only 10-15 minutes walk or 5 minutes tram ride to the main cultural areas. We will definitively be recommending this houseboat to our family and friends. The pace of life was so relaxing, it was just a shame we had to return to the rat race!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Unique accomodations and great location

  • 5 of 5

How many families can say that they stayed in Old Amsterdam on a canal in an authentic house boat? The location could not be beat - close to everything we wanted to do, quiet neighborhood, easy access to grocery stores and restaurants on top of being a very unique way to experience Amsterdam. Highly recommended. Thanks.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing houseboat!

  • 5 of 5

I recently stayed at this houseboat with my wife and two kids. The houseboat itself is clean and modern, nicely furnished and a comfortable space for a group of 4-6 people. The location is perfect, close to the tram and easy access to all the major attractions. There are many places nearby where you can find all kinds of food; in addition there are at least three supermarkets within reasonable walking distance. Inside, the kitchen is fully equipped (I loved the coffee maker!), the beds and sofa are comfortable, and the heated floors made kept the rooms at a nice warm temperature when it was quite chilly outside.

But the best part of our experience was dealing with the owner. Juul answered all of our questions during the booking process, provided lots of info before we arrived, greeted us at the front door upon arrival, and gave us lots of great tips for our stay.

You can't go wrong with this rental, I'd definitely recommend this houseboat to friends and family and will book again the next time we're in Amsterdam!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The perfect accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Perfect house boat. It was big enough for 5 of us and was really comfortable.

It's location is perfect as it is a short tran rise from the centre or a 10 minute walk. Although there are enough shops and bars close by to keep you going !

I would recommend staying on this house boat as it serves as a lovely place of respite from amsterdams sights and sounds.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Not just a vacation, an experience!

  • 5 of 5

A few dangers of this houseboat: 1) It is so comfortable that you may well arrive there your first day in Amsterdam and decide to take a nice long nap and order in dinner instead of exploring the city. 2) If you do, the owner, Juul, may take it upon himself to help you find an Indonesian restaurant that delivers to the houseboat 3) It is so quiet at night that the only noise you hear is from the ducks, swans and other wildlife on the canal. 4) Said wildlife will amuse your children endlessly and for free in the morning. 5) After posting about the houseboat and including pictures of the wildlife, you run the risk of many friends asking you where you stayed. Also worth noting: Great for seniors as there are very few stairs, especially for Amsterdam (though you will need to walk 15-20 minutes to major attractions); also great for couples with kids as there is a playground and grocery store around the corner. Just please don't book up all the dates as we'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kate, you make me blush ;-) Thanks for the kind words!
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Location

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Amsterdam Schiphol
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Amsterdam Central Station Ferries
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Amsterdam Central Station
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Many options close by!
Car: not necessary

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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house boat in West Amsterdam, Amsterdam City

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£628
for 3 nights
From
£209
From
£247
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,332
£4,871
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £30 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Our fees are inclusive of VAT, tourist tax and cleaning upon departure.
We kindly request guests to pay a 50% downpayment to secure the reservation.
Our cancellation policy: the 50% downpayment is refundable up to 14 days prior to arrival. When guests cancel 13 days or less prior to arrival or in case of a no-show, the 50% downpayment will be charged.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house boat in Amsterdam City in Amsterdam area

Property Type:
  • house boat
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 560 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2) Can be used as two single beds as well., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) This is a large sleeping couch (60x80 inches) for two people.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • roller blading
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
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