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.
Wir hatten ein wundervolles Wochenende bei Marike&Andrej. Das Studio ist wunderdchön, wirklich noch viel besser als auf den Bildern. Das Bett ist groß und sehr bequem,alles ist sehr sauber! Die Umgebung ist wunderbar ruhig, mit den Fahrrädern ist man schnell in der Stadt.
Wir sind mit dem Auto angereist und haben auf dem P&R Parkplatz für das ganze Wochenende 2€ gezahlt (Bahntickets bei Ankunft kaufen! Nur dann ist es so günstig)
Sollten wir noch einmal nach Amsterdam reisen würden wir diese Unterkunft sofort wieder buchen! Vielen Dank!!!
Nous avons été très bien reçu par Marike et son mari. Ils sont tous les deux très aimables et prêt à rendre service.
The house boat was amazing and everything was exactly how I expected. Marike was very nice and helpful. We had a wonderful time and when we are coming back we will definitly stay on your boat. Thanks for everything.
Staying at Marike's house boat was as good as if not better than we had hoped for! The studio is really nice and everything that you se on the photos is what you get. The reception by Marike was warm and welcome and she gave us good information on what to see, where to go and how to get there. I will not hesitate to recommend this place to anybody going to Amsterdam.
We dined at two local restaurants that we would like to recommend, Gare De L'est and Odessa both in easy walking distance.
Marike und Andrei empfingen uns sehr herzlich, wir waren sofort vom gemütlichen Flair des Hausboots begeistert.
Das Studio war modern, sauber und ausreichend ausgestattet,es fehlte uns an nichts. Marike hat uns gleich die besten Wege in die Stadt erklärt, die Fahrräder standen schon bereit.
Wir haben die Zeit auf dem Wasser sehr genossen und können diesen schönen Ort mit bestem Gewissen weiterempfehlen.
Vielen Dank für alles ...
This was our first time using Airbnb. We weren't sure what to expect, but Marike is the perfect host. She was extremely flexible and kind. She was there when we arrived, and told us a bit about the neighbourhood; where the supermarket was, which restaurants were good and which less so. The room itself is lovely; very clean and cosy.
We know Amsterdam a bit and have never been impressed by it, but the neighbourhood around her place is very nice. The free use of bikes was appreciated as it give us the opportunity to explore Amsterdam in a different way. We saw new pieces of Amsterdam which were much nicer than the standard tourist areas!
If we ever need to stay a night in Amsterdam again, this will be our first choice!
The house boat was lovely and everything was exactly how I expected. Actually it was more spacious than what I thought. Marike and her husband were very nice and helpful. The location was a little further from the city center but if you stay in Amsterdam more than 3 days, shouldn't be an issue.