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Experience Amsterdam from a houseboat in the beautiful, historic Jordaan area

Bedrooms 1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Contemporary Dutch houseboat with all mod-cons in historic Jordaan area

Step aboard our contemporary Dutch houseboat and experience this great city from a waterfront setting in the Jordaan, with everything you need for an enjoyable stay.

Simply hop off the boat and you will find yourself amongst the quaint cobbled streets, lined with breath-taking architecture. The boat is in a very convenient location within easy reach of all the key tourist attractions and great bars and restaurants, cutting out any travel time to and from the heart of the action. It is a ten minute walk from Central Station and a few minutes from food stores and a laundrette.

The boat has an open plan layout making it ideal for small groups. There is one separate double bedroom, with one king bed. In the lounge there is a high quality sofa which converts to a king bed and a futon which converts to a single bed.

It has a fully equipped kitchen which adjoins the living room and dining table to seat six people. There is a bathroom with bath and shower; towels and bed linen are all provided for your convenience. You can stay connected with free Wifi, and enjoy a cosy evening in with Netflix on a widescreen TV.

More Details

Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018

About The Owner

I am primarily a stay at home mum to two young children, which keeps me pretty busy.

Why The Owner chose Grachtengordel

My husband lived in Holland as a child and worked in Amsterdam during his early career. We spent many a weekend as a exploring this beautiful and historic city and fell in love with its laid back culture, great food and getting about everywhere on a bike! There is so much to explore, museums and galleries to visit theres always something else to see. Now we have been enjoying introducing our children to Dutch culture, and they have loved riding about in the


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

Property Type:
  • house boat
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Toilet, sink, bath, shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • One double bedroom with a double bed. There is also one double sofa bed and one futon which coverts to a single bed in the living room.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services


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(37 traveller reviews)

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Experience Amsterdam from a houseboat in the beautiful, historic Jordaan area
average rating of 4.5135136 based on 37 reviews

Great location and staying in a houseboat was a great experience

  • 4 of 5

Would definitely recommend the stay on the houseboat. Great location and boat was very spacious with a great bathroom. The house boat was clean and walking distance to all the attractions in downtown Amsterdam.

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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State College, PA

Awesome location! Cozy, clean, quiet and comfy houseboat- loved our stay!

  • 5 of 5

Vicky was helpful and responded quickly. We enjoyed our stay in the houseboat. Close and convenient to restaurants, shops, bikes, etc.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Room for improvement

  • 3 of 5

Overall we enjoyed our stay on the house boat in Amsterdam, however there were a number of areas for improvement for this listing.

The boat is small but suited our needs for 5 young adults (although we found the home to be very dusty).

A number of appliances were broken, including several lights, the oven and range hood.

Communication during our stay was also somewhat unreliable.

There is a large metal grate at the front door that acts as a bridge from the street to the boat. This grate was incredibly slippery and dangerous, and we had several incidents of slipping (almost into the water) while trying to go in and out of the boat. We were a group of friends in our early 20’s and it was a huge hazard for us due to the wet/snowy weather during our stay. I could not imagine how challenging this would be for older/less mobile people or young children.

Despite the above comments, the house boat is very well located on one of the canals and we had a great time exploring Amsterdam.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kippen, Scotland

Another great weekend break

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed here and loved it as much as the first time around!

We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property

  • 5 of 5

The boat was in a great location. It was in great shape and clean. Would absolutely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Superb location but has some problems.

  • 2 of 5

I wanted to give this property a 5 star rating but simply cannot. Despite the fantastic location and nice amenities, this property has a mold problem from a recent plumbing backup. The space under the floor (storge area and where the laundry is) is covered in mold. We needed to have all windows open at all times to keep good ventilation, which was possible since it was warm out but would have been troublesome in colder weather. If you are sensitive to mold this will be a serious issue.

Additionally, one of the bikes was non-functional (e-bike, despite being charged overnight). We had to go rent an additional bike for our stay.

The houseboat is nicely stocked with kitchen items. Check in was smooth. The futon in the main living area really should be updated. If you can overlook any of these things you will enjoy your stay in this small but charming houseboat on a fantastic street.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sincere apologies to Lilian. This problem has been resolved, unfortunately there was a plumbing leak in the boat's undercroft. As caused by the prior guest (see the 1 star review), who was messing around down there, though there is no access for guests below floor please. It's a utility area for the maintenance of the boat. As soon as it was discovered it was repaired, and unfortunately Lilian stayed during the few days it took to dry it out and repair. Again apologies re this unfortunate event
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Nearest Train
1.2 Kilometres
Amsterdam Central
Car: not necessary


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