Stylish and newly renovated houseboat with outside patio on a side canal of the main Amstel River.
Our houseboat is situated in the heart of central historical Amsterdam. The Nieuwe Prinsengracht is a side canal of the Amstel, which is the main canal, and is off the beaten track of the big tourist canal cruise boats. This makes this area very suitable for a quiet stay, although you are in de centre of Amsterdam .
Whenever we have to stay at our boat in Amsterdam we always enjoy the peace and quite of living on the water. It always fees like a holiday whenever we are here! Swans and other birds pass our boat and come to see if there is some bread left for them and on summer days you can see people enjoying a day on the water on their own boats cruising the canals.
Our houseboat is approximately 42m2 and everything you need is there. There is a modern kitchen with microwave, oven, dishwasher and stove. A washing machine and dryer are there for you to use. The living room has a table with chairs, a large and very comfortable couch and cable TV and WIFI internet are available. In the bathroom you will find a large bath with shower, wash basin and toilet. The bedroom has a closet and more room to hang your belongings and a large twin bed. The length of the beds is 220 cm so also tall people should be comfortable here!
The houseboat lies a short walk from the metro station which takes you to the Central Station of Amsterdam in 2 stops (5 minutes). Trains from Amsterdam Central Station to Schiphol Airport bring you every 10 minutes within 20 minutes to the airport (very convenient so don't bother the hassle of an expensive Amsterdam taxi).
Also the Hermitage museum the Rijksmuseum and the world famous van Goghmuseum are in the vicinity. For those who love to shop and enjoy nice cafes and restaurants, you can all find this in our neighborhood. We've also put some information in our houseboat with some tips, to get you started...
And of course it will be nice for you to know that our houseboat was completely renovated in 2011.
Our guests will have the entire houseboat to themselves. Everything inside you can use. Also there is cable tv, free WIFI and a printer.
Interaction with Guests
We will be there in person to welcome you and hand you the keys. We will answer all your questions and are stand by 24/7
The hosueboat is only 3 stops away by metro from the Central Station.
Please respect our home as you would take of your own house and keep noixe to a minimum after 10PM.
It was so great to stay on a house boat in Amsterdam. The location was perfect, very close to everything and yet quite and cozy at night. Simon and Jolanda are great hosts, really very easy and friendly to work with.
Due to delays, we were later than the time of expected arrival, and Simon was gracious enough to leave the key and a welcome note saying he would return shortly. The boat was exactly as advertised and we had a wonderful stay here.
Simon & Jolanda thanks for everything !!
My stay was perfect in your lovely boat.
The one little problem with the TV was solved in less than 1 hour !!!
I totally agree with your description of the houseboat: quiet area but close to the center; pictures shown exactly the place.. very good equipment for kitchen, good good heating, perfect wifi...
I can't think to came to amsterdam again & not stay in a houseboat: Wonderful !!
Simon & Jolanda were excellent hosts. Everything was well communicated in advance, they were there right on time to greet us and their houseboat is amazing. It is very clean, modern and well maintained. There is plenty to explore nearby. It was a great experience and I will certainly hope to come back. Thanks again Simon & Jolanda.
Das Hausboot war perfekt - sehr gute Lage, sehr dicht am Zentrum gelegen, zu Fuß bzw mit der Tram war alles sehr gut und schnell zu erreichen. Das Hausboot war mit allem ausgestattet, voll ausgestattete Küche mit Wasserkocher, Kaffeepadmaschine, Herd, ... , heller Wohnbereich. Trotz der zentralen Lage sehr ruhig gelegen. Sehr kurze Entferrnungen zu Supermarkt, Metro- bzw U-Bahnhaltestelle und Bäckerei (gleich neben der U-Bahn). Ein Aufenthalt auf einen Hausboot passt perfekt zu Amsterdam.
Thanks for letting us stay at the housboat! Kathrin&Michael
Great time in Amsterdam! Thank you Simon, Thanks Jolanda!!
Our train got into Amsterdam early Sunday morning. Simon was so generous and helpful. He and Jolanda accommodated our early arrival and gave us great restaurant recommendations. And after getting lost in Amsterdam North, Simon graciously called us a taxi and then helped organize our airport pick-up for the next day. Can't say enough good things.
The houseboat was great, clean, and had everything we needed. Thanks again Simon & Jolanda, - can't wait to come back again. :D
I spent 3 days on the houseboat with a friend and it was a lovely experience! The boat is newly renovated with a modern bath and kitchen, and the twin beds are simply fantastic. We looked forward to going home to "our" houseboat from the sightseeing trips in Amsterdam. It is situated in a quiet canal but close enough to the center and shopping streets in the canal district within a short walking distance. Public transportation is good with a metro station near by. Simon and Jolanda are great hosts and were very helpful and easy to communicate with from the beginning. Thank you for a great stay!
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Hello, we are Simon & Jolanda from Amsterdam.
Simon is an entrepreneur and Jolanda is a flight attendant. We love our houseboat in the canals of Amsterdam but we mainly live in our house in Amsterdam. Therefor we thought why not open our door for more people to have a true Amsterdam Experience....?
We love to stroll along the canals of the "Jordaan" neighborhood, go to the food markets that are there on the weekends, have coffee with dutch apple pie and enjoy lunches and dinners in the many great restaurants. Also you can find us cruising the canals on our boat together with some friends.