Your private Amsterdam houseboat!!!

Boat - Entire home/apt · Nieuwe Prinsengracht, Amsterdam, North Holland 1018, Netherlands

The Space

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.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Security Deposit: $285
Cleaning Fee: $36
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict

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  • We had a wonderful visit to Simon and Jolanda's houseboat. It was very clean and modern, and it was so relaxing to be right be the water. The neighborhood is a very safe and quiet one. For fun, it is just a short walk from Utrechtstraat with lots of shops and restaurants. We enjoyed the chance to cross the legendary Amstel river every day. Tram, bus, and metro are both just a few blocks away. What a great way to see Amsterdam!

    April 2014
  • Had a wonderful time in the houseboat- very comfortable furnishings, modern bathroom, big comfy beds and thick bath towels. Kitchen well appointed. So fun watching the ducks glide by right by our window, and the occasional boat as well. Very quiet inside - never disturbed by any sounds. Good location - we walked everywhere from the houseboat. Our host was friendly and helpful - was waiting at the door when we arrived and answered all our questions - even leaving her phone # for further questions if needed.

    March 2014
  • Mooi en praktisch woonarkje, ideaal voor 1 of 2 personen, en met de privacy die je NERGENS anders hebt dan als je op het water woont!
    Alle comfort aanwezig, vriendelijke en efficiënte ontvangst, handige regelingen. Erg prettig was de aanwezigheid van een aantal basis-benodigdheden (dingen als peper, zout, wat kruiden, olie, blokjes voor de vaatwasser etc.) waaraan je vaak op je eerste dag al een vermogen uitgeeft.

    March 2014
  • Staying on the houseboat was so awesome! It was modern, clean, comfortable, and located only a short walk from almost everything!

    October 2013
  • very nice contact, good communication, helpfull, good location, quiet. everything as agreed. we liked it very much.
    anytime again! highly recommendable!

    August 2013
  • We had a terrific time at Simon & Jolanda's houseboat. Besides being extremely well-located in the center of the city, we were welcome by Simon who gave us very good tips on what to do around the city. The boat was clean, comfortable and gave us the sense of being at home in such a beautiful setting.

    May 2013
  • Hihghly recommended. We had a very pleaseant stay on Simon and Jolanda's boat. Beautyfully located in a quiet but very central area, the boat offered everything we were looking for. Although it was cold and snowy outside, the boat was totally comfy and warm. Simon and Jolanda were great hosts, helpfull and responsive.

    February 2013
  • Simon and Jolanda's cosy houseboat on one of the quieter canals is a perfect way to spend a few days in Amsterdam. The photos on their listing give an accurate depiction of the property but what you don't pick up is just how special it is to be staying on the water. But the boat doesn't move or bob about at all if you might be concerned about any seasickness!

    Simon and Jolanda are very accommodating (even dropping over extra pillows and some tummy stuff for us after we picked up a nasty bug on the plane). Great hosts and we were so happy with our stay which happened to be our very first Airbnb experience.

    Highly recommend taking up the bike hire option which comes with the property - the very comfortable bikes are such a great way to see the city and you don't have to worry about returning the bikes on the last day to some bike rental place somewhere else.

    Everything went like clockwork for us. Would definitely book in again on our next visit to Amsterdam. Forget hotels!

    December 2012
  • Simon and Jolanda's houseboat was perfect. It is the perfect setting to get lost in Amsterdam (in a good way!) Simon and Jolanda went out of their way to make sure our stay was everything we wanted it to be - from writing out good restaurants nearby to making an early morning trip to give us a key when we locked ourselves out. They were gracious hosts and I know our trip wouldn't have been the same without them.
    I highly recommend this houseboat and I know that we will be back to visit sometime in the future.

    November 2012
  • Simon and Jolanda were the superb hosts. The houseboat is really charming and looks exactly like it does in the photos on Airbnb. The communication was great from start to finish. We experienced a warm greeting at the airport (they provide this service for far less than a taxi) and an offer to contact them for anything we needed. The location of houseboat was perfect! It is located in the heart of everything, but, also situated on the quieter side of the River Amstel. We were able to avoid the late night revelers (in their boats) on the canal because they tend to stay on the other side of the river. We met friends from Sweden while in Amsterdam. The four of us were not interested in taking a cruise on a commercial tour boat packed with people. Simon agreed to take us on a cruise in his personal boat for a very reasonable fee. The architecture looks even more amazing from the water. We went southward down the River Amstel on a sunny Sunday afternoon. It was a very inviting experience! We were amazed to see the beautiful farmland, livestock, windmills, just a short distance from the city. Upon departure, Simon took us to the airport in plenty of time to catch our flight. We recommend Simon, Jolanda, and their houseboat to all--including our friends and family. We hope to meet up with them again in Amsterdam and they are welcome at our home in St. Louis anytime.

    September 2012
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Hello, we are Simon & Jolanda form Amsterdam. Simon is an entrepreneur and Jolanda is a flight attendant. We love our little second home in the canals of Amsterdam but we mainly live in the Hague. 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.
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