is the smaller apartment of the 2
on the houseboat "Piano-Forte".
The Piano is romantic…yes.
The view is fantastic, doesn't matter which window you look through,
the big or the beautiful round once.
You feel good in this jewelry on the water.
Me as the owner and planner of the houseboat,
I thought afterwards: yes that's what I wanted.
I can be happy with this.
Floor heating, perfect kitchen and bathroom
don't make it always easy to leave for sight-seeing.
Also here on the "Piano" you can get the sense and feeling of Amsterdam.
When the weather isn't that fantastic (can happen in Holland)
it's very easy, comfortable and nice to stay at "home".
You just relax and make yourself a nice tea or coffee.
There are these big windows on the "Piano" which you can open.
It really seems to be outside on the water.
A special effect also on the houseboat "Piano" is this
walking on the same level than the water surface.
This situation is still special for me to,
also after a lot years living on the water.
Thanks for listening; Klaus.
Also here I tried to make a "HOME" for you,
a place where you like to come back after a busy day in town or elsewhere.
There is a fully equipped kitchen.
The bedroom has a comfortable double bed.
There are very comfortable sofa-beds (double & single) in the living room.
Bathroom with shower flush-toilet & bidet (floor heating & radiator).
When you open the big windows you are more or less outside, very near to the water.
Hot water, kitchen and the heating system operates on piped gas.
The boat is centrally heated.
Floor heating and in the sleeping room a radiator to regulate the temperature.
With a thermostat you choose the temperature you want.
The shutters on all windows provide insulation and total darkness.
All the windows can be locked to be safer with children.
There is color cable television and a hi-fi - stereo system with a CD-player.
Bed - linen, blankets and towels are supplied.
On all the boat is a Wi-Fi- connection, so on the "Piano". (YOU HAVE TO BRING YOUR OWN LAPTOP)
There is a terrace which you can lock, which is also very useful for the bikes you maybe going to rent.
Like the houseboat "Forte", the "Piano" is near to busy city-life,
but it is very well insulated.
Inside the "Piano" you feel little of the busyness of the town,
outside during daytime, you are near to a lot what happens in town.
The houseboat "Piano" is built in 2011.
The size of the "Piano" is 8,00m x 5,00m (without terrace)
The "Piano" is for your own use with your own entrance and offers you excellent privacy.
Remember: The "Piano-Forte" is also a free-standing houseboat in the middle of Amsterdam.
The Wester - Church is in about a 5 minute walking distance
The DAM needs about a 10 minute walk.
The tram-stop is around the corner.
Food you can buy on the other side of the street.
In a less than 5 minutes walk, there is very well equipped supermarket.
Discover Amsterdam, by boot, bicycle or by feet,
forget the car.
(website hidden) FOR THE HOUSEBOAT
4.1The Tenant shall not gain access to the roof of the Property.
4.2With the exception of pushchairs and prams, the Tenant is not permitted to
place any vehicles, such as bicycles, mopeds, motorbikes, scooters, etc., in the
4.3The Tenant is expressly forbidden from selling drugs in, on or at the Property.
4.4The Tenant is not permitted to move the Property from its moorings.
4.5The Tenant shall treat the Property with all due care and attention, without
disturbing the peace in the neighbourhood. (volume of music).
4.6In the event that the Tenant causes damage to the property and/or the inventory,
this must be reported immediately. Repair/replacement costs must be paid
immediately. The Tenant accepts liability for all damage caused by him/her, even
if such damage is ascertained after his/her departure.
4.7The Tenant is not permitted to keep pets without the permission of the Lessor.
4.7The tenant is forbidden to keep thing from inside the boat (like pillows, chair…..)
outside the boat (for example-on the terrace), while the tenant is absent.
5.1In the event that the Tenant does not behave as a good tenant or is a nuisance
to the neighbourhood, subsequent access to the property may be denied, and
the rental agreement may be considered legally dissolved, without any rights to
reimbursement of rent and/or deposit.
