Adjen is a characteristic houseboat located in a quiet and very central canal, 5 minutes walking from Leidseplein and Vondelpark; just a few steps away from the intense cultural and entertainment life that the city of Amsterdam offers. This cosy apartment was recently renewed and refurnished.
Owners are living in this houseboat for periods of time throughout the year, therefore guests will find all the comforts of your own house. The house boat is completely furnished. Guests have the disposal of 2 bedrooms, with a double size bed each, bathroom with shower, well lighted living room with the possibility to add a sofa bed and a fully furnished kitchen. Digital TV, DVD player, Wi-Fi internet access and stereo aux cable for Ipod/Iphone.
With a marvellous view on a quiet canal, the houseboat is ideal for families and couples and for whom wishes to live the authentic Amsterdam lifestyle in a comfortable and unique environment. A deposit of 250€ is required and should be paid at arrival.
Everything was great! Next time maybe again :)
A very nice and cosy houseboat, perfect location ( within 20min walk from center, 3min walk from 297bus from and to the airport, close to bars, to the beautiful park and the museums)
Beside the location we enjoyed the comfort of the houseboat and the nice host.
We were a group of 6.
We hope to be back :)
Stayed at Mario's place in April 2014.
First time using airbnb but had no problems. Houseboat easy to find using Mario's directions from Central station. Met on arrival by Max who was welcoming and easy to contact if necessary.
Place was comfortable and clean, had everything we needed for an enjoyable stay in Amsterdam. Would have no problems staying again!
One week vacation on Mario's boat. Wanted to live a "different" experience. Maybe it was not for us. The boat is spacious and pictures do represent what you get. In our case (this is important and is only following our own experience there), we lived through painfully noisy nights (no sleep or very little). I guess the gooses or ducks in the canal were in full "spring" season and kept us awake. There was also a motor that look like it was under the bedroom oppposite to the kitchen and kept banging a whole night. As others have said, the shower is also a bit special.
Some things also need a bit more cleaning concentration, coffee pot, glass in the bathroom, etc.
All in all, not a bad experience at all. Max was very polite and helpfull. In the final analisys, my remark would be if you like the basic summer (water and sewer pump, etc) home type of thing, this might be for you.
The ultimate Amsterdam experience! I used Mario's boat as accommodation for two American clients -- they absolutely loved it. Very centrally located, everything is clean and looks as advertised. A very nice place to relax and enjoy!
Just back from a wonderful long weekend on Mario's boat.
A family of five and the boat was very spacious. 10 minutes walk from Prinsengracht. We were lucky with sunny weather but the boat felt very well insulated and nice temperature. Good hot shower. Nice beds. Very quiet. The wifi was a good surprise we didn't even expect. Had brought my own speakers to play music but not needed as there is a sound system you can plug your phone or ipod to. We met Mario's friend Max who was very helpful and assured us we could have contacted him day or night if there had been any issues: there were none.
De 'casabarca' (woonboot) van Mario Gorgone ligt zachtjes te dobberen aan de heerlijk rustige Van Lennepkade. Enkele straatjes verder ligt het immense Vondelpark (wandel- en jogterrein binnen de grootstad) en het Museumplein (Rijks, Van Gogh, Stedelijk). Als je de andere richting uitwandelt, ben je zo aan de onvolprezen grachten (en dus ook aan de gezellige winkeltjes en cafés). Lekker ontbijten, lunchen, dineren kan allemaal op loopafstand. En anders zijn er vlakbij de trams 7, 10 en 17 en andere die je brengen waar je maar wil.
De boot zelf dan. In één woord: pico bello. Ruim, netjes, comfortabel (tot en met wifi, dvd, hifi met aansluiting voor iPod). Badkamer en keuken zijn helemaal zoals het hoort. In de woonkamer is het heerlijk relaxen, in de twee kamers zalig slapen (met hoogstens het geluid van een eend of meeuw voor je raam).
Niet echt goedkoop, maar je krijgt dan ook een unieke beleving van Amsterdam in de plaats, en een heel goeie service van gastheren Mario en Max.
A lovely houseboat in a very quiet area. Cosy, bright and comfortable. Two nice bedrooms (where the only sound heard at night is a duck or a seagull), a good shower and a little kitchen.
Shops, museums, restaurants and bars, the famous Vondelpark and the even more famous Grachten (Canals) are all within a walking (or swimming :-) distance. A wide choice of tramway connections in the very neighbourhood.
Mario's housboat (where Max is your friendly host) is quite an experience. Highly recommended!
Mario and Max where great, really quick to respond to e-mails, flexible and friendly. the homemade guide to Amsterdam fun spots was a really nice touch and the house boat is lovely just like the pictures make it out to be.
The houseboat is very charming and comfortable. It is extremely restful to be on the water and it was a new experience. The location is convenient and close to shopping and the center of Amsterdam. I recommend Mario's place for anyone but particularly for those, like me, who are not able to get away in mid-Winter to the Maldives.
Outstanding view from the house. Highly recommended for a group of friends!
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.