Studio @Houseboat-BEST VIEW CENTRE

Boat - Entire home/apt · Weesperzijde, Watergraafsmeer, North Holland 1091, Netherlands

At this houseboat you 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 can sit in the sun in the window.

The Space


The houseboat Ark van Amstel has a studio/appartment at the most beautiful canal of Amsterdam: the Amstel. This appartmen has a seperate entree with two levels. The first floor is the living with Kitchen and the best view at the Amstel. The second floor is downstairs with the bedroom and little bathroom. The Ark van Amstel is an oase of peace and nature on the water in the middle of the big city. It is at the Weesperzijde, one of the most special places near the Amstel. This part is very popular because of its different bars & restaurants. They call this place the part with the most ours of sun in the city. At the other side of the bridge there is popular part of the city De Pijp – like Quartier Latin in Paris.

At this side of the Amstel you can have a very special walk along Stopera, Hermitage, Carre Theatre, Amstel Hotel, Amstel Tower finishing and you pass by all kind of popular terraces, like a famous and typically Amsterdam Cafe Hesp.

At the first floor there is kitchenette with fridge. You can make coffee tea and we will arrange for you some fruits, crackers and yoghurt for breakfast. But for the best breakfast or brunch there are 2 places at the other side of the street:
Beter& Leuk at Eerste oosterparkstraat (website hidden) - they have the best bio & honoust products. Or the IJsbreker at the Weesperzijde (website hidden) - where you can have nice scrambles eggs.

Tram and metro are both close-by.
If come by plane to Schiphol, you can get a schiphol-taxi for € (phone number hidden).
Or you can take the train to Amsterdam Zuid or Central Station and there take the metro 51 to Wibautstraat. From there it is only 5 minute walk to the houseboat.
If you come by car it is better to park you car just outside the city and take a metro. Metrostation "OverAmstel" has a metrostation of metro 51.

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.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $1284 /week
Monthly Price: $3556 /month
Cleaning Fee: $28
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • A fantastic experience, the couch on the upper floor is one of the nicest thinking spots in the world, and I was warmly welcomed by a genuinely nice host and family. If its available for your dates in Amsterdam, book it now before its snapped up!

    October 2013
  • This might be the best lodging decision I've ever made! Nothing beats the experience of staying in a houseboat in Amsterdam: the view from the houseboat is phenomenal, and it is so relaxing to be right on the water, with ducks and boats floating by! The location is a perfect balance: on a quiet street in a nice neighborhood within walking distance of shopping, food, and attractions as well as the metro and trams. We ate dinner at several restaurants right on the same street as the houseboat and they were great. Masha's recommendations were superb! The bed was comfortable, and having it downstairs made it even more cozy and quiet. The one negative thing is that the stairs are a steep spiral, so I wouldn't recommend it for anyone with children or mobility problems. Otherwise, though, it was perfect!

    June 2013
  • We had a nice stay on this houseboat. It´s a cosy apartement with a great view on the amstel. The landlord was very friendly. We had contact before our trip. She answerded quickly with lots of tips. There´s everything needed for daily live. The floor, table and windowsill were a little bit dusty. But that is the only negative point.

    April 2013
  • I really recomend stay in a boat, it's a pretty good experience. Masha was very helpful when we had have any problem. The place is very cozy, very well organized and confortable.
    On the first floor (where you have the bed and the bathroom) you don't have any window.

    October 2012
  • The studio is well equipped and provides fantastic views on the river Amstel. It's perfect for a couple. Masha and her husband are great and helpful with all kind of information about Amsterdam. We came by car- that's a bit tricky because of the parkingsituation-parking is very expensive in amsterdam- if you go by car it's best to use the PR-system. The best way to get around in Amsterdam is by bike and we can very much recommend the Duende Tapas Bar in the Lindengracht. We had a very nice time and I'm sure we will come back!

    September 2012
  • The Houseboat is amazing. Close to metro station (5 min walking), tramway(1 minute) in a place easy to go downtown or parks around the canals. The view of the Amstel is awsome. Confortable place, fornitures, very good supplies and lovely hostess. Thanks for all.

    August 2012
  • Absolute gem! Right on the Amstel River and a short walk to Bikram Yoga and some really cool outdoor resturants and bars.. we rented bikes and nothing was too far. Masha went above and beyond for us to make our stay more enjoyable. Great value for money.. I will be back to stay!

    July 2012
  • The apartment is In a great location and is beautiful to be on the canal. Masha is a very helpful host. I highly recommend ark van Amstel.

    July 2012
  • Wonderful houseboat in a great location. Hosts were very nice, and accommodating. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a unique Amsterdam experience. (Many of the locals I told about it had never been in a houseboat themselves!)

    FYI: The rental is a private studio apartment on the boat with it's own entrance. It's a good size for 1 or 2, but probably not much more. I also wouldn't rent it with kids as the spiral staircase to the bedroom is an open drop in one spot, and a bit tricky to go down. Everything you need is there though, small kitchen, private bath and shower, and good sized bed.

    June 2012
  • Excellent hosts, friendly and helpful. A fantastic place to stay. Quiet and peaceful with amazing views and perfectly situated.
    Thank you Masha !

    June 2012
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Life Coach, Trainer, Freelance Projectmanager
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. More info about me & the houseboat: * (website hidden) * (website hidden)
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