6.ACCESS TO THE PROPERTY
6.1The Lessor and any persons appointed by him are entitled to enter the property
for the purpose of inspection, in consultation with the Tenant except in the event
7.1The Tenant shall pay a cash deposit of 150,00 EURO for use of the Property, to
be paid on receipt of the keys
8.INSPECTION, RETURN OF DEPOSIT
8.1.1Maximum 1 week after the rental period, after settlement of any costs for
damage or cleaning of more than 3 hours, the remainder of the deposit shall be
returned to the Tenant by bank-transfer or PayPal.
8.1.2We expect that you leave the houseboat in a reasonable condition.
For example: The dishes had to be done, the doors and windows closed…..
For every hour more than 3 hours (what is normally a maximum for cleaning one
boat) we ask 20,00 / hour EURO in return.
9.1Within 2 days of receipt of the rental agreement, the Tenant shall return this
agreement by e-mail, with the detail which has to be filled in.
The tenant has to paid a down-payment to the Lessor (within 7 working days),
after which the reservation shall stand and the Tenant will receive confirmation of
Three months before renting period starts tenant has the right to cancel the
reservation, afterwards there is no
right to get back the money tenant paid for the reservation.
(Tenant has to pay all transfer charges.)
9.2 The Tenant shall pay the down payment of the rent by means of a money order
in the name of the Lessor, or by means of a bank transfer to the Lessor's
All Payments must be free of bank and other charges
9.3The remainder of the rent is to be paid by the Tenant in cash on receipt of the
10. The Tenant has to leave the property before 11.00 am. In case of delay he has to
pay a day more rent. (new guests are coming, the boat has to be cleaned and
we don't want to wait anymore, until everyone on the boat has found his or her
You can enter the boat, the at 4pm, if the boat is ready earlier you can enter
earlier. We just try to do our best.
The Tenant is not permitted to give other people permission to be on the
houseboat, except the co-tenants under 1.3, without asking the lessor.
12. Last but not least: Tenant is on his own risk on the property of the lessor
The Piano is a great place to stay. Very private and quiet. Unique experience to stay on a houseboat. This one is very nicely done inside and in a very cool neighborhood.
Close to everything that Amsterdam has to offer. Only a short walk to the Tram that will
get you anywhere you need to go. I was very impressed with how professionally and efficient Claus hosts his houseboats.
He also has a very nice lady that runs the day to day name Natacha. She is a great source of information for anything you need. And is always available if you need her help.
I highly recommend it. And I will be returning!
The Piano Houseboat is fabulous! It's position in Amsterdam is close to absolutely everything! The houseboat itself is super comfortable with everything you could need. Laying on the daybed with two sets of glass windows opening out onto the canal is beautiful, the ducks and swans come right up to you. Natascha was excellent and she cleaned the place supremely well. The Piano is an excellent deal for money in my opinion. We loved it and would stay there again in a flash.
We were warmfully wellcomed by Natasha and the ducks, swans and other birds that come and go in the channel.
The houseboat is fantastic. Comfortable, with a nice view, with restaurants, supermarkets and all you need to see in a walking distance. Natasha gave us all the tips on how to walk around the neighborhood and find everything.
As our flight was at night, Natasha kindly granted us the courtesy of a late checkout.
A perfect 10. We would love to stay there again.
We had a fantastic time staying on the boat in the canals, it was very hard to leave!
Natasha is extremely friendly and very helpful.
Everything was perfectly clean and in working order.
Having tried it once I will definitely come back to Amsterdam and stay on a houseboat! The perfect way to live!!
This place was incredible. Great location, very clean, and amazing views. My friend and I arrived in Amsterdam just as our original place fell through. Klaus responded very quickly and without hesitation we had a houseboat! We loved our neighborhood. We rented bikes but even walking, it is close to everything. Great restaurants in the area as well. So glad we found this place and definitely going to try here again next time I'm in Amsterdam.
Fantastic place to live on water. All needed to live plus ducks to feed from hand in window)
Natascha was very frendly.
All new and fine in houseboat.
We booked this house boat at the last minute because another one was cancelled on us just before our flight. This turned out to be the best of luck and we already miss our beautiful time on our boat in Amsterdam. The kitchen and bathroom were excellent!!! The boat was very warm with underfloor heating and very good windows. Everything of Amsterdam is nearby, but we spent most of our time relaxing in the cosy boat watching the birds and boats go past our windows. Natasha was friendly and helpful and the boat was very clean and comfortable!
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