About This Listing
Situated on one of Amsterdam’s most beautiful canals, the Brouwersgracht, this light and bright one-bedroom houseboat offers you a comfortable and trendy stay in the heart of the City.
Living on the water is a special experience. It gives a surprising sense of freedom. The location is on the most beautiful canal of Amsterdam. In the center. But even though it is one of the quietest areas of Amsterdam. (During the summer, there may be some noise disturbance from boats going by on the canal.)
The entire houseboat is at your disposal during your stay.
Interaction with Guests
From Schiphol Airport, the fastest and cheapest way to the city is by train. (Amsterdam Central Station) If possible, we will pick you up from Central Station and take you to the boat. There we hand over the keys and tell you what is important for your stay.
So much to see (markets, museums, theatres), so many things to tell (directions, our favorite bars and restaurants),… we will make sure you are well-informed and welcome, and wish you a happy stay.
The houseboat is located in the center.
Most museums, markets, etc. are within walking Distance.
Central Station with all bus and tram connections is ± 15 min walk
Other Things to Note
The boat may be difficult for anyone with mobility difficulties due to a few stairs.
Though small, the bedroom has a double bed (not to hard or soft) with enough pillows, a roomy closet and extra storage space underneath the bed. There is a shower-room with wash-basin and a hairdryer. The bedding is changed after every stay, or once a week. Clean towels and face clothes can be taken from the bedroom closet when needed. Fresh dishcloths and tea-towels are stored in the kitchen unit.
No smoking please.
No additional guests.
In some cases pets are allowed.
Koos and Sandra were fantastic hosts! The houseboat was just as pictured in the photos. Everything was very clean and comfortable. The location was excellent. I highly recommend staying here. This was my best airbnb experience so far.
Koos greeted us upon arrival and showed us around the houseboat. We arrived early, and he was very accommodating. They provided food (high quality) for breakfast and snacks. They also give an inclusive list of recommendations for bars and restaurants - we followed many and were not disappointed.
Nossa estadia na casa barco do Koos superou nossas melhores expectativas. O local é super bem situado, e fora da agitação maior ao mesmo tempo. Nosso anfitrião foi extremamente gentil e amigo, deixando-nos perfeitamente instalados e à vontade. Espero voltar a Amsterdam em algum tempo e procurarei aquela bela e aconchegante casa barco do Koos. Excelente!
Koos und Sandra sind ganz besonders liebenswürdige und aufmerksame Gastgeber. Wir wurden persönlich sehr herzlich mit Blumen empfangen; es war schon für ein Frühstück am nächsten Morgen gesorgt,so daß wir nicht sofort einkaufen gehen mußten.
Das Hausboot ist großzügig und hell, mit großem Eßtisch, bequemem Sofa und bestens eingerichteter Küche. Alles perfekt gepflegt.
Wir haben uns sehr wohlgefühlt, fast wie bei Freunden.
This houseboat is the perfect place for two people to enjoy Amsterdam while feeling a bit like a local. The location is fantastic, the canal is beautiful and everything about the house hits the mark. Koos was very friendly, gave us great "instructions" for the house and neighborhood and even left us some breakfast treats in the fridge.
My wife and I would highly recommend this houseboat.
The boat house was extraordinary clean and cozy. The location is on the western boundary of crowded area. It's really convenient but quiet at the same time. Walking distance to both tram and train ration. However, the host still offered us pick up and drop-off rides on our arrival and departure. My wife and I stayed for three nights. The host was a nice guy. He gave us a really detail explanation on our arrival. Thanx so much! My wife and I had a great vacation!
Accueil super de Koos et Sandra et péniche parfaite, dans un quartier top !
My stay at koos' place was fantastic. Loved it in fact. The whole place is exactly what it looked like in the pictures. Most importantly it was really clean. Koos was really kind to be willing to pick us up at 7ish in the morning at Amsterdam centraal, and briefly gone through with us how everything works in the house.
Linens and towels were clean and fresh and U could even smell the fragrance from the freshly washed towels too.
Koos were also very hospitable like how others have commented that they provided fresh ham, bread, milk, eggs and fruits to make sure we had something we could make to eat after checking it. It was a pleasant touch to the whole experience.
Bathroom is small but I like it because it ensures I feel warm during my shower.
Heater and all were working well. I had trouble operating the heater but koos is just a phone call away and managed to help me resolve my problem which was really easy anyway.
The hairdryer was spoilt and koos was kind enough to replace it for me and that's when I got to meet Sandra.
All in all, an extremely pleasant stay. Location is the best because it is extremely near to all the top restaurants mentioned in tripadvisor.
Would highly highly recommend anyone to stay here!
For the cons which I always look out for in reviews, there really isn't any, except maybe to some, the toilet might be worth a mention because of its size but I personally liked small toilet esp during travels in winter time.
Otherwise nothing much to complain about except for all the good things!
About the Host, Koos And Sandra
I (Koos) am looking forward to my retirement, after selling my multi-media business earlier this year. My wife Alexandra works as Project Administrator at an dutch architecture bureau. We like modern arts and music, play golf and tennis...We are a Dutch couple, born and grew up in Amsterdam.
We live in the North part of Amsterdam. But like to travel to al kinds of countries.
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