You enter the houseboat from the square directly in front of the 'Stopera'. Down about 5 steps you can go left to a small bedroom (sleeps 2), straight ahead to the rather large bathroom with toilet, seperate bath and shower. If you go right you enter the fully equipped kitchen and the living room. At the dining table you can sit and enjoy the view over the most central bit of the river Amstel. Of course there is also a comfortable couch and a sofa-bed to sleep 2. From the living room you enter the master bedroom with a nice double bed. If the weather is good you can also enjoy the terrace which has sun whenever it shines! From the terrace you'll see the river Amstel, the famous Blauwbrug (Blue bridge) and the Opera.
At first you will be surprised with how quiet and peaceful it is on the inside of the boat. On a good day there will be a lot of boats active on the water and you'll feel you are at the most central point of Amsterdam. Living on a boat like this gives you all the comfort (central heating, airconditioning, cable tv, et cetera), but also a feeling best described as 'freedom'. The boat is fixed of course, but the slight movements give you the feeling you are not attached to the rest of the world.
Being as much central as you can get there is A LOT to do in the neighbourhood. The Utrechtsestraat with the best restaurants, Rembrandt square entertainment area, Waterloo square flee market, Nieuwmarkt cafés, red ligth district, Hermitage museum (with temporarily also the Van Gogh Museum), the Rembrandt house, et cetera - everything is there! Especially nice is a great store open from 8 in the morning to 2 in the night.
If for some reason you want to visit other areas in the city, the metro and tram are just a few steps away (subway services 51, 53 and 54, trams 9 and 14, nightbuses (phone number hidden) and 363). Amsterdam Central station takes about 3 minutes and the tram takes you in just a few minutes to the Jordaan or in the other direction Artis ZOO.
Extra options are breakfast, fill-the-fridge, a private boat tour and a parking space. Hope to welcome you soon!
Excellent séjour sous le soleil néerlandais. Emplacement idéal pour visiter à pied. Accueil chaleureux et grande disponibilité de Dan. Péniche confortable et très bien aménagée avec un plus ,le garage à proximité pour une venue en voiture. Bref une adresse à retenir et à conseiller .on a beaucoup aimé.
Accueil parfait, emplacement superbe, séjour à renouveler dès que possible.
Tres bon accueil de Daan, localisation de la peniche parfaite a proximite du metro. A tester aux beaux jours merci a tres bientot.
We had a great time, the boats location is excellent on the edge of Central Amsterdam and close to Rembrandt square, with a large supermarket close by as well. The boat had everything we needed and we will definitely be going back again.
We were welcomed by the friendly cleaning lady, and also the contact with Daan was good. And he let us check out at 12.30 with no problem.
The boat is located on a great location, very central, walkable to every main attraction.
I have rented a lot of times a houseboat in Amsterdam, and it's the best way (for me) to experience Amsterdam.
Unfortunately the boat of Daan was a big disappointment. I was embarrassed offering the boat to my wedding-guests.
There is 1 good 2 persons bed, the other 2 persons beds are really small and are good for children but not for 2 adults.
The door of the bathroom cabin was broken, the furniture looks poor and the overall look of the boot looks poor (it has been painted white, but I guess that was a lot of years ago). With the money that you pay for the boot of Daan there are much better boats available in the center of Amsterdam.
I will not go back to that boat and I will not recommend this boat to any other people.
Daan is a great host and was very accommodating when we arrived. The boat is brilliant and even with 6 people staying there was plenty of room. Our stay in Amsterdam was made even better for staying on Daans boat.
stayed at Daan place number 19 Amstel, the accommodation was fantastic for all 4 of us, location was perfect and def consider going back and staying on the same boat
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