About This Listing
Stylish and newly renovated houseboat 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 houseboat 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 noise to a minimum after 10PM.
This is truly a wonderful place to stay. I will always go for houseboat vs hotel! Location wise it was perfect.
A lot of restaurants nearby and rembrant plein just 7 minutes walk. Metro is just around the corner so you can get anywhere within minutes :)
The boat was clean and warm despite very cold weather outside.
We had a great time. Highly recommended for anyone traveling to Amsterdam
Ich kann nur bestätigen, dass das Hausboot in super zentraler Lage und dennoch ruhig liegt. Es ist das perfekte Boot für 2 Personen mit allem, was man so braucht. Ich kann's nur weiterempfehlen!
Tolle Unterkunft, mitten in Amsterdam, aber ohne Lärm. Beste Lage, um ganz Amsterdam zu Fuß zu entdecken. Besonderes Wohngefühl, da man durch die großen Fenster ständig das Wasser vor Augen hat. Schöne Ausstattung, alles da, was man braucht.
Wir kommen gerne wieder!
We stayed three nights on this beautyful, well equipped houseboat located just perfectly in one of the quiter canals but still right in the heart of Amsterdam. The boat is lovely decorated and has everything you can wish for. Stores and great restaurants are all within easy reach. We can recommend this houseboat to anyone who is looking for a special, romantic accomodation with flair. Jolanda and Simon were great hosts!
Had a great stay at the houseboat, would definitely stay there again.
Great hosts. Simon met me at the property (a bit earlier than planned!) on the first day and even walked me to the local grocery store. Super friendly and hospitable. Great communication throughout - especially since we made the reservation less than twelve hours before check in - and really flexible. Property was accurate to the listing, very clean, efficient and comfortable. Very nicely decorated. Great location - easy walks to Jordaan, De Pijp, Central Station and Brouwerij 't IJ to the east (all 15-20 mins). Would love to visit again.
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.
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About the Host, Simon & Jolanda
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.