About This Listing
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.
Marike was extremely accommodating with our requests and welcomed us to her lovely space and supplied us with all the necessary travel and directions information. The accommodation is comfortable, clean and very stylish. Marike remained available to us for any further questions or support.
We would highly recommend this location and have already planned a future trip to visit Amsterdam and Marike.
Marike und ihre Familie haben uns sehr freundlich in Empfang genommen. Die Wegbeschreibung hat uns ganz leicht zum Ziel gebracht und die Unterkunft ist wie auf den Bildern und eigentlich sogar noch besser!;) Dieses Hausboot ist zum verlieben schön! Sehr sauber,sehr hell,sehr schön gelegen. Nicht weit vom Zentrum entfernt,genau wie beschrieben. 100% Wohlfühlatmosphäre!
Das benutzen der Fahrräder war noch ein besonderes Highlight. Für uns ein perfektes Wochenende im schönen Amsterdam. Sehr empfehlenswert für alle die es einfach und schön haben wollen :)
We really enjoyed our stay with Marike greatly. We have been to Amsterdam before so were keen to explore the close neighbourhood. It was a very different feel to the centre of Amsterdam but very lovely. The bikes are great for getting around. We got there early and were able to use their bikes because the “official” bikes were still with the previous occupants. The studio is spacious and tidy and very clean. We also liked the shampoo a lot. It was great to enjoy some wine on the deck of “our” boat in the evening. Can highly recommend it and might very well come back!
unser Aufenthalt war sehr gut - Gastgeberehepaar sehr nett,
Zimmer wie im Bild - alles gut.
Wir kommen wieder.
Rita u. Norbert
Wir hatten ein tolles, langes Wochenende auf dem schönen Hausboot von Marike. Das Studio hat uns sehr gut gefallen. Das Bett war groß und bequem. Es hat an nichts gefehlt und alles war sauber. Die Lage war perfekt. Alles zentral. Wir haben die Stadt mit den gestellten Fahrrädern erkundet. Wir hatten eine tolle Zeit und würden immer wieder die Unterkunft buchen.
Unsere Gastgeber waren sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit; mit vielen guten Vorschlägen zur Erkundung der Stadt. Sie stellten uns zwei Räder bereit, -- der einzig richtige Weg der Fortbewegung. Das Apartment entsprach der Beschreibung: praktisch eingerichtet, sauber und mit dem originellen Blick durch Bullaugen aufs Wasser.
Ein absolut empfehlenswertes Apartment in Amsterdam!
Marike was very friendly and helpful from booking right up to our staying. It was nice to be in the quiet away from the centre of Amsterdam yet not to be too far. The bikes were invaluable, and Marike was also very accommodating when one of the bikes had a puncture by loaning us one of theirs...we were so grateful!
The boat is awesome, such a great place to stay. On one of our days it was raining so much that we came home early to spend the evening in and it's a great space to do that... We were very comfortable. This was our very first airbnb so we hope we did it all right and were good guests; we would definitely recommend this accommodation.