- English, German, Dutch
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Such an enjoyable place to be
The boat feels luxurious. The light, the air flow, the entertainment of the canal and the street scene was very relaxing... especially in down time. Plenty of hot water, Nespresso machine. No washer but a laundromat nearby and the best apple pie in town while you wait for your wash to finish. Loved the boat.
All Around Magic in Amsterdam
Hi Paul and Diana! My deep appreciation still remains even after 10 days back in the real world. Our son's wedding was absolutely magical from start to finish! They are a gorgeous couple not only physically but also have beautiful hearts. When we got home I texted them that it was as if they sprinkled fairy dust over every place, event and person there! And, Paul and Diana, you certainly sprinkled fairy dust on our stay on your magnificent houseboat!! The Gods must have been smiling on me the day I found your listing. I knew it looked wonderful from the photos but in reality it was better than we could have imagined!
The boat was so fabulous and the location was the best in all Amsterdam! It was so spacious and clean and just modern enough with the patina of history. The morning we were leaving I was up one last time at 6 am, made a cappuccino, set my big sunflower on the stern and sat in my usual deck chair in the sweet morning air as the sun began to work it's way across the charming and iconic facades and the lovely city of Amsterdam slowly came to life with the beginning of a work week. No doubt, my heart was breaking just a little bit as I contemplated leaving your houseboat and Amsterdam. But I was filled, at the same time, with memories of one of the most special weeks of my life.
Somewhere around 9, Jake and Greg joined me on the stern after packing bags. I mentioned that we had 4 bottles of unopened wine and that we should give them away so we began to look for people who might be happy to receive a bottle of wine as a token of giving back some love to Amsterdam. The first was a nice young man from Amsterdam who was very pleased and chose a bottle of red. We handed it to him as he stood on the sidewalk and chatted happily for a few minutes and he exclaimed as he left that we had made his day! We proceeded to find lovely people to give the other 3 bottles of wine to and they all had similar reactions. Fun!
Thank you for your warmth and hospitality! We will never forget! I believe I shed a couple of tears of happiness as Diana and I gave each other a little hug! I still feel Amsterdam calling to me to come back and open a flower shop...my passion!! HA!
Kindest and warmest regards,
Outstanding Jordaan Houseboat Experience
Diana's houseboat is the quintessential Amsterdam houseboat experience! Diana is a terrific host - communication was easy and efficient, her knowledge of Amsterdam is extensive, and check-in / check-out process was simple. The houseboat's location on Prinsengracht is second to none! There are dozens of top-quality restaurants, cafes, bars, and patisseries in the immediate area, and the view of Westerkirk from the deck of the boat is amazing! Also within a five-minute walk from the houseboat are a couple of grocery stores and a really efficient laundry service that makes light packing easy for staying on Diana's houseboat. The houseboat offers a generous and well-designed living space. The kitchen is well-appointed, bathroom facilities are large and well-designed for efficient multi-person use at the same time, and the bedrooms are very comfortable. From the decks, you can enjoy croissants in the morning and wine in the evening while watching the canal boats leisurely make their way toward the Anne Frank house and Westerkirk. Terrific experience! Highly recommend! Thank you Diana, we cannot wait to return!
We loved the houseboat. It was comfortable, in a great location and an all-around great experience. Our 8 year son was particularly taken with the space. Diana wis a wonderful host. Highly recommended!
Wonderful location and amenities to relax on the boat and watch the world go by. Great markets, restaurants and bars are very close. However we booked for two couples and did not realise you had to go through the one room to get to the other and there was no door on the one room and the ceiling was very low. One couple slept in the sitting room but the couch and sleeper couch were comfy.
Magical Experience in a beautiful home
This property is amazing and far exceeded any expectations. The boat is incredibly comfortable, and the hosts have thought of everything. Beautifully appointed and anything you could want for was there and easy to find. We enjoyed a delicious meal every night just hanging out on the patio watching the boats go by. The location could not be better. Easy to navigate and get anywhere you would want to go. You could spend 3 days exploring and never have to leave the surrounding blocks! We absolutely enjoyed our stay here and would book again in a heartbeat next time we’re in Amsterdam