Private r. on houseboat in center!

Other - Private room · Ruysdaelkade, Amsterdam, North Holland 1072 AW, Netherlands

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Private room on houseboat in center!

As I have two extra rooms I would love for others to have the option for a nice and cheap stay in Amsterdam. the room is on a lovely houseboat in the center of Amsterdam, a very typical dutch thing to do; living on a boat!


We are building a brand new houseboat which will be finished the 9th of april! On the pictures you can see the building process and initial results!

There will be two little apartments for rent. Each their own bathroom (rain shower +toilet), a desk, basic cooking possibility, a minibar fridge, and a two person bed!

Also: Free Wi-Fi!
Discount on bike rental!
Discount for most museums (van Gogh,
rijksmuseum, anne frank, etc)

If there is anything you would like to know about the new boat please don't hesitate to send me a message!

The city center is on walking distance! but also public transport connection to other parts of the city center are just on the corner of the street! (buses & trams!)

In the direct surrounding you will find:
- overwhelming amount of good restaurants, bars, movie theater.
- famous flee market called ‘Albert Kuyp’
- museum square is on walking distance! (Van Gogh- / Rijks- / Stedelijk- museum)


1/2 person(s): 1 apartment, 1 bathroom:
Oct-May >>  90 euros/night
June & September >> 100 euros/night
July & August >> 110 euros/night

3/4 persons: 2 apartments, 2 bathrooms:
Oct-May >>  180 euros/night
June & September >> 200 euros/night
July & August >> 220 euros/night

If the calendar isn't free check my other listing for the other room!

A 100 euro deposit required (in case of damages, etc) and will be returned upon departure. Payment of the deposit can be made in euros in cash upon arrival.

This centrally located apartment is perfect to enjoy a (weekend) trip to Amsterdam, or to start your day trip to famous places like Volendam, Delft or The Hague.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Extra people: $64 / night after 2 guests
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • alles lief gut und unkompliziert - sympathische Gastgeberin - wir durften den neuen Raum einweihen ;-)) - Umgebung angenehm ruhig ohne Touristentrubel :-)

    April 2014
  • Most unique experience I've had so far. When do you ever get the chance to live on a boat in your life. For me, it was definitely once in a lifetime. Michèle was a great host, she was very kind and easygoing and even recommended places to visit and showed us how to get there. I heard she's getting a new boathouse so do check it out if you plan to stay in Amsterdam.

    March 2014
  • Lovely host, good communication & abit old houseboat but great experience for us. Thanks Michele , we are enjoying the stay :)

    March 2014
  • Just got back from staying at Michele's lovely houseboat in Amsterdam from February 21-27 2014. The boat was so charming and had all the necessary amenities.

    It was in a great location that was about a 25-minute walk to the train station if you're interested in exploring, but the tram picks you up two blocks from the boat as well and takes about 10 minutes. The actual neighbourhood where the boat is docked is safe, peaceful, and scenic. The museum quarter and Vondel Park are within a 10-minute walk and there is a supermarket just a few minutes away. Coffee shops and nice bars are scattered around the area.

    Even though we stayed on the boat during winter, the space heaters provided were sufficient enough! I would recommend bringing slippers or comfortable shoes, however, because the tile floor in the kitchen was cold. The plumbing was advanced and the water pressure was great and the hot water would survive two showers back-to-back.

    Michele's boat is the perfect place to stay if you're looking to get a true-to-life experience in Amsterdam. It was tidy and warm with lots of character. If you're looking to see as much as possible and explore Amsterdam it is ideal. While some hotels would have been cheaper, there's just nothing that compares to staying on a boat on a canal in Amsterdam.

    Thanks, again, Michele! I'll be returning to Amsterdam as soon as I can (since I fell in love) and would LOVE to stay with you again.

    February 2014
  • Accomodation was nice, basic, authentic. Walking distance from Concertgebouw and museumplein. Friendly hosts. We slept very well. Wonderful breakfast place around the corner.

    February 2014
  • No fue la experiencia que esperábamos. No recibimos ningún tipo de atención de la anfitriona y nunca dijo que vivía con el novio. Apenas llegamos le pedimos ayuda con el lava ropas y nunca recibilos respuesta.
    El vecindario está bien en general. Pero la casa era fría y bastante desordenada.

    February 2014
  • The reservation was canceled 70 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    February 2014
  • My host Michele was delightful, informative and helpful. The houseboat was a unique experience and perfectly placed within walking distance from all the main point of interest in the area. While a bit cramped and drafty I found my stay enjoyable though I would not recommend older adults stay at this location due to climbing the ladder to the bed and the accessibility to the toilet.

    February 2014
  • My 2 days stay on board as guest of Michelle were the best choose for me. Everything is good and clean, albeit as simple as a true sailor would expect and appreciate.
    From the comfortable, wide (good42) berth, 1,2 m above floor, you see the channel, the passing and the staying boats, the houses, and the sky, with a variety of changing natural and electrical lights, and their reflection into the moving water. Just two palms from your pillow...
    Rare slow passing boats cause minimum, hardly perceivable waves, yet able to lull you gently and to remind you that you are onto the water. Just imagine the sea and channel travels of this old heavy boat - perhaps 100 years ago...
    Michelle and Niels were nice and helpful. I felt really at home and will definitely come back.
    In febraury I slept in warmer berths and cabins. Yet, with warm cloths, this is never a problem.

    February 2014
  • Great location, old houseboat but an experience.

    February 2014
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