About the property
- House Boat527 sq. ft.
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
A true houseboat experience in Amsterdam's most beautiful canal!
Our houseboat is located in the city center in one of the most beautiful and tranquil canals. From the large windows, you have stunning views across the canal Amsterdam is so famous. You can feed the swans and ducks from the windows. On top of that, you have a beautiful sight on one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world. And if you walk just around the corner you'll find the top attractions in Amsterdam! A perfect combination, and a truly unique houseboat experience!
Our houseboat is very spacious and bright. It has two private terraces, one on the water side and one on the street. Living on this houseboat gives us the feeling of freedom. Enjoying the sights on the water while having the comforts of a warm and comfortable home. We are sure you will feel the same! :)
Description of the houseboat
Our houseboat has a spacious and bright living room. It has large windows on both sides, All which providence stunning views across the water and on the world famous canal houses! You can feed the swans and ducks right from the windows. Further More, It has a very nice Dutch bow window on the far end of the room. When sitting there, you are overlooking the water and the beautiful botanical gardens!
Attached to the living room is the fully equipped kitchen (including dish washer). You can cook your meal and enjoy the company of your friends and family at the same time!
The master bedroom HAS direct access to the private waterside terrace! You can enjoy your breakfast or drinks at the waterside! The room itself HAS very large windows, making it a bright and really enjoyable. You have an excellent and unique view across the water onto the typical Amsterdam canal houses and an excellent (and unique!) view over the canal. There is a large comfortable double bed.
The second double bed is a comfortable sleeping couch located in the living room. You will be sleeping under the water level, All which is a special experience. You will be waking up with the sight of swans and ducks at your windows and beautiful morning views across the water!
There is a recently renovated and fully equipped bathroom with a bath and shower.
There is a washing and drying machine available for your use.
The houseboat has central heating in every room.
There is a large TV and free WiFi available.
The houseboat is an excellent start to explore the city! If you go around the corner you are right in the middle of some of the top attractions in Amsterdam! A small listing here:
Within 4 minutes you'll find:
* The start of the world heritage "Canal Belt" with all the beautiful canal houses,
* The famous Skinny bridge and the World heritage site of Amsterdam
* Many nice typically Amsterdam cafes (brown cafes), restaurants and terraces. "Aguada", a typical Amsterdam restaurant with great food, "De Pizzabakkers" for excellent pizzas, cozy brown cafe "Koosje"
* The Hermitage museum. This historic building currently hosts beautiful expositions on the Golden Age in the Netherlands.
* The Court Garden: one of the most beautiful places to have lunch in Amsterdam! (and our favorite!)
Within 6 minutes you'll find:
* The daily flee market at Waterlooplein square
* The historic zoo "Artis" and the great childrens museum Micropia (highly recommended!)
* The botanical gardens on which you have beautiful views from the houseboat.
* Nieuwmarkt square (with the metro, many bars and terraces, Red light district)
* Central station (using the metro).
Within 10 minutes you'll find:
* Rembrandtplein square (many nice bars and restaurants)
* One of the most famous parts of the canals, the 7 bridges
* "Rembrandt House" museum, where Rembrandt lived (the painter of "The Night Watch" now at Rijksmuseum)
* Van Gogh museum and Rijksmuseum (by bike)
* NEMO science center for kids (highly recommended!)
* The terraces at Kadijksplein, one of the hidden gems, next to the beautiful water lock
There is so much to see and do in Amsterdam, and we'll be happy to show you our favorite places!
Waterlooplein square is one of the main metro stations, and it is only 3 minutes walking from the houseboat. The metro takes you to Nieuwmarkt square in 2 minutes (many bars and terraces, Red light district) and Central station in 4 minutes.
At Waterlooplein square, you can rent a bike at MacBike. Cycling is our favorite way to get around, and it's highly recommended!
From Schiphol Airport you will arrive in 31 minutes at the houseboat using public transport.
The train station at the Zaanse Schans (beautiful area with the world famous windmills) is only 40 minutes by subway and train.
House rules and interaction with guests
We truly believe staying at our houseboat will be a unique experience! We are very happy to explain to you the nicest places to go to, and help you on your way. We want to make your stay a lovely experience. We are sure you will feel at home, and if there are any requests, feel free to ask!
For us it is Important That You feel at home and enjoy your stay!
When you book this accommodation, you agree to the following (common sense) house rules.
* No smoking in the houseboat,
* Pets are not allowed,
* You will not cause damage to our or other people's property (and you will compensate for it),
* You will not cause nuisance in any way and you will respect our neighbors,
* You will act responsible (no parties, no drugs and no excessive drinking),
* You will not invite or provide access to other people (including people who want to check the houseboat),
* You will obey (local) laws and regulations.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, German, Dutch
- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Peaceful retreat on an Amsterdam canal!
My sister and I rented this houseboat for a glorious week in early April. The location is sublime; a quiet canal near tram stops and for the walker, easy walking distance to history, art, culture, pubs, restaurants, markets. This houseboat provided a comfortable, quiet, and peaceful retreat after a day of exploring. What more could a tourist ask? Stay! Relax! Enjoy!
best experience ever !
Absolutely amazing stay on your beautiful Houseboat ...it was perfect in every way !
Thank you so much Frank.
Best regards from Montréal,
Steve, Fabiola and Linda.
Lovely houseboat in beautiful Amsterdam
My family (2 adults, 2 kids ages 10 and 13) loved staying on Frank's houseboat. It is just as nice as it looks in the pictures, and we loved just sitting at the dining table and gazing out at the canal. The location is convenient -- close to transit and grocery stores (we primarily ate at "home") and yet peaceful. We were very comfortable and the unique experience of staying on a houseboat is something we will always remember. I only wish we could have stayed longer! Frank is a wonderful host and I highly recommend this property to others.
