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Charming houseboat, historic center
Charming houseboat, historic center
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

A cozy little houseboat ideal for 1 person or a couple one person, suited to satisfy needs of any traveller while getting an experience of staying in the center of Amsterdam on a houseboat.

The space

My cozy little boat is ideal for a couple seeking a remarkable and special romantic getaway in Amsterdam, or for one person seeking a quiet place.

The houseboat is located in the very heart of the historical centre. Steps away from major attractions, popular venues and other hang-out places.

House rules:
- Check-in during the work week prior to 2pm (14:00) is possible only if discussed before placing the reservation
- Check-out by 12pm (noon)

- The boat in accommodates 2 (two) people, and there is 1 (one) bed.
- Strictly no children under 18!
- Prolonged stay is not possible.
- Pets are not allowed
- Smoking inside not allowed
- Burning candles inside not allowed

Guest access

- breakfast goods
- toiletries, clean towels, bed sheets, blankets, etc.
- broadband wifi internet access
- king-sized bed with a mattress that you won't forget
- TV, and an extensive video library
- well-equipped kitchen
- shower
- a little terrace on the front deck

Interaction with guests

I meet the guests myself, to welkome on board and explain a few details. After that the guest(s) have a complete freedom, and am not there for the check-out unless there's a special need (to be discussed before booking, upon arrival, or should there ever be a problem).

Indoor fireplace
Wireless Internet
Cleaning Fee $61
Security Deposit $242
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House Rules
Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

The general rule - leave it like you found it.
Other rules:
- The boat in accommodates 2 (two) people, and there is 1 (one) bed.
- Strictly no children under 18!
- Pets are not allowed
- Smoking inside not allowed
- Burning candles inside not allowed
- Usage of hairdryer, curling iron, hair straightener or similar appliances thru an (American) electricity adapter is forbidden (a hair dryer and a hair straightener are available on board)
- Check out time is 12pm (noon) and is not flexible.
- Check in is from 2pm (14:00).
If you arrive earlier than that Please communicate to me BEFORE PLACING THE RESERVATION.

Other that that - I cannot think of any other restriction I'd like to have imposed upon myself, as as such - upon my guests.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
3 nights minimum stay

82 Reviews

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Rachel User Profile
August 2015
This was my second time hosted by Robert, and that I came back should be the best review of all! Robert is a lovely person, an impeccable host who really goes out of his way to make you feel comfortable. His recommendations for restaurants and bars is top-notch, and his interactions with you make you feel truly at home. I felt as if I were returning to see a friend. The boat is fantastic, a really unique way to experience Amsterdam. It has all of amenities of home and is very clean and in a vibrant, safe location. I give Robert and his boat my highest recommendation, and hope he travels to Boston so we can make him feel just as at home!
Robert User Profile
Response from Robert:
haha I just wrote that if it's half as busy in Boston as it is now in Amsterdam during the SAIL 2015 I am not going... Rachel, thank you very much, as Boston is one of the cities on my list I most certainly will come for a visit. And yes, it did feel like friends visiting. Great, great summer, great times, I'm very happy, and i hope you too! Greetings
August 2015

Travis User Profile
September 2014
Robert was an excellent host. Great communication and very clear description about everything related to the boat. Location couldn't have been better as it was a 2 minute walk to the Tram stop and maybe 10 minute walk to just about anywhere else in the city. Very quiet at night. It's not mentioned anywhere but worth nothing that the bed is one of those memory foam types which was amazing to sleep on. Robert made this one of the best places I've ever stayed and truly unique.

Danielle User Profile
August 2014
We drove into Amsterdam from Belgium for three nights on Robert's houseboat. Robert was very helpful in providing park and ride information and guiding us in using the public transportation to get into town. We were a little late arriving, but Robert was patient and welcoming, making sure we were comfortable and that we understood everything we might need to know before leaving. The houseboat was tidy, fun, and comfortable. I slept really well and enjoyed watching the tour boats go by on the canal. The neighborhood was nice, and close enough to everything without being over-run by tourists and returning students. Robert was attentive and friendly, and I liked staying here very much. Why pay the same price for a tiny hotel room in Amsterdam when you can stay on Robert's houseboat? To me it's a no-brainer.

Rachel User Profile
July 2014
It is my delight to recommend Robert's houseboat for your stay in Amstersam. I spent one week on his boat and it was a pleasure. Robert greeted me as scheduled and provided a wonderful overview to the workings of the boat and the surrounding area. The boat was stocked with foods for a wonderful breakfast. He left me with recommendations for bars, restaurants, and shops that were perfect - you should follow his advice! He was polite and prompt in all correspondence. The area is beautiful, safe, and convenient to all of Amsterdam. Should I be lucky enough to return to Amstersam, I would not hesitate to stay here. Robert, you are welcome with us or to our recommendations if you ever come to Boston. Thank you for a wonderful Airbnb experience!

Steve User Profile
June 2014
We decided to head into Amsterdam for a few days very last minute and Robert was very quick to respond to our request (just hours.) He sent us great details on how to go about taking transit to find the houseboat, and covered all of the little details very quickly once we were there. Beautiful walkable location just a minute away from a tram, awesomely cushy memory-foam bed and pillows means you can easily get around and and have a good nights sleep at the end of the day.

Alexis User Profile
May 2014
Robert is a fantastic host. He is responsive, helpful, and made us feel right at home. He is happy to answer any questions, make suggestions, and goes out of his way to provide some provisions and toiletries. My husband and I loved our stay on his comfortable houseboat. The location is absolutely perfect as well. The neighborhood is as picturesque and lovely as you can imagine. We enjoyed watching different groups of people travel the canal past our boat and were lucky enough to get to observe a charming family of waterfowl, called coots, which nested and fed nearby the houseboat during our stay. The neighborhood is central and walkable (or bike-able) to many points of interest in the city. We walked everywhere from the houseboat and really got to know the city during our short stay. We are so pleased we found Robert and his houseboat on airbnb. After our stay, I cannot imagine wanting accommodations on land in Amsterdam. We highly recommend!

Emily User Profile
May 2014
I really enjoyed my stay this past weekend on Robert's houseboat! Robert greeted me upon arrival and showed me around his home, as well as left a detailed list of recommendations in and around the area. What I loved best was the boat's location to the activities I wanted to do. I never once took a taxi or the train, but rather walked everywhere I went. The photos are accurate and Robert truly was a generous and welcoming host. Traveling alone as a single female, I felt comfortable, safe and at home.

Amsterdam, NetherlandsJoined in March 2011
Robert User Profile

A russian Israeli, living in Amsterdam. I engineer software, enjoy cooking, biking, and since beginning of 2011 - sailing. I love music, and night life, going out yet I'm rather quiet. And I am fond of cats.

As a guest for me critically important are: hot shower, WiFi, and to have a little private space so that I can close the door separating me from the outside world, and take a break. Secondarily comes either a central location, or at least no more than a few minutes-walking distance to the public transport.

There are of course many other things I require, but from my experience of staying in b&b accommodations I was very surprised not to find any that meet those very simple needs.

For my guests I intend providing everything I'd expect as a guest myself, so that their stay at my place will be comfortable and enjoyable.

Languages: English, Français, Nederlands, Русский, עברית
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day

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