Enjoy a unique experience on the funkiest boat in town located in the best neighborhood on one of the prettiest canals. Our quaint bohemian houseboat is full of artistic flair with all the comforts of home. Great for couples.
This is a very unusual and funky place so it may not appeal to everyone's taste. The space is perfect for 2 people or a family of 3. It is a small boat with low ceilings, but once you get cuddled inside it is extremely comfortable with all the modern amenities plus spectacular views on the canal out every window. We have a large outside decks on the canal and street sides (rare on houseboats) adorned with beautiful flowers and plants. The interior of the boat has "funky" bright colors, cool lighting and lots of visual candy.
Guests will have access to the entire home including high-speed wireless internet, cable TV, stove top, microwave and small toaster oven, Nespresso Coffee machine, Phillips Juicing machine and mixer, hot water pot for tea, full kitchen and bathroom supplies and a 'welcome' supply of small food and drink items for their arrival.
Interaction with Guests
Guests will be greated by a member of our staff upon arrival who will explain how everything works on the boat and answer any questions. We can shop for you and fill your refrigerator before you arrive with your favorite things, prepare a tour plan for you or answer any questions you might have.
It is widely agreed that the Jordaan is one of, if not THE best neighborhood in Amsterdam. It has lovely canals, great shopping, galleries and restaurants, weekly street markets and easy access to all the tourist sights in Amsterdam. Guests can enjoy a 'walking holiday' as attractions are easily reached on foot, or rent a bike just around the corner. Views across the canals and bridges are sprinkled with beautiful churches and amazing Dutch architecture. If location, location, location is your wish in Amsterdam, this is the rental for you.
There is a tram stop and taxi stand within 5 minutes walk from the houseboat. Bike rentals equally as close. It's a fantastic central location while still feeling "quaint" and outside the massive tourist attractions. Note that parking is very limited and in the center of town and very expensive.
Other Things to Note
Sleeping arrangements are as follows: A queen-sized bed for 2 people in the main room which includes kitchen, living and dining areas. A third person can sleep on the small single bed in the 2nd room which includes the bathroom and office area adjacent to the back deck.
Smoking OK outside on the verandahs. Pets can be considered. 3 adults maximum (it will be cramped with 3, better with 2) this is not for large groups.
The boat is a work of art, from outside and even more inside. Like living inside an artwork. Also, you immediately have a home in the centre of Amsterdam, everybody will love to visit you on a houseboat, for a few drinks. And you will sleep like a baby with the gentle movement of the house boat. Go for it.
We had a wonderful few days on this funky houseboat in Amsterdam, and were utterly charmed by its location, cosiness and fitting throughout. It was clean and tidy, and we really enjoyed the location of being actually on the canal. We waved at all the boat passengers passing by, who waved back smiling, obviously envying us our quirky home.
We were shown around by Anna, who explained all the facilities on board and lots more interesting information and tips on Amsterdam. The beds were very comfy, there was constant hot water and a good dining area. The area where the houseboat was moored was utterly charming, with interesting shops and buildings in narrow little streets, and plenty of restaurant choice on hand. We would thoroughly recommend this houseboat for anyone wanting a break in Amsterda.
Better than any hotel stay. So beautiful and eccelctuc, the houseboat was the star of the trip
This boat is absolutely amazing. We were 3 girls celebrating my 30th birthday and had plenty of room and a fabulous experience. Hosts were easy to communicate with. Beds were comfortable. Everything was clean. Possibly the most perfect location on earth. The shower worked perfectly and never ran out of hot water. I would recommend this boat to anyone, and if I return to amsterdam it will be my first choice of places to stay.
The bohemian houseboat is an amazing experience. We absolutely felt welcomed into a very special, almost magical world. Jody has made a beautiful atmosphere with objects of art in every nook and cranny of the boat. The lighting was unique and ambient. My favorites were the Buddha head and the organge gourd lights above it. Almost every day we found some new "moment of art".
We had an easy dialogue before our stay and everything went smoothly with checking in, even though I our flight was late in the evening.
The boat was well stocked with everything you could need. Plenty of towels, cooking utensils, a hair dryer, toaster over, microwave and several different ways to make coffee. Anna, the house boat manager welcomed us at a late hour very graciously, and had already made sure the heater was on and the boat was warm and stocked with coffee, milk, and orange juice. Perfect!
The location was also just right. Near to everything, yet away from the hustle of the touristy center. Wonderful restaurants and bars and marketswere all walking distance.
Oh, and the bed was very comfortable and we slept very well. A good mattress is so important.
We had a lovely stay, and to me this is the only place I would stay in Amsterdam. Thank you Jody and Anna.
this was an amazing stay for our little family of three. the boat itself has a real bohemian charm and character, it is small but there is a place for everything and an amazing attention to detail.
just a quick tip, dont bring large suitcases, there isnt much storage available!
our seven yeah old daughter fell in love with it online and was even more impressed face to face.
the location of the boat is perfect. in the midddle of the jordan and very near to the anne frank house which is a handy landmark to name when travelling by tram or bus.
Thank you Kelli for your wonderful review, we are so happy you enjoyed your stay. We do have a closet with hanging space in the 2nd bedroom where I usually store my large suitcase, or 2 medium ones, and there is a drawer and a dresser in the main room by the bed. There is an additional very large space underneath the window seat where we store extra pillows. In the future, if any guests have lots of luggage we could empty this space and there would surely be enough room to store large or extra luggage. Thanks for the tip, we'll follow your advice… and come visit us again anytime !
This is an excellent houseboat in a prime location just outside the real hustle of the city center. Great attention to detail of the design on the interior, notice something different every time you look at a different part.
Short taxi from central station or 10-15min walk. Enough restaurants/cafes/bars in the immediate area to keep you going and Anne Franks is just down the road.
Would say the ideal number of guests is 2-3 there's two rooms on the boat one living, one bathroom/study/ single bed. Plenty of room for 2. And all the amenities you could need - fridge, cooker, tv, radio.
All in all a really good boat,very welcoming, excellent location and value. Thanks Jody
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