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Unique experience: private little quirky houseboat apartment on the river Amstel - HB Janna (Dutch Look and Feel)

Bedrooms 2
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type boat
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights



HB Janna (Dutch Look and Feel)

Houseboat Janna is a quirky old cargo barge that contains a tastefully decorated and sweet self-contained apartment of 60 square meter with a private entrance, a sun-deck, a simple pantry and a full size bathroom. The master sleep cabin is a normal Dutch size bedroom, the second cabin is a very small bedroom. Both cabins have normal heights. The houseboat has typical Dutch details in red, white and blue. Please check the description at each photo to see which ones belong to the Janna.

About the property

We would love to welcome you on board of our houseboat and share with you our experience of a unique way of living in this beautiful city.

Waking up in the morning with the reflection of the sunlight on the surface of the water of the river Amstel, hearing the sound of the ducks and birds and watching the rowers passing by whilst drinking your morning coffee (or tea) or enjoying the sunset with a nice glass of wine from the private deck of this little quirky houseboat apartment.

Your own private little quirky houseboat apartment on the Amstel. Just outside the crazy bubble of the city center in in a family friendly area in the hip and happening quarter De Pijp. How lovely....

Your houseboat has a small deck and it's own entrance, free WIFI/WLAN, two cozy little authentic sleep cabins with a double bed each, a bathroom, a separate toilet, a living room with a dining area and a small and simple pantry.

Super cute isn't it?!?!?

On top of this it is provided with free bed linen and as many towels as you need.

Note that it is comfortable for maximum 4 guests and is self catered and as it is an original ship it is less suitable for elderly or disabled people and it has its peculiarities ;))

If you want to party, smoke or do drugs, this is not the accommodation you are looking for. As it is located in a family friendly part of the De Pijp quarter: no loud activities, no smoking and no drugs in and around the houseboat.

Would you love to know more about our houseboat apartment, please feel free to contact us any time.

More Details

Team Houseboat in Amsterdam
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

About Team Houseboat in Amsterdam


My name is Coleta and I will be your hostess and captain of the houseboat. Together with my partner and our son, we are Team Houseboat in Amsterdam. We know Amsterdam by heart and we would love to help you find your way around town.

We do not only speak English and French. but also some Spanish, Italian and German and we will go the extra mile to make your stay unforgettable.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Wonderful place to stay to visit amsterdam and lovely owners!"

Stayed here for a few days to explore amsterdam after a business trip. Great location. Very central to everything - can walk to city center in a few minutes. Train and train stop is very close. There is a nice park nearby. Shopping and museums were very close too.

And the best of all - staying in a houseboat is a really nice experience.

Didn't do a lot of cooking as I wanted to try out all the great amsterdam restaurants. But the house boat has a fully equipped kitchen - great for all the breakfast items that Coleta had set up.

Can't wait to visit in spring/summer in amsterdam and stay in Janna - to get a different feel of the city!

Coleta was very friendly and welcoming. Gave a lot of information about the city and maps etc. Lots of tips on shopping and food!
Nov 2010
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The key deposit is 200 Euro per stay and the cleaning costs are 50 Euro per stay
Rates include: Tourist tax & VAT


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday boat in De Pijp in Weesperzijde

Property Type:
  • boat (detached)
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Relaxing bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
Have the full houseboat experience in the heart of the Amsterdam in a family friendly area


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HB Janna (Dutch Look and Feel)
average rating of 4.780488 based on 42 reviews

En väldigt trevlig husbåt i ett trevligt område.

  • 4 of 5

Trevlig husbåt och ett varmt välkomnande och hjälpsam värd. Området ligger lagom utanför city med många små trevliga restaurager i närheten. Rekomenderas.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tack så mycket. Du var mycket trevliga gäster. :)
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Perfect choice

  • 5 of 5

The stay in the houseboat with over a hundred years of history was for us, from European inland, very unusual and attractive experience. We enjoyed little cabins for sleeping (little bit claustrophobic but very comfortable!), terrace at the top of the boat, the sounds of water pump - all this creates an unforgettable atmosphere! Coleta was so nice, hearty and very patient (regarding my complications with Amsterdam public transport before arrival), the communication was perfect and I very appriciated her recommendations and information about the city and life in Amsterdam. The neighborhood is perfect - the busy street with tram, shops, cafés and restaurants just around the corner, you feel that you are just in the heart of the city and the walk to historic centre, which is not far, is very pleasant.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

It was great. Coletta and family were excellent hosts! Nice recap on the history of the houseboat. We felt very comfortable and relaxed after our travels. Thanks for doing the laundry! 😉?

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great visit to Amsterdam. The houseboat Janna was very comfortable and was in a great location. Coleta was very welcoming and the listing is accurate. If your looking to try something new and renting a houseboat, I definitly recommend this location.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. It was a pleasure , you were lovely guests and we are looking forward to meeting you again ;)
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  • 5 of 5

È stata un'esperienza meravigliosa. La houseboat è semplice ma accogliente e confortevole e Coleta è una persona meravigliosa gentile e che ti assiste in tutto e per tutto. Vicinissimo al centro da muoversi a piedi comodamente. Ve la consiglio ... grazie ancora Dolce Coleta ☺️

  • Review Submitted: 12-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Coleta houseboat was a fantastic experience

  • 5 of 5

Houseboat jannah is a great place to stay with your family or friends. Our experience was during ADE week and we were really comfortable. Her hostess Coleta showed us the house and gave us directions and advice to have a very rewarding experience un Amsterdam. My friends and I surely repeat the stay in casabarco jannah in the future because it has been a very pleasant atmosphere.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amsterdam Canals
I Amsterdam Sign
Albert Cuyp Markt
Brouwerij 't IJ BV
Hermitage Amsterdam
Canal Bike
Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge)
Waterloo Sq Flea Market
STACH food
Cafe Loetje
Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
4.5 Kilometres
Central Station Amsterdam
Nearest Train
700 Metres
Amstel Station Amsterdam
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Kilometres
RAI (S 109) / S 110 or S 112
Car: not necessary

The houseboat is located in a FAMILY FRIENDLY area on one of the best spots on the river Amstel in the Quartier Latin of Amsterdam, called De Pijp and is just a 10 to 20 minutes walk to most tourist attractions like the Rijksmuseum, the Heineken Experience, Albert Cuyp Market, the Hermitage, RAI congress centre, the old centre of Amsterdam, one of the nicest shopping area’s of Amsterdam called “Utrechtsestraat” and lots of good restaurants on the Van Woustraat.