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A beautiful houseboat, in the center of Amsterdam.
Well maintained, cozy houseboat moored on a common center located in the Plantage district of Amsterdam, a stone's throw from Artis Zoo, the Amstel and Waterloo square with several terraces and restaurants within easy reach. The ship was recently on both the interior and exterior painted and fitted a new bathroom, new electrical system and new heating system. From the deck you have a nice view over the water of the New Achtergracht.
The format is as follows:
Entrance from the quay through generous aft stairs to hold former vv hall, bathroom with shower, bright living room lined with large windows, open kitchen, two bedrooms and storage room for functions.
The bed rooms have each a not so wide bed which is suitable for one person or a couple. The bed is 120cm wide and 2m long. In the living room there is a large sleeping sofa for 2 persons.
You can sit on the front deck and back deck.
Washing/dryer machine, wifi, tv with dvd, ipod/iphone music player, dish washer, blender, toaster, oven, microwave, toaster, 2 double beds of 120m. Bathroom has shower and toilet.
The house boat is comfortable for 2 business people, 2 couples, or 2 friends.
The Plantage, or "plantation" is one of Amsterdam's first suburbs, and is named after the botanical and herb gardens that were popular here in the 1800s. The Artis Zoo has been one of the area's star attractions since it opened in 1838 , as the first-ever zoo in continental Europe. Nature lovers will also want to check out the Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam (Amsterdam Botanical Garden) established in 1682.
The Jewish Historical Museum (Joods Historisch Museum) traces Jewish spirituality, history and culture over the millennia with exhibits spread over three former shuln (temples), retrofitted and adjoined into one masterful museum. Another family favorite, is the Tropics Museum (Tropenmuseum).
The University of Amsterdam has many buildings around the Plantage, and as a result, many student cafes and bars are in the neighborhood. The Kriterion is a place where intellectuals meet for coffee or to play some of the many board games scattered around the café. Most importantly, the Kirterion is the city's main alternative cinema, with interesting films from all over the world.
BOOKINGS LESS THAN 3 NIGHTS: 50€ EXTRA
Please note that there is a cleaning fee of 60 euros per stay. The guest will have clean towels and bed linen. Also the is a cost for late check in. Our Check in time is at 14:00 till 18:00 after that time the cost is 25 euros up until 22:00 hrs, after that time the cost is 50 euros.
My friend and I spent spent three nights on De Hoop. The boat was great, well equipped, and had everything that we needed. Paul who checked us in was very helpful and welcoming. The boat is in a nice spot, quiet enough when you want to be away from things, but close enough to the main attractions and centres. Check in and out was very straight forward. The area felt very safe, and it was very pleasant to sit on the deck with a glass of wine in the sun! A great way to spend a few days.
Owner was organized and responsive prior to our arrival. The boat is unique and the most quintessential of Amsterdam house-boats. The neighborhood is relatively quiet and far from touristy. You really feel as though you're living in the city and not just visiting. The boat is a boat and while the finishes are good, don't expect 4-5 star living. There's a great grocery store, coffee shop, pizza and dinner place nearby. Great internet on the boat as well.
Very well managed by an agency, which means friendly reliable communication and great service. The boat is cozy and nice, really a treat to come home to after a long day of museums and eating and nightlife. I would absolutely return, but be aware that it is a solid 15 minute walk from the real core of the city, no big deal at all, just a consideration.
The location of the boat is excellent; very close to the inner city attractions, such as museums, shopping, restaurants, the Red Light district, and the old town. The exterior of the boat is quite simple, yet contains a couple of seating areas. The interior is nice and includes a small living room area, a small kitchen, and two small bedrooms. Don't be surprised if you run in to a few spiders.
our host was great-he kept in touch prior to our stay and during-quick replies to emails/questions. the area was the perfect area-near the Metro and the tram, away from the crazy city center. Accommodations on a boat can be checked off my bucket list! thank you Jacob!
These few days in Amsterdam were very nice. The house-boat of Jacob, located in the south-east of Amsterdam, in the Plantage neighborhood on an arm lively during the day and quiet at night, sure adds to this experience. Jacob himself helped us and was available when it was needed. The area itself is very interesting (to visit : the HORTUS garden). You will find a good pizzeria at about 200 meters and shops nearby, beautiful architecture, outside the historic hyper-center and nonetheless quickly accessible. We hope to come back to Amsterdam and then take our bikes for cycling and discover its surroundings and its campaign. So Jacob, may be see you soon.
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