We were able to build our dream. A unique, modern and comfortable houseboat of 35 x 6 meters. Some call it a yacht-villa. We designed an independent studio in the bow of the boat. So you can share our experience of living the good life on the water.
The nautical boutique style studio is situated in the bow of houseboat "Tasmania". You get your own private space with a private entrance and en-suite bathroom with great shower and toilet. It has underfloor heating and is cosy and warm in the wintertime.
From the bed, you can look at the stars or the full moon. On the private deck you can enjoy a glass of wine and watch the sunset and the beautiful row of old seventeenth century warehouses.
The Tasmania lies at the edge of the city centre in the old woodharbor, a secret hideaway just around the corner of the bustling city centre. Quiet and beautiful, it is situated in the heart of the architectural redeveloped waterfront of Amsterdam.
- 5 minute walk to Jordaan neighborhood, the lovely canal district and the most popular shopping street of 2012: the Haarlemmerstraat.
- 10 minute walk to hip and happening Westerpark
- 15 minute walk to Central Station (or take bus 48)
- 2 minute walk to Tram stop (line 3 to Museum District: Van Gogh Museum, Rijks Museum, Stedelijk Museum and to the Concertgebouw)
- the boat can be reached from Central Station on foot, by bus, by car or by taxi. (only guests who park their car for free in Amsterdam Noord, need to take the free ferry back to the boat)
Good food in great restaurants is near at all times of the day and night. We are happy to provide you with a list of our favorites.
What you will receive as standard:
- A warm welcome
- Use of 2 bicycles
- Fast WiFi
- Ipod/ipad dock
- Satelite TV and DVD player
- Complimentary drinks and snacks in fridge
- Complimentary coffee and tea
- Basic kitchen with small fridge and microwave/convection oven
- Fresh luxury hotel towels, linen and bed sheets
- Use of Lonely Planet Amsterdam, Time Out Amsterdam, 100% Amsterdam
- Amsterdam map, tourist attraction leaflets
- Free parking in Amsterdam Noord if you arrive by car (we will mail you the details)
Looking forward to hosting you.
Me and my friend had a fabulous stay in the houseboat. It was much more than expected. Easy access and "check-in", bread, cookies, drink and enough supplies to eat some arrivalfood so we didnt have to stress to find a shop. The bikes used only 15 minutes to city centre and with taxi it was only 7-8 minutes so a very central and nice play to stay. Thank you so much for the high standard stay in you´re wonderful houseboat.
Sonja wasn't there, but her parents were when we arrived. Ralph was the best and kindest host we could ever ask for, he was a great help to us during our short stay in the Netherlands, and we would definitely come back to visit again. Hopefully next time we would be able to meet Sonja perhaps! Thank you so much again for hosting us, your boat was absolutely beautiful and the entire experience really made our visit to to Amsterdam an unforgettable one.
P.S. The cat (Boris I believe?) was amazing, I've never met a more friendly cat!
Cheryl and Audrey
Fantastic place and fantastic hosts who took care of everything, including fresh bread for breakfast. Wholeheartedly recommended!
An amazing place to stay! And the best place to welcome the new year. An absolutely wonderful experience, we wish we could have stayed a little longer...,
From the moment we arrived at the harbour and spotted the Tasmania we knew we were in for a fantastic time! A truly lovely place to spend your holiday down time, and her location is perfect if your looking to explore Amsterdam. Her owners Sonja and Michael have done such a perfect job of creating a masterpiece of a home to live in and it's a pleasure to spend time on board their dream boat. It completely made our Christmas holiday for us. Modern designed room, well thought out, comfy bed, mood lighting, tv, fridge, IPod Dock, coffee machine, spotlessly clean, and we were even left a full fridge and some food for breakfast to snack on. We would recommend a stay on board the Tasmania to anyone and hope to return in the future. Marie and Mark
My girlfriend and I had a quick weekend away in Amsterdam and the pleasure of staying in Sonja's beautiful houseboat. The boat is incredible as were our hosts. I would highly recommend it to everyone.
Abbiamo trascorso 3 notti nella spettacolare houseboat e che dire...un'esperienza fantastica e alternativa! la camera è deliziosa e dotata di ogni comfort, calda (nonostante il freddo polare esterno!) e accogliente. Sonja ci ha fatto inoltre trovare dell'ottimo vino e tutto il necessario per una squisita colazione. Consigliata a tutti quelli che vogliono vivere una particolare Amsterdam! Matteo e Livia
This was a fantastic stay and I would recommend to anyone wanting a beautiful, cosy and loving experience. It is easy to get to from the centre, peaceful and full of thoughtful touches like delicious muesli, coffee, bread etc. The whole space was gorgeous and my daughter and I have raved about Tasmania since our return.
Je recommande fortement ce lieu...original, propre et surtout un super accueil.
des petits details qui font plaisir mais je vous laisse la surprise !!!
Nous avons eu avant notre arrivée des explications pour aller au bateau ce qui nous a permis de trouver très rapidement !
Amsterdam est une ville trés agréable.
Si nous y retournons, nous irons chez Sonja !
Bon voyage à tous
Sonja ha sido una gran anfitriona, desde el primer dia nos trato estupendamente y en seguida nos sentimos como en nuestra casa. Nos tenia reservada una bienvenida de lujo con comida y bebida asi como toda clase de detalles para estar comodos en el barco, guias de la ciudad,recomendaciones,fotografias, wifi de alta velocidad, television hd internacional etc... y dos bicicletas para movernos por (website hidden) una pena que el tiempo halla sido lluvioso todos los dias que hemos estado alli, pero la experiencia ha sido unica, sin duda volveremos a visitar a Sonja a su marido y a su precioso gato.
Recomendamos la experiencia de vivir en un barco aunque sea con mal tiempo, es una sensacion unica y de lujo.