Spacious houseboat in city center!

Boat - Entire home/apt · Praediniussingel, Groningen, Groningen 9711, Netherlands

My cosy houseboat is your home away from home. In the middle of the city, but in a quiet street. My boat is over a century old. With lots of historic details! But with all modern comfort. Bath, shower, central heating & wifi. Welcome on Board!

My 25-meter long ship used to be a freight-carrier but is now converted into a nice modern house. The 'house' of the old skipper is still there, with the antique paneling and the cupboard bed; very cosy! In the stern of the ship is another bedroom with a double bed. In the former freight-room a spacious living-room is now built, a bathroom with bath, a kitchen. In the living is another possibility for two people to sleep; the couch folds out to a double bed. The house is heated by means of a central heating system (hot air) and a gas stove; it's always comfortable. My ship is situated in the middle of Groningen, two minutes on foot from the lively city center, the main station and the famous Groninger Museum. But the road at which my ship is moored is a very quiet street with beautiful chestnut trees and stately houses.

The boat is completely yours during your stay! It has 1 (double) super cosy cupboard bed in the back of the ship, one double bed in a cosy bedroom in the stern of the ship and if you are with a company of more than 4; there is one extra double bed in the living room because you can unfold the couch into a very nice bed!

We'll meet when you arrive, and maybe later on if you would like to have some advice, or a small city tour! But as I live elsewhere, I will not be around every day, but can easily be reached by mobile phone or email!

My neighborhood is quiet but the city-center is within a 3 minutes walk! I love to quietly sit on the deck of my ship and look at the ships passing at one side, the people walking their dogs in the small park next to my boat. The houses on the other side of the street are occupied by the privileged; the mayor of the city of Groningen lives here for instance...:)

Train and bus station is within a 3 minutes walk!

You can park your car in the parking garage 100 metres from my ship, or I'll guide you to a nearby place in the city where parking is free. Parking near the boat is possible but expensive; 2 euro's per hour. So maybe you can use it to unload your luggage and then move to cheaper alternative...

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 6
Extra people: $28 / night after 4 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $747 /week
Security Deposit: $142
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Very spacious, quaint and quirky houseboat in a great location. Very close to the town centre and about a 5 minute walk from the train station.
    Everything was clean when we arrived and the heating was very efficient, so we were never cold! It was also very nice to have wi-fi on board.
    We didn't get to meet Rob, but he always responded promptly to emails.

    April 2014
  • Das Boot ist sehr nett und liebevoll eingerichtet, auch wenn die Details manchmal unfertig sind. Die Kücheneinrichtung ist sehr dürftig-wer also gerne kocht, sollte sich Töpfe und Pfannen selbst mitbringen. Die zentrale Lage ist sehr überzeugend, dafür muss man aber etwas fahren (z.B. zu Ikea), um sein Auto umsonst abstellen zu können. Das Parken im Zentrum ist echt teuer!

    April 2014
  • Niet superdeluxe, maar daarentegen zeker rustiek, superdicht bij het centrum, prima douche, verwarming etc.
    Goede ontvangst en gezellige uitstraling. Zeker aanrader voor verblijf als je niet in een standaard hotel wilt zitten.

    March 2014
  • Great boat - fantastic location. Very peaceful but centrally located - so simple for the station.

    March 2014
  • Super-lokatie!!

    March 2014
  • Rob ist ein super netter Gastgeber! Wir hatten ein tolles Wochenende in Groningen auf seinem Hausboot. Es ist ein super Erlebnis auf dem Boot zu schlafen. Zentraler kann man fast nicht wohnen. Ich würde jederzeit wieder dort übernachten! 1000 Dank an Rob für die Hilfe und den "Shuttle-Service" zum kostenfreien Parkplatz! Klare Empfehlung!!!

    February 2014
  • Das war ein super Erlebnis ein paar Tage auf Deinem Hausboot zu verbringen.Rob ist ein netter Gastgeber der uns toll, per Telefon, durch Groningen zum Boot geführt hat. Wir hatten ganz ganz tolle Tage auf dem gemütlichem Hausboot und werden es allen unseren Freunden weiter empfehlen.
    Liebe Grüße Wolfgang und Sabine

    February 2014
  • Wij hebben een goed weekend in groningen gehad. De woonboot ligt op een toplocatie waardoor het centrum te voet te bereiken is. Wij zijn met 6e op de boot verbleven waardoor in therorie er 2 personen in de woonkamer sliepen op de slaapbank echter doordat de andere bedden groot waren hebben we voor en achter in de boot 3-3 geslapen. Dit ging prima! Ook het contact met Rob verliep soepel en hij heeft onze vragen snel en vakkundig beantwoord. De boot was erg schoon en ik zou zeker nog een keer terug komen. Je krijgt waar voor je geld!

    February 2014
  • We zijn na een nacht van accommodatie gewisseld. Vanwege allergieën hadden we gezocht naar een woning waar geen huisdieren zijn toegestaan. Er bleek toch een huisdier te zijn geweest, waardoor we hier niet prettig konden verblijven. Daarnaast was het naar onze mening niet erg netjes gezien de prijs. De verhuurder is wel erg vriendelijk, en we hebben onze reservering aan kunnen passen. Wel heeft deze woonboot een zeer goede locatie!

    January 2014
  • What a wonderfull experience. The boat is fantastic cosy, warm and is in a quiet, but central part of the city. The communication with Schipper Rob is good. Unfortunatly we did not meet, but we were warmly welcommed by Eva. Would love to stay here during summer as well. Thank you for making our ESNS amazing!

    January 2014
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Easy going, friendly 59-year old. Seen a lot, done even more! Like to meet new people, make them feel at home in my beautiful ship, it's another way to enjoy life, I am convinced that being nice reflects positivity into the world! :) I like to travel myself, via airbnb because you get to know the real life of people; how they live, where they do their shopping, who their neighbors are...
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