Sehr schönes Wohnerlebnis
Wir waren insgesamt drei Nächte in dem Hausboot. Die Ferienwohnung war gut ausgestattet und die Hinweise zum Einkaufen und zum Parken waren hilfreich. Irritierend fanden wir die Hinweise, niemanden - auch nicht Behördenvertreter - in die Wohnung zu lassen, das hatte einen unangenehmen Beigeschmack.
Das Hausboot liegt sehr zentral, so dass wir sämtliche Erkundungsgänge zu Fuß absolvieren konnten.
Das Erlebnis, auf einem Hausboot zu leben war auch etwas Besonderes. Wir können diese Wohnung trotz des stolzen Preises nur empfehlen.
A. Bomholt, Minden
tutto come da foto...un paradiso che galleggia.......
Traumhafte Unterkunft mit Amsterdamer Flair
Das Hausboot ist sehr hell und geräumig und für uns 4 Freunde war es einfach perfekt. Man hat einen wunderschönen Ausblick. Wir hatten für unseren Aufenthalt alles was unser Herz begehrte. Von zahlreichen Decken bis hin zu niederländischen Keksen als Gastgeschenk. Das Hausboot machte unseren Urlaub erst so richtig perfekt. Es gab uns die Möglichkeit einen Reiz und eine Attraktion dieser Stadt hautnah zu erleben.
Die Lage des Hausbootes ist für Urlauber perfekt geeignet, da man innerhalb von wenigen Minuten zu Fuß im Herzen der Stadt steht. Eine U-Bahn-Station und ein Cafe sind gleich um die Ecke.
Vielen Dank an Frank für die herzliche Begrüßung und dass er uns bei allen Fragen bezüglich unseres Aufenthaltes geholfen hat. Seine Geheimtipps waren super!
Wir können das Hausboot nur weiterempfehlen!
The houseboat is an excellent start to explore the city! Because of the spacious canal and the botanical garden, the direct area of the houseboat feels really tranquil. And if you go around the corner you are right in the middle of some of the top attractions in Amsterdam! And since the center of Amsterdam is really compact, everything is seeings! You could ook hire a bike around the corner, and experience Amsterdam in my favorite way (highly recommended!).
Just walk around the corner, and you will find many nice Typically Amsterdam cafes, restaurants and terraces. For example, have an excellent pizza at "Pizza Bakers" have sushi at Tempura, or grab a drink at "Café Koosje", or enjoy the terraces at Kadijksplein next to the water lock.
The famous Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge) is just around the corner at the river Amstel. You'll walk there in less than 6 minutes along the canal where the houseboat is situated. It provides pretty views on the river Amstel. Here you will find usefull the beginning of the world heritage "Canal" with all the beautiful canal houses.
The Hermitage Museum is just around the corner, 5 minutes walking from the houseboat. This historic building Currently hosts beautiful expositions on the Golden Age of the Netherlands. It is located along the same canal as the Royal Theatre Carré.
The historic zoo "Artis" is only 5 minutes walking from the house boat, as is the entrance of the botanical gardens on-which you have Such beautiful views from the houseboat.
There is a really nice every day flee market at Waterloo Square, All which is only 5 minutes easy walking away. Here you will find usefull excellent metro connections, going every two minutes to for example Nieuwmarkt square (2 minutes, many bars and terraces, Red light district) and Central Station (4 minutes).
From Waterloo, it is only a minute walking to the world famous "Rembrandt House" museum, where Rembrandt lived (the painter of "The Nightwatch" now at Rijksmuseum). After visiting, enjoy a drink at "Café Sluyswacht" next door! From there, walk another 5 minutes to go end up in the Red Light District (adult entertainment) or at the Nieuwmarkt (with many nice restaurants and bars!).
The bars and restaurants and Rembrandt Square are only 5 minutes by bike along the beautiful historic canals! The famous museums (Van Gogh, Rijksmuseum) and the Leidseplein square are only 13 minutes by bike!
You will find many cafes and restaurants just around the corner. We would be happy to show some of the nicest! For example, a really nice place to have breakfast or a drink is the "Hoftuin", located in a lovely historic garden. It is only 4 minutes walking. And if you want to have a drink along the waterside in the sun, cycle of 9 minutes to the laid back "Hannekes Tree" near Central Station.
There is so much to see and do in Amsterdam! We truly believe the houseboat is an excellent start to explore the city! You will enjoy your stay here very much!
The houseboat is ook an excellent place to stay if you are in Amsterdam for a convention in the convention center RAI. It will take you less than 15 minutes to cycle there, along the beautiful Amstel river! By public transport it is less than 30 minutes. Enjoying Amsterdam city center life on a typical Dutch houseboat during your stay will make your visit truly special!
The supermarket "SPAR" is located at only three minutes walking from the houseboat.
Additional pricing information
When you book this accommodation, you agree to the following (common sense) house rules. * No smoking in the houseboat, * Pets are not allowed, * You will not cause damage to our or other people’s property (and if by accident so, you will compensate for it), * You will not cause nuisance in any way and you will respect our neighbors, * You will act responsible (no parties, no drugs and no excessive drinking), * You will not invite or provide access to other people (including people who want to check the houseboat), * You will obey (local) laws and regulations. We charge a refundable deposit of 200 euro, which is to be paid cash upon arrival and which will be refunded when you check out (and everything is fine).