Our studio/apartment is on a typical Amsterdam houseboat. It is a modern, friendly and bright apartment very close to the centre (10 min. to CS). A good way of getting to know and enjoy our beloved and beautiful city. We also have two bicycles free.
We have our boat now for 8 years. We bought the boat as an empty barge and built it ourselves into a houseboat. Only the outside needs some paint to finish it all.The apartment is a spare part on our boat with a private entrance and very comfortable for a short holiday. It is situated very close to the centre but in an friendly and save neighbourhood. During the day you can choose the busy and alive city and at night sleep in a peacefull and quiet area. It's the best of both we always say.
We have free wifi on board, 2 bicycles for our guests and a sundeck outside. Our boat is on the south side of the islands so the sundeck has sun all day.
The apartment is well equipped with all the things you need for a comfortable stay.
We also have a stash of basic needs like coffee, tea, sugar, salt, seasoning, etc.
And by arrival we have a free nice bottle of wine for a good start of your stay.
Interaction with Guests
We love to help you out with providing information and help to have a pleasant stay. You are always welcome to ask about the city like what to do and where to go.
We also have an information folder with detailles about the neighbourhood and the city.
Our boat is located on the Borneokade in The Docklands, only 10 minutes from Central Station. The Docklands is located in the northeast of the city, it is the old port of Amsterdam, where coffee and spices used to be shipped in. Most ships are now converted into houseboats. In addition, the Docklands is known for its modern architecture. Developed since 1990, the area attracts many tourists, and provides the benefits and atmosphere of a harbor. There are many cozy and good bars, restaurants and shops, which are open seven days a week. If you are not afraid of the cold, you can even dare to swim in the water. The house is located just a short distance from the city center, and is attainable by bike or the frequent public transport connections.
There is easy access to the public transport. Within a short distance we have several stops for the bus and tram to bring you directly to central station, the museums or the centre. The cheapest way to travel with public transport is with an OV Chip cart. We can provide carts for 10 euro (with a credit of 10 euro).
boat - central station: bus 48 10 min.
boat - central station: tram 26 5 min. and a little walk
boat - museum (Van Gogh, Rijks museum, Stedelijk museum): 20 min.
boat - centre: by bicycle 10 min.
Other Things to Note
If you plan to come by car we advise you to park the car at the P&R Zeeburg. It's just one stop with the tram 26 from our apartment. If you park there the car is safe and you won't get any trouble with the parking in Amsterdam. The costs are 8 euro for a day with a free return ticket for the public transport.
Had a wonderful stay aboard our houseboat. It's a very clean, modern spacious studio on a very characterful barge. Our host Marike was excellent, giving us loads of local information and even leaving some goodies as a warm welcome. The two bikes which are free to use, are a brilliant way to see the city, and the boat is located in a quiet area, but within a short distance from the city centre. We were lucky with the weather, which made our stay even more amazing, but I would highly recommend staying here for either a weekend break or a longer stay. Great value for money!
Our weekend on this lovely houseboat was great! Even our little son had much fun with living on a boat. The environment on Zeeland is beautiful with interesting architecture, nice restaurants and cafés and you can reach the city of Amsterdam (Centraal station) by train in 10 minutes. Thank you Marike and Andrej. We'll come back soon :)
I stayed on Marikes houseboat a few days with my mother and we had a realy lovely, peaceful time ! it was no prob to find the place! it´s not in the center but if you take the bus, tram or bike it´s a short track getting into the city!!
The boat is very comfortable, everything you need is there, even some dvds, travelplan, suggestions where to go.
Thanks a lot Marike + Familiy hosting us, we had a wonderful time and when we are coming back we will definitly stay on your boat :) Perhaps than it is warmer to drink your tasty wine outside :)
Greets from Bavaria
we had a great stay on the big boat. our hosts could not have been friendlier and more helpful, everything was as described . wish we had said goodbye but we missed you. thanks for the great stay. leanne had a great birthday on a lovely boat in a lovely place
Für uns war es der erste Aufenthalt auf einem Hausboot - und wir waren/ sind immer noch ganz begeistert. Das Appartement ist groß genug für 2 und gemütlich eingerichtet. Bei unserer Ankunft war alles sauber und wir haben uns gleich wohl gefühlt. Marike und ihre Familie haben uns sehr nett empfangen und waren durchweg hilfsbereit und haben Tipps für unseren Aufenthalt in Amsterdam gegeben.
Die Tram-Station ist nur 5-10 Gehminuten entfernt. Bis in die Innenstadt sind es nur 3 Stationen, bis zum P+R Parkplatz nur eine (unbedingt das P+R Tram-Ticket aufbewahren - wir konnten dadurch den Preis fürs Parken von 72€ auf 3€ reduzieren!).
Wir werden das Appartement von Marike auf jeden Fall weiterempfehlen und auch gerne selber nochmal wiederkommen! :)
Der Aufenthalt bei Marike und Andrei war wirklich sehr toll. Die beiden waren sehr nett und das Apartment war super sauber und sehr gemütlich. Wir haben direkt bei Ankunft zwei Schlüssel für zwei Fahrräder bekommen. Die Fahrräder sind zwar schon etwas älter, aber noch total in Ordnung fürs in die Stadt fahren, die mit den Rädern nur Ca 15 min. entfernt ist.
Die Küche im Apartment ist mit allem nötigen ausgestattet und der nächste Supermarkt ist auch direkt in der Nähe!
Wir haben den den Aufenthalt sehr genossen!
We went very spontaneously to Amsterdam and had a perfect stay thanks to Marike and her husband. Warm welcome, wonderful houseboat - everything was great! The houseboat is very well-equipped and located just a few minutes walk from the public transport which brings you to the city centre in less than 10 minutes. If you come by car, the P&R is the best advice ever - 3 EUR for 3 days. Unbelievable :) We would love to come back one day!