Living with a beautiful view on the Amstel River and Amstel Bridge. Window could be opened completely so you could enjoy the sun inside.
Studio @Houseboat-BEST VIEW@amstel
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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This is a romantic houseboat-experience an oase of rest in the middle of the city. You will have the most beautiful view over the Amstel River - Amsterdam is the Venice of the North. The studio is very light and you wil experience living on a boat.

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When you stay at the studio of ark van Amstel, you will experience a romantic houseboat stay in an oase of rest in the centre of Amsterdam. From within you have got the most exclusive, beautiful view over the canal the Amstel since you will be floating upon the river. Amsterdam is the Venice of the North. Inside the studio there is always a lot of daylight from the outside since there are two large windows.

The studio is a part of a bigger houseboat however you will have a private entrance. Further more the studio exists out of two floors. The first floor contains a nice sitting area with a cosy couch and a small kitchen with a fridge. In the kitchen you can make coffe and tea. For the best breakfast or brunch there are 2 places across the street:
Beter & Leuk at Eerste oosterparkstraat - they have the best bio & honoust products. Or the IJsbreker at the Weesperzijde - where you can have nice scrambles eggs.
Then the second floor is downstairs where you will have the bathroom with a shower and the bedroom where you can rest in ease.

Overall the ark van Amstel is an oase of peace and nature on the water in the middle of the big city.

Guest access

You will have your own privat entrance.
You have acces to the whole appartment and feel welcome to make it your home. You can use everything. There are a lot of Books about Amsterdam where to go.

Interaction with guests

Of course I am looking forward to welcome and meet you. But sometimes we transfer the key not personally but even then, please feel at home and contact me any time you have any questions.

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Cleaning Fee $37
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House Rules
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2 nights minimum stay

32 Reviews

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Sam User Profile
September 2017
This is not just a houseboat or a place to stay - it's a unique piece of paradise that you would be the luckiest person on earth to get ! It's very central to all the main attractions of Amsterdam and you can't beat the view for that price. Masha provided us with privacy we wanted and graciously checked up on us in the morning to make sure we had everything we need. We will definitely be coming back again! Samber (Sam & Amber)

Dania User Profile
August 2017
The House boat is in a perfect location. However the photos do not represent this place in a realistic manner and make it look much bigger by having different furniture in the upstairs room. Unfortunately the downstairs bathroom does not have a sink which is inconvenient for wanting to wash hands after the toilet and brushing teeth in an evening and morning. There is minimal storage to hang clothes up therefore your clothes become creased and there is no iron or board to iron them. The kitchen was not equipped, no utensils or a toaster which is difficult to make breakfast when self serving. The apartment although modern, felt shabby. Hadn't been maintained, needed a paint and some tlc. There was also bird droppings on the main window outside which hadn't been cleared. There was no blind on the main window so everyone could see you, morning and evening, we felt overlooked whilst there.(URL HIDDEN) Masha was not helpful, I emailed her for directions from Schipol airport and she did not reply to me. We had issues with the wifi which only worked on my partners phone in the downstairs bedroom. She said she would look into this but never got back to us. We wouldn't return here, but have stayed in some lovely house boats previously and would definitely try something different in Amsterdam again.

Elodie User Profile
May 2017
The host canceled this reservation 3 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Anthony User Profile
May 2017
Very good and friendly services , will stay again made feel very welcome

Katie User Profile
September 2016
The host canceled this reservation 8 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Ty User Profile
September 2016
The host canceled this reservation 5 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Amiee User Profile
August 2016
BEST VIEW is accurate! My husband and I stayed here for 5 nights in August. The houseboat was cozy, quiet and had a lovely view of the river. We enjoyed having our "koffie" in morning looking out onto the river and were frequently visited by ducks and passing boats. Actually, we loved our mornings on the houseboat so much, that we purchased breakfast items at the local grocery store to enjoy on the houseboat each morning. The trip into the city center was quick and easy whether on foot or by metro. When I visit Amsterdam again, this will be the place I choose to stay!

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Masha User Profile

I am Masha and have two kids Boaz (5) & Luca (3,5).
I live on the Amstel for 8 years. First we lived at a real boat, a sailing ship. We were in love of this place because of the oase of peace & nature in the middle of the city. But because of kids coming the ship became too small for 2 kids, so we started to realise an ark, this took about 1,5 year. On the 1st birthday of our daugther Luca this Ark was shipped to this place and still we are enjoying and we even love this place more and more.
I am a personal life coach, trainer and freelance project manager. My passion is to create indivudual, and social changes.
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Languages: English, Nederlands
Response rate: 50%
Response time: within a day

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