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!
Daan was a wonderful host. He was always available and was very helpful with all of our needs. He even gave us recommendations on good places to eat. The boat was very comfortable and cozy. There were six of us staying on the boat and we had a very good time. Our only concern was the sharing of toilet, but with a bit of planning we worked it out. The hot water never ended and the boat was very warm. We also had plenty of extra comforters, sheets and towels more than enough for the 6 of us... We wouldn't hesitate to stay there at our next visit.
Thank you for everything Daan!
Staying on Daan's houseboat is one of the nicest ways of making holiday i've done till today.
AMAZING Location!!! 6 of us stayed on the boat and had plenty of room. Bathroom is very big. The views from the top of the boat were picturesque and there was enought room for all 6 to sit. I will 100% be staying here again.Thank you Daan.
Bellissima barca. Daan (il titolare) è una persona squisita che si mette a disposizione per qualunque cosa.
Soggiornare in un houseboat al centro della città è stata un esperienza affascinante. Lo consiglio a tutti. :)
A unique house boat experience ! Very well placed and very Nice !
To this is to be added that Daan was the perfect host !! Thank you for all Daan. I only stay one night and would have loved to stay 1 month ;-)
I do recommend !!
My family and I stayed in this fantastic houseboat for two nights - we wished we could have stayed longer! It is wonderfully located - within easy walking distance to attractions and restaurants/pubs, and right next to a tram and metro stop. The houseboat itself is very comfortable after a long day of visiting Amsterdam and our host Daan was very welcoming and informative. Overall a wonderfully unique experience and very well recommended!
The Houseboat is beautiful.
And Daan is really courteous.
When you need something, he helps anytime.
We had a great time on the houseboat.
we would go again anytime
What an amazing place to stay! We couldn't have been happier staying on this amazing houseboat for New Years 2013/14.
The boat is really easy to find and easy to get to using public transport. Booking and arranging to meet Daan when we arrived was really simple. The houseboat itself is perfectly located to sightsee, with the Metro just round the corner, tram stations nearby and the canal boat/taxi just a few metres away. The centre is well within walking distance too.
The boat itself was so comfortable, with everything we needed. The living space is spacious and the boat has all the amenities you could need (including a lovely bath to soak your tired feet!). The views from the houseboat are beautiful, and you can spend the day waving to people on the other boats going past from the terrace! We were warm and comfortable throughout our whole stay.
We just wish that we had booked to stay a little longer! I would much rather stay somewhere as unique as this than in a conventional hotel.
Daan was so welcoming, friendly and very helpful... we felt like nothing would have been too much trouble for him. We will DEFINITELY be booking to stay here again - hopefully very soon!
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Difficile de trouver un endroit aussi parfait! Cette nuit sur cette péniche est un vrai rêve d'enfant réalisé. Un souvenir magnifique! Nous espérons pouvoir revenir vite et beaucoup plus longtemps! Merci Daan pour votre magnifique accueil, aide et disponibilité!