About This Listing
Always wanted to stay on a houseboat? This is your chance, stay in the “Aviva”! This stylish 2 bedroom houseboat is very comfortable for a couple with or without children. Perfectly located, just a stone throw away from the city center.
The houseboat consists of a big living room with huge luxurious kitchen, a double bedroom, a smaller bedroom with 2 bunk beds, bathroom and terrace on the water side.
The sofa in the livingroom turns into a comfortable double bed. There is a tv with dvd available and cable tv and wifi are free of charge.
The kitchen includes an oven, dishwasher, microwave, a nespresso coffee machine and all the crockery, cutlery and utensils you will need for your stay.
The smaller bedroom has two bunk beds. This room is more suitable for two children, but can sleep two adults. We should point out that space is limited in this room.
In the separate bathroom you will find a bathtub, shower, toilet, sink and washing machine and dryer for your use.
Outside on the waterside is a pretty terrace providing a wonderful relaxing place to sit and relax watching the world go by on the canal.
- cable TV and Wi-Fi are free of charge
- towels & bed linen are provided
- smoking is NOT allowed inside the boat
- coffee, tea and sugar are complimentary
The houseboat is exclusive and is completely private for you.
Interaction with Guests
I will be available for any questions, but won't be present in the houseboat.
This lovely houseboat is is well located in a neighborhood called “Oud West”. It’s just a short walk from many restaurants, cafes and shops, and within walking distance of Dam square
The neighborhood is the perfect base for experiencing all that Amsterdam has to offer with it's fantastic cafes, restaurants, coffee shops and bars. Oud West is a vibrant multicultural area and is located very close to the city centre. From your doorstep it's just a 2 minute walk to the area of "Jordaan", that oozes atmosphere with its narrow streets, picturesque canals, brown cafes, art galleries and unique shops.
The city center is on walking distance.
If you don't feel like walking, there is a tram stop around the corner, so the city center and the airport are easy to reach.
Unfortunately parking is quite expensive in our neighborhood, but if you don't need your car during your stay I can recommend cheaper places on the border of town.
If you are interested in renting a bicycle during your stay let me know. I can have them delivered to the houseboat for you.
Other Things to Note
STANDARD check-in from 2pm to 5pm
EARLY check-in between 9am - 2pm (only possible in case of vacancy)
LATE check-in between 5pm - 9pm = 25 euro fee
LATE check-in between 9pm - midnight = 50 euro fee
PERSONAL check-in directly at the apartment during office hours = 25 euro fee
Please feel at home, but don't forget you are staying in a residential neighborhood and be considerate of the neighbors. Parties and noise after 9pm are not allowed.
We (6 women) had a fantastic weekend in the Aviva houseboat. As written in the description the size of the boat is best for 4 people, but there was room for all of us, and most of the time we spend exploring lovely Amsterdam. Tired in the late afternoon the platform was perfect for a sundowner. Some chairs on the platform will improve the experience. The boat is perfectly situated. A quiet canal, but close to the center, trams, supermarkets, restaurants and shops. The communication with Annelies was easy all the way through. She responds very quickly. Check in and check out went smoothly. Thank you for a nice stay.
Nous avons passé un très beau et agréable sejour dans le houseboat d'Annelies au bord d'un sympathique et calme canal. Le logement est très propre et bien equipe, un peu a l'écart de l'agitation de la ville mais très facile d'accès en tram. Très bon accueil, rien a redire.
Francoise et Jerome LIZE
The houseboat was good and we had wonderful time there. Annelise was very helpful with good travel tips, places to eat and responded quickly to requests. I can definitely give her and her houseboat my best recommendations. Thanks.
Nice neighborhood, houseboat ok, a little tired and would benefit from a new sofa bed, but overall a decent enough stay; just beware the additional charges for checking in after 6pm €25 or after 9pm (9.15 in our case) €50 which to be honest felt like a bit of a robbery.
I'm sorry to hear you were a bit disappointed about the boat. I try to be as transparent as possible about the extra charges and so it's clearly stated in the listing. I hope you had a good holiday despite. Thank you for your feedback!
Buena localización. Apartamento muy agradable y completo, acogedor, muy calentito para los días de gran viento y frío que tuvimos. Excelentes consejos de visitas al llegar por la anfitriona. Muy divertida experiencia para ir con (website hidden) gracias!!! De parte de toda la familia.
We had wonderful time on this lovely houseboat! The location is perfect, close to the quarter with main museums and to the center of Amsterdam. Also there is a lot of wonderful restaurtants and foodstores near the boat. We've found wonderful place near the boat - Foodhallen. The area is very quiet there, so it is very comfortable and peaceful to stay on the houseboat. Inside there is everything you need starting from appliences to kitchen utensils. Everything is very clean. We will definitely return to this boat next time in Amsterdam!
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About the Host, Annelies
I'm an Amsterdam host who loves traveling and meeting new people. If you have any special requests for your stay or need information on places to go, eat, drink, please do not hesitate to drop me a line. I will try to answer you as best as I can to make your stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible.