Cozy Houseboat in central Amsterdam

Boat - Entire home/apt · Jacob van Lennepkade, Amsterdam, North Holland 1054, Netherlands
Your host, Mario
82 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

The Space

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.

Other Things to Note

Please note that for arrivals later than 21 hrs. we ask an additional fee (€25) to be paid cash on the spot for the receptionist.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $28 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $1375 /week
Security Deposit: $351
Check In: 1:00 PM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • This houseboat lived up to our expectations and more. It had everything a group of six could need, and even included a bird's nest under the window for the birdwatcher in our group :) . It is located in a very family-friendly neighborhood, which was perfect for us as we were travelling with small children. It is also just a stone's throw from the Jordaan and Leidseplein and a short walk from the Vondelpark and Rijksmuseum. We'll definitely stay here again if we come back to Amsterdam!

    July 2014
  • This houseboat is super awesome. So nice. Close to very cozy cafe, beautiful area! So recommendable

    June 2014
  • The houseboat is located in a nice quite part of town, very well connected by public transport. Responses though Airbnb were prompt.
    The houseboat was nice and peaceful by night, and it was lovely to see the ducks passing. It was nice for an experience, but I wouldn't return.
    Although house is well equipped, and homely, it is in need of some loving care with regard to cleaning. There are cobwebs, dust, dirty windows, I'm all for homely but it was scruffy. While the bed sheets fairly clean, there were stains, and they were very worn, the duvets and pillows certainly need replacing.
    The shower was leaking on the 1st night, there was no lid on the toilet cistern for the duration. The shower was fixed quickly, but I believe they were waiting on a part for the toilet.
    It was suggested that we'd be charged an additional 25 euro for arriving after 9pm, this was surprising to us. But it never eventuated.
    Considering the amount of money we paid for the stay, I was expecting a higher standard.

    June 2014
  • Thank you Mario we had a fantastic time in Amsterdam. Everything worked smoothly and we really enjoyed staying on your houseboat. Nice quiet location and nearby trams, things to do and places to eat.

    June 2014
  • Great location - close to the centre... Me and my friends had a great time on the boat, it's comfortable and has everything you need! Really lovely experience.

    June 2014
  • The houseboat is a wonderful place to stay in Amsterdam, its really special to be mon the water. The neighbourhood is lovely and close to the center if you move by bike, so perfect for us (maybe a bit of a walk if you are on foot). Paolo welcomed us and everything we needed was provided for.

    June 2014
  • We had an awesome time at the houseboat. The host was very accomodating and we wish we could have stayed longer!

    May 2014
  • Wir, sechs Frauen, besuchten Amsterdam und hatten eine enspannte Zeit bei Mario. Schon voraus sendete er uns eine gute Wegbeschreibung sodass wir das Hausboot einfach finden konnten. Das Hausboot liegt sehr central, wir haben das Meiste zu Fuss besucht.
    Zu Sechst ist das Boot wirklich ausgenutzt, wir fanden aber gut aneinander vorbei.
    Mario haben wir zwar persönlich nicht kennen gelernt, sein Assistent Paolo hat uns bei allen Fragen weiter geholfen.
    Gerne wieder einmal - alles gute aus der Schweiz

    May 2014
    Response from Mario:

    Hi Andrea,
    thanks for the review. Regarding your comments on the toilet, I know it is different than in a normal apartment but I can guarantee that being an houseboat from the 80's is acceptable. The most important thing is that it was well clean and about the smell, I think it has been only temporary (there is a reservoir of dirty water just under the toilet, which gets emptied to the sewer every now and then when the water reaches the level.
    I will do my best to improve this, thanks for your suggestion and hopefully until a next time.
    Best regards,

    May 2014
  • The houseboat is the perfect way to stay in Amsterdam, its wonderful to be able to watch the world go by from the windows, and has the added bonus that you're not constantly tackling the lethal stairs common in Dutch houses.
    Its located in a quiet canal about a 20 min walk from the more bustling central area, nearby is a lovely cafe and its a short walk to the tram to take you to the central station.
    The bathroom is quirky but thats what you'd expect from a houseboat, the upside is the water is hot and plentiful which is the important thing.
    The heating is very efficient and easy to control and the WIFI worked well too so it was a terrific place to stay with my family of teenagers.
    We'd happily return

    April 2014
  • Everything was great! Next time maybe again :)

    April 2014
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Hi there, I'am Mario, I'm Italian, married with a Dutch woman and with 3 lovely children. I work in the tourism sector since more than 10 years now, managing my own travel organization based in then Netherlands. For work I live between Amsterdam and Sicily, my birth place and main destination of the tailor made tours I organize for my guests. In Amsterdam I have my first listing of a cozy houseboat in one the central canals of the city; in Sicily I have my second listing of a Boat & Breakfat on a charming 35 ft sailboat, moored at the historical harbor of Palermo. Come and enjoy your time in Amsterdam in a very original and authentic way. The city needs no presentation for its beauty, but the vision from the water is fantastic and the atmosphere unique, any season of the year! We love to share it and we look forward to have you as guests! If you are heading more to the south and want to discover Palermo, one of the most popular mediterranean cities, consider this unique experience of spending a few days on a charming, romantic and cozy sailboat, moored just a few steps away from the main touristic, cultural and authentic spots the historical centre of Palermo has to offer. Either north or south I guarantee you a very warm welcome and support to discover the places where I live! Hope to meet you soon in person!
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