Stylishly refurbished 90 year old barge at unique location. Spacious, light, well-equipped. Gigantic and sunny terrace. Close to center, tram stop and shops at 100 mtrs, nice (and safe) neighborhood.
My house is in the former hold of the boat, now a spacious and light loft with two semi-separated bedrooms (sleeping four) , bathroom with twin shower, livingroom with fireplace, kitchen. Further aft (and completely separate) ) is a romantic apartment for two, consisting of the wheelhouse and the old skippers home. For the biggest part of the year you can only rent the apartment for two. But during some weeks in the holiday season I am somewhere else and you can rent my own house as well.
The loft and the aft apartment have two separate outside doors. If you want to combine them, an inside door can be unlocked. There are some stairs inside, one of them (the entrance to the skippers home) is rather steep (not high).
You are completely free at the boat.
Amsterdam Docklands is a nice, friendly, trendy neighborhood next to the center of town. Famous modern architecture. At 200 meters form the boat you will find a small shopping center (2 supermarkets, shops) and restaurants. Also a typical neighbourhood cafe where many 'boatpeople' meet, that serves good food as well.
Rent a bike (5 minutes to Central Station), you can safely park it at the boat. Tram 10 is 200 meters away, this takes you directly to citycenter (Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh, Leidseplein). At 500 meter tram 26, that brings you to Central Station.
In the middle of town your are also in the middle of nature: with many birds and (big) fish around the boat. Swans will come and beg for bread through the portholes. The old Ore harbour is very deep and is flushed through three times a week, so the water is very clean. You have the biggest open air swimmingpool of Amsterdam!
Feel at home! The boat is no-smoking; it is not a safe place for small children that cannot swim yet (so I cannot accept them on board unfortunately); no outside noise after dark (I have very good relations with my neighbors and would like to keep it that way!)
The boat is beautiful and even better than the pictures suggest. It is very spacious, even with four of us. Marnix was a very helpful host and made sure the boat was very clean, he even organised fresh flowers In the rooms. He left a helpful handbook offering us advice on the local area. It is about 10 minutes on tram away from the centre, and was a great place to retreat after a bust day exploring. definitely reccomend!
Marnix was not able to meet us himself, but had made very clear arrangements for us. His friend showed us round on board and was very friendly and cheerful.She showed us the important details of locking the boat and was very helpful with our questions.
We loved the boat, it was exactly as we had imagined from the pictures and very atmospheric to be staying on a boat in Amsterdam,there were great views down the river, it was a quiet and peaceful location. There is a resident swan who came to visit!!
Thoroughly recommend this host.
Staying on the beautiful houseboat made the trip to Amsterdam extra special. The boat is comfortable, tastefully furnished and offers everything for a perfect short getaway. Thank you Marnix for feeling us welcome.
We really enjoyed our stay. The boat is nice and comfy and very well equipped. Propably the most authentic way to visit Amsterdam.
Premiere experience avec airbnb et tres bonne experience la peniche etait tres sympa et bien equipee la presence des transports en commun a proximite tres pratique nous avions aussi une superette tout pres ce qui nous a permis de pouvoir faire les repas dans la peniche. En resume nous avons pu profiter d amsterdam dans d' excellentes conditions avec un logements atypique et en presence des cygnes
Very nice place overall in this season with the fireplace !
Not so far from the towncenter, with supermarket 2 min by walk.
Great journey, thanks Marnix
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