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.
The studio was very comfortable and clean. Marike was very nice and available, which was great.
On top, the access to bicycle was a must,perfect to visit the city !
Thank you for this nice stay, we loved it !
Marike was there to greet me when I arrived and helped me understand how to get around Amsterdam's public transport. She had good suggestions on where to eat and go within the neighborhood and then within the city of Amsterdam. The boat itself is exactly as it looks. Perfectly comfortable and cozy in an awesome (and quiet) neighborhood that is right close to everything you want to see. I was traveling on my own and loved staying in this houseboat very much.
Nous souhaitons remercier Marike qui nous a accueillie très chaleureusement dans son appartement à louer.
Les vélo nous ont permis de découvrir Amsterdam par tous les temps et nous avons adorés.
Nous n'avons pas pu découvrir l'ensemble des lieu que Marike nous a proposé de découvrir mais nous avons été réjouit par ceux que nous avons découvert.
Une expérience inoubliable!
Un grand merci et peut être à bientôt!
Ons verblijf was boven verwachting. Fantastisch verbouwde ruimte in voorsteven van (website hidden) "check in" snel op weg geholpen door Marike, met een aantal plattegrondjes en uitleg hoe we het beste naar de stad kunnen fietsen.
Groot pluspunt overigens, de fietsen die we gedurende ons verblijf mochten gebruiken.
De locatie is een klein stukje buiten "het centrum", maar het oostelijk havengebied is zelf ook een erg aardig deel van Amsterdam met een aantal leuke horecazaken en fraaie architectuur.
Parkeren hebben we gedaan op P+R Zeeburg, uiteindelijk voor 3(!) euro voor 3 hele dagen. Trammetje naar de boot, slechts 1 halte van de parking af.
Marike welcomed us very nicely with a clean a studio, a good bottle of wine and a big smile. Eveything was exactly like the pictures : Fonctionnal, well decorated and furnished.
The neighborhood is very calm and it's pretty quick to go to the center : perfect !
Thank you very much for everything.
I had a wonderful short stay at Marieke and Andrei's houseboat. It was easy to find with Marieke's directions, and it was really clean and ready for me upon arrival. The apartment's really comfy and warm, especially the bed :) I also really appreciated Marieke's suggestions on things to do in the area, as this is a much more local-oriented location than your average Amsterdam apartment. I'd recommend this spot to anyone looking to avoid the crowds in the centre!
We had a great time at Marikes place!
The studio is very nice and clean. Everything you is availlable. And its location on a houseboat is really something special.
We arrived early in the morning but everything was prepared and we could enter the studio directly.
We also used the bikes because it is the best way to exlore the city and move from one place to another. From Marikes place it is just a short ride to the city center.