About this listing
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.
AT THIS HOUSEBOAT YOU HAVE A PERFECT VIEW ON THE RIVER, IT IS VERY LIGHT AND YOU CAN EVEN FEEL THE SUN INSIDE - IT IS A OASE OF REST IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CITY
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 www.beterenleuk.nl - they have the best bio & honoust products. Or the IJsbreker at the Weesperzijde www.deysbreeker.nl - 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 € 38. +31 20 753 95 32.
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.
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.
Smoking is not allowed inside, but you can smoke outside - there is a bench at the shore.
Washing and drying - there is a washer in the street where you could easlily drop your washes and pick it up clean.
There is free wireless internet, please ask me for the password if you are interested.
Feel at home and you can use everything, but we would appreciate it when you leave the appartment clean and clean the dishes you used.
If anything is broken, please attend me to it so we can fix it or buy new.
Living with a beautiful view on the Amstel River and Amstel Bridge. Window could be opened completely and you can enjoy the sun indside.
About the Host, Masha
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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